Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recent-ish projects

So, I guess you have to go into Picasa and delete some photos... and voile, more space!  Just doubles and silly ones, that weren't on the blog anyway.  We'll see how long this lasts.

Here are some of the projects I did but didn't take time to blog about.

The simple "squares" quilt I made about 12 years ago, was coming apart.  It had been tied with embroidery thread, so I took that all out and quilted it.  

I used the same batting (polyester, it's everyone's favorite "warm" blanket), but put a newer sheet on the back, and some binding from my "2 1/2 inch strips" tub.

The flannel sheets went back on the bed, so I decided it was time to use this blanket again, too.

And for the pretty quilt on top, I decided to take this off Etsy and use it for us!

Breanna finished up her flannel quilt, and we sent it off to the newest cousin, Elsie.

This quilt is going to be queen-size someday, but it's going to take awhile.  It's what gets called around here "the cinnamon roll quilt", made from all those little 1 1/2 inch strips.  I have quite a few more cut out, just need to sew them up.  (IE: get inspiration to work on something tedious).

This little pillow was in our room at the quilt retreat, great idea for using up blocks from old antique quilts that are falling apart!

This is a quilt that Becky made, I just did the quilting.

This picture cracks me up, I have such good little photo helpers! 

Another quilt I just did the quilting on, for Becky.

Andy found the tiny scissors and was salvaging one of the scraps that had a tractor on it. 

Pretty good for a 3YO.

This was what the scrap came from, random circle blocks for a boys quilt.

I did most of this quilt-top at last year's retreat, just needed to make 2 additional blocks and add some sashing.  The only things I purchased for this quilt was sashing, minky backing, and binding.  Twin size from scraps!

This was months ago, but I was flattered after the fair!

Comments on back.
And though I LOVE this quilt, it's folded in the linen closet.  I simply have too many quilts to use at once!  It's nice to pull them out when there's company, so I'll put up with the problem.

That's all for now; are you busy with life, or taking a little time to enjoy crafts?  I'm trying to balance the two.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Deals

Don't know about you, but I am not getting up early for sales tomorrow.

However, if YOU are one of those who is looking for a great deal; I am offering you 25% off your entire purchase, at my etsy shop!  Simply use code 2012BF25.

Have fun!  I am going to catch some much-needed zzzzzzz's.

Professional Pics

Wow, looks like my blog has been quit neglected lately!
I am torn because of "weirdo's" on the internet, and needing to protect my family.  I am also not a fan of blogs that you have to sign in to read, and they are not helpful for attempting to run a business.
I know there are some of you who only come here to see pics of my kids, and what's going on in our family- and I am sorry.  I will attempt to set up a private page for family photos, but from now on this blog will be for business purposes only, and of course- crafty ideas, and recipes.

As you can see, I've got a beautiful new banner for my blog, thanks to my friend Lorna Carman, of Lorna Carman Photography!  She recently did a photo shoot of my quilts to post on, and I absolutely love the results!  You'll notice the same banner is also now displayed on my Etsy page.

I also purchased hand-made labels from another shop on Etsy, and it's so much fun to be able to add them.

And I guess that's all for now, folks!  I wasn't able to finish uploading all the photos, because I've supposedly reached my quota of 1GB free for pictures.  Hmmm.... If you'd like to see more, check out the listings on my Etsy site: