Thursday, January 28, 2016

Snow

There was a little snow in my neck of the woods...
Blizzard 2016
This was Saturday before the plows

So what's a Quilting Nan to do?  Sew, and Embroider, with a dash of shoveling and carefully walking the dog.

Sparkling Vases
This was a block of the month from HGTV back in 2004!  I'm sure I must have started these blocks later in maybe 2005.  And it's been sitting in a box of UFO's (unfinished objects) for more then ten years!

Embroidery on Golf Towels 
10 Golf Towels needing a little embroidery, I haven't had these for long. (smile)  They will be finished today.

Yesterday was National Chocolate Cake Day, and since I hadn't been out of the house since last Thursday I had to go out and get me some!

KFC Chocolate Chocolate Chip
My day was complete!  

Happy sewing, Happy piecing.

Sheila



Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Motocycle Rider that Loved Football

A Motorcycle Rider that Loved Football

A Motorcycle Rider that Loved Football, that would be my big brother.  He loved all things sports (Football, Baseball (A die hard New York Yankees fan even though he grew up in Maryland), Hockey, Basketball), and his Honda Goldwing Touring Motorcycle.  He had lots of shirts, and miles riden on his Goldwing.  The most attendance at Rallys "Winterthings" Ocean City Maryland, "Wingdings", the most miles ridden, most chapter visit's.  You name it, they would say, "oh yeah, that was Ken".  He didn't miss a chance to ride his motocycle.  How I miss my big brother...
Shirts, most of them, and this is just the five main ones for the "five sibblings" quilts, are ready to be stitched into memorie quilts for me and my sisters, and brother.  I hope to do my dear brother proud...

Happy piceing, happy sewing,
Sheila

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Poison Bottles Block #5


Misty
http://www.mistycole.com

This is one of my talented friends, Misty Cole, and I'm blogging today to wish her much success in her new business "Pick Your Brain Designs".  A little late, because she opened her business back in October 2015.  She has been posting a free BOM each month, and having blogers blog about their assigned block each month. http://www.mistycole.com/block-of-the-month/  Here is where you can find out more.
Here are the bloggers so far:
1. Amalia over at Fun form A to Z http://funfromatoz.com/2015/10/15/tada-misty-cole-uncorks-a-new-adventure/
2. Mary over at Keep Me in Quilts http://keepmeinquilts.blogspot.com/2015/11/poison-bottles.html
3. http://mountaintrailquilttreasure.blogspot.com/2015/12/poison-bottles-what-interesting-subject.html?showComment=1450197348589#c8268994328211220386
4. Blogger will go live on January 15th so you'll need to head over to Misty's blog to see block #4.
5. I will be joining her to make her block of the month "Poison Bottles Block #5", and will post here on my blog my interpretations of her block next month.  I'm looking forward to the creative challenge.

Happy piecing, happy sew,
Sheila

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Finished and Mailed

Finally, I mailed these two quilts to Mary in Florida!  The quilts have been finished since November, but I wanted to use up all the fabric's I had so I made them each a pillowcase with their name embroidered on them.  I love the way they turned out, and I can't wait to hear what Mary thinks of them.
Anna and Elsa

Personalized Pillowcase

Olaf

Personalized Pillowcase
Now I can start working on some of my many UFO's.

Happy piecing, happy sewing.

Sheila

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Missing Retreat

In a past life I belonged to a "B" (a Quilting Bee").  We use to meet on the opposite Wednesday's of our quilt guild meetings.  Most of the member's moved away, and we just sort of fell apart.  Well fast forward to November 2015, and a retreat was planned.  I was invited to join in all the quilty fun, but life got in the way, and I wasn't abel to get myself together to join in on the fun with my B.  And then I went back to work at the LQS, and met with old friends who were planning on retreating this weekend.

A thoughtful gesture, for retreating fun.
I immediately jumped on the "retreat" bandwagon.  But then quickly realized that 1. My house is a wreck, and 2.  Thanksgiving is this coming this Thursday.  So needless to say I will not be retreating, and probably very little sewing will be going on around here.  (sad face)

Thank you for the invite, and thank you for the sweet gift's.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,
Sheila





Thursday, November 12, 2015

Satisfaction

Making fabric. Straight lines and angles.


Piecing scrapes, making blocks. 


Mindless sewing. 


Satisfaction.  


Stuffed Elephant for Mommy to be.  


Sunday drive with the top down?  Satisfaction...
 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Indian Summer

The weather in Maryland has been amazing!  This is making it a little very difficult to get down in the dungeon  to sew. Walking the dog, and spending time with my man (who is home after 45 days of working down in Florida).  Me and my Remy Girl, aka our pound puppy are both over the top happy to have him home.
Afternoon walks, the "pack" is together again.
Blue Skys, and Autumn.

Can't get enough of this
Weather forecast for this coming weekend includes a chance of rain.  Sew, theres always tomorrow!  

Happy Sewing, happy piecing,
Sheila


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