Friday, January 13, 2017

First of the Year UFO's - Unfinished Objects

It's the time of year to finish projects. I always take inventory of my UFO's at the first of the year. Last year I did this and finished quite a few of them, but then . . .I always add back to the "unfinished box" through out the year! Sigh! I thought I would share some of this year's UFO's:

Immediate project to finish is a flannel quilt for my first great grandchild--biological that is!  Can you tell that she is a girl!  This is Leighann Rose's quilt.  It's basted and partially quilted (as seen on the right side of the picture.  On the left side, you can see a small matching baby doll (or cuddle) quilt that I made from the remaining scraps.  Finishing the big quilt, hopefully, this weekend.  

This lap quilt top is finished but not basted.  I have the sandwich materials ready to go, as you can see on the left.   I call it floating squares.  The square centers are a nine patch of less than 1.5 inch squares!  I save scraps--any small piece that is 2" or slightly less goes into a baggie designated for this purpose.  I hope to quilt this one next!  

This quilt top, called '13 going on 30' (the name of one of the prominent fabrics in the quilt) is not finished due to a problem.  Ever had a problem with a quilt top?  I hope to resolve the issue and get it to the finished pile!

Then there is this one that I love:

Not the greatest picture, but my first hand appliqued project.  Pretty ambitious for me!  Not basted yet. Haven't chosen a backing fabric. And, then, let's not forget my embroidery project, when you talk about ambitiousness! 

I am attempting to embroider a foggy landscape which involves monochromatic threads and a lot of thinking on my part!  Wish me luck! 

Oh . . . interruption!  A box just arrived, let's see what is in it:

You guessed it!  Quilt fabrics and thread!  I will blog about what I have planned for this set in another post!  

What do ya think?  Got any UFO's at your house?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Marketplace Over for this year!

My largest craft show of the year is finally over!  I know--no blogging since the end of October!

It's really busy and hectic getting ready for a show.  I spread out everything in my living room. These's all the pricing to do, making sure everything thing is tagged.  I go through everything taking inventory and organizing, so set up will not be a hassle.  I make sure that I have all the proper signage that I might need.  Ialso make sure I will have need of nothing for set up, say, a screw driver for my grid display or the proper seasonal table cover.  I make lists so I will not forget anything!

So how was the show, you say.  Well, I've done four years at the same show, and frankly, this show was a little slower than I would have liked. It usually has more traffic.  I am not disappointed, but it could have been better.

One bright spot was the volunteer helpers, I'm sure they were children of the ladies group who hosted the show. One little gal constantly kept up with me asking if I needed anything.  She brought my lunch from the holiday cafe, brought coffee and generally perked up my day!  Then she asked me to take her picture, and she posed with my pet stockings.  Her name was Serena and she was delightful!

Thanks Serena, for all your help! 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Next Event Coming Soon!

My next event is my biggest craft/bazaar show of the year!  November 11th and 12th.

I have been participating in the New Hope Marketplace for three years now and am looking forward to year four!

As already mentioned in a previous post, my theme this year will be "Little Houses".  I will be displaying the small wall quilt that was in the recent quilt show, and selling lots of items that feature little houses.  See previous post about this little quilt:

Also, I have already blogged about some of my new 'little house' products:

So . . . sew . . .  today I want to show you my "Little House" ornaments!  I think they are so cute, besides being unique!

As usual, I often finish my posts with: 
"Whatca think?"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quilt Show Rap-up

I was recently entered in the Old Aurora Colony Museum's annual quilt show that ran from October 14th thru Oct 23rd.   It was fun to show my quilt, (which will also be displayed at the upcoming New Hope Marketplace in my booth).  There were lots of antique quilts and a couple of Amish quilts from Berlin Ohio and, of course, the handiwork of many of our local quilters.  Although I didn't take many pictures,  I do have these two:

My favorite of the show, since the smallest of the pieces in the quilt are about dime size!  Wow! What an awesome piece of work--keeping all that straight!

This one that has great applique. My youngest daughter is enjoyinng it!

And then there is my quilt in a 'not-so-great picture' of me sitting in front of it. Just don't look at me--Enjoy the quilt!  :)  I just needed another opportunity to show it off! :)

OK, quilt show done, on to other projects!