Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My quilt file is stil lost

But I did manage to find another file that I apparently lost a while back.   I hope I learn to be more organized some day. 

It's always fun to find a blast from the past.  I remember some of these quilts like I did them yesterday.  I am always so inspired by my customers work.  I really hope I can become half the piecer they are someday.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A little Fall organizing

I've been quilting like mad lately, but you would never know it by my lack of quilting updates.  Hopefully I will find that missing quilting file soon on my new PC.

But in the mean time I have been in dire need of organizing my quilting studio.  While perusing Pinterest I came across a few painted hutches used for fabric storage.   Is this a cool way to organize your fabrics or what??

OK, so my sister told me it was a good way to "sun fade" all your fabrics, but I figure I have a few years in Oregon before the fading begins, lol.

I started checking Craigslist to find the perfect hutch (make that hutches) to paint for my studio.  I found a hutch built the year I was born in PERFECT condition.  It felt like a sign and the price was too good to be true!   It appears to have been in a time capsule it is so pristine.  I will not be painting this baby.  I was impressed with the care the seller took in helping us wrap it for transport.

I'm loving it!  However I'm definitely going to need another hutch .... or two.   I may actually clean out the area under my longarm by the time I'm finished. 

 It was just missing three items to be perfect. 

The sign my girls picked out for me.  Me?  Bossy?  No!  I just have good advice and it would be a shame to not share it.

Guido the pig farmer doll my sister Carol made. (The French version of Guido is Guy, my sons nick name)

To the right of the sign you can see a little antique red jello mold holding my mothers thimbles.

Still working on digitizing the bridge man.  One of these days I need to actually start piecing this guy.

Times a tick'n!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sugar skulls

Last week I fell in love with a picture on Pinterest.  

Is it great or what!!??   

I just knew I needed to turn it into a quilt..  I found the blog it was pinned from ( Modern Art 4 kids ) and asked for permission to use it as my muse.  The art was a collaboration of a mother and her 11 year old son.  They have granted me permission to go ahead with my project.  I am so excited!

On another note, my daughter in law Brittney and I have been sewing Halloween costumes and canning salsa.  37 jars to be exact (3 types).  10 onions, 4 banana peppers, 8 bell peppers, 12 garlic cloves, 16 jalapeno's, 9 Chili peppers, 20 lbs of tomatoes and no food processor.  Guess who will have one by next summer =)

Tomorrow we start canning applesauce. 

And then more costumes with my daughter Amy.  Life is good.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peach Pit Jelly

Who knew!!  
Not me, that's for sure.  Sadly I have wasted many a peach pit and skin over the past few years.

This was my first attempt at Peach Pit Jelly.  It was also my first attempt at canning Tra Zee peaches.  The liquid turned pale pink.  Not sure if I like the flavor of this peach.  I usually like to can in fruit juice but I felt these needed a little help in the flavor department and used a medium syrup.

Thank you Pinterest!

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