Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain~Quilts

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!

It's time for the display chain again hosted by Misi of http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/. She hosts the display chain each week & allows us to share ideas & inspiration with each other. This week's theme is Quilts & boy do I have a lot.

WARNING~This is a picture laden post, so be prepared. You may want to grab a cup of coffee, tea, a soft drink, some snacks....He he...Just kidding about the snacks!!

I have been quilting for about 15 years & it's an addiction!! I keep on buying more fabric. I have enough to last my lifetime & I just keep on buying.

Anyway, I have made most of these quilts (antique ones excluded of course). I will let you browse at your leisure without too many comments. Feel free to enlarge the pics for a better view but please excuse the dust.

Here goes....First up~chair with antique quilt seat. The lovely dolly (Becky) is from a swap I did with Marie aka Olde Lady Morgan. Isn't she wonderful??

This one is called Pineapple Pie. It hangs in my dining room.

This quilt is small~about 15" square & took FOREVER to make.

Antique quilt in my sewing room.

Shower curtain. I made a matching valance for my window.

Bear & pillow by Traci of York Mountain Primitives.

Quilted picture~made this too.

Another one made by me.

Cody's room.

Cody's room again.

Stephen's room.

Close up.

Stephen's room again. Quilt made by Grandma when he was younger.

One of my first quilts.

Wonderful candle holder by Carol~Firecracker Kid.

Pears from Brenda~The Rusty Thimble.

Doll bought from ebay. Turns out she was made by Betty~Primitive Betty's.

Pinkeep by Brenda~Pine Tree Prims. Little quilt~blog win from Cheri Payne Quilts by Cheri.

Kitchen curtains.

Pinkeeps by Brenda~Pine Tree Prims.

Head over to Misi's blog today to post your "Quilts". You will have fun & find lots of inspiration. You'll also have a chance to win this little quilt. It is made from reproduction Civil War fabrics. I wasn't sure I wanted to part with it, but know it will go to a good home. All of the ladies who have participated in the chain have wonderful blogs & it is a pleasure to visit them each week . I know we all love a package from Misi, but I thought she might like a little break this week.

Have a wonderful night all!! Hope I didn't over do it. I did warn you though!!


P.S. I still have lots more quilts, but I want a chance to visit the "chain" ladies too, so I'm stopping here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

We Wanna Be Calendar Girls!!

Happy Sunday Friends!!

I want you to meet Eema & Cher. They want to be calendar girls. Aren't they beauties??

These girlies have been adopted by their wonderful Mom Dolly. They were rescued by Ohio Pug Rescue & my friend Lauren from Rugs & Pugs was foster Mom to Eema until she went to live with Dolly.

Eema has a malignant tumor & it would make Dolly extremely happy to see her girls make the calendar.

Please get out the vote for these beauty queens.This is a fund raiser for Ohio Pug Rescue & each vote costs $1(that's less than a cup of coffee or for me a bag of M&M's).

Lauren is also giving away a couple of hooked rugs to 2 lucky voters. Head over to her blog for the details & the link for Ohio Pug Rescue. You can find all the info here http://rugsandpugs.blogspot.com/2011/06/different-kind-of-giveaway.html


Thank you so much for helping out a worthy cause & a fellow blogger!!


Saturday, June 25, 2011


Happy Saturday!!

I spent some of yesterday & today taking care of these beauties. I got a voice mail yesterday while at work to stop by my parents house~my mom had something for me. She had gone to the berry farm & picked me a whole flat of strawberries~LOVE YOU MOM!! Don't they look yummy??

I cut a bunch of them up to freeze. I will use them for pies, jam, & smoothies throughout the year. Then I made this super yummy Strawberry Cream Pie.

And today I made some freezer jam. Hubby likes the freezer version better than the cooked version. He says it tastes fresher?? His opinion, but it is a lot easier to make.

While I was cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I whipped up 2 batches of rice krispie squares. One pan for my MIL & the other for my boys. They don't like the pie. Silly boys!!

I also did some laundry, some cleaning, some weeding, & even some sewing today. Can't show the sewing projects~they are gifties. I also met a friend at an artisan open house too today & there was an estate sale down the road. I'll show you my goodies another day.

It's amazing what I can get done when I stay off the computer. Okay~I was on today,but only for a little while.

Enjoy your evening!!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Finish....Finally

Lately I seem to have a problem motivating myself to do any kind of project. So, this past weekend, I sat down at my sewing machine & sat there until I finished this little wall hanging. I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it in the new Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine. It is by one of my favorite designers~Cheri Payne. The quilt is fabric & I used wool for the crow & basket of flowers. I love it!! Sorry for the picture quality. It's dark & dreary here today & I'm not the best picture taker to begin with. This first picture makes it look washed out.

And this pic is a little dark. This picture is closer to it's true color.

I have 2 projects in the works for 2 special ladies. I've been putting these projects off for a couple weeks now. They will not take too long once I start on them, I just seem to not ever start them. I think tomorrow will be the day (if I can just stay off this computer).

Have a good night everyone!!