Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
My 2 sisters and me. I'm the tall one. I told my accomplice sister to tell everyone to wear a black shirt. It went with the decor. We all looked great together. Found the rubber gloves at Tuesday Morning also not shown was a zebra rug at the kitchen sink. Pink scarf and crystals hanging from curtain rod over sink.
My sister Kathy was hosting a girl's weekend at her shore house in Sea Isle City, NJ. It happened to be her birthday the week before so I flew to PA for 5 days. I drove down the shore and decorated the place up and she was completely surprised. All the girls loved it. I used a roll of wrapping paper and a roll of black table covering to cover the windows and tables. I found most of my stuff at Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning. I covered the chairs also. Got the pink bead like yarn at Micheal's on sale. We laughed so much we had sore throats the next day.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This is my entrance, my friend gave me the mirror, it was originally gaudy gold and I spray painted it with flat black leftover paint. Jar full of skulls and another full of mice. Bird cage from an antique shop a few years ago has a rubber glow in the dark skull from Knot's Berry Farm years ago. Bird on skull from HomeGoods. Skeleton hand from Joanne's yrs ago. Book holder and book from antique store. Tall bottles from Tuesday Morning this year.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I LOVE THIS! It is turning out so cool. I am using pearl cotton thread. It is outlined so far and the checkerboard has an x through each light square. I'm gonna move onto the Halloween Banner at the top and outline it then move onto the pumpkin buckets. I bought a variagated orange pearl cotton also can't decide what to do with it yet.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I will finish this tonight also for FNSI it only needs the stem on the flower. Do you want to hear about my BLOND MOMENT? I knew you did. The other day my husband needed a ride to pick up the car at the tire shop. I jumped in his truck and he drove us up there while I was tying the little string things on my capri pants, you know, the ones at the bottom? Well we get there and I go to get out of the truck and my leg was stuck. I tied my purse handle to my pants!!! Hahaha Classic idiocy. We were just laughing. What is happening here??
See this? It is freezer paper ironed to a stack of 12 fat quarters. Cut out all at once. This is the fastest quilt I ever put together. See below for finish without borders. Unreal I love it. I have more flannels so I am going to make a few more of these because I have 4 brothers to gift with a quilt. My 2 sisters already got some. I have a slew of nieces and nephews that need some too. I promised my nephew that I would make him one when he got married, that was only 7 years or so ago. Cut it out, I'm not that far behind. hahaha
The other day when I was rearranging these blocks I was inadvertantly playing straight pin acrobatics. I reached up over my head to take a pin out of the block-dropped the pin-it bounced off my head and landed back on the design wall stuck into the batting. Sometimes I amaze myself!!! hahaha
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is old flannel fabric that I have been saving for the right project and motivation. I made my husband a zigzag flannel quilt some years ago that took me forever to finish because I hand quilted it. Gave it to him for xmas and my oldest son promptly took possesion of it. He had it on his bed for a few years and now my younger son took it from him. I told him this is Dad's quilt so he told me to make him one out of flannel, hence this flannel star quilt. The block is the size of a full fat quarter. I cut them stacked all at once and pieced them in a weekend. Now I have to trim them all down to the same size and sash them throw on a border and
quilt it add it to the stack of quilts needing quilting.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I used the leftover triangles from the first quilt and made this. I just measured the triangles, cut a white square, sewed 2 triangles to the white square and arranged them like so. It turned out to be a baby size. I will machine quilt it with straight lines. Oh yeah it is actually sewn together now but not quilted.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I made some burp cloths and baby mop as I call it(changing pad) for a baby shower gift. I need to make more for a great nephew coming in April. They are so easy to make. Just draw out a dog bone shape on freezer paper and pin to 2 layers of cute flannel right sides together, sew around edge of paper, leave a space for turning and then top stitch closed. Takes about 10 minutes or less. The changing pad has a piece of batting in it and then I quilted a flower shape on it to hold batting in place. Just drew the flower shape with a plate. Simple! Non sewers think they are amazing but have no idea how quick they are. Make some! Oh yeah, got the flannel on sale at Joanne's. Half a yard makes 2, but I usually use 2 fabrics for front and back to mix it up.