Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello Beautiful 70 degree Weather!

Looks like DH has his hands full!

Let's see -- we had little visitors come see us. Yes, DGS Mason and DGD Paisley came for a few days while DS#2 went goose hunting in northern Arkansas. The grandkids are so lovable and loving toward each other. I put them in the bathtub together -- saves water and time. LOL  There is just something about little ones freshly washed with baby lotion and in their jammies. And then off to bed! One of the best times of the day I'm telling you. I wasn't worn out this time. Yahoo!
I had done some rummaging in cabinets and totes and ran across a little dress I started and didn't finish for DGD Aimee when she was a baby. It didn't need a whole lot to finish it so I did and it fit Paisley. It is red and white heart fabric and I embellished with a heart yo-yo on the bodice. So easy and quick! Sorry, I didn't take a picture before I sent it home with them. Bad blogger, I know. Maybe I can get one of her wearing it! That would be even better and I can get back in your good graces. LOL  And a big Happy Birthday to our little Paisley. She is one year old.
Friday night before Valentines DH and I went to DGD Aimee's Dad and Daughter Valentine dance. He pretty much was her dad for the first three years of her life. Thank God she has a dad now. I made her a little valentine bracelet using the heart shape yo-yo with valentine fabric and some grossgrain ribbon and a little velcro for the closure. Turned out cute. Sorry I didn't get a picture--I made it just hours before we went. That's when I got the idea and you know you just got to go with the creative juices.

Speaking of creative juices--have you ever lost your creative juice for awhile? It is a real bummer. I go through times. Maybe it is like writer's block or something. I don't know but it sure isn't any fun. I am going to confess something. Are you ready? This is big. I GO THROUGH TIMES WHEN I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING QUILT RELATED! There I said it. I hate it when it happens but when the time is up -- it is all good again. Weird, I know.

  See that book on the right? Yeah, gonna have to play!

I have been working on the ribbon border on the Star BOM from Judy L that I got stumped on when my computer didn't download the paper piecing foundation she posted. I drew up one myself and it turned out a little big. (Math involved! Oh, Dear!) I cut the papers down and have all the pieces sewn and now to join those and sew the border on. I have also been chain piecing some string blocks for another small C.A.S.A. charity quilt. I machine quilted a baby quilt for our local pregnancy center. I will piece backs for two other C.A.S.A. quilts and get them quilted. Then onto other machine quilting.

I did not get to go to see Bonnie Hunter while she was in Texas. Bummer I know. Next time I will be going. I did talk to someone who did go the lecture in Denton and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course. They knew nothing about her. Bless their little heart! She said she was so informative and funny. Of course.

This is a quilt top I made using The Binding Tool by TQM Products. I hung it by pant hangers from my curtain hardware over our patio door so that's why you can see the seam allowances. Here is a link to Moda's blog with an excellent post about it including a pdf file of a pattern to make a friendship braid. I made mine loosely following a quilt I had seen in a quilt magazine. Sorry I can't remember now which one. ; )  The fabrics I used in this quilt except for the white I have for sale on bolts.



  1. Hi, your binding tool quilt is cute :) I wondered at the time if you went to Denton, wish you could have gotten to go.

    I've started sewing the rows on the toddler quilt I'm making, and it got interrupted. I can't even remember what now. You know how it is, when it rains, it pours. This is my month to coordinate funeral meals for families at church. We had one yesterday and there were fifty family members, and we were there 6.5 hours. Sooo tired afterward. Some more church related stuff to do this coming week, I can see it already slipping away. Love our weather!!!

    Take care . . .

  2. You shoulda was FUN!


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