Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I have been working on little projects here and there and so with my Mother's permission I am going to post periodically on the inchworm blog.

My daughter has been getting some help with her reading this summer. To say thank you we made this little book keeper/kindle holder. It turned out cute and I might just make another. Extremely easy. We used the objects of desire from Moda by Sandy Garvis for the fabric and some Riley Blake... just whatever we had. My daughter is extremely happy with it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pets On Quilts Winner

"The 2011 Pets on Quilts Show is officially over, but you can still view all the entries at your leisure.There were 109 entries this year(66 entries in the 2010 Pets on Quilts Show). And, we had 5,000+ visitors to the show this year!"

Jo's Country Junction won my prize of "Snuggle and Learn Quilts for Kids", pattern Whiskers, and Moda charm pack Grand Finale. So send me your address and I will send your prize.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More fair pictures

Here are more pictures from the county fair. The first two bargello quilts were done by a friend of mine, she makes tons of quilts. She makes the cuteist "dirt" quilt, it is a quilt with a waterproof back so that kids can take it out to play or you can sit on it and not have the moist ground soak up. Wish I had a picture to show you they are great and she sells them for only $35 at baazars. I even took some pictures of the sewing exhibit but I accidentally deleted them off my camera so I don't have any to show. A co-workers daughter who is nine made one of those sassy skirts, that I was makeing for my grandkids,and she took best of show. It was so cute and she did an excellent job.I enjoyed the flowers exhibits and the photos in the art exhibit. The weather was cooler than usual so it was nice just to be able to walk around and see all the entries and the ribbons. Hope you enjoy some of these quilts, I have more but I will leave them for another post.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Shelves and floor

For the last 2 weeks the contents of my sewing room has been in the living room and the spare bedroom. I have been putting down a new floor. Yesterday my husband and son-in-law put these shelves up, so I have a place for my fabric. Now I just have to get everything put back in the room, as you can see I have started but I have a long ways to go. I don't even know if I can get it all back in, I may have to go through my stash and give some of it away. I don't know if anyone would want some of my stash, some of it may be wal-mart. Well stay tuned you may benefit from my overflowing sewing room.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fair Week

It is fair week for Grant County and I have been putting in a few hours at the city's booth each day. I did manage to get to the quilt display and here are the top three quilts. I have more pictures that I will put on another day. Aren't these three very pretty with lots of work involved.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Margaret over at the average quilter is giving away a book and some iron on labels. She will draw for them tomorrow. In celebration of blogging for a year about her quilting projects.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It is good to be home.

Well we got back home on Sunday night. It sure was a long and emotional week. The funeral was nice and the weather was excellent and we saw people we hadn't seen in many many years. But I feel like Dorthy in the wizard of oz "There is no place like home".

I have the following baby quilt on my frame to be quilted. It is one my daughter in law made out of Fandango fabric from Moda. But wouldn't you know it, it isn't going to get done any time soon. I pulled my left shoulder pulling weeds yesterday and can't lift my arm much higher than my waist. It wasn't that bad this morning but has gotten worse as the day has progressed. Oh well the quit isn't going anywhere.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pets on Quilts Show

To find out more about this quilt show just click on the picture. Here is some of the info I copied off SEW CAL GAl's blog.
I will be giving away a book "Snuggle and Learn, Quilts for Kids", a pattern called "Whiskers" from The Ginger Cookie Company and a charm pack called Grand Finale from Moda.

This show is open to Bloggers and Non-Bloggers.&; Non-Bloggers will be able to enter if they have a Flickr Account and they preview a pre-show post to help them get ready for being able to enter this show in August. To clarify, I will not have time to help walk non-bloggers thru potential issues during the show, but I will for those that take advantage of a test area that I've setup for intended use prior to the show.

While more insights will be shared about this Show, to enter you will pretty much need to follow the theme of Pets on Quilts. Quilts with a pet theme, pictures of your pets on your quilts, or Electric Quilt designs with a pet theme will all be accepted in this show. Art quilters are also welcome too!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

Not much sewing going on at this house right now. It seems that one thing after another has come up. I did get a baby quilt bound but forgot to take a photo before I gave it away. We have been canning and freezing (not me, food, but it has been cooler this year). We have another funeral to attend, my husbands dad passed away. It is sad but now he is released from that old broken down body. We know he has joined his parents and is happy now. If you can give your parents a hug and tell them you love them while you can. Life is to short to waste.