Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lots can happen...

Haven't posted to my blog since before Christmas!!! Oh well.... here's what's been happening:

I've been working on a quilt for my youngest daughter's wedding and now that it's over, I can finally post a picture.

They had a birdcage theme for the wedding and her colors were yellow and blue.

Corin and Mikey married April 7th, 2012

Here's the happy couple!

And then there's me....before......
And me.....AFTER!!!

I've lost 92 pounds on Weight Watchers and I made goal after 14 months of hard work and lots of walking! (4 miles a day)

Happy Quilting everyone!

Chirp, Chirp,


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home sweet home....

Well....the quilt I've been working on for this past 6 months is finally finished and found it's new home at my Aunt Luanne's house. It looks GREAT!!!
We quilters know that sometimes it feels like "giving birth" when we finally finish a quilt. Only this time, it found a home with my Aunt.
It always feels so good to finally be able to send it in the mail and imagine the excitement when the box arrives and they get to open it! I couldn't be there this time, but I could picture it.
I'm so glad that I was able to make her wish come true for a new quilt on her bed. (That puppy looks like he's going to enjoy it too!)
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Chirp, Chirp,

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's been slow...but steady.

Hi there,

I don't have any pictures to share, but still wanted to make a progress report on my Aunt Luanne's quilt I've been working on.

I'm happy to report that the quilting is finished and I'm sewing the binding. This is the by far, the biggest quilt I've ever made and it took me 3 hours to quilt it on the long-arm.

It's not going as fast as I had wanted, but I've been out of town the last two weekends and busy with work and getting ready for Christmas!

But I'm hoping to have it finished and off in the mail next week!!!!

Meantime, here are a few pictures of what I've been doing:

Last weekend, my youngest daughter, Corin, finished her first marathon at the Sacramento International Marathon. It was an awesome experience and I'm so glad I was able to be there.

Here she is looking strong at mile 20!

Finish line!!! Her time was 4:54:38

Her sister Erin finished her first marathon in Portland, Oregon on Oct 9, 2011.
Her time was 5:04:??

Here I am with my beautiful girls the day before the race.

And here I am 70 lbs lighter and feel'n great!!!

(I think it's about time to get some smaller jeans, those are looking pretty baggy!)

I LOVE Weight Watchers!

Well, I'll keep plugging along and get that quilt to my Aunt just as fast as my little fingers can sew the 400+ inches of binding!

Chirp, chirp,


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Border Story....

It's always so exciting when you get to the point in a quilt where the borders go on. This weekend at "Pieceful Days" in Ferndale, I was able to finish putting the borders on the quilt I'm making for my Aunt Luanne. Next step, get it quilted.....

Last border (there are three) going on.
Voila!!!!! The top is finished!!!
You can see how big it is because it took two people holding it sideways to see it.

Chirp, chirp,


Saturday, October 15, 2011

My own "Runaround Bag"...

I'm in love with the web-site, "Pintrest"! (Warning: It can be adictive!)
Yesterday I found a really cute purse idea and decided to buy the pattern from Anna Graham at Noodlehead. Then this morning I went to work using some super cute fabric I bought from Fabric.com. I was going to make some PJ pants out of it until I found out it was heavy curtain fabric instead of quilting fabric. Oh well...It made a super cute one of a kind purse.

Just thought I would share.

Chirp, Chirp,


Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's on the Design Board!!!

As any quilter can tell you, the day you get your quilt to the point it can go up on the design board, it's a red letter day!!! I think it's going to look GREAT!!!! Just wait until it has the boarders and gets quilted, it's going to be a STUNNER!!!
Still plugg'n along......stay tuned!

Chirp, chirp,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making progress....

I haven't had much time to quilt in the past few months, but I finally was able to make a huge dent in the quilt I'm making for my Aunt Luanne. I know she must think I'm REALLY slow when it comes to getting it done, but I've found that it's best to have the time to concentrate on a project so you don't mess it up.
Well that time finally came when I was able to go to Willow Creek for the weekend and sew with friends. We really had a great time! And I made lots of progress. I was able to square up all the half-square triangles and cut them into 3" segments and then rearrange them into the order I needed them for the block.
Then sew....sew....sew... and sew some more.

Now I'm putting all the blocks together and then I can put them up on the design wall and sew the top together. It's looking really good and I know it's going to turn out great!

Anyway....that's the progress report.

Chirp, Chirp,