Saturday, December 31, 2011

I Believe

I finished my I Believe quilt and this is my last finish for 2011. I wish I had finished more but it is what it is. I couldn't decide how to quilt this or what color thread to use, so I just kept it simple.
Happy quilting!

Monday, December 26, 2011


$18,000.00 for a quilt?

Remember this.

I will start taking my hexagon quilt top apart and turning into a quilt similar to this one.

Have a great week!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Be Attitude September BOM

Yes, I know it is December which means I am many months behind on my BOMs.
This is one of my favorite blocks and I think it is because of the vibrant colors and the way I used the same fabric on the left side and across the bottom.

Here it is so far.
I hope to get more blocks finished before the end of the year. I think Lacy will be happy with this quilt. Then I will finish the Boot Bash quilts.

Happy stitching!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lazy Heart BOM December

I finally had a chance to applique' the Lazy Heart block for Dec.
The more I worked on these blocks the more excited I got. This has been a fun BOM.

Here is Lacy's top.
And mine.
I can't wait to go get backing for the quilts. They finished at 29 1/2" x 37 3/4". I think I will add an outer border.

Thanks, Rhonda, for a great BOM.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Towel Swap

If you are signed up for this swap, an invitation to join the yahoo group has been sent.

We still need three two more swappers. If you know anyone that would like to join
the towel swap, please link them to my blog.

February – Toni M.
March – Dawnmarie
April – Toni C., TN
May – Ann Marie
June – Mary Pat V., WI
July – Lacy C., TX
August – Betsy L., FL
October – Linda B., PA
November – Cindy D., TX
December – Barb G., VA

Since January hasn't been picked we will probably start the swap in Feb. Oh and
we have two Toni's.

Please add your info in the database.

Have fun!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Towel Swap 2012

I'm putting together applique' towel swap. You just can't have too many cute towels made by quilting friends.

Below you will find the guidelines and the available months. Since December is so busy we will vote if we should start it in January or February.

Towels should be 16" x 28"
Embroidery machine is not required. Regular applique' is fine.
Please mail your towels so they arrive no later than the 1st wk of your month.
Towels must be 100% cotton
Any color towel that works with your month/theme

Make 12 towels that reflect your month (think of themes, seasonal, holidayish) – 11 towels you will mail, keeping one for yourself .  If we get 13 swappers, we will add a Birthday Month swapper.  I’ll explain that later if we get 13 swappers.  

You must join the Yahoo Group I’ll set up for this swap.  This is important for several reasons, keeping track of addresses privately and sharing your progress and links.  And yes, you can blog about it!

What I need from you to participate:
Full Mailing Address:
Desired Month 1st & 2nd Choice:
Blog (if you have one – not required):
Email you want to use for Yahoo Group (I’ll send you an invite):
Phone Number (for my purposes only—will not share!):

Pick your month (that is available).  We already have a few months taken, please let me know which month you are interested in:
January – 
February – Toni M.
March – 
April – Toni C., TN
May – 
June – Mary Pat V., WI
July – Lacy C., TX
August – Betsy L., FL
September – 
October – Linda B., PA
November – Cindy D., TX
December – Barb G., VA

I hope we have others who want to join us., you won't be disappointed. I am working on getting us a button.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I found this great pattern for a potholder. I had some scraps of cotton yarn so I started it, then I decided I was doing it wrong and dropped it in my yarn bag. Some time later Barb and I got to chatting through email and she mentioned a pattern. While the patterns were the same they were a little different. After reading the pattern Barb was following I realized I was doing the potholder correctly and finished it.

Same potholder just different sides.

I love this potholder. Just the right size and double thickness.

So I made Lacy some plus a dish cloth. Yes, there are 2 that I made out of acrylic yarn. They will be fine as I have some made out of acrylic that I have had for nearly 30 yrs.

I love mindless crocheting so I decided I would make some to sell. $6 each plus shipping.
Happy stitching!

Monday, November 21, 2011

November Lazy Heart BOM

I've had the hearts fused on the background for about a week. I would go back and forth trying to decide to put the owl or use this design from Embroidery Library. Finally, I called in backup and a decision was made. Whew! I love this block! Only 1 more block to complete this BOM.

Did you see the turkey?

I'm not to sure about two orange blocks side by side.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Chelsi needed headbands in every color for Mommy to clip her bows to. lol I did the camo one just for fun.
Happy stitching!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Bag

I was going to make a bag for myself but I messed up so I cut that part off, then the bag was too small for me. So the bag will go to a neighbor's grand daughter.
Happy stitching!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Outfit #1

Here is the first Christmas outfit I crocheted for Chelsi.

