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Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010





Wow, time has sure flown by! Hard to believe its New Years Eve. The last night of 2010. Praying the new year brings blessings to all!

We had a wonderful family Christmas at my house this year. My house was literally bursting with 35 people. I was very busy in the kitchen cooking for all those family members. And I even managed to make several door prizes for the evening including this Christmas wall hanging, which my oldest daughter from Chester, NE. won! And a Snowman Table Runner for a ladies gift exchange, which my oldest sister Bonnie got!

This last week, I tried to get caught up on all the quilty things that needed to be finished before the new year. Happy Blocks due girls in Stashbuilder's group, and Dec. blocks for the three block swap groups I am in. Getting fabrics ready for another string block swap, and blocks made for a Bullseye block swap as well.

I am also awaiting January 10th. to get here. That's when I get to see Quiltville's own Bonnie Hunter in person at the Lincoln Quilters Guild. It is going to be so exciting!!

Everyone have a safe and blessed New Year!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stuffed Santa


I made this adorable Santa for a surprise for someone this Christmas!

Secret Sam 2010








Mittens I made for Secret Sam 2010 Swap in the group Stashbuilders, I put a favorite color of fat quarter in each mitten for the recipient! Also sent a plaque,a mini Chicken Soup For The Soul For Women book, and some chocolate snowmen!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Its been way too long since I've posted last!

I'm back!
I apologize for not posting for so long. For about six weeks, i just didn't have the heart to want to quilt, and since this blog evolves around quilting I sure didn't have much to post anyway. Tammy's passing just was very hard on me. And I couldn't believe how it affected my sewing.
But, I had so many projects to catch up on. Blocks for swaps to make, quilts to make for Kids For Quilts, and fabric kits to cut. So I finally just made myself go into my sewing room and make a block!
Before long, the feeling that drives my quilting soul to sew had returned. Now, to attack the very long overdue stack of projects waiting in my "To Do" basket!
In the middle of October, I still had August Happies to make, several blocks due to girls in several groups, and I felt so bad that I was behind.
I am now caught up on all blocks due to block swap groups, and about 3/4 of the way through the pile of Aug. Happy Blocks.
I will try to post pics of the completed ones soon!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I will miss you Tammy H.!


On July 27th. 2010 one of my closest friends went home to be with the Lord. I have peace,knowing she is no longer suffering from any pain, and she is in a much better place!
Sorry for not posting for several days, but its been hard for me to focus on other things. Tammy's father is our Pastor at church. I have been helping out with things that has needed to be done.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Here's what I received from the Secret Sam swap!

Remember the cute bags I made,and fabrics, I chose to send out to exchange for others, well here's what I received back!

Mail's Here!


Wow, got lots of mail today!

July 2010 Happy Blocks I've received back From Betty C.

My centers, then Betty C. added the borders, and returned them to me!

QBE July 2010 For Mary Lou #2

QBE July 2010 For Mary Lou #1

QBE July 2010 For Raesha

Catching up from a hectic weekend

Between being busy with family things, and a friend being very seriously ill in the hospital, I havn't had much time to post. I did get 3 more blocks sewed from my July To Do list, received some more of my completed Happy Blocks back in the mail, and received my awesome exchanged Secret Sam bags in the mail!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stashbuilders July 2010 String Block Swap

Okay, today I finished the first set of 12 blocks for the July String Block Swap on
Stashbuilder's Yahoo group. Now, just have one more set (12 blocks) to do.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wow, what a long week!

Sorry for being MIA, but at our house a viral bug hit us hard, and we were all very sick.
Unfortunately when Momma is sick too, the picture isn't too pretty. So, been behind on some things like housework, laundry, and of course quilting too.
I did manage to get a few blocks done for swaps, but not as many as should be done. Now, that I am feeling better, I got to get busy!

