Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Couple of Things

 All the stitcheries for the Simple Pleasures quilt are done and ready to go into a quilt. These are bigger than the original in the book, I enlarged them because in the book, the blocks are teeny tiny. I'm happy to have all 12 blocks completed.....I couldn't fit them all in one picture.
My Petite Houses are now a little quilt ready for quilting, the problem now is I don't know how I'll quilt this one. I like to keep it simple and need to think about it for a while.

We had a huge snowfall this weekend. It didn't stop us from getting downtown for dinner, a play and staying at a swanky hotel, it's fun to be a tourist in your own home town. 

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my Lil Twister quilt, I used a charm pack to make it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

La Petite Houses

I've been working on a few little blocks, these house blocks are only 4.5" finished. Boy are these fussy little things to put together, I think they'll go into a small quilt. I also made a couple of little baskets, those might be separate small quilt at some point. The house fabrics are from La Petite Ecole, I think it means "The Little School".
Mary sent me a birthday gift and it arrived a bit late even with her sending it two weeks ahead. The post office is very unpredictable. She also included some chocolates with caramel, nuts but I ate those before I got the camera out....teehee.Thanks so much Mary, you are a sweet friend.

I just found out today, there is a pattern coming my way from here.

Happy Quilting.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I've been thinking of pinks and reds for weeks now, I made this little doll quilt and pieced the runner shown here (only a little preview for now until I get it quilted).  Today is the day to enjoy as much chocolate as you like without feeling guilty....RIGHT!. Heck I'm going to have as much as I want! I hope you have a sweet treat day as well.

Time to announce the winners of my Valentine's Day (Bday) giveaway. I wish I could have something for everyone but it's just not possible with all the entries I received, you guys are great, A big "Thanks" to everyone for the wonderful wishes you sent me. So without keeping you in suspense any longer, these names were drawn from the random number generator.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Finished!

I had this top pieced a year ago but didn't get around to quilting until now. It's an extra big queen size quilt for my bed. I can't wait to get it washed and dried so I can use it. My dryer has been broken for a week and the repair guy came today so it's going to be washed soon.
Here is the back, I quilted this with my Gammill and really love the design.
Both cats went to the vet for yearly shots. I was a bit stressed with taking them both together, mainly because they need that little bit of tender loving care and I found it difficult to have two to deal with. It took a day and a half for them to finally get some energy to eat. Lula sleeps most of the day anyway but seeing Boo Boo sleeping so much was not normal. Today they are feeling much better and are eating again.

Happy Quilting

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lets Celebrate

I can't believe how fast the weekend went by, I celebrated my birthday with a little get away weekend browsing through antique shops in this historic touristy town and then staying the night at this hotel. We were not prepared for how fancy the hotel was with all kinds of athletic things to do. I didn't bring my gym wear, so we couldn't take part in the activities....well that could be a good thing since I'm way out of shape...LOL

Look at these gorgeous flowers I got for my birthday. Maureen is a very generous and sweet person to work for, I've been enjoying them all week.
How about a give away to celebrate my blog makeover last week and my birthday this week. The table runner was sewn and quilted by me, the charm pack comes with coordinate fabric in pink and the owl bundle is a kit for a bag, it comes with a pattern. Just leave me a comment and I'll draw three numbers on Valentines Day. If you blog about my giveaway let me know and I'll give you two more chances. Remember anyone can enter in the draw. Good Luck.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Look!

I thought my blog needed a bit of a face lift to freshen it up. So I started playing around with blog designer and changed a few things. I haven't decided what I want to do with the header, most likely work on that for a while until I find something I like. So what do you think? Is it an improvement or would you prefer the old me?

And so it's time to celebrate my blog makeover and my birthday coming up next week.  I'm going to have a surprise for you. Don't know what yet but I better come up with something soon since I have now put it out there. Come back to find out what I'm doing.

Thanks for stopping by!