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Saturday, November 20, 2010

oh boy!

Just found some more Christmas panels.  Apparently, I thought they would be a really good thing to do for quick projects.  Maybe I can make some into table runners.   I have many different Christmas fat quarters so I'm pulling out ones that have colors that correspond some so that I can piece together a quick lap quilt for the couch.  We love to snuggle up to watch our Christmas movies. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In all the years I've been quilting....

I've only ever made one Christmas project.  A rag quilt.   I have no idea whyI've never done more, I certainly have the materieal.  Well, okay I do.  I wait until the last minute and then its too late and I don't get them done.  This year, I'm going to!

I have a flannel snowman panel that I'm going to make a quick throw with.  I have two quick table runners to work on.  I have another panel that I can stitch up pretty quickly.  My biggest challenge is all this Christmas fabric I have.  I don't really have enough yardage to do anything spectacular with it, so I've decided to make a large quilt (just like the fall one pictured below) to put on the couch.  I may even back it with flannel.  The kids and hubby love to snuggle up when its cold with the quilts. 

I'm working on knitting my mother some washcloths for Christmas.  I'm almost done with the first one and hope to do two more.

School is going well for both me and the kids.  I'm hoping that still goes okay with the holiday next week.  We start wreath making for the Boy Scouts so it gets a little busier for us.  I haven't finished my shopping yet, but have most of it planned out.  Just need to get it all ordered and shopped for.  I hope to have that much done by next week!

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Midterms are done!!  whew!!  I have some homework tonight and I plan on quilting all day tomorrow!  Yippee!!!

Here's what's going on at my house:

TL won another taekwondo tournament today.  He placed first for sparring and his form.  He went against three other boys that were around his age, but higher belt levels.

 And here in our homeschool, we believe in starting the kids very early!! haha

Have a wonderful quilty weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

supposed to be studying....

I'm supposed to be studying for my midterms this week, but I'm busy reading quilt blogs and being all jealous at how much quilting everyone is getting done.  Maybe I would too, if I quilted instead of reading blogs?

With the colder weather and darkness setting in early, I really just want to sit on the couch and hand quilt or applique, then I realized that the blocks for the sunbonnet sue are in the camper.  I'll have to get hubby to get them out this weekend. 

I really wanted to take some photos of the two quilts that I have from two different great-grandmothers made and post them for you.  I'm too lazy to go and get the camera and get them taken for you.  Sad isn't it?  I need to get motivated!  Maybe I will when I get the kiddos to sleep!!

Have a wonderful quilty day! 

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No quilting this week....

We're entering week two of hubby being gone.  He's coming home this weekend, but I find that these short trips mean I don't get anything done.  I get much more accomplished when I know he'll be gone for three to six months........

or maybe, now that I have five kids, homeschool, and am attending college full time, its hard to get stuff done?   nahhhh

I have a quilt wallhanging for Thanksgiving to do.  One of those preprinted panels with the turkey with a sign saying 'eat more  pie'.  I couldn't was too cute.  I hope to have it done this weekend. 

Then I have a week of midterms and then I can start on some "c" projects.  shhhhhh, don't mention it out loud yet, maybe it will take longer to get here!

Here's a photo of the kiddos trick or treating.  I was sad that hubby wasn't here.  It's hard with such a difference in ages.  The big kids really want to go and the little ones just can't.  Its too cold and windy here. 

Have a wonderful quilty week everyone!