Friday, May 30, 2008

1 Week old

This top photo is of the only female in the litter. Boy ain't she pretty :)

This little male is very handsome. I had thought about keeping him but I think I'm going to wait. I really want a tiny blue male and I already have 4 males as it stands now.

This little male is just darling, he doesn't fuss at all when held :) This one is Isis's favorite puppy from the litter.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A little more work

Well I managed to get a little bit more done on the Orphan Quilt. Phoenix is thrilled with how it's comming along.On this part I still need to add a button for the deer's eye. I am working on another section now, well I'm off to the sewing maching ya'll :)

Yet another Pincushion pattern :)

Oh my I saw these wonderful pincushion's over at Bari J Blog and fell right in love ! I have to try these out. Delwin is teasin' me saying that we need a whole room to display all of my pincushions LOL :) I hope to be able to next week give this pattern a go. It seems really clear and pretty simple . Ya'll can find the pattern here :

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finished Autograph Star

I really like how this turned out. It looks so much better in person. I am kicking myself in the behind for not having bought more of this fabric. I had only bought 1/4 yard of it at the time, back in '06 I think, at the time I wasn't really sure if I would use a whole bunch of it or not. If I'm lucky I'll be able to get a couple more blocks out of this fabric for my BOW.

BOW Block 2

Well it is time for block #2 of my Block of the Week. I just love this next block ! It is called Autograph Star, one day I would like to make a whole quilt from this pattern. I hope to be able to post a pic of my finished block later on today :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Do you like mini blocks?

This quilt kinda reminds me of the Dear Jane Quilt but better yet this quilt has free patterns to it. While browsing the net today I found this pattern over at Sentimental Stitches and my poor printer will be smoking tommorow as I plan to print out all of the patterns. I thought this would be a good quilt to practice my hand sewing on. The blocks are 4 inches ( finished size ). I plan on going to WalMart this weekend to pick up some fabric for it - yes I Have to shop WalMart can't afford the 9.00 + at the local quilt store on my limited budget. Here is the link :

1874 Antique CQ

Sorry about the grapic heavy post but ther is just so much to show in this crazy quilt ! It is dated 1874 and is made by a Mrs. G.O. Brown. It must have taken this lady years to do all of the embroidery on this quilt, it's just amazing !! I know this quilt inspires me and I hope that it also inspires those of you who read my blog , thanks to everyone who has stopped by :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Chinese Coins

In a effort to reduce my pile of fabric I am cutting peices for a Chinese Coins quilt. I will start this quilt sometime this upcomming Fall ( if I get a chance with classes and all ) . Hubby has been complaining about the growing piles of fabric around the house so I promised him that I wouldn't buy anymore and would make a huge effort to turn the piles of fabric into quilts.My goal is to make each one of the children & hubby a quilt for christmas. I hope that I will be able to as that will make hubby very happy and get him off of my tail about all of the fabric about the house LOL :)

The Babies

Ain't they just way to cute !! I docked their tails yesterday afternoon though this pic was taken before I had done that. I will post separate photo's of them in a couple of day :) I am really liking that black tux male and I may end up keeping him. I just know he is going to end up tiny like Ginger - in the 3 to 4 pound range. I would love to keep him to breed to Tinkerbell ! I guess I will wait and see, I know Delwin will flip if I keep another male.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stash Busting Report + Puppies

I got quite a bit done this week ! I started on the orphan block quilt to try to reduce some of those blocks. I also started on that old bag of blocks ( still can't find the name of them but I'm thinking they are a bowtie varation of some sort ) . And I got a couple more blocks quilted on the Sampler quilt, plus I finished my Block of the Week block.
For this upcomming week there are a few things that I would like to get done.
1. Of course the Block of the Week block
2. Finish quilting Isis's Grandmother's Fan quilt.
3. Sew up all the ornies for the ornie exchange
4. Quilt 2 more blocks of the Sampler quilt.
5. Add a couple of more rows to the Bowtie quilt.
6. Do a little bit more on the orphan quilt

I hope I will be able to get to everything on this list ! It seems like a huge list to me but if I peck at it every day I should be able to do it. On another note Voilet had 3 of the cutest babies Friday night. She had a black tux male, a black tri male and a black tri female. I had put her with Junior this time but I won't be doing that again, next time I breed her I will be mating her to Rocky ( Robert Graham's dog ) . I will post the pic of the babies tomorrow after work.

Orphan Quilt Blocks

I was hunting around in my craft closet again today and found a large tub of orphan blocks. These blocks are leftovers from past quilts and stuff I just wanted to try out. My oldest son Phoenix has already laid claim to it when it is finished. I told him that I *might* be able to have it done by his B-day in September but I make no promises.

