Sunday, February 27, 2011

St. Pat's

I made this little wall hang a few years ago, ok, like 11 years I finally got the pattern written up and it's ready to go! Sara helped me with the cover of the pattern last week and I took it to work for Julie, might make a few kits for the shop depending on the demand. O'Neill is the Irish capital of Nebraska so I figured we should promote St. Pat's day.
I have started sample sewing for the shop, Shop Hop is coming up soon and we want lots of new kits on display for the event. I love this time of year! (only for the sewing, the weather gets me down)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This is a little quilt I finished yesterday, binding and all! Thanks to a generous donation of fabric to the Orchard Quilters I was able to send the blocks and fabric to my Mom and she set together the quilt and mailed it back ready to quilt. I love pink girly quilts! This little quilt will have a home with a preemie baby as soon as they release her from the hospital. (born in late Dec. due in April)
The Orchard Quilters made more heart blocks, I'm thinking about setting them together with this print...........just not sure yet.

This is the second of these that I have done, sold the first sample at Christmas so I whipped up another one. There are three more kits at Quilter's Candy Shoppe.

Roseanne put me to work on a 'hurry up I need this baby quilt' and truthfully I was glad for the push! I think I'm over my quilting slump (thanks winter) and ready to kick it in gear this week. I just sent the rest of these kits to the Log Cabin quilt shop in Omaha. All we had left was the blue sample and pink kits.

Oh and a very special thank you to a knitter in Sioux City Iowa, I love my new socks! I picked them up at the Goodwill after a visit with Kristin. They are perfect to sleep in with my new jammies bought on clearance. Now I understand the craze of knitting socks!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

binding fairy

Oh how I wish I had a binding fairy............this is just one pile waiting patiently for my attention. I got quite a few quilts done in January, except for binding. Maybe someday I will take pic's of the fronts and post about them.
I have also been busy with my hook, these are squares for Bridge and Beyond, if I ever get around to mailing them. I am using up yarn my mom sent me and some from Grandma's too.

Some of these hats are gifts for my little cousins, made from Grandma's yarn and some are charity. When it's cold outside I like to watch TV and knit hats on the round loom. I can do a hat in about 3 hours with a few breaks in there if anything worth watching is on.
I do know that I'm tired of winter and being inside. The last few days have been so nice that when it turns cold again I'm gonna be sad (like tomorrow!)