Thursday, August 19, 2010

I spent the last week working on this linus top. A friend of mine from Aol quilt chat sent me the kit. She heads linus in her area. I had loads of fun doing this and even learned a couple of new things. This will be shipped back to MI and quilted before it is sent off to a needy child.

my next project is a princess quilt. When that is finished I will quilt and bind it along with the baby top. I am hoping once those are finished I can get some fall and winter decorations made up for the house.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Awesome deal

I was never into food themed fabric. But, I saw this fabric and loved it so I bought 1/2 of a yard. Then I decided it would be perfect for a apron. I went back to Joanne's and got two more yards. By the time I used my coupon and VIP discount I paid $0.88 for 2 yards. The day before I had paid $2.29 for 1/2 yd. Go figure! Check it out I can't wait to make my apron.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I have been ironing alot of yardage lately and a pile of scraps is staring at me day in and day out. So, I began the hunt for a new iron. Right before my wedding I went to a quilt show and saw the Oliso 1600 in action. It ironed seams like you could not believe. However, it was too pricy for me so I put it in the back of my head for maybe one day. Today we went to Joannes to get rotary blades and my dh noticed the oliso iron they had was on sale for 20% off. He asked me if I would like it but I said no. After coming home and discussing it we went back and picked up the oliso 1050. It was on sale for $79.00 and I got an additional $9 off. It is normally $119.00. I was nervous to bring it home and try it because I did not want to be disappointed. I got it home and guess what it is amazing. One pass ironing I already ironed 3 of my most wrinkeled 1/4 yd scraps. I cant wait to get it all ironed and cut !

Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby Top

I have been working in my sewing room for a little over two weeks.Today I finished the top that has been on my machine. This is for a soon to be baby boy of my friend, It was a nice easy project to get back in the swing of things. I can't finish it just yet. I want to embroider a label for this one and my machine is not hooked up to a computer right now. so, this top will remain a top for the time being. I will move on to work on a linus top while i wait for the embroidery unit to be working again. Here are two pictures of the top. One is a close up of the fabric, the other the whole top.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

back to Normal

We are back from our honeymoon. Well, we got back 2 weeks ago but I have been crazy trying to get the house back to normal. We left our dog and cat here with a neighbor checking on them 3 times a day. They can really make a mess both of them being black.

The wedding was absolutely a fairy tale. We could not have had a better day. here are just two pictures from the wedding:

We took a cruise to the Eastern Caribean for our honeymoon. Neither of us had every been on a cruise before and we are now hooked! It was absolutely amazing.Here is a picture from our balcony on the ship.

We spent 11 days on the east coast prior to the wedding. It was great to see so many family members and friends. We had dinner with one old friend that we had not seen in 10 years. It is always such fun to catch up. We are hoping to keep in touch and expand our relationships with so many of our friends back East.

So, now that life is finally settling down I am working in my sewing room again. I have a baby quilt in the works and another one I need to make for a toddler. Also, on my to do list is table runners and place mats for the fall. If anyone has a cool pattern let me know please.I pulled a bunch of fabric from my stash for this.