Wednesday, February 26, 2014

sewing retreat at the sewing basket / country inn ~ here we come

made time for a 10 minute pillowcase today in preparation for my weekend retreat...so funny because  i woke up from a pillowcase dream this morning xo
and i love the fabric i used on the edge xo
# ONE on my to finish list this weekend while at the sewing basket/country inn retreat

hope to make more progress on this long lost but i still LOVE it  project...

going to make one of these for the first time...

and carey has us organized to make this too xo

and this anna maria horner mother goose  is for sara...hope to finish it too xo

and if there is any time left over i will do a bit more HR  improv...

all packed up ~ looking forward to HOURS of sewing time for ME xo
don't be jealous [from napolean dynamite] ~ i will be sewing happily away for almost 4 days!!
 happy thursday xo pam

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

around here this week xo



accidently bought seven  [favorite number]  yards

of this awesome fabric while shopping at ikea....

omg i LOVE this fabric ....60"' wide too !!

and i am still deciding on a few things with my mini makeover...excited for this blue ice rug xo to arrive
celebrated this girls 26th birthday xo

finished up this sweet table runner for julie...quilting inspired by angela xo
got started on julie's beautiful red star quilt with anne bright's merrily heart

and had a very nice lunch with our number 3 son xo
and it is only wednesday ...xo pam

Monday, February 17, 2014

mini makeover in my sewing room



my sewing room got a mini makeover on the weekend....this is BEFORE

my special place was runneth over with creative MESS

so out with the large desk and in with my favorite chair...

got a little side tracked organizing my beautiful stash of kaffe

and putting all my books together...

and stopping for a little button play


and talking photos of my beautiful sewing things...

a little tidy up once and awhile gives me the false [but wonderful] feeling of control


xo

and i know tidy does not last long....

and i love  to make myself crazy taking photos...

this is AFTER ~ it is much tidier and prettier now...just one problem....my new brown rug from ikea will not be staying...i have decided blue will be a better fit ~ fingers crossed that my second choice is the right choice cuz it is on order from amazon xo

meanwhile i got julie's sweet quilt done today with belly bop by apricot moon....from digitech...i reordered it in a smaller 3" double scale and i LOVE it...and i love digitech ~ they provide wonderful service xo

and i love julie's riley blake elephants for the back too
happy monday xo pam

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

meanwhile back in my sewing room ~ mostly customer time xo



a jolie french general quilt made by elizabeth and machine quilted with one of my favorite pantos ~ all over hearts by keryn emmerson

finished with gramma and ava sewn into the bottom corner [ i love when a quilt has a secret ]

marcia's eye catching red/white and black wedding  quilt done with a simple meander xo

marcia's beautiful butterfly quilt done with anne bright's summer ~ perfect for this quilt

love how soft the colors are xo

and how pretty her pieced back is xo


and also marcia's ~ a sweet valentines quilt done with lovely by jodi beamish from willowleaf designs [love this surrounded by love from deb strain ]

currently on the long arm....julie's 4 square wedding  quilt ~ machine quilting it with wild at heart by jodi beamish from willowleaf studios xo
so nice to be back into a  sewing room  schedule  and have quite a few finishes ....I LOVE MY JOB  and feel so lucky to work with these beautiful quilts xo   happy wednesday xo pam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

getting closer to a FINISH on isaac and ani's quilt xo



woo hoo ~ i sewed the last of the triangles on the very last block yesterday....

72 scrappy foundation pieced diamonds with 2 triangles each...squared up into 36 ~ 13 3/4  inch blocks

[supposed to measure 14" but i always manage to mess that up a bit...no such thing as scant 1/4 inch for this girl ]

started this beauty back here just over a year ago...

i have 9 stars that need to all come together...

i pieced the first one...
there is a whole lot of bulk going on in the center back so i opened the seams and  used a whole lot of steam xo



this finished block measures 26" and it is so beautiful...8 more to go and then it is quilting time....usually i have a pretty good idea on HOW but not this time....xo
  happy tuesday xo pam  ~  linking up with randi @ i have to say ....show and tell tuesday

Sunday, February 9, 2014

#cantstopcrafting ~ mason jar tea cozy LOVE



just had to make one...


well actually i had to make 2...and then i added the ric rac too


another fast , fun and super cute craft...tutorial found here at moda bake shop from dana @ waterpenny
     i am busy working on isaac and ani's quilt plus customer quilts plus everyday stuff but i love taking small breaks from it all to do a little something new and crafty xo happy sunday xo pam
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