Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guest Room Quilt Block One

Woo Hoo!..... The first block is done and I just love it!
So far this quilt is looking just like it did in my head.  Love it when that happens....sometimes the head picture and the real picture don't even resemble.....Hate it when that happens.
So here it is....

So what do you think?  You know I love love love comments...


Jelly Roll Quilt Along Block Three

I just love this quilt along.....
I am really a novice quilter..... but I have been a closet quilt book lover for many many years.
These quilt alongs finally gave me the incintive and courage to jump out there and make my own quilt.  Although, I still have yet to quilt a quilt top......I am currently designing and piecing my very own design for a queen size quilt.  My sister in law will be flying in for an extended stay April 20th.  So.... being the crazy silly person I am.... I have embarked on compleately re-doing the guest room and adjacent bath.  I want it to all coordinate, exude, and drip in cottage..romantic..pretty elegance. Oh! the vision dancing in my head!  Color pallet...hmmmm.... pink to burgandys, turquoise to williamsburg blues, and ivory to browns. 

You like it?  I do!
I plan to make the quilt, dust ruffle, pillows, quilted wall hangings, dresser fabic bowls, re-cover upholstered glider rocker, and curtains/valances.  The room is already painted english rose with hardwood floors... hmmm.... maybe make a quilted floor rug too.  Oh! my!  if I could just run a video from my thoughts I could make millions... billions... maybe trillions...hahaha.  Well, asumming someone would even want to see the ideas running through my mind:)

Anywho.... here is Block Three for the Quilt Along:

I am keeping that black and white polka dot theme fabric front and center.


On a funny note------
Three days ago my cat my husband's cat, Light Light (short for Lightning) ........ for some strange unknown reason...... climbed one of our 30 foot pine trees.  Well, after he had been up there screaming for 3 days and 2 nights..... I went to the fire department to ask for help.  What do you think the cat did when the fire truck pulled into the drive?  Ran down the tree.... on his own... without any prompting..... and without a care in the world.  Go figure.  The fireman was very nice anyway..... and also very nice looking..... I later told my 25 year old single daughter she would need to go get  the fireman next time.  He would make a lovely son in law.  Definately beats the guys she usually likes.  She has had some good ones though..... but as soon as she finds out we like him...... well.. you guessed it..... he's history.  I got his cell phone number too.... hehehe...such a sweet boy man.  After three days and nights.... Light Light just wanted to eat, then..... yep.. that's right-- it was naptime... in my sewing chair of course.    What an adventure!

The mischief maker caught napping!

More Hugs,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

another wonderful giveaway

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Head on over to Bluebirdswing and enter her giveaway for a dozen purse patterns!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Hubby is home!

I'm so thrilled my honey's home. ....always tickled to get to have alone time and so sure I will get so much done.... but alas that feeling is short lived.  I just start to miss him right away.  Truth is:  I'm very very happy and cozy... when David is downstairs in his home theater room watching races, football,...... man cave stuff--- while I am upstairs in my sewing room cheerfully working away on the current project at hand.  Yes -- I get irritated when he calls me (yes, the silly man calls me on the cell phone from his chair) to get this or do that..... but I just like having him close by.  Since David is a real homebody..... and what man wouldn't be if he had his very own home theater with 10 foot by 5 foot screen..... I never have to wonder what he is up to, where he is, who he is with, or whether he is safe.  Very comforting feeling.

Nonetheless.... because I had so much time on my hands yesterday... I watched an episode of Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee.  She made the most wonderful meal---- well I just knew it would be a perfect welcome home dinner!  Bingo! it was perfect! and so yummy.  What a hit!  My brother-in-law and nephew think I am just the bee's knees.  Hubby was quite impressed as well.
  • Fried Catfish Sandwich w/ Romelaude Sauce on Crusty Bread
  • Crab Cakes w/ Spicy Cajun Tartar Sauce
  • Collard Greens w/ Bacon, Onions, & Pinto Beans
  • Sweet Iced Tea
  • Baklava
Wish I had thought to take a picture.....   oh well maybe next time:)

