Thursday, May 16, 2013

For my DD

My daughter, Katie, turns nine next Friday and she is very much into pink and so I made this for her for her wall. She will be so delighted.  It is a schnibbles pattern my Dear mother gave me and it turned out beautiful. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Busy times

It has been about a month since I have blogged and I apologize. It has been so hectic. We have been working like crazy on our house...we built a 10 by 22 roof for a patio. Then we put down pavers for patio...I did lol. We are getting our house painted end of this week. Then Saturday is our towns Mayer Daze. There is a parade and vendors and a fun time and afterwards I always host a BBQ at our house. My son, 10, is going thru the process of dealing with a hernia. Kinda young I know but he will need surgery and we are going thru the steps for that. School is three weeks til done! So needless to say there are things going on daily and nightly. Just wanted to say hello to all and say I have missed sewing and will be doing it soon.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crazy quilt with photo in a frame

This is our friends who are having a birthday party on Saturday. They have three boys and they are in the photo. Hope they like it.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Please continue to vote

My DD KAtie has ten days left of voting and I need your help. she entered a kids karaoke contest and has made it to round 2. All it takes is your vote once a day thru April 20. Love all my blogger friends

Just some gratitude

I just want to thank my DM Sew Cindy for teaching me to sew and quilt. It has become of my biggest loves and she has blessed me with half the talent she has. I couldn't ask for more. I love u mom.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Finished gift....

This is a beautiful wall quilt I finally finished today for our friends who were in the navy...notice the fabric. All the fabrics used are military fabrics but the borders and binding are done in Navy fabric. I incorporated three different photos printed on fabric to quilt. Let me know your thoughts. I love the finished product. Will make a great gift for our friends.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Darlene's mystery quilt

I have had this finished for a few weeks but forgot to link it is for month of march.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vote for my daughter Katie B

Here is the link to vote for my daughter. She is 8 and entered a radio station for a karaoke contest. Please vote for her now and once a day until April tenth to help her win. Thanks so much.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Christmas though out the year project

Here is my project for march. We have special friends that I made this for. It is a family photo of them and I used the crazy quilt technique to finish. I used the special photo paper you can quilt and it turned out beautiful. The father is former navy...hence my color choices and fabrics.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Darlene's mystery quilt revealed for March

I have completed all but what I am going to add to wide creme borders. It is getting huge lol


Back from Las Vegas a trip for kids. Now back to sewing and quilting. Oh i have missed it. I am working on Darlene's mystery quilt for march. Will be completed today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Incorporating pictures in my crazy quilt squares

This is the first time I have used pictures in a quilt and I am loving it. This is going to be for our friends for Christmas. They will flip. Ps. One of eight dogs today also got a bath lol. Her name is Chaka and then my daughter got student of the month for band. She is 8 and in fourth grade. She is wearing dark pink... Maroonish sweater.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Scrappy quilt

New technique I learned while at Puyullup Washington quilt show. Military fabrics used

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pop top bracelets

My daughter, Katie, is making bracelets out of pop top tabs, ribbons and a button or bow etc. she wants to make enough to start selling. Please let me know if you are interested and have a request in color of ribbon. She can make you one lol. She is nearly 9 and is all about saving her money. Love her

Washington here we come

Sew Cindy and myself leave Wednesday for the big sewing..quilting expo in Puyallup Washington on Wednesday. Gonna be a fantastic weekend of classes and lets just say we are each bringing an empty suitcase for material and gadgets we may be purchasing. Lol. Sew my sewing is on hold for a few days. I did complete my mystery block and my Christmas box item.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

feb christmas box for lily patch quilts

here is my feb christmas box homemade items.

a set of four quilted placemats out of beautiful shades of lavenders and cremes and ivories and it is soft and beautiful fabric.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Give away link

Wonderful give-a-way link

Cathy from Big Lake Quilter blog is having a give-a-way for the wonderful book from Country Threads called Dear Emma.
Hop over to her blog and sign up. Please let her know I sent you.

