Monday, December 31, 2012



Last evening I had the priviledge to prepare and serve a meal to about 70 men who are homeless and less fortunate than I . What an awesome experience it was. I hope to do more of that for the coming year. One of my goals. How awesome would it be to have this be everyones' goal for the year, to be a little kinder, to find ways to be more tolerant, to be more giving.....
Happy New Year to you,  Jeri

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Step 6 Easy Street Mystery

Almost all caught up and waiting for New Years Day and the next clue.......

Need to cut the green twice on the diagonal yet.....

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Linky Time...

Linky time just a little bit late....

With Christmas and last minute I knew this was going to be a few days late to post, but Bonnie Hunter extended her monday Link up for the Mystery "Easy Street" this week. That is so fine with me. Today I caught up with step 5 for the week.

This is the halfway point for the Mystery.
Wonder where this will lead?

I did finish up a few projects prior to Christmas day but wasn't able to share because they were secret or I didn't have time to post. Here are a few pics of those projects.

These doll quilts were so fun to make.
I hear the two recipients were so excited with these.

They each had a pillow and case to go with them.

Oh these were way to fun to make!

See that tiny pillow case....Love it!
and this was the front of the pillow that I showed last week.
Fun to put a zipper in it. I will do that again.

Here is a picture of the acrylic extension table my DH
 made for me. He is so talented! Fits perfectly.....

      and last I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Our day started early with all the family together.
 I was able to talk to mom and my long distance family a couple of times. Deliscious ham dinner, a little movie time "Elf" I forgot how cute that movie was. A very special day. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy Street Monday Linkup

It's Monday and time to show some progress on the Mystery with Bonnie Hunter "Easy Street".

I was busy all weekend making some christmas gifts and finishing my Step 4 part of the Mystery.

got a little baking done too, though I leave most of that to the DH. He likes to bake.

First up a little Christmas gifting......

Some little thread catchers....

my Guild gift. Mug Rug, Pincushion, and Thread Catcher

and I learned how to put a zip closure in a pillow.
Can't show the front of this one....It's a secret!

and now to show a few of my Step 4 blocks. Lots of geese flying....and some green squares.

                              and I found a picture of my two sisters' progress on FaceBook....

one in purple teal green colors,
and one in gold, red , blue, colors...
They get together on most Fridays to sew.
This week they had my mom and niece supervising!

once again I will try and do the link up thing.......

Enjoy your week! /  Jeri


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lined Drawstring Bag Etc.

     Today I found myself with a little extra time on hand. No work for me due to low census. Guess I will sew a little.

First up I will try to make one of these lined drawstring bags. I bought the pattern a while back and am glad that I did. She had a free tutorial on her site, but the pattern gives me many sizes to choose from. Maybe I will try a patchwork body next. Anyway here is the site to get your own copy of the pattern. They work up quickly and are so cute.

I just love that red scissor fabric.
Perfect to wrap my items in
for my Quilt Guilds Holiday party!

Really a fun and easy pattern to make.

and then I finished pressing and trimming my Step 3 of Bonnie Hunters Mystery.....

OOOh see I have the same scissor fabric in white!
Step 3 beside steps 1 and 2 in the Bin!
Now maybe for a little green?
waiting patiently for the next step.....
I just popped over to Facebook and found  a picture
of my sisters Step 3 all done.....
Here is hers.
Maybe my other sister who is playing along
will send me a picture of her progress.
She is doing it in another color way and I know
she is out there lurking......
Will be fun to see them all in the finished stage.
Come on....don't you want to play along.....


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sewing with Friends

         Today a couple of my friends came over to sew. One to make a couple of embellished towels for gift giving.....

cute snowman embellished towels.
and another friend who has never sewn came to learn.
She did a good job. Good thing I have a couple of
sewing machines. They both got a good workout,
and so did the machines!
She was a little scared with how fast my Juki sews.
but she caught on and did a good job!
and then we went to the mall for a little lunch and to
"get out in the Holiday mayhem "
Nice day.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street Step 3

  I have the pieces all cut and started for the third step of the Mystery. Here is my progress so far. By the end of the day I should have all of the blocks finished and then will be set to wait patiently for step 4 on Friday.

I think I mentioned that two of my sisters are playing along too. Here is one sisters progress with step 3. Maybe next week they will both send me pictures so I can link up both of  their progress too.

