Monday, February 18, 2013

My Day OFF!

I sure needed a day off. They don't come around often enough. There is so much I would like to do, I don't know where to start. So I decided to get some of the quilt tops that have been piling up around here, quilted so that I could send them back to their creator for binding and giving. These 3 belong to Jennifer and I believe I have at least 4 more that she has so thoughtfully contributed to my own collection of unfinished quilt tops, which I have no idea how many and don't really want to know. But alas, I am out of business for the rest of the day. I ran out of batting and it wasn't in my schedule to go to town, I live out in the country. So I guess I will have to do something constructive like, cleaning and maybe cooking. Yes, I know that there are other things more fun but.............someone needs to do it and I looked around and all my helpers have grown up and left the nest. What is with that? You just get them trained and life is good, next thing you know they are leaving like rats off a sinking ship. But someone said that they do come back but with reinforcments. Boy do I love those reinforcements.

Have a great Presidents Day.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love U Baby Quilt

Beverly, daughter #4 designed and made this cute baby quilt using the alphabet panel "Love U" by Deb Strain for Moda. She also cut out kits and they are available for sale at the Inchworm store here. She is a stay at home mom with 4 little kids, 2 five year old twin boys and a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old girl. So I am impressed that she managed to squeeze in time to sew. She does a lot of hand work because she can sit and watch kids play but you know how it gets when you sit down to a sewing machine and turn your back on them......

Monday, February 4, 2013

Warm those you love!!

I saw the cutest hand warmers today on facebook and I just had to make some. Wow!!! were they easy as 1, 2, 3 and super cute. The kids love them.  I made these with white fabric in the middle and the valentine fabric from the inchworm shop as the main fabric. The ones I saw on facebook she did all kinds of shapes- footballs, baseballs etc.  I cut out two white hearts and two colored hearts with pinking shears and sewed them together, left a hole in the side, used a funnel and poured in some rice, sewed the hole shut and it was done. It takes about 35 seconds in the microwave to warm them up and you have some warm hands.

Happy Valentines!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Giveawy package for Tricia

This is the surprise giveaway that I sent to Tricia in NJ. It has the book "3 Times the Charm", the pattern "Starburst", a quilt kit to make a Valentine wallhanging, a vynil project pouch, a note pad, a pocket calendar and a Benatrex charm pack.

Not much sewing going on at this house this week. I did get a quilt loaded on the quilt frame but just haven't gotten to it and the machine is just to lazy to do it by its self. 

I keep wondering if it really is Feb. We had some 50 degree days last week. That is crazy weather for this side of Washington, we usually have snow on the ground. Sure makes it hard to get up and go to work when the sun is shining so nicely and it is warmish out. I feel like planting flowers. How funny is that?

Have a great week. Hug the ones you love and do something that makes you happy.