Thursday, December 31, 2009


got crushed walnuts for the inside. and this gorgeous hand-dyed wool for the backing. but in case i happen to fall asleep before the clock strikes tonight. or switch to my knitting. yep. knitting. and then falling asleep. sounds like a lovely way to end the year.Chelsea Boutique by Blackbird Design for Moda. i found 3 charm packs that i've had for-ever. and a few days ago i washed them. yep. after spending all of 2009 agonizing about whether i should not wash fabrics before using. i have decided to go back to washing everything. even charm packs. been missing my ritual of dumping it in the washer and waiting for the dryer to give me back my fabric just the way i like it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


reading my new book.
saw a great movie.
making quick progress on this.credits rolled with Only You beautifully sung by Sinead O'Connor.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Xmas

i hope you all had a Very Lovely Holiday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


on the 13th i delivered the second part of my paper bag advent to Mom.her birthday was on the 17th. so included was a note saying a gift too big to fit in little bag was hidden in her closet. nevermind that it was last year's xmas present. but yeah! i finished her blankie-quilt.the advents were fun. so i would like to do again next year. taking a break tomorrow a.m. to make cookies at my sister's house. can you believe she told me not to make a mess. then back home to zig-zag the binding on a few more blankie-quilts.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day

playing indoors.with my scraps.making snowmen.just for fun.

Friday, December 18, 2009


so simple. lots of pieces with different measurements. just have to make sure the point of the Fuselage is actually touching the Tail.i thought this was called Fly Boy. but instead that was the name of a quilt with every block an Airplane.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Wish

if it's finished it's beautiful! i say that alot when someone shows me their work. that being said. this is not really finished.just a 20 in. square. my strips were cut 1-1/2 in. wide. and that would have made a 7-1/2 in. block. but i trimmed them down to 7 in. before assembling. i am really glad that i made this. and i will probably make it again. it was very satisfying. Melanie, Simone and Lynn have already posted their finished quilts. aren't they beautiful!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Half-Pint Quilt Along

not sure why i wanted to downplay the white. but i changed the two 3 in. borders to just one 1 in. border.and the scrappy binding will go right next to the sawtooth border. it does seeme like a lot of everything in a such a small space. but i'll show it to you as soon as i get it together.

Week 6: Adding borders and sewing scrappy binding.

Week 7: Quilting.

Week 8: Binding.

Kelly of Charming Chatter wants us to comment on each of the weekly posts when we've done it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pocket and Paper

i really like the look of the stitched numbers.Jessica and i were exhausted. but the pocket advents were finished just in time for December 1st. one for Jessica's house. and one for my sister's house.1/2 yard cuts from Quilt Taffy. 1/2 yard cuts and a panel from Fabrics By The Sea. white Kona cotton on front. and premium Kona muslin on back. and thanks to QT for mixing the brown polka dot with the Have A Sheri Berry Holiday prints. it inspired the brown stitching for the numbers. and OMG. did i actually machine quilt something. i stuck to my comfort zone which is zig-zag. hated it. but will try to do more of it in the future.

my Mom's paper bag advent was finished on December 2nd.she has already asked if she is getting a strawberry candy in each's a peek. i have another week to fill bags for day 13 thru day 25.