Wednesday, December 17, 2008

January Sue

Hi all.
Here is January Sue for Sandy. She is in one of my groups " Quilting Around the World." I just think Sunbonnet Sue's are tooo cute. This one I made is Ice skating, She has a warm yellow scarf to help her keep warm on her frozen Pond. Down the side I put the month of January. This swap will be going on month by month soo I hope to be able to show lots of blocks. As soon as I recieve January. (I got word it was in the mail) I will post a picture of the two that I will have recieved.
On this one. I hope Sandy likes it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

greens and yellows

Hi all
Here is the yellow rose bush that I made on the side of Thelma's block in my crazy quilting international group. I also did the orange and green seam treatement on her block as well. On the bottom corner I did a ribbon rose in yellow to go with the yellow rose bush. I also made a blanket stitch seam treatment with some french knots on the tops of some of the posts .

This is a not soo good picture of Diane's block in my newbie's group. We are doing a study all in yellows. The picture is not good but I made a little set of flowers in gold thread and with yellow buttons. I also did the top corner all in shiny gold thread. I hope she likes what I did.

This next block is Lynn's block in the newbies goup. Again a study in Yellows. I made the yellow motif. I also did a couple of seam treatments and beaded them.
Also I had a beautiful gold butterfly that I had and it looked soo cute on the corner with the motif soo I thought I would add it.
Guess what... Hubby is coming home next month for a few days!!!!!! I am soo excited.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yellow RR Blocks

This block belongs to Kathleen in the UK. She did the wonderful flowers on the right side. I thought and thought put the lace on the left side on the gold block.

Then on Kathleen's block I made her huge K and then put 3 ribbon roses on the side of the K.. I hope she likes it .

This next block belongs to Chris in Billings MT. She had the cute bow in the center. I added the vine/flowers on the right side. Also the gold rickrack.
Then in one corner I added a ribbon rose with a few ribbon rose buds. Cris... I hope you like what I have done. OOoh I also added the beaded seam treatment above the ribbon rose.

Now for this . This is a crochet block collection that I had from a swap that I did a long time ago. I attatched the blocks with white and then connected them with dark blue. It turned out bigger then I thought. I am thinking of maybe giving it to one of my Kids for Christmas... Maybe. On my Ribbon basket that I showed on a earlier post. Well it was not what the judges wanted... BUT I got a Honorable Mention for another Crazy Piece that I had put in. I was happy to get it. It was a shock but I thought it was great.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yellow on yellow

In one of my Groups I am in a Color Study RR. These 2 blocks are mine that are headed out. This 1st one is for the "sweet Corn" Group. I did the center on my Little Embroidery machine . I added some Gold and yellow buttons and a Bit of yellow lace. It now is headed to Angela in Danville NH. I wonder what she will add.
The block is for the "Yellow Apples" group. I again did the Butterfly on my Embroidery machine. It looks like silver thread that I have added to a seam but it is really a shiny Gold. Those beads with the faces, I have had those for a long time and just had to put them on this piece. This is now headed to Peggy in Oxford FL. It will be really interesting to see how these blocks will turn out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wild Flower basket

Hi all
Well I have never put any of my quilts, either "sane" or crazy quilting in a quilt show but I am going to put this piece I made in the show we are having here in Sept.
The theme is " wildflowers". Not the wildflowers that grow but flowers made out of "wild" things. So I tye-Dyed the background a rosy pink. The basket is a Civil war brown that is printed with small flowers. It doesn't show in the picture but on each of the tiny flowers in the basket and handle I have sewn tiny brown seed beads. The flowers are made of Fabric, ribbon, Lace, thread, yarn,YoYo's, Leather ( yes I said Leather), Netting,Beads, dangles, Wood beads, Buttons, Silk Leaves, and Feathers. I hope the Judges like what I have done with their theme.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Been a long time

Here is the purple passion block I worked on last. I did the upper left corner. Again I cannot seem to get pictures to come out good. There are about 6 ribbon butterflies on the bottom half of the square and on the top are some roses. I added a rickrack treatment to finish it off. I think it turned out good

Now for this next block. The Theme
is Summer. And I was to do half the block. ok that was interesting to do. On the top which doesn't show up I did a bullion wrap inch worm!!! then on the Center gold square I crochet a tiny swimming suit. Next on the botton blue and white patch I crochet a bare foot to go with the swimming suit. Then on the pale yellow patch I sewed lots of different colored sead beads so you would have a beach to
walk on... well a pebble beach that is.

And I then toook a deep breathe and tried making a all beaded butterfly. This was only the 2nd time I have tried to do anything all in beads and I love the way it turned out. This is something I will be trying out again at a different time.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jane's block

Here is Jane's block from Purple Passion. I made a purple flowering plant on the left side of the picture and then I sewed the beads. Next I made a row of chained hearts and inside 3 of the hearts I have purple dragonflies. Jane I hope you like what Idid to your block...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Ufo finished!!!

Here is my kitty quilt. It is " sane" quilting I know but it is a finished quilt. This makes quilt #3 finished for this year. It reaches from edge to edge on a queen bed. And looking in the left overs I found that I had enough for an other quilt. So another kitty quilt is in the proccess of being done. I have no idea of what size the next one will turn out to be.

