Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
The picture above shows a Schnibbles George and quilt and pillow for my daughter and her family. I wanted to make the same for us but it didn't happen. Dishtowels and word pillows - wanted to make lots more. grrrrrr! That simply didn't happen.
I did finish these six stitchery gifts. As I was wrapping and packaging them to mail it occured to me that they are pillows or wallhanging. (does that count as two gifts in one? LOL
Happy Holidays to you and yours from me and mine!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Have you missed Darlene? Has it really been two weeks since she visited with you? She hasn't had much to blog about :-( Actually, she's been peeking over your shoulders but sadly not leaving many comments. She's sorry!
She flew to Texas, packed up some of her mom's personal belongings, loaded up her car and they drove to AZ on Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Long drive but good.
This is a new journey with adjustments for all - especially her mom. There have been a few bumps in the road but for the most part things are going well. She's really been enjoying seeing her greatgrands, Seth, Eli and Shaye
Can't seem to find or make time to sew but she's been doing lots of Christmas stitching. She's planning to finish up a handful of giftees this week so she can get them to the post office.
If you're still visiting - thank you for sticking with her (us). She appreciates you more than can be expressed via the written word. Come again soon.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Two little houses needing some finishing touches - giftees for a few friends!
Can't tell you - sorry!
This is my Christmas Village waiting to be quilted. I have to make three more just like this one. I'll be in construction mode for a few more days. Whew!
Remember my scraps from my 12 Days of Christmas BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop?
Look at my Christmas Village ready to become a sweet pillow!
To create your 'hood, town, village, etc you'll need a Schnibbles Full House pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Thanks for popping in! Come again soon.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I had a very relaxing day in my sewing room and finished my 12 Days of Christmas Designer BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. I made a slight change - why - because I could. LOL Rather than wonky stars in border I decided to simply add sawtooth stars in the corners.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Last Saturday Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co was scheduled to do a book signing (surely you know she has a new book - Another Bite of Schnibbles?) at The Olde World Quilt Shoppe. So after much hemming and hawing I decided to take a drive out to visit with her and to see Dee, Jordan and Whitney (missed her). I'd also received an e-mail from Jan (my quilt retreat friend) telling me that she'd be there with a friend and would love to see me.
Carrie was the "Bell of the Ball", Dee and Jordan were super sweet and happy to see me (it had been a year since I'd been there - what is up with that?) and it was fun to see Jan and meet two of her friends.
I HAD to do a little shopping however I'd promised Mr Daze that I'd be good! You do know that being 'GOOD' is definitely overrated but I managed to be very 'Good'. teehee :-)
I grabbed the new Better Homes and Gardens Sew Scrappy magazine, a layer cake and background fabric of Count Down to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda. Need it for some of my Christmas giftees! :-)
After visiting with everyone and looking around I headed home. When I got home I sat down to read my new magazine. I was anxous to see Sherri's sweet new pattern Gum Drops (in the lower right hand corner) but I was shocked to discover a pattern by Kathie (it's the cover quilt). It's definitely a delightfully scrappy quilt with elements of surprise. If you don't already own this publication then you really should. :-) Two of my favorite bloggy friends are STARS! :-)
The Christmas stitching continues with a vengence and I'm having tons of fun. No, can't show you! You wouldn't want me to ruin surprises, would you? 'wink'
Thanks for popping in to visit with me. I hope you come again soon.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Moving Right Along!
I managed to finish the final six blocks f the Fat Quarter Shop BOM and later today I'll finish assembling the quilt top. WooHoo!!!!!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Update: We now know that Mr Daze had a heart attack. Bright and early tomorrow morning he'll visit the Cath Lab and proceed from there! Thank you so much for your kind words, good thoughts and prayers - you've truly touched our hearts!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
For a change of pace I've also been doing some counted x-stitch. Two delightful sampler designs by Little House Needleworks stitched with overdyed floss (Week's Dye Works and Crescent Colors).
Tomorrow you'll find me continuing the stash sort, taking pictures and prepping a Stash Plus sale for Friday morning.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
We're not ready for the Stash Plus sale we planned to start tomorrow (Monday). Well actually she's (Darlene) not ready. Why? Quite frankly it's a big job - she's being brutal with the serious elimination of lots of stash plus.
