December 24, 2011

Attitude Adjustment and a Merry Christmas

First, Merry Christmas everyone!  My holiday has been very quiet and peaceful.  I have to say I'm feeling much, much better since my last blog post.  It's amazing what a couple of days off and sewing will do for your psyche.  Since I finally had time for myself, what did I do?  I went to the quilt store of course!  While I was cruising through, I found this wonderful tool.  If you ever want a quick gift, this pattern called Lil' Twister is the answer!

I literally put this together in a couple of days.  You sew 24 5" charm squares together and add a 3" border.  You then cut it apart using the tool in the pattern.  I used the one for 5" charm squares but they make one for 10" squares as well.  The small one is about the size of a small table topper or large doll quilt.

This is what I started with (I used Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister Designs):

Using the tool to cut them apart:

After the cutting and putting it back together - awesome pinwheels!

It turned out so cute, I might have to make a couple.  I still need to sew them together but you get the picture.  :-)

I hope everyone has a very safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Talk to you soon,


December 18, 2011


I know, I know, it's been almost a month.  But I have a really, really good excuse - work.  It's been kicking my butt since July.  But two weeks ago, our owner fired our coach and then, in the next breath, announced he was selling the team.  Our new owner was approved this past Wednesday and was in the office for an all staff meeting on Friday.  On top of that, we haven't been winning very many games and because of the losing season, I've been working overtime and it's about worn me out.  Our last game is January 1st and then it's finally off-season.  This work thing sure puts a crimp in my Christmas celebrating.  I'm not done shopping, I didn't send out any cards, I barely got my tree up, my blood pressure is up and now my migraines are kicking in.  Life is great!  My vacation can't come soon enough.

I hope to get back to some serious sewing in January.  I'm starting a commissioned baby quilt for my friend who's baby is due in March.  She picked out some seriously wonderful fabric and I'm itching to get started.

Ok, that about covers it.  I'll be back soon when I have some time off.

Talk to you soon,