Monday, September 10, 2007

Keeping busy with a lot of good stuff!

Well my vacation is coming to an end, tomorrow I have to wake up and drop off my mom and sister at the airport and head back to work. I had a really nice vacation and am sad to have it end. I am glad that we had this time to hang out and catch up.
We went to Seattle all of last weekend, I had a great time! The weather was amazing, and it was fun wandering the shops at Pike Place Market. I even found a quilt shop in there LOL! It was a nice one too. I was glad we got to go there.
My sister got bit by the quilting bug, so I'll show you what she's been working on while she has been here. She is doing a log cabin out of batiks. She chose really beautiful colors, here is one block of 120. She has a lot more to go :) She's almost done cutting all of the strips out though, so just a lot of sewing and ironing ahead.
I bought her this kit for her birthday, and had her cut and piece the top of this, I quilted it and sewed the binding around it, she is in charge of finishing the binding :) It turned out pretty!
I've been working away too, I have Debby's NRR 1/2 way done, a picture will be coming soon I promise :) I also started a new Little House Needleworks chart called Berries while we were in Seattle. It is really cute. I plan on working on this at work now.
I started my Thimbleberries pumpkin quilt. I've been wanting to make this forever! I am so happy to start it now. I got my pumpkins pieced together, aren't they so cute? I changed the fabric to more vibrant colors, Thimbleberry patterns are very muted colors, and I am much brighter :D
I have been doing so many things, I have quilting and stitching A.D.D. now LOL! I can't work on any one thing for too long. I hope to finish Debby's NRR next so it's ready to go by the end of the month. Thank you for your comments on my Shepherd's Bush ornaments, I had a good time stitching them. I have a visit from frogs on them at the moment, so I put them down :P I'll get them done though. So, back to reality again, I'll be back soon :)

14 comments:

Barbara said...

LOL at stitching/quilting ADD! ;) Your sister is also a good quilter! Wow!

I really love your pumpkin quilt so far!

Vonna said...

Every time I come here...it's a treat for the eyes! Great jobs on everything..you and your sister are talented!

Cathy said...

I love the pumpkin quilt!

staci said...

You sure get a lot accomplished even if you have ADD!!!!! I love your choice of colors/fabrics for the pumpkin quilt!!!

Dawn said...

The pumpkins are so cute! Great job:)

Linen Stitcher said...

Wow, have you ever been busy!! These are lovely projects, but I especially like the Thimbleberries pumpkins. Very cute!!

Svenja said...

Isn't it nice to have a quilting sister? I have one, too. :)
The pumpinks look great!

Judith said...

Wow you have been busy. I have made that pumpkin quilt too and still love it.

Leena said...

Oh again such beautiful photos in your blog! Stitching looks pretty and so do all the quilting photos. I just LOVE the pumpkins!!

Michelle said...

LOVE love love your pumpkins! All of the quilting is beautiful. I get torn sometimes between quilting and stitching too. Love Berries though - great start!

Calamity said...

these are all very pretty!

Von said...

Heather, it's simply amazing to see all the great projects you and your sister have going. Really. . . amazing . . . :)

I was disappointed that my recent excursion to your area didn't leave me with enough time to visit with you, but I'm sure there will be another time!

Stitch Wizard said...

Heather:

Your quilting is just so beautiful!! I have always wanted to learn to quilt! I haven't had a car when my DH is at work or I would have learned by now! Your work is splendid! I wish you could go with me sometime to the International Quilt Festival here in Houston. I went to my first one last year at the George R Brown convention center and oh I just loved it. I wish I had gone all 3 days! Your stitching is so pretty as well here! You should
feel so talented!! Debby :)

jane said...

Okay - you know how one day you see something and you HAVE TO DO IT? Well, I have to do the pumpkin quilt - it is gorgeous! Please tell me how to get the pattern!