Saturday, March 19, 2011

FNSI Report

Yesterday was the end of spring break week.   My boys had Tball and baseball through the YMCA.  It is fun to watch.

When we got home I got busy sewing.  I sewed up 13 siggy blocks.  I think I am caught up now and have extras yeah!  Of course I got interrupted as I was signing pen is now dried out.  So next Wednesday I'll be buying a couple at Hobby Lobby.  Then I can finish marking them and slip some in the mail.

 Yeah I know that says October, but I am being lazy and not taking pictures. ;)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Terrific Tip Thursday

I learned to hand quilt in 1995, I was 15 and the quilt store in Memphis (don't remember it's name)  sold pens to mark my quilt. 

I would think everybody would know the secret but it seems to be a close kept secret.

So here it is.  I'll be illustrating with twin pillows.  One is still a UFO and will serve as before and one is finished and will serve as after.



Doesn't that clean up nice! 

So flash forward to now 2011, does this still work?

I tested blue,red, and green for you. I purchased them last  fall from Staples.

As you can see you don't want to use blue....
 No, not red either...

What where did Green go?  It washes out with cold water a little soap and agitation.

So I know you want the dirt.  Which pens am I talking about.


Paper Mate Flair Pens!  You only want the GREEN ones.  You can get them in a pack with the other colors or you can order just the green ones in a case. Most office supply stores have them but I can't seem to find them at Walmart these days...

As with any method test it first yourself on your own fabric. I will not be held responsible for any errors.  I didn't iron them prior to washing them out so I don't know about that.

Have fun marking your quilts. This was the quilt I made when I was 15.  And yes it was covered in green ink while quilted.

Love ya,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It is nice and sunny at my house.  My garden is planted and I am ready for spring!  Now to get sewing. 

I do need to share this cute quilt.  I made it the begining of January for a little girl I know who was born 1/11/11. 

Here is a link to the pattern.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mon Ami... Not

Normally you would be seeing my Le Petite project in all is splendid beauty.  Today you get let in on a secret.  My sewing room looks like this.
I am working really hard to fix the problem and until then I won't be showing you my quilt as well it is scattered to and fro and until I find the sewing machine I can't remedy the situation.  I might be exaggerating just a tad.  I share my sewing room with my husband who does leather work and a all the books in the house not to mention 3 kids.  One of which thinks reading every book is great, at 2 though he quite has figured one at a time.
So I am off to clean.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Has it really been a year?

Wow, time flies.  I can't believe it has been a year since I started blogging.

It has been a fun adventure.  I have met new friends and been inspired by others.  I have found more time for sewing.  And learned a ton along the way. 

I have entered tons of giveaways and won a few here and there. 

I love that it is a new year with new projects waiting to be made. 

For Christmas I was blessed with stash! 

My MIL ordered a quilt kit for me from Connecting threads.

Then my dh  I ordered just what I wanted when Connecting threads was having cyber monday sale for my christmas present from him.  LOL!   It works.  And I now have tons of bright fat quarters (see below), charms & stacks for Le Petite projects which you will not see till they are made.
I of course realized while looking at all the bright fabric that I needed some white fabric, so it should be here any day.  And now I am am not buying any fabric for a while...

I have a couple plans for all that bright fabric now I just need to figure out exactly what I want to make first...dear jane, hexies for grandmother's flower garden, grandmother's fans come to mind as possibilities.  Only time will tell what they become. Right now I just stare at them think how pretty they look all folded and stacked.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Le Petite Project: Prairie Point Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Here is my version of Le Petite.  I am in the same boat with fellow bloggers my top is done but with the holiday hustle and bustle I didn't get it quilted.  That and I need to find a red boarder I like with it.  I ordered some and it was too orange and I don't like it.  Can't wait till it is hanging up next Christmas. 

I used Connecting Threads fabric once again.  Cheap Talk for the cream and blue and Sweet & Sour for the greens and Winter fun for the multi.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I sewed up a christmas present.  Sorry won't be posting pictures, yet.  But is was lots of fun and I am glad I got time to sew.