A few weeks ago she decided it was simply time to get rid of all the 'stuffus'. There's tons fabric that must go to a good home where it will be loved.
Why has she decided to sell quilt tops and quilts? Well, it's no secret that Darlene really enjoys sewing. She's made lots and lots (and lots) of quilts and many (emphasis on many) flimsies simply for sheer enjoyment of the fabric and/or pattern. The piles are high and completely out of hand - they must go to a good home where they will be loved.
Bear with us (and Darlene) as she continues to prepare for the Stash Plus sale.
We promise that Tuesday morning you'll start seeing stash and later in the week quilts and quilt tops.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
You already know that early last week I received a surprise invitation to attend a quilting retreat. Let me tell you how it happened and why it's "six degrees of separation". I received an e-mail on Tuesday morning from a lady named Jan asking about purchasing some of my stash I'd posted the day before. This was a second e-mail with her cell phone number (I never received the first e-mail) - she indicated that she was going away until Sunday and would I please call her. I called her immediately and we chatted and confirmed her purchase then she told me that she was about to leave and was headed to Bear Cabin Inn in Show Low, AZ. I told her to please tell Carol (the owner) that I said "Hi". I used to go to Bear Cabin Inn four times a year with a quilting group that fell apart three years ago. Tuesday afternoon I received a phone call from Jan and Carol asking me to please join them - I laughed and said no but promised I'd think about it and call Carol back on Wednesday with a final decision. I decided that for a variety of reasons I would not attend. Well, Carol asked that I please, please get my stuff together and get there ASAP. I chatted with Ron and we decided that I should attend. Mind you I didn't know any of the women in the group. ACK!!!!! LOL While I was there I discovered that another friend attends this camp and has invited me to attend in the past. Do you see all the 'six degrees of separation'? It's definitely a very small world. :-)
I made the three hour drive on Thursday morning and arrived at noon - in time for lunch. :-) I was able to sneak in because they didn't hear me arrive. I stood next to Carol and surprised her - it was great because we exchanged the biggest and tightest hugs!!! Jan came right over and introduced herself with a hug, then Jill did the same thing. A few minutes later the other three ladies, Marge, Linda and Dania arrived and greeted me warmly, as well. I felt so incredibly welcome - I knew right then and there that I'd have a fabulous time.
Jan said she and I were sharing a room so I unloaded all my 'stuffus' and got settled in. :-) The sewing machines were humming - those ladies are prolific and talented. Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, Kim Brackett (Scrap Basket Surprises & Scrap Basket Sensations), Fig Tree Quilt Co, etc were very well represented. I'm sorry I didn't get permission from all the ladies to post the pictures of their projects. I do have pictures of three flimsies I got to near completion. It didn't take long for me to start sewing. woohoo!!!! Three easy peasy projects!
Still needs an outer border
Jelly Squares by The Pattern Basket with Terrain by Moda
I am beyond thrilled that I received the surprise invitation because I had a wonderful, wonderful time. I returned rested, relaxed and inspired.
I feel very blessed!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
If you're interested in any of the following items please send an e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org). I can invoice you through Paypal or I'll accept a cashier's check or money order. Prices do not include postage/shipping. USA only - I can't ship internationally because the cost is incredibly high!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
I don't shop like I used to because my cabinets are full and my budget is very tight however no matter how small my order is I still receive great customer service. Approximately 10 days ago I placed a tiny order but had a question about said order. I sent Kimberly an e-mail with my question, although she was home ill she responded immediately and then had one of her staff members send an e-mail with an answer to my question. EXCELLENT customer service!!!
Kimberly asked if I was interested in having a giveaway on my blog and I said YES. LOL There's nothing in it for me - just a fun giveaway giving someone an opportunity to win something special.
I enjoyed reading all about the ways you countdown the days till Christmas - thank you for sharing.
Yes, yes I know you want to know who won! LOL
Congratulations Ariane - I can't wait to see what you do with your new fabric. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Fat Quarter Shop is offering YOU a chance to win a fat quarter bundle/tower of Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics!
Leave a comment between now and Sunday evening telling me how you and yours countdown the days till Christmas.
A winner will be announced Monday (8/22) and I must have a way to contact you so please if you're a 'no reply' blogger, etc please include your e-mail address in your comment.
I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner I'm going to spend the week end quilting and binding Sweet Shaye's quilts.
Have a great week end!