Tuesday, August 31, 2010

4 Fleece blankets for project Linus

Well that is it for me tonight. I am beat. Win or lose I would like to thank everyone that helped with the donations, it was awesome. I dont believe any of us thought it would be such hard work. Greg and his friends did a great job and they were tough competition and if he wins I would like to congratulate him on all his hard work and I know he will enjoy the Go just as much as I would have. Have fun Greg creating more quilts. Thanks again to everyone, especially Accuquilt for donating the Go for this contest.

Monday, August 30, 2010

more and more pillow cases....

38 pillow cases-- this is what 38 pillow cases looks like.. I am just amazed that I actually got them done before the 1st!!! (still need ironed :) ) Thanks to my mother in-law for the use of her serger what a life saver... Here is too you Mom!! good luck!! was actually kind of fun- must be because I was doing them for someone else.... it always feels good to give.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Jeanette doesn't know it yet....she will open her blog up and see this...HA!!!! Should be fun right???

Also...all of you out there, her husband has made her a huge long arm quilting frame, it is just so amazing. She didn't want to show me but I kept nagging is amazing. I guess she didn't want to show me because it doesn't have the bling like alot of longarm frames and needs painting...but I say WHO is ask her to show you.... Her husband can do amazing things with wood and metal. (I want the family discount)....

I feel so naughy on this Sunday morning.....hear me laughing...

so on with the hop (we will see if she still likes me after this post)...HA!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Next Saturday?

These pears look so good:

but they didn't come from our pear tree, we have 2 lone pears:

I bought them at the Farmers market this morning and they will probably be ready next weekend. No quilting again, I think I am going to have withdrawals, don't know if I can handle 3 Saturdays in a row. It is like having a craving for chocolate and not a piece to be found in the house and it is to far to drive to town to get one. Well no quilting is like that. Remember that commercial, feet dont fail me now, well I think mine are getting ready to revolt and run away. So if you see two pass you running down the road.......................catch them and send them home.

Another fine Saturday

Another Saturday gone with out getting much quilting done but this is what we did:

Neal, one of our kids came over and we helped him bottle up some things to take home with him. Yesterday my husband and him bottled 24 pints of vegetable soup. Today we did 23 pints of french style green beans, 12 pints of stewed tomatoes, and 20 quart bags of corn, thus the picture of the freezer my husband had already put them in to get them freezing so Neal can take them home with him tomorrow.

Boy, does my back and feet hurt. I love fall but I am not a spring chicken any more and canning takes it toll. It is a good thing that we only have so many jars and when they are full, we are done. Sure hate to see anything go to waste. My husband loves to garden and every year it gets bigger and bigger,and bigger (I think he is trying to kill me with food, what do you think?), hope the kids get more and more into canning so they can save me!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

more pillow cases and blankets

Four fleece baby blankes-- I just love little fleece blankets.

Seven pillow cases- that need ironed.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

pillow cases for Conkerr Cancer

Here are 24 pillowcases for the go giveaway over at Love Bug Studios.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Long, Long, VERY long, Day

Things have been quiet on the quilting front for the last few days. I was at the fair from Wednesday to Friday. I was going to take my camera and get some shots of the quilts at the fair but forgot. There were some really pretty ones.

Today some of my children came and we went and picked 350 pounds of peaches and then we bottled 78 quarts and there is still 100lbs left to bottle. It seemed like we would never get done and we didn't today, the rest will have to wait till Monday. I am not as young as I used to be and marathon canning just about kills me. Thank heaven for extra strength tylenol. Here is a picture of what was left after they took home their 48 quarts.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Project Linus Quilt and Blanket

Here are 2 more for Project Linus, a fleece blanket and a quilt. The quilt is similar to one that I already did but if you notice the back is different. I had both of them ready to do but didn't get around to doing it. I just needed to finish the binding which I did this morning. I didn't have to go to work till 10 this morning so I decided that I had a little time to work on projects.

