Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sewing Saturday


I don’t have much to show for sewing Saturday. We ended up going to the city last night and that cut into my sewing time for sure. I did neglect the house work yesterday though and got started on my block for the International stashes bee. Amy has us making and octagonal orb and after almost fainting when I first saw the block it has been pretty easy to put together. There was a lot of cutting and sewing, but for the most part my seams are matching up pretty good.

Once you sew all your rows together you then sew them into little wedding cakes like this.


Now I have to cut these into triangles using a template and then sew all 8 triangles together....which is what I am going to try and get done this afternoon.

This means I just have 1 and a half bee blocks left to make and then I am caught up for April! I’m cutting it close, but I should be able to get them all in the mail on Monday!!

In other news last night I joined up to sell Mary Kay....LOL I don’t even wear make up...oh my. My younger cousin had her first party and plans on making career money selling the product. I attended the party and of course was going to buy something to help her out. However, they had a great deal on their kit if you signed up to be a consultant. What I wanted to buy cost 100 the kit cost 62. Since it will help her out by now having “team members” and I will get 50% off everything I order with no real obligations other than having to make one $200 order in the next year I thought why not. It is a good product and I do need to start taking better care of my skin, so I think it will be a good fit for me.  Don’t worry this is NOT going to become a makeup blog now....I just thought I would share that funny news with everyone.

I also gave the non quilt baby gift to the mommy I blogged about before. Thank you to everyone that made me feel good for not wanting to make a quilt. My gift wasn’t even wanted, although taken. So I am very happy that I didn’t put my heart into a quilt that would have gotten that same response!

Have a great day

Friday, 27 April 2012

Sun where are you!?

Well on my Tuesday post I talked about how nice the weather was and in doing so I have jinxed the weather and made it overcast gloomy and all together yucky...yep all my fault.....Sorry to all of you experiencing the same weather....LOL

Oh well that means it is a perfect day to get things done around the house. That is what I am going to have to keep telling myself as I sit here at the laptop doing nothing...LOL

I still have quite a bit of sewing to get done and mailed out ASAP and the house does need a good cleaning so we shall see which wins out in the end. Wish me and my willpower luck!

I would like to take the time today to say a few thank-yous.

First I would like to thank Sue from http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/
I won her St.Patty’s day blog hop prize. Two AMAZING Pezzy Charm packs. THANK YOU. I have a few  SO MANY ideas of what I would like to use them for.


I would also like to thank Barbara from http://catpatches.blogspot.ca/
I won her Fun Fact Friday Freebie a few weeks ago and my lovely FQ arrive today. This fabric is too darn cute!


Also a big thank you goes out to Madame Samm from SewIQuiltnow for putting together the Table topper Blog Hop. I had so much fun taking part and seeing what everyone else created too. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and took the time to leave a comment and a special thank you to my new followers J

As you may have noticed I have already signed up for the next blog hop. This time hosted by Jane from Jane’s Fabrics. The theme is Red, White and Blue and the hop begins on Canada Day....July 1st.  So my square may be RED, WHITE AND blue backing... ;) But we shall see what I can come up with!


Okay an hour later and at least I can cross blog post off my list.....lol

Have a great day

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wip 25/03/2012


I haven’t done a WIP report in a few weeks and I hate to admit that I haven’t gotten much done. I am going to change things up a little for this WIP post. I am going to put things into groups of DONE, NEED TO GET DONE and NO PROGRESS
Right Click to Save Image WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Today I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.

My april to do list

Done

We Bee Learning group two block for Jody- Wonky log cabin. Done and ready to get mailed tomorrow

Bee Creative 2012 block for Brandie- Wonky # sign done and mailed

Wonky Bee block for Leah- for this one we were to make 1 large square, 2 little squares and then help her out with a scrap project. I have spent a good part of yesterday and today crying over this block, because I am an Idiot!! For the large block I cut everything out started sewing everything together except for the last 3.5x12.5 strip...lunch was burning so I ran to save it and forgot about the sewing. Fast forward to later in the day when I then started in on the small squares and the scrap project. When I was cutting the scrap project I thought hey there is an extra 12.5 strip what the heck.......I finished all the little squares for the scrap project and got ready to take a pic of everything. I then saw that I didn’t finish the large square.........and guess what I couldn’t find that extra strip.............BECAUSE I CUT IT UP INTO SMALLER PIECES FOR THE SCRAP PROJECT!!!!!!!! So now I have to send an incomplete square back to Leah. I really hope that she has an extra piece of that fabric to finish the square. It just makes me sick that I was so stupid!


Blog hop mini- You can check out my post for the hop here

St. Patrick’s Day Mini- Read more on it Here

Easter mini- Read more on it Here

Need to get done ASAP
We Bee Learning group one block for Jane- Whirly giggle. I think I am going to do mine in pink
International Stashers block for Amy- Octagonal Orb for Amy in white, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, purple, pink
Christmas QAL 2012- I was away when the unit C instructions came out so I need to catch up on that

No Progress
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
Log cabin- put on binding
Log Cabin Christmas quilt – sandwich and quilt
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks 5, 7,8,9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
We bee Learning group 2 quilt- I am suck on sashing or no sashing now...lol
2011 BOM- Since it is 2012 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. I have Jan, Feb., March done. I just finished April and I am working on May.
Halloween Wall Hanging- this was a kit so everything is ready to be to start cutting and sewing

So there you go what is what I have and haven’t been up to. I am going to take a few deep breaths and go back to the sewing room. I am going to try and not be an idiot today!

Take Care

TTBH day eight is just great!






Today is day eight of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration as well as for a chance to win some lovely prizes



Wednesday April 25th 



Thank you Madame Samm's For a great blog hop! I had a lot of fun and I hope everyone else did too!



Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Trying


What am I trying to do you may ask yourself........well I am trying to get back into the swing of things and failing...LOL Oh well I just have to get my butt into gear and once I actually start doing something instead of stressing out making lists and not getting anything done I think I will find that there is not a lot that needs to get done....if that makes sense that is...

It is finally starting to feel like spring here with temperatures hitting 25C yesterday! For those of you not from Saskatchewan we usually only hit numbers like that in the summer so it was a nice break. The crazy weather people are still calling for low temps and maybe even snow next week so we better enjoy the warm weather while we can.

The grass is starting to turn green and I should be able to go out and mow it in a few days. I LOVE MOWING the lawn so I am very excited about this...LOL

The tulips are just starting to form and should be blooming in another week or two

The stupid dandelions are up already....this one was killed after the picture...LOL

The garden is still a bit wet, but the weeds are starting to grow so we and by we I mean Mr.P are going to have to till it up soon.

I don’t have much to report on my poor little seedlings. I haven’t killed them, however they went over to my MIL during our vacation and Mr. Pickles thinks they should stay there. He doesn’t seem to understand that they are my seedlings and I want to grow them. So we shall see how that turns out.

Take care

TTBH day seven is like heaven






Today is day seven of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration 



Tuesday  April 24th

Syd 



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Monday, 23 April 2012

TTBH day six is your quilting fix






Today is day six of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration. 



Monday April 23rd

Patty D


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Sunday, 22 April 2012

I'm Back

If any if you were thinking that I was a little quite over here this week it, it because I ended up getting a horrible cold and we went on a little vacation at the same time...LOL Gesh you think the cold could have waited hey..oh well. I tried skimming through blogs, but I wasn't up to commenting on most of them. So now I shall try to do a little catch up.

For all of you you stopped by for my day of the Table Topper Blog hop. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am behind on commenting back, but I should be able to get around to that today.

Take care

Friday, 20 April 2012

TTBH day five is so alive






Today is day Five of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration 



Friday April 20th 



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Thursday, 19 April 2012

TTBH day four has so much more






Today is day four of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration 



Thursday April 19th

Patty D


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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

TTBH day three is for me



Today is day three of the Table Topper Blog hop!

It is also my day to showcase what I made!





Welcome to day three of the table topper blog hop. To those of you unfamiliar with what this blog hop is all about let me tell you. Madame Samm over at sewiquilt.com came up with the great idea to have a blog hop where we showcase a mini quilt in whatever them we wanted. The only rule was that you had to showcase your mini quilt on a 12 x 14 table top quilt frame.

 I took part in her Ghastliesblog hop back in November and had so much fun that I just had to be part of this one too. So I bought my frame after Christmas and got to work. I decided that I was going to try and make a mini every month that showcased something about that month.

For those of you familiar with my blog you may recall my heart for February. This was my first attempt at making something to fit a frame. I sat down and drew out what I wanted to make and then tried to find the right size to make my HST’s. It took a couple of tries, but I think it worked out in the end.


My second mini was a shamrock for March. When I posted about it back in March I had just learnt to do appliqué the night before, but was still too afraid to try machine stitching it so this was as far as it got. The pattern came out of my head and it kind of ended up looking a bit like a broccoli!


However, with a little cold medication (I did have a cold at the time. I am not trying to use quilting enhancing drugs....lol) and motivation I tried machine stitching for the second time, first time ever on curves and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I think it really takes my broccoli to the shamrock level...LOL



I did make a couple of minis for the hop that I haven’t posted about yet. 

Since Easter fell in the month of April I made a little Easter Cross. It was pretty simple to draw this idea out and cut it out. I think this may have been the quickest project I have ever made. For some reason this one is sitting a little wonky, but I didn't take another picture before I gave it away


For May I wanted to make something with flowers. I drew up a few things, but didn’t quite know how to turn it into something. Then I had a brilliant idea! For group 2 of the We Bee Learning Bee our March hostess Tara asked us to make her a Starflower block using the wonderful tutorial over at Ellison Lane Quilts. With this tutorial you end up getting two blocks. I sent one to Tara and figured I would turn the other into a Mini.


It just screams SPRING to me and if sure to help brighten up the house.

I am totally stumped on what to make for June though so this is where my monthly Mini’s will stop for today.

Thank you to Madame Samm for hosting this lovely blog hop and helping to inspire me to make so many fun projects!  

And

Thank YOU so much for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you enjoyed my blog and I hope you continue on with us for the next 5 days in the blog hop!




Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration. And make sure to check out Madame Sams site on the last day of the hop for some pretty cool prizes! 



Wednesday April 18th


Mrs Pickles This is me!


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TTBH- Day two is for you






Today is day two of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration as well as for a chance to win some lovely prizes


Tuesday April 17th



Remember to check out Madame Samm's site  for  the full blog hop schedule

I will be posting on the 18th


Monday, 16 April 2012

TTBH- day one is Fun







Today is day one of the Table Topper Blog hop!
Make sure you check out the lovely blogs below for some great inspiration as well as for a chance to win some lovely prizes



Monday April 16th



Remember to check out Madame Samm's site daily for prize winners as well as the full blog hop schedule

I will be posting on the 18th



Sunday, 15 April 2012



Tomorrow is the start of the Table Topper Blog Hop!
Check out the schedule below
I will be revealing my projects on Wednesday April 18th




Table Topper Blog HOP Schedule

Monday April 16th


Tuesday April 17th


Wednesday April 18th


Thursday April 19th

Patty D

Friday April 20th 



Monday April 23rd

Patty D


Tuesday  April 24th
Syd 

Wednesday April 25th