Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This was a gift from my sweet friend Lauren in New Jersey. She can really handle a needle. Thank you, Lauren. :)
I've been interested in softies since I first saw the book "Stupid Sock Creatures" by John Murphy. His website is fantastic too. You might also like the magazine "Stuffed" by Stampington. To see more books about making lovable creatures from socks, gloves, and old sweaters, click here.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm not a fan of action movies, but I enjoyed this spoof. It starred Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. Retired CIA agents get together to do a mission. No gore, and the good guys win.
Friday, November 26, 2010
She says it hardly made a dent in her selvage supply. I see some selvages in there that Daryl won from the Selvage Blog! The row of green dots looks awesome, doesn't it? Great job!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I love this holiday because it's focused on thanking God for our many blessings. All morning the baking turkey and pies smell so wonderful. At the table we take turns telling what we're thankful for. Finally we go for a walk. Tomorrow we'll make gingerbread houses with our friends and move right in to Christmas festivities. My husband and I listen to Christmas music all year long, so that doesn't change. Haha. Have a wonderful day!
"Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell shown above.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
If you'd like to make a block, click on the blue link button in the sidebar.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A friend once told me that she and her husband were not up for pizza and beer because they were watching their "cobbs." Wha? You know, short for carbohydrates. Well duh.
- Ulinkap in Poland. Szycie Uli.
- Judi in Virginia, Karate Quilter.
- Anya in Pennsylvania, Hills Creek Quilter.
More giveaways of beautiful quilting books coming soon. So stay tuned.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I just finished my block for the blogland challenge by Beth at Love Laugh Quilt. You have until Jan. 1 to submit a block. But why wait? Several winners will receive a collection of blocks for a blogland quilt.
My favorite part of this block is the big branch above the house in the night sky. I would use that same fabric for the sky on each side of the house if I had it to do over. That hot pink fabric was supposed to look like a sunset, but it looks more like a forest fire!
Take a look at Nifty Quilts. She has the most stunning Harvest Baskets quilt there today. It's a center medallion made from solids and plaid fabric. Nice job!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thank you to Vicki in Australia who gave me the heads up about this quilt.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
She says she got the idea for this project while she was in the shower. I get good ideas in the shower too. Where do you get good ideas?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here's the general idea, but click on over to her blog for the full story. We each make a 12" square house block (any kind of house). Sign your name on the block. Include your blog name if you have one. Mail it to Beth before January 1st. She'll choose the winners who will receive about 12 house blocks to make a blogland quilt. Leave her a comment today if you're "in."
I'm "in." I might make a house with selvages like Barb's charming Whooville houses.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Update: Karen Jones, Myra's friend and the one who started this project, said that Myra received this block already. She was surprised and overwhelmed. She doesn't know what 's going on here in blogland. This is a big neighborhood!
This hand embroidered crazy heart block was made by Ursula. Read more about it on her blog: Ursula's Kreativnest. So elegant. The striped heart below was made by Hanna. Take a look at Hanna's Quilt Page. She's been busy so you'll have to scroll down a bit. Great quilt show photos.
More book giveaways coming soon.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The block above is my contribution to this issue. It's called "Upcycle" which means, of course, making something cool out of "throw-away" stuff.
Okay, here they are, ready to be mailed to three lucky winners who will be chosen by our friend Mr. Random Number Guy. So leave a comment.