Monday, November 30, 2009

Yes! Still doing throws.

The weather here is great. It just now acts like early fall.
Not a bad place for the winter!!

I have all the throws done but one and it's 1/2 way done now.

One more address cover for Christmas.
I think I have one more cover to make and that will be all the address covers this year.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some more

Here are the ornaments I have made for family and friends The mouse is for DS Donna she loves them. The center front one is for Ruth and Geo. my former boss and husband.
I made my kids and grand kids the tree this year.

Some things I have been working on

Hi all!
These are some of my Christmas gifts I have been working on. I by the throws and crochet around them and embroider the names or the first letter of their name on them. It is a little more personal that way.

This one Is for my uncle and aunt, in Washington. I made them a special ornament as you can see. They love to gamble.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

untruned 12

I used the 5 FQ's I messed up and 2 more to make this on. I made all the blocks the same way and used one fabric for part of it. I just turned the middle row and just staggered them. It's not a great work of art but I like it better than the other ones. It will keep someone warm.
And yes NW it does go very fast. I think they take longer to cut than to sew up.
I have been trimming some fleece throws and I think I am going to embroidery on them. I will post a photo when I finish some of them.

Friday, November 13, 2009

one more on the 13th

Hi! It's Friday the 13th! Yes it was a day! I cut 5 FQ's wrong. So I down sized then I cut some others wrong. I mixed and matched and made do. I sewed fabric inside out. Well you get it by now everything I tried to do was not right today. It should have only taken 2 hours at the most but it took all day. I hope the person that gets it for Christmas enjoys it.
Thanks everyone for you input. I am with you Linda. I think this is the last one for me but I do have the 5 FQ's miss cut and going to give myself a challenge to see what I can do with them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

TV time

I have to sit a watch TV with my Aunt and Uncle in the evening so I have been doing receiving blankets. I have all ready sent Jennie 2 and I hope to get these in the mail with the quilt tops Monday. I have one more quilt top to put together. I like to do the little girl ones more than the little boys . But little boys need them to!!

To scrapy for me!

These are fast but just to scrappy for me. I like things to go together and look more pulled together. They will make a good drag a long quilt in the chair, on the floor or anywhere they want to curial up and snuggle under a quilt. They are to be used and enjoyed for there comfort.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One more down

One more gift down and counting. This one is for Al My DU. He is a retired vet and very patriotic. He is 88 years old. He seems to be cold all the time . That's part of getting old I think.
We are in Florida and you would thing if anything he would be hot. Now it goes in the stack to send to DD Jennie to quilt for me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas gifts

Well we all lucked out here and the hurricane wasn't very bad. It did rain a lot and the wind blow but not to bad.

I made this little cover for my DC Gayla's granddaughter. I think Lilli will like it . I got the strings from a bag of scrap strings I got from Hancock fabrics. they were on sale cheap. I had to make do with what I had. It's big enough to use as a nap cover for a 4 year old that loves pink. this one is for my DC Gayla. She likes neutral colors and light blues so I had DD Jennie pick me out some FQ's and send to me.

It is a turning 20 pattern and goes very fast. After the cutting that is.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas gifts.

More address books. That will finish Christmas gifts for my Orchard quilt group. Now to pack them up and send them off. I have been using scraps from a aunt grace quilt I finished and sent to DD Jennie to quilt.
My chunky pin cushions. These are 4" to 5" sq. and 3" or so tall. I like making them out of left overs from my quilt projects and they do make great gifts for sewers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

New blonde in town!! Self portrait

I put a med. Blonde on my hair this morning. I kind of like it. You may not think it's darker but it's not gray or white anymore. This is a self portrait so please don't be to critical. And don't look at the chipmunk cheeks!