Thursday, December 1, 2011

My First Quilt

Its' been quite a long time since I have written a post on my blog, I must say this year I have been busy working on several projects.  I have never work on a quilt before, and since I am in the Sewing Guild I decide to attempt a mystery quilt in which we were given instructions this pass January, its been along lesson in understanding all the terms and techniques that go into quilting, the key thing that I have learned is how important squaring your blocks are and that 1/4 inch seam allowance. I still have a lot of work to do with this quilt, its still on my design board and I am working on how to make the this scrappy look work on this mystery quilt. I have been busy making aprons, I love aprons, I done a few for Shawnees Flirty Apron Swap, and make an apron out of cut denim in legs from this mystery bag apron challenge this pass April, that was a lot of fun!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apron Update

I finished my swap parnter apron and mailed it off yesterday, I found some beautiful fabric, and just went to town, I had so much fun making it, I am also working on a apron for the Sewing Guild, it's a mystery project, we were given a sack with secret item in it, and we are suppose to use all the fabric or what ever the mystery item is and make a apron, so I am almost finished with that project and will post pics of that very soon!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Bunny is Coming

Its Sunday night, and I finally have time to blog, I received my Easter Basket  from my swap partner Stacey, it was so cute, I got sweetie easter candy, and lots of Easter gifts in my basket, my  goodies were, ceramic blue egg, yellow kitchen towel, lovely purple and cream necklace, and happy easter teapot, very nice. My swap partner requested a whimsical baskets, I hope she enjoys, I had so much fun making this basket! The first pics are Stacey's Easter Goodies, last pic is what I got!

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Current Project

Hello again, I have been busy working and sewing, but not blogging so much, so I am up early this morning to blog and to work on my current project, I am working on Easter Basket Swap, I have received, a very lovely baskets, full of candy, ceramic egg and teapot, and pretty necklace and hand towel, I am working on fabric birds and eggs for the swap and going to paint a bird house, the more I work on this basket the more I want to put in and on it, I think I am on creative overdrive!  That's a very good thing!

Happy Sewing !

Sunday, February 27, 2011

At it again!

It's very early in the morning, and I have been checking out the blogs, I was looking Shawnee's very, very cool blog, and discover that there is going to be a Easter basket swap, so of course I signed up, I just love the Easter Holiday!  I have went to Coastal Bend  Quilt and Needlework Guild Quilt Jubilee, it was wonderful to see all the beautiful quilts and needlework, I will  be posting pictures of what I  saw, there was also good shopping. I found some more  fabric that I used at the last apron swap, so I will be making me a apron, in that pretty pink, red and turquoise fabric, my trim will be a little different, can't wait to see how this apron turns out. I have been doing some community service through the Sew Guild, which, I am a member, we made some turtle pillows, I will be posting some pictures shortly.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Its Here

Its Here, Its Here, I finally got my apron, this afternoon, I was so happy to open the box, and, see such a cute apron, I was drawn to the shabby chic heart shape with eyelet trim, soooooooooooooooo pretty, I love the colors pink and green,  My tuck ins were wonderful, I got lovely potholder, a heart shape cookie cutter, recipe to some delicious chocolate chip cookies and a cutie pie clipboard, very nice.  My swap partner Amy did a fabulous job and I thank her very much,  I had fun doing this swap, I will do it again soon!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

So Cold had to Sew

Well! we are having a very cold winter for South Texas, temps in the 20ies, so what's a girl to do.  I began to work on a fabric cuff, its sewn and now I am beading it, I am finding that working with beading needles is very tedious, they don't last very long, so I need to build up my stash, any way I am done and I will post of pic very soon.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Almost Done!

I am almost done with my swap apron, I finished my shift at work, last night came home had a quick meal and then I went to work on the apron, I had purchase some beautiful fabric from this quilt shop called Creations in Kerrville Texas, they had a lot apron's made in many fabrics, which was so inspiring, what's funny is that I just purchase the fabric, and then I happen to get n email about the swap so I decide why not, go for it, as I was working through the night to get most of this apron done, I will be finished tonight, what I am liking on this project is that is it making me sew and finish a project,  I am down last steps, and I have spotted a few tuck-ins the that will be fun to get!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ready Set Go

I am working on my apron for the flirty apron swap, its now all cut out I and I hope I have it sewn by Tuesday, I work full time so I am doing my best to get  her done, so here I go.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Projects

Well today was a good day, I was invited to a apron swap, its my first one, I am very excited and worried to that I am on a time line, so I better get very focus and get her done!  I am also working on a mystery quilt, this a project that the local sewing quild is doing, I will post pics of progress very soon!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Unfinshed Projects

With the start of the new year, I have been going through my  stash of projects, my sewing goals this year are to finish what I start, a lot of my projects are about 75 percent done, many unfinished projects would only take a couple of hours each to complete, whats up with me ha!  So I am going to make a list, ( I wonder how long that gonna take me)............anyway I need help, so if  and when I get few follower's, please ask me about my list and challenge me to finish!  Cheers!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Road trip

What a great adventure I had today, went on a road trip to Kerrville Texas and went to a wonderful quilt shop called Creations!  When we first walked in to the shop we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the fabrics and the Quilts.  Amazing colors and textures of cotton and silk fabrics.  I am proud member of the American Sewing Guild, so the chapter that I am in planned this trip, the Guild has ladies with all type of experience in sewing, quilting knitting and many from of crafting, some of the members along with me are working on a mystery quilt, so going to Creations was the best today.