Monday, December 14, 2009

Dear Santa!!

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year,and Kimberly at Jolly Jabber said that this is the best way to get my letter to you and anyone else that would like to get me a gift for christmas that doesnt know what to get me, I have a couple ideas for me for christmas!!!
I didnt want to just put one thing in my list, I wanted to leave some options for you to pick the one or ones that you would like for me to have.

So my first one is...Glace Frosted Windowpanes Quilt Kit by
Brenda Riddle

and here is the link if you want to order it from The Fat Quarter Shop to make it easier on the elves!
The next one is a Birdie Fat Quarter Bundle Entire Collection by
Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

here is the link for your elves
and the last one is Ginger Blossom Fat Quarter Bundle by
Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller Fabrics

and Here is the link for this bundle
But if you cant get me any of those I will gladly take a gift certificate to any of the quilt shops around me!
Thank you Santa I know you will get me something good cause you know how good I have been this year!!! And I will even make homemade cookies for you just let me know what your favorite is and they will be ready with a big glass of milk!!!
Love Tammy

Monday, December 7, 2009

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Ok I am slowly working on getting into the christmas spirit. I accomplished half my goals for yesterday. I did get T's other snowman quilt done. and I finished my monthly mini quilt for my office.

I have plenty left to do. I loaded the neighbors quilt on the table last night and will get it quilted tonight. I am going to finish my table runner for my Sew Happy and the Strippers Table runner swap. I am sure it is going to be beautiful... So far its turning out pretty nice. I will post a pic once its finished.
Hunny and little man are down at the mining claim. They are talking about hoping on a friends boat and going hunting on Tuesday. would be nice to have some wild game in the freezer!
I have a couple more things to get done for my Secret Elf Swap and will get that out in the mail on the 10th... Wohoo!!!
I have my todo list and am hoping to get alot of that finished this week too. Big Boy called from Beluga last night and asked if I would make him a quilt for his bed out at the lodge so I am hoping to get something boyish wildernessy done for him for christmas too, any good ideas... I have a couple jelly rolls that I would like to use for it... Or mabey some flannel.
Post me some links of some ideas for a nice easy jelly roll quilt for my son and I am thinking I might turn this into a giveaway! I guess I will have to find something to give away first.. mabey a jelly roll or a honey bun!!!
I will draw a winner on Friday. you need to post to this post till friday to be entered.
Post me a link of a great idea for a jelly roll quilt for my son!

Monday, November 30, 2009

What's going on

Sorry for being out of the loop for a bit... I have been sewing alot and getting my quilting table back up and running.

After a month of sending things back and forth to PCQ and 2 new motherboards later my quilting table is finally back up and running... I am pretty excited, I got 2 quilts done this weekend, I will post pics of them tomorrow.

So what have I been up to while the table was down?
Well I got alot of quilt tops done, went on a couple retreats and hung out with my family and relaxed!
here are some pics.
This is a picture of the Trumpeter Swans outside our front room window where we stayed for our retreat in Cooper Landing,

This is the view from the front room window at the cabin in Cooper Landing.

Here is a small picture of the Figgy Pudding Quilt I got finished when I was down at the Saltwater Lodge in Seward

On my way home from the lodge I stopped at the Quilt shop in Cooper Landing and picked up this kit and got it finished. I love the colors, It turned out great!

And I finished all the hand applique on the Blooms for Annebelle Quilt

While down at the Saltwater Lodge our sewing group "The Strippers" got this kit from the "Sew Happy's" group. I love it so much and I got it all put together in a matter of hours... very easy and very nice, it will go perfect in my house.

So as I was saying above a group of us stayed in a cabin in Cooper Landing and went to a Mystery Class put on by Bearly Threaded Quilt shop This is the quilt I finished that weekend. It was easy nice and alot of great food. We sewed at the local school in their big gym. will post more pics of this excursion soon. We are planning on going back down there in December for a UFO Weekend.

I am working on getting into the christmas spirit, I made a tree skirt at a class down in seward. I just need to quilt it so it can go under the tree, I will try to post pics of that tomorrow too.
Happy Sewing All!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Weekend and Upcoming Week

This last weekend was spent out at the Cottage in Lowell Point. Kathleen the owner of Saltwater Lodge is doing a quilting retreat out there and as some of her friends we are going out a little early to retreat a little more. I have been out there since Friday night I had to come back Monday night so I could do Payroll at work then Its back on the road to go back down to the cottage... It has been beautiful, We have had a baby Stellar Jay visit us

And right out back we had 2 Eagles sitting in the tree above us. Hope you can see them in the pic, They are there up by the top on the right of the pic.

This is the view from our front deck. That is the Saltwater Lodge right across the street, We go over there in the mornings for a wonderful breakfast and to watch the otters and other sealife, The beach is right in front of the Lodge

This is our sewing machines all set up Mom is over there sewing in the pic. its a wonderful peaceful place to relax and sew and that is where I will be till next Sunday. If you need me please leave a message I will have my laptop so I hope to post some about the quilting retreat while I am out there.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let them eat cake Deliciousness!!!

