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Friday, May 27, 2011

What is taking up my time lately

It is Friday again....time flies by doesn't it...I wanted to share with you some of the work that has been occupying my time. Since I'm not getting much quilting done lately.  My photography doesn't do them justice.
I am not great with a camera...not sure but here they are...these a just a few of my gardens; with just the spring flowers out right now....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWork in progress has been an effort this week....Between the showers here, I have been extremely busy working at lawns and flower gardens....but I did manage to FMQ the mitten baby, mind you it is not pretty, but it is finished....practice is suppose to make perfect. Well; we are not anywhere near there but it is still fun...and getting a little more comfortable....just have to keep plugging away at it,,,right????? I am about halfway through the hand quilting of the scrappy 4-patch quilt.

I still have 2 scrappy tops left to quilt eventually....but I will be focusing much more on things outside for a few months...flower gardens, vegetable garden...mowing lawns..I have a large yard to take care of...which I rally love doing. but with this rain; oh boy!!!!!! 

Make sure you head over to Freshley Pieced and see what Lee is up to.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekly Theme Contest

Hi folks....just letting you know about the weekly contest case you would like to have a look at the entries or vote for This week I am entering the little wallhanging I made og it may not measure up to other quilts; but it is fun to enter.,so have a look between Friday and Monday and vote, please...and thank you. here is the link...... Themed Quilt Contests

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Giveaway!!!

Don't miss this...a fabulous giveaway over at   here.....have a look and enjoy the fun...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedA week gone by already; where does it go? It has rained here all sick of it...but what can one do,  Well ladies; this week I have been mainly working on the quilting of the scrappy/four patch quilt...not a lot of progress; but some...and the mitten baby quilt is waiting to be quilted..I may get at that today. The pictures here are of the peek you got last week on my FMQ practice...not pretty; but still working on it....thank you to everyone for the well wishes for my Mom...she seems to be a bit better; still in hospital...                                         
As you know; I am linking up to Lee  at Freshly Pieced; so take a look at what is going on..

Monday, May 16, 2011

My First Raw Edge Applique

I had so much fun making this is a large quilt.
I can't remember the exact measurements...but at least
queen size. There were so many little pieces to cut out and fuse
to the And then to applique each little piece.
But it was certainly an experience.
It is called Sunflower and I just loved it
once it was finished...I hope you enjoy it too.

Great giveaway

There is great news going on for Kiera over at.. and because of this news; she is offering a go see for yourself.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Practice Session/FMQ

Ok now; this may not be, but it is progress with my FMQ.  Let me tell you; it took a glass of wine, but it is a step up from what I have done so Just had to share that with you all. Now no laughing it is!!!! It is a
crib panel....front and back....I know it isn't smooth motion..but getting there....well;

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Theme of the week!!!

Hi folks...I have entered another quilt in the theme of the week contest...please vote for my quilt...only if you like it now...but please take a look. Thank you so is where you go to vote...starting today; Friday until Monday.....
Weekly Themed Quilt Contests


I can't believe it is here already....where have I been...oh yes; Mom is in hospital....took her in on Mother's Day....86 and dehydrated....not sure why yet...but they are working on it..and she is holding her on. So; on with sewing...this week I am starting the quilting on one of the scrappy quilts that has been waiting for ever ...and pieced a baby quilt top....the rest is outdoor chores; I am afraid.....I am hoping to get more practice on FMQ this week too....fingers crossed; I need the are pics of what is on the go right now.....and you must head over to here to check out what Lee has going on.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Well it is May and that means lots of yard work for me. So; not a lot of sewing going on here until early Fall..but I will always be dabbling in something....just not as much..I love the weather now....and digging in the dirt outside..though sewing will be on my mind...anyway; progress this week......I finished quilting the fan quilt.  This quilt top is around 40 years old; found among a mother's belongings after she passed away.  Her daughter wanted to have it quilted and use it...not forget about it. In I  from the picture, you will notice a lot of pink and the blocks aren't sorted out awfully well. She had most of the top pieced....and the daughter made a few more blocks; trying to keep in the same tones....but. is finished...I will bind it tonight....most likely...It is very simply hand quilted, so as not to take away from the fans themselves...and right now I have no other projects started since working outside so much....Of course; I still have 3 scrappy tops to quilt...will pic away at run over to and see what is going on with everyone is always a good time...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monda Giveaway!!

Run over to. Kiera is having a great giveaway along with a fabulous shop; but you have to go see who; for is sunny and breezie here today..I am heading outside to plant some seeds..and do a little raking around the yard....take care and have a great day.