Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Finishes...

January was a busy month...I started a new job, working with Keller Williams Realty and continued working both of my old jobs, Weight Watchers and my quilting business.  I still found time to get a few things done, both things on my list and things that weren't. From my list, I finished Ellen's Maine Morning Mitts...

And I quilted and bound Andrew's quilt...

Things that weren't on my list include another pair of Mitts which I gave as a birthday gift to a friend...

I also quilted two customer quilts...
Another finish not on my list was the Rachel's Reel quilt in the last post.  I've ordered backing fabric for that and hope to have it quilted soon.

The only thing on my list which wasn't completed was the first block for my Aunt Millie's Garden quilt, which is over half finished.  I have to admit, I was afraid to cut into the fabric and if I'd started the block BEFORE last week, it would have been done.  I don't know what it is about cutting into new fabric...something always holds me back.  Once I start I'm fine, but that first snip is so hard!  That one will be done in the next few days.  I'm looking forward to tomorrow night...Meredith from Quilt Threads is coming over and we're going to do a little stitching.

So, that's to figure out what I'll be working on in February!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Party Day 2 Update

Please excuse the quality of this's night and my pictures and brain just aren't working too well! After a few unexpected, but very enjoyable interruptions (a visit from my sister, a nice long conversation with my son, and some hanging out time with my daughters) I was able to get back to work. I think this is the LAST time I will make a sawtooth border on a quilt, that was a lot of work! I love how this quilt turned out and look forward to getting it on the longarm. That will have to wait until I do a few customer quilts though! Thanks Kelly, for suggesting this sewing was great fun!
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Valentine's Party - Day 2

The little block from last night has joined its friends and has become this quilt center...borders are next!
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Party!

Update # 2

I took a break after finishing the customer quilt to go to church and have dinner, then was back at it last night.  I finished this little applique block, which is the last one for my Rachel's Reel quilt.  Since I didn't have a lot of time yesterday, I've decided to extend the Valentine Party through anyone else with me?  I'll post today's progress in a new post!

Update # 1

Customer quilt is quilted!

Kelly over at Charming Chatter is having a Valentine Sewing Party today.  Although I'm not sewing Valentine quilts, I AM working on a few things.  I'm loading a customer quilt and plan to have that quilted today and will be spending time in my sewing room later.  I'll post pictures as soon as I have some!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


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Friday, January 08, 2010


our new family member.  Yesterday her name was going to be Persephone, but today that may be changing...that's an awfully big name for a tiny little kitty!  I've been calling her Boo...but since she's my daughter's kitten, I don't get to name her!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

January Goals

Project1...Finish Ellen's Maine Morning Mitts....

Project 2...get Andrew's quilt loaded, quilted and bound...

Project 3...make my first block for Aunt Millie's Garden along with the yahoo group I joined.  I'm using a chocolate brown as a background.  It's a Kona and is so soft...should needle beautifully!

It should be a productive month!