Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Something was missing......

My quilters palette blocks were laid out.

I arranged them...

But, something was missing?
I knew it was not purple, because that is not a color I enjoy.

It was ORANGE!!

So, I made two orange blocks and now I like how it looks.

Next white Kona sashing.

I also felt guilty because the Civil War Binder kept staring at me, so I did make a few of those too.

I know, I picked easy ones! but hey, they all have to get done right?

Happy sewing


Sunday, February 26, 2012

♫ ♫ Hooray for Hollywood ♫ ♪

This post is for my own silly enjoyment! No need for you to even read! I sing, a lot, out loud, all the time! So, this is just plain old fun! (for me at least!)

 ♪ ♫ Tonight Tonight, will be a special night
Tonight I will embroider and watch the Oscars ♫ ♫

♫ ♫" Hi Joanie"
      " Hi Janie"
"What the story moringglory What the tale, nightingale?
"Did you hear the Oscars are on tonight?"  ♪ ♫

♫ ♪ ♫ Hello Billy,
Well Hello Billy
 It so nice to have you back where you belong.
You're looking great Billy
I cant' wait Billy
'till your singing and dancing on our
favorite show 
I will be sitting Billy
maybe knitting Billy
but I will stop
and give you my attention
Have some fun Billy
Give us the old razzmatazz Billy
Billy, will never go away again ♪ ♪

Enjoy the Show!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Few Things....

Just a few things to show you today.
Yes, I did a little shopping.
This is my new favorite fabric. Half Moon Modern.
You can get it here at Quilt Taffy.

Also, I am just a little obsessed with Kei Kerchief Girls! I check just about everyday and when I see them, I buy them.

I have some fun plans for this new baby! I will show you later.

Not sure about you but I seem to have trouble with light. Yes, I can never have enough! These darn old eyes of mine!!
For years, I used this type of light. It worked for me but it radiates a lot of heat.

Then I tried this light..
Kept hitting my head (how silly am I)

Now, (yes Elaine, I took your advice)  I have this light. Bright, does not radiate heat, and I do not hit my head!!  All good things.

Have you noticed less comments being left for your post. Google has changed it's Word Verification, to not one but two scrambled words. I will admit that on some of the blogs I visit I have tried up to three times to leave a comment. I cannot read the letters so hence I cannot leave a comment. Many of us do not even know it has been changed. If you want to check go to.....

Blogger Dashboard
Scroll Down until you see this..
Show word verification for comments?
Mine is clicked, NO.

Also YOU MUST scroll down and click SAVE.

Have a wonderful weekend, snow here, perfect for sledding and snowmen building!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Are you Playing?

Yes, You bet I am!!

 Clover and Violet are having a new Stitch and Quilt Along.
 I missed their first one and was so sad.
I am not missing this one, no, I am not!

It is called The Garden Steps Stitch and Quilt Along. The block will be a variation of the courthouse steps block. I like the block that was chosen as the middle leaves a very nice spot to stitch.

Today's post was about gathering your supplies.

I will be making the lap size quilt. this will require 12 fat quarters
and a color for the middle.
Look at the sample block!! Oh My!!

I have chosen Kona White for my middle square.
Then I picked (all from my stash,yippee!) my fabrics.
 I will be using red and aqua, with a touch of pink.

For the stitching they will be using Finca Perle Cotton size 8. Which you may recall I sold in my store. I adore this thread and just happen to have a few colors laying around the house!  I have not chosen my colors yet, as I want to see the stitchery first.

I am so excited to be able to play along.
Here is a link to all the information, fabrics, threads and anything else you may wish to know.

I hope you decide to join!

Happy Sewing,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pinned and Pink

I have been busy the last few days.
I have pinned (no, not pinterest) my Sparkle Quilt.
She is ready to be hand quilted.
You will not see her for a few months!

I also made three pink blocks for my quilter's palette quilt.


I was able to add more pink scraps to my vase!

Here are my quilters palette blocks.
A rainbow of color.

I plan on making a large block for the back. I am going to do a row of each color for one larger block.
Sashing, white Kona. I like cornerstones but with my eyes they NEVER match, so I will not be adding that part.  I also need to decide if I want a border or want it to flow? What do you think?

Well, I am off to try to make a wonky tree for my swap. It is a paper pieced pattern that I drew.
We shall see!!

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aqua and Flimsy.....

Well, I set out to accomplish quite a bit this week. However, yes, it is true, I did not get it all finished.
I discovered something I should have never found...
Yes, I have been turned to the dark fun side!

BUT this is what I have accomplished.


Three blocks for my quilters palette quilt.


I did finish my string quilt top. I was very lucky to notice a seam loose when I held it up to the light! I mean, there is nothing worse than having a quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt and discovering a missed seam!

Future plans...
Sandwich string quilt...

Sandwich Sparkle Plenty...
(After I fix the corners that are making me crazy. Thought I could let it go, Noooo)

AND, oh yes, cutting the color I have been saving for last!


Happy Sewing!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Green and......

Green went super fast!! I guess I did not have that much green in my stash, so cutting was a breeze.

Now, blue/aqua.  This will take a while as I have a lot of this color.
I think I will make three of these blocks.

In the meantime I have pulled out a few UFOs.

My string quilt!

I would love to get this done for the summer. What a perfect quilt for the grandbabies to play on as we watch Maggie play softball.

I also took out my Civil War blocks.
 I sooo need to work on these; at least once in a while!!

So, this is what the up-coming week has in store for me.

I hope you accomplish a lot too!

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Well, I finished up my BLACK blocks for my quilters palette quilt.

Next up...


I also made a pillowcase for Little T.  As I was blog reading I commented on Robins blog about how cute I thought her dinosaur fabric was and if she knew the company who made the fabric. Lo and behold it arrived at my home!!
Thank you so much Robin!!

Now, I know I saw a pillowcase tutorial somewhere...
Oh yes!!  on

I clicked on the tutorial page..
found Pillowcase... and made this!

My goodness they have so many wonderful tutorials..
Take a peek!!

Happy Sewing!!

PS... really, I have been doing this for years now and you would think I would get it right. I have a font color I love to use FF0099, notice how some of my links are pink and some are not! AArrgg!!! I have tried linking, then add the color. I have tried change the color then link. I even change it in the HTML!
I just do not get it, do you?