Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Project

Well just for a change I decided to make this bundle to honor Mabon, the celebration of the second harvest. I am in another swap on for these bundles. I thought they were pretty.

Today at Wednesday demo we made some yo-yo's with Clover's new yo-yo makers. We made the traditional round and then a heart. They were very cool! I think I may get the heart shape but feel like I can do the round ones faster without the tool. Anyway, there is a flower shaped one also but did not get to see as they were all sold out:(

We are in the middle of a cold spell and I have had the heaters on all day. YIKES! I am not sure I am ready for winter yet. I had to bring my tomato plant in as we were getting frost every morning. I have it in my dining room.

Thanks for dropping in!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jewels of Virginia

So, once again Stitchin' Post has begun another season of Stash Bashers! YIPPEE!!!! Sunday we got the new pattern assignment. It is called Queen of Tarts, but I renamed mine to Jewels of Virginia. Why, you may ask? Well, mom and dad went to Virginia on vacation and they brought me back a bundle of fat quarters that were all jewel tones. I have had them FOREVER and finally decided to use them in this new quilt. So today my wonderful friend Teresa came over for our regular sewing Monday and I cut out the pieces and then proceeded to sew 72 little hourglass blocks that will make up the stars. My back is cramping and my butt hurts. Trust me when I tell you that that is a lot of flesh to be hurtin'! But I am excited about this quilt and think it will be just beautiful when I finish it later this week.

I finished the binding on the snowman wall hanging. I am pleased that I finally finished something!!!!!!

Anyway, that's about it for now. I will post as the jewel quilt progresses...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Ready for Something New?

I have become addicted to swapping. Take a look at and see if there is anything there for you. I have just joined a fabric swap

Swap-bot swap: From Your Stash Fabric Swap
I swap with Swap-bot!

I did a search of the site under fabric and there it was!

I have been busy working on some little things with my new sewing machine. I machine quilted a wall hanging and just sewed the binding to it. I still have to turn it and sew it down on the back.

I also attached a photo I took of a storm coming in. I thought it was pretty neat looking. Well this beautiful storm gave us a wildfire that forced the evacuation of 1,200 homes! Crazy. So I was busy working the ambulance while our crews worked the fire. It is almost out now and no homes were lost.

Anyway, that's about it for now. I am working hard on getting some new things for you to look at on this blog. Stick with me, OK?