Yesterday, I was able to get out and get to my local quilt shop Cosmic Cow. I was on a quest to find "R" fabric for the "ABC" swap for StashBuilders. But, of course, had to browse for the common good of my quilting stash too! I did find a cute rick rack print that was also formed in a rainbow of seven bright colors! So will work great, "Rainbow" or "Rick Rack"! Found a couple really cute fabrics for next month's "Happy Block Swap" as well.
While I was there I left a flyer for the Kids For Quilts Chapter! Hoping to get some responses for volunteers or donations of fabric!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's Official, I'm now the leader of a brand new sister chapter of Quilts For Kids

I got word today, that they approved me for starting up a sister chapter of Quilts For Kids here in Lincoln, NE.!!! How exciting, now, any quilts that I or the volunteer quilters of the chapter make, will be able to be donated to our own local hospitals, including Children's in Omaha.
So, if anyone has any items they would like to donate to the chapter,(fabric, batting, binding, thread,a monetary donation to purchase needed supplies,etc) to help us make quilts, that are distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, etc. let me know, by emailing me at lincolnnequiltforkids@gmail.com
It's been a long day for me, so I am going to try to get to bed early tonight. My son was very sick with some type of virus today, and I ended up doing lots and lots of extra cleaning, besides making all my Happy Blocks,the regular cleaning,etc. And in the morning, bright and early, we have to go get Jacob's wheelchair re-adjusted, he has grown so much, his legs don't fit in the feet pedals right anymore.

Happy Blocks for Mona M. July 2010



Today, I also made (5) 8" Happy Blocks for Mona M.! She sent the cutest little puppies for her centers.

Happy Blocks For Betty C. July 2010





Today I made 10 "Happy Blocks" for Betty C. Five using 4" centers, and five using the 6.5" centers. I really liked her McDonald's fabric, but I liked the apples even better!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Barb's Happy Blocks For July 2010











Barb sent 1 set of 4" Happy Centers, and 1 set of 6.5" Happy Centers. And in my favorite color too, Purple! Good thing I have a great stash of purple for the borders. Wish these were mine, but, I know Barb will love them!

Teresa's Happy Blocks For July 2010






Teresa sent me the centers, I added the borders. These will be returned to Teresa.

Happy Blocks!

This last week was very exciting, but hectic also. My daughter and her family moved back home to Lincoln! So spent some much needed catching up time with them last week!

For July quilting projects, my To Do list is lengthy, but some fun things are in the making. My StashBuilders group, is doing a Happy Block swap. I am doing (2) 4" sets, and (1) 6.5" set. The 4" sets each have five swappers, including me. And the 6.5" set has four swappers including me. So, for the 4" Happies, I sent out 40 4" center squares, and will get back 40 finished 8" Happy Blocks! For the 6.5" Happies,I sent out 18 6.5" center squares, and will get back 18 finished 10.5" Happy Blocks! Friday, and again today, I got Teresa's set done, and Barb's two sets!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

String Blocks


Wow, very long and exciting holiday weekend behind me, now its time to get back to sewing!
Monday, I got the rest of my 4" and 6.5" Happy Block Centers cut, and packaged to mail.
Today I pulled out my bin of strings, and will begin making my 24 string blocks for a swap for the StashBuilders group.
Also need to start on a "Pay It Forward" baby quilt that is due to one of my Facebook friends!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Company Will soon be here!

My daughter, and her wonderful family will be here soon! If they hadn't of had car trouble, they would be here already. The 3rd is my Birthday, so what a birthday present!

Drawstring Bags For SS Swap

In between all the cleaning, errands, and the other zillion things I needed to do, for my daughter and her family's visit this weekend from Ariz. I made these for a swap I am doing in July! The material shown, is what will be in the bags for the recipient!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Purple Passion's Progress






Since I finished all the blocks due for exchanges, and the Fish Quilt, this past several days have worked on the Purple Passion Quilt. I got several more rows done, and all sewed together! Still have a couple more rows to go, then to start on the borders!

From This:  One Row


To This: Three Rows!













Close up of blocks!










 From this angle, you can see the pattern of diaganol rows, made by the purple blocks.











And here, in this view, you can see the pattern of diaganol rows, made by the white blocks.