Sunday, December 21, 2008

Arctic Blast December 2008

Okay I don't think I will be doing any cooking out here anytime soon.

I don't think I be doing any dinning here anytime soon either.

But,  oh it is so lovely and was so much fun watching it fall.  

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ornaments for friends

Ornaments I made for my friends.  I love how these turned out.  The tags took a while to make but the birds went really fast and were great fun.  I want to make a bunch more just need to find the time.  It's been a busy time as I'm sure it has been for all of you too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A few more of my Christmas things

This years Christmas tree.  On the small side but it fits the space nice.  I just love nobles.  The tree skirt is one my ex mother-in-law made me when my kids were little.  They are 28 and 24 now so it has been in the family for a long time.  As nice today as the day Grandma Dorothy gave it to me and just as loved. 

This is the new table runner I made this year.  I had made it for my dining table but it was to small it works great on this table. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

Some of my Snowguys

Here are a few pictures of some of my snowguys.  I just love snow people.  Not sure why just have a thing for them.

I made this on when I was in Nursing school.  It's been around for a few years.  I still love seeing him every year.  He still make my heart go thump thump.
As you can tell I also have a thing for stars.  They are all over my house.  Well, if  truth be told I also like crows.  I just have a few quirks.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Something for me

I got the A is for Apron book a while back and have been wanting to make something. So I finally did. I picked up the pear and apple fabric last week and the pink this weekend. I love the combo. I was having trouble enlarging the pattern. So my darling daughter helped me. She was able to get the rounded edge copies and I winged the rest. I think it turned out pretty nice. Maybe I'll wear it on Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another Quilt for Lady

Here is Lady's living room quilt. I finished it yesterday on Friday craft day. I have a lot of red in the room so it goes well.

I pieced the back and I think it's as cute as the front.

And here she is Queen Lady. I think she likes it. It looks like she is saying thanks mom I needed this.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lady enjoying her new quilt

Here's Lady enjoying her new quilt. It looks cute but I think I need to wash it so it's nice and soft for her. She likes them well worn. Her other one is almost done just need to sew on binding. Hopefully will get done and show you this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Okay I've lost it now I'm making quilts for dogs

Okay, I'll admit it I'm a little crazy. I made a couple of quilts for one of my dogs this weekend. I'm almost done still sewing on the binding. I made them for my dog Lady. She always lays on the couch by me. When I moved into my new house a couple of years ago and got a new couch. I always laid a quilt down beside me and she would lay on it. I took the one off the living room couch to wash and just never got around to putting back and she is just lost. She just doesn't know where to lay. So I made her one for the couch in the office where we spend most evening. And one for the living room which I'm still working on just about done will blog about later this week.

This is Lady on an old scrape quilt I brought at a garage sale. Just not as cute as the new one I made her. She is such a girly dog. I started the quilt thing so she wouldn't get the couch dirty. Now she can't sleep without one.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Quilt giveaway

These are the three quilts that Old Red Barn Co. is giving away. They are all so beautiful. I would love to win any of them. Head on over to her site and enter to win.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Still in a funk

I'm still in a funk don't feel like crafting. This picture is a good example of what it feels like inside me right now. Foggy and gray. But I do have hope as you can see the bright sun trying to break out. That's the crafter in me trying to come through.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So sad

I don't usually talk about politics here as I think of this as a craft blog where I blog about crafts. But I'm so depressed about the result of the election that I can't even read all 25 of the blogs on my google reader tonight. I'm sad for America. I don't think we know what we done. Enough said I will try to get back to crafting tomorrow.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Finishing up some more projects

I know it's hard to believe but I can still blog. I haven't just be AWOL I have been crafting. Here are a couple of project that I finished.

I did finish it in time to hang before Halloween. I started it last year so it is nice to have it done.

I've been working on the chicken wall hanging quilt for about 2 years and it's done.

Sugar Rush( a is a pretty new project for me. I bought it on my end of the summer vacation and started it in Sept. Can you believe I finished it. Good turn around for me. I even played around with the picture in Lightroom. See I have been doing things. Made a Christmas table runner this evening. I try and show it this week sometime.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some projects done

I finally got baby Brice's quilt done and he's only 4 months old. I even have a neat label for it.

