Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Leaving for Houston in about 3-1/2 hours.  Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Finish

I have been frantically trying to finish my Boho Bag to take with me to the Houston International Quilt Festival.  I am leaving tomorrow morning.  I am so excited, I doubt I will be able to sleep tonight.  This is my finished bag, and I am extremely pleased with it.  I have a few changes I will do to the next one, and yes I already  have one planned!

I used Pat Winter's easy-to-follow directions.  I purchased her little booklet Boho Fever here.  In a few days I will be meeting up with Pat in Houston.  Well better get back to packing.  I just wanted to share my Boho

Saturday, October 20, 2012


I have 2 finishes to show for this week.  This is an accessory case I plan to give as a gift.

And this is my water bottle holder for Houston.  I leave in 11 days and am so excited!  I keep thinking I need to make a Boho purse before I leave, but don't know if I can manage it.  I might try though.  My only problem is, finding fringe etc for the finishing.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


This week's stitch on Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday was the Italian Border Stitch.  I added a bit extra to the basic stitch.  I REALLY love this new one to me.  This is on the water bottle holder I plan to take with me to Houston in 15 days.  I plan to assemble it tomorrow.  Will show more then

Saturday, October 13, 2012

September CQJP

I just finished my block for the CQJP for September.  I got a bit behind when I was doing my room renovations and could not stitch in the morning like I prefer to do.

So I am happy I finished this one this morning, and can get to my October block next, and my water bottle holder and my new accessory case.  I have a lot to do before the end of the month and my trip to Houston.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Giveaway Winner

The winner of my accessory case is Pippa, of Pippa's Quilts.  If you could get me your address I will happily ship it to you!


This was my sample of the Beaded Hedebo Edge in Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday.  I really liked it, although it is hard to see because I used the same color thread pretty much as my dyed lace.

This will be the accessory case I will be giving away in my
blog give-away later this afternoon, celebrating my 300th post.
One of my grandchildren will be choosing a name, and I will post later today.

My daughters and grandchildren are taking me to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in Old Sacramento, a place I have been wanting to go to for some time for my birthday.

Well off to get some stitching time in before lunch.  I requested my BD off since we can do that and get paid for the day.   Lovely to have a Friday off.  I think I can get my September CQJP block done before lunch.  I have about 5 hours before they pick me up.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


I was busy today piecing blocks.  This one will
be my September CQJP block.  I am behind, but my bedroom renovation took 3 weeks out of my time.   This one is another of my 2 daughters posing for a Christmas picture

I decided to piece October's block while I was at it.  This one is my wedding picture.  It was in a Las Vegas chapel,  "The Little Chapel of the West" and the lighting was pretty dark.

I also pieced a water bottle holder for my adventure at the Houston International Quilt Festival in less than a month.

I also pieced another accessory case as a gift  for a person who likes red and black and white.   The center piece I plan to do some silk ribbon embroidery or maybe Brazilian Embroidery.  Haven't decided yet.

Well off to finish my accessory case for my give-away next week.