Monday, October 31, 2011

Enjoy your Halloween doing exactly what makes you smile. :-)

Mr Daze had surgery on Friday and everything went very well. Now the healing begins and hopefully he'll be feeling much, much better soon. Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, kind words, etc during this stressful and challenging time in our household.

In Friendship!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Less Than 60

A gentle reminder!

There are less than 60 days till Christmas.

Be gentle - I'm just the messenger. LOL

I'm crazy about Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda! I want to make lots and lots of projects using these fabrics but I'm trying to exercise moderation. Sigh!!!

George decided to join me in my 'Countdown to Christmas'.

Doesn't he look spiffy?

There are lots of scraps now to use in various giftee type projects.

No, you can't have George! LOL

Enjoy your day - we have a stressful day ahead of us!

Please keep us in your thoughts today.

In Friendship!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Inquiring Minds

I've been working and finishing Christmas pressies/giftees for YOU. teehee!! During my stitching frenzy I was chatting with a friend about sending a pillow as a gift. Pillows are not easy to wrap or ship - light but bulky.

So, would it be tacky and/or rude to send a finished pillow cover without the pillow form? All YOU would have to do is purchase the size pillow form indicated on an attached tag.

Please tell me (us) your thoughts!

A sneaky peek at one of the finished pillow covers. It's stinkin' cute - even if I do say so myself. LOL


A finished wall hanging for Little Miss Shaye's room. I'm off to sew down the binding.

Thank you muchly for popping by.

In Friendship!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Good Day!

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.

When I tossed it on the floor to take a picture Cooper decided he wanted to help. :-)

(ignore the wrinkles, please)

Backing pieced - check

Binding pieced - check

I hope you spent time playing with fabric today, too. :-)

Thanks for stopping by - come again soon.

In Friendship!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bits and Bobs

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.

In Friendship!

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!!!!!

And, now I have lots of scraps to use on a couple of planned Christmas projects/gifts - woohoo!!!

And, wait till you see all the Christmas embroidery/stitchery projects I've been doing!!! I have such big plans and I'm excited that I'll see them through and send handmade gifts to many friends.

Thanks bunches for stopping by - please come again soon.

In Friendship!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Out of the Dark

I'm in full Christmas sewing, quilting & stitching mode :-) My mind is racing with ideas for gifts and such. So much so that I've started making a list (and checking it twice - sorry couldn't resist) LOL

It was time to pull this project 'out of the dark' and finish it as quickly as possible. This is block #7 of the 2010/2011 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery quilt - five to go.

It'll be wonderful to have the quilt finished but I need to finish it because I need the scraps for some gift ideas and plans. The Fat Quarter Shop is incredibly generous with BOM fabrics so I know I will lots leftover. :-)

There is a method to my madness.

No, no, no I can't show you any of the finished projects because that would ruin the surprises.

I appreciate that you've popped in to visit with me - I hope you'll come again soon.

Christmas is less than 90 days away

(gentle reminder - teehee)

In Friendship!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Christmas Stitching and Such

Yes, the man of the house is home and resting comfortably. As I look to my left I see him sitting in his recliner with his heart monitor (aka ALF - a little friend) and his pal Cooper. :-) So, for now it's not all about him. Whew! LOL

Can you believe it's already October 1st - seriously????? That means that Christmas is less than 90 days away - seriously????? The time has come to start a ton of planned Christmas stitching for gifts and such. I used a super cute Christmas tin to gather embroidery needles, scissors, DMC #321 and the first project already in my hoop.

I need to do a little shopping for some cute Christmas fabric to help complete said planned projects.

Have you been 'Naughty or Nice'? Are you on my Christmas list? What's your wish? :-)

Enjoy your Saturday - if you need me I'll be propped stitching the day away while watch game 1 of the baseball play offs. Go D'backs!

Thank you again for being such wonderful friends!

In Friendship!
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