Monday, August 31, 2009


This is not what I had planned for today, but this is what I ended up making.

and here is the backside.....
I love orange.......

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I am Nuts

what can i say? I just spent another $150 online worth of fabric. I decided the fat quarters I bought yesterday were not enough to do much with so I wanted to add a bit to them. Now I have to figure out how to get to the mailbox before the husband sees this delivery. I bought a combination of Joel Dewberry, Valori Wells, Amy Butler, and Kaffe Fassett. All in the colors of orange and browns. I must feel that Fall is in the air. is fun to play with their 'design wall'. I think I just spent an hour playing......

Here is a picture of the Objects of Desire Pinwheel quilt top.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What have I accomplished today?

Another Saturday is near the end, and did I get anything finished? No. My new sewing machine was doing strange things and I rushed it to the hospital. Well, by the time I drove the 30 miles, I decided I should try a few things first. I walked around that huge quilt store and was not inspired by anything. I went to another quilt store north of Seattle called The Quilting Loft and did buy another $40 worth of fabric.

I changed the thread in my machine and now it is working just fine. Could my Bernina be that sensitive? My Viking never complained about thread. I was using some Italian thread called Aurifil. It was $10!! I stopped at JoAnn Fabrics and bought some Gutermann's. My machine apparently prefers German thread. I must say that the automatic threader, the automatic cutter, and everything seems to work better with Gutermann's thread.

Here is some of the fabric I picked up at the Quilting Loft. I love the polka dots of course. I was thinking maybe a coin quilt. I have never made one of those. I did finish the top of a pinwheel quilt, but i am not that crazy about it. Maybe I will take a picture of it tomorrow with something other than my iPhone.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Here's the best dog


My potting shed.


I love my cone flowers. Hubby found these hiding so he replanted them here.

In the Yard

One of the best things about living in the northwest is having berries grow all over the place!! I went to get the mail and found blackberries. Now I have to make a pie, or a cobbler.

Friday, August 21, 2009

my bernina baby

Have i ever said how much i love my new machine....sometimes i just like to look at it .....tomorrow is saturday, i hope husband goes golfing, because then i have hours and hours to spend sitting in front of this fancy thang......maybe one day i will actually finish a quilt......

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Here is the other side of the silly pincushion....

Today I found something to put all my ribbons in. One of these days, I might get a real sewing room instead of using the dining room table....

I got a new charm pack from Moda. It is Authentic which I have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival. So far I have only been able to get the charm pack but once available I will be ordering lots more of this stuff, I LOVE IT!!

I don't know why I have been making so many pincushions, but here is another one....

Friday, August 7, 2009

I am still in Montana, the husband is golfing. I went to a quilt store and bought some fabric. I have been looking for cherry fabric to make a pin cushion, but having a hard time finding cherry fabric where I live. This store in Polson was full of cherries, apparently they have a cherry festival so cherries are quite popular. Not much to do sitting in this motel but wish I had my new machine to play with. Good thing I brought my laptop.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Here's a picture of my real new machine.

It's a family reunion and I was told they want items for an auction that will benefit the next reunion. My mother suggests I bring the pincushion I made a few weeks ago.

Look, it's reversible

it's off to Montana for me. I hate to think of leaving the new machine. Here are a couple of blocks for my next quilt.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The machine is in the house! I have been very busy playing with it. Last night, I finally embroidered. I have just a few days before we take off for a road trip to Montana. I hope to get the binding on the quilt so I can hand stitch it in the car. I hope to drive by a quilt store or two on our way to Polson. Does anyone know of any cute stores from Seattle to Polson, Montana?