Monday, July 27, 2009

The Spinster Returns

da da da dum.....she returns from her long absence, drawn out of her silence by Doll Quilt Swap 7. How could she possibly resist? Check out those beauties! Now that my friends is what I call inspiration.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Playing Catch Up

In between all the school events, soccer games, PTA meetings (what was I thinking?) I've gotten way behind on posting some of the great swaps I've received. Prepare for a post full of quilty photo goodness.

These two fantastic quilts and the book I was too cheap to buy for myself came from Denise. We were paired for two different swaps in the same month and I could not have asked for a better partner. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better....

Check out the flip side of Denise's little quilt! That's right people, its reversible! Not to worry...both sides are on rotation because we wouldn't want to miss out on the cuteness of it all.
You can look here and here to see what I made for Denise.

How do you like my new (seriously it matches my kitchen/dining room) tablerunner from Kelly? Kelly made this for me in the Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap in record time with an imminent moving date scheduled for way sooner than she had anticipated.

The obligatory action shot of the tablerunner. Did I mention that people are no longer allowed to eat at this table. Yes, we all just stand around admiring the beauty. :0)

And lastly, this sweet little Gee's Bend inspired mini from Susan. Along with it came some fantastic treats. Amelia has already claimed the white sprinkle fabric for a princess skirt and I'm pretty sure the embroidery kit is spoken for (by her sister) as well.

The plans for the week are to play a little catch up on some of my swappy commitments. I haven't missed a due date yet and I don't intend to.
In the line up are:
Finish the Mini quilt in a bag swap
6-12" block swap
Alphabet Mania Mini Quilt Swap --I have the letter V to work with...any ideas?
Oh, and I'm told my quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 6 is on its way so check back for some action shots of work in progress and if the post office cooperates, some doll quilt pics. Its going to be another busy week!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Busy Work for Busy Days

Perfect for taking along to the soccer practice playground,

or sitting on the deck overseeing after school play,

or even after they're all in bed and the house is quiet,

but mostly to keep me occupied while they excavate the yard. (Please note the very fashionable purse, a must have for all digging expeditions.) The plan, as I've heard is to dig to the earth's core by mid summer '09. Theories are running rampant regarding whether or not lava will emerge from the crater.

And much like the tree house spirit that was last summer's guardian, I just have to smile and hang around.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just Hanging Around

One last finish for the Spring to Finish Challenge over at Tall Grass Prairie Studio. Just under the wire with this cute little mini that I'm calling 'Just Hanging Around'. Clever huh.

This poor thing has been taking up space in a drawer since last summer. I had intended to make a little bag out of it but.....yea... that didn't happen. Earlier this week I saw Jacquie's cute clothesline minis and decided my clothesline was destined to be a little quilt too.

The dresses and embroidery were already done. I just added some really fun (you should try it) sketchy stitching, some batting, backing, binding and a tiny bit more embroidery and look at that! Another finish! Thanks for the inspiration Jacquie!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring to Finish

Well, since my pile of half done, to do and wip seems to grow each week from all those fantastic ideas floating around on all your blogs, I've joined in on the Spring to Finish project by Tallgrass Prairie Studio(yes, this is one of the fantastic idea inducing blogs). I love the idea of actually finishing all these little projects that seem to linger on my cutting mat.

Oh, and the added bonus to the finishing is that on April 30th I'll be able to leave a comment on Jacquie's post and be entered to win some fun prizes. Yep that's one entry per project. Alright, so here's my list of wip's that are on the table or completed since I signed up for this little adventure:

First up---Doll Quilt Swap 6~Done!! Labeled and everything, ready to go! :)

One Spring Garden Listmaker for a swap for some super cool woolsocks~
Done and done!

One lavender linen skirt with embellishments for Miss A(who has been
pestering me forever). Done!

One embroidered appliqued tea towel. Done!

One recycled overall ruffle dress (again for Miss A).

One clothesline mini quilt.

One snail tote.

One really late birthday gift for a friend. Oy.

One more embroidered tea towel.

So by my count that's four finishes and five more to go. You can laugh at me now. I know there's no way to finish the last five before Thursday but at least its a start at some finishes! :)
What's in your pile?