Saturday, January 22, 2011

I am still alive, and painting...

Well, I am still here, and we are still trying to get our house on the market.  That's what happens when every spare moment or time alone you have you spend sewing or thinking about quilts.  Cleaning and organizing have been on the back burner at my house for a couple of years lol...  Anyway I just painted the master bedroom a color called: Oatlands Subtle Taupe, a Valspar color.  It's a great neutral greige and very comforting.  Hopefully I will get some pictures up when we are closer to done with everything.

Hope everyone is well :)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Finished in time!

I finished my exchange gift in time!

I am really glad I had put it into a gift bag instead of acutually wrapping it.

I remembered just a minute ago that I didn't tuck all my threads in!

Now it's really finished and ready to go :)

Made with a Figgy Pudding Turnover, by Basic Grey for Moda

~ Lisa

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A lot going on!

Always so much going on this time of year. 

I am trying to finish handmade gifts as many of us probably are :)

My plans of switching the spare bedroom with the bonus room to get a bigger sewing studio are out.

We found out my husband is getting transferred back to his old job in Chicago!

(Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, here I come!)

This is great because we will be closer to family, but also sad because I have finally met people and made some great friends here in NC.

Including one person who feels more like family then a friend, it's too bad we can't all have the people we love in one place.

So time to get this house ready to sell, I think we will need some luck in this market.

It is hard to believe this is our third house in the 5 years or so we have been married.

I really hope this time we can find a house and a  location more permanent, I so sick of moving!

I don't know how much I will get to post in the next few months but I will try.

I have finished the two baby quilts for my niece and nephew:

For this quilt I determined the different widths of strips I wanted and then cut them to random lengths.

I purposefully set most of the strips off center a little to give it sorta wonky look.

I used fabrics from Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler, and Henry Glass.

 For the quilt below I used a Moda Honey Bun to make the boxes and the two stripes made of little squares.

I added the colored stitching by hand with some embroidery floss I had lying around...

And I have started on more quilts for my other two nephews who were just born.

Here are the fabrics I am using for their quilts:

I am using them in a pattern that I think I will be calling Modern Block Stacks.

I broke into one of my Figgy Pudding Turnovers and started this table runner:

I simply paired the triangles up, sewed them together and then squared the half-square triangles up.

The package states you can square them up to 5" and use them with charm squares.

Since I wasn't using them with charm squares I actually squared them to 5 & 1/2" because they were big enough.

This will give me 5" finished squares and an approx. 20" x 50" table runner when finished.

Fabric by: Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics

I hope every one has a happy and safe holiday and that you get to spend some time with friends and family!

Take care,

~ Lisa

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Here's a little video in the holiday spirit!

OK so my BIL's brother Jeff has been making these fun video's the last few years of them putting up their Christmas tree!  

Enjoy :)

By the way I am still trying to figure out what you call your Brother-In-Law's brother.  Is he an in-law? a friend? or just an out-law I don't know, this makes my brain hurt...

Regardless of what you celebrate or believe I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

~ Lisa

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

and the winner is!

 The winner of the 4 Glam Garden fat quarters is...

Comment #32: Kati said...

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All winning numbers are generated at

An email has been sent out to the winner.

Thanks everyone for your comments!

~ Lisa

Monday, November 29, 2010

Destash sale!

Use code DESTASH through Dec. 6th to get 10% off your total order! (does not include shipping)

It's my little one's Birthday today so I probably won't get around to announcing the drawing winner until tomorrow.

Have a good Cyber Monday!

~ Lisa

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving for those in the states and have a good weekend everyone!

Thanks for being here, I am grateful.

Now let's go eat pie!
~ Lisa