Friday, December 9, 2016

Applique Quilt -- A Friday Finish

I finished longarming this applique quilt for a customer this week.  Whohoo!  Now I am free to move on to the 2016 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, En Provence here.  But here's a look at the customer's finished quilt.  She will trim and bind.

The customer requested that it be quilted with an edge to edge design.  I used my Circle Lord Giant Board called Jesters.  It is a very popular pattern next to Swirls and Egyptian Eye among my customers. 

The back was a wide back fabric.  Here it is with the sun shining through...

I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday .  Find the linky party here.  Check out her new pattern while you are at it!
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Bottle Flipping

Our son is in LOVE with water bottle flipping (something that went viral on YouTube).  He loves to throw and bottle and flip it.  He loves to bring me a water bottle and tell me to drink half of it...  Well, this was one bottle he didn't flip.  Can't touch Chippy or he will lose his magic powers!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Brings a Present

A DS game purchased on eBay without a fancy box makes the perfect present for Chippy our Elf on the Shelf to bring.  Look at that proportion.  It was also delivered on a Saturday when my husband had to work and I needed to get a few things done around the house.  Owen had been really good in school that week.  POW!  Reward!!!

Wow, Mom really needs to sweep the floor after putting up the tree AND make an awesome tree skirt.  The reason why I haven't made a tree skirt yet is that I have a specific one on my bucket list with trees and toy soldiers on it.  I actually found the quilt book this week and set it out so that I could pull some fabrics.  Maybe next year Chippy will be sitting pretty on it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Left Along with a Marker...

Naughty Chippy has found a marker.  But it's the story behind the photo that's funny to us.

On picture day at school Owen was dressed up in a nice dress shirt, "his handsome shirt" as he calls it. The pictures were fabulous. I sent the check and order form to school. The problem was that I sent it to school on the same day as retake day. Owen soon figured out that he could get out of class if he had his photos retaken. He raised his hand and had his photo retaken. He knew it was retake day. This is the shirt he chose, along with grey stretchy shorts! When he... came home he told me how he smiled for the new pictures. "What new pictures?" I asked. He said he wanted pictures with his braces. You can tell by the smile that he loves his braces... Chippy is not the most ornery one in this photo. Imagine the laughs we had when Owen got home with the new pictures. Of course we kept them. It was a memory we wanted to keep for a lifetime.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Captured by Barbie

Chippy is in a little pickle this time.  Looks like Barbie has him captured in a glass.  Guess she has something she wants to talk about...

Applique Quilt on the Frame

On the frame today is a customer's beautiful applique quilt.  THIS is the quilt I told myself I must complete before starting the Bonnie Hunter mystery.  I got a big chunk done.  Whohoo!  It's almost mystery time for me. :)  You can read all about the mystery quilt, En Provence here.

I need to consider making something like this for my "to go bag".  It's a gorgeous quilt.  The customer wanted an all over pattern.  I quilted it with Circle Lord's Jesters giant board (another one of my popular board requests.)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Measures Up

Chippy found himself in a measuring cup this week.  (This makes for a good place to hide for days when Mommy needs to get out of the house in time in the morning and we don't have time to look for the silly little elf...)

I don't need a fancy set of measuring cups.  These remind me of the life I had before I married my awesome husband, his grandma, and my mom.  When I am baking I definitely need more than one of the same size.  Mix n match measuring cups -- it's all good!  :)