Thursday, July 23, 2009

On My Way

On my way to festival - then off to the beach for some awesome R & R.. Just packing the last few items. See you back here in a few weeks!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Big 40

This post is dedicated to my totally awesome brother!! It's his 40th birthday today so I thought I would pick on him just a little bit! You know I am allowed to do that, after all I am the big sister :)

Dan, You are awesome!! I am so proud of all you have accomplished in your life. You are a joy to mom (I know she loves you best ha ha) and I am glad you are near her to help out when she needs it.
My one wish in this world is that dad was here to see that all you have done! I just love you so much and wish you a very happy 40th - you old man!!

Love you!

You know if I were there, this would be A LOT worse!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

And the winners are...

Wow! First of all, If you haven't been over to Camille or Carrie's blogs, you simply must go and check them out! There are tons of first & latest quilts hanging out there from a bunch of very talented folks. It's way cool to see all of the beauty!

Second of all, I have randomly chosen the 5 winners from my drawing YAY!! And the names are....

Country Log Cabin

email me at with your address and I will send you a Figgy Pudding pattern!

Thanks to all who commented and such!

Gotta run and get ready for Festival which is in Long Beach and starts 7/23 eeeek!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My First and Latest!!

Carrie and Camille, are having this cool Parade of Quilts show and it has been SO fun to see everyone's first quilt and latest quilt. I've loved all of the evolving that has gone on over the years. I have only been doing the quilting thing for about 16 years (a relative newcomer to some of you :). But I did sew clothes and stuff in high school and took a lot of home ec classes. I have even sewn button down oxford shirts (WHAT WAS I THINKING)?????
I thought I would share 2 of "my firsts" and one latest with you too! Here goes.....

My First first
It's only 14" x 18" It is the finished product from the first ever class I took. This quilt was made with TEMPLATES and I cut everything out with scissors AND I hand sewed the whole thing together, and hand quilted it - no sewing machine used AT ALL!!! Wow, that was the first and last time I did that!

Here is another of my firsts, it is 15 years old and is the softest quilt I have ever made. I think it must have to do with the fact that it is hand quilted. There is really a different "feel" to a hand quilted quilt. I was looking at it, and my points are cut off on a lot of the bear paws, but I don't care, I still love this quilt! It took me awhile to quilt it (crosshatch on the diagonal 1" apart) but I did it all!!!! I made it for my son when he was born. I still love the way it feels

My latest - A very fun table topper for the holidays - made out of Figgy Pudding. I think it would make a darling baby quilt too :)

This cute quilt is my friend Lindsey's VERY FIRST EVER QUILT!! I think it turned out darling!! She used my pattern Spice Cake. Way to go Lindsey, there will be many more to come :)

PS I completed all but 2 things from my dreaded list - NOT BAD!! (if you are confused, see post below)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Dreaded List

Ok, so cute Camille got me thinking about my list of things to do this week. Yes, there are 19 items (really 20 but who's counting) on that ole' list. So I thought I would share them with you:
1) Pick up quilts at local shops & get ready to ship out
2) Malad with Grandpa
3) Figure out pattern qty's for Festival
4) Go to printer
5) Fold & stuff
6) Make another Baby Spice for Festival
7) Calls
8) Invoices / paperwork
9) Cancel piano on Wed
10) Ortho Wed
11) Ortho Thurs (don't ask... my bad)
12) Order business cards
13) Laminate stuff
14) Get stuff ready for camp
15) Organize / ship all Festival stuff
16) Mail hair
17) Mail out patterns to The Quilters Inn
18) Bind Lindsey's quilt
19) Clean house (notice how this one is near the bottom)
20) oops. forgot one - pick 5 random winners from last post :)

Ok, How many do you have? Please say it's more than 20 - It'll make me feel SO much better!

And now the random photo o' the day... A birds eye view of my hometown... Rochester New York:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

And I didn't even realize it!!!

Hey Everybody!!! I finally hit my 100th post!!! (and I didn't even realize it... DUH).
How cool is that!!?? So... In honor of this awesome milestone, I'm having a giveaway!!! I'll give 5 random people who leave me a comment, one of my NEW and totally cool Christmas Table Topper patterns called FIGGY PUDDING!!

Good luck to all,

my dad doing what he loved

the lake at night when it's all calm and peaceful

me and mom

Photos are of my favorite place on earth - I hope you enjoy them (I know, it's just not like being there)