Wednesday, June 27, 2012

22 years ago today ...

I was in the hospital having a baby who decided not to wait for the doctor to arrive, so who ended up being delivered by the nurse on duty :D  Happy birthday Chris! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

If you're having "one of those days" and need a pick-me-up ...

This picture of a firefighter administering oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.
Check out all the pics here :)

 Guaranteed to make you cry ... or at least ... SNIFFLE!  :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kitty in a basket :)

The gorgeous Miss Hermione :)

Hey Deb - do these fabrics look familiar??!!  ;)

Hey Nanc - do these look familiar? LOL!

Miss Hermione, the gorgeous kitty posing seductively in a basket, is the owner and boss (hehe) of my friend Allie in Michigan :)  Zoomer thinks H is HOT, but truthfully, given the choice between [a date with the seductress] and [a bowl of kibble], he'd pick kibble.  I didn't say he was a SMART cat!

The zipper bags are recent finishes using some scrap fabric that was gifted to me by a friend in Arizona - hi Deb!  The pillowcase fabrics came from my friend up the street - hi, Nanc!  I also have some gift bags finished but I need to find something to stuff them with so I can photograph them nicely :D 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Sewing Contest entry :)

This is the bag set I completed for the Summer Sewing Contest @ Ellison Lane Quilts - per usual I wanted to get several more things done but ran out of time!

Let me in!

Let me IN!!!

Hide and seek - can you find me?  :)
Just in time to be mailed 2 months late *ahem*, today I finished this penguin gift bag based on Jeni's adorable pattern - I added an applique penguin ( this guy was the template) for fun :D  Mr. Penguin jumped in so he'd be safe for his snail mail trip :)

Here's the original post about Clarence the Penguin :D

Added July 14/12 to the Gift Wrapping linky party @ Threading My Way - here :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trial by Salt :)

This is somebody I would like to know, or be neighbours with, LOL!


Read the comments - here - posted by readers - some of the language is rather *drumroll please* salty (hehe) but the theme is a hoot!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New bag design :)

I love this tutorial by Jeni of In Color Order - what a gorgeous bag!  Will definitely be making more of these :)

Here are a couple of (birthday) gifts I've completed in the last few days :)  The baskets are based on the Pink Penguin fabric basket tutorial.

Dessert, anyone?

Puppies :)

My basket construction notes:   rough cut to 10 1/2 x 13, quilt, trim to 10x12.5 outer, 10x12.25 lining.  Handles 3.5x7, boxed bottom measured from seam = 1.25".  1/4" s.a. for box, 3/8" s.a. for the rest of the bag
Tall pouch - quilt, trim to 10.25" x 12.25".  Box bottom = 1.25" measured from seam.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pugs 'n other stuff :D

This is just precious!

Here are 2 sets of Canada Day bibs I got finished today - the two little ones are for twins, and the two bigger ones are for 2 older babies - nobody knows they're coming so they'll be a surprise :) 

A close-up of the fabric (from Fabricland) :)

And here are a couple of recent zipper bag finishes - the watermelon bag was a gift for a neighbour whose daughter was sick last week, and the skull one will likely go in my gift box :)

Tonight I tried a new-to-me tutorial - will post a photo tomorrow - it was very dark in the basement, lol.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Protesting the protestor :)

The young man holding the second sign is Fyraxis -- my hat is off to you, sir! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's travel time :)

But not for me!  A friend of Nancy's and mine is going on a cruise this month so Nancy and I thought we would make her some bags for the trip.   Here are my bags - a boxy bag and an Across the Pond pouch :)  I haven't seen Nancy's tote yet! 

A few more finishes:

Patchwork tall pouch

Watermelon zippy


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