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