Friday, June 29, 2007

Bee Hive Doll Quilt

Just a quick little note here. Here's my latest little doll quilt. I found the bee hive transfer in a box of old, old embroidery transfers. I have always loved bee hives and it just seemed to fit in this little quilt. I'm putting it up in the Etsy shop.

I will be working a trial next week so my computer time will be non-existent. I don't know if I can survive not looking at all the blogs every day and checking my email every 20 minutes (LOL), but I guess I have no choice -- I do have to work.

SOLD! Thank you very much!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Last Egyptian Block

Here's my last Egyptian block for our swap. It's now time to get these in the mail. Can't wait to see what I get back! (When I look at the picture, it's a little crooked -- the picture, not the block. Guess I was leaning a little sideways when I snapped the camera (LOL))

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More Egyptian Blocks

Remember the last post where I showed my first block and I said I wasn't too sure about it? After looking at it for a while, I decided to add some more to it. I didn't like the blank space above the lotus leaf. When you're in doubt if your block is finished, just add beads! I went a little crazy adding beads, but I like it a little better now.

I was on such a roll (ha!) that I worked on Block 2. This is the first time I've done all my blocks in similar fabrics and colors. Usually, every block I do is completely different from the others. But the Egyptian fabric is one I've had for a long, long time -- one of those fabrics that have never been cut -- and I decided it was time for it to come out of the closet and see the light of day.

The "eye" is stamped with Fabrico fabric ink. Once again, the lotus is on there. In the patch that has the stair steps, very, very faintly you can see a few heiroglyphics (hoped that's spelled right). And of course, lots of beads.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Walk Like An Egyptian

As some of you may know, I am one of the List Owners of CQForNewbies, a Yahoo group. Our latest swap is hosted by my partner in crime, JK (, who has a beautiful, beautiful blog.

Oh, the swap -- it's an Egyptian theme. Here's my first block. Not my favorite one and I may add more to it later, but for now it's up here for me to look at. I find it much easier to critique myself when the picture is on the blog then just staring at it on a table.
I did the palm tree on the right (my own drawing -- so be kind (g)), and the motif on the gold patch near the top center is a lotus leaf (again, be kind). The big piece of Egyptian temple fabric in the center of the block has lots of beads (may be hard to see in the photo) and several different seam treatments. Now on to blocks 2, 3 and 4.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

TV Trays -- Not Just For Eating

Bet you all thought TV trays were for eating off of. Not at my house. It seems the TV tray is the perfect height for Madeline to look out the windows and get her "nose work" in each morning. She is a very nosey little girl. Sometimes if there is a noise outside (car door, people talking), she'll run to the window and pull back the curtain and just stare. Reminds me of the stereotype of the "nosey old woman" that every neighborhood has.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Purple and Cream

As I was blog-hopping last week, I found people making the cutest little doll quilts. The site has an article on it, including photos of a wall of these cute little quilts. Since I love to hand quilt, but hate having big projects just laying around, I decided to jump on the doll quilt wagon.

I found a pack of purple and cream fat quarters at an antique store and they seemed to be perfect for a little quilt. Sliced, diced, sewed and in no time I had a little top all ready to hand quilt (my favorite part of the quilting process). That was so much fun that I've already got another one in progress.

I've put this one in my Etsy shop (the link is on the side bar). Browse on over and have a look. And while you're there, check out some other shops. Etsy is a great place to see some really cool things without the hype and frenzy of Ebay and having to watch the clock and the sniping bid tool, etc. Just nice quiet shopping and lots of pretty eye candy.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Block of the Month

I actually finished this on time in May, just haven't had time to get a picture of it. Here's my May bunny block. This time it was a two part block. The good news is there are only two more blocks to do and I am done with this block of the month quilt that has taken me a year and a half to do (LOL). The bad news is that the last two blocks are both double blocks. And they're very detailed and complicated. And it's already June 7th and I haven't even done the prep work on one of them yet.

Thank you to all of you for your comments. I love getting the comments and when I have an email address for you, I do try and reply and say thanks for stopping by. If I don't thank you personally, it's because you're coming through as "anonymous." Nothing wrong with remaining anonymous, but I want you to know I do appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

I've been cleaning out the house. I have lots of nice things I have made or people have made for me that I just don't have room to display or just weren't to my taste. I'm trying to get some of it uploaded into the Etsy shop. So if you may be interested in some bargains, check the shop in the next few days.