Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Oh, I have to share...

I just love being able to share photos of quilts that friends make.

Are these just too cute?
She's got lots of babies, she's stitching for.

Stephanie took a class from me a few years ago, and it looks like that quilting bug
has bit her! 


Nothing makes me happier than managing to get another one "hooked" on this quiltin' thing!

You made my day girl!
Wish you hadn't moved so far away. 
Oh, the sew ins we could enjoy!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Paper Piecing Class

Now if this isn't just the cutest...

One of the gals in our quilt group, found these kits on a quilt shop adventure, and bought them for all of us.
Then she tells me that I am going to teach them how to paper piece.
Now if that's not a way to loose friends!
Especially the one who just started quilting.

After a long day, everyone was dazed and confused...
but done...

and a celebration was in order!
Oh yes, that's Joi who started this all in the corner there!

I'm no fan of corn, but this lil thing just brings a
smile to my face. 
Oh those corn that's what makes it sing!
Who'd a thunk?

Last night we had the most beautiful skies.

I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a few photos.

Tonight is the red moon...
We will see if that photographs as nicely!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

It's not that I've been hiding...

I've been out and about...

Earlier this week, young son and I took a whirlwind trip to Disneyland. We did it last  year and had so much fun, that a repeat was in order.

This time of the year is my favorite.
The park is all decked out for Halloween.

The Haunted House had been converted...

And I love it!

The countdown is on...

The Hersh was ready to roll...

It "all" just speaks to my soul!

What didn't speak to my soul, was the 102 degree temperature.
What, it's the end of September???

Only way to cool down, was with this jumbo sundae!
Oh my eyes were much bigger than my stomach. 
I threw most of it away!

All the favorites were there.

The night parade was what really brought relief from the heat!

These favorites showed up too!

Topped off with fireworks!
Can it get any better?

What would I love to do, if I worked at Disney?

I'd be the queen of the Carmel apples!

PS: I almost forgot...

A Moose in Mouseland.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Easter Party Quilt-A-Long "BIG" Reveal

            Without further ado... Let me introduce "Easter Party" to you!

We couldn't have done it, without this fabulous pattern from my favorite designer, "Angie" from Angie's Bits and Pieces.

Thank you Angie for not only inspiring us with your incredible talent, but allowing me to bring it to life with the help of none other than Island Batik.

Of course it goes without saying...

It's really "YOU"  who makes it all happen. It's because of "you" that I'm even able to do this "Quilt-A-Long".  When this "lil" blogger started her blog in 2009, she never imagined that it would turn into what it has become today.

I might keep me on track. Maybe finish a few things, from time to time. Allow me to share with you, occasionally.  Never did I expect it to take over my life!  I now stitch with a passion... to share, to inspire, to hopefully bring a laugh to your day.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... My goal is to inspire and entertain you down this crazy quilting road we all "seam" to love to travel. You have made it so much fun! All of you, who have chosen to follow me...well lets just say, you blow me away!  Your inspiration, and friendship. What a great community we have become!

As for Island Batik, I can't thank  you enough for believing in me, and allowing me to play!  This just might be the best "gig" I have ever had!   ;-)

Lesson learned...
Follow your dreams, and you will go great places!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

House Cleaning

Have you ever stepped into you sewing room and thought...I just can't stand this mess anymore?
I finally hit that point on no return. Not that the room is much better off, but at least this mess is.

I don't know about you, but I have a basket of excess binding. 
I though it would be a great place to keep them all, but it was soon overrun.
Worse yet, I didn't even want to dig thru it to find what was in there.

I dumped the mess today, sorted, tossed, combined like bindings...
(I guess I have a few favorite fabrics that I like to bind with)
and added to some really small stuff to my strip drawer.

This is what it looks like now.
At least I can look thru things without imploding!
I chose to tie them with scraps of yarn. Rubber bands are definitely
easier, but what usually happens here, is that they dry up.
Then I have all these wormy lil dried up rubber band things all over the place.
Is this a sign, that things in the sewing cave, are lets say... "vintage"?
I certainly don't want to think that it's just old "crap" 
that I haven't managed to use up!

Don't tell me it might be a sign that I'm a horder!
Oh this has to go, or get used up right away.
Rats...I hate it when I see my short-comings!