Hi everyone, glad you could visit me.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Cathedral Window Pincushion

Craft Day at my friend Connie's with Marjorie was another fun day. I saw this tutorial  With Kim at My Go Go Life made this beautiful pin cushion. I have always loved the cathedral window pattern and have never made it. What a good way to learn how to make it by doing a pin cushion. They are so cute.

Aren't they cute. One is for me and one is fore my mother n law for her birthday. I also want to get her one of those  Fons & Porter pencils. I just got one for myself and love it.

My little helper Owen. Four years old and has his own I pad. He knows how to run it better than I can.  They are so smart before they even go to school. He starts kinder garden  next Sept. Where the time goes. He looks just like his father at that age and acts like him also. Its to funny. 

A new corner  to my sewing room. I extended my table to the wall which is closer to my design wall. I also got my husband to lower the table 1 1/2 inches which makes a big difference to my shoulder when I sit at the sewing machine to long.  I thought a had a great spot for my new coffee machine until my friend brought up to be careful that the water doesn't over flow onto my sewing machine. Now I have to rethink that one. I also got my husband to add a little drawer which is  great for my attachments for the sewing machine. A couple of more adjustments and I will be happy. for awhile anyway.

I was just to Singers to pick up my machine quilting foot which broke. They didn't charge me which was great. To replace it would of cost 39.99. I picked one up for a friend and it was 14.99.  They looked the same. I also picked up 10 bobbins which cost 9.99 and for a regular sewing machine would of been 3.99. The only difference mine were green. It doesn't make sense. But what are you to do if you need them.

Well off to the sewing room to finish quilting that quilt that I started.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

It's All About Me

Today is my turn to show you  my piece It's All About Me by Amy Bradley. Thank you Amy for donating the pattern.

I would like to thank Madame Sam from Sew We Quilts for this great idea and a special thank you to Marlene from Stitching by the Lake for all her work organising this Hop.

This is my piece that I am sharing with you today:

I wasn't sure what I should do with her and planned on making another one but with being away on vacation  
I decided I would just make the one. I needed a cove for my serger since I don't use it often so thought this would be a good thing to keep the dust bunnies away.  There has been some beautiful pieces during this blog and I have enjoyed it immensely.

So now as I have been telling people it is time for a give away. Just leave a comment for a chance to win and I will have the draw when this blog is over.  I have enjoyed sharing with everyone and hope you will visit me again. Since now we are wishing for spring to come, at least I am I thought these nice spring fat quarters would make a great gift.

The colour's are a light spring green. It is hard to see how pretty they are.

Here is a list of  the ladies who are showing their pieces today.

Wednesday, February 27

The Passions of Cliodana
Marathon Quilter
Marla's Crafts
Fiber Babble
Simple Sew
Sewn Seabees
Charlotte at That Other Blog
Nini's Patchwork
Charlotte's Creations
My Spoolish Art

Thanks for visiting me and hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Well I have a couple of things to post. I had such a good week in the sewing room this week. Another Christmas present on the go . I was quite happy how this one turned out.

When it is done it will be a tree skirt. My daughter n laws colour's are blue.  This is a kit from Connecting Threads. Another nice one. The material and colour's were great.

My husband  is away this afternoon so I decided to start this. I am going to be brave and machine quilt my first quilt. I have it sprayed and pinned. Now tomorrow if all goes well I hope to start this. I decided to use my walking foot to do the lines and then machine quilt in between the branches and boarders. Wish me luck.

Friday, 22 February 2013

On my trip this year I started these two cross stitch pictures.

This I finished while sitting on our deck on Pureto Rico. It is for my daughter n law who is a nurse. I just have to stretch it and frame it. One Christmas present under way.

