Monday, March 24, 2014

The quit show was uhhhmazing!!... So glad I went. I have plenty of pics over at my facebook page... you can head over there to see em.. I will gladly accept new friend requests... Its my personal facebook page... so excuse the mess...lol... I can also just post them over here to. Anyways I saw some delicious fabrics.. a few I am going to get and a few I wish I could get. I am starting a new project today... possibly two new projects today. I want to get this blog worked on and do some housework today. I have been over at Leah Days blog... she is so awesome... love love love Ms Day... so inspiring... I grabed one of her buttons on the side here.. She is the free motion quilting project... and the other button is from mommy by day crafter by night... Ms Ashley... some awesome stuff there to.
We went up to Picatune Mississippi for some poking around and saw all kinds of cool stuff that had been painted with the chalk or milk paints.. I havent quiet figured out the difference between the two.. but I have a project coming up soon that will having me diving into it hands on.. thats coming this week to... so a busy week here... GET READY FOR SOME COLOR AND CRAFTY!!.... WOOOO HOOOO

Thursday, March 20, 2014

i did it again...I'm trying to get better..

When you are living life its so hard to stop and post on blogger.. But here's another post to add to my growing collection...lol.
I have been working on twin size quilts for six of my twelve grand children.. Since November this has been going on.. They were suppose to be a Christmas present.. And I was suppose to be super granny and have them done by Christmas... Well here it is the last weeks in march and they are complete...




Those are for the boys.... And these last ones are for the girls....

Whew.... And you wouldn't believe the mistakes I made... And the lessons I have learned... Not only about quilting... Lol....
One the girls quilts I quilted the side borders by just following the print on the material... It makes it three dimensional... And left a beautiful zebra design on the back. I think I will use this technique again...I love it... It was easy to do... No marking out a design... No muss no fuss... Easy peezy....




I kept all the others very simple by just stitch in the ditch... I kinda had to with the time that I was running short on...lol.
They will be delivered in a week or two... When we make a trip over to see them...

And now I have to start another project. I learned that it is a good thing to have multiple projects going at once. That way when ya get bored or frustrated ya can jump around a little. But maybe not... I don't know.. All I know is that when I am quilting or messing with fabric or anything crafty I get lost in it.. I could do it 24\7 and be just fine.. Now my children and my family wouldn't be to happy.. Or maybe they don't really mind. Lol.... I really don't know.. Maybe I should poll them!!?
What do you have on the table (O.T.T.)??
Oh oh and I just joined the quilters club of america.. Seems like a great deal.. We shall see.. 
Feel free to leave comments.. I will respond.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wow.. I am really surprised that they didn't delete this blog. It has been so neglected. I have gone back and forth on keeping the old posts or just deleting them and starting fresh. I think I'll keep them..just to document part of my journey. I also debated doing a whole background post... But decided that isn't at all what I want to do. I'm going to get right to it.
Over the coarse of this last year I have discovered a new interest... Fabric!!!!.... Oh wonderful fabric... And quilting... Oh wonderful quilting.
I haven't taken not one lesson yet. Everything I have learned so far is from YouTube videos, blogs and websites. I have discovered many wonderful sites.. And seen a lot of beautiful work.
I have made 6 lap quilts and 6 twin size quilts. On each one of these projects..by the way they are all for my grandchildren.. I have discovered some new lesson. I learn best by just jumping in and doing. I didn't really think about documenting each step with photos, a journal entry or a video. But now I am wishing I had!!!...lol oh well.. I'm sure they will come up again sometime.
I have loved looking at fabric and thread.. I have loved all the blogs and videos and pictures. I  look up to these women and men that have just totally thrown caution to the wind and taken their passion to the next levels. I want to do that too. I want to do what I love and love what I do. I want to create beauty... I need to create beauty. Its where I am happiest.
So here goes my adventure... I believe I am ready to throw caution to the wind and go to the next level.
Here's an article on a blog that I have been reading.... http://www.lovebugstudios.com/2013/05/21/the-dumbing-down-of-the-quilting-and-sewing-industry/

It has been the push I needed to sign up for my very first quilting class and maybe I will join a local quilting group.