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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

When I was young, my mom used to make these jeweled
Christmas tree portraits.  Recently I saw this one at
a quilt show and it brought back so many memories
of my mom and made me miss her just a little bit
more that usual.  She passed away Christmas Eve, 1999. I 
think that may have been one of the worst days of my life

            and since it happened on a holiday, I sort of relive it every year.  Theres             never a moment that I dont miss her.  She taught me so much, needlepoint,               latch hook, cross stitch, sewing, knitting, crochet, cooking, baking, you  
     name it, I have my love of creativity because my mom always had me doing               something with my hands.  I'm so grateful for the gifts she gave me. 
                                             I miss her so much.

                   Merry Christmas to you and your family..hold them tight and 
                                tell them how much you love them everyday!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Postage Stamp LOVE!

I am sure that the postage stamp quilt has to be
one of my favorites!
                                       I have made several and even
                 sold just the quilt tops on Ebay.  They are just so bright
                and fun, who could resist?  They are classic!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lovely Jewel Tones

Another finish!  This is a scrap vomit quilt that I 
just finished.  Its amazing that I really gave
no thought to the colors, I was just grabbing as I went
and now when taking a photo..

                  I realized that its very colorful with jewel it!

                                       Heres the scrappy backing!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A finish!

Yay!  My Japanese X&O quilt is done!

                                        Its scrappy deliciousness!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Table Runners!

Heres a couple of table runners that I whipped up
for the craft fair....all from my 2 1/2" strip bin.

                      Very easy and quick to do...will make a great gift!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wonky Dr. Seuss!

I just love the Lorax/Dr. Seuss fabrics...
I found a remnant and some coordinating scraps
from my stash and made this super duper
cute wonky log cabin Dr Seuss 
quilt...I love it, so bright and fun!
                                 Heres a close up of the Grinch block

This one is my favorite block...
"Horton hears a who"
What a great book!!

Can you see the quilting? Its the tall hats from Dr. Seuss!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

15 minutes play...made a flimsy!

Ohhhhh....the process.....
It started with a bowl of fabric crumbs....

                             Which turned into slabs of "Made fabric"

                                Which then morphed into these beautiful
                                          Anvil blocks/Squares

                   Then of course I had assistance laying out the blocks,
                                this is my assistant Calico....Dahlia.

And here is the completed flimsy!  Yippee!
Now to get it quilted!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Onna the unicorn"

Jaydens papa thought she needed this Unicorn...

Its Enormous!

Needless to say, Jayden loves it!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A little sewing with a friend

Before we lost our house a couple years ago, I used to live a stones throw away from my friend Julie and we used to sew together 2-3 days a week and we always had a blast!  Now that I live in town and she still lives up in the forest about an hour away, we still find the time to get together and sew.

Julie has 3 grandsons who recently  moved back to California from Delaware.  She needed to finish up the youngest boys Christmas Stocking...yep, Michaels!
So here she is, happy as heck to have it turned out great and she quilted the fabric herself which was a first for her!  Nice job Julie!!

Now notice in the picture to the right of Julie, the little says "Soon it will be Christmas day"...I keep that right next to where Julie sews and everytime she starts to complain or say she is tired, I tell her "Soon it will be Christmas Day!" to which she always growls at me!  LOL!  Shes a good friend to me, some days I dont know why she puts up with me cuz believe me I can be a treat!

Friday, December 6, 2013

My little helper

Suki Monster!

                                                  Shes always helping me...gotta love her!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Celtic Solstice Clue #1

Well its mystery time!  Bonnie Hunter has her yearly mystery up and going...this year its called "Celtic Solstice".   I did her mystery "Easy St" last year and it was so fun and the outcome was a gorgeous quilt that I really love!  So, heres my progress so far, these aren't trimmed yet...I need to get in the right frame of mind to trim 188 of these!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Love my pups!

Its a very rare occasion when I can get both of these
girls to sit still and actually get a photo! 
These are my two Black Lab/Rottweilers
Maggie Lou Who is on the left, we saved her from the
South Lake Tahoe shelter a few years ago, shes the sweetest
most well behaved dog ever!  The one on the right is 
Jacey Mae Frey, shes have had her since she was a pup
and she will turn 10 in the spring.  She is also a very good

Down below here is Duke aka "honeyboy"...he adopted us about 12 years ago so we assume thats how old he is...hes a good ole guy!  We think he is a German Shepard/Golden Retriever mix...hes absolutely handsome and he knows it! Thats Suki the tortie monster with him...shes always up in everyones business...typical!

I dont know what I would do without my animals, theycomfort me, they keep me company, they give unconditional love 
every single day.  I love them.

Scrappy Trip Bee!

I just joined the "Scrappy Trip Bee" on Flickr...
I have to make 5 blocks for my hive members and mail them
out by January 15th...easy peasy!
This is the first one I got done, she requested
all greens...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Granny Block Bee!

Here are my blocks for November for the
Granny Block Bee
on Flickr...
This has turned out to be a really fun bee
and I have enjoyed it very much!