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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hawaiian Cruise

Just returned from my first cruise and first time to Hawaii.  It was a great relaxing trip.I have so many pictures I cannot decide which ones to print.  The volcano national park was awesome, the rain forest was beautiful in its own way.  The Wainea Canyon was beautiful, pictures do not do it justice.  It was nice to visit Pearl Harbor. There was so much to see and take in during our visit to four of the islands.  We hand a great time.

                                     Wianea Canyon Lookout.

Haleakala  at 9746 feet elevation.. We are above the clouds.  

Rainbow falls.
Our Ship, the Golden Princess.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree Quilt

I have finished a fun and easy to piece quilt.  Pattern is from Moda Bake Shop. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/07/oh-christmas-tree-quilt.html#more
If you have not visited this site before they offer a lot of free patterns.
Colors are much brighter than the picture shows.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Pot Holders I Recieved

At our guild meeting this week we had our annual pot holder exchange along with our summer picnic.  Oh, my we had lots of great food and some great looking desserts.  I am dieting so I abstained from these.
Look at the beautiful pot holders  I came home with.  All are way to cute to use.

A lot of time went into making these with the yo-yo's attached on the pocket.  Love them. Janet M.

This strawberry has tiny black buttons on it.  The owl will be a nice holiday addition.. Thanks Janet V.
These two from Patti S. have a warning on the back side.  "Don't Mess With Apron Strongs"  Thanks Patti

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pot holder exchange 2012

Our August Quilt Guild meeting will be having a potholder exchange along with our summer picnic.  These are the ones I plan to take as my exchange.  It will be interesting to see all the different designs our members will come up with.
I have been making hexagons lately and decided to put some on a potholder.
Using some of my scraps.
This is a pocket style potholder.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Red Work Pincushion

I have completed another pincushion.  I like to do embroidery work while traveling or waiting in doctor's offices.  Thanks to Kaaren from the Painted Quilt for sharing her lovely patterns.  This one is from last months First Friday Freebie.   Visit Kaaren's blog for more lovely patterns.http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/

Not sure, but I think I will donate this to our Quilt Guild for  a sale item in our booth at our Quilt show in June of 2013.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pincushion Exchange

Last week we had a pincushion exchange at our guild meeting.
These are the two that a made. The bird is red work embroidery  filled with crushed walnut shells and the other is a combination of the walnut shells and some stuffing.
These are the two I came home with.  Are they not cute as can be?
The cushion on the chair lifts off so you can store a thimble and needles in it.  This one was not hand made. However,  I still love it. Thanks Janet.
This bench was rescued from a garage sale, Theresa painted, added flowers and covered the bench with a cushion.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Barbed Wire Quilt

I have finished my Barbed Wire quilt, the pattern is from a Fons and Porter's Quilt magazine.

It started out as a challenge in one of my quilting clubs.  Several of us exchanged fabric strips so we would have a good variety of prints to use in this scrappy quilt.  We were to donate the finished quilt to a charity.  After all the work put into these quilts it was decided we could keep our quilts if we wanted and donate a different quilt.
I have decided to keep my Barbed Wire after making all those half square triangles.

This is my quilt. I have found another quilt that I have made that will be donated to a charity.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Snow Happens

No we did not have snow in Missouri in May
However I did finish my "Snow Happens" and is now waiting to be quilted.

I enjoy hand embroidery and like to have projects ready to take along when I know I will be sitting and waiting for a while. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My new hobby

No, I have not given up on sewing and quilting.  However, I have taken up knitting and enjoying  the easy projects at this time.  May try something more advanced soon.
One of my friends gave me this pattern on Sunday.  Look what I finished.  Don't look to close, I am sure there are a few mistakes in it.

Yes, our Dogwood trees are in full bloom, all six of them.

Found this Tiger Paw pattern and had to try it.  I think I should have used a smaller needle. I guess I will have to make another one just to see the difference.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crayon Challenge

Our local Guild recently had a crayon challenge.  You received a bag with two crayons that you were to use in your project along with only one additional color.

My two crayons were golden yellow and turquoise.  I think my project turned our rather cute but certainly not as detailed as most of the other entries.

Some little child will enjoy this at some point.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A recent completion

I have a finished quilt. Finishing projects is on my list of things to do this year. I have a good start.

This was a mystery quilt I started 6 months ago through our local quilt shop, Specialty Quilts. The quilt consists of half square triangles and 4 patches. It was a fun and easy quilt to make. I chose Kansas Troubles charm packs for my quilt. It will be interesting to see the other quilts as we all chose different lines of fabric.