Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm featured Again......

I love it when someone thinks my project is just as great as I do.

Check out my latest feature at

(click to see link)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

a fabric wreath for the front door

i've opted out of Christmas decorations this year
i never thought i'd ever say "i'm not putting up a tree this year"
it's just to hard
no little one here to enjoy it and i don't want a reminder

however; i did make this wreath for the front door
at least the neighbors won't think we're SCROOGE 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Do You Pinterest?

found this on there it

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yo Yo Quilt Completed

Go here and see my completed Yo Yo Quilt.

Thank you all for your kind words on my last post!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's personal.........

the next 6-12 months will be the longest of my life
after months and months of planning, psych visits, therapy, rehab and many meetings
we've made the decision along with all his dr's to get E some extensive inpatient therapy
i won't go into details, cause's personal
when he hears me talking on the phone to my mom, before he knows it's my mom, he gets really 
angry that i'm telling people, honor my sweet E, i won't go into details on the "internet"
who knows if i'll blog or if i'll lay in bed and cry all day...who knows?
you might remember awhile back i was making a t-shirt quilt from his shirts
well, that was for me while he was away, then of course i'd give it to him when he returned home's all jacked up and i'm not sure i can fix it before he goes....i'm actually discourage with the quilt as this point.
he still has one of his baby blankets, i will be taking that while he's away
i wish i wouldn't have messed up the t-shirt quilt
it is what it is...........
so......i'm not sure what the next 6-12 months will be like, other than LONELY
pop in and check on me every now and then

Monday, November 14, 2011


to read about our 2nd Project Linus sew in day success

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas SAL Banner Completed

please forgive the horrible picture

I used twine to "banner" mine.
Why?  Cause I can.
I love twine.  
I love this.
Just wish I had a mantle to hang it from.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I asked DH to pick a number between 1-15, then another number

Winner of the string quilt book:

# 9
Sarah Craig said...

I'd love to win the String Quilting book - it looks so interesting!

and winner of the quilt start to finish:

# 4
Tainted Fibers said...

Either. I am so not picky. But I doubt that a book will help me make a quilt. I can dream!

 ladies, email me your snail addy's and I'll get these books off

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Post 575

Nancy, from DRG is so kind to me.  Too kind actually.
She sends me copies of all the latest quilting books that come out.
You might remember I gave one away a few weeks back. 

This is the one that was up for grabs when I also gave away the felt.
The felt winner contacted me, the winner of this book did not.

now, I have two books to give away. The string quilt book above, and the "learn how to make a quilt".

Simple entry, just let me know which book you would like to win.  I'll draw a winner on Friday.

FYI: this is my 575th post.  WOOHOO

Monday, November 7, 2011

Accuquilt Die Applique-A tutorial of sorts, Kinda

i made this from two dies
♥ round flower
♥ feathers

even the vase came from the round flower die 
you can see that tutorial here

this won't be a step by step tutorial
but I think if I show you what die i cut each piece with
you can put it together fairly quickly

 i'm sure y'all could figure it out
but i'll give you some help
the flower petals are made from the blue feathers on the die

the flower stems are made from the stem, of course ;)
the vase is made from the stem as well, see tutorial link above
the leaf, from the left part of the die
and the center of the flower that i have as yellow
is made from the bigger circle

it was super easy to make and with my BABY GO
so much easier

now all you have to do is blanket stitch around it all

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's what i'm doing today......

and if you are my FB friend, you saw that i'm in my most favorite winter outfit
flannel night gown to the floor
knit pants on under that
thick socks and I know it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Binding Love.....

binding I made for my SAL stitchery blocks
i just love making my own binding