July 30, 2011

That Was Only The Beginning

So, after my 4:00 am marathon on Monday, I had a 12 hour day on Tuesday and another 19 hour day on Wednesday.  But there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, thank god.  I got home today at 6.  Just in time to mow my yard that looks like a jungle.  Pretty fitting since the Jaguars are back to football.

As you can guess, no sewing this week or weekend.  Hopefully, next week I will have time to put the finishing touches on Bonita's quilt.

Off to have a glass of wine!  A well deserved one at that.

Night Everyone!

July 26, 2011

Back To Football

I have not been lazy or absent, just BUSY.  This is what I've been up to in the last 24 hours.

Jaguars agree to terms with 24 undrafted rookies

Worked until 4:00 a.m. this morning, slept for a couple of hours and then worked until 8pm.  I'm too old for this!  LOL!  Anyway, it's been seriously challenging.   I'll be glad when things get back to a little bit of normal.

Off to bed!  Have a great week!

July 16, 2011

Sneak Peek

Got the quilt back from Joanie and as usual, she did an AWESOME job!  She quilted it with a flower pattern that's a perfect match.  I think you can see a little of it in the second picture.

I'm working on the binding now so you just get a little peek.   The backing fabric and inside chain is Pretty Bird by Pillow & Maxfield for Michael Miller.  Here's the back:

And, the front (just a little bit):

More pics when I'm done with the binding.  Night everyone! 

July 10, 2011


I was reading Bonnie Hunter's blog this weekend and as I was looking at all the fabulous free patterns she has on her site (www.quiltville.com, it's different from her blog), this one hit me!  It's called Strip Twist.

Photo used with permission from Bonnie Hunter
 You can get the pattern here

It uses bunches of 2 1/2 inch strips.  I immediately dug into some of my stash and started cutting.
This is just a SMALL portion of them.  Messy.

In less than 2 hours I was able to fill my little buckets.  One bucket is 2 1/2 in. and the other is for my next string quilt (another of Bonnie's freebies).

Neat -

Here is just one block that I finished with layout #1.

 Same block - layout #2.

I kind of like the first one but I will have to make more blocks to be sure.

Make it a great week!

July 5, 2011

Off to the Quilter

See this? 

I finished Bonita's quilt and it's on it's way to my friend, Joanie, for quilting.  Yay!  No peeking, I'll share pictures when it's back and has the binding on it.  I told you I got a lot done this weekend.

Well, back to work.  Make it a great day!

July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

It's been a wonderful weekend so far.  I've gotten a lot of sewing done, the lawn has been mowed, weeds have been pulled and I even finished an entire book.  Woo!  We have some friends stopping by tomorrow afternoon on their way down to see the very last shuttle launch.  Other than that, we haven't planned a darned thing.  DVS and I always stay home on this holiday.  We make a fun dinner and watch A&E and the Boston Pops!  Well, it used to be on A&E.  This year, I have no idea where it is.

Here's wishing everyone here in the states a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

P.S.  The cute vintage graphic is from www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com.