Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #2

I am choosing Marsha's blog, Threadbender, for this week's favorite blogger because she was the first person, other than my sister, to leave a comment on my blog. She has a very nice blog and right now has beautiful pictures of her tree peonies. She also has pictures of the downy woodpeckers that are nesting in her yard. She has lots of interesting things in her older posts. You should see the picture of her PURPLE SINGER. Click here to see her blog for yourself.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pat's Birthday Giveaway

Pat at Bits and Pieces is having a giveaway in honor of her birthday. She is giving away "Quilty Things". I entered my name for the drawing and so can you. Follow this link to the page for the details. Good Luck to............ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog

Chooky Blue

Every Friday, unless life gets in the way, I plan to feature a blog that I enjoy visiting and feel you might enjoy it also. This week it is Chooky Blue. The following is from her profile.

NSW, Australia
I am married and have 2 children (Book Worm and Fairy Girl ). I live on a property with sheep and cattle, chooks, dogs it. I enjoy sewing, quilting, stitcheries, gardening, cooking and photography (now making some photos into cards etc). Also chatting and please don't tag me....)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Victoriana Quilt Designs BOM

I finished the May block for this BOM yesterday. I am not thrilled with it. I don't like the colors I chose for the paisley, and I wish I hadn't used so many purple fabrics. If I had listened to my sister, Kathy, I wouldn't have made the fabric boo-boo. She told me I needed to mix them up more. Oh, well, I had fun doing it, and Kathy can have the satisfaction of knowing she was right once again. I will try to redeem myself on the next one.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is the result of my work this morning. I haven't made any freezer jam in forever. The strawberries were on sale when I went to the grocery store. They didn't have any sure-jel there so my daugter, Amanda, got me some yesterday and today I made the jam. It doesn't make much, but it is so good!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Noah's Ark Block Three

I finished this block last night. I think it is just precious. I love all of Lynette Anderson's designs. So glad she offered this free pattern. Can't wait to see which one she will have next month. I think I may start putting the fabric borders on each block, but haven't decided yet which fabrics to use. That may require an emergency run to my LQS. We will see. I have said I am not going to buy any new fabric, but that doesn't sound like much fun!

Friday, May 9, 2008

May German BOM block

I finished the May installment of the German BOM yesterday. I used a couple of fabrics that I wish I hadn't, but I am not taking it apart to make a better choice. I changed the block layout a bit, but I think it turned out rather well. The square in a square blocks are 2" finished. I don't think I have made a pieced block that small before.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Eva's First Block

A few months ago, my son Tim's wife, Eva, bought a sewing machine. I think she said she got it to repair the clothing that her boys keep tearing up. Then she made some curtains, then a pillow. Now she is quilting and going to quilt shows and fabric shops. I think she has the bug! The picture is of the center of her first block. She couldn't get the whole thing to fit in her scanner. I think she did a great job. I really like her color choices. I will keep you up-dated on her quilting journey.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Another bird done

I finished this little bird stitchery last night. Someday I am going to make a wallhanging with birds and bees and flowers and trees. Sounds like the title of a song, doesn't it? I saved this image in a larger size than some I have put on this blog. If you click on the image, you can see the larger one. I went to Lynette Anderson's site and she has added the third installment of the Noah's Ark BOM. I will start working on it soon.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May German BOM block

I went to Jutta's site to get the May installment of her BOM, and found I didn't like her design. It is cute I guess, but it just didn't appeal to me. I am going to use the pattern shown above for the embroidery. Today I added a picture to my profile.