Friday, April 23, 2010

My great-nephew Isaac

This is Isaac, born April 13, to my nephew Aaron and wife Emily. He joins a brother, Jakob, who just turned 2.

Today, home sick again. Only worked 2 days this week.Got a great head cold. I need some warm weather, a high of 62 doesn't quite make to warm but it is better than tomorrows high of 54.

My Jakob. He's a little Huskie fan. He also loves loves loves his Thomas the Train collection.

I am not too sick to head out to a few quilt stores. Fabric Crush and the Quilting Loft might need to be visited. I finished a quilt top and need some batting and I'm sure there might be some other things I need.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I finally finished this quilt that I made last summer. This quilt is a pattern from the blog, Oh Fransson! I love her stuff. I used the BSR foot on my machine and stippled the entire top. That foot is amazing. More amazing is that it sells for $900. Good thing it came with the machine. Some people have trouble using it, but I never had any trouble with it. It is so much fun, it has a infrared light that sees how fast your are moving the quilt and it stitches along with your movement.

It is the time of year that we have outdoor fires, here's a picture of the first of the season. A glass of wine and the neighbors visiting, love those nights.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quilt for Daughter-in-Law

I see a quilt that just might work for my DIL, it's easy peasy, check it out here. My other thought is to do something like this. I like them both: contemporary, clean, simple. Which do you like?

I have worked 8 days in a row and have 2 more to go. I am irritable, grouchy, and really need to get away. I wake up at 3:30am, don't have to get up till 4:30. grrrr. I start to plan a vacation and then a staff member hands me a request for the same week off. grrrrr. I am tired of my 2 hour commutes....Okay, enough grumbling, I am going to have a nice day at work,,,,,by friday I hope to have some energy to get in the sewing room to clean, as it is complete chaos, it needs a overhaul. I wish I could stay home.....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My DIL likes purple

It really isn't my fav color but I found some purple I like. A wonky or not so wonky log cabin is what I will make her. There is one more print that I found that I am going to throw in for my son.

He loves his fish and this has cute little pink fishies and the perfect color yellow fish.

I found a GREAT new quilt store in Seattle. This one is called Fabric Crush. This store is for the contemporary quilter I would say. It is located in Wallingford Center in Seattle. It is in a old building which they have restored with very cute swanky little stores inside. The lighting in this store is remarkable. Here are some pictures I found. They also had a good selection of books for sale. I wanted all of them!

Happy Easter everyone! Unfortunately I have another emergency case at the hospital. According to my new device down the page I had visitors from all over the world yesterday!! I would love to read comments~~~~ Hello?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Anna Maria Horner pincushion caddy

I bought the book written by Anna Maria Horner, Seams to Me, last year sometime with the intent of at least making the adorable pin cushion caddy. I cut out the pattern pieces and got it all together and it was a mess. I found out later from some internet searches that the pattern pieces from the book are WAY off. I nearly threw this thing away but I kept making the curves smaller and smaller to fit the inner tube. I should have just made the inner tube lots bigger but it was too late for that. I finished it, its crooked, stuffed strangely, but it does work as a handy dandy pincushion caddy. My husband was laughing at me for throwing this thing around the living room, when I was thoroughly disgusted that the pattern pieces didn't fit.

Someone online figured out a formula to make the pattern work, and if I wasn't in a hurry I would post that. Maybe later.

I do think this little caddy is a great addition to any sewers to catch all those things we need to keep handy.

Unfortunately, I just got a emergency call, it's off to work for a call case.....