Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Lundi Gras....and I don't do Mardi

Good morning everyone....hope you are doing well.  I try so hard to keep my promises...especially the one about posting regular...but honestly I spend an hour or more every morning reading about what all of you are doing.  You are spectacular, wonderful, creative and busy.  I now have a lot more added to my bucket list of things and believe that list was already pretty long.  But let's see what I have been up to....making twister mug rugs for my Pokeno secret pal...she is going to get a different one every month this year, along with a mug and coffee, tea or something.

I found this cute tea pot and saucer at Hobby Lobby during the after Christmas sale and it inspired me to use my Jason Yenter Christmas blues for her January mug rug.

I have joined the "Quilt Red"  third Saturday morning program at my LQS and I am embroidering one quilt and making a second quilt out of black, red and white.

I am having fun embroidering again after all these is soothing.  And I love my sample block...but I may change those white corner squares out for black ones so that they will stand out more.

On the first Saturday of the month we are participating in the "Thimbleberries Pantry Party" and I have started work on the first project in the book.  Don't laugh at me....I must have been tired at the end of the day because I couldn't figure out why my center wouldn't go together right.  When I did get it out at home and really look at it....duh....

Well no one's perfect, but I think I might take that one block apart and try again...what do you think?

And of course, you know they call me the "twister queen" at the shop...I just can't stop making them.
I have been so inspired by Connie at Quilting by the River that I can't stop playing with fabrics just to see how they will come together.  I saw a table topper that looked like a Christmas wreath on her site and I just had to make it.  This is a picture of her beautiful topper,

and this is the start of is further along than this, but I am too lazy to go take another picture right now....but it turned out so cute that I made another one out of Thimbleberries winter fabric and then made side panels out of the twister.  I am really happy with how it turned out and all I need to do is add the borders and quilt.

And then I thought how cute a red/white mix would make a cute quilt or at the very least mug rugs if I decide not to make a quilt.

A friend is trying to talk me into doing the cute quilt from Sentimental Stitches and I managed to make three of the blocks (it only took me 4 hours) and then I explained to her that at is short...this is probably not going to happen.....sigh....

My LQS got in some of the cutest daschund fabric and I was just dying to try it so Saturday I whipped this little project up,

Now I have to decide what to do with it.

Oh and they are having a linky party over at the for pictures of your sewing room and they are giving away books on organizing your space.  I am probably a lost cause but you never know.

I feel blessed to have a spare bedroom to house all of my "stuff".  I can at least close the door so no one sees my mess.

Oh and I almost forgot my Wonky Houses....only 4 more to go and I can mail them in.

Brenda has been a godsend on this project....couldn't have done it without her...but she did make me promise not to rope her into any more of these types of swaps.

We are having fun in her sewing room.  We spend a lot of time talking and laughing.

Got to go to work....have a great day....hope you get a lot of sewing done.


Connie said...

What a neat mug rug and your little teapot is so cute! Lil' Twister quilts are so much fun aren't they! I have several others on my blog too. Your Pantry Party pattern is really neat!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I want to try out one of those Twister rulers! I especially like your idea of using them for mug rugs!

Quiltsmiles said...

I'm in the Wonky House Swap Block with Jane Remus. Which group are you in? I'm in Group 4. Niec to meet you. Jane

Linda said...

Wow, what a post! So much to look at. You are a busy little lady! I love the twister mug rug and the little tea pot! What a lucky girl! I've done only one twister but now that I see your little mug rug, I'm going to try that too. Your little houses are cute too.

Sarah said...

Silly me to not have thought of mug rugs for my twister! I have the small one and an itty bitty one. And here I sit at work with my cup of tea far away so I don't dump it :)