I still have a baby quilt for one of the new grandkids that I need to get finished but this contest has been keeping me preoccupied. It is next on my list. I am manning a booth at the fair for work for the next 3 days, so maybe I can get a few projects knocked out. Then on Saturday the girls and I are going to go pick peaches. I wish I could find some pears to pick. I am so lucky, this part of Washington has some of the best fruit in the country. Yummmmmmmmmmm.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Conkerr Cancer Pillowcases

Here are 4 pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer. Does everyone know about the 1 million pillowcase challenge from American Patchwork and Quilting? The counter is at 133,109 so they are a
long way from their goal. We need to step it up and do more. Go to and check it out. They have lists of where you can donate your pillowcases. Like here it is Conkerr Cancer in Spokane and the pillowcases go to Sacred Hearts Childrens center.This is part of what the website says.........

"Calling all quilters, sewers and crafters! American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging you to join our efforts to Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference. Every pillowcase can make a difference in your community. A pillowcase can provide comfort for a cancer patient, hope for a foster child, encouragement for a battered woman, or beauty for a nursing home resident."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tutorials and an Accuquilt Go contest

Sew Many Ways is having an Accuquilt Go giveaway. But the best thing on her blog is her tutorials. She has so many cute ideas using the different dies, you just have to go over there and take a look.Very fun and creative.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Project Linus Quilt

Project Linus Quilt for the contest over at Love Bug Studios.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 Project Linus Quilts

Here are 3 more quilts for project Linus, made by Faye and Beverly. Thanks, that will make 3 more kids happy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kona Bay is having a Sale

Kona Bay is having a sale for anyone who wants to buy, you don't have to have a wholesale number.You should go and take a look, there is a lot of beautiful fabrics.

We’ve obtained special 6 yard bolts of Kona Bay Fabrics at incredible prices.
These special 6 yard bolts are being sold at a super price of only $6.00 per yard.
Normally these fabrics are sold from $9.00 to $10.00 per yard. This is a great savings
and it is a sale that simply cannot be passed up.
To get your hands on these beautiful fabrics at great prices visit
WWW.KONABAYGIFTS.COM and go to the six yard bolts section. Be sure to
use the coupon code 7242 when you check out to get
your FREE bonus gift!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pillowcases for CONKER CANCER - Trying to win a Go cutter over at Lady bug Studios

Here are 17 more pillowcases made for Conker Cancer by a friend who heard about me trying to win a Go cutter. Isn't this person fabulous???

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Project Linus flannel blankets

Here are two more flannel blankets for charity.


Non-quilted blanket for project Linus.

If you want to see how the leader board is doing in the quest to win a go cutter for Inchworm Fabrics, go to Lady Bug Studios

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Oriental Fat Quarter Bundles

We have added fat quarter bundles of oriental fabric from KONA BAY to our store along with the other precuts we carry.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Project Linus Blankets

Two more fringed fleece blankets for Project Linus. This is getting interesting. Greg and friends are doing a wonderful job. Think of all the happy children.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Project Linus additions

Well I have two more fleece blankets done. They aren't much but I am limited on the time I have available to work on projects. I guess I am like the little engine that could, I think I can, I think I can, make more blankets and hopefully some quilts.

This is a great contest it will end about the time that Conker Cancer is having their pillowcase drive in September. You should go to their site and see what the donation drive they have coming up. Also American Patchwork and Quilting is having one million pillowcase drive right now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Project Linus/ Go contest

Here are two more quilts for project Linus. They are identical so I laid them side by side, hopefully you can tell that there is two of them. My mother Faye and my sister Beverly made them. Isn't family the greatest? Mine are. Thanks to all of them regardless if I win. At least the kids will be winners.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Go Giveaway at Love Bug Studios

Here are 2 fleece blankets for project Linus. Boy did I get warm doing the pink one. It is about 80 degrees and I had that on my lap doing the fringe. I guess it could have been worse, it could have be 100, right. I love fleece and my grandkids love blankets made out of them so hopefully some needy child will love it also.