Saturday, October 30, 2010

This is what I did after work yesterday.
















This is the stack after I ironed. I took LesQuilts advice and turned my computer onto hulu and watched 3 episodes of Castle so I could get my ironing and squaring done.

Next is the stack after I squared them up and as you can see there is the pile of trimings. It took about 3 hours to do all that and my knees hurt after standing in one spot for that long. I should have taken a break but I was committed to getting them done; do or die.














I plan on putting the blocks together today as soon as I do a little house cleaning. Not much but just a little mind you like floors and bathrooms, enough so I dont feel like I am living in a pig pen.
(there are days I hate computers, they are so frustrating, I don't know how I got underlining, I think I somehow linked to one of the pictures, and there isn't a button to undo it at the top, so I guess I must need to really clean, Ha, it has been awhile)

I am having a TADAH moment. The hard part is done and the fun part is to come. I love putting the blocks together and seeing the quilt come alive. All the tedium is worth the end creation. It always amazes me how beautiful they turn out and I have to marvel and ask myself, DID I DO THAT?.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Sewing Machine has been humming


This is what I have been up to for the last few days. I have been keeping my nose to the grindstone. I started this quilt to far back that I cant even remember. It was for one of my daughters for graduation from college, I think. My memory is a little fuzzy. But any way I found a block called Oklahoma twister and I designed a queen size quilt using 20 inch blocks. Well I have the blocks together but need to iron and square up and that is where I have lost steam. I started cleaning my sewing room again, not a good sign. That usually means I am procrastinating but it does make for a clean room. Barb is giving me a hard time as I type about not getting the ironing done. That entails standing and by this time of day my feet are killing me, well not really but they do hurt. I guess I could iron sitting down but my ironing board is on the back of my door because I dont have room to put a big one up. So there, I have an excuse, all be it not a good one. I am going to go iron now. Maybe by the weekend I will have the whole top put together. That would be one more project closer to completion. Cant wait.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Well I made it Through Friday



Well I made it through Friday and Saturday and now it it Sunday. Back to work for me tomorrow.I got a little energetic on Friday I finished this diaper bag for one of my daughters who is expecting in March.















It didn't take to long to do, only 2 years. It has been cut out since she had her last child but I decided that I would finish up some old projects and I started with easy ones. Feels good to have one less item staring at me crying to be finished. Can't you hear them? I know I can especially when I start something new, they all start calling, calling, calling to be finished. Its Halloween early here, I don't need to go to a fright show.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Isnt it Friday yet???????

When I got up this morning I thought it was Friday. My husband burst my bubble by arguing with me that it was Thursday, don't you just hate it when they are right? Bummer. I just couldn't get into my work today I was so tired. I did get a pleasant surprise when I got home I had a package. A bolt of fabric that I love, Midnight Cowboy, and some quilt books for the store. I can't seem to get the pictures to download so I guess if you are curious you will have to go look. Maybe I will try again later. Hope everyone has a nice Friday. I will be having two this week. "Sigh"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall into FAll Giveaway

Sorry to have keep you in suspense but I waited till I could get a hold of the winners. I posted yesterday morning but had to delete that post and redo the drawing. Now I have three winners and they have all let me know their information.

Monica of Diary of a Quilt Maven won the Civil War Fat Quarters.

Janet of Renaissance Living won the Nostalgia Honey Bun by Moda.

Winona of Cat Lovers and Quilt Maker won the Cut Blossom Lane Panel.

Congratulations to all three of you and thanks to everyone that stopped by and left comments. I was blasted out of the water by your responses and wish I had more to give away.

I spent my Saturday planting shrubs and canning tomatoes. I am so sore and tired today, this chick aint as young as she used to be. (sigh of sadness) Who will take care of me when I cant any more? I am afraid I will be sol. Oh well I guess I will drown my sorrows in fabric, that always perks me up. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flowers































I thought I would share more of the flowers from my garden. They have been especially pretty lately, I guess they are blooming for one last hurray.
Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and I are going to have to celebrate as soon as this fall into fall giveaway is over. She went over 100000 hits and I went over 10000 hits. She has been blogging longer but we thought it was quite the coincidence that we did it the same week. As she says we need to Partyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! So stay tuned.

The fall into fall giveaway ends on Friday. I will announce the winner on Saturday. Good Luck everyone and thanks so much for coming by and leaving comments. I read them all, just dont have time to answer them all but I love it. It has been so much fun to do.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WOW

I am truly amazed at the response to the Fall into Fall Giveaway. I would like to give a big thanks to everyone that has stopped by. There have been so many that there is no way that I can respond to every comment. I wish I could give everyone a prize. Thanks again and good luck.

I love flowers and the year is just about over. When I came back from Oklahoma the two rose bushes by my front door were filled with blooms, the snapdragons and pansy's were trying to out do them. So I thought I would share a picture of one of the clumps of pansy's.




Friday, October 1, 2010

FALL INTO FALL GIVEAWAY













I joined the Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway which will last from October 1 to 15. There are other blogs doing giveaways, just click on the scarecrow and it will take you to the list of blogs that are having giveaways.


For the beginning of Fall I am giving away 3 prizes. It is so hard to choose just one winner so I decided that I would have 3 winners. One of the prizes will be 8 fat quarters of your chose, the second will be a honey bun of your chose, and the third prize will be a panel of your chose.


Since I am out of town visiting grandkids in Oklahoma and I dont have my own computer or pictures that I can post. So....what I am going to have you do for your entry is look on the Inchworm store and choose 8 fabrics you would like a fat quarter or just chose a line, like if you want the western fabric I will send you eight fat quarters. Leave a comment listing what you want. Then for a second chance leave a comment of what honey bun you would like out of the store. Then for a third chance leave a comment on which panel you would like that is on the store site. For a fourth chance you can become a follower. I love to get new followers and love your comments.