Saturday, November 30, 2013

happy thanksgiving xo

celebrating thanksgiving american style and feeling so thankful for family and friends xo
loving our gurgle pot ~[it makes happy gurgle sounds when you pour] ~ we definitely drink more water and have a few more GIGGLES with dinner XO
           HAPPY LONG WEEKEND XO PAM

Monday, November 25, 2013

another quick and easy christmas craft xo

i was inspired by i'm feeling so crafty to make these miniature fridge magnets


i rescued these little paper pieced flowers from a giveaway stash a few years ago. ..
and they are absolutely perfect for this sweet little christmas craft
i made the first one today and got 7 more ready to go....they are so stinkin cute xo
 between sewing for customers, having plumbing problems[temporarily solved] and company coming for thanksgiving i am so happy to find a few minutes here and there to craft....and i so appreciate all the great ideas out there in wonderful blogland !! xo pam
 linking up to show and tell tuesday  with randi from ihaveto say xoxo

Friday, November 22, 2013

forever 21



i altered this cute forever 21 cloth bag with some fusible word fabric on the eyes, two great buttons and  a bit of stampingxo

i LOVE the tooth...livi is studying to be a dental hygienist xo
and i am filling it up with 21 little goodies for livi's 21 rst birthday...i LOVE  easy crafting xoxo
                    happy friday xo pam

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

stamping again xo



 this was a very plain set of dinner napkins...

until i got stamp happy....

i love these eyes

and my word bird is a favorite too

my stamp collection is mostly from michael's

 i use a fabric ink and set the ink with a dry iron a few hours later....

and i keep all my stamping supplies in this special box with this funny sticker from ani xo
                       happy wednesday xo pam

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

customer time xo


my quilting customers have been keeping me very busy....and i love  sharing  some of that wonderful goodness...

mary made this linen / blue quilt...

i love these fabrics together ~  the quilt design goes well and  i also love how beautiful the thread works with the linen...machine quilted with cool beans by apricot moon designs from digitech

occasionally my customers have me  do the binding on the long arm...it is so much easier than sewing it on your regular machine......my friend jenny shared this great binding tutorial awhile ago[thanks jenny]
i  so love pieced backs xo

mary also made this whole cloth quilt for her daughter meg ....
meg picked out two beautiful fabrics...a summer side and a winter side...if you look super close there are some sweet words in between the birds xo


i machine quilted it with loop the loop by barbara becker from digitech...
life is good...i love my job and feel so grateful to have a home business that is all about QUILTS!!

                                                            happy tuesday xo am

Sunday, November 17, 2013

sunday sewing

i cut this happy bunch of   2 1/2"strips and scraps a few years ago to make a fun christmas quilt but it somehow got put aside and forgotten ...

and  with christmas around the corner and a strong desire  to sew  something for me .... i happily brought it out again xo

i triple  LOVE LOVE LOVE  these fabrics

it makes me happy to put these favorites together ~ i love dots, stripes and  zigzags and this riley blake snowman fabric xo

still don't have a final plan ~ it is going to be great no  matter what  cuz these fabrics are awesome together...

and  it was just  FUN to play for a bit...
                               happy sunday xo pam

Monday, November 11, 2013

granny square LOVE


i rescued another unfinished crochet blanket at value village the other day xo


i spent last night watching downton abbey xo and  picking these sweet little colorful squares apart
and then today i had the best idea EVER....well i actually saw a crocheted beer sleeve in a portland shop when i was there for MQX  but i don't think it was recycled... [ remember susan?]

i pieced two squares together just on the sides to make a coffee/beer sleeve ...I AM IN LOVE

i am going to make MANY MORE for xmas. gifts...

i also plan on piecing some together to make a pretty bunting  xo for more crochet ideas than any one girl could possibly handle check out pinterest
       back to work now....lots of customer quilts calling my name ...but this was the PERFECT  little creative break ~ made me very happy xoxox pam

also linking up with show and tell tuesday w randi to share this super easy idea xo
and sew mama sew for handmade holidays
PS ~ AND check this out ~ stitch.craft.create  did a post on the top 25 US blogs...happy to say i know them ALL xo

poppy love


poppy love, originally uploaded by quilting square one.

remembering xo

Saturday, November 9, 2013

SO VERY GRATIFUL XO



i have so much to be grateful for....here's just a few of the wonderful things i appreciate xo

so thankful for LOTS of customer quilts ~ sheri's q done w yodel by apricot moon from digitech ~ perfect for this aboriginal fabric ~ i love the added kaffe in here xo

another quilt by sheri ~ love the roygbiv ~ done w avocado by anne bright [ got several new pantos from anne at MQX ] xo

sharon made this sweet strip q ~  quilted it w a simple free motion loop

this is also sharon's done w a simple chevron ~ i love the gray/ yellow combo ~ sharon makes several special quilts every year using her mom's fabric [ who passed away a few years ago] i LOVE that she has a mission to make a quilt for everyone in her family from her mom's large stash xo she takes regular classes with eva holen at LWC  ~ i LOVE this girl too ~ she is the best quilting teacher EVER xo

and i am currently quilting joni's quilt smart wedding ring  beauty for her daughter's wedding with a simple freemotion spiral and some in the ditch stitches...hope to finish this up on the weekend  xo

and a coffee/shopping date with my friend patty had a bonus vintage find at value village...our cat newman looks so handsome on his  new stool

a special gift for a special friend found here ~ made by this special girl xo

a fancy new phone that takes AMAZING photos xo

these shoes that were made for walking xo
and this afternoon walk with nick in one of my favorite old forest parks ~ st. edwards xo
                               i have an over abundance of customer quilts right now ~ i need to stay very FOCUSED and enjoy every stitch...cuz i am a very lucky girl and I LOVE MY JOB and my life  ~ happy saturday xo pam

Monday, November 4, 2013

orange you happy



this is a quilt i started back in 2010 ~ using a 6" pinwheel block

this fall my sister finished piecing them together[ in exchange for some quilting xo]
 yesterday i added the 6 "borders...with the 7 extra pinwheels that were left over plus a few 4 patch blocks for something a little different [ and because i was too lazy to make more pinwheels] it measures 66" x 78" now
ORANGE YOU HAPPY is definitely the name of this finish xo

i love how the assymetrical border makes it a bit odd...


and i am pretty excited about using this PERFECT extra wide 108" back [available in 8 fantastic colors] ~  found at pacific fabric


this is ORANGE CRUSH ~ the raffle quilt i made  for MS back in 2010 ~ b4 i started blogging so no posts ~ i used a 6" hour glass block and quilted it with spring fling by patricia ritter ~  it raised over $1000 dollars xoxo


i loved it so much i started the pinwheel orange for me but until recently it sat ....thank you susan for many hours of piecing xoxo
   looking forward to quilting it soon....xo happy monday xo pam
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