Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Look Back at 2011 in Pictures

Here are the 2011 finishes :)
Top from upper left:
1. Whoooo, who's the monkey?
2. Hip to be Square
3. Santorini table runner
4. Two Christmas gift boxes
5. Gift box
6. Pillowcases to go with Em's Loveliness of Ladybugs quilt
7.  Tunic
8. Pillowcases to go with my Mom's quilt

Middle from left:
9. Noah's Ark quilt
10. Small Seuss quilt
11. Zoology warm wishes quilt
12. Zoology warm wishes quilt
13. Large Seuss quilt (a.k.a. "Hi There Horton")

Bottom from left:
14. Scooter dress
15. Hushabye diaper bag
16. Halloween gift boxes
17. Maxine sewing machine pad, pincushion, and thread catcher
18. Pillows to go with Batik Strip Tube quilt

Happy New Year to you all!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Final Finish of 2011

Okay, I was looking at all sorts of blog posts about final finshes of 2011 and thought I'd make a run to finish up just one more too.  You all provide me with so much inspiration and motivation to get me off my lazy duff and finish up my projects :)

Noah's Ark Warm Wishes Baby Quilt



I snapped these pics right after the sun went down this evening, so they're a bit dark. 

I'm going to try to get a collage of all the 2011 finshes put together before New Year's Day, but we'll see how that plan works out LOL.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Day After Christmas

Sitting on the sofa in my PJs at noon ... aaaahhhh :)

I actually managed a finish on Christmas Eve day.  I would do some cooking or cleaning and then would take a break to sit and do a little of this throughout the day.


Before I knew it the binding was all sewn down and I wasn't exhausted at the end of the day.



I hope you all are enjoying a nice relaxing day too.  We had a great Christmas - everyone was happy and healthy. My best friend and quilting buddy came over last night and we enjoyed a pork roast dinner with all the trimmings while sitting out on the porch.  It was a very nice evening.

Happy sewing :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

I spied this little piece of seaweed while walking along the beach and thought it looked like a cute little Christmas tree (it's as close to one as can be found in nature down here).  It was 82 degrees yesterday, so it's going to be a warm Christmas for us.


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas wherever you are.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sign of the Season

While picking up a quilt at the quilt shop today, I spied this sign


very cute.

Since I was feeling a little frazzled tonight, I just made some bias binding for the quilt and put it on.  I'll hand sew it down at some point when I feel like it.


Happy quilting :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ninety Blocks in Two Days

That's what happened this past weekend.  I was so excited to start a new project, sew and chat with good friends, and pair all those Kona solids with the Terrain fabrics.  Here's a small glimpse.


Looking forward to finishing up the rest of the blocks and then putting everything together into [I think] a couple of full size quilts.

Did some baking for a Christmas get together tomorrow.  This is how the Amaretto glaze soaks into the cake...oh yeah...this one is boozey!

Before


After

Hopefully in a few hours it will be a nice little cake and come out of the pan cleanly :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

What a Wonderful Surprise!

I just got home about an hour ago and there was a package waiting for me in my mailbox :)

I participated in Allie-Oops' Christmas Through the Year last month and the random number fairy picked my number *whoop whoop*

These two beautiful zippered bags were made by someone who wished to remain anonymous, so all I can say is "Thank you Anonymous" and "Thank you Allie"

This large bag will hold all sorts of goodies


The slim bag in the foreground has a key ring too - fabulous!  See the container with all the charms...oh my!  I know a little four year old who will wind up with something special adorned with these.

The workmanship that went into these bags is phenomenal - check out the very cool beaded zipper pull. 


 The zippers on both bags are adorned with these.

What a wonderful ending to a Monday :)