Monday, May 25, 2009

Quilt Sayings stitched with Love!

I love stitching quilting sayings....or rather I love having my Husband stitch Quilting sayings for me! He does the best job. But please don't tello him I told you....If the guys at the job site or his motorcyle group finds out....I will be in so much trouble....and I really love getting him to stitch for me!

Friday, May 15, 2009

YES! I can Sew Again!

Yes! Yes! I can machine applique again! My Bernina died a few weeks ago and so I put a new one on layaway. I thought it would be in layaway forever! But as a Great Surprise My Husband called all over (because he didn't know what kind or where) to find my layaway. He found it and went and got it out of layaway for Mother's Day! And no I won't give him away! I posted this on my other blog and it was so nice I had to share on this one too. I have been sewing like crazy. I have other machines but of course they don't have the basket stitch. I was kidding my husband and said now I need a back up. Just in case....He didn't laugh.
That cute little guy in the back is my Grandson Ryan.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Piper's Quilt shop

We Love to go to quilt shops when we travel....or rather I do. So I will start again....I love to drag everyone to the quilt shops when we travel. But living in Salt Lake City there are so many to choose from. Then I don't have to drag any family....and I can stay as long as I want. During the summer I love to go to Piper's. This picture is from the shop hop last summer. It is in a darling old house nestled in Sugarhouse.

They always hang quilts on the porch.

And it is so fun to see which ones they hang up.

These pictures are from last summer but I wanted you to see the hollyhocks. They grow all down the sides of the house and look so pretty. When you turn in to park, you go down a drive way and park behind the house. The hollyhocks grow on both sides. It just looks so pretty.

Last year at the end of the season they gave away starts. So I hurried up and got a bunch and planted them all in my own yard. I sure hope they grow. I don't have much of a green thumb.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I found another great giveaway! This one is at And her blog is darling! Her pictures are all so cute. Just look how cute this picture is. This really is a fun blog to drink tea and look at. It is designed so pretty too. Great back ground! So you'll just have to see for yourself....

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Won!

I was so excited to go to my mail box and find this in my email! I was on of the winners at This was the 2nd blog giveaway I ever enter and I WON!!! I was so excited. This is the cutest bag. And this is perfect for my niece. Well I might need the crown for ME! I would look really cute! You will have to stop by Two Succlent Sisters and look around.

A Fun Giveaway!

There is a Darling giveaway at Her site is so cute too! So make sure you look around. It so fun when we find a Great site with a Great away! What a treat!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

YoYo's are the Best Game in Town!

I have become addicted to making yoyos. And with the yoyo makers they are so easy! In the 1930's Retro Club at Material Girls we make yoyo's to trade each month. And thats how I got started. We use the orange yoyo maker. These have been so fun to make each month, but I discovered this week, the large yellow yoyo maker. You can use "Charm Packs" to make these. The ones above are from a "Charm Pack" and that makes it so easy! No cutting ahead of time! This is the beginning of a table cloth I am so excited to get this done! This is just like a game. After I got 80 yoyo's done we all sat around the table trying different ways to put them together.

Do any of you use the Electric Quilt program? This quilt is one I did using EQ. It was so fun I have done several more. The only problem is I have designed more than I have made. I would love to see some you have done.

I thought I would finish today by sharing a few special things in my sewing room. This bear sits in a basket in my sewing room on top of "Fat Quarters'. My Daughter Bethany gave her to me and she also decorated the basket (below) with buttons and the Bear with a spool for my sewing room. I think she did a great job. Teddy Bears and quilts just go together.
See you next time,
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