Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Well, I am off to do some groceries shopping. And maybe start making some cookies this weekend. Yeah, that's about all I want to do this weekend make some cookies. See ya'.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This simple bag creates a “just right” baked potato. The inside is done well yet moist, while the skin remains tender. The bag will cook 1 – 4 med. Potatoes at once. Simply wash and dry the potatoes. DO NOT PRICK!! Wrap potatoes in a paper towel & place in bag. Microwave as instructed by your manufacturer, usually 4-15 min. Let bag Air Dry. Enjoy. Also try this with: Sweet Potatoes, Corn, and Apples.
So before I give them to my sisters, etc. I think I'll do more research on them. If you know of anything about them please let me know....add a comment here. It's made from 100% cotton fabric, threads, and batting....this one is made with 80 - 20 batting.
I have embroidered on some sweatshirts for gifts. One saying I just love was....On Dasher, On Dancer....On Master and Visa.
I finish making a quilt. Black and White string, with Cats applique on a few blocks. My GD's love it. So do I. Just love making string quilts. I love making scrappy quilts, and the way they just turn out. I put this one on Etsy for sale, and hope someone buy and enjoy it..!!
Be back soon. Maybe with more info on the Potato Bags. Happy Quilting!!
Monday, November 2, 2009
I am having SO much fun making the snow men's. I am in a craft show Nov 13th and 14th. And I hope this will be a big seller. The craft show is a small one. Very small. I like hanging out with the women that put the show together, and spending a few days just hanging out with them. Oh did I mention the food they sell, I love eating there too!!
I am making some red work and blue work pot holders. Still have to sew the binding on the pot holders. I like to have a few table runners ready. But mainly...just a lot of small quick and grab things. I have done a ton of sweatshirts. Have those ready. I like to do sweatshirt with winter embroidery on them, just not Christmas, this way you can where them all winter long. Have a few with Christmas items on them.
I am off to work on more "stuff" for the show. I'll be back, and let you know how my snowman does...!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Black and Blue, oh my. What am I going to make, to keep it light and fun for a little girl. First thing I thought about doing was a string quilt. But the oldest GD has a pink and white string, and I wanted the quilts to be different. So I started looking into my patterns I have, and it was about only 10 minutes, and this pattern just jumped right out at me. I have machine applique a cat in the center of some of the blocks. And I tell you what.....she loves it, and so do I. And it took a 7 yr. old to teach me, that black and blue's can be fun.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Yes, I am a lucky quilter to have a finish basement for my quilting area. It is 4 years in the making. I usually ask for items I need as Christmas gifts, etc. My next thing I want is a large Ironing Board. I do love my little retreat area as I call it. I can run and hide here, just have fun. This is about the cleanest it'll ever be. Nothing on the floors is just not me! I don't toss things around, but I do put things on the floor as I am working. And my Threads are not so neat. I do have an embroidery machine that is going all the time. And usually my threads are just laying around the machine area.
So here is my room. As you walk in - There is all type of pictures, wall hangings, and little quilts on my wall. I have bought the pictures here and there, and made most of the quilts. I have 2 tables placed together for pinning, and the sandwich part of the quilting. (Which I do not like..!) There are baskets everywhere with FQ's in them. I just started to collect the 30's FQ...need another basket..!! Then against the wall are 3 large cabinets. 2 of them hold my fabric. I do try to keep the colors together. And one holds my backing fabric and some batting's. On top of the cabinets are boxes with my scraps. I try to cut up my scraps into usable size. But don't always work.
I have shelves to hold stabilizers, and my baskets of fabric. The larger baskets, have projects that need done. My love of my room is the PEG BOARD..!! I would not go without this. Then my Book shelf, for my magazines and books. My desk, I need a new computer here...just a laptop maybe, another gift...?? Cutting table and the table I work on. Have high riser under the table to fix me. Then my TV. I have a DVD - VCR recorder. (Last year gift..!!) I have taped on VCR tapes, all the sewing shows from the past years, and as I work.....I am recording the shows on to a DVD from the VCR tapes. Less room needed from the tapes. And I get to watch the shows as I am taping. And then my sewing area... I do like the cabinet I have. Next to my sewing machines is one of those cabinet that holds those storage boxes....bought it at a close out, real cheap. And my UFO's that I need to work on NOW, are there.
I hope you enjoyed looking into my playroom. Yes, Adults are allowed to have playrooms tooo!! I am going now to look at the other tours also. Please leave a comment, or suggestions, I am always looking for ideas, and crafty way to store things...or hide them ...!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I am going to love looking at other artist studios, or just their sewing space. I remember having to put my sewing machine away everyday...in my bedroom closet, just because I didn't have room to keep it all out. Luckily that didn't stop me from doing what I love to do...!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
My Quilt Guild is having a Quilt show. So anybody that is close to NE Ohio, come by...I will be working the show Saturday morning until about 4pm. Here's some details....Cascade Quilt Guild
Basket of Quilts XIII
Saturday, September 19th, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 20th, 12 pm - 5 pm
Bath United Church of Christ
3980 West Bath Rd. Bath, Ohio
It is usually a very nice show. And there's some Vendors, etc.
With the cooler weather coming. This week I want to work in the yard. Get it ready for winter. I have bought some flower bulbs to plant. I don't have to many spring flowers...and I want to fix that..!! And just put my fall decorations out. I just love the 4 seasons here. All of them. Hate the snow on roads - but love the snow on the ground. I have lots of tree's around me....so when it snow here...it is pretty. So I am off to play in the dirt today. Planting some mums, and look at my containers...some of the summer flower's are about done. I have a rock garden in the making...it's been 2 years for this area...and I am always adding or removing something. This is where I have no spring flowers, and want some.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I love and miss you.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Yeah....right..!! That's is what I am wishing. I give them a month and the clothing will be along the rest of the stuff in the toy box. They do take care of the quilts I have made them. So maybe they will take care of the paper doll quilt and clothing. They just have to be careful.
Over last weekend I had a wonderful weekend. I had a Bonnie Hunter - - Lecture on Friday. And a workshop on Saturday. That is my next project to finish. I have 11 blocks finish and need 20 total. Then the sashing, etc. The quilt is the pineapple blossom. And I can't wait to finish it. My quilt guild put on the workshop. And our next meeting is the 20th. I am hoping to at least have the quilt top done for our meeting. Keep fingers crossed for me...!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Think I will go to my sewing room, and quilt for a long while. And just play with some of scraps, I need to finish the quilt I am working on for a friend .... with those photo's. Yeah, I am heading to do some quilting and eat chocolate. That should help with my depression...!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
I am working on some UFO's in my quilting. But need to start on a project that a friend asked me to do. She had some pictures of her family screen printed on some pre-quilted fabric. The fabric is white, and the pic's are cut up in different sizes. The pic's are old, and some of the white fabric they (the pic's) are on turned yellow. Not much - but some. Wonder if I could tea dye them to fix some of that yellowing. Hm mm.....To get a balance of color on the background fabric, without hurting the pictures. Then again, I am going for an old scrapbook looking quilt. And the yellowing just add character. Want to put the pic's on black fabric, have the corners squared off...(like the snowball quilt block corners). To make it look like they are in a scrapbook. And the old scrapbooks pages use to be all black. Oh yeah, I remember those pages. That's why I want them on black fabric. Even, use pinking shears, or the pinking rotary cutter on outside pictures to make them look like the old photo's. Then just use a nice neutral fabric for the background of the quilt. That is my plans on this quilt. Have the ideas, and just hope it works.