Archive for February, 2010

Charity Quilt finish and update ….

My Charity quilt is all done, except being washed and shipped. If you would like to make one, you can request a kit here . They ship you all the material, the pattern instructions, you just have to provide thread, batthing and some love.

We had sunny weekend so I took some pictures off the quilt on the porch. I quilted it on my New Joy Gold Standard frame. I need to get some more pantos, but I can go only about 6,5″ wide. Do you have any suggestions for good, easy to stitch pantos?
I did the binding on the machine. I like to hand stitch the binding, but this quilt quilt be washed a lot. I am happy how it turn out!

Talking about LOVE, I want to share the nice Surprise I got from my hubby for Valentine’s Day.

Isn’t he the BEST husband!
He did great! I was out and when I got home I found the lovely arrangement that was delivered.

What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate?
I love taking pictures and I couldn’t resist showing some.

He also made chicken pot pie that was very delicious, and he didn’t use any recipe.

… and apple tart for desert. I know I am very lucky!
I hope everybody that is in love had a wonderful holiday!

I hope you made it to the end of my long post. 🙂 Here is the “Be Warm” block appliquéd.

It has been so cold lately and I was hoping it will get warmer if I work on that block! :)) Well it’s raining now, but we still have snow on the ground.

Happy sewing!

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Something New, Something Secret and …

I love starting new projects! They bring excitement! I just love my newest project called “Cobblestone Lane” by Sherri Falls. It’s a BOM and I already have 4 blocks. It’s nice because you make 2 at a time. I am showing a regular and on point view, because the blocks will be on point. 

I am showing few pictures of the big blizzard storm we had yesterday. We got about 20″ of snow on top of the previous snow. We spend the day indoors and I did some sewing.  Or should I see I stayed inside, my husband decided to go visit his parents and brother last night. I got out and my boots filled with snow and I turned around. He made it there, they leave just across the street but his socks were soaking wet. Today we had to shovel for 2 hours to dig ourself out.


This is the view of the snow at my window at 3p.m. We measured 14″ and it kept snowing.

That is the view from my window through the frosty glass. 

You can see another sneak preview of the secret project I am working on. 

Happy sewing!

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Busy, Productive and Fun!

These are some of the blocks I pieced last weekend. They are part of a surprised project I hope to finish soon.

It was a very busy, productive and fun weekend. We are in a process of moving my frame to a different room. It was lot of work to clear the space and move the furniture around. We cleared the space, now we have to move the frame. I did a lot of cooking as well. Buffalo chicken wings and double baked potatoes were on the menu. Here I blogged about those recipes.

We woke up to this seen on Saturday. My husband did most of the shoveling and I helped a bit too. We got about 8″ of snow, that is much better then what our friends in Philadelphia got, about 27”.

This a view from my sewing room window. I am getting better at taking pictures trough the window. I love sunsets! I guess that was the calm after the storm!
Happy sewing!

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On the road… Raffle quilt ….fabrics

I saw this beautiful raffle quilt on a display in Chestertown, Maryland.

I bought two tickets so wish me luck! 🙂
It will benefit Crossroads Community Foundation.

I was on a search for a quilt shop, but the town didn’t have one and then I saw it!

Chestertown had a lot of little shops that was a pleasure to window shop. We enjoed the view of the frozen river.

On the drive home I found a quilt shop called “Quilter’s hive” in DE. They were having a class and had a lot of fabric.

I wasn’t looking for any specific fabric so I got half a yard of this pretty print. I usually get in a lot of trouble at quilt shops, so I did good! 🙂

After I was so good, I realized I need backing for one of my PhD projects, so I ordered online from delta patchwork some fabrics.

I love the packaging and the fabric was very nice, too.

Happy sewing!

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