Thursday, January 31, 2013


I have all the applique finished, basted and ready to quilt!  Almost finished and picture ready! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013


Well now that the pillow swap has been sent and received by my swapee I have turned full attention to the Dall Quilt Swap 13!  There is so serious talent in this group!  I mean for REAL!   This will (well maybe) be my last swap for a while as I am moving, building, packing, and sorting!  Or I am supposed to be packing and sorting!  I have sort of promised that after the swaps I am currently obligated to I will stop and focus on the packing and sorting of things to toss, sale, or move.  I must say this task is way less fun than sewing boo hiss!!!!  I sort of have full intentions of keeping said sort of promise, but I must be allowed to de-stress and sew.  I plan a good mix of sort, toss, pack, and sew.  I also have challenged myself to make all the little extras for the new house (curtains, bed spreads, wall hangings, etc)!  I am excited about that and for the best part......  A WHOLE NEW SEWING ROOM!!!!  That will not also be a bed room, it may second as an office but no one ever uses an office around here, just the printer!    Ok so there it is; cut down on projects sort of maybe.....  But in the meantime....


How cute is he!

So this is what I have come up with!  After the big revel I can go into more detail as to why this turtle and such, but this is it for now.  I am in the middle of hand applique. 

I have no clue how to quilt this as I suck really bad at FMQing so I am at a total loss.  PLEASE HELP!!!!  I thought I might just hand quilt the applique pieces, but it feels like it needs something.  Any suggestions please....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

More fun>>>

Well I made a lovely needle book out of my pillow scraps from these links:

I am now finished up with my pillow swap goodies and will be sending it off to my partner next week!

No on to my DQ13 project!
It may not look like much, but if I can pull this design off then it may be my best yet!  Stay tuned!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pillow Swap

You all know I absolutely love the Facebook group Sew Swapit!  We are doing a pillow swap, which I have never even thought about making.  I did make one and have to say I loved it.  I got my Pillow Pattern idea from the lovely Amy Gibson.  I also did a hidden zipper which I am so excited about!  I have never ever ever done anything with a zipper.  I haven't even had good luck with zippers that were already sewn in :)  I got a  wonderful video  from a new blog that I am now following called house on hill road.  Thanks to both lovely bloggers for their help!

 See my zipper!  Oh so proud!  Hope my partner likes it!  I got some goodies for her today, but love these beautiful fabrics so much I may whip her up something else!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My 2013 to do list!

Well I have seen everyone's to do list and I guess I feel like if I can put it out there then maybe I can actually do it!

1. Finish the 2012 BOM from Craftsy!  This is a must!
2. Do the Sugar BOM with Amy from Stitchery Dickory Dock
3. Do the new 2013 BOM from Craftsy!
4. Finish up my little Dall Quilt for the DQ swap!  (so excited)
5. The year long swaps with my wonder FB friends on sew swap
6. Do a couple quilts I wanted in 2012 granny panties and civil war!

Oh that is plenty! 

To top off all that lovely business I will be moving and building a house!  Woo hoo!  So stay tuned to wonderful stresses and pictures of the craziness.  I won't be moving till the summer but the stress is already here :)! 

Let me know what yall have going on in 2013!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wow what a crazy holiday couple weeks.  Been traveling and visiting and everything.  I hope that everyone had a super wonderful Christmas and New Year, and that everyone is safe and sound and getting back to 'normal'. 

I managed to finish my quilts right in the last possible second! 

I know these pictures leave much to be desired but all I had was my phone. 

I now am working on my Dall Quilt swap and Pillow swaps I signed up for.  Also doing the Sugar BOM with Amy and that just got started. 
I have to admit I did not sew a thing in the last 2 weeks, but I did crochet a scarf while traveling.  I must get my butt busy have a lot of exciting things coming in 2013!