Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Latest Customer Quilt

This week I finished this quilt for a customer. She used the blocks from the block of the month at Joann's 2008. It turned into a very pretty quilt. I quilted it using the Daisy Swirl pattern which you can see much better on the back of the quilt.

Have been making slow progress on the DD quilt. I think I got a little carried away on the units for the nine patches. I guess they will come in useful in a future project of some kind.

Had to take my better half to the dentist today to have a tooth cut out that had broken off at the gum line. So he is home watching old movies with ice on his swollen jaw. He'll probably be sore for a few days before he feels better.

Guess I'd better get back to getting my taxes ready to send to the state since they are due the end of the month. This is my least favorite time of the year. Oh well, once it is done I can quilt the next customer quilt so I can sew on Super Bowl Sunday.

p.s. Check out thepioneerwoman's blog she has included her recipe for enchiladas. If you like mexican food it will make your mouth water. I'm thinking they are going to be a meal around here in the near future.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Different Cup of Tea

I guess it's been awhile since I posted anything. We've been having fog for the last two weeks and I think it has invaded my head as well. I did manage to get a quilt done for a customer this week which came out very nicely. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is done in shades of a lovely mint green and lavender with darker greens making the chain look. The back is a pale green. I quilted it using the Baptist Fan pattern from Circle Lord. I need to find some energy so I can get several other quilts done.
I've included a joke my husband sent me. I hope you enjoy it.

Cup of Tea

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water.
After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!'

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up.
Then she says, (as only a mother would know...): 'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?'

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mystery Quilt

Okay, I couldn't stand not knowing anymore so I looked ahead. I have finished all of step 1 and am about half way through step 2. I have cut the strips for step 3 and put just enough together so I could make the two blocks to see how they look. I like them - what do you think. Now I can be happy finishing up all those square in a square blocks the 9-patches won't be hard. Then I'll have to decide if I want brown for the outer border or do something different. Anyone else doing this mystery from

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Snowing again, yuk!

We are getting more snow as I write. According to the weather man we will get 2" and around midnight it will turn to rain and then it will go away. I hope he is right. This first picture is the snow we still had on the ground about 3 pm this afternoon from previous snowfall and the second picture is what has been falling since 3pm. Good thing I can stay inside and sew. Sometime soon I am going to have to make it out to the quilt room and get some quilts done. I have three for customers and a couple for myself to get done. Thank goodness no one is in a hurry to get them done. Guess I'd better get back to sew on the mystery quilt I am working on from Think rain and warm thoughts for me. lol

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Coming Up for Air

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year. Ours was quiet. I started sewing the New Year's Mystery quilt on I took some pictures and I'm sorry they are a little blurry, but should still let you see step one and two.

Then to finish off my year I received my SSCS gift from Jodie in Australia. The gift includes a quilted bag, a needle keeper, a bar of soap, a piece of brown fabric, a lovely croched broach and a Christmas card. So it has been a very good weekend here in Western WA. I'm already looking forward to the SSCS for 2009 if Donna is up to it. Off to bed now so we can sew some more later today.