Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spent my paycheck

and then some---but oh, the beautiful fabrics and plans for projects make my heart sing---or something like that. maybe it's hunger pangs.... But the fabrics ARE wonderful!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christmas samples are done

We have these panels at the shop, so made these up very quickly! The extra angels from the panel were made into the focal point of a pair of strippy placemats. The half circle reversible napkins were cut using Cheryl Phillips cut-a-round tool. Aaak! the last 2 photos are sideways!! What's up with that?!? They aren't sideways on my desktop!! Oh, well. Such is life. If that was only the worst thing that ever happened to me!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apron on it's way

Here's the hot for chocolate apron for my partner. Also sent a beautiful recipe book and chocolate.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One year ago today

Becca talked me into starting this blog!! Thanks, Bec.

No self control

when it comes to batiks, or any gorgeous fabric, come to think of it!! I worked yesterday afternoon for Nancy. Remember the gazillion bolts I mentioned awhile ago? Well, some found their way home with me! the batiks have no project in mind, but the other pile IS designated!! So I am rather pleased with myself about that! they represent key ingredients for 2 projects and borders and backings for 2 more. So, to work!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The child this is meant for is ONLY 5 months old. Hey, I guess that's not too bad! But since it is overdue I took the easy and fast way out--a panel. So the "piecing" (HA!) quilting and binding took one day. Guess I shouldn't have procrastinated so long! Now the child born in March will be next. Guess what? Another panel is about to be used. Then I'll be caught up with the babies in church and can start stock piling like a very smart friend of mine does-- huh, Becca?

Now, I ask you

what is so wonderful about fall?!? Does this look appealing? NO!!! It is typical fall weather--foggy, damp, drizzling!! Think I'll go quilt!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hot for Chocolate

apron is done! here is a photo. Oh, can't tell much about it?!? Gotta wait til it's sent to Whats-Her-Name ( or Val tells me it's okay to show). Now to gather the other goodies.........

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another one bites the dust!

Finished the lap quilt last night while watching (or rather listening to) Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice. Love that movie and thought I'd give Mama Mia a break!! So tomorrow I'll take it in to the shop . Will also be buying more fabric--we unboxed about 100 bolts of batiks last week---and they are fabulous!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Back at it

I was incapacitated for a couple of days--I HATE headaches!! So today I treated myself to some aprony goodness! I know, it's not for Val's swap, but this one needed to get done for the shop. What's Her Name's is next! I just have to pick up some embellishment stuff and it's a go. Then I'll have to force myself to think chocolate. My mind just doesn't go there!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Quilt top done

in one day!! From cutting to top. Hopefully I will get it quilted Monday. This is another fun fabric line I couldn't resist. There seems to be alot of those....hmmmm.
I also worked a little on Becca's mystery--now that I've seen Jami's, I think I'll work a little faster!!