Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow Storm

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We are getting hit with a blizzard...wind gusts up to 40 mph....
I live about 15 miles north of Philadelphia...
The Eagles game was cancelled until Tuesday...
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter declared a snow emergency at 2pm today and told
everyone to stay off the roads...
My sister had a post-Christmas breakfast family
get together this morning...
as soon as we saw the snow falling (1pm) we started home...
visibility was not that great then.....
we made it home safe and sound....
no problems...
If you are travelling....stay safe....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas...From Me to You...


 
May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas
for the wonderful gift of Jesus
and the joy He brings to our lives.
Have a wonderful Christmas
and a Blessed New Year

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Table runner Completed

I have finally finished my 2nd table runner....
this is a Christmas gift for another family member..
(I can't mention any names....)
This is the same QAYG table runner that
I made previously....
I backed it with the same material as I did with the first one
This one is also reversible.....


The colors are more burgundy than red....
Now all I need to do is wrap it....
....Merry Christmas....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Trying to be Jolly....

I am trying to be jolly...but it is hard since I had to do a system recovery on my computer...
6 hours on the phone with Gateway and still not finished....
I did manage to back all of the files...wheww!!! and my outlook express and address book....
another wheww!!!  I cannot image trying to remember all of this stuff...so please everyone
remember to do a regular backup of your system...
I have Windows XP and my computer is 7 years old...so now I have to update my computer
with 7 years of updates....eek!!!
I am trying to finish a table runner in the midst of all of this..
but I keep on saying...this too, shall pass..sigh....
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Finished Project

I previously blogged about the fabric I purchased and now I am ready to
 show you what I made...
another table runner....


this is a Christmas gift for a family member
this one is a little different from the one
I made for myself as I made it reversible..



instead of backing it with muslin like I did mine...
I backed it with a Fall/Autumn fabric
now the table runner can be used for a
few holiday months..

When I showed my "other" family member
the table runner, she admired it
and I think that was a hint that
she would like one....
don't you think?
Well, now I need to make another one..
and I thought I was finished...LOL...
back to the fabric store for more
fabric.....
I hope everyone is enjoying themselves
getting ready for the holidays...
there are so many gifts being made...giveaways....
and fun things going on in blogland...

Until next time....




Friday, December 10, 2010

A GO...Giveaway!!

Tracyjay Quilts is having a GO giveaway.....
head on over to her website

Quilt Hope In  is asking for quilters to make a quilt
and they will put it up for sale on their
soon to be etsy shop raising money for
Haitian kids...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Gift

I thought I was finished sewing for Christmas...but then I thought I would make
a family member a table runner for the Christmas table..so off to the fabric
store I go...this is what I bought....


I will show you what it looks like when
completed...
off to the sewing machine...



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Window Decorating


Yesterday I decorated our front window...



I made the ceramic Christmas tree (40" high)
many years ago and it is perfect
for a picture window...the little bulbs
light up at night...
the two dolls are Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus
Annalee Dolls...(sorry you are looking
at their backs) and the two large
Christmas balls overhead kind of fill up
the top of the window....



Friday, December 3, 2010

A Giveaway!!!

Geta is having a giveaway....head on over to her blogspot and see the beautiful pattern
she is giving away....

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Decorating

I decided  that I was going to start my
Christmas decorating today…

I think I will start in the dining room...
(I have to start somewhere..lol)

The runner is a quilt-as-you-go
 tablerunner that I
made last year...





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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pink Fig Design is having a Holiday Giveaway!!


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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blogging friends....

we all have so much to be thankful for....

may you all have a blessed day...

Thank Him




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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Giveaway!!!!!

Do you love beautiful fabric....


is have a giveaway.....

head on over to the blog and take a look


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Above All Fabric.....So Beautiful

Melanie at Above All Fabric is having a giveaway....all you have to do is go to her website and wish...wish for anything you may purchase from the 3 gift certificates she is giving away.....I saw 3 collections I would absolutely purchase...what a great giveaway....just go to her blog and get all the details....I am sure once you see her blog you will be a follower.....


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Another Giveaway!!!!

Head on over to Canton Quilts.....they are having a great giveaway

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Finished my Weekend of Organizing

I set time aside this weekend so I could organize my fabric....

This is what I started with



The process I used was laying the material out,

selvages together and placing a 6" x 24"

ruler on top of the material....



you then proceed to wrap the material around

the ruler......



continuing until you get to the end....


you then slide the ruler out and fold the right and left sides

to the middle and then fold again

until you end up with .....this....


it is then small enough to fit inside one of those

plastic "under the bed" containers....which will

look like this....



it is easy peasy, once you get started...