This is a crazy quilt block I am working on for a wall hanging. I still have a lot to do but thought that I would post it on here. you can see the work " in progress" in the bottom corner. And I have to get "leaves" on those flowers!! Other wise not sure yet what all I will do.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Work on Bom's

Here it is... My High hopes Block came home. I just love it. I am not sure when I am going to get it finished but it is for my Hubby one of these days. He can always make me smile when he sings that silly song.

This next block is my attempt at beading again. I am soooo out of my
League with tis but I tried. This time the block belongs to Simona. I made
the blue star flowers. Then I tried to make a orange fan. The tails are dangly. I also around the edges of the block made a beaded edging. ( I know it doesn't show up in the picture). I then added the little orange butterfly.

The next block is Sharon's block. I made the two butterflies. That is a new way for me to make them but I
like it and hope Sharon does too. I added the butterfly charms and the seam treatment doesn't show up good but in the center of the little boxes there are little flowers.

The next block is Jane's from Purple Passion. I did the block with the four flowers. In the center is a set of beads and there are beads in the centers of
the flowers.
Also there is a fan seam treatment with beads and flower petal chain stitch with .... of course purple beads.

Now for a tiny bit on my life. The days are long and hard with out hubby but we are making it thru. My "sane" quilting , crazy quilting and just regular sewing along with knitting, and crocheting help to keep my mind busy. I wish my health would be a little better cause my energy is down but will I hope improve. Heard from Hubby and he is doing good. OOOOH and since I am now home schooling our son, He is making A's and B's for the 1st time since Elem. School!!!! And he is now a freshman. Man alive .. I am wishing I would have done this with my other kids. OOOOh well we live and learn.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Well here is the last step of Linda's Song Block. I really hope she likes What I did. My part was the three red roses at the bottom of her "Song" and the White lace. The White lace reminded me of Angel wings and it fit sooo that is what I put on. In the Red patch ( in doesn't show up in the picture) I also put a ribbon spider web rose with a celtic cross charm. I thought it fit with her theme really well The Block is soo pretty. Linday I hope you like. Now I am dreaming of what my block will look like when it comes home!!

This block is JK's for Green Garden. I did two seam treatments that are not showing up in the picture. I did them with fine Green thread and the picture is just not picking them up. For my "patch" I appliqued you a light green "basket" and then of course I had to fill the basket with green yarn balls. OOOh and coming out of one of the green balls is some green thread and a green needle and of course. Tiny green scissors!!!
Now for an apology. I have been soo busy lately ( for about 2 weeks) that I could not even hardly breathe. I am sorry about not blogging or posting much. Some times being mom and dad and go for this and do that while the deployment get a bit much I think but God is still in Charge and is Wonderful and gives me strength for every day

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Well Here is the new outfit I made for my self. I really like it. The top comes down to med-calf just like a dress and then the pants have narrow ankles. The trim is a dark purple with gold threads. The top has side slits that goes up to midthigh and trimmed in the braid. I think it looks much better then in the pic.

The Puple block is Debbie's from Purple PassionRR I am in. I has soo much fun and Had to stop before I did most of the Block!!!! I worked on this while I was waiting for my Son to come out of his Martial Arts Class. Debbie.. I hope you like what I did. The roses are a light lavender.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

need to update

1st I have to say a big I'm sorry. I ment to take pictures of the Favorite song RR... I really did but I didn't remember to untill the block was in the mail already.. oooops not a good idea for sure.

This is what I did on the Green Peas block. The lace I dyed with lime Koolaid. I love the way it turned out. The fabric was full of lovely leaves so I went around one of the larger leafs in green beads and went around the other large one in outline stitch. I then added several "leafy" plant things and added 4 green leaf charms that I have had for a while. I think the corner turned out cute.

These next 2 pictures are of the CQfor Novices RR on the CQINternational group.
It is Kerry's block.
I at first went around the cute siggy with some buttonhole stitches. I think it made a nice frame . I also made the flower on the blue patch. The flower is of bullions and then of course green stems and leaves. The black flower was already on there in a sheer material. I think the 2 flowers look good together. I just have to figure out what is the best light to take these pics in.. Bear with me.. I will figure it out one of these days.

On this last picture I did a buttonhole fan seam treatment with little white beads. Also I just had to add the Dragon Fly. I beaded his body.
I think I got too close with this picture and that is why it is fuzzy.
Next I am working on a Purple Passion block. so more practice in taking pics soon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A bit more work and more ATC

Well cause Kerry ( Crazy Quilting International) said I could do a bit more I tried to make a Flower basket. It was a challenge for me and looks kind of wonky but I think it is cute. I even "wrote" the word Flower in Beads above it. The words were easier then the basket for me!!! I then added the bit of lace with Purple and Ruby Beads.. I am now finished and this will be in the mail soon.. I hope Kerry likes my 1st attempt at a Beading RR!

