Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and will have a wonderful new year.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Joey - back from the groomer

Joey, back from visiting his girlfriends at the groomer's.  All I have to say is, "Do you want to go see your girlfriends?" and he is at the door ready to go.  Thankfully, he's always just as ready to come home, all sweet-smelling and looking good.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I finished the embroidery of the Vintage Postcard last night; now I have to get the pillow form for it and finish it up.  I have two big projects to trace, just need to decide which one to start first.  I hope to get some done this week, but we'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm missing my needle and thread -- not literally missing, but longingly missing.  I haven't done anything in a week and a half due to taking care of some health things, organizing/cleaning out around the house, and not being happy with how my latest project was going.  I think it's time to take it out of the bag and look at it again and either decide if it's a total bust or seeing it's OK, that it was my mood of the day the last time I looked at it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage Postcard

A new embroidery project -- it will be a pillow in a few days.  I have to add the borders and finish just a little bit on the top.  I hadn't marked fabric or done embroidery in a long time so I'm hoping the next one is traced a little better and my stitches are more even.  I think embroidery is my favorite thing to do!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I finished a quilt top from the Jelly Roll Quilts book.  It's called "Garden Trellis."  For me, this was a new way of cutting the blocks and it was fun.  I have the backing piece and might get that done today so it can go to the quilter soon.

The Redwork Christmas is a total finish with the binding added.  I can't wait until December to hang it.

Friday night and yesterday were marathon sewing events here and I made great progress on my next top.  Now to cut all those sewn-together strips into blocks and start sewing again.  I'm really excited about this one and hope to have it put together quickly.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A close-up of one of the placemats
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Fall Placemats Done - Almost

Fall placemats that still need the opening stitched and then some some stitch-in-the-ditch to finish them off.
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GFG Progress

Progress to date on my Grandmother's Flower Garden
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

These blocks were purchased from Ebay a few years back and I got them assembled into a top.  Had a hard time getting perfect seam matching but finally got it together.  If I had it to do over again, I would have taken it to a class and had them help me with getting it put together better.  Next time!

Saturday, January 1, 2011