Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I've been digging in the dirt, But, I did do a little sewing

I've been digging in the dirt. Some of the pictures are of some of my flowers. I'll let you look. But, at the end, I'll show you a little project I made.

And the project I have made is....

A MINI- Mariner's Compass


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I've been busy

I did get all of my 168 basket blocks done and my flimsy made.

But, in the back ground I have been doing this.. This picture was taken about a month ago. The tomato plants are much bigger now. And, alot of them have went to good homes.

I have been working outside alot now. Since the weather here in Ill. has been cooperating.

We have our garden planted. My herb bed is planted. Flower bed and pots planted. We added a new asparagus bed this year. And, 3 blueberry bushes.  I'll try to get pictures of this up soon.

So, there may not bee much sewing at the Inn this summer, as I like to be outside as much as possible.

I did have some garlic that I really needed to do something with. So out came the dehydrator, and the blender, and I made some garlic powder.

I planted alot of garlic cloves last fall. So, I will have more.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Country Charmer

First I want to THANK Lynn from  http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/ for creating such a beautiful quilt. And, then there is Lesley from   http://lesleythecuddlequilter.blogspot.com/ that planned a quilt along. I must admit I was on the fence about making this quilt. But, once I saw the QAL I decided why not.

Making the first two blocks scared the be gibbers out of me.

And, I took a brake. For a couple months.............

But, then I got back to work. And, once these were made........

Before I knew it I had these.

OK, So now I was on a roll.. I made some of these..

Now how could I stop there..

Then I got stumped about my boarders.

I knew the first one was going to be white. But, would the outside be red?

Or blue?

OOPS!  My basket quilt wasn't done yet. Do you see it on the right.

Well, hear is the choice I made. And, boy was it a hard choice. They both worked so well.

Thank You Sue, for creating such a lovely pattern. And, Thank You Lesley for getting me off the fence. It was SOOOOO worth it.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Late Easter Projects

I have been working on some projects I found here on the web.

Isn't this a cutey! You can find the pattern here


And this:

You can find this here

It's not finished. But, I will have two new projects for Easter 2014.

I just LOVE this. Don't you!

I also have 168   4" basket blocks made for my basket quilt. I am making my flimsy now.

Have a good week end,


Friday, April 12, 2013

Quilt Show

Our community has a quilt show every year. It suports the childrens home in our area. Without further adue, here are some pictures of some lovelies.

Isn't this Farmers wife a beauty!!!

And this Churn Dash. I was drulling!!!

This Dresdon Plate is a vintage quilt up for auction. WOW!!!

And this one was really amazing. Lets look at the back of it.

Yep, there is barn doors on the back of the quilt. And, inside names each block that is on the front of the quilt. And, there's a row of blocks from top to bottom. My pictures aren't the best. But, you get the idea. Right!

I really enjoyed walking around looking ar these Lovelies.  I can't wait for next year!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grandma's Flower Garden

 My Grandmother made this quilt top.

And this is the label I made for it.

I felt very honored to have been asked to hand quilt this for my aunt.

I must admit there were days when I wondered what I had gotten myself into.

But I pressed on. And I'm glad I did.

This beauty will live on in our family as a reminder of a great talent the she has past on. And, I was blessed to be a part of it.

LOVE, HUGS, and Prayers,                                                                                          

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I BELIEVE.... I have it fixed

I was so frustrated. This silly Gloogle+ had me as a no reply blogger. Very Sad!!

I finally found a sight that helped.


Apperantly Google+ IS a no reply blog. Not fun.

I sure hope it's fixed now.
Thank You to all that have emailed me with advice. And, sights to go to.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Country Charmer Update:

No sewing on my Country Charmer this month


 due to these little baskets.

But do go over to http://lesleythecuddlequilter.blogspot.com/ to follow the monthly progress.

http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/  is the designer of the Lovely quilt and shows us great tricks and tips on assembling the blocks. And, a lot of eye candy.

There is also pictures of blocks made over here. http://www.flickr.com/groups/2163397@N21/

There are a lot of people around blogland making this quilt. And, I now need to clean my computer screen from all the drooling. And, get to making my own!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Learning something new!

I'm still working on basket blocks. I cut and organize some pieces.

Then start sewing them together. This is where I have learned something new.

Did you know this is called a Toads Toe? Yep, a Toads Toe. I see it. Funny name.
Well, any way, I now have 50 blocks made.

I am shooting for 120. Then to place them on my design wall. I am wanting a full or queen size quilt.

I'm also working on my hand quilting.

Half way there. I am falling in love with this quilt. I can see my grandma wasn't a perfect quilter. And, it is reminding me to not be so hard on myself. It's not about the Perfection. It's the journey!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

I Have been Sewing.

I have been working on this

It's slow going. But, there is progress.

My fingers started hurting. So, I dug through some scraps and came up with these.

They are little cuties! 4" blocks. Some day they will be a quilt. I HOPE!!!


Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm Slacking again.

I'm slacking again. But, for good reason.

I had an Uncle Pass last week. So, getting my sisters called and going to the funeral took some time.

I did however find this cute little block that I thought I'd try to make

Yep, It will be 1  1/2 inches when finished. WOW! tiny.

I made 9 of them and come up with this.

can you see my mistakes. Well, there's several. But one really stands out.

Yep, Bottom Left corner. And, I didn't even see it until I had it quilted. I guess this is my Humble Blocks.

I also put a quilt in my quilting frames.

This quilt top was made by my grandmother and now belongs to my Aunt. She has asked me to hand quilt it for her.
I haven't hand quilted in years. So, bare with me. It might take awhile.

Life at the Inn is good!!!!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

I WON!!!

A few weeks ago, I won a Birthday give away from http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/
See post January 21st,
This lovely fabric is what I won.

I have really enjoyed  looking at it. I have plans for it too.

Thank You  Sue!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Country Charmer Quiltalong

Country Charmer Quiltalong :

I'm late getting this posted today. The day has gotten away from me.

Today over at http://lesleythecuddlequilter.blogspot.com/  she was going to have a schedule. Today we were suppose to have our fabric and have the pieces cut.

I did manage to get my background fabric cut.

I knew this was what I was going to go with. So, far so good.

How ever, I am still auditioning reds, and blues.

This is what I have so far.

I'm loving making these blocks. The more I make the more addicting they are. And, I have made others. But, not liking them so much.

Don't forget that http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/ made the pattern and is posting VERY helpful hints on the construction of the quilt.

If your fretting over color matches, read her post on Thursday Jan 31st. Very helpful!

There are several people in blogland that are making this quilt. You can find some of us on the flicker page that has been set up. LOVING this too.


I'm off to audition more fabric.


Monday, January 28, 2013

What I did on Sunday

This is one of my beautiful nieces and her husband.

She gave me this for Christmas..

And, I have fallen in love with it.

So, yesterday, I made these.

I am now stocked up. Thank You sweaty!

P.S. She also will be joining us on the Country Charmers QAL!!! ( no blog)

LOVE, HUGS, and Prayers,