Friday, February 29, 2008

Found them!

For some unknown reason I put my scissors and rotart cutter in the pocket thingy on the hard case to my sewing machine! I called the LQS while at work yesterday and they said nope didn't find them...class instructor said I put them by your all day at work I kept thinking where on earth did I hide them...well low and behold there they were in that darn pocket!! LOL

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Took a bag class last night

Last night the LQS offered another in their series of bag class of the month. We made the Building Block Bag put out by Indigo Junction. Here are a couple pics of the bag. I used the Hoffman Challenge Fabric from 2004 which was an awesome gift from Vicky as my Secret Sister that year! Thanks so much Vicky! I finally made something with some of the fabric....And I just discovered that I left my rotary cutter and scissors there, so need to make a phone call and see if they found them.....

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ironing board.........

Libby is having a Sadie Hawkins Day/Leap Year contest here This seemed like a fun thing to join in on so here goes! Here is my ironing board....

Here is an apron I finished up today and Heather is modeling it!

Sunday Report for Feb 24

This past week was a little better for me....I did do some sewing! I finished 1 snowflake block and made a sailboat table topper, which I need to finish the border on and then I can quilt it. I also worked on an apron. Had a friend ask me to make her a sailboat baby quilt and she loves the pattern I just will have to make a trip to the LQS and get the fabric for that.

Fabric Added This Week - 2 7/8 yards Lost Sock Swap
Fabric Added Year to Date - 10 7/8 yards
Fabric Used This Week - 1 1/2 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date - 20 yards
Net Year to Date - 9 1/8 yards

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Went to quilt class last night and made this really cute sailboat table topper. It went together really quick and was pretty easy.....I just need to tack down the border in even increments and then topstitch down the curves that will be made by the tacking...then it's on to backing, quilting and binding!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Been an interesting few days!

Came home from work Friday and let Eddie out on the patio....didn't think anything of it, as he goes out there all the time. Awhile later I see he is really into watching/stalking something and go out to investigate and discover he is intently watching a snake! Thank heavens it is outside the screen! Jim looked around and we think it has moved on or else it is hiding somewhere.....hmmmm......

This is the snowflake block that I have mentioned. It is paper pieced and I need to make 5 more. It is a gorgeous block, but very time consuming!

Monday morning I was awakened by Eddie doing something in the kitchen and I could tell by the noise that he was after something......well it was still dark and with Jim in Norway I didnot get out of bed to check. When I got up later I went to the kitchen to see what I could find and found a palmetto bug by the cookbooks.....I screamed, hate these things with a passion! BIG PASSION! Which in turn woke Heather up and between the two of us, we were able to kill it....and then I had to pick it up to throw it out....ICK! NASTY!!

Now for a good picture! Jim went to Norway this week for business and here are a couple pictures he has taken so far....

Monday, February 18, 2008

Late Sunday stashbusting report ....

The past 2 weeks I have managed to sew the binding on the table runner and get it pinned to the back to be hand sewn down, finish cutting all the fabric to make 6 snowflake blocks for a swap I'm in, make up a block for the House BOM at the LQS, wash sock fabrics, sew some on snowflake blocks...they are taking time as they are paper pieced and lots of pieces! I also managed to add to my stash for a table topper class this coming Weds night. Not sure about my totals currently. Need to evaluate them and will post later on this week.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Lost Sock Swap

One of the online quilting groups I belong to is doing this swap! It looks so cool and fun!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sunday Report day late

Let's see this past week I cut and sewed the binding for the table runner....went to class and made a totebag....all using fabric from my stash. However, I also added to my stash this week, as I picked up fabrics for the Lost Sock Swap I am in.....

Stash busted: 2 3/4 yards
Stash busted YTD: 18.5

Added to stash: 3 2/3 yards
Added to stash YTD: 4 2/3 yards

Total busted YTD: 13.833 yards

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Jim called last night and he got the parts and all is fixed! However all flights on American are sold out for he has a flight out on Sunday and will get home just a little before I get off work! He sounded so tired last night...hoping he got a good nights sleep....

Friday, February 1, 2008

Tote bag and Jim

Weds. night I attended a tote bag class at the LQS......The pattern is called: A Simply Purse-O-Nal Tote by Linda R. Rauld of Purse-O-Nalities of Palm Harbor. There are so many options on how to do this tote that you could make numerous ones and each could be different. During class my bag was almost completed. Last night I sewed up the sides of the outside and made the box bottom, stuffed it inside the lining and stitched around the top, turned it right side out and top stitched around the top. Today all I need to do is make the closure tab and sew it onto the bag. But I do have to go get some velcro to be able to close it. here is a pic....I can see me making some more! Well blogger isn't playing nice this morning and I am unable to post the pic...will try again before heading to work.

Jim did make it to Cedar Rapids on Weds and called Thurs evening to say that he didn't have the parts to fix what was wrong and that the plant was overnighting them to him and that he wouldn't be home tonight as planned. If the parts get there he will be able to fix it and then come home sometime on Saturday, looking at the flight schedule it will probably be another late night arrival back to Florida. We are unsure what will happen if the parts don't make it today....keeping fingers crossed they get there this morning!