Sunday, December 27, 2009
Every year one of my local groups has a great Christmas party! We do a Chinese gift exchange. This year I made one of my tins with a pinkeeper inside. It was one of the gifts that had got stolen for the limit. Of course Debbie H. just had to steal my snow globe! Wendy just had to steal my homemade toffee. I could go on but no need. I wound up stealing something that was better. I got hand dyed silk velvet, in purples, pink and purple beads and some fluffy stuff for my imagination!
I always enjoy the Christmas party! I also enjoy the group through out the year! like my cyber groups this one has great people and support in it! I would like to thank all my groups and wish them a Happy New Year!
Now the eye candy:
Here is the top of the tin.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This New Year there will be some changes in the way that I am doing somethings. I have made a priority list and will stick to it! I know, I know many people have done this and about two or three months into the New Year the list gets lost or ignored. That is why we all have UFO's!
Well, I want to stick to it! So I guess we will see what happens. On the top of this list is my blog I want everyone to see what I am doing and get helpful information from my blog and I have in store many more tutorials!
The next thing on my list is FINISHING a full size CQ quilt! That is my UTS quilt called "Seanes". That is why there is all the under the sea things surrounding me! It keeps me focused!(I hope!)
The rest of the list will come out in the New Year!!!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The first of the pictures that I am going to show everyone is of the altered cabinet card swap that I had entered. This is the one from "A Swap For All Seasons". The top card is the one that I had received. The bottom card is the one that I made.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The lace that she chose to put on the bottom of the block is just perfect for the bottom of the "sea floor".
Here is the beautiful block:
"Mini-Seanes" is going to be just beautiful when I get finished with it! My next post will have a special request so keep your eyes open!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here is the picture of the block:
Sunday, November 22, 2009
That is one of the reasons that I chose to do the "Mini-Seanes". This next block was embellished by a really good Internet friend of mine. Pam. Pam lives in England. The talents that she has are many but the one that I most admire is her beading! She does BEAUTIFUL bead work!
Here it is the block that Pam did for me in the Under The Sea RR from CQI:
I hope to maybe one day to go to England. I would dearly love to meet Pam! I am so sure that we would tear up the town, so to speak!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I thought that I would start out by showing you my blocks for "Mini-Seanes". Here is the first one. This one my friend Rose Anne embellished for me.
The reason for "Mini-Seanes" is this will be a wall hanging for my wall. I thought that since I was in a UTS RR through CQI that I would make it out of blocks done all by my cyber friends. Y'all know all the talented ladies that I know through my online groups. It is going to be something that I will treasure for the rest of my life! That is because the large "Seanes" after it has made a show circuit I will be gifting that one to my sister Kara.
Kara is the "Tom Boy" of us three sisters. She was also a steel worker in the Sea Bees. Right now she is in Oklahoma working as a prison guard. So "Seanes" will make a great gift for her!
I hope that y'all will enjoy the up coming under the sea posts!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I AM TIRED OF PUTTING IT ON THE BACK BURNER!
I will now in the next few months be solely working on my "Seanes" quilt! I am hoping that everyone will enjoy watching me refuse to have another UFO in my closet! In the next few days I will start posting the blocks that I have already done for this quilt.
In the meantime I will surround myself with all things "sea like"! I hope that y'all will enjoy this journey!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here are pictures of the last three stockings.
I hope that all the ladies are as thrilled with their swap stockings as I am with mine! We had a GREAT bunch of stockings this year! All were very BEAUTIFUL! As y'all can tell by the pictures!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Last season Linda had a altered Altoids tin swap. Seeing as how I love working these, I entered it! At the end of the season I sent my tin off to its new owner Becky. Here is a link to Becky's blog: www.whosies.blogspot.com
Becky made me this BEAUTIFUL tin! I think that it is absolutely darling! The little bird on it made me smile! It still does!
The nest that was inside of it made my day! When I need a pick-me-up I always pick this tin up and look at it again!
