Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Good evening;  I hope that all my dear friends  had a wonderful day.  I spent most of the day watching TV, the Inauguration, it was quit something to see.  And then my Son called and Mom had to go and give him a hand with the kids cos he was not feeling well, and  then had to go to the store for him, chicken soup and other Mommy feel good goodies... lol  Poor baby, I felt so bad for him, but I am sure he will be feeling better tomorrow.  I hope.

Then I made it home to get my fabric's out for my two quilting projects.  I have some time in between Swaps to get some sewing done.  The first one is a lap quilt,  now the colors are not what I would usually pick, but some how they just jumped out at me and said pick me!!!  So I did.

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Now you can't tell but the green is a dark lime green, I just love all the colors and how they flow together.

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The  fabric on the far left it the backing, it is not going to be anything fancy for the pattern, just different width of strips. So it will be  not take a while to finish it which is good.  But the quilting of all three layers will take a bit, I like to quilt by hand, just could not get the handle on machine quilting.  Now the next quilt I will do after this one is going to be a lot of cutting with scissors.

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You might have to click on the photo to see it better, I love love love this one. I have the prefect blues and red of this. It has just a touch of red on the bird's wings and two different blues.  It is all fusible  iron on and then a blanket stitch around all the pieces, then  I have to trace the embroidery lines and  stitch them in a blue embroidery thread. 

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The blue rose fabric is a wonderful Toile I found at Joann's which is the main pattern and the other blue with some gold is just going to be a bit of it, and the red is just for the wings. I just love this book, so many wonderful patterns in it. This will be my second one of this book, the first one was called Just My Doodles, I did it in reds and greens, I use it for Christmas.  I will be taking some photos as I go along to do future posts.  So tomorrow I am going to start on the first one I can't wait. 

Well today was a great day out side for a change, the Sun was out all day no snow but still cold still in the teens but nothing like the past few weeks. And I have notice that the days are getting longer, usually by five it is dark now it is light. Yea!!!!!!!  I feel Spring in the air....   Ok maybe not yet, but I can dream. Right Ladies.... lol  Well that is it for now, I hope you have enjoyed my ramble. Idol is on now and I have to pay attention so I don't miss all the fun.....

I want to thank you all for the comments and taking the time to visit my humble blog to read bits and piece's of my Daily life.  Have a great week every one... God Bless;




Heather's Stitches said...

OHH..That Blue one is going to be Beautiful!! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Neabear said...

I am looking forward to your progress on the quilts. They will be very pretty.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

WOW! Can't wait to see the end result!

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This Country Girl said...


I love those fabrics! I admire you for being able to start with fabrics like that and make a quilt from it. I don't have a lick of sewing talent in me! I know they'll both be beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished product!

Hope your son is feeling better!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Alaura! What beautiful fabrics; I love the toile too and look forward to the finish! You may just inspire me to try one!!lol I have lots of supplies for quilts but never quite get there!lol Have fun sewing - Sincerely, Jeannette

Sincerely Yours said...

Oh and I wish your son good health today!!! Jeannette (isn't it nice our kids still need us!)

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Ok, good, it wasn't just me! I was convinced that it is lighter just a little bit longer now. Now, I know it's not just me! Your material looks beautiful. Keep us up to date on how these quilts are progressing. Can't wait to see them when they're done.

Carrie said...

I agree with everyone I can't wait to see the end results! The pink and green is my favorite of course lol! Stay warm.

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Alaura~

Thank you for the well wishes! Fibro is such a bummer sometimes...but whatcha gonna do!?! I love the colors you picked for the lap quilt. I am going to make one soon, I have the material just need the energy.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

P.S. And congrats on your well deserved award!!!