Thursday, May 18, 2017

leftovers

growl ... growl ... growl
somethings are better after they've had a chance to mellow...
the bear was a pattern test (which was a good thing - there was a little mistake that i wouldn't have found till it was too late) for the Spirit Guides tree skirt... 
the flying geese, pinwheels and backing were from the Quilt With No Name...
 even the pillow stuffed inside was leftover from when i THOUGHT i wanted a king-sized pillow on my bed...

Leftovers make you feel good twice.
First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: "I'm saving food!"
Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent, "I'm saving my life!"
George Carlin

Sunday, May 14, 2017

cinnamon sinner

 Melissa made her World Famous Puffin Muffins for me for Mothers Day...
sooooo goooood!!!
she said this was the only batch she was gonna make till next year 
and that i didn't have to share if i didn't want to...
sigh...
guilt set in after i ate the first row
so...

this is me, sharing!!!
bwah ha ha ha ha!!!


i love you to the moon and back again times infinity,
but i'm not sharing those muffins.
dianne

Thursday, May 4, 2017

somewhere out there

the phases of the moon tree skirt for the space tree is done...
and not according to the Original Plan... 
it WAS gonna be a square 
and i wasn't gonna name it...
 but it kept whispering to me that it wanted to be round 
and that it wanted a Real Name...

and (thanks to Jennifer and Molly) i decided to listen to what it was telling me...

instead of being square, it is now circular 
and instead of no name at all, it is now called 
Somewhere Out There...
somewhere out there
the quilting by Liz Bowman is Death Stars 
and they are awesome...
that's no moon ... it's a space station
it's gonna look waaay cool under the space tree...

we are stardust
we are golden
we are billion year old carbon
and we've got to get ourselves
 back to the garden
Joni Mitchell

Thursday, April 27, 2017

aw ... come on!!!

almost to the end of sewing on a side of binding 
and the stinkin' bobbin runs outta thread...

it happened a coupla times...
two table toppers, three wall hangings, one tree skirt, three baby not-gender-neutral quilts, two table runners, and one quilt
this stack of twelve 
yes, TWELVE!!! can you say PROCRASTINATE? 
are bound 
and a few are even labelled...
most of the dirty dozen are small 
still - ALL of them had four corners 
and i only complained about how long it took to do the hand sewing four hundred thirty-seven a coupla times...

i solemnly swear hope that i will never again let the Needs Binding Pile of Stuff take up more than one shelf ... never never EVER!!! 
cuz i do not like not liking sewing down binding 
and by the last stitch of that pile i was really, really not liking it...

and now i'm gonna fill some bobbins...

I just had an 
"out of bobbin" 
experience.
It was scary.
quote from National Quilters Circle

Thursday, April 20, 2017

quilting bees

 woo hootie hoo!!!
the buzzing bee table runners that i was working on back in august 2016  are done... 
good advice
the bee's knees... 
can't ... reach ... any ... higher
and the bee's knees, too..
no ... more ... stretching ...... too ... tired 
Liz Bowman quilted them with a buncha bees buzzin' around...
bzzzzzzzzzz

i thought i might bee done 
humm munnie humm 
but there's a buncha leftover Bee Creative fabric (by Deb Strain for Moda) from the fat quarter bundle that i used for these two ... if i add some of the new Bee Inspired (also by Deb Strain for Moda) fabric there just might be another sumpin sumpin or two waiting to bee made
may bee so 
or may bee no
humm munnie humm...

no bees
no honey
no work
no money
proverb

Wednesday, April 19, 2017