Theresa, a 19yo who goes to the N' Stitches meetings has me hooked on the multi-media art! Well.........her and Linda. Thanks Linda for letting me "play" on your blog!
Here is stocking number one:
Here is stocking number two:
The first one is a picture of Gerry's wonderful Victorian boot! Gerry's boots are just Drool making!
Here is a picture of both the front and back of Karen's stocking! I wanted to show you the back as she has a beautiful picture of a Red Work Santa on it! Absolutely beautiful!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The big reason that I made it to this years Houston Quilt Show is to see the quilts that CQI had made for the Making Memories Foundation.
Here they are:
This second picture is just on of many quilts that I took pictures of. I LOVE the Hawaiian quilts! I took a picture of every one of those. I thought that they were just stunning! Maybe one day I will attempt to make one of these.
This one is just too cool! I thought that this quilt would be great inspiration!
Here is the next one that my nephew fell in love with! He thought that this one was just a poster. When he got up next to it he was just stunned to learn that it was just another awesome quilt! So he was saying once again "Take a picture Aunt Lyn"!
Here is another great inspiration quilt.
My sister who does not usually like to go to things with me as they really are not interesting to her, really enjoyed herself! Both her and her boy friend. I think that she just might go with me to next years. I hope so as she lives there in Houston!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here they are:
Karrin's blocks are going to go into a wall hanging called "Summer Days and Summer Nights". So she made three blue blocks and three yellow blocks. I chose to work on a yellow block. I love the color yellow it is so bright and lovely........................
I went along with the silkie theme. The silkie that I chose to put on this block reminds me of a cottage on a summer day. Of course I encrusted the block. Sorry, but that is where the inspiration led me! Roses! I had to put on roses, what is a summer day without them!
Here is my block:
Karrin, I hope that you like it! It is now off to its last stop on the way home!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here is a close up of the corner "flower field" that I stitched for Cobi.
Here is the whole block.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I have blocks from Kathy(Shawkl), Amber R, Eileene G, and Angela W. Each of the ladies have done a wonderful job on them!
Here in the first picture I have four blocks put together. Kathy's, Eileene's, and Amber's.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday night was a big night for my Stephanie. Stephanie is a Senior in high school this year. I don't know if I had posted this but she made captain of the color guard. This past Friday was senior night for the band. I wound up having to come home from work and getting some sleep so that I could have enough rest so that I could go to the game and escort her on the Senior Walk across the field. I almost started crying. Another of my children almost out of the house! Why can they not just stop growing?!?
Saturday, now that was the fun day! I also forgot to bring my camera along or I would have had pictures! AAAHHH, well! Saturday I got to go to Warrington, with my CQ group. For those of you who don't know Warrington/Round Top, Texas once a year holds the biggest Antique fair that the world has ever seen! We spent about 8 hours there and did not get through even 1/3 of the vendors. That was just in Warrington! There is also Round Top!
You do have to be real careful when you go to the fair there though, there were ALLOT of reproductions! One of the items on my list that I was looking for was Silkies. There were not many there. The ones that were priced reasonable were not what I was looking for, the others that I found were WWAAAYYY over priced! Still other vendors had not a clue what I was talking about! Hard to believe they were antique dealers! (Right Renee??) By the way, Renee and I were a "stroll team" at Warrington. Renee, found a GREAT solid oak cabinet for stash storage! It is real nice! If y'all talk to her real sweet she might tell y'all all about her find! It came out of a 1920's hardware store.
The lace and buttons and other things were everywhere! You also had to be real careful there also. Some of those dealers were real proud of their items even though the quality was not there! The you ran into others that had more reasonable prices on their items.
Here are the pictures of the things that I did pick up:
Not too bad for an afternoon of baking out in the Texas sun! I am looking forward to this week as I am to be home early. The big boss at work has said "NO OVERTIME" WHOO-HOO! Vacation! I still have more posts but I am looking forward to getting them up this week that way all of y'all can see what I have been up to!