Monday, January 31, 2011

Bad Weather Coming

We are under a winter snow watch. They say we are in for a bad few days with snow and freezing rain and ice. I sure hope they are wrong. In the mean time my sinuses have decided to give me fits. I am not going anywhere for a few days and hope to feel better soon. I may get some things done sitting in my chair when I am not coughing. You all have a good and safe week.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Finishes

I was asked to make a set of 4 mug rugs for a friend to give as a gift. She bought the music fabric but I used my stash for the rest of them. They have the music fabric on the back too. I think they came out nicely. I am getting better using my walking foot. It does take a little practice but I love it and wish I had it long before now. I sewed the binding on the back by hand. I think it makes for a very nice finish.

Here are 4 more coin/gift card purses. They make up very quickly and I have sold 2 already.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Australian Day

I just wanted to wish all my Australian followers a great Australian Day.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today's Finish

This is a runner I made for in front of our TV. I have had the spool fabric for a long time. I do not even remember when I got it but I have 2 fat quarters of it. I needed a change from the doiley I had there for a long time.

Here it is on the table with a little of my light green glass.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

TV watching Finishes

These are crocheted change or card purses. I found the free pattern on the internet and they work up in about a half hour. I think they might be good sellers at the fall craft show. What do you think? They could hold change or even gift or credit cards.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yesterday Morning Sky and 2 Finishes

Yesterday sunrise was beautiful. I love the reds in the picture.

Here are 2 little baskets I am thinking may be good sellers with a bundle of candy in them for the craft show this fall. What do you think? I think they may make nice teacher gifts.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Giveaway Collected

Sandy stopped by today and picked up her giveaway gift. She was coming to town so she stopped in and picked it up. I am sure she will post it soon. This is what she got. The tote, knit red slippers, blue knit pin cushion, mints, tatted bookmark and a lemon pie meltable. She love all of it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Playing With a Lot of Things

This picture has 3 ornaments I made Wed. The top 2 are knitted with an I-Cord which I had never made before. The left one has 6 stitches and the right one only has 4 stitches. They are worked on a #8 double pointed needles. It was interesting trying something new. The Bear is on plastic canvas and is for a swap I do every month. Actually they will all be used for that sooner or later.

This is what I played with today. More Mug Rugs but a little larger than most are made. I wanted the print fabric to be large enough to show a nice bit of it. It was given to me in a bag of odds and ends. I really love it and it is perfect for me. I picked the colors in the fabric to make the pieced part of it. I used my new walking foot to quilt it. I even used a seperate binding and mitered the cornors and hand stitched the binding on the back. I use a hint that I learned on another blog of using the hair clips to hold the binding in place. They worked great. If anyone knows whose idea it was to use the hair clips I would love to give them credit.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Sorry it took me till now to pick my giveaway winner but we had a busy day and I lost time of what day it was. Hubby picked a number between 1 and 25 and it was number 8. Sandy you are the winner. Let me know when we can get together and I will give you your prize. Since we are in the same town it will make it easy. I hope you are not too snowed in.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Machine Quilting and Puzzle

This is the first machine quilting I have done with my new walking foot (even feed foot). I did not do much but wanted to make sure the foot worked well on my machine. I am not very good at piecing either, so I will need a lot of practice with both. This is a mug rug, but it is a little longer so I could use the fabric I pulled out of my stash. I am sure some of you have seen this fabric panel MANY years ago. I think Terry gave it to me when she cleaned out her stash back when. I used it because I wanted to play and see if I could do it. I love the new foot. No slideing or puckering.

This is the puzzle we just finished. It was 1000 pieces. It was fun but I think the table will be without one for a little while because I need to make birthday gifts.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Tomorrow will be my 2 year blogaversary and I have a giveaway for you. I really would like this to go to a follower so please DO NOT spread the word. It will be filled with goodies. That part is a surprise. I made this tote in July of 2010 and had no idea what I was going to do with it but now I know. One of you will have it. I also just went over 500 posts in less than my 2 years. I guess I just have a lot to talk about. Comment on this post only to be in the drawing. I will draw next Wed. sometime. Good luck.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Some Finishes

This is an ornament for a swap I am in monthly. The theme was basket for a couple of months from now. I like to make them as soon as I get the theme. I will be glueing the flowers on yet today. Just wanted to get the picture while I took the next 2.

I only had 1 skein of this yarn so I made a doll blanket out of it. I am sure who ever gets it will love it.

I saw the pattern for this little girls sun top and kerchief and knew this bright pink yarn would look great. So I made it up in no time at all. Not sure who will get it yet but it is neat.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cleaning crazy

Sorry no pictures but I have been doing my after Christmas cleaning and getting rid of things I really do not need. I will give it to someone who will benifit from it.

Also Friday will be my 2 year blogaversary and there will be a give away so check back then. I also hit just over 500 posts in less than 2 years. Getting the giveaway ready tomorrow and will post it on Friday afternoon.

Everyone have a great week.