Wednesday, November 30, 2011

happytown is all done

i played hooky from work for two whole days and it was so much fun....i plan on hanging this quilt in my dining room.....

decided on this perfect green stripe binding


two days of improv raw applique....such fun

hope to hand sew the binding and have this hanging by tomorrow ....

love using the selvages....this one is perfect...

the rick rack banner just might be my favorite part....
or is it the " wish it " ?

an almost full shot


oh canada

wish it dream it believe it

this one is all mine...and ready so early....last year i made happy town times two after xmas....xoxox pam

Monday, November 28, 2011

happy town times three

i made these fun quilts last christmas and gave them to my sisters....so now i am making one for me...for some dining room tis the season fun....

first i make a very big mess

i like to use scraps but i also cut way too many new strips

then i sew a bunch of random strips together
and then i just play and have fun

i never get tired of the possibilities

i love to use the fun selveges

i got the first row complete....

so cute...makes me happy happy
gotta have my canada flag....
hope to finish this up on the longarm tomorrow cuz i need to get back to working on the customer quilts....it was so fun to work on a little something for me...it's  really starting to feel like christmas!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

vintage apron fun

i wanted a fast and fun lovely handmade for my friend carrie's birthday so i decided on a quick and easy apron using a vintage pillowcase....

such an easy project....i cut off the pillowcase cuff and used it for the apron strings....folded the bottom of the pillow case up and stitched some pockets...

i found this old pillowcase at value village for 99 cents.....used the pretty pink rose trim i got  at the bloggers meet up / quilt market sslc 2011 and recycled the lemon dingleballs from my lemondrop costume 2010


fun and silly and a gift all at the same time...

loving this long weekend       xoxoxo          ~pam ~

Thursday, November 24, 2011

starting this thanksgiving day with the most delicious cinnamon buns....

i have been making these cinnamon buns for years ....they are so delicious and super easy to make....the recipe comes from jean pare's company's coming muffins and more....this is a great small rural alberta town success story.....read all about it here 

 

these are ready in a jiffy easy peasy no rise cinnamon buns
ooey gooey deliciousness

 Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls

2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup cold butter
Blend these ingredients together until crumbly, make well in center and add
1 cup cold milk. Mix dough, turn out of floured space and knead about 8-10 times.
Roll into 12" long recatangle about 1/3 inch thick.
Filling:
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins or currants if desired.
Mix together first 3 ingredients, place 1 tsp. of filling in bottom of each of the 12 well sprayed or greased muffin tins. Spread the remaining filling on the recangle of dough and roll as a jelly roll. Mark, then cut roll into 12 even rolls and place cut side down in the muffin tins. Bake 375° for 18-20 min.
When cooked, turn out on rack to cool. Yumm

next on the menu .... turkey with all the fixins of course.....  happy thanksgiving everyone !!!  ~pam ~ xoxoxoox

Monday, November 21, 2011

sunday chairs...

nick and i did a quick project together yesterday....he is the skilled perfectionist...i am the unskilled get it done quickly girl....but he compromised on this one for me..... and look how good they look.....xoxoxo

love this fabric...got it at pacific fabric on sale xoxo



i recovered these chairs by myself last time....much easier w a little help

it was a very quick project....

i especially appreciated his muscles here...
now that is everyday love.....xoxoxo happy monday to all ~ pam ~

Sunday, November 20, 2011

it is beginning to feel a bit like christmas

i know we have thanksgiving to really enjoy first but i am feeling the xmas spirit .....first of all i had some fun with this....

i machine quilted nancy's kate spain xmas quilt on friday

love all this blue and red xmas goodness

 she said it was a mystery bom and she could hardly wait for each month.... 

quilted with a new panto called snowflake and ribbon from urban elementz....love the way it flowed thru these blocks....
and then nick put up the lights early cuz he was up there cleaning leaves...the neighbors are jealous...

and i really start to feel a bit like xmas once the lights are on!!!!

and check this ever so tacky goodness out.... complete with lights and jingle bells....one dollar at a garage sale this past summer
 my friend loves xmas and she dreams of driving her own harley one day soon....
i plan on surprising her with this cutie....thinking night time....front step...ringing the doorbell and  running...going to be soooo funny xo

and this is my new special ornament for 2011...
 and i got the best news ever this week as well...the cyst on my ovary has gotten much smaller on its own...so that means no surgery for now....i will have another ultrasound in the new year and fingers crossed.... it will be completely gone by then....meanwhile i have been feeling so much better and i am so grateful for my wonderful life!!! nothing quite like an illness to make you appreciate all those little things!!!!!
happy weekend to all xoxox ~ pam ~

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

jenny's quick curve ruler and awesome patterns are coming soon....

jenny has been working sooo hard designing quilt patterns to go with her quick curve ruler ....i am sooo impressed by her quilting abilities ..she is a very talented girl!!!
sharon, kay and i were invited to test drive her ruler and patterns at the needle and i quilt shop in everett yesterday .... [shop owner geogria has an open sew day on tuesdays in her very large and awesome classroom] it was a fun morning with kindred quilters and i was happy / lucky to be included  ....

so just for starters jenny did a demo last saturday and now has her ruler 4 sale with a free table runner pattern at the needle and i
the possibilities are endless with this ruler and it makes curve piecing so easy peasy....
like i said...this is only for starters ...jenny is just getting warmed up....keep your eyes peeled  for MORE...lots more....

jenny and kay piecing a curve or two

rotary cutting made simple
sharon is working with very yummy colors

a perfect curve...

jenny is tweaking one of her patterns....
wishing jenny great success for all her hard work.....she has definitely earned it!!!  ~ pam ~ xoxoxo

Sunday, November 13, 2011

lucky girl....

i won this fabric from sarah @ swellcloth   she was one of the 15 generous sponsors on  amy's bloggers quilt festival
how lucky is that???  out of 617 entries i was randomly selected and this wonderful enchino collection designed by etsuko furuya is allll mine....and i looovvee it....

this arrived yesterday....it doesn't get any better than this,,,,fabric that i won special delivery....

i have always been partial to helicopters...

love everything about this fabric....

there are stripes and polka dots...

and i absolutely love the rich colors

doesn't matter how you look at this fabric...it is awesome

i will be looking for inspiration and using this fabric with LOVE
 thanks again to Sarah at swell cloth for this generous bundle and amy for organizing the quilt festival....xoxoox

happy sunday to all  ~ pam `

Monday, November 7, 2011

it is all about the gratitude right now......

i am definitely feeling better....i had the energy and the inspiration to finish up the quilt backing for my table scraps / quilt soup quilt top that i started FIVE years ago....i finally finished piecing the top  in the spring.....it has been a labor of LOVE..... i was stumped on how to quilt it plus i knew i wanted to do something special for the back....so it easily became the one that i set aside but now i am ready to tackle the quilting....

love how this all came together after sooooo long in the making......


i have had this great book since christmas......and it has taken me this long to dive in......check out tonya's blog...

had so much fun making this wonderful word....
now if only i knew how i want to quilt it????? help me !!!!!
i really enjoyed all the quilts at amy's quilt blogger's festival check it out if you havn't already ....i was one of the lucky  prize winners and  i am looking forward to some enchino fabric arriving in the mail soon xoxoxooxoxxo
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