Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday Snapshots - More Flowers!

OK, I just can't help myself.

I will need these pictures to remind me there ARE enjoyable times of year here in NC.

When it gets so hot this summer that I feel I will truly melt and I must hide indoors...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Stash #2

Here are the fabrics I have picked out for my Modify Tradition swap quilt.

(plus some white)

Are these for you? 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Circle, circle

Circles and more circles, what are you working on today?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Stash # 1

I went to my first TMQG group sew the other night at Thimble Pleasures, good times, good times...

  I needed to pick out sashing and binding fabrics for these:

My round one blocks from the Modify Tradition Quilt Along

Made from Moda 1974 by Urban Chiks 

Not the greatest picture but the only one I have of these together.

Anyway, I ended up purchashing some Moda Cross Weave, in a teal-ish color for the sashing. (Thank you ladies for your help!)

Which led to a subsequent purchase at the Fat Quarter Shop sale:

Fabric LOVE! Happy Mothers Day to me!

Mama's been a bad bad girl, this is last year's Mother's Day gift.  I still don't know what to do with these.

Happy Mother's Day!

This year I went with handmade gifts!  The top one is for my MIL, and the bottom one for my Mom, I hope they arrived in the mail yesterday!

Both are table runners made from Nature's Notebook charm packs by April Cornell for Moda.

Have a good day everyone!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A cozy place for drinks

I love whipping up these fast small projects to practice free-motion quilting on.  

We have an ottoman downstairs instead of a coffee table, so I created this little quilt to act as a coaster for our drink tray.  

I used squares from a charm pack for both sides, and a scrap I got from someone else for the binding.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Here she is before...

 This machine is a Singer 15-91 manufactured November, 20 1953 in Elizabeth NJ.

The first vintage machine I ever purchased, in all it's dusty grimy glory.  That's right, I said first.  I have 3 others and I am going to pick up another 15-91 tomorrow, but mainly so I have the cabinet to sit this one in.  Well... unless the one we look at tomorrow is in better shape than this one, (fingers crossed), then I will have to decide which one to use!  This machine is supposed to be nice for free motion quilting so I am excited to see how it compares to sewing on my newer, electronic Kenmore.  I also have a couple more vintage singer models on my wish list I hope to run across someday...

  If you have a Singer and would like to look up the manufacturing info check it out here: Machine Serial Numbers and for even more vintage machine info check out this blog: Sew-Classic

DH is working on the rewiring and cleaning up now, I need to order polish and clean up the outside and then one day... hopefully... we will have more pictures.
Next in line for before pictures - my Singer 201-2, these ladies will eventually need names too...
I will have to show you Eleanor sometime, she is not a Singer, but born in Japan and quite beautiful!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring update!

So what's going on in your garden?  Here's what's blooming in mine...

OK, the color is washed out on this one, I should really read the manual that came with my camera one of these days...

Peaches, YES! I was surprised, I just planted these a few weeks ago, I really hope they stay around.
Come on tomatoes!

Itty bitty, baby broccoli

Nothing to do with plants, but I think I need to recover their pillows with something really sturdy...

Modify Tradition Swap

Modify Tradition

Even though I have too many projects going on and my brain is overflowing I have decided to participate in the Modify Tradition Mini Quilt Swap.  This will be my first swap, hey I had to try it one of these days right?  I am actually very excited about who I am going to be making my quilt for.  Should allow for some excessive creativity and I like that :)

Now for whoever has my name here is some extra info if you need it.  I really have an appreciation for all types of quilts.  The only things I am not really into are a lot of purple or a lot of pastel.  I like happy colors.  My favorite color is teal, but I also love green.  Some examples of different fabrics I like are Kaffe Fasset, Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey, Heather Ross, Japanese and Retro prints but really, surprise me!  I also love solids mixed with prints, but I also love it when many busy prints work together.

Some other things about me, I like gardening, I watch Days of Our Lives, Fringe, glee, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Dexter, OK way too many TV shows...

Happy Swapping!