count down to christmas

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dresden quilt

Another finished quilt.  This is a dresden quilt and it is made in 30's fabrics.
The quilting on it is stippling around the dresden blocks and ruler work in the blue area. 
There is also a little flower in the corners of the white blocks.  
In the small white border I used a stencil.  In the blue border I done stippling. 
The quilt has a beautiful yellow backing. 
I learned a lot while making this quilt because this was my first attempt at ruler work.
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Another quilt finished.

This quilt was made for a young man that outgrew a quilt that i made him when he was very little. He loves quilts and that makes me soo happy.  I call this my Ocean Quilt.  I saw a similar one on pinterest and is where I got the idea.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giving this another try..........

I gave up on blogging when I deleted several things but have decided now to try again.
It will be 99% quilting.

 Here is disappearing pinwheel/churndash. It is a Missouri Star pattern from their tutorials.
This was made using leftover fat quarters that I had. The border is batik. It has all the colors of the pinwheel/churndashes in it. This will be so pretty when quilted.  If anyone has ideas for quilting I would  be happy to hear them as I  don't have a idea yet of how I will quilt it.

Hope you had a wonderful and safe weekend.

More quilt pics to come.

Friday, January 8, 2016

They are spoken for

hi everyone. The cross stitch books are spoken for. 1 large box of books gone. So now I have a little more room in my sewing room.  Cleaning out and making room always get my creative juices flowing.
This year I hope to learn how to take better photos of my quilts.
Here is a pic of a Halloween quilt I made my friend. Here favorite holiday is Halloween.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hi everyone! Happy new year!

I am starting off this new year by cleaning out some things that I don't use. I several and  I seriously mean several cross stitch books that are (older) to give away. If you are interested please leave me a comment.  If we are close you can pick them up or pay for postage and I will ship them. I will post picture in a bit.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Trying this again.

Been away for a long time due to happenings in life. Some have been really good.
One being hubby bought me a new quilting machine. An Innova and I love it. So you can guess what has been keeping me quite busy. Yes, quilting.  I hope to have lots of quilt pics to post. I am doing a lot of edge to edge or pantagraphs but I am learning. I want to do more free motion quilting but I am a little nervous about it. I think I am afraid of failing. I know I just need to jump in with both feet as the old saying goes.

I have lots of quilt pics to put on here as soon as I figure out how to get them from my ipad to this laptop. If only you knew me and my computer skills you would understand. LOL

Sorry this isn't a great pic but it is a beautiful quilt. This was for my moms Christmas a couple years ago. Needless to say she loved it.
I have more to share  so come back soon and visit.

Monday, January 6, 2014

A sure fire way to get your kids to come home for chrismas.....

Hi everyone and happy new year to you and yours..

This is one sure way to get your kids to come home for Christmas............

An elderly man in Oklahoma calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divo...rce; 45 years of marriage... and that much misery is enough!" "Dad, what are you talking about?" the son yells. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old dad explained. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!". Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls her elderly father immediately, and screams at him, "You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, you hear me?" she yelled as she hung up the phone. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay", he says, "it's all set. They're both coming for Christmas and paying their own air-fare."

The daily giggle!

saw this on Quilt with us  by Pam/NY