Saturday, March 3, 2007

This weeks update early

It's Saturday far I don't have the pictures ready for posting because it's truly been March Madness! lol I will have pictures of 3 pair of booties and the quilters portable workstation. Hopefully I'll get them up before tuesday. Friday was Ladies Basketball in Indy...tomorrow is Ladies Basketball in Indy and with any luck...monday will also be ladies basketball in Indy Go Lady Boilers!

I got the binding put on the two table toppers from last week......... I need to do the hand stitching...did 3 pair of booties and the quilters necessary ( that's what it's called...honest!) I also worked in Electric Quilt to create a quilt and a signature block for a quilt I need to get done by the end of may... I have the block and layout ready...I have the fabrics for it.... now to find time to get to it! I have two more paperback book covers ready to be soon as my clear elastic comes in....I ordered it from HomeSew in Bethlehem Pa( one of my favoritist places for stuff). I also have two wonderwallets cut out.......

I have baby bibs and baby burps to do also...and those are on my list for this coming week along with another pair or two of booties or sockies.

With any luck...this will be a productive week and I'll have tons of pictures for next weekend.

For now.... I'll get the pictures up of the booties and quilters thing by tuesday evening...maybe sooner depending how the game tomorrow goes.....

The hubster also needs some jeans mended...I won't take pictures of those lol

Til Tuesday...


Sunday, February 25, 2007

February 25th What I've been up to this week

I'm going to attempt to post some pictures of what I've done over the last 10 days..... I hope to make this a regular sunday update with what I've done during the week. Some weeks I'm sure there will be a lot.... and other weeks......well.... you know how that goes.

This should also make it easier for those who like to see what I've been doing.......

These are Lazy Girl Book Covers. You can't believe how fast these are to make. I made both of these in about an hour. The one on the left is the original size...the one on the right with the monogram is for a larger book. That's for a birthday present I need for tomorrow.

These three projects are part of the thimbleberries club. The Potholder is February Homework... the Runner is the 1st quarter project and the note book cover was our january homework project. The heart block and the green center block of the runner are the first two blocks that will go into the big quilt. March is a catchup month. The next blocks will be done in April and May. I'll post those as I do them.

These are the first three blocks of the Saturday Sampler Club. The first saturday of each month we take our finished block to show and pick up the next months block. This sampler started in December and will finish in August. In november we'll have a show and tell of the quilts done with these blocks. These are being done in Retro 30's reproduction fabrics.

These three blocks are the challenge blocks for the Saturday Sampler. Each month we are given a paper with just an outline of the block on it.... we need to figure out how to make the block ourselves.... This is really fun and makes you think.

This months embroidery club is Tuesday. We'll be doing some 3 dimensional embroidery. These are the samples of our club projects this month.... the fence and flowers are done using puffy foam for a raised look.... the sunbonnet girl has a skirt and 3 underskirts that are done on bridal tulle and organza and hang loose... the ribbons are done flat in the hoop and then using a thin wire or thread are made into ribbons for packages or hair bows or whatevers....

This is my favorite table topper pattern.......... the top two are just the tops...they have to be batted and quilted... the bottom one is finished. The middle one is made from Thimbleberries fabrics so I'll be able to use it for show and tell in April.... I'll also be able to use the small book cover for show and tell cuz that's made from thimbleberries stuff also..... The bottom one is made from kitchen prints... it's kinda hard to tell the patterns....

I took the thimbleberries heart pattern and used some scraps that were laying around and made a set of placemats. Placemats and another favorite of mine.... they are second to table toppers and table runners.

At some point I need to figure out how to rotate these pictures when i load them lol This is a table runner I did using the quilt as you go method... when you are done stitching the top... all you need to do is add the binding.... the quilting part is done..... there will be more of these I'm sure.

I guess that's about it for this week. I have a few WIP's going on and hopefully they will be done by next week. I'm making some baby booties for a baby shower in I'll up load those when they are done... I'm also doing some burps and some crib pads. They'll be posted as I finish them. I'm always knitting dishcloths too! lol I have some to finish....and I'll get those posted also.

Have a wonderful week........