Thursday, January 29, 2015

I Miss My Sandals....

I spent some time here last week.
Hubby and I took our first cruise to Eastern Caribbean.
Oh my gosh, loved the warmth and beauty of it all!
Loved it so much we plan to do another to the Western Caribbean.
Has this ever happened to you?  A stranger volunteers to photograph you and when you get the camera back you see this?  We laughed.  Thankfully our other volunteer photographers hit the mark.
 
Now my sandals and summer clothes are put away and it's time to quilt again.
 

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Few of My Own Finishes ....

Okay....not really my own as they have been gifted.
My "girls" loved the nail polish quilts I made them for Christmas.
Temecula Quilt Company blogged a free Little Letters quilt pattern in 2014.  It's a great quilt for using up scraps.  I used mostly Jo Morton fabrics and quilted it with a Baptist Fan design.  This quilt now resides in Florida.

I forgot to get a photo after stitching binding to the back.  This is another I made using Jo Morton fabric, quilted with an Orange Peel design and resides with the Little Letters quilt above.  Enjoy friend!
Bailey spends time with me quilting now.  He is always comical and loves laying on his back.
....even to play.











Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Read On.....

Thank you friends who sent me surprises!  I received books, patterns, fabrics, Polish pottery and gifts from your hands.  My birthday is just a few days before Christmas so these are from both celebrations.

Cotton, wool, a crow and big primitive stitches!  I love how she quilted the border too!

Wool table mats with a special note of more to come!  I was thinking of creating a space on my studio wall for these pretties!

A hipster bag with polka-dots!  How cute is this and just the right size to carry on my first ever cruise!

Jeff and I celebrate 31 years of bliss tomorrow and have booked a cruise for later next month.  Our first vacation we are taking that is just the two of us, and hundreds of other cruisers.  LOL!

Quilt Hollow is making changes for 2015.  I've got to make the change for my own health and peace of mind.  While I still plan to quilt for others, I will no longer custom quilt.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
xoxo


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snowflakes!



I found the snowflakes at Lowes Home Improvement.  Just had to share as they are just two cute!  A pack of four on sale now for less than $7. 


I forgot to show you the mini quilt I made for my DIL's birthday.


Bailey is eight months now and "goes to work" with me in the quilt studio now that he is learning his manners.  Though, look at this photo with his feet on the wall!  He is so funny.




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays




I like to have at least one photo with my post.  This stocking was made for my DIL using several Pinterest tutorials; I kind of winged it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and I hope she likes it.

These past months I was busy, busy quilting for others.  I normally take December off but not this year. Thank you to all who choose me as your quilter.  I've got the best clients!

My laptop croaked and now replaced.  I had XP and am now learning Windows 8 with touch screen.  my photos in Dropbox, then stuff in a mysterious Cloud?  Whew...technology! 

Then my cell phone was due to be replaced and started having its own personal issues of freezing up and battery draining quickly.  So I've had to replace that and did opt for the new IPhone 6plus so I could see screen better.  Dare I mention the Candy Crush addiction?

You know how luck comes in threes?  I suppose bad luck too.  The monitor to my longarm died.   I was only down a couple days before having it replaced.

One year ago today we moved into our new home though we the little black cloud of my husband's new found cancer and surgery followed by a half year of chemo.  We are glad to have that behind us and this holiday season have decorated our "new home."  So much excitement here!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!
 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Show, Share and Who?



Temecula Quilt Co. blogs FREE patterns called,  "Little Letters."  Most use 1.5" strips making it easy for me since I've got bins of scrappy strips.

I remember Carol telling me this is a Fig Tree pattern called, "Twirl."  I quilted it for her with a Windy design.
Here's a few more quilts to share.

Whirlpool Quilting

Flutter Quilting

Shadows Quilting (love the look of gum balls on this one)

Modern Circles Quilting

A peek of this for now....check out the Cocoa Cups Quilting!

It's 32 degrees outside.  Brrrr!  Definitely time for hot cocoa and announce the winner of the Snowman pattern by Red Button Quilt Co. and those adorable snowman face buttons you see here.

Thanks to all who entered.  LORIS you are my winner!  Please email me your address.

Until next time...I'll be quilting like crazy!