Here is my last 3 ATC for the ATC swap ( CQ for Newbies). I thought that the sock monkey's are tooo cute.
The one that I am having a hard time letting go is the Butterfly. I love the way it turned out.
Heard from Hubby.(Remember Hubby is deployed) He is safe. Man I miss him but God is still in Control. I am very appriciative of the fact that I have even some contact. I am not sure how the families of the Vietnam made it. I am sure it was only with lots and lots of Prayer.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Here is my "Here Kitty Kitty" Wall hanging. It is made from the 2 blocks I had in the Kitty RR. I just love it. The funny thing is .. I am more of a Dog lover then a Kitty lover but this is too cute. Thanks to all of you that worked on it.

Here is 6 of the ATC's that I am done with. They are for a swap in CQ for Newbies. I have a bit more time so I am going to try and make a few more. Working in small size is a real challenge for me. These all measure just 2.5 x3.5 .

Now I have to work more on the RR blocks I have. I have started one more spot on the BeadedRR block I have. And I have a Your Favorite Song block to work on. So back to work.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beaded work.

Here is Kerry's block from the Crazy quilting International Group I am in. The RR is a Beaded one. A new challange for me. I did two spots.

Here is one spot. I should have zoomed in a bit more . I am just figuring out how to do stuff like that.

The flower is all beaded...Green beads for the leaves. And Pink for the flower

and the Bud. The Seam treatment is
Rick Rack with Green beads crossing the "Hills". On th next spot I worked flowers in beads. The thing in the middle is another flower all worked in beads.
Ok so my pictures are not the best. But I don't think the beaded part is too bad for my 1st time in a beaded RR. I know by the end of it I will have gotten lots of more ideas and be able to to more. ( Maybe even take better pictures!). I just recieved Lesa's block from Your favorite song Swap and I already know what I am going to do on it soooo soon I can try again with the pictures.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Another day

No pics for today but I have started the beaded RR. I have one corner done. I am thinking of doing one more patch we will see. Today was kinda a sad day for me. DH is now Deployed. He will be gone for over a year . I know that God is with him and Hubby is right where God wants him but I miss him so. Soo in thought... God is always with both of us and will keep both of us right in His Will.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Finished last!!

I finally finished this quilt. It has been a safety pined-based quilt for about 3 years. ugh ugh. It was a round robin from one of my groups and it has taken me forever to quilt it!!! Finally done.

I think it turned out good. It is queen size .. well rather a large queen almost a king.

Yesterday I made this cute little outfit. It is really cute on one of my friends little daughters. I am thinking of asking her to model it for my store. Here is a preview look at it.

The top has a great little scarf that tuckes in loops on the shoulders.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well I slept in late today. That really messes up what I wanted to do but with the meds that happenes sometimes.
I went to quilt guild tonight to show the group what their Feb BOM was. It is a real fun basket. And you make 2 at the same time. The basket block looks like this.And then you make the handle block that looks like this.
And then you can put them together and you will get 2 blocks that look like this. I am also showing one that has some applique.

I have one RR in Crazy Quilting that I am trying to make up my mind what I am going to do. It needs to be beaded soo am not sure. Maybe I will start it tomarrow.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Got a few things done

Well no pic for today. Yesterday we went to the Alamo in
SanAntonio. I love the History and the place. I got a lot of pics but now I have to download them. We went to the wax muesum too. My legs were killing me when we left. ( I forgot and left my meds at home.... bad Idea!)

Today I put 13 more items in my online store, and Dyed my hair.
Now that was an adventure. It is the 1st time I have dyed it by my self. It took 3 boxes of dye!!! I guess that is what I get for having waist length hair but I like it. And I did a good job if I do say so myself!!

I also got a lot of the links and stuff on here so they will be easier to find.

I worked on an applique block.... Almost done. I will have pics on it soon.
I also started the almost impossable task of organizing my pics ... with a digital camera my pics are well to say the least...... needing to be organized!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Catching up

Well I now have a new laptop. My Desktop was slowing dying and would not let me post any pictures so this is much better.

This is my addition to what I did to Tami's block in Green Garden ( Green Peas)

This is what I started for another RR I am in ... It is to be a Beaded RR. That will be the 1st time I have done one of those!! I got excited and beaded one of the fans and put flowers on the fan blades.
Another new thing is that I started an online store. I am adding things as I go. Have a lot of more Items to add but have to have fun of creating too so I only add a few items at a time. Well off to bed for tonight.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

well working

Well this is soo far no pics.
Yesterday I finished a outfit I was working on.
Today I was wishing there was more of me!!! I am setting up a RR in my crazy quilting group. I thought I would be lucky if there would be enough to fill one group... well I was wrong.....
3 groups are full!!!!!! Pics and details will follow on that one.
I got a little bit of regular quilting done and a block cut out.
I am looking forward to sitting down and doing my crazy quilting that I do in the evenings.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A new year... A new chance

Ok I admit it I am one of the worst at blogging!!! I even had another blog and forgot to get into it.ooooops.
Well in 2008 I want to try this again.
I am going to try and use this as a sort of a diary-log thing so I can see what I can really get done in a day. I know somedays are going to be better then others but here is a start at least. I am even going to try and some pics too but that will be maybe in the next post.
In the next post I will write what all I got done today...