Friday, December 14, 2012

Easy Street!

I know there are lots of quilters out there following Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery. I'm one of them..... a much slower them lol

Yes I recycled the picture :) They are actually
finished now and all 4-patches :)

I just finished step one the day before yesterday. I really need to get cutting on step two, maybe once I get the house cleaned I'll have some time before picking little man up from the bus stop.

Tonight is going to be fun :) My cousin Nathan and I are going to see The Hobbit (my hubby to if I can convince him to). It seems like we don't often get a chance to hang out, usually Nick and him will play a video game when he comes over. I am not a gamer, Mario and Donky Kong are the two games I can play with any level of talent! Well, I have been known to dabble in Fable and Overlord but liking to play them and doing well at them are two very different things!

Payton's Christmas program was on Wednesday and wouldn't you know I didn't get one picture! I took my camera, battery was fully charged fromt he new charger. All was good, I even got a pic of Nick and Payton in the parking lot before we went in. Went to snap a shot of him onstage and it kept saying E61:00. What could have possibly caused an error???? Errr.... There was a silver lining though. Nick promised me a new camera when we have the extra to do it. I hope he realizes he still needs to get me a Christmas gift ;) Well, he doesn't have to but previous years have proved that even if I am happy if he feels like he didn't get me something himself (previous as in before marriage lol) he feels bad. I have no idea why because I've never been unhappy at Christmas, It happens to be my favorite holiday! I love giving gifts to people and watching them open them. I really don't care if I get a gift or not. Okay enough of that tangent... sorry. Anyway, he'll have the money for my gift next week so maybe it will not be a christmas without pictures after all!

Here's a shot that Jodie took with her camera :) Poor thing was so nervous on stage that he didn't sing one word or follow one move. Just stood there fidgeting.

I got the folded dahlia pillow finished, it's a christmas present. I'll post who's after the holiday.

Recycled again :) I'll post a finished when I find a way
to get some pictues!

Rayven is supposed to come over this weekend and hopefully finish the quilt she wants to make for a christmas present that I'm helping her with.

As luck would have it our cousin Corey is supposed to stay the night with Payton tomorrow night so if Rayven comes then she'll actually get a bit more help!

I still need to finish quilting Dan's Memory Quilt. I need to borrow a table from Sue to help hold the bulk of it up while quilting. Hopefully, that's on the list for next week!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting back in the groove! Oh and pictures :)

I know, I know.... I'm so far behind it's not even funny... okay it's a little funny :p

I have pictures again! We finally broke down and bought a new charger for that pesky battery. Lucky us BestBuy had it for $40 (as opposed to the $60-70 I kept finding online) and we had a $5 off coupon! I think it counts as part of my christmas lol.

Have you heard about Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt along? I'm loving it so far :) There are 3 clues out so far not including the yardage requirements. *cough* I haven't finished clue one yet..... it is started though.
Here are the fabrics I have for it. Some bought some from my stash.

 Finally have the ironing and cutting done for step one. Now to put the 4-patches together and get them sewn.

Here's a tour of my new sewing room! Finally put that design wall idea to good use! It used two 8 ft by 4ft foam insulation boards duct taped together so that they can still fold in half if needed. Then it got covered with a bunch of white felt. I know some people use flannel or fleece but I love how the felt holds the fabric and even the quilt on it in the pic doesn't need any pins. Of course if you look I have a pin in each of the top corners, but that's more about the kitty on the ironing board rather than the felt lol He thinks it's funny to knock down what I'm working on! 

 Behind the door I put up command strips to help keep all of
my often used quilting things in order.
...... don't mind that disk it doesn't actually got here
Payton helped me organize lol

 The quilt machine is finally in it's forever home!
It should be ready to use before to long. Just gotta find
homes for all the stuff on it! Sadly it still needs done.
It was more important to get the rest of our home organized
first so we could live comfortably, next it'll be time to
fix this so I can sew comfortably!

 I have a thing for Faeries, can't you tell? All the artwork
on the walls in here is by Amy Brown. I just love her work!

 I still have to figure out what's going to say on those shelves.
Right now their being used as a catch all for breakables and things
that are used often like charm packes and clover clips.

 That was my sewing room. Now to catch up on some projects! There hasn't been much forward momentum as you can probably tell but in the last few days there has been a start.

 This is going to be a Christmas Gift. A folded Dahlia Pillow.
The only problem is I have no idea how to finish it from this point!
Any suggestions would be welcome :)_

Here's a closeup of the fabrics. I used some a bit of the prints I'm saving
for a very special quilt for my Dad. Still working on the pattern but I have at least 2 yards of each. I think there was enough to spare a few squares..... (anybody else just think of Seinfeld there?)
That's about it for the catch up today. I'll try and get a few more pics of things as they get organized and start looking better! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday you may be celebrating this season!
P.S. please don't mind any odd formatting in this post, blogger is acting funny over here and I'm not sure how it's going to turn out at this point! Fingers crossed it comes out "in the wash".