Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm over it!

It's my own fault, I did it to myself...yep...I over-ed it.

I overate, overdressed, overwrapped, overdrank, overbaked, overcooked, overbooked, overbought, overdecorated, overornamented (don't laugh, it's a word). I know, I agree, I went overboard and now I'm overtired, overwhelmed, overweight, overworked, overbilled, overcome, overdosed and just plain pooped.

I'm going to take a bit of a hiatus from blogging and I hope you will understand as I try and recoop, regroup, readjust, recharge, recover and just plain relax.
 
 
Happy New Year Everyone...hope 2012 brings renewed joy and faith and happiness.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Double the pleasure, double the fun

  I've been truly blessed with 2 grandsons now.....however whatever you do for one, you have to do for the other. When Ayden was born I made him a special sock monkey stocking...and now that Owen is here, well...he needed one as well.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cup o' love

I really had fun making these for my Sew Sisters...( the staff at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.)  They were relatively easy to put together once you got the pattern down pat. Just a little fusible batting, a bit of elastic, a button, a smidgen of quilting and lots of love. Greta little gift to give someone you really care about.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tell me how you really feel!

This is a little mini I created for Kindred Spirits Quilt Company. Now that Christmas is over, we've all eaten too much, drank to much and partied too much...we might be Baaa Humbugging a bit!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowman Melt my Heart

This was a fun quilt to make. It's made utilizing the fusible grid interfacing. You just cut out 2 inch squares of fabric, iron them onto the grid interfacing, turn right sides together and stitch down the grid lines, clip, press and do it the other way. His little skates are made from gigantic paper clips....such fun too cute!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Were you naughty or nice this year?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...

This is a sculpted Santa that I made a few years back. Still one of my favorite things to display at Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus....

 Here comes Santa Claus now.....

This is a cute little table runner that I made a few years back. I love to bring it out each Christmas, it's one of my favorite.


Hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.....Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

This is my grandson's "sock monkey" stocking. It was a paper pieced snowflake pattern from a magazine.....for the life of me I can't recall what magazine it was....   I even be-jewelled the stocking to give it some extra bling, and embroidered a little sock monkey on the cuff...he loves it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dresden Plates

The ladies from my Black Magic Dresden class are coming along quite nicely with their blocks. Here are Bernadette, Carol and Sue showing off their quilting. Carol started a class late, but look at her chain those pieces. The quilts should look wonderful when complete. I love the color  choices.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Goin' Squirrelly

This little hang-up is called Goin Squirrelly.  It's a pattern I designed and is for sale at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. I'm having fun designing these little guys, even though they do take quite a bit of time. It's fun to put it all together and see it come to life.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Farmer's Wife Class Participants

 These are some of the blocks completed by the students in my Farmer's Wife Class at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. They are having so much fun making these and now everyone is hooked like me!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Don't ruffle my feathers

This was a really lovely table runner to make. It's an Eleanor Burns pattern along with the co-ordinating ruler which lets you get perfect points on the turkey feathers. You have the option of making maple leaves or the turkey from the same pattern and ruler. I chose the turkey cause he's so darn cute.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vroooooom!









          The car quilt was a huge success for my grandson's Ayden's second birthday. My daughter says that he won't sleep without it and it's already been through the wash once.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

So Cool Nana!

I had leftover fabric from Ayden's quilt and made him a couple of bibs. I love the binding, bought at Fabricland already made to go and at 1/2 price. Not even worth making the binding yourself at that price. I love how the black and white checker goes so well with the fabric. Looks like the flag the wave at the races.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Farmer's Wife Block 26

This block is called Cut Glass Dish, It went together relatively well, considering all the small pieces. The paper piecing patterns are a blessing. The blocks are turning out very precise.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Elf on the Shelf....Been to hell and back

Visited Hell in Grand Cayman during our tour around the island

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...I'm not too mini for my Mini

Touring around the island is fabulous with the top down

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Elf on the Shelf... pain in the you know what

Went sightseeing today. Managed to get myself stuck in a prickly situation

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...I wonder how long I can hold my breath

I'm relieved, they tell me I don't need to hold my breath, they have equipment for that. This is my scuba instructor Senor Frog

Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Working on a six pack

Nothin beats a Corona with lime on a hot Caribbean day

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...visits Rum Point Cayman Islands

Drove around the island today...with the top down...visited a spell at Rum Point

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Ho Ho Ho..... and a bottle of Rum

Hiccup...had a nice visit to the Pirate Caves today

Friday, December 2, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...It's the Real Thing

Coca Cola.....mmmmm....it's the real thing

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Habs Fan

No luck getting any of the games down here...I've had to call home to get the scores.