Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A little play time.

Well since I've had my surgery and can't get much sewing done.
My son and family baught me this wonderful hammock to sit/lay in
and read or take a nap.
 It is fun and the soft canvas-like material is easy on my sore arm.
I still have to wear my imobilizer for 3 more weeks and it is
 easy to get on and off this thing even with only one arm.

Autumn & I  enjoying  the afternoon.

Heather & Autumn

My Daughter Heather &I

Love my Gadgets!!

I guess I've always been a gadget girl . If I can find something
 I can use to make things easier ,I'll give it a try.
 I would love to own a Acuquilt Go  but , a few months ago
 I got a great deal on  a Sizzix Big shot. Got it for 1/2 price
 It works on the same principal as the Go does .
I can get dies to do all my quilt cutting.  I got a hexi cutter die
 and I can cut as many as 24 at a time . Being one armed at the moment
it is great .I can do it left-handed. Woo Hoo
 I have been a hexi cutting maniac and my crap bag is getting much smaller.
I have a few other shapes on order   because of the wonderful sales they have had.
Can't beat 80% off on die cutters....  I can olso use other brand dies even the Go dies work .
Some day I hope to own an Acuquilt too, but for now I am making use of what I have.
I ordered a few Hello Kitty dies for the grandkids too.
 They love using them .

Also got some new fabric .....can never have enough.

These are for my Grandie Jewell's quilt.

A new Mocha  FQ pack I found at the Craft shop Sale
 gonna make some new place mats for the kitchen table.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giveaways and more gaveaways....

Wow there are sooo many giveaways on the blogs lately.
 Stop on over to Samelia's Mums Blog
http://www.sameliasmum.com/    She has 5 great giveaways.
Woo Hoo

Then hop on over to Michell's Blog for another great giveaway!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mothers Day Plant

This is the plant I got from my daughter Heather
 and grandkids for Mothers Day. It is a type of Bromeliad
cactus. This one is called a Flaming Sword.
It will get a beautiful bright yellow flower on the top
when it blooms ,I can see the start of the petals already.
Will post again when it is in full bloom.

A Few New Things

       Mays  BOM - 1st Saturday Club
w/new pale pink fairy frost color added

Some of the Hexies  have gotten on the forum swap.
        Hope to start putting them together soon.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Wedding Quilt

Well I had planned on posting more often ,
 made some new things ,took the pics ,
then just never found the time to put them on here.
Now that I have all this time on my hands ,there is no excuse.

I have been working on this wedding quilt for my daughters friend for what seems like forever. But at last it is done and since I am one-handed at the moment it is going off to the quilt shop or she may be waiting another few months to get it.
All the white  satin and embroidery work is cut from her wedding dress and the prints are her colors of the brides maids  dresses. The dark green accent is just her favorite color. 
The pics are her original wedding prints that I put onto fabric .
Scariest part was fussy cuting someones wedding dress I procrastinated it for a month to get it just right .
I am so happy to be in the final stages of it's finish.  Have even added some of the dress silk to the backing  label not quite finished with that yet.
Here is the progress so far.