Sunday, January 17, 2010

I completed the first block of "Bouquet" BOM by Jenny at Elfantz. I just love how easy her designs are to recreate. Her pattern is flawless of error and the design line is intricate enough to give excitement to the piece but not so much that you get burdened down. I have include the link to the pattern on my sidebar.

I don't know about anyone else but I love to zoom through my projects. I like to complete it in a day. I guess that shows in my capacity to complete so many little quilts. The problem with the little quilts is I only have so much room on the walls!

I spent last week sorting my quilts by holiday and season. This will make it so much easier to pull them out. I was surprised at how many I really have completed. I do need some more summer quilts. I am thinking lots of white and pastels, maybe some sand colors and blue sea glass. I have never been to a blue ocean beach so don't really know how to visualze it. I have only been to the California Coast line which I adore. I would love to see some tropical beaches in the future.

My Annie has been hit bad with a bug. I have spent the past two days tending to her. She seems to be perkier tonight after a good warm dinner of rice and turkey. We took Midget and Seven for a walk between bursts of rain. They had a wonderful time as the park was all theirs(No Kids today) They ran all over the fields and Midge was so proud to be off the leash. She was just prancing along the pathway like the queen in procession! Have I mentioned how I love them so.

Today I discoved Flicker and was able to download a picture of my Noahs Ark quilt. Oh boy have I got more to share. Have a wonderful Stitchy day, Patty

Friday, January 15, 2010

I can share some of what I made for Xmas this year for family and friends.I still have one gift to be hand delivered to my bestest friend so I can't show it but here are the others.

I completed Sophie from lasting treasures for my #2 daughter the day after Xmas. (she didn't mind)

For mom in law I made her an angel wall hanging and matching table mat. She was thrilled as she loves to cover her tables. I made a blue/green pillow for my  mom
 A wall hanging for sister Jackie with the bunker, a wall hanging for my other sis Linda of a lighthouse.I did an experiment with color with my online group, One Stitch at a Time and gave it to my cousin and his wife.   I made a cute little kitty wall hanging for my best friends quilt studio. ( I am her kitty's godmother)  I also made her a scissor keep and a book mark. I was a busy stitcher this past holiday and proud of it.  

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another of my 2009 finishes- Noahs Ark designed by Lynette Anderson        @
Lynette graciously offered this as a free BOM and it is so fun to stitch. The animals are so unique to her style. I am not sure what room of the house this will go in, maybe in my quilt studio when I get it back from my son!

I recommend surfing the internet and looking at the different blogs all over the world. There is so much talent out there and these ladies are fantastic. There are alot of projects that are free. I love my BOM's and look forward the each new month.  Happy Stitching.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Furbabies

Annie is my sweet 15year old Cocker Spaniel. She is a lovelyl old girl with a easy going temperment. She loves anybody and everbody. She is especially fond of those who bear gifts fo food! She loves to eat, sleep and just hang out. She can always be found sleeping right under my feet. She has been my sewing buddy and the hum of the sewing machine just sings her to sleep.

Midget is my little baby dog. She is a one and a half year old Pachini! For those who dont' quite know what that is I will break it down for you. Papion, Dachsand, Chihua mix.She came into my life at just the perfect time. She makes me laugh and gets me up and on my toes. She is very much a daddy's girl though and I must admit I am jealous at times. On a positvie note he keeps her busy so I can get some stitching done. She lets me dress her up which full feels my need to design clothes! She is long and lean thus requires custom outfits.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5 of the New Year!

So many new and exciting BOM are starting up this week. I don't know about everyone else but I am still working on last years. Sometimes I feel like I am scrambling around trying to get them all done before someone pulls the rug out from under me and says "Times UP". Why I got it in my head that its a race against myself I will never understand. I am going to work on one of last years BOM as a BOW.(block of the week) In fact I am going to name it my BOW-WOW because I can stand back and Say WOW when its complete. Sounds like a plan!

I finally figured out how to get my photos on my blog so I am sharing my Veranda View designed by Cheryl of Willowberry Design inwhich she shared so graciously last year as a BOM for free. I think it is stunning and put it up on my wall New Years Eve when I completed it. Thanks again Cheryl for such a wonderful pattern. It was a thrill to make.

Willowberry Design has a new BOM  called under the sea. It looks adorable. I am going to make it just because it looks so darn cute. Someone very lucky will end up with it someday. I have plenty of time to figure out who that will be as the months pass. The link is on my sidebar. How cool is that.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Can you believe it, another new year. Wow!!!! Well I brought in the new year with a evening full of machine quilting, potatoe chips and ice cold diet coke. What a night! Hubby was in his element with the Three Stooges Marathon running on the TV. Found some wonderful downloads of new and exciting projects for 2010. I am just loving all the BOM that the lovely ladies from all over the world share. As I figure out this computor stuff I shall begin posting some of my projects completed and in the works.
My wish for this year is happiness, good healthy feet and a job working with nice decent people. (and of course a paycheck) My wishes for everyone else is happiness, health, finacial security and love.
Happy New Year to all the flowers in my garden.