Friday, September 2, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer...

Is it me or was this the fastest Summer Break ever. My family was crazy busy this season. We did mini remodels on our bathrooms. The Hubs outdid himself and the son and I assisted where we could. The next home projects will be to paint three more rooms. Home maintenance never ends.

I did take a break a couple of days ago and made this liner for this bicycle basket. It is a gift for my friend's retirement. She loves it and I am so glad. I need to sit down and refine my quilty to do list. There are so many things I want to make.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I am looking for more of this fabric. It is Project Runway-"You got the notions" by Robert Kaufman #D8570. I last bought it at JoAnn fabrics. They no longer have it at my local store. I would really like to have it for borders on my current project. I think it would add a nice finish.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Using my stash of Sew Now Sew Wow by Alexander Henry. Thanks to my BFF Spike for coming to visit and bringing all kinds of fabric to share with me! We made all our blocks and laid them out. We have a goal set to get the top done. I am on the lookout for a certain fabric for the borders. I am so glad to have spent some Stitchy time with my Pal!

Been there, Done that....

and I have the t-shirt to prove it! I had a great time in San Diego. I had my older Brother, my baby Sister and four of my Cousins with me. It was wonderful. I also was able to spend lots of time with my Mama and my Niece and Nephew.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I wonder how difficult it would be to be stitching this in the airplane tomorrow? I have been so sick that I have not even packed yet. Honestly I am the type to be packed and ready way ahead of time. So much to get accomplished today. Now, I am truly a last minute Lucy. I may need a nap later...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Almost done...

I just have to hand-stitch the binding and the Camp Starlight Quilt will be ready for delivery. I am so excited to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause. God willing I will be heading for the west coast later this week. This quilt will be auctioned off to raise funds for Camp Starlight in June.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What my little boy made me for breakfast! Gotta love it! Mental note teach the boy how to make Denver omlettes, huevos rancheros or steak & eggs.

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mamas!

Well loved...

This is Spike! He belongs to the little boy who calls me Mama.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I am getting pretty excited. The Camp Starlight Quilt is quilted, the binding is made, machined on and clipped down. Now I just have to hand stitch the binding down and then it is ready to travel.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 you doing?

Long time no post. I have been crazy busy. I have been trying to focus on my word CREATE. Mostly creating the life I really wanted. I have spent a lot more time with my family and am a better Wife and Mother. I am really spending a lot more time exercising and am feeling really good about my fitness level. No, I am not ready for a marathon but I am ready to walk across the Coronado/San Diego Bay Bridge. Last June when my Cousins invited me to challenge myself to do this four mile run/walk I thought I might need medical assistance. ;-)  Now I know I will have no trouble walking that four miles. I have been attending Zumba fitness classes. What fun it is to have an hour of dancing.

 So on the stitchy front I have not created much. I am playing catch up on this project. What do you think of this fabric for the borders?

I am very thankful I have the chance recently to see my little Brother. I made him this pillowcase. I love this technique. I have seen it a while back and decided to try it out. I will be using this technique from now on.

I have a long list of things to sew or quilt. Up next is the above quilt and a quilted prayer shawl for a dear friend. So what are you working on?

Happy Stitches,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Create...that's it!

 Kelly the faithful leader of Charming Girls Quilt Club has asked us to choose a word as our theme for 2011. What a great idea. After much thought I have chosen CREATE. It seems I have lost my muse the past few months and the word CREATE says it all for me right now.

 [kree-yet] verb, -at·ed, -at·ing, adjective
–verb (used with object)
1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. 

2. to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention. 

3. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play. 

4. to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint: to create a peer. 

5. to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to: The announcement created confusion.

6. to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design: to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise. do something creative or constructive.

  originate, invent