Saturday, July 24, 2010

fridays sewing

This is a repeat...........made the first one almost a year ago, sold it at Christmas. I still had 5 kits made up so today was the day to finally make another sample. You can find the pattern on Moda Bake Shop. Not going to quilt it for awhile, we will see how the kit sells without quilting. I love 30's prints.
I finally finished the Matchless Star sample quilt. (the second sample) This is another I will quilt at a later time. I have my first sample done and waiting for quilting, maybe this next week if things settle down. I only have one corner that I'm unhappy with but it's staying in now, the more I rip with this quilt the wonkier it gets, love all that bias.....
I have a plan for another one of these quilts but the way my summer is going it will be 2011 before I even get a chance to gather the fabric and remember where I put the pattern!
It's been a long day with the quilt shop then working the bar....think I'm settled down enough now to get some sleep......

Monday, July 19, 2010

My weekend

Friday at work I finished two quilt tops! I used our 5 yd quilt top patterns, I love the top quilt, the pinks are wonderful, the pic is terrible, sorry.....
This fun quilt is Newton the Sheep. I think it's fun and kind of sweet. I finished them and threw them over a rocking chair for display just before closing.

This bridge is just west of Ewing on the Elkhorn River. The bridge is standing but the road is gone, the river changed channels and left the bridge standing high and dry. Sara is sitting on the end of the bridge, gonna be awhile before they get this one fixed!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I painted a frog. Drew and painted a frog. I asked Kristin for a frog picture two years ago when I remodeled the bathroom. She never had time so today while she was painting I joined her and painted my own frog. Now to find a frame.......
Kristin was working on her London England picture we found at Hobby Lobby in the clearance isle. It was really boring according to her so she livened it up with her own funky style. She is definitely a color gal! It was fun spending the afternoon being artsy.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July

Family was here for a picnic, the kids played games.........and so did Flatty Katty.
Flatty Katty also played the part of Josh's parrot....the food was good and I know everyone had a great time, I ate and went to work, they enjoyed a movie, games, made cookies and played with fireworks.

This is Transportation by Michael Miller. It's on display at Quilters Candy Shoppe. I made up a few kits and when I bring it home I will make pillowcases to match with the leftover fabrics. (or throw pillows)

This is my 1st 5yd quilt. Stupid me had to pick one that is put together like a big puzzle, block by block. The fabric I used was Seasons with Norton, he's a little sheep who is rollerskating or ice skating thru the seasons. I think it's cute and I hope somebody else does and the sample sells the rest of the fabric.
The Country Market is this afternoon, Sara and I are planning to attend. I made cherry sauce and jam this week and today Sara made Chex Mix and Puppy Chow. Ok I better get moving........4:00p.m. will be here before I know it!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A finish

Flatty Katty enjoyed my latest finish. I started this afghan a few years ago, only had a skein left to put on so tonight while watching TV I finished it. I am going to put this one away in a box labeled for my future grand babies. Now don't anyone get babies happening around here....I just know how fast time flies and I want to have something handmade for them to enjoy. I also am really slow at finishing afghans, if I want to have one done for each of my kid's babies I need to work on them once in awhile.

We named this little white kitty Flat Kat, or Flatty Katty as I call her, she is flat.....well her ribs are flat. More like a humans than the round shape like an animal. We think she got layed on when she was born, not sure but she seems to be healthy and she sure is happy!

Sammy likes the kitties now that they are a bit bigger, him and Toulous (not sure of the spelling, the kids named him after a cat from the Aristocats movie) used Brad as a pillow.
I did a little cooking and a bit of cleaning today after I picked Sara up from camp, took a nap on the couch and enjoyed my day off. The 4th will be a picnic at my in laws and work at the bar in the evening.