Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mini Scrappy Quilt

I finished the Scrappy Quilt! Sorry it's not a very good picture. It's the best I could get. I think I'm going to have buy a battery for my old camera. It was cheaper to buy a new camera than a battery but the old camera takes better pictures.

After the cream border there's a black border and then a red one.
After I finished the top Stinker had to take a nap on top of it. So I decided dug out the sleeping cat stencil and that's how I quilted it!

The pattern is Scrappy Quilt out of Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts by Wendy Vosters.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 3/28/11

See something new! It's called Scrappy Quilt and I'm using all scraps. I laid it out so you can get an idea what it will look like. The pattern is from the book Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts by Wendy Vosters.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stash Report - Week 13

Nothing to report! I did start a new project but it's too soon to calculate the fabric used. It's all scraps!

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used Year to Date: 20.175 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 28.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -11.955 yards

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 3/21/11

Same as last week. It's turning into a bad habit. I started cleaning last week and didn't do much sewing!  So here's these blocks again.

I promise next week it will be something different! I hope!)

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Napping Stinker

Remember the Fleece Shag Rugs that I made? Stinker just discovered that they make really nice napping spots.

Stash Report - Week 12

I made a heart mug rug. Then I spent the rest  of the week cleaning and didn't get much sewing done.

My quilt club met yesterday and I was determined I wasn't going to buy any fabric...but. They had a glow in the dark space panel and somehow two of them made their way home with me.

Used this Week: .25 yards
Used Year to Date: 20.175 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 28.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -11.955 yards

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Thrift stores

I love shopping at thrift stores. And yesterday was my lucky day. My finds:

4 pairs of blue jeans
3 sweaters
1 brand new shirt (still had the original tags)
1 ladies pant suit
a little glass dish (for Stinker's treats)
large print copy of The Savage Heart by Diana Palmer (one of my favorite writers)
and 3 vinyl records: Conway Twitty - Classic Conway, Conway Twitty - I'm So used to Loving you, and Dolly Parton - Just the Way I Am

For a grand total of $12.40

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Heart Mug Rug

I made my first mug rug. It won't be my last. They are so fast and fun to make. And cute too!  It's 6 inches by 10 inches. The applique pattern is from the March 2005 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. And before you ask my soda IS hiding a mistake!)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 3/14/11

Nothing new on the wall! These are still there. I haven't made any new ones.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stash Report - Week 11

Finished Will Work for Eggs! Now I'm jumping on the mug rug craze. They are so fun to make!

Used this Week: 3.75 yards
Used Year to Date: 19.925 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 26.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -10.205 yards

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Will Work For Eggs Wallhanging

I think I did a pretty good job. My applique is getting better. In fact I think it's my best applique yet. I just had one problem. After I sewed the bow on and and was admiring my wall hanging. I noticed I hadn't sewed the nose down! So drew the stitches on with a marker! You can't tell can you? It's fused down really well. So I don't think it will fall off.

And want to know what took the longest? Finding my crayons! (You color in the pink of her ears.) I looked in all the drawers and boxes I have craft stuff hidden in. And where do I find them? In the last place I think of, my desk drawer. I don't know why they were there but I did put them back there because it will be the first place I look next time.

The pattern is Will Work For Eggs in the March 2005 McCall's Quick Quilts.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wilder’s Mate Kindle Contest

Wilder’s Mate Kindle Contest
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About the Book

Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America’s frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new moon brings a sexual hunger that borders on madness.

Rescuing a weapons inventor from undead kidnappers is just another assignment, though one with an added complication–keeping his hands off the man’s pretty young apprentice, who insists on tagging along.

At odds with polite society, Satira’s only constant has been the aging weapons inventor who treats her like a daughter. She isn’t going to trust Wilder with Nathaniel’s life, not when the Guild might decide the old man isn’t worth saving. Besides, if there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that brains are more important than brawn.

As the search stretches far longer than Wilder planned, he finds himself fighting against time. If Satira is still at his side when the new moon comes, nothing will stop him from claiming her. Worse, she seems all too willing. If their passion unlocks the beast inside, no one will be safe. Not even the man they’re fighting to save.

Warning: This book contains a crude, gun-slinging, vampire-hunting hero who howls at the full moon and a smart, stubborn heroine who invents mad-scientist weapons. Also included: wild frontier adventures, brothels, danger, betrayal and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.

Wilder's Mate: Bloodhounds, Book 1

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 3/7/11

It's quilted! And almost done! I just have to fold the binding over and sew it down. I sewed the binding onto the back because I'm going to stitch it down on my sewing machine. Then I get to decorate the eggs, with buttons, rick rack, and any thing else I can find. I hope to finish it tonight.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stash Report - Week 10

I finished my Will Work for Eggs top but didn't count it. I will count it next week after it's quilted. My Mom took the used fabric this week.

Used this Week: 2 yards
Used year to Date: 11.175 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 26.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -13.955 yards

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Honest Lawyer

An investment counselor went out on her own. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she realized she needed an in-house counsel, so she began interviewing young lawyers.

"As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an *honest* lawyer?"

"Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honesty. Why, I'm so honest that my father lent me fifteen thousand dollars for my education and I paid back every penny the minute I tried my very first case."

"Impressive..... And what sort of case was that?"

The lawyer squirmed in his seat and admitted, "He sued me for the money."