Angel Santos

A store in Downtown Chico is going out of business and this 33 inch Santos Angel was standing there. She was on sale and a very good price, how could I resist????? She now resides on top of my bookshelf overlooking my living room. Think of the decorating possibilities!

Mug rug

I stumbled across this pattern online yesterday and thought it would be easy and fun to make. So when I got home I decided I would give it a try. I love it. I used scraps and completed my first mug rug. The pattern came from The sometimes crafter.
The finished product. Now that I look at the original on the Sometimes Crafter blog I will do the next one differently. Seems like the first one is always the test of what I like. this one is ok but the next one will be much better.


A Win!

Way back on March 15th of this year I won fat quarters from a shop in South Jordan Utah. The shop didn't send the item's promised so I contacted them and asked it it was a bogus win. They assured me it was not and told me it was in the mail. Well over a a month later it showed up last night in my mail. So, thank you Material Girls Quilts I appreciate you coming through with the win promised. The 8 fat quarters are very nice. Little Things by Sarah Fielke printed by Lecien and made in Japan. A line of fabric I am not familiar with but instantly loved.


Easter update

I got out my table runner and I still love it.
A nice gift from my friend Pammy. She is such a sweetie!


What I am currently working on

I love hand work and embroidery. This pattern was recently purchased from Kathy Schmitz and is called Blackbird sings.
I have felt out of sorts for a long time now. The gloomy, wet, windy weather has gotten me down. Sick of it! I want sun! I want to be able to go outside! Soon lets hope!


Challenge Quilt done!

My challenge from Pammy was from this book.
a basket quilt.
I write all over my books, makes it easier for me to not have to read the entire section every time I have to look at the book.
Pile of finished 12.5 inch baskets. I believe Pammy is going to make a lot of 6" baskets. I just wasn't into making a lot of them. I settled on the 12 inch baskets so I could get it finished.
humm, in this configuration?
side settings done. Time to sew them all together.
humm, borders? Yep, this will work for me.
all sewn together and first border on
2nd border on
it's close up
outer border done
a close up
a 2nd close up. Cute pattern, I think they are kinda boring, but maybe in the future I will applique some flowers in them. Best part is the quilt top is done! (for now anyway)