Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mail Call time, old and new.

During the crazy GO! week I got two packages.  And I have been meaning to post and of course haven't.

This first one was very exciting.

Now I can do free motion quilting.  My evenfeed foot went to pieces on me thinking I was replacing her.  So now I need a new even feed foot.

And I won this bag of notion and fabrics from Pat.  I was so excited.  It was my first win.  She included some cotton too.  I made some wonky log cabin squares with some of it and didn't take a picture so they will be up later when I get my squares back.

Then Friday I got this package from a little island. 

Inside were these beautiful purple fabrics. 

I laid out this quilt. 

I was short one light purple tumbler for my layout and didn't really want to reaarrange rows to try to fit the two left over tumblers in. Then I remembered the fabric from Pat and wouldn't you know they matched!  So I made a patched tumbler that matched.

Can you spy it in my tumblers now?  You can if you look real hard but I wanted the pattern to flow instead of having a color out of place. 

Thanks Barb, can't wait to Snuggle under a quilt just for me.  It has been way too long since I made something just for me.  I got a Friday night sew in!  Yeah.  Last friday I tried and failed.  My blocks didn't turn out and well it not a good night.  Yesterday though it went great.  My boys let me sew, and I only had to tear out two seams that went on crazy.  So now my tumblers are all together and I just need to finish the top with some boarders.  Then I get to use my new foot and try some free motion quilting. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for entering.  My random number chose Joanna.  I enjoyed reading all your entries.  And Kelly's did make my day though I passed on the opportunity.  Thanks for being so generous. If you need notions be sure to check I Have a Notion, Kelly is a doll.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I am celebrating 600 hits!  500 in a week.  I hope never to go through another crazy week like this again.  ;)  People upset with me for being nice and caring or mad with me for being excited for something good that may happen to me and sending a email they could delete with the press of a button.  I won't finish first which doesn't surprise me, I am too nice and according to some, I smile too much! I hope everybody had fun and we can be friends when it is over.   I really am new to blog land I have only been here 6 months and have 22 followers.  So this was a dream come true!

So my giveaway is a tissue Cover and coin purse I made.  The tissue cover is from a free pattern here that you get when subscribing.  And the coin purse is from this pattern.

So to enter you have to leave a comment about the best thing that happened to you this week!

You also get another entry for following my blog.

And you can get an entry for posting on your blog.

Post a comment for each entry. It closes June 15th.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Go Directly to GO!

Ever since my wife learned about the "GO!" she can't stop talking about it. She talks about the "GO!" going to church. She talks about the "GO!" going grocery shopping or visiting family. Wherever we go so goes the "GO!" or at least the dream of having a "GO!" I suppose if she doesn't win the "GO!" I'll have to go and get her one or like Monopoly, "I won't pass Go. I'll go directly to jail." And of course she's given me explicit directions on where to go to get her GO!.

Seriously, I cannot think of a wife more deserving. Everything she does or creates lifts another. You can certainly see it in her beautiful quilts that are more often than not made for others and always on the go. Go get them sweetheart!

Loving husband or "GO to guy."
 Quilt my dear wife made for my Principal's retirement.

GO! Here to vote for PATCHWORK JENN!  GO girl!

Lastest working

So I am sewing a dress for my niece.  I would show you pictures but just in case the groom is lurking, no pictures till after the wedding. 

I should be sewing it right now, but I am not.  I am off to cook breakfast and take a shower, then pick some plums and make some jame with 3 boys in tow.  I will find some time to work on the dress, I am dreading the zipper and hence the procrastination.  What it is about zippers I hate...I am not sure but I hate them and avoid them as much as possible though I can put them it, but the thought makes me crazy.

What do you all put off doing sewing wise?  Cutting?  Seam ripping, Mending.  I know I have a pile of 5 minute jobs hanging around, myself.  I did clean my sewing/family/leatherwork room yesterday.  Well as clean as a sewing room gets. :)  I swepted and picked up the floor so I shouldn't step on a pin.  Here is my semi clean sewing room (see how much I hate zippers I cleaned instead of sewing in a zipper.)

Ironing table board and desk with quilting pieces, chair with wedding dress pieces, and dear jane.
Ironing table and desk with quilting pieces, chair with wedding dress pieces, and dear jane.
Some of my stash, a mending job, thread and fabric piled on top and a computer for watching netflix.  ;)

Sewing table my hubby made which is also perfect for leather work so I chose to share.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My week.

Somebody is leaving my dh's school and I volunteered to make a quilt.  It is so much easier than the first quilt I made when somebody handed out rectangles and I had them going both directions and there were over 100.  This one is much simpler with 12 squares. I need to go quilt it up and then I will post some pictures.  I really am loving the colors I picked, vs the school colors of brown and yellow.

And while I have your attention you might want to check out the giveaway over at Cutie Pinwheel
She has 200 followers and is celebrating!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

If you are dreaming of a GO!

You need to GO! to Barb's Bejewled site and enter to win one.  Good luck!

PS!  Be sure to tell Barb I sent you!  Thanks.