Thursday, December 29, 2011

The holidays are really ruff on some. Tipper and Cotton are just exhausted and ready for the New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

May Heaven Bless You


May God bless you and may heaven bless you with the kind of Christmas gifts that never, ever end.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New SBS Block and DJ Blocks

To keep from pulling my hair out, I'm breaking from the Blue Ridge Beauty.  Today I'm paper piecing and just finished this Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block.

This one is Duck and Ducklings and I really had fun piecing it.

 I have also paper pieced 2 new Dear Jane blocks, not today, a couple weeks ago.

 I-1 Ralph and Nelda's Wedding



I-8 Pete's Paintbox

The color on this one ran a little.  I will probably make a new one after I wash the material.  I think I put to much spray on it.


Life is a journey, roll down the window and enjoy the breeze! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Update on Design Wall

What a difference a turn will make!  No I know why Bonnie said to start in the center and work your way out. 


If you plan on making a quilt like this one, be very careful how you lay out the blocks.  They can drive you crazy!  I pray that I can get the second half laid out correctly but first I have to make sure I label these blocks and rows so I won't get lost in the process.

Life is a journey, roll down the window and enjoy the breeze! Have a blessed day!

My Design Wall

Today I want to share with you what is on my design wall.  Half of my Blue Ridge Beauty quilt.   This quilt has 16 rows with 14 blocks in each row.  My wall is not big enough to hold all of it so I'm laying it out in sections.  I will be labeling each row in order to keep it together.

I have made several of her quilts and love the way she works with scraps.  I am also working on her latest mystery Orca Bay.  I am printing the steps when the come out, and testing the colors I have before I go all out with the pieces.  If you like scrap quilts and working with small pieces give her patterns a try.  They take a while to put together but the finished quilt is fantastic.
UPDATE  at 4:09 pm   I just came in from running errands and realized I have several blocks laid out incorrectly.  I am fixing the problem and will post a new and corrected picture later.
Life is a journey, roll down the window and enjoy the breeze! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Treasure

This week I'm sharing Tuesday Treasure with Melody from Australia.  Today my treasure is this cute little piece my sister-in-law gave me.

There is a slot cut in the bottom where a small ball of yarn is.  I don't think the scissors are original but I'm not sure because I have never seen another one like it.  It sits on my window sill in my studio where I keep other items like jars of buttons.  Check out the link to see what other treasures are out there.

Life is a journey, roll down the window and enjoy the breeze! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Little Helper

As we all know, this time of year is very busy.  I finally found a day when I could work in my studio and was able to get a lot accomplished, even though I have nothing to show for it.  But, I did take time to capture a couple of pictures of Cotton, my little helper. 
I'm not sure exactly what kind of help he was trying to do.  I believe he wanted to clean out the pot of dried leaves or maybe a little extra dirt. 

He seemed to have a lot of fun and actually did not make a big mess.  He found a couple of rocks that I had in the dirt and pushed one out on the floor and played with it until he got tired and decided to take a nap.  Maybe next post I will have some work completed worth showing but for now, have a great day and enjoy the little helpers in your life.

Life is a journey, roll down the window and enjoy the breeze! Have a blessed day!