Monday, September 28, 2009

My trip to New York

I'm home from my trip to New York. I went to stay with Victoria and spend the weekend sewing. We had a fantastic time! Victoria is absolutely the "hostess with the mostess". So that being said I thought I'd share a few things about my friend that you may or may not know. First of all, she lives in a loft in New York City and it is incredible! Her husband, Micheal is also fabulous. He is very charming with a slight British accent and the man can tell a good story. They make a very cute couple. Victoria's daughter "B" is a great kid. She is smart, creative, interesting, beautiful and precocious, definitely her Momma's daughter.
And now for Victoria herself, she is tall, thin, and beautiful and as great as she looks on the outside she is even more fabulous on the inside. We had more fun than the law should allow. Andrea came over and we sewed and ate and chit-chatted and then we realized something was missing, shopping. So off we went to The City Quilter, where we each made a fabric purchase and then we went back to V's and sewed some more. (Definitely some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on.) And amid all this sewing we did manage tiny bit of sight seeing, (this was my first time in New York.) Here we are in Central Park. Don't we look like we're having fun?
Thank you again Victoria for a fabulous weekend. I'll see you in three weeks in Houston, my friend. Yipee!!!! Happy sewing!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tara's crooked little house

I'm packing my bags today, because tomorrow my machine and I are getting on an airplane and going to spend the weekend sewing with Victoria. I'm so excited my face hurts from smiling. We don't know what we are sewing but we are going to sew. Woo-hoo!!
I've had a lot of stuff to get done before this trip but I did manage to sew this cute little block for Tara. It is a little crooked house on a little crooked road. Hope you like it. It was alot of fun to make! So if you are looking for something fun to make try this little crooked house.
I gotta go finish packing. Happy sewing!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

More flying geese

My flying geese are quilted and bound and cute as all get out! The smaller one is for my girlfriend Kristee. We have been friends since before we could drive, over half our lives. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday, Kris. I luv ya more than my Bernina, my friend! So, if you have some scraps laying around and you want to make something quick and cute, sewing a bunch of flying geese and put them together. It is small enough that you can quilt it without having to worry about managing your bulk. And since I love a pieced back, of course I piece my backs (with scraps of course.) Happy sewing!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Itchy fingers and flying geese

Do you have fingers that are itching to sew but you don't have a specific project in mind? Try flying geese. All you need is a pile of scraps to start with. They cut very quickly and sew up lickety-split. Then the fun comes. The first one I like. The second needs more work. Still isn't there but I'm not done yet. It definitely has possibilities. Don't ya luv it when your project talks to you? I'm still having a conversation with this one. More to come on these geese. Happy sewing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Doll quilt ready to go

My Doll quilt is done and ready to be sent to its new home. I sure hope my swap partner likes it. I really tried to make something that was in line with her likes and still was very much me. I sure had a good time making it and it went together very easily. I pieced the back using some of the left-overs from making the top. I couldn't help myself, I had to make it a little funky. (I gotta be me, what can I say.)
And then last night after dinner was done I cut a few triangle, cause I have a "hankering" to make some flying geese. I'll have to see where this leads. I have no idea, but it sure is fun! Quilting makes my skirt fly up! Happy sewing!