Saturday, February 24, 2018

2018 project list week 8

I worked in it within the last week it’s in red


#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – finishing up applique

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE!

#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- top done, ready to quilt!

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE!

#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- top done

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- last round here, working on blocks

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip project – top done

#12-15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL- working on #12

#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- top done

#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE and mailed

#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- top done

#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- top done

#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!



#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- front done, need to stitch down applique

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE!

#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE!

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!


#1 (Oct 2017) Crocheted sweater for Solveig- DONE!

Friday, February 23, 2018

I won some fabrics and also made kennel quilts for Island Batik

I realized that I forgot to show this bundle of FQs that I won recently from Carol
and it's Riley Blake Smile
I also finished 3 kennel quilts for island batik, I can only show this one, as that was a top and I never finished it, then the new box we all got recently we had to make one kennel quilt with new skus, but can’t show those! and when I was cutting the pieces for it, I ended up counting too many pieces, so I made a second one Smile so anyways, 3 are on the way to Island Batik!
I also worked on the last border for the round robin I’ve been hosting the last few months

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Solveig’s cardigan is finally done!

I finally finished crocheting this sweater/ cardigan for Solveig.

(a long car ride to SC sure helped!)

The pattern is by Annie’s and it’s called Euphoria and you can get it as a pdf, which is what I did and I had it downloaded to my phone, so the pattern was always handy Smile


Here’s my young model


She liked it, but now it’s T-shirt weather so don’t know if she’ll wear it this season, we’ll see.

Here’s Annie’s version

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Surprise from Warm company

A few weeks ago I sent an email to Warm and company and asked information about donation and whole sale pricing etc.

Never heard anything (due to my email kicking it back I found out later)

Then last week, there was a box at my door and this was in it!!


Warm and natural, 80/20 and 100 warm batting crib sized


Insulshine- never heard of that before!

I have some insulbright that I use for pot holders, but this is thermal, so cool!!


and a roll of lite steam a seam2 1/2” wide, now I need to figure out what to use this for!- there’s ideas for hemming, so, hmmm- should be fun!


I can’t believe they just sent me this as a donation, THANKS WARM and Company! it will come to great use, some for donation quilts, some for magazine quilts Smile

How fun!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

a quick trip to Charleston!

Last week I realized that the kids were off from school Monday (President’s day) because of a teacher work day

So I thought we should all do a mini vacation Sunday-Monday (after church) so Dan suggested Charleston SC and I found a hotel for a good price downtown, I booked tickets for Fort Sumter and the plan was to visit the aquarium too – they are right next to each other.

So after church we settled in the car and drove almost 5hrs down there

(I got sick over the weekend, but took ibuprofen and dayquilt thruout the day, Bjorn got sick Sunday with the cold too, but the show must go on!)


Once we got checked into the hotel we went for a walk to find a place to eat, there’s many churches in Charleston, I think the nick name is a holy city because the skyline has so many steeples!


I found a flyer for a seafood place called Hyman’s and found out once we got there it was a FAMOUS place, that lots of famous people have eaten there


These name tags were all over the tables, pretty cool!

Dan and I were trying to explain who Dolly Parton is, and of course Dan tried to delicately tell Bjorn about her- you know whats! ha ha

-that’s NOT why she’s famous Mr.!! she’s a great singer/songwriter Winking smile


This was on the back of their card


Monday morning we drove around a bit before going to the aquarium, I was all stuffed up, so even with the windows down I couldn’t smell the ocean..


There’s a rainbow row of houses on one street, really many streets had such neat architecture


Then it was time for the aquarium!


Dan bought two trays of stingray food and we petted and fed the stingrays, it was so cool!

their texture was so different and they were cute and fun how their mouths are underneath them so we had to put a tiny fish between out fingers and have it stick straight up then lay out hand straight down in the water but up against the wall and she would grab it, they were so eager flapping their fins, we got splashed quite a few times!


There was a hurt bald eagle on display too- sad to see some animals caged in, but they are helping it, so…


they had a big turtle help center too, one turtle had lost a fin/flipper but was doing fine.


Then next door to take the ferry to Fort Sumter, there was a tiny museum and this HUGE flag hanging on the wall


20 x 36 FEET!!


The original one was rolled up in a glass case underneath.


and I found a quilt too!


Then we got to take this ferry, 45 min out to Fort Sumter, which was a big part of the civil war, a man made island out in the bay of Charleston.


We walked around a bit and an hour later the ferry took us back


The kids thought it was more fun to play in the sand


Bjorn found a “snowshoe crab”? shell on the beach there.

There were specific instructions to not take anything off of the island, so of course we left it- though I think they meant the stones from the fort…


All in all a great trip!

The GPS on the way home, took us on tiny country roads in NC, it was just weird! we made it home just before 11 last night, Bjorn is still sick and so am I….