Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Almost the End...

of my holiday sewing/quilting gifts. whew. I have 3 more little things to make. What, you say...Christmas has already been? huh. Well, that's okay, as my boys and their families aren't coming until this Saturday. Yeah, officially it'll be 2010, but it's still our Christmas, 2009. This will be the first time all of my grandchildren will be together here at my house. Praying for the weather to hold...i.e. no snow, as they all have about an hour to drive.

Conlan's quilt is done...and all soft and crinkly after being laundered. I had fun making this and he will love the fireman motif. The pattern is the disappearing nine-patch, which I think is so easy and versatile.

Here's the pieced back...

I quilted it with red thread...just an all-over stippling.

I think I should get everything done today and then I can grocery shop (lasagna is on Saturday's menu...yummy) & clean.

Here's another fabric basket I made last weekend. This one is a bit larger...about 6 1/2 x 10 inches. The blocks are from the big box of scraps Cathy sent ...and the green lining is fabric from Jane ...too dang cute, hey??? 

Tutorial is here.

 I'll need to get all the links to my 2009 finishes on my sidebar. Soon. I am very proud of and happy with what I have accomplished this set to make/meet some new challenges with my sewing/quilting in the coming year. Wait til you see what all I have on my 2010 list and it's not even the first of the year, yet! YIKES! {grin}

I am off work until next Monday...YAY!

Okay, time to get moving.


Friday, December 25, 2009

A Blessed Christmas to all...

The words
"...when you kiss your little baby, you've kissed the face of God..."

I cannot even...fathom...what that must have been like.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gifts in the Mail...

I love getting packages...especially those I haven't paid for.  Ya!  Here's what I got yesterday from my BFF Janer. 

Did you take a good look at that box?  See the hook & eye?  It does just there.  This box is so obviously handmade and so very primitive, it is amazing!  And, best of all, it's my color!  As you can see, it is for 'stuff'...wonder what I'll end up putting in there.  Also got fabric that I have a use for this weekend (YAY!) and a k.d. Lang cd.  I love her voice.  The voice range, the way she holds her notes...amazing. 

Thank you, Janer!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Haven't shown you these...

Here's me beautiful Mum
with her Iced Mocha quilt. 
(My sisters posed her & took the photo.)

A simple holiday table runner for my Aunt Bev.
Measures ~12 x 40 inches.

The back of same table runner...
Merry Chrismas printed all over it.

Julie's quilt top all pieced. 
Sad to say, she won't be getting it until January,
as it isn't yet basted/quilted/finished.
Mostly cuz I'm not sure how to quilt it...
and I don't want to rush it.
The backing/binding will be the same fabric as the border.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Checking My List...

and getting things crossed off!
Here are a few that I can show you.

This is is Devin's quilt.
It measures about 51x61 inches...
all washed & dried, now.

wow...look at the difference in the blue dye lots.
I hope Devin doesn't care.

Made a few of these fabric baskets...
some with handles and some without.

This one is made with fabric from the
authentic collection (thanks, Bren!).

Soooo cute and super easy!

Saw them on Erin's blog, Why Not Sew?

The tutorial is here.
I quilted mine.

I think that's all I've got for now.
Are you still working on your list?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sick of Snow and Just Plain Sick.

So.  We had snow this week...over a foot of it!  That is a lot of snow!!  State offices actually closed down on Wednesday...a first in forever, I think.  Didn't take any photos...sick of snow already. 

I took full advantage of being home and worked on projects on my christmas gift to-do list...made some good progress!  No photos until after they've been received.   

Then, sickness struck.  ugh.  Better today.

But, the biggest thing (to me, anyway) is that my computer is having problems and is very slow and it takes forever to load up anything.  I've not been on here, much.  I am in the process of getting it taken care of.

I'll be back soon.  

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I've Been Workin'...

on my projects all weekend, but I don't seem to have a lot to show for it. 

Here's a peek at Conlan's quilt.  I am 2/3 done with the top.  That is actually a bright is showing more orangey on my monitor. 

I am ready to quilt this little mat. 

Hope you're getting something done!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I have my work...

cut out for me.
(hahahaha...I crack me up sometimes!)

Weekend projects...still working on Christmas gifts. 
I hope to have some good things to show you by Sunday night!