Friday, September 12, 2014

Bed Head and Label

Hello Fellow Quilters
 
I had the unfunniest thing happen to me. But it sounds a bit funny.
 
I fell out of bed and cracked my head.
(No more Monkeys jumping on the bed!)
 
So I had to have stitches and I have a concussion. 
That concussion thing is not fun.  I'm often nauseous.
And I haven't been able to quilt - but oh do I ever want to.
Nor can I stand to do much of anything, like write, clean (oh darn!), cook (double darn! hahaha) so that's why I haven't posted in a while.
 
Today is the last day to take our quilts down to the County Fair.
So I sewed a little label last night for it and then thought, why not make it a pocket?
A little pocket to hide something in when it's hanging up. How fun is that? 
 
I'm very happy to finally be putting something in the fair.
 
Happy Stitching,
 
Linda

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Home Improvements

Every year for the past 10 years we have made a home improvement on our house.
 
I really wanted to plant some fruit trees - but it's the wrong time of year.
 
One of the problems with our house is from day one the coloring on the bottom of the house is off color.   This is the outside of the house next to the garage door.
The Builder had repainted it 3 times - and each time it ends up being discolored again.
 
So our solution and home improvement for this year is to add

this stone work. 
(you can see where it is being held up by some extra stones until it's dried)

I love the way it looks!

Linda


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stuck - Stuck - Stuck

I love this quilt -
 But....
(you could tell a "but" was coming couldn't you?)
 
But I'm STUCK.  I may love the simplicity of this quilt but I need it to be bigger to be more useful.
  
It has set in my drawer for years waiting for an answer.
 
Borders?  No Borders and live with it being too short?  It's 50 by 60.
 
This morning I was working on it before going to work. 
And yes, that is my foot. :-)
 
Neptune came over and laid on it.  I didn't see her and accidentally stepped on her nose.  Yikes!!  No more quilts the same colors as my doggies!
She wasn't hurt, thank goodness. 

Help!  What are your thoughts?

Hanging by a Thread,
Linda


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Super Easy way to Update a Tee Shirt

What you are about to see will not blow your mind. 
It will however give Troy the styling that he's known for.
 
The New and Improved T-shirt.
 
Rosanna (that's my daughter) added a pocket to Troy's t-shirt.
 To be in style this pocket needs to be of a different print.
 Simple enough, don't you think?
And here's the little man.  He looks quite pleased with it.

Do you think he knows that he's cute? 
No, not yet.  But he will some day.  And then heaven help us!

Let me know if you see this new style around, or if you add some pockets to your shirts.

Happy Stitching,

Linda

 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Done and Done (Flower Wreath Wall Hanging)

 I'm Done! I'm Done! I'm Done!!!
(Can you tell I'm excited?) And I've even turned in my entry form to the County Fair.
May I say there is just nothing like having a finished project to make you want to run down to the Quilt Store and buy 10 more projects!
 
I totally loved doing the swirls on the little quilt.  I'm still surprised.  When I originally started making quilts I did not even want to learn to free motion quilt much less do something intrique like that.
 
I have go now and blask in the joy of my finished project.
 
Before I leave - here's a picture of Little Baby Lily and her cat, Hobbs.

 
Happy Stitching
and Kitty Cuddling if you've got one.

Linda
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Working Wednesday

I've been busy working on my wall hanging.  I've so enjoyed quilting it. I'm even considering entering it in our fair, which is right around the corner.  I have my application all filled out. 

Now that I have it all bound and pretty much ready to go - I looked up how to hang a quilt.  The Crafty Quilter has a great method using a yard stick. After seeing her post, I'm realizing that maybe I was supposed to put the hanging sleeve on before the binding.  Well, shoot!  We wouldn't want to do things the right way - would we? 
I hope to have a picture of the finish quilt tomorrow.  I'm thinking of putting two bows on it using this seersucker fabric.  Is that fabric a no-no in the quilting world?  I used this to bind the quilt too.  The color is just perfect.

I have no delusions of winning any prizes - that's not why I want to enter.  I just thought it would be fun to share.  I didn't even realize there were prizes until I got the entry form.
 
Happy Stitching,
Linda 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FNSI Results


Happy Times for me.

 My lovely Babylock machine is back at home.
 I do love this machine - it sews like a dream and so quietly.
 
My husband is such a dear – he found the place to have it fixed. He called, delivered and picked it up. I had it back the next day.  Don’t you love that kind of quick turn around.   

Then I had problems with my computer. It would not let me onto blogger!  It's been days! Finally today I deleted everything (cookies, places, passwords) and now I can post.

On Friday night (FNSI) I worked on my quilting.  I was a bit worried I would forget how to do the swirls.  But it's like riding a bike.  And just as fun. Here is what I completed Friday night.
 Is that the worst picture or what? 
 
Oh I forgot to tell you, I did some bedazzeling on it.
 
 Do you see how puffy it is in the center?  I was so worried about that. When I asked my quilty friends they just said "Eh".  (Like what's that suppose to mean? Don't worry about it?)
 
Well it just quilted up smooth as cream; no creases or folds.
 
 Do I need to say I'm just so pleased with this.  Honestly, I had no idea I could even do this.  Now to cut and attach the binding.
 
Happy Stitching,
Linda