Friday, May 25, 2012

catching up with my works in progress

Here it is Friday the 25th of May - I am back from my vacation in Laughlin Nv...well rested and ready to continue working on my WIP's (works in Progress).  Saw Dr Lutz today for another injection in my back - hopefully this one will go better than the 1st since it kicked up old symptoms.  feeling better this eve but sore... yesterday I started on a new BOM from Ladybug Hill Quilts - A fit to Frame Pattern by Lori Smith 12 - 6"x6" appliqued blocks that can be framed when finished. I am behind by 5 months but am enjoying the process and planning to do some ebellishments with beads and embroideries.  These I can work on while I am recovering from my Shoulder replacement surgery at the end of June.

excitement is in the air

tomorrow my favorite blogger Amanda Jean of is coming to one of my favorite quilt shops Riverside Quilting in River Falls WI to do a book signing from 11am - 2pm. I plan on going down there after my quilting club in the am to meet her and say hello.  I have been following Amanda Jean's blog for a few months now and enjoy her blog immensely.  I have also signed up to take her class "machine Quilting Sampler" at the end of the month so I will be getting ready my 12 - 17 block sandwiches needed to complete the quilt.... I also want to stop downtown Hudson to Kelly's Gallery to meet the artist who is presenting his painting in honor of 911.  it will be a busy day....

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday

Hi all, it is going to be a great day!  The sun is out and it's supposed to be in the high 70's! Yea!  I've been feeling chilly the past few days and the warm sunshine will be welcome.  I have finished some small projects this past week.

I finished this lovley kithchen towel with an apple applique and a matching pot holder.  I also have 3 more potholders on the make using some of my orphan blocks & I love using the insul-bright batting inside them.  I have love the feel of this fabric and have enough for one more set.  I will try to do a tutorial with this for all to see on pintrest.

I finished block # 4 of 12 - so now only 6 blocks to go....  today I plan to finish some more sewing projects and also spend some time with my friend Sue - she is having a garage sale today & was so helpful when I had mine.  Have a great day all.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Feeling Better Today!

I am so glad that I am finally feeling more like my old self today.  The back pain/stiffness from the Shot I recieved Friday has finally gone and I feel more energetic and less tired today.  I am going to take advantage of that and work on my small projects and clean house in between.  I have decided to stay home today and only go out for my PT appointment at 2pm.  I will rest inbetween and hopefully be up and running by Friday...  It is good to feel better,

Small Project sew along with Amanda Jean

I am compiling a list of projects I want to complete for the sew along

1. finish my quilt top I started in class with Meg
2. finish quilting 3 baby blankets
3. finish my 12 week Blocks by Amanda Jean
4. finish my projects for kitchen items for sale at my churches womens sale & work on my Bridal Shower Gifts.5. complete my christmas wall hanging
6. complete a floral wall hanging for my bedroom
7. finish quilting my log cabin foot quilt for my bed.
8. work on my quilt for my daughter Nan

 I finished up Block # 4 of 12 today (5/2/12)  and also finished up another Kitchen Towel and Pot holder.  The potholder has Insul-Brite for the batting and the The Towel has a hand appliqued Apple on it.  Yea! working towards completing the list of projects!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dolls I have made

I was looking through some of my older pictures today and came across 2 of the Dolls I made in and wanted to share them.  My Golden girl Still sits by my Desk although she has lost her crown and purse.  The Girl in Green with Wings I gave to my Daughter-in-Law Jenny for the Girls.  My Grandaughters were over one day and little Echo spied her and called her a Fairy. So I just knew this one needed to be given a home where she could inspire others.  They are both made of Polymer Clay and Hand fashioned costumes.  Dated before 2000 Created by Diane Swett.