Friday, February 14, 2014

Can't pass up a bargain!

Our local Joann Fabrics is closing down and moving to a location that's not in my "normal" driving route,  so from now on I'll be working from my stash of fabric and ordering online.  I will really miss touching the fabrics though.

But.. here is my glorious fabric.  All the remnant pieces had to be rung up separately (why I don't know) so that's why there's two receipts. 

Before all the discounts this would have been over $400. After all discounts were taken I spent.... $98!!!  Seriously.  :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Early Birthday Gift

I got an early birthday present. :) I've spent hours just looking through it deciding on the first project to make from it.

So far, these are my favorite projects that I hope to make this year.  Ambitious huh?

Harvest Star, Delectable Mountains,  Amish Inspired Shoofly,  Prairie Baskets,  X's and O's, Feedsack Flags, Use A Napkin Only For Your Mouth (and the best part is I have a charm pack I've been saving for the perfect project. So I'll use that for this project)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rainbow Crochet

In honor of my late mother in law,  I've been crocheting. Every stitch I make I think of her. Now, I'm not the best at crochet but I'm trying. 

I love rainbows and figured that I could make some granny squares using rainbow colors.

I'm using red heart yarn in red, pumpkin,  bright yellow, paddy green, royal, soft navy and medium purple.  I'm planning on making 16 blocks, and I'm on the green rounds on 12 before I ran out of the skein. So I moved on to the royal blue.

If you plan on doing this like me you'll need one skein of red, pumpkin and yellow.  You'll need two skeins of paddy green, royal, soft navy and medium purple.  I'm crocheting two rows of each color using a 5.5 mm hook, using US terms double crochet.

I haven't joined the blocks yet (and they still need to be blocked) but I purchased a pound of yarn in white. That should be enough but I'll keep you updated. :)

I've completed one full block so I had an idea of what everything would look like.  The block hasn't been blocked yet and to give you an idea on the size the newsprint pad its shown on is 18"x24". :) nice and big.

Friday, December 27, 2013

With extreme sadness

It is with extreme sadness that I'm posting this. My beloved Mother In law passed away on Christmas Eve. 

I love you Mum. I always will. Thank you for being so accepting of me, for teaching me to crochet,  for loving me as a daughter and for giving me so many fantastic memories.   I'll be missing you for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Best Birthday Gift Ever

So what if it's not really my birthday till February?  My husband is awesome. :)

I've loved the San Fransisco 49ers since forever, and he took me to see one of their last home games at Candlestick!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Show day!

Here's the best photo of Pieces of Me hanging in the quilt show. I have a few others but they're slightly blurry. 

Each Dresden Plate is hand appliqued and then I machine quilted it. The top left area above the Dresdens has a quilted feathered heart, and the other corners have feathered curls.  In the skinny area between all the Dresdens has microstippling.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Show Quilt - Final Reveal

It's out there.  At the Philadelphia National Quilt Extravaganza. :)

Now, without further delay, I present to you - Pieces of Me.


This one is hanging on my design wall - before it was appliqued to anything.
 

And here it is in the show:

 

And another view.