Castles in Moonlight

Castles in Moonlight
Have plenty more castles!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

What inspires you?

I miss the beach.  Lived by the beach for one year in Hawaii and about 8 years in Florida.  Just loved the waves, sand, being tan and relaxed.  The beach is an inspiration to me.

Nature is great.  You don't have to look too far to find great things.  We have a turtle or two living around the house.  And plenty of weeds.  I did spend more time than I wanted to pulling those out!  Can't keep up with everything!

I know I have been quiet for a while.  And I will be busy again for more time.  Thursday bee was held over at Deb's house and Mellissa and I decorated her walker!  Different and fun to do.  Mellissa got a bike light, horn and cup holder.  Then I did some bling and bells.  It did make her laugh!

I love this saying!  I was a hippy for a while.  You don't loose that feeling...it waits for you to get done with other things.  Don't want a van again though.  Having lots of fun driving the newest car.  Then I took the Turbo out and forgot it had a clutch!  Wouldn't start until I depressed it!  Only thing that works better depressed!

This is a wonderful thing to make and leave places for kids and adults to find.  Just make a little bunny out of fleece and put a tag on it.  Seems that more and more people could use some extra smiles!  (Don't leave it in  a store that sells things like this.  They may think someone is stealing it.)  Put it in the library, coffee shop, gas station, the gym.... be creative! 
 
I have sewn up the nighties that I cut out a while ago.  I made a small quilt all with cat fabrics.  Got a bunch of fabrics from someone downsizing...I guess I'm still upsizing!  Love fabrics and just don't want them to be thrown out.  Some thrift shops do that.  So be careful where you send it to a new home....
 
I really want to sew up that denim coat that I got last year about this time.  It's long and fits well.  Got it at an estate sale for $5.  Just needs lots of fabrics on it!  And maybe some other fun stuff!!!    What will you be making?  I would love to know!  Even though I think I have more time.... other things keep getting into the way.  Just trying to keep up!
Patty

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rows are done!

Here it is!   I have 9 rows in this.  All hand quilted!

The bottom 2 rows were from quilt shops out in NV.  Sent to me by a great friend out there!  She got me going on this project and I had a blast doing this!

The waves are from Sewing Machines etc., here in Knoxville.  I added the rubber ducks in there for fun.  The boots in the puddle are from a shop in Tazwell.  Can't remember the name of that one!

The one on the left side is from Mid South Sewing.  The lines under it are a waterfall.  The crab with the flip flop is from Atomic Fibers in Oak Ridge.  I will be teaching the hand quilting class there.

The elephants in the mud are from Gina's in Knoxville.  And the top one with the birds flying is from Quick Cuts in Clinton.  I worked with my own fabrics....I have plenty.... so the colors would all work together.  I just got the binding on it today.  So tomorrow I will call and see if any shop has not had a winner show up and see if I can actually win something!  That would be fun!
 
Quilt meeting is Monday night in Oak Ridge.  Love this guild.  They are fun.  Let's face it, we can all use more fun.  A good friend of mine is here from Tunsinia.  She's a blast and does her own technique of quilting.  I marvel at it!  Always try new things.  Then you can teach or write a book on it. 
 
Well, Terry and I went to go get him a couple of pairs of pants.  And I didn't want to have to hem them, so we went to Burlington Coat place... he got 2 pairs that don't need hemming.  I tried some on and actually found 4 pairs that fit!!!  and they all need hemming.... damned.  now I still have to do that!  Not fun, but have to do it.  I should find petite, but you can't always.  So they are 2 to 4" too long.
 
Got so much to do! 
Keep playing with your fabrics!
Patty

Monday, August 3, 2015

Row by Row

Boy!  Did I get hooked!  These are so much fun!  At first I was going around to get the printed license plates for myself and a friend.  Then I started to check out the cute patterns and thought "I can do this with my fabrics!".... Sure enough, once you get started, you have to keep going!

Love all the rows.  I did change a couple just a little.  Like adding in the rubber ducks into the waves.

And I have the crab taking the flip flop away!   I always love to add a little giggle in there!
 
I didn't seem to use up much fabric.  Once you get to a shop...well, you just get more.  I did find a panel of Olaf!  He's so cute and happy!  I'll make something fun with that!
 
A friend called me a day or two ago.  She and I and several other people are always trying to find a place to put our things for sale.  It's limited that's for sure.  Some how the artist always seems to have to pay money, and time to have things in a shop.  Or spend so much time doing craft shows.  Terrible time.  I was going to get a website set up, but honestly, it'll just be one more thing for me to fool with when I'd rather be sewing.  So I have decided not to worry about it!!!!  I'm going to sew and make quilts to my heart's content!  If anyone is interested, contact me.  I'm usually home after I run errands.  Some weeks are busier than others.  I have over 100 quilts here that are waiting for the next "caretaker"/ owner! 
 
Keep quilting!!! 
Patty