Rolling Stone

This is an Antique Quilt from the 1880's. The pattern is called Rolling Stone. If I can find this pattern I may feature it in my BOW, what do ya'll think ? I just love this block.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another one for my quilting freinds

I have always loved the New York Beauty Pattern and this is an awesome example of this type of quilt. And better yet this one has a free pattern to go along with it ;0)
You can find the pattern here :

New Swap

There is a new Swap over at the Stitchin Fingers Forum. It's for crazy quilted ornies. Looks like it will be a whole bunch of fun! I am going to stitch up my blanks today and get a little bit of the embroidery done while I am taking Cheyenne to one of her freinds B-day parties. Won't you come play with us ? I will post pic of my progress tonight :) If you need the addy to Stitchin Fingers click on the tag Stitchin Fingers in my side bar. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Blogger Don't Like Me

Blogger really doesn't like me tonight. I was trying to post a pic of my finished Bear Tracks block but I keep on getting an error message :( Keep an eye on this post as I'll update it with a pic as soon as blogger lets me!
** Edit ***
Well Blogger has decided to play nice again. It has taken me around 2 hours of some not so nice words at Blogger to get it to let me upload my photo. If anyone decides to stitch along with me please leave a comment + link so I can see your block :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A side note

As a side note to the Bear Tracks blocks. While I was piecing this pattern I found a nice hassle free way to do the 1/2 square triangle in this block. Take your print fabric and layer it with your background fabric ( right side facing each other ) draw a line from corner to corner on the diagonal and then stitch 1/4 seam on either side of your drawn line. Cut apart on your drawn line & press open :) As soon as I get home from work I'll post a pic of my finished block.

Another Start

Well I was going through my craft closet last night looking for a pattern ( never did find that darn pattern ) but anyways, I found a bag of blocks. I got this bag from a very old client of mine who has since past away. I figured that I would set them. I have no idea to the age of the blocks and the lady that I recived them from said that she has peiced them in either the late 50's or early 60's . I wish that I knew what the pattern name of these blocks are. Does anyone know out there in blogland ? I have added a close up of the blocks so ya'll might have a better idea. It may take awhile to get this top finished as I have to square up all of these blocks and I am overloaded with other projects.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Well the surprise that I was talking about a couple of days ago is here :) I am going to hold a Block of the Week on my blog. I really need to reduce the amount of my fabric stash and I thought this would be a wonderful way to do it! I will only be using the fabrics from my stash ( though I reserve the right to buy yardage for borders and sashing LOL )
Here is the first block , it's called Bear Tracks :

I hope to have mine finished up and posted by sometime tomorrow . Please won't ya'll stitch along with me ?

The Mouse :)

Well here is one of the little mice that I made, Cheyenne has claimed one as her own and now wants me to teach her how to hand sew. I will start teaching her this weekend so of the basic blocks. I think that she will really like sewing by hand - the sewing maching kinda freaks her out LOL - she's seen me run my finger over !

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A purse to make

I have been thinking about making a crazy quilted pouch for awhile now but haven't been able to find a good pattern up until now. Today while surfing the web I ran across this simple little drawsting pouch that i think will work out just right. I found this pattern over at Happythings Blog and it gives the most wonderful step by step photo's. I know I'll need all of those photo's as I can quilt but I'm pretty much a disaster as trying to make anything else LOL :) You can find the pattern for the above purse here :
As soon as I get a couple of things out of the way I want to have a go at making one :) Please if you get a chance run by and check it out .

Lots of Eye Candy Here

While surfing the web this morning I came across a really neat site. It's a blog called Apple & Eve. It is Eva's blog and oh my the eye candy on it is amazing ! I have posted one example of her work ( hope that's O.K. Eva ) Please if you get a free minute go check out her site :) Here is a link :

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Surprise is comming :)

A huge surprise is comming for the readers of my blog ! Just picture me with a huge grin LOL ! I have been working on something very special . Keep a close eye on the blog over the next couple of day ;)

Another Freebie

This is for all those quilter's who read my blog :) I found this adorable pattern tonight while surfing. I may just have to try this one out - yes I know Easter has been here and gone - but it's never to early to start for next year :0) You can find this pattern at :

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wow !

Two post in one day, it's been awhile since I have been able to manage that :) Well I got alot done today - of the 20 blocks on my Sampler Quilt I was able to get 6 of them quilted. I hope to have this monkey off of my back by Monday or Tuesday. I was also able to get 2 more seams done on my Fall C.Q. , it felt good to get away from the sewing machine for a bit to do some hand stitching.
Over at Stitchin Fingers some of us ( me being one of those some ) have decided to revisit Sharon B's 100 stitches. I think that this will really inspire me to kick this Fall C.Q. in the butt and get it done. I have decided on a layout for my Fall quilt. I am going to do 20 blocks and then add a a red 2 inch border around that, after the red border I will add a 6 inch crazy quilted border followed by a 4 inch black border. This will give me a very nice sized wall hanging. Well almost 3 blocks done only 17 more to go LOL, I wonder how much I can get done before classes start up again this Fall? I am kinda dreading to see school start back in again, it takes everything I have to do school,work and the dogs. I really wish that there were more hours in one day :) However as for school I have some wonderful news, finial grades were posted yesterday, I have an A in both History and English. I am so happy, I was really having a hard time in English and was wondering if I was going to pass it but I did so I don't have to worry about having to retake the course.

