Saturday, January 29, 2011

Word Up Sewing Party

Here's my update and I am happy to report a finish, for our Word Up Sewing Party!!!  Such a fun afternoon of sewing with the Word Up Girls!!  Tomorrow is a Quilt Till You Wilt day at my LQS and my new pincushion will be attending, a reminder of my word and all you ladies.  Thanks Kelly and Kris for hosting such a fun sewing party.
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Today is our Word Up Sewing Party.  Kelly and Kris thought it would be fun if we all worked on a project that reminds us of the word we picked for the year....mine is "Gratitude".  She will have Mr Linky going so we can check in and see what everyone is working on. What a great way to spend Saturday afternoon!

I decided to make a heart pincushion from an old quilt block I've been hoarding...with the word "Gratitude"embroidered and buttonholed on.  I embroider at a snails pace!!!  Have my snacks ready, and I will be
watching a marathon showing of Top Chef!!!!!

So.....ready set EMBROIDER!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday!

The title makes no sense...I just couldn't come up with anything and the last few days have been filled with fun...well I'm just Tickled Pink!
Saturday was party day for our little dot...a whole one year old!  Gotta start the day with some milk...partying is hard!!  There was a wonderful birthday cake and thank goodness big brother was there to help blow out the CANDLE!!!  Lots of laughing and playing in the park and PRESENTS!!!!!  Too bad nana doesn't know how to work the new camera.....most of the photos were set on video...OPPS!

Then to top it off our girl came home for a few days...lots of talking, laughing, and shopping and playing with the Dots!!  We can never get enough Dot time!
Rooting through my sewing closet I came across this quilt I had stuck away with no binding...problem solved..binding done!!!  Then my friend Carol gifted me with this cute summertime raw edge quilt....LOVE IT.....I am so lucky!!!

Wednesday's are my quilty friends day...breakfast in the morning and then Wednesday night sit and sew. You can bet there will be some chatting going on. 
Wishing you all a very, very happy mid week from Big Dot and me!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In Update

 I love these Friday Night Sew-Ins and this one for me was pretty darn productive!  Got the snowman/snowflake topper quilted, buttons on, and binding excited about this!!!   Then those happy reindeer guys got pieced together and borders on!...actually did this Friday morning!  I'm leaving the quilting on this one to a professional.  Thanks Heidi and Bobbi for coordinating this fun monthly sew-in. The snowman/snowflake topper is my January finish for Allie's Christmas Club.  Such a great idea....finish a present a month.  Thanks Allie for coming up with such a great club to keep us on track.   Check it out here!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snowmen and Reindeers Oh My!!

Friday night is Friday Night Sew-In so I'm setting out some goals for myself.  Finish the cute snowman/snowflake topper (yes quilting it myself with no whimpering), maybe quilting the snowman runner (yes that is a maybe, depending on how the quilting of the topper goes), and finishing the piecing on the cute reindeer/package runner.  Both the Snowman and Reindeer Tablerunners are Cleo And Me patterns and you can get them at Daisy Cottage.

Saturday our Baby Dot turns 1, so party time!!  Where has the year gone.  Happy mid week friends!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Word Up!

Kelly, our fearless leader of the Charming Girls Quilt Club has set a challenge to us........."We're choosing a word the identifies what we'd like to see more of in our lives in 2011 - what we want to cultivate in our lives!  It's a word to reflect on throughout the year - and to help us "live our best life" as Oprah would say!"   I thought this would be easy to pick a word, but I've had to sit with this for a few days and then it came to me.  GRATITUDE...a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.  That's it!! Eureka!!!  I have so much to be thankful for.  My wonderful sweet family, my extended family and my many "in" person friends and bloggy friends, all of which are always there to support and encourage me.   I am very, very lucky.  Kelly, in her words, said she stole this idea from Diane, one of our Charming girls, but I'm going to say borrow!  Thanks to Kelly and Diane....I am so grateful to you both for coming up with such a wonderful idea!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It’s January??

Wow, time flies!  Christmas and New Years were so much fun in Polkadotland.  We have lots to be thankful and grateful for.  So much time spent with family and friends….parties. lunches, dinners and seeing it all through the eyes of our little Dots…..a joyful season for sure.
My friend Carol gave me this wonderful quilt for my birthday…I started one quite a while back and gave up on it…I feel so lucky to have it from her.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!079
I finished a mini pineapple topper, and got the binding on the topper I made at quilt camp078 .
Some goodies came from Daisy Cottage…..077
speaking of  Daisy Cottage, have you seen all the wonderful Red Valentine goodness over there?  Kits, kits and more kits!!   
Sadly it was time to take all the decorations down and get focused on the year ahead and get back to some quilting!097
This was started before Christmas, but now has become a UFO for this year……Happy New Year bloggy friends!!!  UPDATE!
I had several emails about the sweet snowman's called Snowy Day, by Ashby's Attic and she has a blog which I linked to!