New give away

Hi friends. Cathy from big lake quilter is giving out a give away for the chance to win a country threads book. Go to her page to enter. She sews beautifully

Sunday, February 17, 2013

fun weekend

Me and my family spent the day in Prescott yesterday and I did something I have never done and always to do and here is a video.  I have a terrible fear of heights and this was a blast.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Darlene's mystery quilt step 2 completed

I was really getting frustrated with part two which is not like me. The measurements were not coming out right and I had to make some adjustments but it is done. Thank goodness I had some wet spots in the picture on the fabric from ironing. It is just water me dried fine. It looked like stains but I assure it is not.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Matching placemats and table runner

I just finished these placemats today. I used remnant coffee fabrics that were left over from the table runner I made 2 weeks ago. Then I used a meander stitch on them all...very time consuming but they turned out awesome.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Potato bags

This is the most awesome pattern and the only trick when using them is dont poke holes in your potatoes when using them. Check out Sew Cindy on blogger for her photos

Microwave Baked Potato Bag
Supply List - makes TWO bags from 45” wide fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton focus fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton lining fabric
 1/3 yd 45” wide 100% cotton batting
 100% cotton thread to match focus fabric
 From each of the 1/3 yard cuts of focus, lining and batting, cut ONE 10” width-of-fabric (WOF) strip. Remove selvages.
 From each strip cut two 10” x 22” pieces. If any of your fabrics are less than 44” wide, then cut strip evenly in half and use that length instead of 22” for the remaining pieces.
 Each bag will use ONE 10” x 22” piece of focus, lining and batting. The following instructions are to make one bag.
 Layer batting, lining right side up and focus fabric right side down (lining and focus should have right sides together).
 With 1/4” seam allowance, sew the two short ends. Be certain to catch all three layers in your seam allowance.
 Thru one of the long open sides, turn right side out so that the focus fabric and lining fabric are out and batting is between.
 With matching thread, top stitch along seam line next to seam allowances, about 1/2” from edge.
 Place on table with focus fabric side up. Fold one of the short ends down about 3”.
 Fold the remaining end to overlap the edge of the previous fold by about 1/2”. Edge of short fold is on underneath edge of long fold.
 Stitch along long sides with 1/4” seam allowance. Be certain to catch all six layers in your seam allowance.
Sew with 1⁄4” seam allowance
Topstitch 1⁄2” from edge
An online tutorial is available at then click on the tab Tutorials.
To use your bag: wash and dry potatoes, DO NOT PIERCE. Place potatoes in bag and place bag in microwave. Microwave per microwave manufacturer instructions. DO NOT OVERCOOK. This bag will hold from one to four potatoes. This is a great way to cook sweet potatoes.
 Zigzag seam allowances to avoid raveling.
 Turn right sides out.
 Your Potato Bag is done! You are ready to make the second bag! 1⁄2”
Copyright © 2010 Sew About Quilting by Judy Danz. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Coffee table runner is complete

Well with the wet weather we have had and are still having after 48 hours of pure wetness I finished this beautiful table runner. Now time to get myself a cup of hot coffee....happy day to everyone.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Help my daughter please

My daughter, who is nearly nine,is a little genius. She likes to create webpages and if you have Facebook please search for this "Enjoy the little things in life" and LIKE her page. She really puts In a lot of hours and I just want to make her happy by having people like her pages. She is a wiz on a computer. Can put most adults to shame. Kind of crazy because I also have a son who is 10 and they are BOTH in fourth grade..she skipped second. They actually wanted to skip her two grades she is such a smartie but with her age my husband and I decided one grade would be more than enough. Love her.

Homemade scalloped potatoes with ham

This is super yummy. Another crock pot recipe

6 russet potatoes large
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can water
1 pound cubed ham
Onion powder or real onions to taste

Peel and then slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Layer them in crockpot worth ham. In a separate bowl combine soup, water, cheese and onion. Pour mixture over potatoes and ham, cook on high for 3.5 hours then warm til ready to serve. Had it last night. Yum. Kids loved it

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coffee Break Black Table next project

Today I will be cutting this kit out and starting this adorable coffee table runner by the fat quarter shop. I love coffee so this is a must do project for me.

Christmas box January 2013

Here is a pillow case made for my DD. it is for a 12 by 12 inch pillow. Sew cute.