Saturday, February 6, 2010

Taking a Blog Break

Hello all, 

I will be taking a couple of weeks off from the computer, so I thought I should let you all know. I will start this on Monday, but may not have time to post tomorrow. So I figured I'd get a post in tonight. Since I won't be on here for a little bit, I am going to share some pictures of recent projects.

I finished the binding on Alpine Star last week. This one was lots of fun to piece and quilt. It is another Thimbleberries pattern. Hmmm, think I might be obsessed with Thimbleberries? LOL
Here is a closeup of the center.

I used muslin on the back, so the hand quilting really shows up.

I also finished Froggy Went a Courtin' last week. This one is not a Thimbleberries pattern. I kind of came up with this one from a couple of other patterns. I bought the fabric several years ago. I started it, but it was just plain boring, so I switched things around and came up with this. I like the way this one turned out. 

Here is a closeup of the star block.

Here is a close up of the square in a square block.

I used leftover fabrics from the front for the backing and the binding. I love projects where I have enough fabric from the front to make the back. Just pulls it all together for me. I used cotton batting so it crinkled when I washed it.(grin)

Here is some of what I will be doing in the next few weeks. It is the Birds and Blooms wall quilt and a couple of table runners. They are marked, sandwiched and ready to be hand quilted. 

Ok, I will leave you with a project that I am so proud of. I finished this little knitted dish cloth tonight. It is the first project that I knitted by following a pattern and without anyone's help. I am thinking about using this same pattern for a scarf. I showed it to my husband and asked if he thought the pattern would be ok for a scarf for our SIL. He said 'He's a man', with this shocked expression on his face and in his voice. LOL I told him I did not intend to make it lime green, just use the pattern. I think he still thinks this is a girly pattern, so I may change the pattern. I'll have to see how I am feeling when I begin it. I am very slow at knitting (much faster at crocheting), but I am starting to enjoy it. I printed off a 23 page tutorial on knitting socks earlier. Good thing Kevin just put new cartridges in the printer. LOL


Well, that is it for me tonight. Everyone have a good couple of weeks. I hope to be back by the end of the month. Thank you for visiting. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

And the Winners Are....

Good early morning,

I put the names of everyone who participated in my giveaway in my hat and drew out a name. The first name I drew is 'Cathy'. Cathy, you are the winner of the little mini quilt. The winner of the tote bag is Leah S. Congratulations ladies! I will get these out to you as soon as I get the mailing info.

Thank you to everyone who commented. I wish I could give you all something. I really do appreciate the people who read my blog whether you comment or not, but a comment is always nice. (grin)

I am off to mom's to take care of her monthly bills and meds. I may be back this afternoon. Everyone have a great day. Thank you for visiting.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snow Treats


I decided to make a short post to remind anyone who is interested to make a comment on the previous post for my giveaway. I plan to draw the names on Wed. morning.  In the mean time, I thought I would share another little mini quilt that I just finished. This is another Thimbleberries pattern. Maybe Lynette Jensen should get me to advertise for her. LOL  Anyway, this is called Snow Treats. I love the colors on this one. I guess I just love the dark deep colors.
Here is a closeup of the snowmen blocks. I fused and machine appliqued around their bodies. I hand embroidered the eyes, mouth, buttons, and arms. I did very little hand quilting on this one because I didn't think it needed it. 

I used muslin on the back of it. Muslin really shows off the quilting. Here is the back.

 Well, that is it for me tonight. It is about bed time. Don't forget to comment on the previous post to be eligible for the giveaway. I am having fun with this. I hope you all are too. Thank you for visiting. See you tomorrow. 

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