Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas Through The Year …(under the wire)!!

Earlier today I was thinking I would just whip up something really quick to get in under the September 30 deadline for this months present.  Two hours ago I was thinking …I’m  not going to have time to make anything not to mention I didn’t even have an idea :-( !!!  Think, think, think.  Then it hit me.  My friend Jan had made me the most wonderful journal for Xmas last year…. it had a paper type cover, and she stitched some wonderful patches on it.  A few months back I had found the same journals and put them away.  So about an 006hour ago, I Heat n Bonded, and did a simple stitch…added some stickers and tada …two presents done!!!  Whewwww, what a huge relief.  Check over at Allie’s and see what others have done.  I am quite sure they weren’t last minute Annie’s like me !!!!

Last Saturday was Quilts of Valor, and for a fund raiser we made chicken pincushions.  These were007

my test chickens…smile girls!!!  A bit of a challenge for me but I did manage to get some done.  Sadly I forgot to take their pictures.

At 001  friendship group this week  we got to see a finished Farmers Wife quilt….AMAZING!!!!!  I just love those blocks.  Think this will have to go in my “make it when life slows down file”!!!

Well that’s a wrap for me.  I will be MIA for a bit, but there will lots of stories and pictures to share when I get back!  Happy weekend everyone.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Already?!!

Yes it is, and I have something big to be tickled about.  My friend Lani had knee replacement surgery over a week ago.   Talking to her over the weekend was such a relief…she sounded so positive and looking ahead to a knee with no pain….YIPEEE!!!  We had lunch a couple months ago and it was very apparent the pain she was in… BIG HUGS  to you Lani!!


Then there’s this wonderful Boo banner courtesy of Ivonne at The Crackling Crows.   Such pretty pictures of her banners on her blog!!!  Love the linen fabric, but also she has the most wonderful wooden banners in her Etsy shop, and there’s still plenty of time for holiday orders.

Then a bit of sewing happened003.  I finished the Dinosaur Train bags for the Dots….oh wait, liar, liar….my friend Ruthie finished them!! We were at friendship group last week and she started to show me how to finish up the sides and she just finished them both for me.  What a friend, and the Dots loved them!  I however finished a pillowcase all013

by myself for Big Dot!!  I know that’s a pretty pitiful sewing report but I am sewing at warp speed with my binding business.  We have an adventure ahead of us next week….report to come later!009

Fall is playing a game of hide and seek with us.  We had one whole day of the coolest weather.  I even opened up all the windows in the house…so nice!!  But then that pesky heat tricked us and heated things up again!001

This is what I want to be making next…it’s part of the Calendar Quilt hangie thingies!!  Which reminds me I have two days to whip up a  Christmas present for Allie’s club.  Guess I better think of something that’s quick and easy!!  Happy mid week everyone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

I have missed quite a number of Tuesdays so it’s nice to be back in business and to share some pinkness!!!

  Our quilt retreat over the weekend was so much fun.  Our friend Pat opened her beautiful home to eight of us for a full weekend of quilting, eating, laughing and more eating and laughing.  So very nice and she was such an amazing hostess.  I on the other hand was a very bad 001photographer, with only a couple pictures  to share.   Both amazing quilts and such totally different styles. 





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I can show for my weekend retreat sewing.  I can tell you there were two top secret Xmas projects made!!!

Yesterday we spent the day with The Dots, again no pictures, but believe me there was lots of playing going on.  I was out in the backyard with Big Dot and said, “It’s pretty hot out here”….Big Dot said to me “Nana you can sit in the shade”!!


I just have to share this picture of our girl.  It was taken in Yosemite when we were all there.  It brings a very happy and proud smile to my face every time I look at it!!

Please feel free to join Allie and myself and share what Tickles you!!  Happy Tuesday everyone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back Again

 006 The view for this week and oh yes, cool weather…ahhhhh!  Yes I’m spoiled and lucky.  It was a whole week of relaxing and not doing much of anything….again, ahhhh!!!!  Golfing and reading for       Mr. P and for me………….. I worked on my Designer BOM’s007 and got all three done including the stem/leaf sections.  Love these sweet blocks.  Kimberly and the girls at Fat Quarter Shop outdid themselves!!!008

Ruthie, one of the gals in my friendship group, gave us all a lesson last week on making these cute mesh bags.  I am working on a couple for The Dots out of Dinosaur Train fabric.  That is the cutest show.  Anyway, I finished adding the top bands and handles and next week Ruthie will show me how to finish them up.009

There was also some time to put the binding on my friend Carol’s watermelon quilt….stinkin’ cute I have to say, and rick rack around the inner border, well again stinkin’ cute!

Yes I am spoiled.  My friend Pat is a hosting a quilt retreat this weekend at her house, so I will be packing up some projects and heading out tomorrow night for a weekend of sewing.  As Mrs. Goodneedle would say, “life is good”!  Off to see what is going on in blogland.  Happy weekend everyone.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless America

Forever in our thoughts and prayers.  You will never be forgotten.  God Bless America.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beautiful Yosemite


We are back tonight from a great week in Yosemite.   I just can’t get over how beautiful it is and pictures just can’t seem to capture the grandeur of it all…especially my pictures :-)!

We had so much fun and part of the time our girl and her guy were with us.  Here they are hiking up013 to get a closer look at Bridal Veil Falls.  Oh to be young and limber again!


Although I have to say the view from where we were was mighty pretty!! 


A breathtaking view of Half Dome.  Mr. P, our girl and her guy made the hike to North Dome.  I stayed at camp and did some cutting……..019

The first three blocks for the Designer BOM are cut and ready to go.  Then there was some time left for reading.  Loved this book.  Good thing their hike was almost all day, because I just couldn’t put it down!

Home tonight and back to reality, or I should say laundry but thankfully I’m almost done!   Waiting for me in the stack of mail was a box from my Santa Sack  partner Amanda.   028  I LOVE it, and inside are two sweetly wrapped presents that can’t be opened till Xmas… tempting!!!!  Thanks Amanda, it couldn’t be more perfect.

Wishing you all a very happy Friday!