Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mailman brought package....

Snow Folic

Yuletide Snowflake quilt

Woodland Stars Winter Fun (table runner/wallhanging)

 I placed an order with Connecting Threads last Sunday and here it is. These kits were on sale/clearance. They always have more than enough fabric to complete the projects.  I think Woodland Stars will be the one I do first...but I have to make a sample project for the class I'll be teaching starting the end of January. I went to Hancock Fabrics yesterday and bought the fabrics for it. It is going to be super easy...large scale print and 2 other colors.
    Today I am still packing up Christmas "stuff' ....dishes and decorations. Hopefully I will finish soon.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Can you believe...???

I went to WalMart (7 miles from my house) to get a Christmas tree storage bag.....there was no way I could get that tree back in the box it came in. The road was clear. Yesterday, we had 10-11 inches of snow... the cashier said she worked 12 hrs. yesterday. I said the store was open??...she said yes, and the people were packed in. (Only 4 cashiers made it in)  Why risk your life and that of others to get to a sale or return something??? They had tons of Christmas items  and looks like most will be there a week from now.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowy Day in NC

Trees in our yard are covered. Some trees with leaves ( Bradford Pear,Magnolia,etc.) we had to shake snow off to keep limbs from breaking. We have 8-10 inches and it is still falling!!! Glad it was not snowing yesterday. I hope the folks who were supposed to work today ( at the mall, WalMart, fast food places) got another day off.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Need another project????

11th Hour quilt

Ryan and Charlie designed this mini quilt/tabletopper  for Patchwork Squared. You can get the free pattern from Another project to add to my to do list for next year!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

No Sewing....

guest towel display fixture

No sewing has been going on the last 3-4 days...I'm trying to reorganize my sewing room. I discarded some fabric that I know I will never use,so I have more space to put other fabric/items. I  have tried to sort out by color, panels, seasonal,etc. also. I found the above item ( guest towel holder) at an outlet store yesterday for $.50 each. I got several. It is made up of 2 cubes (each 4.5 inch square). They are great for fabric markers, fabric pens, scissors, rotary cutters, seam rippers, screw drivers, etc.  I can see what I have....I did not know I had so many seam rippers!!!
I hope I get through today....I have one shelf that miscellaneous items end up on. I hope to find everything a home today!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

check this out

Quilt Frenzy ( is having a giveaway. It's a one year subscription to Love of Quilting.!! check it out.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stitching For Christmas block

My last Stitching For Christmas block...I should have been finished, but got behind. Now I have to add sashings. It won't get quilted this year but may be used as a tabletopper anyway!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Asking your opinion...

paper pieced Christmas tree mug rug

I know I haven't made the last mug rug for the last ornament set....but I couldn't locate the pattern as I sat at my sewing machine,,,,but I did see the pattern for the one above. I am thinking that I will bind it with the same white snowflake fabric. Do you think the blue goes okay with the tree fabric? Instead of white, should I use a green fabric on the tree???  I'd love to have some input from others.

Friday, December 10, 2010

mug rugs

paper pieced mug rugs
I hope to get the 4th one completed today...but that may not happen. I have Christmas cards to address, pecans to shell, laundry, and the list goes on!!! I have not had much experience with paper piecing and the little flying geese were a challenge. They are 5 inches square. They also gave me practice with mitered corners on the binding.  My husband says they are too pretty to use.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prizes arrive!!!

Today, the mailman brought the 12 Days of Christmas wallhanging and pattern I won on Leona's Quilting Adventure blog's  Let's Get Ready For Christmas giveaway. The quilting on the wallhanging is beautiful. I have the perfect spot for it. I love the pattern also, although I may not start on it for several months.  On her blog, she also had a birthday signup and as my birthday is next week...she sent the tissure holder ( I need it...I have a bad cold) the zippered bag with safety pins on it and the buttons bag. I love all the gifts.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

check this out!!!

Check out Bee in My Bonnet's ( button tree!! it is so cool!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Want to have some fun??? The Quilt Shoppe's bingo starts on Dec. 10. Check it out!!!