Saturday, November 29, 2008

We spent Thanksgiving with our friends Shawn and Paul and their daughter Maddie. It was so cute Maddie got her first taste of turkey and apperantly she doesn't like it. She was gagging up a storm. Today was kind of a rough day. I got to work on a quilt top in the morning, but then after lunch we took Alli out to the cemetary to be with Colton's family on his birthday. It was very hard sometimes life is just not fair. He was certainly a very loved boy. Really didn't feel like picking up any projects for a while after we got back. I finally picked up an afghan I've been working on, but put it away when Alli decided she wanted to spend some time wih us. She's doing o well most of the time, but still has some rough days like today was.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This is the first lock in a new BOM that I found online. I guess I can't not have at least a couple of projects going. I thought it would e fun to do a black and white with an accent color. First I was thinking red then I thought why not do the school colors so I'm going to use orange as my accent. I think it looks pretty good, so far. I finished th BOM tp tha we have al been following for quilt group, but the pictures will have to wait until it stops raining, so I can get a picture outside.

Monday, November 24, 2008

If inly they were this good all the time. Mia is resting up from destroying one of her toys. There was stuffing all over the living room, nothing left iside the poor mouse at all. She was so proud of herself. I'm not sure what Scooter had been up to, but he sure need his nap too.

I did two of this quilt one for my mother-in-laws boyfriend and one for our oldest daugthers boyfriend for their Christmas presents. Again I feel pretty safe that they wont be seeing this so it's ok to post it. I love the fishing scene flannel. Another perfect choice for those Minnesota winters.

This is the quilt that I did for my brother-in-law for Christmas. I think I'm safe posting it because I don't think anyone in their family follows my blog, so he won't see it until it getsback to Minnesota for him o open. It's flannel and wolves are what he collects, so perfect for those Minnesota winters.

These are the actual colorways and the blocks for November. I really am liking the florals. Can't wait to see how these will all come together. I already have it planned on how I want to set it.

Ok so here are the pictures I had said I would get uploaded last week. This first set is the alternate colorway I have decided to do for Gramma's Attic $5 club. Jassmine wanted polka dots for her new quilt and she has a purple room but hernew favorite color is orange, so I had to find a way to make this all work. I think it's going to be great when it's done. I really like the green and orange block it's my favorite so far.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This was the third project I did on my birthday. i wish the pictures would do them justice. All these fabrics are so very petty. The lighting is just so poor this time of year.

Table runner two for birthday projects. I needed to get going on some Christmas gifts.

I just love this fabric, so I had to have it. I think this table runner turned out absolutely beatuiful. It's one of my favorite projects. I decided to spend part of my birthday sewing, making apple butter, and watching the Vikings win their game. The Vikings rock!!!

This is the other table runner I did for Rich. I really like the fall colors in this one. It was th final project I did the binding at the conference, too. You can get alot done in 8 hours, when no one interupts you. Who knew.

This is a table runner that I made for a gift that Rich needs. It was ready for binding, so it went along yesterday as well. I like this one, too.

I went to a continuing ed class yesterday, and took along several projects to work on so that I could stay awake. these things tend to be very monotanous. One of th things that I did was finish the applique for on of the cotton Patch BOM quilts I did in the past. I like the way they turned out. A couple more courthouse steps and this one will be ready to put together.