Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bruce is born...

Bruce, the quilted Bear, that is!

I've had a request to make a bear out of "My Grandmother's old, tattered quilt that I have. Could you do that for me?"

Years ago, I did make a "fuzzy" bear for Stacy but no longer had the pattern. I found a "retired" pattern on ebay for less than $2.00 so bought it.  One one of the many snow days that we have had, I decided it was time to try this....

I used a piece of 'prequilted' fabric for this trail run.

Welcome "Bruce!"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snow fun...

Woke up to lots of snow this morning. Since the temperatures weren't extremely cold, Rylee wanted to go out with Papa....He had the shovel so she grabbed a dustpan to use!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Making memories with Aunt Stacy...

Ms. Rylee wanted to go see Stacy and Kevin and their dogs the other weekend. Stacy, Rylee, and I did a little shopping then while I kicked up my feet, they made doggie biscuits.

Celtic Solstice...It's a top!!!

Over the 3-day Holiday weekend, I was determined to get caught up on the mystery!

 I accomplished turning all my pieces into blocks and then the blocks into a top!

I was at my friend, Ann's, so didn't have border fabric with me. Late one night she jumps up from her sewing station and says, "I've got it!"  She walked to a bin she had and pulled out a beautiful green piece of was/is the perfect fabric to compliment my top! Thanks so much, my friend!!

The top:

No, it's not perfect, but neither am I and I love it just like this!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Celtic Solstice Step 6 (Reveal)

It's time to sew the pieces into blocks...I have that accomplished but not all by blocks are sewn together! As I'm am laying out the blocks, I am finding mistakes and those take time to fix!  In the picture you will see one block I still need "Jacktheripper's" help....Maybe it will become a top today? Ice and cold cold temps are keeping the schools closed today but I am fighting a monster of a maybe......... take a few minutes and see what others have done:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Celtic Solstice Step 5

It's been a busy week with the Christmas Holiday and Hubby home! Also had Ms. Rylee for four days so not much happening in the studio for awhile!  Hubby left for New Mexico on Friday and Ms. Rylee went back to her Mom's on Saturday and I kinda felt free!  First though, I had to sit and listen to the silence!!!!

Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon I managed to get caught up with all the Steps of Celtic Solstice!They need to be 'trimmed up,' but they are sewn!!!   It's back-to-school on Thursday so the "split shift" starts again, so am thrilled to be caught and ready for the next step on Friday when I get home from work!

Now, I'll spend some time seeing the progress of others here:

Monday, December 23, 2013

Celtic Solstice..Week 4

Well, another 'Link-up Monday" and of course I am still behind!  I did manage to make progress and will eventually get caught up! (

I have sewn 48 of the needed 120 4-patches. Since I am going so scrappy, it takes me a little longer to gather the fabrics and make the 'patches.' But, this is a HUGE learning experience for me--yep, I'm going SCRAPPY!!!!

My progress so far: (not all the HST's are cut...pressed them with the thread attached so I don't lose them!)

I know Ms. Rylee will be here again until Saturday, but maybe, just maybe, I can be caught up by next "Link-up Monday???"


in the studio!

Got the two quilts and three fleece blankets out the door in good time, but that put me way behind in the gift-making I wanted to do this year! Guess I really need to stick to the rule: "No special orders after October 1st!?"

I made some Kitchen Accessories for my girls this year:

Tea Towels and Pot Holders: (excuse the messing cutting table!)

Hope they like them..they were fun to make! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Celtic Solstice..Week 3

I am behind!  I didn't step foot into the studio all weekend...Ms. Rylee was with us Friday through Sunday PM, and I had to work on Saturday. Driving a school bus in the snow/ice/rain wasn't a lot of fun and I was just to tired to sew when I got home!

I did manage to pull fabrics from the 2 inch strip bin that I will be using:

Morning route is done, a load of laundry is in the washer, and I have my cup of tea sitting here with me. Now, off to see how many of these HST's and pinwheels I can get cut/sewn before I have to return to work!  Nothing on the schedule, as of yet, for this evening so should be able to finish them up then.

It's great to see ehat "others" are doing with this mystery...find them here: