Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TADA ~ my yearly slideshow and wishing everyone a very happy new year

 thank you to all my quilting girls
 you, along with the HUGE world wide interweb
 inspire me every day
 and are the reason i am celebrating nine years of  loving my job !

i have been so busy with my family and home the last few weeks... but my year end inventory is done and the house is undecorated...i am looking forward to things winding down and having some everyday sewing time.

every year i say i am going to figure out how to make it simpler and more in the moment.
i have a few good ideas for 2015... mostly i need to forget "simple" cuz it never is and concentrate on that moment thing ~ cheers to that !

news flash... christmas 2015 we will have a seven month old baby boy in our family photo ~  looking forward to being a first time gramma and making a few baby quilts xoxo

 sooo very thankful for all my family, friends and quilting customers

 wishing you all a very very happy new  year !

 xo pam

Friday, December 19, 2014

six more sleeps

merry christmas

this is what the last week before christmas really looks like....

still going strong on these ~ EVERYONE gets a key fob this year! how to here

finished up this  riley blake cutie as a gift but i just might keep it xo

and i made twelve  easy hot pads using the bunnyhill winter wonderland panel and using a zigzag rotary blade to trim them
    just a bit more customer time in 2014...
    and then i hope to finish up a few more christmas projects over the holiday break~ happy friday xo

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

enjoying the season

i LOVE the little things ~ i machine quilted this small wall hanging yesterday with the swirls and pebbles inspired by jenny and her AMAZING quilting ...the project was from my november featherweight class  riley blake lovey dovey pillow pattern

and i am making some easy peasy hot pads for the neighbours with the wonderland panel from keepsake cottage i have been loving my featherweight class there each month and joyce always has such cute projects organized xo

and my last few customer quilts of the year...christi's denyse schmidt done w loop the loop

and joyce's bunny hill ~ simple pleasures xo
  hope to finish up a few christmas crafts and the last of my shopping soon ...
  happy holidays xo pam

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

back to reality

had a great time rendezvousing with my sister's in surprise arizona at joyce and ron's xo

we got new hairdo's

picked fresh citrus on citrus during our morning walks

had beautiful morning sunrises from the guest wing xo

a scenic road trip to jerome with our road warrier, ron
squeezed in a bit of fabric shopping ~ i have a new love for cotton + steel

and a few beautiful sunsets ~ these were a few of my favorite things ...

back to reality made a bit easier with month eight from i heart liberty club @ duckadilly here to greet me on my arrival home xo

and i am back to work quilting ~  faith's sweet heart quilt that has been in the making for many years will be completed for her daughter at christmas...just one of many reasons  i LOVE my job ! quilted with cool beans xo
the yearly sewmamasew giveawayday is going strong right now...i didn't get organized to participate this year but i have been enjoying everyone else that did!
 happy tuesday xo pam

Monday, December 1, 2014

the quilts are done ... my bags are packed ...i am ready to go xo

 been busy getting organized for a little sister time in phoenix...and  just in time i finished up the 3 quilt tops that have been waiting patiently ....


susan's solids quilt finished up perfect w symmetry

love her pieced flannel back xo
and i finished up susan's french general triangle quilt w diamond back ~ love how easily it flows thru the blocks xo

and i am loving  joy's orange hourglass quilt with bellybop ~ it is such a fun and easy design 
with the minky on the back this will be  a super cuddly quilt xo

  i am heading to sunny warm phoenix tomorrow ...looking forward to spending time and appreciating  the love we three share for QUILTING .
 xoxox pam

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

twas the day before thanksgiving xo

made some fun key fob wristlets yesterday for my quilt group ... so fast and easy i was inspired here and ordered the hardware from  here

finished up kay's beautiful scrappy churndash variation late afternoon so these pics don't do it proper justice...
machine quilted w loop the loop ~  an absolute favorite of mine xo

it is a BEAUTY

and i love love love the backing xo

and just for fun and cuz i was inspired by bloomandblossom

and haha i have also wanted to do this on a pincushion ever since i saw this

also finished up this small custom for lindy this week using the  QCR sidekick ruler i am a lucky girl cuz jenny gave me a prototype to try out ~ I LOVE IT ~ it was such a great tool for the  curved ruler work  ~ it will be available very soon and i know it will be very successful xo
happy thanksgiving
feeling VERY thankful xo pam

Friday, November 21, 2014

a new car,a hockey game, some pumpkin goodness and customer time

SEW very happy ~ found this cute decal from lillybelledesigns  at keepsake cottage in bothell
traded my kia forte in for a vw tiguan

went to whl hockey game at comcast arena ~ everett's silvertips v kamloop's blazers... so fun... felt very canadian

baked and pureed  two heirloom pumpkins that isaac and ani grew...felt like a pumpkin factory in my kitchen, it made over 40 cups of awesomeness and i also made the best ever pumpkin lasagna with it [i couldn't find my exact recipe but if you add toasted walnuts and blue cheese to this one you will not be sorry] i soooo  highly recommend it if you have never made it  xo

susan's french general triangle quilt is done w diamond back ~ i love how easy it flows thru this quilt

patty's star quilt is done w all over star and loop ~ she made this special for her son in law who just became a us citizen xo
corey's awesome red, white and black quilt is done w tortoise shell spiral ~ so fun

lindy's HAPPY  blue and yellow triangle quilt is done w a variation from packer wave ~ i love how simple this is

and i am finishing another one of lindy's today w dizzy izzy

so i have been busy catching up in the sewing room with some very beautiful quilts...feeling lucky to have such a great job...hoping to stay on top of things this busy holiday find a bit of crafting time.
also not blogging so  much  cuz i have discovered instagram ~  a much better fit for me these days~ find me here if you like xo
happy friday xo pam

Saturday, November 8, 2014

rainbow quilt with briar rose

i finished up janet's sweet rainbow quilt done with briar rose  machine quilted w loop the loop

i am going to have a hard time giving this one up xo u can find this pattern here

i had this sweet bundle of fabric too....

i made this hst quilt and i love it xo
sweetest fabric ever

happy saturday xo pam

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

a grand finish with heather ross's macaroni love story xo

it is DONE

and i LOVE it ~ this quilt was in the making for a long time...i did one or two  improv blocks at a time until it grew into a special queen size quilt for our bed

i  added extra borders all around cuz i think this baby is going to shrink even more when i wash it xo

so perfect with this panto
the teeny tiny unplanned surprise bits are my favorites

i LOVE  heather ross...i bought her special fabric from spoonflower a few years ago   more about her here
everything about this quilt is subtle and calm  xo
  quilt facts
 pieced with  macaroni love story and marcus brothers organic cotton- canvas taupe
 finished at 100 x 108 with 416" of binding ~ more on the making here
 pieced improv style on a  12 1/2" grid with hexies , pixel heart , wonky churndash , pinwheels , log cabin , circus    block ,  hugs and kisses , applique and zigzags and so much MORE...
this is MY  all time favorite quilt i have ever made ~ mostly because i love sew love improv ...
xo pam
p.s. happy fall xo

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