I got my bag yesterday in the mail.... I am so excited it turned out so nice and I love all the goodies that Judy sent with it...

Thank you so much Judy I LOVE IT!!!
here are some pics

I am working on a design today. its somewhat of a surprise but check back often as soon as I get it all drawn out and a sample made I will post the pattern on here for you to have.
Happy Sewing

Friday, August 14, 2009

Its berry time!

I spent last week canning Blackberry and Raspberry Jam!!!

I had to make some fresh bread to go with it and try it all out... Yummy!!!

I picked up Drama Queen from the airport yesterday, She spent the whole summer at her grandparents house in Maine, I know she is glad to be home but misses them too.
So we are going to venture out to the mining claim this weekend and find a little gold and relax a little too. I am bringing this to work on....

My Vintage Christmas block 1 by Bunny Hill and my Tail Feathers by Cinderberry
I hope to have both block 1's done this weekend.
Happy Sewing Everyone!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Socks I am knitting!

Judy over at Patchwork Times is having a sock yarn giveaway So I am showing off my socks in progress...
this one is going to be a pair for my mom.. she picked out the yarn and its not really what I knit with but she liked it so I am making them for her. The yarn is toufotsie and its coming together pretty fast. I just turned the heel so no more pics of it yet but hopefully I can get them done soon.
I started 2 new BOM programs the other day... The first one is the Vintage Christmas by bunny hill designs Ordered thru The Fat Quarter Shop I am very impressed with this, I recieved the first month block on Monday and its been so easy to applique together.
The Second BOM program that I am doing is by Cinderberry Stitches Tail Feathers Thru Treasured Threads, not so much impressed with this... I love the pattern and Cant wait to make it but I figured when you pay to do a Block of the month they send you the fabric and such to do it. Well I guess I read something wrong there cause all I got was the pattern so after work tonight I will go and hunt down the supplies to make this cute quilt too. I will not let that discourage me.
Well enough of that rant. I am going to do some work and then work on my applique

So go check out Judy's blog and enter to win the wonderful Red Sock yarn that she has posted

Happy Knitting and Sewing

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What I am working on

Well I am going to try to blog more then I have been but I decided tuesday night to step out of my box and make a coin quilt with colors that I like but not really that I would normally use... So I pulled out a jelly roll and started sewing. I think i am about 3/4 of the way done now and its looking pretty cool so far. What do you think......
I have also joined a couple BOM's I am really excited about them one is the Vintage Christmas from Bunny Hill and the other one is Tail Feathers from Cinderberry Stitches
These are both beautiful quilts and I really excited to make them.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whats Going On!

Well I am back from my trip out to Fox Island, It was beautiful even though it was sprinkling all weekend. We saw this cute little Sea Otter on our way out to the island.

This is the view of the beach our cabin was tucked into the woods right off the beach. very peaceful and relaxing.

This was the little man mom built on the beach after our wonderful dinner I will tell you about.

So here is the whole fox island story.... We got on the boat at 11am and traveled out to the island which is about an hour ride on the boat. We went in and had a yummy prime rib and crab legs lunch, then I walked around on the beach for a bit. The people that were not staying the night got back on the boat and continued their tour of resurection bay while mom and I and 5 other groups stayed on the island. Mom had to work in the gift shop for a while so I walked along the beach for a bit then went to our cabin and knitted for a bit. Then we all met up for a wonderful 5 star dinner. Our Chef made us a yummy horsradish,panko crusted Halibut that was so yummy and when it was time for desert I was shocked to see he had made me a special treat. My mom let him know I was allergic to Chocolate so when they brought out the Chocolate Moouse they brought me a yummy Creme Brulle. The wine was great and so was the breakfast that they made us the next morning... The rest of the group caught the boat and went on a long glacier cruise and mom and I caught the shuttle back to Seward. We went to the local quilt shop and then I headed out to the mining claim for the night....When I got home sunday I finished the Blooms for Annebell top and now I am working on the applique part of it and put on the borders then it will be ready for quilting.. here is the pic of my progress

I was pretty tired when I got off work last night so I didnt work on the applique. I figured if I sat there and did hand work I would fall asleep so I started my version of a coin quilt. I am about 3/4 finished with it already. I will post pics of it tomorrow. I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend. It seems all I have been doing for the past month is driving everywhere and I am ready to just relax.
So What are you up to!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I got a mini Quilt and I love it!!!

I participate in the Spring Blooms mini quilt swap. I mailed mine out on tuesday and I think my partner will get it today. I got mine on Tuesday and havent either had a camera with me or a card reader to upload the pics. Well I finally do.. Here is my beautiful mini quilt

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Im here somewhere really!!

Ok so have been a little busy and have been away pretty much every weekend since summer hit... i finished my spring bloomin mini quilt and got that in the mail... I also recieved mine but forgot to take pics. I will do that tomorrow when i go to work. I hung it up in my office... here are the pics of the one I sent.
Here is the front.I quilted it first and then painted it.