This one I just finished. It is also a Christmas gift. I was quite happy with this one. It is hard to see but the berries are little beads that makes the picture pop. Some day when I am out shopping I will find  a couple of frames. It is nice to get a head start on Christmas gifts. It seems as fast as I make things there is something that I need a gift for. Most years it is hard to get anything made for myself. Oh well, I do enjoy making gifts.
Tonight there is a musical at the church and both of my grand daughters are playing. Lauren on the piano and Sara on her violin. Tomorrow night Sara will be playing in a Jamboree in Sussex. The guy that runs these Jamboree's heard her play and was so impressed with her that he asked her to play for him. She is only six years old. It should be a fun night. She is pretty excited. There will be a lot of people. I hope she doesn't get nervous. Hopefully our seats are close enough to get a video. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Well I haven't been on for a couple of days as I have been working on a couple of blog pieces. I finished It's All About Me. Not as fancy as some that has been posted. I have enjoyed everyone's pieces so far. They have been very good. I am also in the Stitch it Up Blog and have got some done on that also.

Also I have working on that quilt that is taking way to long. Boy's the quilting is hard on this one. Its the snowball quilt that has been in long before Christmas. I hope to have it out next week.

I did get one project done. Marjorie and Connie was up and we put together this little table topper that we bought from Connecting Threads. When Black Friday was in the states Connecting threads had a big sale and I bought a few kits. I was very impressed with them and the quality of the material was great. I actually buy quite a bit from them.

My good friend has a birthday this Saturday. It is her 50th so I think this will look very good in her kitchen as her colour's are blue. There was almost enough material to make two. I will substitute a couple of colour's. I was going to machine quilt but used my walking foot instead. It turned out really well. 
We have been getting lots of snow today and just waiting to see if it is going to be another snow day tomorrow.  Will have lots to work on if it is.  

Saturday, 16 February 2013

It's All About Me Coming Up:

Don't forget to join us on Tuesday the 19th for It's All About Me. Thanks to Marlene Bush of Stitchen by the lake who is hosting this blog hop . What a lot of work.  It should be lots of fun with lots of great designs and give aways. As you can see I am showing my design on the 27th and make sure you tune in as there will be a give away.  Here is the schelue:

Tuesday, February 19

Just Let Me Quilt
Sunshine Quilting
Spoilt Dog Quilts
Karen at That Other Blog
Grammie Q
Gracie Oliver Arts
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Sowing Stitches
Pigtales and Quilts

Wednesday, February 20

Buzzing and Bumbling
Cherries Prairie Primitives
Kwilty Pleasures
Sew On And So Forth
Sew. Darn. Quilt.
A Stitch In Time
Doodling In My Mind
Moosestash Quilting
A Patchwork Life
Vickie at That Other Blog
Susie's World

Thursday, February 21

Kris Loves Fabric
The Quilting Alleycat
Cat Patches
Bumbleberry Stitches
Chickadees Country Cottage Crafts
In Stitches and Seams
Quilting Unleashed
Rosemary at That Other Blog
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Sew Many Yarns

Friday, February 22

A Little Bit of Lorene
Life In The Scrapatch
Boston Bits
I Love Wool
Patchouli Moon Studio
As Sweet As Peaches
Just Quilt It
Grandmama's Stories
The Slow Quilter
Robin at That Other Blog

Monday, February 25

Quilting Lines
Mountain Delights
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Ramblings of an Empty Nester
Quilt Doodle Designs
Living Life
Freemotion By The River
The German Mom
Stitchin'ByThe Lake

Tuesday, February 26

Pat Sloan's Blog
To Love Handmade
Feathered Nest Studio
Selina Quilts
Gypsy Dreamer Quilts
Sheila's Quilt World
13 Woodhouse Road
Stitches of Love
Janice at That Other Blog
In The Sewing Basket

Wednesday, February 27

The Passions of Cliodana
Marathon Quilter
Marla's Crafts
Fiber Babble
Simple Sew
Sewn Seabees
Charlotte at That Other Blog
Nini's Patchwork
Charlotte's Creations
My Spoolish Art

Thursday, February 28

Cherry Blossoms
Hill Valley Quilter
Dachsies With Moxie
I Like To QuiltBlog 
Quilt Smiles
More Stars In Comanche
Tea Time Creations
Shedding the Wolf
Life, Quilts, and a Cat Too
Judy at That Other Blog
Madame Samm