Monday, October 31, 2011

Finally Finished

It is done! I vowed not to start another project till this unfishined one was completed. I didn't realize that I was so close to the end. I am not a great quilter, I could really use some classes to make sure I am learning the "right" way to do it all--but--I try. It was great covering up with my handi-work on the couch last night!


Saturday, October 22, 2011


My first FNSI was not as productive as I had hoped. I got a call from my son saying that my 2 month old grandaughter has had a cough and they took her to the doctor. While listening to her chest, something alerted the Dr and after more tests they found that she has a leaking valve in her heart. The doctors are hopeful that since she was a premie, the valve should seal off, but more tests are in her future. That being said--I did not get much accomplished. I did straighten my sewing room closet......

and I came upon my first attempt at quilting. I bought this quilt top at a yard sale and thought it would good for me to learn on. I was so close to finishing it but was totally overwhelmed by too big of a project for my first try. I put it away and moved on to other things. I have drug it out and vowed not to start any other projects till it is finished!

all I lack are the red stars around the edge--

Monday, October 17, 2011

FNSI 10/21/2011

I have been following some gals that participate in the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) for quite a while now. My spouse is in the fields harvesting so what better time to join in for my first time. I may do more watching and learning but I gotta start somewhere. If you want to check it out, I added their badge on the left side--click and join in too!  I am #118

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilted Table Runner

I did not participate in Shawnee's Fall Table Runner Swap, well, because I did not want to commit to 2 Day priority mail (I'd rather put that extra $10-$15 inside my package than on it) and I really don't use table runners (I'd rather have a tablecloth) but, I really wanted to make a quilted table runner that I saw on Amy's blog Dairy of a Quilter----so I did!

Here is a close up of my finished project!

Since I won't be using it as a table runner I added some ties and Whalaa--totally cute, stinkin' adorable thing that keeps my stuff from rolling out the back of my SUV

Outside looking in

then inside looking out!

Thanks Amy for a great project idea. You can hop over to her blog by clicking her badge on the left side of my blog. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Charm Swap

Instead of my usual apron swaps, I joined in a Charm Swap. 56 ladies each with 2 yards of fabric equals 112 charms!

 I cut my squares today and plan on getting them in the mail this week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Waterloo & the Zoo

Me and Jayden took a rode trip this week!

 I introduced him to my Aunt Sue and some of her beautiful daughters

 Jayden loved my Aunt Sue and blessed us all with his sweet smile! 

 He loved the fountain at the zoo entrance 

  He visited the goats with his second cousin

& pet the fish
We had a wonderful trip packed with fun.