Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I'm Back~~~

Hi Everyone, I'm back~~~ It has been a wild year~~ I did however get a lot done since my last post in April. On my to do list I did get a few quilt done that has been UFO's for a long, long time. I got my deer quilts both finished. Husband love his~~ buzz saw quilt done, put a flannel backing on it so it now the quilt I talk along with to retreats. Split decision done and sold it. The 1600 quilt done & was given to my friend Bianca which loves it. Bits & Pieces put together now to be quilted. I've still have quite a few but at least I have some that done. I've completed quite a few quilts in between the UFO's, so I wasn't too lazy. I've been on lots of retreats this year with some great quilting ladies whom I treasure their friendship very deeply. Let's see since april add 5 more to this list, plus I have one more to end the year with. 2015 is looking like a lot of fun as well, starting in february~~ Can't wait till the next one~~ I've been learning some new online stuff with classes I've been taking. So hopefully I'll be posting more with some ideas i have swirling around in my head.So stay tuned.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quilt Season has Begun

Well as my husband says Deer Season is over and Quilt Season begins. Got to love a man who lets his wife of almost 25 years go on as many quilt retreat as I do, and doesn't mind at all. :D I've already have two retreat under my belt so far this year. Nothing like a good retreat to get your juices flowing, get productive, enjoy great company and tons of laughs. One of the big retreats I do is right around the corner. Almost 40 women in attendance with a waiting list of 18 gals. We have so much fun up in the Amish country here in Ohio. The ladies that attend it are so wonderful, drama free for the most part, :)and so much fun. The ladies are so giving as well. The make pillowcases of every kind of fabric and this year we have 3 charities we will be giving them to which we had some great feedback as well from those charities. I believe we are blessed ladies and need to give back when we can. We gave away over 75 pillowcases last year. Hope to do the same for this one. For those who participate I give away a quilt and some prizes via raffle style. Lots of fun. Here is a winner from I believe last year.
well off to work on this years raffle quilt. i'm going to try my best to post more here.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

First of October~~

Well it is the first of October already, hard to believe fall has arrived. It is so beautiful here in Ohio with all of the leaves changing, cooler days, and all the fall decor. I didn't get the quilt top from last week finished like I'd hope to have. :( but I did make some progress got the the backing on and the batting floating. At least it was further along then when I started it. My plans is for Friday to spend the whole day finishing it up. Life has been a little busy. Caleb has homecoming the weekend of his 16th Birthday which is hard to believe my baby is 16 already. He still hasn't shown an interest in getting his license yet, but I' sure that will change before long. I don't know if the accident his brother Josh was in almost 3 years ago still haunts him or when he was with me last year around this time and the deer came into the windshield of the van. I don't want to rush him until he is ready. I still believe driving is one of the most dangerous things can do in life. I've been selling on eBay and in my etsy shop. Which I'm getting ready to put some items up there this weekend. I love making all of these little blocks, helps me distress from the day. I'm still trying to downsize all of my quilting/sewing stuff. Last year when my oldest son Josh moved into his own house, I decided to take his room as my sewing room. My "old" sewing room was the 2nd garage on my property converted over after my sweet husband put up all new walls, ceiling, insulated, put in heat, air conditioning and nice lighting. So now my husband took that over, and I moved inside. But I still have quite a bit of stuff out there that I need to decide what to do with it. What do you do with all of your unwanted fabric or craft items that you've lost interest in or no longer love????

Monday, September 23, 2013

I was thinking of a way to get some of the project/quilt done. So I'm going to pick a project for the week to complete or work on and post my progress. So I picked a quilt that has been on my quilting frame for over 3 weeks now, I know pretty sad that it has been sitting there that long waiting to be quilted. I just couldn't get any motivation to do so. So I want to get it quilted and off the frame. Here is the one I picked. 
The pattern I believe is called Fire Escape, done in assorted blue batiks. It is a large lap size. I found some really pretty variegated YLI thread which I think would be perfect on it, now to decide on what to do in the large strips. I might do just an overall too with some swirls or flowers. So this is Monday lets see how the rest of the week goes.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here are some pictures of the Quilts I want to finish and complete before April I hope. :) This isn't half of my pile of want/need to do.
 Jelly Belly Quilt, all snowball blocks.
 Americana Quilt Done in Kansas Troubles
 Indian Summer Flower Quilt
 Clyde's Deer Quilt #2
 Online Mystery Quilt
 Double Duty Quilt in Kansas Trouble Scraps
 Got this out of the Quilt Shop Magazine & was from Quilts Plus online Shop, can't think of the name of it.
 Buzz Saw Quilt
 Split Decision by the Teacher's Pet
 Raspberry Truffle Quilt was a kit from Quilts Plus and online swap with Ohioquilters
 Clyde's Deer Quilt #2
 1600 Quilt done in Batiks

 Frost Bite needs finished and bound
 Snowman Top

Spider Quilt done in Kansas Troubles fabric scraps.
 hand pieced 2" 1930's reproduction fabric quilt, on going
 BOM of Kansas Trouble Sampler
 Pinwheel quilt, have this for over 8 years, i know that is sad
 Bible Quilt done in sayings, not sure how I'm going to finish this.
Bits & Pieces taken out of magazine.