Beads for Crazy Quilting

I have recently been asked where I buy my seed beads for my crazy quilts at. I buy them from a seller on Ebay. The seller is Barrel Of Beads and they carry any colour you could ever want and better yet they sell by the gram. A gram of seed beads works out to about 200 -250 beads. Plenty for about any project I do. Here is a link to their Ebay store -

I have finally found my camera :) Later on I will post pic's of the little mouse pincushions that I made the other day. Today I am going to try to finish quilting my sampler quilt and if there is enough time left over I would like to do a couple more seams on my Fall block. I have the little bear completed and I'll try to remember to post some photo's of him also.

Friday, May 16, 2008

How to Make a Tea Wallet

Isn't this the cutest little tea wallet ! I found this while blog hunting the other day, I ment to post about it sooner but have just been so darn busy. I just have to make one ! I found this over at Christy's Creations Blog. She gives the full directions, ( with step by step pic's even), for making this little wallet and also has a version to hold ID or credit card. I am going through my fabric at the moment. You can find the instructions here :

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Very Busy Day

Well I have had one heck of a day ! I made 3 of the little mouse pincushions , they work up so cute and are super quick. When I find my temporally misplaced ditial camera I will post some photo's of them. I also was digging around in the craft closet and pulled out 2 quilts that needed finishing. The 1st one is my Sampler quilt, I got quite a bit stitched on that. The second was a baby quilt that I started on almost 3 years ago, it just needs to be finished quilting and a binding, I didn't get at it today though. While I was quilting my Sampler quilt I remembered why I had stuck it into the craft closet to start with - I really hate quilting the tops. Now mind you I love to make the tops but as for finishing them I find all of the stop and go very tedious. I think the next top I make I'll just send off to be quilted LOL :)

A Mouse Pincushion

I found the pattern for the most adorable little mouse pincushions today while surfing. I always keep my eye out for interesting pincushion patterns as I am very fond of them :) I found these little guy's over at My Byrd House Blog. They look like they will be super quick and easy. I have to go to WalMart and get some felt before I can try them though. The pattern can be found here :

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bear Progress and a seam

I just couldn't help but to post a progress pic of my bear. He is very little, I'll post an exact measurement when I get him completed. I am stitching him with one strand of DMC. My camera was being a wee bit cranky when I took the photo of the seam. I just love these little flowers, they each have a size 11 purple bead in their center.

Stitchin Finger's

I just wanted to give ya'll a heads up - Sharon B of In A Minute Ago has started a new forum and it looks like it will be just loads of fun . You can find it at -

please go check it out and join in if you wish, it's free to join. I will be posting some update pic's of my Fall block 3 , either later on tonight or tomorrow sometime . I found the cutest little bear pattern and I'm in the process of finishing him off :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hanging out

We had the cutest little visitor last night. He hung around for about an hour or so before he hopped off to parts unknown. I was amazed that he let me get so close to him :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Another Fall Block

As promised here is block 3 of my Fall crazy quilt. I would love to find a beaver and a bear pattern to put on this crazy quilt, but so far no luck there :( I have added a few things to the previous two blocks and I'll post update pic's of them at some point this upcoming week. I still haven't decided what else I am going to embroider on this block, I'm thinking maybe a mushroom or some type of bird. If anyone knows of anywhere to find a good bear or beaver pattern please let me know :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ebay Win :)

I just won this book on Ebay tonight for a very cool 8.00 :) I want to add some SRE to my fall crazy quilt and I also have plans to do Isis a garden themed crazy quilt. Well I'm off to go hunt up some hand dyed ribbon now.

A bit of eye candy

I am cruising around ebay this evening as I can't sleep due to a very nasty double ear infection ( OUCH ! ). I came across this antique crazy quilt. It is from the 1820's/1830's. I love all the handstitched flowers on this. I need to do more things like this on my fall CQ I am working on. Right now I am working on block 3 of my Fall CQ , I really need to kick this project in the butt while I have summer break. I hope to at least finish 3 or 4 more blocks before college starts again in the fall. I will try to get photo's of the progress on the fall cq by Sunday or Monday.

Friday, May 9, 2008

More ATC's

Here are some more of Cheyenne's ATC's. These look so much better in person, my camera was being very cranky today :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Bunnies

I have been promising for awhile to post pic's of the bunnies. Well here they are :) From the top it's Lilly,Miss Fluffykins, Marshmellow, Fudge, and Bob. I can't wait untill they all get up to breeding age !