Friday, August 26, 2011

Short update

Well i am just a little bit behind. I have finally got back to my quilting and just started hand quilting on the fan quilt.

It has just been so hot here it makes it hard to do things. I am ready for cooler weather. These 100+ degree days is bad. All my grass is dead and a lot of my outside plants too. My muscadine grape vines is the only thing we water and they look ok. Have a few grapes on them.

Taz is growing like a weed he is now 8 months old and weights in at 4 1/2 pounds. Still fast. Yep i still can't catch him.

My hubby got sick on me but is ok now. My daughter has been real sick with stomach problems and was in the hospital. Still sick and now getting second opinion. I had my grandkids while my daughter was in the hospital. My fun time.

So as you can see now i have to get back to my sewing.
thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Short movie of puppy

Trying to see if i can upload a short movie of our puppy.
Hope this works. This is my first try.

Puppy update June

Just a few pictures of our puppy. He is now 7 months old. He is at 4 pounds. Full of energy. Loves to sleep on his back.

@5months @ 7 months @7 months-today
He will not get any larger. He is very much loved.

Fan Quilt

Just finished this Fan Quilt top. It's now ready to start quilting.
Here is how to info for you.

These are the parts to put together. I sew the fan blades first.

You will need to press all the seams to one direction.

Next i sew the small end of the fan on.

Yes i do pin. Start in the middle then the ends.

Nest is the large background. Again i do pin. The same as the small end. There is a short video on my Ustream page.

I like to sew with the seams on top so i can make sure the seam
stays going the right way when it goes under the needle.

After sewing again press the seam. Square up your block.
I decided to add a black border around each fan at 2 1/2 inches. I also added the same black to the outside border at 6 inches. You can do yours any way you like. I think the black brings out the colors in the fan blades. This Top fits the top of my King size bed.

Comments welcome.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Our new puppy

Just to catch you up on things; we have a new puppy and he keeps me busy.
He is 4 months old. Just 2 pounds 8 oz. Tiny and frisky.
I have been housebreaking him for the last 3 weeks and he is doing great.
The last 2 days we have left the water and food down all the time and no mishaps.
LOL that's not to say there won't be.
I am not sure how i am doing cause he is taking a lot of my time but he is worth it.
here are a few pic's Hope you enjoy.

Oh we named him Taz and boy does that fit him. Eat you up one minute and lick you to death the next. Just so loveable.

BugJar Quilt


For This pattern go to

I had fun making this little boy baby quilt. It is fast and easy to make. I can see this quilt for a girl too with fairy's instead of bugs. you could also find fabric with food on it and make a picnic quilt. Just so many things you could do. See what you come up with.

I am off to my next quilt.
Hope you enjoy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Update Jan 2011

Howdy everyone. Just a little update. With the holidays and wedding and Birthdays and home improvement done its time to get back to my quilts.

I really needed the down time. You know sometimes real life gets going to fast; so slow it down and enjoy family and friends and even that quiet moment that is way over due.

Well i am back to work. I have finally got the hexagon quilt in the frame. Doing the hand quilting. I am sure it will be loved. (pic already on blog)

Hope ya'll had a good Christmas and New Years.