I actually finished with 4 containers

filled.....



Friday, November 12, 2010

Time to organize my fabric….

I am going to set some time aside this weekend

to organize my fat quarters and the rest

of my stash…..

 

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I have started … but now I am going

to set my mind to it and get it finished!!

 

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Thank you, to all that have served and are serving our Great Country, the USA!!!  Without all of you, we

 would not have the freedom that you all fought for...freedom is not free and it does come with a price...'



Thank a Veteran today, for your freedom!!!

God Bless the USA!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Making Mittens

My friend needed some gift card holders for Christmas gifts and I told her I have a design she might like....mittens...she could put the gift card inside and then the mitten could be hung on the tree and used as a Christrmas ornament....I have an embroidery machine which I used to embroider the design...it was done completely in the hoop...lots of fun to make...she was very happy with the results....

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Mailman Was At My Door Today!!!

I heard the bell ring, the dog bark...the mailman was delivering a package....It was from Pam from Mama Sparks......





I quickly opened up the box....



Wow...look what was inside......




The Halloween Schlep bag...how cute is this...all of the beautiful Halloween fabrics in and outside of the bag...inside the bag were the fabric squares and the black material and the autographed pattern....and something extra...a little box with magnets....and a kind note from Pam...



I can't wait to start this quilt....this is so much fun.....

Thank you, Pam

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Won...Not Once....But Twice....!!!!

I received an email this morning...because I was a winner in the Fall Into Fall Giveway....so excited...I never win anything....This is what I won from Living4Quilting........

I can't wait to get it....so exciting.....


And then......

I get another email from Mama Sparks...telling me I am a winner in the Fall Into Fall Giveway....

Whopee....like I said, I never win anything and here I am winning two giveways.......and guess what I won....


A Halloween Schlep bag...with something in it....an autographed pattern Fair and Square from
Amanda Jean of Crazy mom quilts!!!

and


Halloween Fabric......how exciting...Mama Sparks is sending me the blocks and the black fabric for the sashing and the binding!!!

This has been so exciting for me, the first giveaway that I have participated in....

Thank you, both, for your generosity!!! 




Meadowsweet 2 from TALK ABOUT FABRIC!!!

Head on over to TALK ABOUT FABRIC they are giving away Meadowsweet 2

Monday, October 4, 2010

Alderwood Quilts is having a giveway

hurry on over to Alderwood Quilts...they are having a great giveaway..a GO!!!
Clicking on the side bar will get you there...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Into Fall Quilters Blog Give Away

Hurry and sign up for the Quilters Blog Give away....starting October 1 until October 15...there are so many quiliting bloggers who are giving away freebies as well as companies who are also participating....click on the scarecrow and he will take you to the site..

Monday, September 20, 2010

Finally Finished My Quilt

I have finally finished quilting my quilt...I put the binding on and now I will hand stitch the binding...I am very happy with the way it turned out...are there mistakes...YES....but for my first full size quilt I am relatively happy with it....I need to practice machine quilting with my domestic machine....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quilting away

I started to quilt the quilt...I decided to do a stippling design...oh my, what was I thinking....I am using all of my patience doing this on my domestic sewing machine...for the first time, never did a quilt this big....only smaller ones...I have consumed our DR table...it is the only place big enough to do this...

Monday, August 30, 2010

My first full size quilt

I am currently working on a Bonnie Scotsman Quilt.  I am making it to cover a sofa bed.  It is approximately 87" x 77".   I have sewn it altogether and pinned it.  I am so happy I have a large DR table.  My husband put in the leaf and the pads and I pinned it on there.  I figured it would be alot better than laying it out and pinning it on the floor...and better for my back...


Friday, August 20, 2010

Joined "The Painted Quilt" Blog

I happened to stumble upon a wonderful blog spot "The Painted Quilt".  Kaaren does beautiful quilts as well as create patterns that she shares.  I just started downloading her BOM of Raggedy Ann and Andy...so cute.  The second block was just posted so I need to hurry and do my two blocks before the 20th of next month.  I am also working on my first full size quilt ...I will post some pictures of the blocks...
Here is the block I am working on...I need to make 56 of them...


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just started blogging

This blogging is new to me although I have read so many blogs that you would have thought I would have had one by now.  I love to sew, quilt and machine embroider.  I hope to share some of my experiences and ideas on my blog.