Friday, March 02, 2012

February Color Palette Project Complete

I completed my project for Vicki's and Judy's February Challenge!  For me this was a tough one!  I wanted to use some Valentine's fabrics I had because I had a project I had previously worked on that had to get done..so I pulled out my stash from that and started to ponder ...hm mm.

I always carry a notebook in my bag with me.. when I knit or in my handbag or pocketbook, whatever you gals call it! My notebook always gets torn up! So I made a notebook cover! It didn't come out the best but it is OK to throw in a bag! I used up some scraps and am happy! These are the colors we had to work from!



February - Figs
I had a lot of fun making my cover...everyone makes Kindle /Nook covers..IPad covers..maybe that will be my next project!  Or a sewing machine cover!  I need to make some quilts too..but I must say since I have had the notebook covered...my pages are not getting torn in the bag...now someone did ask why I prefer a notebook over the IPhone I carry with using Notes in the IPhone ...I use both!!  Ahhh the little things that make use happy..Plus  I have had situations that I have needed to leave someone a note..when they are not home and I have the paper with me!!!  This is my little Notebook!  Thanks everyone for stopping by!!! 



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Love Ruffles!

I decided to make a tote bag with ruffles for my Color Palette Challenge!  Color Challenge that Judy L. and Vicki Welsh are hosting together..You can find more info if you go to the button on the side of my blog!  I want to learn more about colors...Both Vicki and Judy are so inspiring to me!

This is the Color Palette Vicki Welsh gave us to work with!  Nice huh! 



I wanted to work with my stash!  So off I went looking through..and then I went to work...and made ruffles...here they are!

I put them on a canvas bag..


The put handles on!  I decided to put on a funky posies flower too!  I washed and dried the bag to make sure it held up in the tumble of everyday life!  It did!!!  Woo hoo!


I had fun!  That is what it was all about...and thanks to Judy and Vicki, I have a new bag..and some family members have asked I make them one so I am off to do that... (pictures are not that clear...I took with an IPhone, didn't get out the Nikon...)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday to My Grandaughter!


Eight Years ago our Hanni Rose was born.. I cannot imagine life without her...what a blessing...our first grandchild..our first grandaughter..yes the Princess of the family!  She is so good to her brother Ethan...and vice versa...oh what fun grandchildren are....Happy Birthday sweetheart...We love you!


Hannah and Ethan...good times..




Thursday, January 05, 2012

Quilted Sled Wallhanging

I made a wall hanging in December for my sister-in-law!  Just wanted to share the picture..(although not great because I didn't have anyone to hold it up for me, you get the idea)!


Thanks for stopping by..enjoy your day!!! 






Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My Paperpiecing Class

December 3, 2011 I took a paper piecing class with Carol Doak at Pine Tree Quilt Shop!  I loved it!  The class was full, had a waiting list!  I was hesitant to go as my son married the most wonderful girl the night before!  But I packed up my gear and went..determined to learn paper piecing for the last time..I took a class with Carol a few years back and didn't remember how to do it!  Here is the class piece I made!  It was not completely finished in this picture!

After I practiced more I made a couple different designs to send to some family members...here is one of them!

I finished off the cards by stamping them and adding my name...In Carol's book, 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks there are numerous patterns and it also tells you how to make these cards along with ideas for year round gift giving!  You can make cards, small quilts, framed pieces, whatever you want!  I was lucky enough to purchase the book with my class fee...signed by Carol!  Now I am confident I can practice paper piecing and get better as I go along!  I am taking that off my bucket list! 

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Anyone follow Ladies In The Pink Blog

I follow a blog, Ladies In The Pink.  In December I entered a giveaway and was fortunate enough to get a package in the mail..I won this!
How lucky was I!   Thank You!!!  I love LadiesInPink ..She tells it like it is..makes me laugh and has lots of opinions...now onto the gorgeous necklace from LaVidaLola..




Have a great day!

Erin