Monday, November 29, 2010

A Great Give Away!

Hi - How was your Thanksgiving? Unfortunately, I'm afraid mine translated to about a pound a day. Yikes. Time to start exercising and eating in moderation. I wanted to tell you about a great give away hosted by Morning Star Quilts. Visit their blog and follow the rules for a chance to win a Hoffman bali pop. With names like Mocha Mint, Berry Bliss, Zinfandel, Blue Hawaiian, and Pink Lemonade, who could resist? Good luck!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Quilting the Owl Towel

Yep, I looked over my "finished quilts for 2010" and was horrified by my surprisingly small list. So, I'm trying to finish up every thing I can before year end. Right now I'm quilting the owl, tea towel that is. Here's two pics of it on my Juki.

If I can get it finished up this weekend, I can display it for Thanksgiving. On the Thanksgiving front, I got the turkey, fresh cranberries and brie cheese today. I'd better make a list for the rest or I'm sure to forget something. BTW, if anyone has a good baked brie recipe please send it my way.

Tomorrow I'll be teaching Beyond Stippling at Honey Run Quilters. Hope to see a few of you there!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Tea Towel Owls" Wall Hanging

I was wondering through Hubbs (a wonderful local shop) last month when I saw this super cute tea towel. Since I seem to have been on an owl quilt kick lately, my mind immediately kicked in to quilter gear. Wouldn't that be cute as the center of a quilt, I thought. Later that week, I found a fall-inspired charm pack at the local quilt shop and the next thing you know .....
Isn't it cute? I hope to have it quilted up by Thanksgiving. I have my glass pumpkins and acorn collection out and I hung a fall wreath on the front door this morning. Next up, preparing my Thanksgiving day menu (not that it changes much from year to year, lol!). What are you doing to prepare for Thanksgiving this year?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Strawberry Season?

I like strawberries, but I love the strawberry patterns by Fig Tree Quilts. Although I don't have a little girl, I couldn't resist the Berry Sweet Bag pattern at Fig Tree's booth at PIQF.

And, of course, I had to have the Strawberry Shortcake pincushion pattern too! Here are the finished products. I was even able to use buttons from my vintage button collection to finish them off.

And, for those of you that know me, yes . . . I made 12 strawberries. I always say, why make only one when you can make a dozen!