Pinwheel Party Blocks Two and Three

The Pinwheel Party Quilt Along is a weekly block.......
nomally.... that's great.... keeps me motivated.
However----- with my dad having surgery and then family visiting us right after I got back from my staying with my mom in the intensive care waiting room....... well, you get the picture..... got a little behind on Quilt Along.  But I'm all caught up:)  Thanks to my dear hubby leaving with his brother, nephew, and grandson to go to Bristol, TN for Nascar.  Yeah! 5 whole days all by myself ---- whoopee..... I got so much done..... and hardly anything done. Take a look at my pinwheel blocks two and three..... and I will throw pinwheel block one back into the mix as a mind jogger.  Funny how we forget so quickly.
Here she is....  BLOCK ONE
Love those bright colors in direct contrast to the black!

Now here is the newest star of the show

Is your head twirling?
And finally.. along comes
Watch out! because
 is to be released today!

I hope to finish it before
my love returns tonight.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along Block Two

Ok... Ok... First things first
I decided to let the entire quilts stand as one project each.
Since no one... nope not one... commented on my dilemah  delimah de-lim-ahhhhh. 
Come on guys.... most of the fun is reading the ooooie-----goooie comments.
Sniff... sniff... nobody loves me (tear in my eye)
But......... I reserve the right to ammend.... if  time catches up with me.

Here's Block Two for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along over at Moose on the Porch.

And here is a picture of Block One
And here is Block Two again..... see what coordinates and ties them together?
Yep!  It's the black and white polka dots.
They will be in every block to tie together and coordinate
this very colorful and bright quilt.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Projects 14..,15..,16...,17..,18..,19---- A Gift for Max

My friend Amanda Trahan is also a very gifted hairdresser.  She does my hair...... thank goodness.

Another friend of Amanda's recentely delivered a new baby boy------- his name is Max.
Amanda called me and said the magic words...
He's a boy...... I'm thinking light blue and fluer de lis because Rebecca Power's (a.k.a. Max's mom) is from New Orleans.  That's it--- that's all the input she had.
The rest was left to my imagination and creativity.    Yipee!   I was on a mission.
Thrilled to have creative license. ... this is when I turn out my best projects.  Even when I use a pattern---- I change it---- can't help myself --- I'm creative and a little hardheaded.
Take a look at what I came up with:

A box!  Isn't it beautiful?  Applique Fluer de lis ----- crazy patchwork ---- ribbon tie....
It's sooooooo dreamy...... and it will be useful too.  Mom can store baby momentoes and other things in it.
What's that?   What did you say?   
"What's in the box?"
Oh yeah....hehehe

Everything Max needs for a coordinated daper young man.
Have a look:  Isn't it precious?

A Romper, Hat, Shoes, Bib, and Burp Pad!  Too cute!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Banaghaisge Blogaversary

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Banaghaisge's Blogaversary
Take a look at the beautiful prize.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nook Pouch

My friend Teresa just got the neatest little gadget.  It's called a Nook.  Barnes & Noble makes an electronic book now.  I love it.... eventually you know I will have to get me one of these.  For now I will just admire Teresa's and beg... borrow... her already read paper books.  I know Teresa is going to love her little Nook Pouch.

Another Princess Bathroom Project

Check this out!
A cute fabric basket for the bathroom counter.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Got a Question!

For my two Quilt-Alongs that I have joined......
Can each block count as a project?
Or.... do I have to complete the entire quilt top?....
Hmmmm. just asking....
Leave me some comments with your vote.
I will honor the majority rule...
there are no comments then I will rule.
Hahaha....Lots of hugs,

Pinwheel Party Quilt-Along

Whoop...... pee....!
I'm on a roll... hope I don't run outa steam......
I have completed my Block One for the
Pinwheel Party!
Love it! It's going to be so loud and fun!
Have a look see.....
then join the party.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt-Along

The Jelly Roll Quilt-Along begins today....
I already finished my first block!
Can't wait for the next one....

Have a look... I'm  using bright bright bright
purples, yellows, oranges, corals, and greens...
with just a bit of blue
then framed in black and white polka dots
What do you think?