Friday, September 4, 2009

More Zipper Creatures made with scraps

Between my DH being sick enough they took him by ambulance from our local hospital to one 30 miles away. {he is doing fine now and is back home} School started back up again, I am back to work driving the school bus and it has been soooo hot. I just haven't had much time to sit here and blog with out falling asleep. I have been making a few more of these fun little monsters.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Haveing fun with Zipper Monsters!

I bought a huge box of zippers a couple of years ago at a yard sale and have been slowly using them in purses and totes. I saw a little boy the other day with a toy with a zipper used as the mouth. I had an ah ha moment. I made these little guys in just last night and today.
They make me smile!
I thought they might sell at the festival in Sept. that I have been making wall hangings for.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stop and smell the flowers!

I have been working on wall hangings. Basically mini quilts with a focal point. I head back to driving a school bus a week from today. My goodness where did the summer go? Any ways before starting back to work I'm trying to get some inventory ready for a high end fun Hyde Park Street Fair in Sept. My parents have always done well with their Native American items. Last year mom and I added a few of our quilted items and sold them out. So this year with a larger booth we will be filling it with more quilted items.

I haven't been on line much still having trouble with the computer it takes so long and frustrates me. THANK YOU ALL THAT LEAVE COMMENTS! I am unable to reply individually.
This is my first boquet of flowers applique. It took forever to design but the fabric really made it. Super size the picture to see the details.
Ok for those of you that have known me for a few years I had to bring in another chicken. They are so very popular that I am sure I will be makeing more of these guys, they make me smile.
I have been influanced so much by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston's book Collaboratrive quilting and their "Parts Department".

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fun Bright Wall hangings

I have been playing with my bright fun colors. I still need to hand sew the binding on the Smile Outloud one.
I just love these chickens.
Played with the machine quilting.
And a bit of liberated pieceing.
I had help while I was working.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm back f om summe camp

This is a pictue of the the Sawthooth Mountains. I'm back from summer camp. OOOOh it was wonderful! I have not blogged Right away. When I got back the laptop has some keys not working so could not use my pass wods. "I can fix some words with spell check.
I had so much fun at camp. But it almost killed me, between the altitude, steep hill dirt t ail to my cabin and a hike to the closest bathroom I found I was not in shape at all. lol I will have to lose about a million pounds befoe next June for teen camp. I went to scout camp as a kid and this diabetes camp was so much mo e. The councilos live with the kids. Checking the blood sugas and insulin ect.... My son had 7 boys in his cabin and 3 adults.
I did lea n alot about ciliac desease. Cooking glutton f ee is not as easy as I thought. You have to be so ca ful not to c oss contaminate.
Lake Altu us
This little boy had neve pet a hose befoe
My cabin is to the ight and the dee was just thee
My son in the lepad and his f iend in the bathing suit on costume night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back in the world!

I am back! I took a mental health week. I went and visited with my parents. Or rather Mom read my blog and dad came and kidnapped me. The depression has backed off. Mom and I didn't get much sewing done but stayed busy. Thank you for the kind reply's they meant a lot to me.
I did finally finish hand quilting this bright row quilt. I quilted it with a bright pink quilting thread. Only thing left to do is put a label on it and wash it. Mom says it reminds her of one of those giant colorful lolly pop suckers. So thinking about nameing it Circus Lolly pop.
This quilt was inspired by Gwen and Freddy and their parts dept.
I even pieced the back.
This morning my mini schnauzers started barking at the farm workers and got me up quite early. wanted to kill them. So headed out in the yard before it heats up to take pictures. DHubby's garden is loaded with tomatoes but nothing turning red yet. (funny thing he has planted a bunch of heirloom tomatoes but doesn't eat them )
Oooh look what I found two pear tomatoes. Yum!
Took a snap of the pond. So many of the clearance plants are really growing. Accually have some blooms finally showing up on the sweet peas. As hot as it has been I am surprised they are still alive.

I will be blogging about some fun I will be haveing next week. So come back and check it out!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Different friends have been asking about where I have been. I know that I have not been blogging or posting in my groups for awhile. Everything is ok. Family is all healthy. I am just dealing with some crushing depression. I really hate it. Intellectually I know that it is an imbalance. I am not someone who feels sorry for myself there are people out there far worse off than me.

Last Nov. when I came home from the most wonderful once in a life time trip with my parents, a whole month in Ireland, I was hit with crushing depression. OMG why? I chocked it up to light deprivation disorder. (I live pretty far north) and threw myself into sewing.

Now I haven't even done any sewing for at least a week maybe more. I went to the Dr. this week for a check up. He was not very helpful. Eat less, sleep less, exercise more. duh! If I could do this I wouldn't be depressed. All he did was tell me to double up on my antidepressant. So I am dealing with the side affects of that and today is the day I will force myself to go play with fabric. I will pull myself out of this. I am still here. So thanks to those that have been wondering about where I have been.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Check out this giveaway!

Check out this Giveaway! She keeps adding more stuff. I think that there is a theme going on here! lol

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Great Giveaway!

Today in my 26th wedding anniversary. There are days when I wish I could leave him on the side of the road. (wait I think I have done that, Darn it he remembered his address) Some day I may have to pull out a baseball bat to get him to eat his poison mushrooms. lol all in fun! I have had him longer than his parents did so I guess I have him trained, it is still a work in progress. (He did bring me chocolate today) He did give me two wonderful children. So he does have some redeeming features.

He can cook, does laundry, dishes, mows the lawn, takes out the trash, checks the oil in my car, feeds the animals and holds up my quilts to be photographed. I guess it would cost too much to replace him! I love you baby!
A good friend of mine from another on line quilt group I belong to is having an awesome giveaway. Go check out her blog to learn more about it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Blahs and uninspireing fabrics... TA DA!

I haven't been blogging much lately. I have just been feeling kinda Blah.
I wanted to use up some of my stash that just was not fabric that was my favorites. You know that stuff that was at the bottom of a box or bag of fabric you buy at a yard sale or thrift store. I added in a few scraps of other stuff. My idea at first was to make a coin quilt. I put together a small quilt of it and did not like it at all. More of the Blahs! So cut some squares and mindlessly chain sewed some 9 patches with this not so inspiring fabric. I figured they would become some UFOs till the muse hit me and I could get on with another project. Blah blah blah.

I did not like the 9 patch blocks next to each other. I found some yellowish cream fabric and sewed strips around the blocks. ( they are kinda all different sizes not real square) So what if I made them wonky? hmmm. I started running short on the background fabric ended up using three different fabrics but they went together ok.
I kinda like them. I need to tweek the lay out some before I start sewing them together. Hey! I kinda like this. Super size the first picture It doesn't look so Blah! Hey maybe my muse hit me.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Two tickets to Paradise

My wonderful Daughter won some tickets to an Eddie Money concert on the Radio and gave them to her old fogy parents. lol I had to get on line to see if I could remember his music. If you have your sound on you can hear a couple of songs of his. We had a great time. The lead guitarist can still play, Eddie himself can really thrill me with the sax still. Dh and I love horns not matter what.
We went down to Boise a little early to visit with my folks before the concert. Mom has been volunteering at a thrift store in the fabric dept. (go figure lol) she is their best customer. She picked up some very interesting fabrics for me too.

This Toile piece below just might make it in the mail to a friend of mine who collects toiles. so if she is reading this she knows. (hee hee)

most of these pieces are from out of the country, England, Africa, china, India ect...

The fabric in the first picture is 100% silk from China. I want to make a pretty pillow for my bed with cording and or rich looking gold fringe. Don't know what I will do with the rest but my creative juices are flowing.