November 26, 2011

A Christmas Table Topper

I took my last Crazy Eight table topper class last Thursday and finished the top.  And, again, I forgot to take pictures of my class.  It was so much fun!  We laughed and laughed and some great stories were told.

Anyway, here's a picture of my topper.  It was fairly easy but the hardest part was putting it together.  It's like a puzzle.
I still have to sew up the little opening.  I'm trying to decide if I want to put some sort of batting in it in case someone wants to actually USE it on their table.  My DH thinks I should.  However, this pattern is the flip inside out kind.  I'd have to cut a piece of batting 30 x 30 and somehow work it in and then tack it all down so it won't move.  Hmmmmm.

I also finished some pillow cases for my Legal Secretaries' Christmas Dinner on the 1st.  We're having a little exchange and I thought pillow cases are easy enough.  I made them with the same fabric but one case got a polka dot border and one got the flower border.  No rules, right?
Speaking of Christmas, I bought the book Fast & Furious by Gudrun Erla a few months back.  Gudrun has a blog and she designs very easy quilts and table toppers using the quilt as you go method.
I decided I would try her Christmas ornaments out of the book.  VERY easy!  These are just test ornaments.  I just used scraps so I could see how easy it is to put them together.  I'm not done but here's what I threw together.

I'm off to shop at my local quilt shop today.  It's Small Business Saturday so be sure and visit your own small businesses.  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

See ya soon,


November 15, 2011


I had a great time in Indianapolis over the weekend.  The team traveled there to play the Colts and not only did we win, the weather was warm!  Can you believe it?  The Midwest in November?  We stayed at the JW Marriott and it was wonderful!  Since it was 60 degrees, I decided to take a walk before we headed to the stadium.  This is the view from the walkway across the street.  It's actually White River State Park.  You can see on the bottom of the sign the before and after pictures.  I was amazed. 

We had GREAT seats (insert sarcasm here).  :-)  But it was still fun and the people around us were very good sports.  I LOVE the midwest.   

I was lucky enough to be able to go onfield for pre-game.  What a beautiful site!

I took more pictures but they're on my camera so they will be on another post. 

My final table topper quilt class is Thursday and I need to get on it and finish my strips before then!  I promise to take pictures at this class. 

November 12, 2011

The Fair

The Fair has been in town for the last couple of weeks.  Since it's pretty much in the parking lot of the stadium, my friend, Sandy, and I were able to sneak over yesterday and take a peek at the animals.  LOVE the animals.

The piglets - so cute!!

The white doves - it's nap time.

And of course, the VERY curious goose.  Notice he's got his foot in his food bowl.

November 11, 2011

To those who serve and who have served, thank you for your sacrifice.

I'm Still Here

I'm still here and I've actually been sewing.  Can you believe it?  I just don't have a lot of pictures to show for it.  I'm working on finishing the binding on these.  Almost done with one, two more to go. 

Had a GREAT time at my Crazy Eight Table Topper (by Jae's Attic) class at my local quilt shop, Cinnamon's, last night.  There were about 17 of us, but wouldn't you know, I was so busy talking, sewing and eating, I didn't get any pictures.  I did manage to get all but 2 of my strip sets sewn together.  Next week we sew the top so I have homework to do this week.
Headed to Indianapolis with the team this weekend, so no sewing until next week.  I'll update you when I get back.  Fingers crossed we win!