Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inchworm Store

Sometimes I feel like this

and then I feel like doing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband has a little time on his hands so he is doing some work on the store, there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day for me to get around to fixing problems. Besides there have been issues that I haven't been able to fix and he is trying to get them fixed. I know he has done considerable work on the shipping charges and we think that maybe they are working right now. So if they have kept you from ordering try again it should be good.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Newest Project

I decided with the encouragement of one of my daughters that I was going to do a project that I have wanted to do for sometime. But because it wasn't for someone or needed to get done, I haven't done it. It is a want to do project just because I liked it. After all the Christmas projects this is a relaxing change.

So what you see is the in progress of a cute pattern I saw at the local quilt store. It is a design from Eagles Nest Designs. I am using a layer cake from Moda's Civil War line. So for now that is all I am going to tell you. Stay tuned for the finished project.

Friday, December 24, 2010


A couple of years ago I gave our big tree to one of our daughters, so now we just have this little one. This year I decided to only put bells, snowflakes and silver beads on it. I left all the other decorations in the box and decided simple would be good. We are having a quiet Christmas. All our children and grandchildren are enjoying the season at their own homes. By now they should all be tucked in bed with dreams of sugar plums running through their heads.

I am very grateful for all the blessings in my life. I would like to thank all that come by and comment. May your families be blessed with health and happiness. May you have a wonderful and bountiful New Year.

Thank you for your support,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Table Runners

This year I was going to take it easy for Christmas... no sewing projects and limited cooking/baking... about three weeks ago my husband asks what are you making my family for Christmas? WHAT am I making? Two years ago I made Christmas tree skirts so we came up with the idea to make matching table runners... Mom (inchworm fabrics) sent me some of the snowmen panels from the store and I went to work and now 2 weeks later this is what I had there was a little left over so I made some trivets.... the limiting factors were time and material. I had to buy some new and of course I could not find the same material.... it has been two years.... so what else could I expect. The runners are 42 inches... the pictures only show half of each runner. I used the link Margaret (average quilter) suggested to make flying geese and decided I did not like the geese and so I made them into two colored diamonds... so there is a little three d affect.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Project Done!

Well I finished another project. This one was for a friend. She made the quilt top for one of her daughter-in-laws who is having a boy. The baby shower was today. I wasn't sure I was going to get it done in time. I started quilting it last night and I was having tension problems. I had to take out a couple of passes twice. Between my husband and my self I finally got it finished after lunch. Wheee don't you just hate it when a 2 hour project becomes 6 hour project. I finished it with and hour to spare before the shower.

Now I am down to the it would be nice projects but............ I don't know if I feel like doing any of them. I was thinking about doing some baking. I really just want to be lazy. Who knows lazy may win out. Have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tonights project

This is from a panel 'Makin New Friends'. It is a little large for a mug rug but it was to cute so I quilted it anyway. Maybe it can be used for a candle mat or be displayed with other panels as a wall decoration. Well so much for the fun stuff. It is time to go to bed. I have to work in the morning and I need to quilt a baby quilt for a friend tomorrow night. A person has to mix a little play amongst the work, right?

Last Nights Project: Mug Rugs

Barb told me about mug rugs Monday. Where have I been, never heard the term before that. So I decided that I was going to give it a try. I made mine reversible. I am going to make some more tonight. I like these oversized coasters or mini quilts or hot pad, what ever you want to call them. So stay tuned for the next installment.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas is just around the corner

Well I have been busy making presents for the grand kids, but I am not going to post any pictures because they are for the daughters that read this blog and I want it to be a surprise.

I went and did a foolish thing, someone asked me if I wanted to have a table at a bazaar on the 18th, they really needed more people and I told her that I would call and let her know but now I feel like I should do it. It will be at a Senior Living home so that the residents can buy presents for their families because a lot of them don't get out. It is for a good cause. But now besides the grand kid presents, I need to be working on stuff for that. This is in addition to working full time.
Ahhhhhhhh the pressure. I must thrive on it because I do it to myself a lot.

Well to change the subject. I have Somoan Jelly Rolls in the store again. Unfortunately my source (Barb) has moved to Virginia, so these will be the last of them unless I can find a new source ;). So if you want one you will have to act fast because when they are gone, they are gone (and they are 15% off till the end of December).
The fabric you see in the picture is not necessarily what you will be getting but it will be pretty. You can click on the picture to take you to the order page.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My latest project

My project for last night was mittens made out of fleece. First I had to take a pattern and use grid paper and enlarge it for the size I needed which took a little bit of time. Then I found some left over fleece which is very soft and cuddley. Then I cut out the mittens. They were so small, (for 1.5 year olds). But they turned out so cute, I was tickled with the results. So I made two pair and a matching hat but I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped them and sent them off to the little twin grandbabies. It was so much fun. I am trying to decide what to do tonight.HUMMMMM.................which grandkid is next?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Where o' Where is Barb?

I don't know about the rest of you but I miss Barb's daily blog. I talked to her on Saturday and she was shopping with Mom and sister Beverly. You ask what for? Need you ask, fabric or course. I don't know a family that has more fun than we do shopping for fabric. Well I do think I heard them quibbling about coupons in the back ground but...........what can I say. I think she is on her way to Virginia tomorrow and maybe just maybe we may hear from her.

This is my current project for a Christmas present. I am making 6 inch blocks using the abc panel fabric from Moda's line Animal Alphabets.

It has been so quiet, I am assuming that everyone has their noses to the grind stone getting presents ready to ship to family and friends near and far. Good luck and happy sewing. There are some new additions to the Kona Bay fabrics on the Inchworm Store.