National quilting day!

In honor of NQD, I’m going to do the following:Appreciate the quilts on my bedGo check out a new fabric store with my kiddos (just looking. Max of $10 to spend)Recover my ironing boardDo this week’s modify tradition quilt along blockSTART QUILTING my “piepan” quilt! Perhaps my list is overly ambitious.Maybe I should just do […]

Ahhhh, bliss….

It’s a lovely picnic-y day here in San Pedro. The perfect day for a Busy Bee sandwich and a picnic at Averil Park. The perfect day for my mother to walk the children down to the duck pond so I can admire the rubber trees and get a little bit of stitching done.

My shirt..

Cause I’m a selfish seamstress at heart. I used the rose stencil in the Alabama Stitch Book as inspiration, enlarging/drawing it freehand, and then painting it in. LOVE IT!

Alabama Chanin knock-offs

I’m working on bday pressies for my sister. Her birthday is in April. Depending on the website I refer to, her birth flower is either the daisy or the sweet pea. So, I decided to do 1 of each. I found an old daisy papercut stencil from Martha Stewart living (at least 5 years ago), […]

Nap time!

The monster (whom I love dearly) finally slept, so I was able to make a just-because gift for my gram… She said she had a hard time finding black beaded necklaces, so $12 at Michael’s to buy beads later, I came up with this: The big beads look like lava, and the little ones are […]

My cake pops

The frosting stuff was way harder than I expected, so they’re not very pretty, but they’re pretty yummy.

The border is done!

ok, hopefully now it’ll measure 112″x112″ 88″ x 88″ was just too small for our Cal King bed…. so I have an inch of white (or, rather, white on white dots) then 7″ of Kona navy then 3″ more white dots on white then I’m planning on binding with the Kona. Purple just looked too […]

It’s done!

I’ll take good photos with a nice camera in the am, but I’m so happy!I think I need/want to add a border, I have some dark blue scraps… A nice “modern” chunky pieced border of dark blue all around… Because my bed is bigger than I thought…. (it’s a California king, so 90″x90″ isn’t quite […]

Soooooo close!

I caved and got a new cell yesterday, so I once again have easy pictures…. These are the blocks for my “pie pan quilt” I know they’re really called kaleidascope blocks, but I think they look like pies… I started this when I was preggers with my 3.5yo, so its been a while… My quilting […]

Scrap baby quilt for a friend..

Murch, who lived down the hall from me senior year, and was a Whiff with C, and his lovely wife, Susan, are having a baby!They were married just months after us, and I made them a quilt for their wedding….When I found out they were having a baby, I waited and waited to find out […]