Plus she needed a matching headband with a flower.
If you enlarge the photos you can see that the yarn has shiny threads in it.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More outfits for Chelsi

Lacy bought a romper for Chelsi, it was so cute. I went searching for a tutorial to make one as patterns are very expensive. I found a great romper tutorial at The Little Giggler. Amanda has some other tutorials I will be trying.
Since I misjudged how much fabric was needed I had enough to make Chelsi a jumper.
Happy sewing!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


So I made Chelsi a hat, then Aiden wanted one, then Nikolas wanted one. So I just went ahead and made Greg one.

Chelsi's hats
Every little girl needs a pumpkin hat.

And a cute little bunny ear hat.

A striped hat just because

The boys hats

Aiden's hat to keep his ears covered since he has so many ear infections

Happy stitching!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lazy Hearts BOM August

Rhonda just continues to tickle me with this BOM. I did change mine up quite a bit. Barb cut the leaves and acorns on her GO cutter thingie.

When I got the blocks done I felt like it still needed something. Soooooooo I went to my embroidery designs.
I loved the little spider. lol

Then I added sashings.

Only 2 more BOMs.

Happy quilting!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Embroidery Machine

Here are a few things I did with my embroidery machine.

The boys got shirts for Halloween.
Happy stitching!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sewing for Chelsi

I have been sewing I just haven't had time to blog. I DO NOT promise to try to do better.

A dress for Chelsi

Another night gown
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aiden and Chelsi

Don't tell Aiden he was sleeping that close to Chelsi, he thinks he will catch girl cooties. I wish all of you could see Aiden's hair, he has the prettiest hair.
Today is a great day, I have the embroidery machine going and I'm sewing.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Someday it will be cold, I'm just not sure when and where. I can always use these for gifts for friends in colder area.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Be Attitude August BOM

I made a poor choice in my fabric selection on the left as the word "be" does not show up well.
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lazy Heart BOM September

I definitely made this month's block my own. When I started tracing the heart I remember I had a hummingbird design for my embroidery machine.
Then I thought of these flowers.

Then I got brave and enlarged the flowers and flipped one of the hummingbirds plus I enlarge the little bird.
Lacy's quilt
My quilt
Happy quilting!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Table topper

While I should have been working on my BOMs this morning, I wasn't. I thought the boys needed a Halloween topper but I'm very unhappy with it. I did the envelope method and quilted it with loops and squiggles. Why won't it lay down on the edges? Did I quilt to close to the edges?

I like this side the best.
The boys will probably like this side best.
Happy quilting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Mini

I finished the fall mini. Nice kit. There is enough fabric for the pieces to do another mini, I just need to find background and backing fabric.
I won this kit from Toni on her Maniac Monday. Thanks, Toni.

Happy quilting!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lazy Heart BOM Aug

Better late than never. lol Getting a new grand-daughter just throws everything off schedule but I'm catching up slowly.

Once again Rhonda out did herself. Rhonda has already posted the Sept heart, it is adorable.
I forgot to take photos before I added the border.


Happy quilting!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

How much?

I joined a challenge on Facebook. If you facebook and would like to join it is Kimberly Crenshaw's Divine Inspirations. Here are the rules:

Starting today, do at least 15 minutes worth of work on your project(s), then post here in this thread what you did (you may want to wait to post late in the day, in case you find more time later on). Post pics if you have them (you'll have to post the pics to your own profile, then include the link from your browser's address bar in your post). Have fun everyone!

Of course, I signed up. I love sewing and sewing normally makes me smile. However, someday I'm just lazy tired and need a push. I've done my 15 minutes today and that is all I did but it is not my fault. Barb and Lacy made me stop sewing today.

Oh you are wondering how Barb and Lacy made me stop sewing? They wouldn't stop talking about the book The Help. I picked up my copy at Walmart
Anyway, how much do you sew in a day? Do you sew everyday? Inquiring minds want to know. OK, just me.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I found this tutorial for a gown at Banana Bear Blog and I thought Chelsi needed it. I will be making more for her. I'm not sure what size she wears, preemie is a little small and newborn is huge on her.
I'm working on getting caught up. Be Prayerful is ready to be stitched and Lazy hearts needs to be fused. Today is another day and more sewing time.

Have a great day!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Be Attitude July BOM

I know it isn't July anymore but things got really busy getting ready in July. I'm going to have to sew fast if I get all my BOMs done before the end of Aug.

Happy quilting!


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