Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thanks, Hazel!!!

Look at this beautiful yard of Secret Garden I won from Hazel!! Just for participating in the Christmas Quiltalong!!! Hazel...I just LOVE this!! Thank you so very much. You are an amazing hostess and it's always been my pleasure to participate in the quiltalong. I can't wait to see what this gift becomes!!! I haven't gotten much sewing done lately, but I did get this Operation Kid Comfort quilt made: I hope the little girl who gets it likes it! And now..for the BIG news. My grandson, Jaxson, was born July 16 and is probably the world's cutest baby....just saying! Not sure where get got all the hair from, but we like it! lol I'm getting ready for our family vacation to Allegany State Park next week. No electricity, no water, etc for one whole week!!! So, I am bringing my hexies and my my Giant NY Sunflower quilt to work on while I am there. I will be busy packing this week, but hope to get in some quilting/sewing time, too!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Some handwork

Couldn't get back to my machine yet, so did some more handwork on my hexies. I now have the center medallion done. Think I'm liking it!! If all goes as planned, it'll be back to working on my little cabin tonight!

The cabin

It's not much, but I got a little wonky log cabin made for my Christmas Quiltalong challenge. I am still working on what setting I want for my little cabin, but I'm excited I at least made a start!! Off to go for a swim and then check and see what everyone else is up to!

Time to get Started!

My oldest daughter, Jess, is in the very early stages of labor! Our grandson, Jaxson, was due last Wednesday. So, yesterday ended up being spent getting ready to make the trip up there (she lives about an hour away) and getting everything done around here. If Jack doesn't come on his own, he will be induced on Tuesday. I do have to make a quick run to Cafe Sewciety quilts this morning. Judy got an urgent request for 4 Kid Comfort quilts for families that are relocating. Need them done NOW. So, I am going to whip one up for her. Until that time I am finally starting my challenge project. Woot woot!!!! I only have a vague idea of what I want..no details. Hope they come to me as I work on it! Now, off to visit everyone's blog, then on to it!!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Invite me to a picnic!

I made 2 more casserole carriers yesterday. One is for a friend, and one I am actually keeping for myself. I love these little guys! Now I am all set for the summer picnics we are invited to....well, minus the food that needs to go in it!! lol I actually finished these last weekend, but couldn't post pictures for some reason. I finally had to install firefox so I could post pictures. So, now I have a few more things to show you since then. Here's another casserole carrier..this one is a longer one. It's a gift for a wedding: I also got the top made from Judy's pink flying geese: I finished up all those flying geese by making the stars with the black square centers. Now I just have to put borders on that and can show you that progress. This quilt top is called Summer Breezin'. Shellie, Kathy and I started these together ages ago using 30's fabrics. They used white backgrounds, but not me, of course. I chose this peachy background and really like how it turned out. It's been on my ufo list FOREVER and I am so glad to be one step closer to finishing it!!! This weekend is the Christmas Quiltalong. I FINALLY came up with an idea for Sue's challenge. I am hoping to start putting it together and see if I can come up with something I like!!! Want to join in on the fun and get a head start on your Christmas projects? Just click on the link on the right!!!