Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas..

Here's a picture of one thing i did get finished! Melissa opening it! John's in the picture too :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Over achiver

Eleana outdid herself know I love you girl...and I love my Snowman...he's on my tree right up front for all to see....
Next years cookie party is now going to have to include a homemade craft....thanks you YOU.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eleana's Snowman

Here is the beautiful Snowman Ornament that Eleana made ... how cute is he ?!?!?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas House #3

Okay ... now all my houses are sewn onto the background blocks. Next ... start adding all the extras (door, window, tree, etc... ) and then the doo-dads!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas House #2

Okay ... here is a picture of my Christmas House with all the doo-dads layed-out but not sewn on yet. I am still thinking of adding some type of Christmas Lights but haven't gone shopping yet!

Christmas House #1

Here is a picture of my Christmas House sewn together and another picture of all the other parts and doo-dads that will be added.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Here is a picture of a label I had made so I can sew one to the back of each quilt and fleece blanket that I make ... do you like it ? It measures only 1 1/2 " X 2 1/2" .

Thread Catcher - made by Thada

Here are a couple of pictures of the Thread Catcher that Thada made for me for my birthday ... isn't it just beautiful !

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Quilt Last Years' Fabric and Squares

I was able to piece together the squares today. It was all the quilting i did in between laundry, dishes and bank run. I will be sending it off to the quilter on Monday and who knows when I'll get it back. So, keep your eyes open for the quilted version. I really wanted to keep this one, but i have someone that's begging for it!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Big Bear Trip - November 2009

This past weekend 5 of us quilting ladies went to Big Bear for the weekend and stayed at Eleana's house. We had a great time and did a little sewing too!!! Here are just a few pictures!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Marcel's Dinosaur Quilt

Here is a picture of Marcel's Dinosaur Quilt, for preschool! I am very proud of myself, this was a kit i bought in the summer from Fat Quarter Queen, i started it in September for his birthday and i finished it today! (I have been trying to buy fabric and actually make it) Still to put the label on his Dino quilt, don't know if it's going to make it on there :) I have put it on his bed, Kristina will have to wash it. I might just add year on it at another date and time. Next are my snowmen, i have about 1/2 way completed on all 16! I think i might be working on them next weekend, i would love to be done with those! Currently working on quilting the pumpkin rummer top i showed you a week ago! It's about 1/2 done! On my list are 4 Christmas stockings, must be done by the end of November. i can do it!! Post people post!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mary Engelbreit Apron

Check out my apron! It was so much fun, again using what i have in my stash and scraps. This one is for Milly, I'm sending it to her with a couple cook books from a high school fund raiser that i bought. She's the cook in the family... Still working on the pumpkin table runner i am making for her. Pinning on Monday night in class and working on it during the week. Good thing about Fall fabric, colors, & theme it can be displayed Sept-Nov.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Progress on my Snowmen

I have a lot of the parts sewn down on my snowmen all 16. I think 2 more weeks and they are done!

Fall in Big Bear October 2009

Here is Carolyn, see Sebastian and Anibel with the doggies in the background? It was beautiful up in the mountains. The leaves were changing colors.. Beautiful!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Carousel Baby Quilt - Top and Back

Okay ... finally finished the top and back of the Carousel Baby Quilt. Both have borders. Next stop ... Carol Keith to be quilted !!!!

My Eyebrow Tattoo

Okay ... I did it ... went with Carrie and Thada and had my eyebrows tattooed !!!! Here are before and after pictures.

Here's the post i promised!

I made this table runner/wall hanging in two weekends or less. The top is ready for pins and machine quilting. Not sure who gets this one! Fall is my favorite time of the year.. I could sew in these colors all year long. Enjoy!

Melissa outside herself AGAIN

Wow...this is really are the better sister....great job with all your hard work...someday I may post some of my pictures.....keep me in the loop.

Love ya

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thada Birthday Pizza Party

So today Thada celebrated her birthday AGAIN!!!! We all had a great time a Warehouse Pizza in LaVerne and everyone could see how much Thada enjoyed herself !!! Here are just a couple of the pictures we took.

Attic Window Block - the secret !!!

Here is a view of the back which shows the 1-seam secret!!! You sew the 2 triangles together that become the side and bottom window sill with the "window" triangle folded and sandwiched between ... hope this makes sense ?!?! Then the front where the "window" is folded.

Attic Window Block

Here is the 1-seam attic window block (before the applique is added). Carrie's is the green and brown and mine is the blue and brown.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thada's Birthday Breakfast

On Friday morning, 10/9/09, all us girls took Thada to breakfast for her 70th birthday at Molly's Souper in Upland. We had a great time and the food was really good too!!! Our group included Thada, Laura, Kathy, Carolyn, Eleana, Melissa (Eleana's daughter; not pictured), and me (the older Melissa) ... such fun!!! Did you notice Thada's tiara ... she was Queen for the Day (make that week) !!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Quilt of Valor - Finished !!!

Here is the finished quilt top with the Quilts of Valor panel. The close-up of the heart corner block shows the black blanket stitching!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quilts of Valor

Here is the corner block and a preview of the borders I'll be adding to the Quilts of Valor panel that I'm working on for the Nite Owl Quilt Guild. I want to have this finished by Thursday night!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sue's Cactus Pattern

Here is a picture of all my pieces, i am getting ready to put this puppy down on my background. Jan Hubert has loaned me the pattern and now she needs it back, good thing otherwise it might of taken me longer to put together. It is very hard and challenging. She said, it was good for me to get out of my box and challenge myself. Oh, but she doesn't know about Harvest Song! I had planned on working on it this weekend, i guess it might have to wait yet another visit to Big Bear :) I also have to make a couple baby quilts, one for Annamaria's tea baby shower this coming Sunday in San Dimas. I have all week to quilt something, i will put it on my long arm, as i need some practice! Can't wait to assemble this one though.. I'll post a completed wall hanging hopefully by next month! Stay tuned ladies....

Finished Constructing 15 House Blocks

Yes, i'm participating in the same swap all over again. I have two swaps actually, one at work (9) and (6) at my Monday night circle of friends table. The (9) ones are actually all the same blocks and the Monday night one has a few different fabrics interchanged, still looks nice. Now i have to make all the other accents for the house, 6 are due in Dec and the others in June 2010. The work is in sewing down the pieces and making sure no raw edge are showing. When i get done, i think i'm going put together one big one and bring it up to Big Bear to hang on my wall in the living room. All together there will be 16 blocks for this quilt.. I will also come up with a different finished look.

Lazy Day in Big Bear

Here is a picture of our game, we played two complete games of Gin and i won both! Winner, winner chicken dinner! There's nothing to win though. Now partner might not play with me since i was a very happy WINNER!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fabric for Stack 'N Wack Class

I wanted to show the "before" pictures of my fabric for the Stack 'N Wack class.

My Stack 'N Wack Block

Here are the different stage fo the one (1) block that I finished in Stack 'N Wack class on Saturday. The teacher, Earlean Miller, was great and Terri Kirk was there helping all of us also. I really like how my block came out, especially because you'd never guess the fabric could do this. All the other ladies made beautiful blocks ... some as many as three (3) !!!