I also finally finished this cute little snowman wall hanging. It only took me a couple of years to complete. I just put it away and forgot about it. Now it's done and I'm going to hang it all winter.

I got my Sugar Rush quilt loaded on the HQ now all I need to do is quilt it. That's for another day.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Great Fall Day with my beautiful daughter and incredible grandson

We went across the St. John's bridge. To Sauvie Island in Portland, Or.

To the Pumpkin patch.

With two of my favorite people........( Christina and Brice)

Were we say lots of pumpkins and flowers.......

And a skunk

Even some really muddy kids from the corn maze.......

I would say a good time was had by all. My idea of a great day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Using up scraps

Ever since I saw one of these on Erin's blog and the when my daughter Christina made one I have wanted one. So yesterday I finally took some of the Ginger Blossom scrapes and I did it. I finally made myself a quilted camera strap and I love it.

I also got the backing for my Sugar Rush quilt done it now ready to load on the HQ sixteen and quilt. I haven't blogged much lately but I have been crafting quite a bit. I've got three quilts that just need the binding stitch on. Will post picture later. Have a great Sunday.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Finally I'm posting

I'm finally posting. I didn't post once in Sept. was busy on Vacation redoing craft room which is still happening. I did get this chair done and really like it.

I used the left over fabric from the Sugar Rush quilt I'm working on. I got the Kit in Utah at Elaine's Quilt Block. The quilt is one that Chickpea made for the shop. It's made with Ginger Blossom. I had enough squares left over to do a patchwork seat. Christina my daughter will be so proud that I linked. I always try but, it doesn't alway work.

As I was getting ready to work in the craft room this morning I had some cute visitor.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sugar Shack giveaway

Here is a great contest. You should head over and have a look. This is a great site and a super contest.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I did some crafting this weekend

I started working on this disappearing nine patch sometime ago. I have been doing some embroidery on a panel for the top. I finely got that part done and am putting the borders on it. Will show more picture tomorrow. Too tired to take pictures tonight. I'm just happy I got a little done on it. When I work on something for a long time I get tired of it and have to make myself finish it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Goodbye to Casey

I had to say goodbye to Casey. She is my daughter Christina's dog. It was really hard. As you can tell I love dogs. Most of the time I love dogs more than people. Casey has just got to be too much for Christina with the new lifestyle ( new husband, new baby lots of new pressures). Christina just feels that Casey isn't getting enough quality time. But, Casey has been a big part of our lives for a very long time. She can be quite a pest. But I love her anyway and will miss her very much. It's not hard to see her going to a new home it's hard knowing I won't see her again of know how she is. She has been a part of my family for a long time. I love you Casey I hope you will be happy and have a good life.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Dogs and sleeping in

This is my Dal that I inherited from my son. I love her but she just has this thing about letting me sleep in one day a week. Friday's are the only day I usually sleep in a little and she just can't stand it. As soon as the sun is up she wants up. She starts crying and pacing. Comes over to the bed to look at me to see if my eyes are open. She does this every couple of minutes until I get up. It's a good thing I love her because I just want to kick her to the curb right now. It's been a busy summer not much time for crafting. I've done a little here and there but, not much. Will post a few things this weekend.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

calm after the storm

This is a beautiful sunset after a stormy afternoon. My son and I watched the clouds today as they were trying to form funnel clouds. We don't have tornadoes in this part of the country very often but it was sure trying this afternoon. Fun to watch just glad it didn't come to fruition.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My favorite Barn

Here is my favorite barn from when Christina (p:// went out last Friday. We both love taking picture of old barns. This one is getting close to falling down I will miss it. It has stood on that spot for more years than I've been around. It is sad to see it in such bad shape. But it does make a nice photo.

Friday, June 20, 2008

This is two of the loves of my life

Yes, these are two of the loves of my life. They both bring me great joy. I love every minute I spend with them and I thank God for them everyday.