Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Mug Rug

This new mug rug arrived in the mail on today.....I just love it.....Pat made this along with the mini card/wallet that she sent along also....this was from the mug rug and goodie swap hosted by "fluffy Sheep"......

Until next time,
Wendy

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mug Rugs

Just a couple of pics of some mug rugs that I have made....this pic is a in process pic.....Once these are received I will show the finished product....
 And this is # 2...hope my partners like them.......
 Until next time,
Wendy

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

 As a country we will never forget the horror of 09/11/01....I will never forget this horrible attack on our country and upon the lives of the innocent victims of this day...
 ...my heart and prayers goes out to each family that lost a loved one on this day.......to each child that lost a father, mother, brother or sister I pray that you find comfort.......for every wife, husband, mother, father, brother and sister who lost a loved one I pray you have peace and comfort on today.....for those who lost friends and co-workers I hope your memories of the good times bring you comfort.....May we never forget those who died that day in all the locations that was targeted......May the families and friends of those who perished find peace when none can be found in the loss of life that was forced upon them in such a way......
 Thank you to the heroes that was born on that day that saved many lives.......May our country always remember what this act of terrorism did to our country and those who lost their lives.......As Americans may we always strive for peace and be ready to defend our country and those we love for the sake of the freedom that we enjoy daily.......
 GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER PEOPLE!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Blog

After much thought and consideration I have decided to start a food blog.....I love to cook and am always being asked for recipes......so I thought why not have a blog that is dedicated to food only, that way I can share my recipes and food and leave this blog for my quilting and such......you can find my food blog here:    
http://wendy-fortheloveoffoodandcooking.blogspot.com/
I would love for you to drop by and visit.....and I would love for you to follow if you are so inclined.....

Until next time,
Wendy

Thursday, September 8, 2011

YoYo's

Cutting more yoyo's for the grand project! I decided to use my GO Baby with the circle die to cut them with.....and I am so glad that I did.....much quicker and it saves the hands from cramps!lol....since I am going to need 2500 of them this tool is going to come in handy.....and the waste is very little, really I am serious! I had read some comments that there was a lot of wastage when using the GO cutters.......I disagree and I have proof! (more on that later).....as I was saying I used the cutter to cut out more circles.....140 to be exact in a matter of minutes!

I had been cutting strips 5 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches to use....that was okay with little waste left over.....then I thought about using some 5 inch charms that I have had forever and a day just to see.....again I read on someones blog that you could not use them as they were too small......wrong again! and I will show you later in this post.....and using the 5 inch squares had very small, teeny tiny waste! I am not kidding.....I was so happy with the results that I had to post about it.....
 5 inch charm square over the large 5" circle die......

After running it through the GO Baby cutter......see how little the waste is!......

Close-up of what the circle looks like after going through the die.....notice that there are still a few pinked edges on the circle...it doesn't matter as that will be in the 1/4" that you turn under as you baste for the yoyo and will be hidden.....
 So to all the quilt police who say you cannot use the 5" charm squares......I am here to inform you that you need to go to jail yourself as you do not know what you are talking about.....stop scaring people into not using the cutter with 5" squares......Now mind that you have to make sure you lay the squares on the die properly in order to get these results......but I cut out 50 of the above circles with no problems and just a teeny amount of waste!.....well worth the experiment of trying what others say was not  possible....now you know that it can be done with great results.....now you can sew these together and they do come together quickly......someone asked if I was doing these by hand or using the clover yoyo maker.......I am doing these by hand.....I do have  a clover yoyo maker but you do have to use 5 1/2" squares to make them work....not only that, but I found the maker to be too fiddly for me.....I can hand sew and gather quicker by hand than I could with the yoyo maker, so that is the way I am doing it......if you want to use the yoyo maker you have to revert to hand cutting......and the funny thing is both ways turn out the same size yoyo! So I guess it comes down to which method you prefer...now back to my coverlet........while cutting out said circles I discovered that I had no where near the fabric I will need for this project.....as I am using jewel tones and bright prints for this project......no pale or soft colors here! So this project may take a bit longer than I thought to finish up.....but that is ok as I will make it a slow work in progress......I am going to try and cut all the fabric I have soon to see how many yoyo's I will be able to make before I have to buy......my hope was to only use what I have on hand, so we will see......this is what I have left to work with....these are fat quarters........

Another set of fat quarters.........

This is yardage......1yd....each......

 Hopefully I will put a large dent in the amount of yoyo's needed for this project.....I will give an update on the count after cutting all this fabric some time next week.....
Until next time,
Wendy

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Mug Rug

This is the mug rug I sent out to my partner......And this is the Haiku that went with it.....
Cut, sew, press
Chirp, tweet, chirp
Silent contentment
 And this is the mug rug that I received......and the Haiku that went with it....there is a peacock stitched in the mug rug....
Beautiful peacock
Feathers spread in glory
A fabulous sight
Until next time,
Wendy

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Doll Quilt 11 Received

I have been so busy that I have not had time to post about my doll quilt that I received in the Doll Quilt 11 swap.....this is the stunning little quilt that my partner Suejoy sent out to me.......
 And this is the one that I sent out to my partner.....I did add another row of stitching next to the binding before I mailed it out.......looked much better after the second row of stitching was added....


Until next time,
Wendy

Monday, September 5, 2011

Help!

Help I am drowning in peas!lol... We harvested the first round of peas on Saturday......this is what the back of dh truck looked like minus six bushels of peas.....

 the truck is a 3/4 ton full size bed on the truck.....this is what we brought home after giving away the six bushels of peas......lots of shelling going on here.....my mom and I are canning and freezing these....my dad, dh and I picked from 7am until 3pm and still had four rows left unpicked......the green peas that were not ready will need to be picked again this coming week......which is more than we picked this go round.....plus the cukes and squash will be ready oh, don't let me forget the eight rows of okra will be ready to cut also.....my back, arms, legs and muscles that I had no idea I had hurt like crazy.....my fingertips are so sore from picking and shelling......how was your labor day? Mine was truly a day of labor....but in a good way, we are truly blessed by Gods' bounty in our garden.....

Until next time,
Wendy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Coasters

Here are some coasters that I had made and am just now posting the pics.....

 These were a lot of fun to make and I am in the process of making more.....

Until next time,
Wendy

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