Monday, November 28, 2011

Tutorials...and scraps

Hello everybody, hope you had a great weekend!

I've been playing with scraps. Just making a pretty little wall hanging. The flowers on green was an FQ I had.

I also made these blocks. They are going to be a little wall hanging too.

There are some scraps, I just can't get rid of! LOL

I've also got some tutorials coming up. This Thursday, the 1st, I will have the tutorial for his gift bag up.

And on Dec 9th, I will have the tutorial for my Christmas table runner up. Here is that sneak peek again.

Hope you are all overstuffed from a nice Holiday weekend. I've got some turkey parts and carcass in the freezer, they'll make good soup on a cold winter day. The pies and stuffing are long gone. And now my thoughts are turning toward Christmas.

I LOVE Christmas baking :) Can't wait to make some frosted chocolate ginger bread cookies and some ginger snaps. I think I'll even give my hand a go at some divinity this year.

Have a great evening!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


Wishing all you in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope your day is full of good friends, good family, and good food!

Thank all of you for being here and reading my blog. Thank you for your friendship.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Monkey Maze

Well the top is about finished. I want to buy some solid or TonT to make an outer border. As I want it just a shade bigger.

It's not a good day for picture taking. Gray and gloomy out. So I pinned it to the wall...and got a not very good picture. LOL

Monkey's geese, and, a nice bright quilt for some lucky baby. Once it's quilted that is :)

I'm linking up with Jenna of SewHappyGeek today, thanks Jenna!

Linking up with Quilt story today, thanks H&M!

Have a great night!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

A gaggle of geese

It's finally time for changing colors here. We have a lot of black oaks, and they look beautiful with there yellow and light green leaves.

Which also mean it's time for geese...

These ones are flying around my sewing room. The ones below are flying overhead outside, looking for a warmer climate.

I am pairing up my geese with some signature blocks. Not sure if they have another name or not, but this is what I know them as.

I've gone thru my stash, looking for tone on tones and solids to match.

Throw in a few monkeys...

And put the geese together in long rows.

Lots of ironing and trimming!! UGH, I hate trimming...but it's the only way to tame these geese. Do you know, I make better geese if I cut out three triangles and sew them together, then if I make them the shortcut way?? Weird.

The zigzag, dots and monkeys (Anne Kelle prints) are leftover from my monkey quilt.  I thought the zigzags would make cute geese, and they do! lol

I'll show you how all my blocks play together, when I'm finished. It's going to be a baby quilt.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My store!

Well, I did it. I just have a few items right now, but do plan on listing more as I go along. Just some hand made things I've been making. Here is my button, I've also put it over there on the right. Just click on it and it will take you there.

I'm so excited! This is all new territory for me and I'm a bit nervous too. But I have lots of loving support and I hope that I can dedicate more time to making and selling things.

If any one is interested in some of my items in pattern form, so you can make your own, please let me know and I will see about making some up to put in the store also. I do have my ditty bag and my FQ purse in pattern form, but need to take some time to work on others.

Hope you have a great day!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Whew! It's fixed....

Hi all, I was having problems with my camera software. Soooo glad it's fixed!! I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't put my pictures up.

So here's a few pictures of the snow we had last weekend.
This is in our front yard. Under that snow is some rock pathways and flower/herb beds.

Here is our garden area, we still have some Kale, spinach, swiss chard, and maybe some lettuce growing! They don't mind the snow it least for a few days.

And as the name of my blog implies, we do live on a ridge. LOL. This is the view of the canyon/ridge on other side, that is on the other side of our house.

And now....back to sewing! Our favorite hobby...

Here is a sneak peek of the table runner I am making as a tutorial, you'll get to see all of it in Dec.

I've been on a prairie point kick lately. Put some on my bag from the last post, and this runner. They are fun and easy to make, and just give your project a little extra.

If you don't know how to make them, I do have a tutorial in my tutorial section, here is the direct link to the prairie points.

You would think with all the time I've had with no computer last weekend, that I would of been sewing up a storm! But other than the bag, runner and secret C gift, that's all the sewing I've been doing.

I've got an idea for a boy quilt am going to start on that today, as it's a rainy day, so a great time to spend in front of the sewing machine.

OH, and a BIG THANKS to  Jera, from Quilting in the Rain. I've won a $20 gc from her brand NEW online store. Go check it out!! She has some lovely fabric, great prices, and give aways!

Have a great day all!!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm back

Hello everyone,

I didn't mean to go AWOL on you, but had some internet problems, so have been down for a week.

I have some lovely snow pictures to show you....but my camera software decided not to work...sigh~ It was a cold, snowy, slushy weekend last weekend.

I got two tutorials made and pictures taken...just have to get them written up. I did manage to get a picture of one of the projecs onto the computer.

 A cute little gift bag. Just right for filling with Legos, Transfomers, Dolly's, horses, whatever small things your child loves to carry around.

I'll get my software figured out and come back with more pictures.

Have a great day!

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