Friday, July 31, 2009

P.S. I Quilt is having a give away!!!

P.S. I QUILT! is one of the blogs I follow and she is having a give away! A $50, yes I said $50! gift card to the fat quarter shop!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

so I made a promise...

This is a picture my little sister and I saw on the way to somewhere... I think the lake house.. anywho it totally reminded us of a hefalump (sp?) from whinny the poo!

This is my Janome! I love it!!!! My mom got it for me for my birthday last year!!! I need to get a lil hook foot (a darning foot?) the one that lets you free sew... Im not sure what will fit on it though.. any ideas please let me know!

My first quil top! you actually cant tell but its two sections that I still need to sew together and there are a couple of more spots to applique.. All the circles were sewn on by hand and I am planning to quilt this little beauty by hand as well. I know very ambitous for my first quilt!

This is going to be the back!!! I absolutely love LOVE this fabric!!!

This is my first ever go at quilting! We had "quilt camp" at my parents lake house (just us girls) and we learned how to hand quilt! It was awesome!!!! and of coarse I was the only one to finish my little square but I think I did a fantastic job... now if only I could master my janome.

All right folks! theres a sneak peek! dont worry I have more and can not wait to share!!! I hope you will share some of your wonderful creations with me as well!!

~ Candace

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some things Ive actually finished!

I made this rug for my kitchen, its an aunt phillys tooth brush rug! I took a class with my mom and the wonderful Wendy was our teacher at happines is quilting! this is my favorite little quilt shop in town! check it out

I made this bowl with my two of my girlie friends at walls of clay! this place is fantastic you go in pay for your dish and the paint and you can spend hours on end painting!!! I loved it! I didnt finish it one day so I went back and finished it the next, and I only had to pay for the paint the one time!

This is my first ever knit project! I taught myself by watching a dvd.. I only know one stitch *shrugs* but I like it all the same. As you can see its a little crooked. When I use it the handle is so stretchy the bag sags to the floor so I have to knot it up so Im not dragging it around. I do love it though and I do use it!

I dont have any pictures of my quilting progress yet but I will get to that.

living room madness!

I looked around my living room this morning as I was leaving for work and boy what a mess! I have started quilting so I have out quilt projects everywhere! I have one Im working on to hang over my couch. I have three purses Im working on. I have my first quilt I started that Im doing completely by hand, yes its very time consuming but relaxing. I also was sketching the other day, laying out design ideas and what not so I have my box of pencils out. I still have out my box of small projects that I took with me to the sit and sew. p.s. I love sit and sews! I honestly think it should be a regular thing.. not just once a month. It sure would help me finish up some of these projects that have taken over my entire downstairs. Not that I have a huge dowstairs mind you, its just my kitchen dining room and living room, but its still a huge mess. Hopefully Ill finish someday. I think Im going to start doing a little bit everyday and then before I know it Ill be done! wishful thinking?