Monday, May 28, 2012

This week............

Hey guys!! This past week was a weirdly productive week. Odd, I know. I actually got a few projects finished or started, like I need more to do. I decide to finally write down every project I have going, big mistake... I have the absurd number of, wait I had to count again,..... Ok, 16!!!!!
I do suggest doing this if you already haven't. As if I love punishment, on the next page is the catagory "Project ideas." Yes, really, I need more to do.

So how do you stay organized?

Well, next I finished a quilt for a dear friend for her Birthday.... Rosa's Quilt...
I wanted to  make something with the vintage and repros I had for her.


Then, on Saturday when we got home from work, I had a Surprise in the Quilt Lair...... please no screaming....

The Terror Of Yoshimi!! She had to save is from the Abominable Stuffing Bag!!! Ohhhh nooo!

Yeah, well she told on herself and then gave me this look:

 And all we could do is laugh. She didn't like us laughing at her ;)
Mommy's Baby!!!

One last triumph for this week and then I'm out of here:

 I had total fun making these! I L O V E pink, orange, & batiks, so I got use some hand dyed and batik's for these. Also, on the brown pillow I used a fabric called Mul Mul that I ordered from India. It's almost like a voile. So soft and beautiful. The smaller of the two I used some vintage lace and trimming. Just love these.

Well, thanks for stopping by.

What have you been working on this past week?

A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Om Shanti... 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2012 :)

I am so very excited to be entering my quilt "Dusty's Owl" into the Bloggers' Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side!
Since I have begun quilting almost three years ago, I have never entered anything into a contest or judging. 
I think it's about time!
Here it is: 
Dusty's Owl
I had a total blast making this one. I made it for my best friend, Dusty, for Christmas last year. Using some of her favorite colors I came up with this for her.
It is my design, I like to call it "Funky Fussy Cutting". 
Luckily, her hubs, Jon, is a master with the camera and got these beautiful shots of the quilt....

I have been blessed a lot lot lately with marrying the man of my dreams and having all our family and friends with us, plus having the best family ever, and having that one special friend that no matter how long it is before we talk to each other, we can always pick up from where we left off. I love you Dusty!

So, thank you very much for stopping by and sharing you thoughts with me about the quilt!!

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Sunday!!!! And Momma's Day!!!!!!

It is Sunday and Momma's Day! Who could ask for more? Me, I miss my momma. We live a few hours apart, so we don't see each other much, but talk almost everyday. I just adore her!

Isn't she too damn so cute!
Well, I love her although I know she will be on a long plane ride today and not able to see her babies. Her and my father are my favorite people and I am so lucky to have them as parents.

So, I love my Sundays, mostly due to working 6 days a week and only having Sundays to sew all day! Although, my house work suffers. Luckily, Jason is a great supporter in whatever I do, so our time is limited sometimes.
Finally this week I finished the first Embroidery project I have done in  forever.
Wanna see????
I used the pattern Calavera Skull Embroidery Pattern from Polka & Bloom. She has beautiful easy to download modern patterns over there. 
It's not perfect, but I really had to relearn my stitches. Eventually it came back to me, and this is what I got! Maybe I will make a pillow or make a bunch in different size skulls and make a throw, what to do.....
I love it!

I have now picked a pattern and all the rest of the coordinating fabrics to use with my Trade Winds in Blue by Lily Ashbury  fabric. 
I will be using In Color Order's Vintage Nine Patch Pattern. I am so excited to start cutting this evening!!!

Well, that's enough of me. 
Hope all you beautiful Momma's out there have a wonderful Day!

Who fed me from her gentle breast and hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother.

Om Shanti.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Trade Winds, Toaster Cover, BOM, ahhh......

I'm back! I am sooo excited because I got a present in the mail today! TradeWinds Blue by Lily Ashbury for Moda!!! from Sew Mama Sew, one of my fav blogs and shops! Check it out!
Isn't it so yummy!
 The colors are so beautiful and rich, it fells like India!
Yeah, go ahead and drool, I already have!
Cannot wait to make our bed quilt out of this!

Ok, so I was totally bored yesterday and decided to make a toaster cover for my new toaster oven we got for a wedding present.
I had this beautiful Block I made and did not know what to do with it.
Total credit for this block goes to Erin @ Two More Seconds. 
Just Love that blog!
So, Here is the little nugget you all have been waiting for.......
So, this is also the first time I free motion quilted too! 

Sew adorable! ;)
Last and not least I have the next installment of In Color Order's Block of the Month! May that is. 

As you all may know I love batiks, so I am using all the batiks I have and I am using tone on tone white for the background for a little texture.

I have decided that this will be the quilt I enter into The Friendship Knots Quilter's Guilds, my guild, Quilt Show next March! Yea!! So A big Thanks to Jeni at In Color Order for this BOM!!
So now I must go, but I want to thank you so much for stopping by!
You don't know what it means to me!
If your feelin' a little frisky go ahead an leave a comment, it helps me see how the site is doing and any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."
Salvador Dali