Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sophie's Universe

My new (newest?) obsession. 

This CAL - crochet along - started in January.  I was a bit late to the party, started last week.  LOVING very bit of it. The colors are fabulous!  Part #14 was released on Sunday.  I'm up to part #7 and working furiously to catch up.  

No - there's no prize.

I'm just anxious to see what's next ... and then what comes after that ... and then ....

If you are interested ... It's FREE. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Enchanted Garden

My Enchanted Garden is D.O.N.E.!

I loved making this quilt and I love even more that it's done.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

OP Plus

1.  I got so excited about finishing My Enchanted Garden - I took it right to the Spring Water Designs so Dawn could hang it in the shop.  And I forgot to take pictures.

2. Ruth sews as much (more?) as I me ... is that even humanly possible?  I'm delivering this to her today.

3. She had 3 leftover blocks and made a runner.

4. I'm picking up another top to quilt from Ruth today!

5. When I'm not sewing, I have a new obsession. 

6. Progress pictures soon.  

7. Today I'm dropping some finished stuff at the shop and will take photos of My Enchanted Garden.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bag Lady

Today I made a bag ...

and then I made 2 other bags ...

And then?  I made another small bag ... But I didn't take a picture.

Today was all about bags and little fabric flowers.  I'm loving the little flowers.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Rare Sighting

Yes indeed - it's a hand sewn binding. I usually do bindings on the machine ... stitching it to the front and turning it to the back. 

My Enchanted Garden had a pretty pieced border and I didn't want to lose too many points so - skinny binding it is. 

AND ... it's  D.O.N.E!!!!!!

Photos soon. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Few Things

This cute little Sun Bonnet Sue belongs to Jane.  She's had the blocks a long time and they are now a quilt!  Sue is an OLD block pattern but has survived over time because she really is cute.

Leslie is still piecing tops for charity and I'm still quilting them.  Sadly, the photo does not do justice to the colors.  It's lovely!

Elfrieda pieced this for our guild  BINGO and I quilted it.  It's not until October but we are well on our way to 20 quilts!

On our BEE retreat last weekend, CAPPY made a really big quilt and Letitia made a teeny one ... I did NoT quilt these but they sure are pretty!

What did I do on retreat?  I made a new knitting bag - thank you, Teresa for the fun fabric.

I also finished the borders on my Enchantd Garden!  It's loaded up on the HQ.  I hope to do a "TA-DAH" by the weekend.  I worked on several other things ... making progress on some UFOs.

While in the midst of everything called LIFE ... there is always time for stitching!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It starts today ... NORMAL.  Whatever the heck that means, today, I plan to get back into a more normal (stable?) routine.  The month of March?  Did we already do March?  Getting ready for the quilt show was fun and tiring and sometimes a little scary but SEW worth it!

After a year of planning (yes, a year), we started on Friday evening setting up.

We had over 150 quilts displayed by guilds members. As the Featured Quilter - I had 40 quilts.  My Cute Hisband was SEW helpful - I could not have done it without him.

Saturday and Sunday was spent visiting with our show guests ... All day! We had over 500 visitors.

My girls and my mom even made it.

A great quilty-husband is a treasure ... I love this guy!

On Sunday afternoon, My Bird Dance quilt had been honored with 2 Vendor's Choice Ribbons and a BLUE ribbon.

I also went on vacation for a week and a quilt retreat.  March is over, I sort of missed it.