Sunday, December 30, 2012

An Almost Finish! and a Sweet Little Dress and a First!

I so enjoyed making this quilt! Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of it finished! It is made from 2 Moda layer cakes! Some great friends of mine purchased this quilt for a Christmas gift for their parents and the quilt now resides in Pennsylvania! I hope they enjoy it and it brings them much warmth and comfort!

Let me give a little credit to my unwilling models and quilt holders! My husband is on the right and his trapping buddy is on the left!
This sweet little dress is made from the Moda Bliss collection!
Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!
 Oh! I almost forgot!!! I did something I said I would never do! I made a Rag Quilt! Didn't find it to be very challenging or creative and fussed the whole time I was making it, as one has to sew the wrong sides together rather than the right sides! I had great difficulty with that!!! Having said all this, I loved the finished product and I loved that it was so quick to put together! I will be making another one! Sorry for the Iphone pics...the truth is I am to lazy to get out the good camera!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Market Style Tote

The Multi-use market- style tote bag! This bag is huge. It is 16 inches tall, 20 inches wide and has a 6 inch wide base. IT could be used as an overnight bag, computer bag, modern diaper bag or a market bag. It has 6 generous pockets and is
 lined in Brown and orange. The paisley brown, pink, lime green and turquoise fabric is heavy cotton duck and it is trimmed in turquoise Grosgrain ribbon. 

This bag is $73 plus shipping if applicable.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Few More Bags!

If you might be wondering if I have forsaken quilting, ohhh no, never! I need an extra source of income and these bags turn around fairly quickly and I find it very difficult to put a value on my quilts (and part with them)! IF you know anyone interested in bags for Christmas gifts please pass my sight along to them. I am going to make it a point to find my good camera this weekend and hopefully you won't have to suffer with these Iphone pics  they just don't do my bags justice!

This first bag is gorgeous! The price is $72.
 This bag is 16 wide x 13 tall. It is a fun bag, and like most of my bags, is large enough for a tote, diaper bag or laptop bag. This bag is $65.
 The next two bags are 13 X 13, have 3 generous pockets and can be trimmed in any color! These bags are $35.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Whew! What a past few years it has been!

However, I did get a few profects done! And have many more in the works. I miss you all and can't wait to get caught up again! Here is the completed Origins Quilt created by using the tube method! Sorry! It is an Iphone pic!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Life Catches Up!

Home at last!

Another long hiatus on post! I am so sorry! This past year was ( I hope) the craziest year of my life! So much has happened, I will not bore you with the details, but would like to let you all know that your prayers and notes of encouragement have been so precious! Helen, thank you so much for the Christmas happy, I just love it!

I wanted to let you all know that I decided to retire from my position with Hospice. It was a difficult decision to make, but, I beleive it was the right one for me. I found myself in an unhappy place this past year and finally got the kick that made me make a decision to make some changes. And, changes I have made ( of course, I am still sewing and quilting)! I have always been a farm girl at heart, so....

Let me introduce you to some of my new friends...

These are my Pineywoods Cattle. They are a heritage breed that is currently critically endangered. It feels awesome to be a small part in helping to save these hardy animals. The red one is the head cow; Big Mamma. The others in the lower pictures names are Anne Belle, Petunia and Bully. Not pictured are new babies Earl Pitz and another yet to be named bull calf!

Anne Belle



I really enjoyed the calving season! Can't wait for next year! I loved every stinking minute of waiting and watching for the calves to be born and tending these beautiful rare animals.

Not to leave anyone out, I have a coop full of gorgeous mutt chickens! I think we are up to about 20 chickens now and have an incubator full of eggs that are due March 16th! I hope this hatch goes better than my first attempt!

And, this sweet little Non-mutt chicken, a Blue Copper Maran, the lone survivor of m first attempt at incubationg eggs. His name is Yokeo!

And, of course, my side kick and protector of all-Bigfoot! Actually, he is not new, but would be quite offended that I didn't include him!

I have been doing some quilting as well, just don't have any pictures uploaded! I promise to upload some tomorrow...or the next day! I spend alot of my time between home and Baton Rouge, where my husband works.

I miss you all and will try and get caught up with you all in the next few weeks!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I have too been quilting!!!

Long time, no see! Thank you all for the kind notes and prayers sent for our family and our daughter. Things are still not resolved, please continue to remember us.

Life has been busy! But I have gotten in some sewing time. Here are a few flimsies, one finish, a start and some eye candy I wanted to share.

Please pardon the poor quality of the pics; I had to take them inside tonight!

This is "One Bad Bear" made from Moda's French General Collection Lumiere de Noel . This is another one of those "I didn't have a plan when I started it" projects. I was going to make traditional bear claw blocks and whn I got the "paws" made I decided to put them on point with the dark border. It is called one bad bear because I didn't notice that one of the paws is not on point until I had the borders on the quilt....

This is a pic of the corners. This is a Christmas Layer Cake with double borders that I expect will be gorgeous when I get around to quilting it!
This little flimsy is mostly Amy Butler sashed with Kona Gray.And, this is the ugly brown quilt, finally quilted and residing on my bed. It looks much better in person, I promise!

Ooohhhh, ooohhh, Origins by Basic Gray! More of this to come!

And, the much anticipated (for me) Moda Bliss by Bonnie and Camille! I love it, love it, love it