4.28.2010

Feel like I hit the motherload...

Makes me happy! But, I'm still sad for the reason for the deal.

I was going to postpone my trip today to Iron River... but I thought I better just go and not have to deal with going tomorrow.

One of the stops I thought I would make was to Wardo's. Well, as I walked in... I found out that it was the last day of business (*Sniff*)

So... EVERYTHING was 85% off! (On Monday it was everything was 75% off with fabric @ 60% off, with no mention of closing)

So... I quickly did a scan of the place - looking for the fabric. And I whimpered alittle when I seen the fabric selection. It was pretty much Fat 1/8th, a handful of fat quarters and 1/2 yards. The whole store was practically empty.

So I started on what I thought I could use.. and picked up a good handful of fabric. Did a little walk around of the store, and came across a plate hanger bracket. I had seen someone use them to display quilts on. So I thought.. why not.

Then I noticed a sign on the wall. Cash Only. Well, guess what.. I don't carry cash on me. So.. since I use to work there, I had asked if I could set my things down by the cash register and walk across the street to the ATM. Get to the ATM.. now I had to decided what to withdraw. So, $60 came back with me to the store.

I get in line to check out...

So..
3 plate hanger display
9X12" Sticky board
2 - bags of plastic pellets
4" hoop
Welcome Kit - I have the book, so I'm sure I can use the kit.
Fat Quarter
9 - 1/2 Yards
19 - Fat 1/8th
















The total was $98.05 and I handed the cashier a $20, since it was $15.59

Good deal?

Evergreen - Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns, Block of the Week

I really enjoyed putting this block together.. but it was the Brother I was having fits with. The tension thread kept getting whacky on me.

And living in the northwoods, this block is so "Me!". :)

Block #17 – Evergreen - Green County
Pattern is here - Evergreen




















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4.24.2010

Alittle Inspiration....(for me)

The other week I was looking for local quilt guilds in the area (up here, they are few and far between, as the saying goes).

I came across an ad for a quilt show in Iron Mountain, MI, sponsored by The Spinning Spools Quilt Guild @ Bay College West Campus. Never being in the new campus for the quilt show, I was really impressed. I loved all the natural lighting from the whole ceiling to floor windows. And the quilts just hung from every where! I loved the fact you were able to read the little diddy of the quilt right at eye level.. and I had to walk around with my hands in my pockets not to touch. I was a good girl and only walked out with a charm pack and a 1/2 yd of fabric.

I just wanted to share alittle from the show today - there were no signs or anyone telling me not to take some pictures (and I seen others taking pictures...) so I got out the camera and snapped a few. Enjoy!







4.21.2010

Director's Dream - Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns, Block of the Week

I really enjoyed putting this block together, till I get to piecing the parts together. Then, I had to rip out since I wasn't getting the corners to line up. But I love the results!

I the colors of this block.

Block #16 – Director's Dream - Green County
Pattern is here - Director's Dream





















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4.18.2010

TooT TooT!

Thats me tooting my own horn!

I just got home from work, checked my email to find a comment on my April 16th FNSI post about me winning.. of course I hadnt checked out my Google Reader yet. So off I went to see what was won.

And I found on Bobbi's blog that I won for doing the FNSI. Check out what she said about my tablerunner!

Toot toot!

4.17.2010

April 16 - Friday Night Sew-In Bistro Tablerunner Top - FINISH

Well 7pm couldn't come fast enough today - seems like those work days just drag on when you have something fun waiting for you at home. Got home around 7:45, made a couple phone calls, kissed the hubby and by 8:15 I was settled in, and sewing.

From the previous post, I said I was going to work with the Bistro charm pack and some Moda Marble.. and well here is what it looked like in pictures.

This is what I started with....















I had to get rid of the smaller cuts. Then I had to sew the 3 squares & 2 rectangles together.
















Then I had to sew them in to a block. 10 blocks to be exact.















Which I sewed those 10 blocks to make the tablerunner top.























Now I had to add the borders.... I added the Moda Marble thin border, then the square blocks..

































On went the borders, which gives me a completed tablerunner top!























Its really hard to get a good picture when the person you use as your holding prop has gone to bed. So I guess I just had to do it myself.


















Pattern credit - Moda Bake Shop - Verna's Cutting Garden Tablerunner
Charm Pack credit - Bistro by Deb Stain, from Moda

Plan on getting it quilted and bond. Soon.

4.15.2010

I spy Bistro...

I have had this charm pack aging in my stash.. well I finally found the perfect pattern for it... stay tuned!
















Ingredients
1 Bistro Charm pack - with 40 charms
1/2yd Moda Marble - brown
Batting & Backing fabric

4.14.2010

Friday Night Sew-In - April 16th

After work Friday night - will be spent with the Brother!!

As its that time again for ....

Humm, what can I find to sew on Friday - stay tuned!

Purina Nine Patch - Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns, Block of the Week

I loved this block!! If it looks familiar - well it is. Its the logo for Purina. There is a funny story behind this block, but you will have to go here to read it.

Block #15 – Purina Nine Patch - Green County
Pattern is here - Purina Nine Patch





















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4.11.2010

Spent the weekend at the Cabin

Ahh.. its so nice to actually be to the point where you have to get more pages out to start stitching on the page above. And today, I was able to get out two new pages to start the highlighting on.

One frustrating thing lately with the Cabin in the Wood design - is that I'm getting actually tired.. where I'm about to fall asleep stitching it. So this weekend was filled with short naps to get my motivation back to stitching on it.

I have a few stitches that are here and there, but are on the next page above... so I still have a few holes.

So, here is what 35,000 stitches in looks like - only 134.050 to go! 26% complete so far!

4.10.2010

Puppy Momma

Brian and I are adopting a puppy -- check out the proud puppy parents, arent they the cutest!! Proud puppy momma - Princess (Prinny) along with puppy daddy - PJ. Prinny is about 40 days along here - should deliver around May 4th(ish)

4.07.2010

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