Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone out in blogland a Happy Thanksgiving!  May everyone's day be full of family, love and great food.

What are you thankful for this year?

I am thankful for a loving family who gave up their time with me so I could be with my Mother this year...And to my Aunt and Uncle who were so generous with opening their home to me and Mom...they truely are wonderful people who I so love, appreciate and miss....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quick and Easy!!

This past week I have been playing around making some of these blocks.  They are fast, easy and a great way to use up scraps or those 2 1/2 inch noodles you have laying around!  Here's a pic of the first 4 I made.  The pattern is called Strip Twist.  If you need something fun and fast this is the pattern for you.

I also ran across this baby quilt pattern at Taffy Talk.  The pattern uses charms and is another quick and easy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week 48 Stash Report

Alright I finally broke down and measured the fabric I picked up in PA this summer and added it to my totals and I also gave some fabric away that I would never use.

So here goes the report:

Fabric added this week 25 1/8 yards
Total fabric added this year 80 yards

Fabric used this week 27 3/8  yards
Total fabric used this year  69 7/8 yards

Total fabric busted this year -10 1/8 yards

Quilty Goals for this week:

Quilt and bind Thanksgiving quilt
Bind Christmas quilt
Work on Secret Santa projects

Friday, November 13, 2009

Scrappy Cats

Lately I have been making some scrappy cat blocks.  They are for an online swap I am participating in.  These guys have been fun to make and do tend to have their mind made up about causing mischief in my sewing room.  At one point they were frolicking all over the sewing room, causing all kinds of havic!  Good thing Eddie was sleeping at that time, otherwise who knows what might have happened.  LOL  Anyway here is a pic of my cats. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog Hop

 read about this over at PamKittyMorning's blog
for a Blog Hop being hosted by The Quiltmaker

Quiltmaker has a new magazine out called 100 Blocks from Today's Top Designers.

 Every day on their website they are listing 10 different blogs that are featured in their new magazine!  How cool is that?  Be sure to check it out as there are lots of ideas, inspiration and giveaways to be had. With Christmas fast approaching who doesn't need all the ideas they can find?  I know I am always on the lookout for new ideas.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday travels

Saturday I needed to go get some Kona White for a swap I am in.  We are making Christmas Stocking blocks and swapping.  Each of us participating had to pick a certain block for in the center of the stocking.  I am paper piecing a Christmas ornament.  Ooops!  Got sidetracked!  Back to the story, so off we headed to the quilt store, wander around for awhile and then look for the Kona and couldn't find any white.  No biggie they probably have some in the back, so go and ask, they look and nope no white!  UGH!  Ok not too tragic, we'll drive up to Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area and look there.  The first store we went to is either no longer in business or has moved.  So across the Peace River we go and could not find the other store.  So we turn around and head for home, we came to a Golden Corral and said ok this works for lunch and stopped.  Well in the back parking lot there was a small car show going on.  We went in and ate and then came out and looked at the cars.  Here's a couple pics I took. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 44 Stash Report

This week wasn't as productive as I had hoped it would be.  But I did get the petticoat made and got some of the Thanksgiving top marked for quilting.  On a good note I did not buy any fabric!! 

So here goes the report:

Fabric added this week 0 yards

Total fabric added this year 56 3/8 yards
Fabric used this week  2 5/8 yards

Total fabric used this year 42 1/2 yards
Total fabric busted this year -13 7/8 yards

Quilty Goals for this week:

Quilt and bind Thanksgiving quilt
Bind Christmas quilt
Bind drink quilt
Make scrappy cat blocks
Work on Secret Santa projects