Here is the back of the quilt

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

To Do for the week

Well the 12 yr old dramaqueen caught a plane and flew off to Maine for the summer to visit her grandparents. I know she was excited to go and I will really miss having her around, I have a big list of things I need to get done before she gets home in august so its going to be a busy busy summer.

to start I am getting my list together for things I would like to get accomplished this week before hunny gets home on tuesday...

*make and quilt totem pole quilt(cutting out the applique tonight)
*load and quilt bears quilt
*load and quilt squares quilt
*work on bay windows quilt
if there is time
*load and quilt T's Snowman quilt
*load and quilt T's bright quilt
I think i should have enough time to get all this done and hopefully get the house deep cleaned, I am going to focus on one room a day that way I have time to sew too.
I got the entry way and stairs all done today. I really feel like I have accomplished so much already.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Long weekend accomplishments

Wow it has been a wonderful long weekend, the weather has been nice and hot for Alaska, around 70-75 degrees during the day we are up to over 18 hours of sunlight so it really makes the days longer which means I get more done and less sleep..
I did get 4 quilts finished this weekend the 2 teapot quilts of Ann's(sorry forgot to get pics of those but they turned out so nice) and then the buggy barn squares of Ann's

Here is a closer view of the quilting

Once that one was finished I loaded the Apple quilt of T's I love the apple design that i put on it.

Here is another pic of the apple quilt and the quilting

Here is the project on my design wall(well not yet on the design wall but getting close to laying it out and sewing it together, Judy is doing a "whats on your design wall" thing on her blog and I have decided to participate in this in hopes that it will help me get some of my UFO's accomplished I know I have alot of them and I have also decided that I am not buying any more projects till I finish some of them that are in the works... (hehe lets see how well that
This is the start of my Basket Case quilt, I am using the Fig and Plum jelly rolls in this one and love the colors. I am hoping to be able to post the finished top by next monday..

Here is more progress of the Basket case quilt

And since I feel I have accomplished so much for clients this weekend I decided to devote today to ME!!! So I am working on my Basket Case quilt top and quilting my 2009 Homer Retreat Mystery Quilt
Here is the quilt

Here is the quilting on it.Sorry for the dark pics

Well back to sewing and Quilting for me.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My plans on this long weekend

So I have been so busy there has not been much time to post or sew... Last weekend I was invited back to the lodge to sew for another weekend with the mom's but life happens, I was at my hunny's house which is a couple miles away from my parents house visiting and I got the call from mom... Seems my nephew was injured in a soccer game and we needed to head up to anchorage where he would be placed in the ICU!!! So after the 1 - 1/2 hour drive down to my parents place I had to do the same drive back up to my place to the hospital... So no sewing weekend. I finally got them all back home and comfortable on Tuesday... I have spent the week working on the teapot quilts for Ann, I will have the last one finished tonight and hopefully tomorrow I can hit the road back down to the lodge in seward again.. I am really looking forward to the long weekend of me sewing and relaxing.

Ohhh big buisness works going on soon too. I will update you once its all ready to go live.

I have some ideas and plans for the spring blooms swap that I am apart of... I figured that it really needs to have an alaska theme to is since it is coming from alaska and the quilt shops just started carrying the wonderfull fireweed fabric so thats my start and my inspiration for this one. I will have the top done hopefully this weekend and get it quilted during the next week... Im pretty excited and hope my swap partner likes it too.

Happy Quilting

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wonderful Weekend and more to come

Well we had the most wonderful weekend with our mothers... We did a mystery quilt class for them and when it was time to show the quilts they were given to our mothers as their gifts. They were very shocked and excited. On sunday I left the retreat and headed back to anchorage, on my way I stopped out at my hunny's where we had a bbq with his mother and some friends. When I got home Allie had cleaned the whole house. It was so wonderfull!!! Cant wait to spend some more time with my hunny.

I will be heading down there again this coming up weekend
Tonight I am going to relax and recouperate on the couch a little and also try and get a quilt loaded onto the table tonight.

Happy quilting

Friday, May 1, 2009

What am I Quilting Today?

Well I loaded Julie's Quilt on the table last night and decided to get sewing on it tonight. I am making pretty good progress I think it will be done Saturday Afternoon. Here are a couple pics of the blocks so far...
This is a pic of one of the edge blocks

Here is a pic of one of the Squares.

The next row of blocks that I quilt tomorrow will be solid black blocks like the edges so the quilting should really stand out on those. I am really liking how the quilting is going on this so far.

Happy Quilting

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Quilt done!!

So after a nice relaxing weekend out at K and G's house in Willow. I got home and got back to work after a day with a migrane. But I did finish a couple things...
K and I finished 2 quilt samples that will be shown as a mystery for our upcoming retreat with the Mom's and I also finished Allies quilt. I know its about time huh!!!
Here's the front!!

Here's the back

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

He's 18

Well reality has hit me hard today.. Didnt think that I really was that old but my son is 18 today. It has been some fun and challenging years but we did it!!! here are some pics of growing up along the way. Happy Birthday Son may all your dreams come true!!! I love you!!!