Now to figure out how to link to Bonnies Linky thing.....

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finishing up for the year

    Found myself with an extra day off today,
so I thought I'd finish the last two Bee Blocks of the year.
These were both November blocks but I didn't get to them until today.

This one is for Harmony  Do.good Stitches....
I really have enjoyed this charity group this year.
I made some fun blocks and even was able to quilt one of the finished quilt tops quilt
This is a link to all the blocks I finished and sent to that group.

This fun little wordy blocks is for the Bee
Sew Bee Wonky
and here is a link to the blocks I made for that group.
It was fun to try some of these blocks too.
So now I look forward to what 2013 will bring.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The New Kinetics

Came across this picture of my sons' band performing on Sunday
and wanted to share.  Isn't that the cutest drummer! Proud mama....


Monday, December 3, 2012

The New Kinetics and Easy Street Part 2

   Over the weekend we traveled to San Diego to be at my sons' album release party. They had a show at the Casbah , a venue in downtown San Diego. The end of a long journey to produce this album..

This is the album cover......

Here is the band just about to go on.....
Fun quick trip to suprise my son!
and then today I worked on my Easy Street blocks.
I finished pressing the 4 patches,
203 Four Patches

All done and in the bin.....

I think I have 13 0f  192  128 finished of these flying geese.
I substituted Pink where Bonnie had Purple in the blocks.
I have a few more to finish before the next clue on Friday.
Maybe tomorrow.....


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday

        So I have been having some issues with the picture storage for the blog, and I am finding that I am not alone. I hope I have it figured out. I guess you have to change the size of your picture you are posting and blah blah blah..... Anyway Hello Wednesday. Today I finished quilting a small quilt for a friend at work.

Love the yellow / blue combination
a close up of the panto / Popcorn
gives the quilt movement I think.
While at home last weekend I got my sisters into
doing a Mystery Quilt with me.
This is us working on their first weeks directions.
A Yellow four patch for one sister.
a Black and White and Grey combo for the other.
There are my four patches.....
We are following Bonnie Hunters Mystery
I have finished about half of the four patches
that I need, The other half are sewn and
waiting to be pressed. About 200 all total!
The next set of directions comes out on Friday.
I hope to be finished with the first step to go onto
the next....
and last but not least, I finished my sisters
Fall Quilt.
and and there you have this weeks finished
and in progress!




Monday, November 26, 2012

Black Friday Mayhem

    Did you venture out in the mayhem Friday? I went to a couple of .....fabric shops with my sister and her two grand daughters. She needed to buy a bu#*load of wonder under. At Hancocks the fleece was $2.99 a yard! I have decided to try putting fleece on my wonky rails quilt and so this was my golden opportunity.They had a set of 3 scissors that I just couldn't pass up.

 I also found the cutest basket at the Q Bee in Spokane and a few black and whites to go in the mystery quilt I am  starting.

The mug, scissor fob, and hand lotion were birthday gifts  from my sisters.
and I bought the basket with money my mom gifted me for my B'day.
My Thanksgiving was spent with family. Good times!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kindle Fire Case

       Of course the new Kindle needed a case, so........
I spent part of my Birthday making the new case.

 My sister made the cutest case for her new IPad at her retreat earlier this month. I brought home the magazine that she got the pattern from intending to size it down to make a kindle cover.....Low and behold at the end of the directions were measurements to scale it down to E reader size! This is the magazine.....

Love the wordy fabric on the inside.

Some of my favorite fabrics.

Makes me smile!  :)

Even used a little decorative stitch on the Bernina.

and I got this one all quilted, plan to bind it today,
 and bound today to take to my sister tomorrow .
Can you see the cute leaf pattern.
I didn't get a full on picture today, kinda of rainy,
and it gets  dark so early, but I'll try to get one before
 I give it to her.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fire Up!

    Happy Birthday to me today. My DH gifted me a Kindle Fire this morning and made me a deliscious breakfast. Now he is on to a lemony pie for later today!

    I have had my second edition Kindle for quite some time and use it all the time, so now I look forward to this new Kindle Fire. It has so many things going for it , not to mention it is after all an E Reader. Can't wait to "fire" it up! No pun intended.

I plan on sewing my day away......Look out sister your fall quilt may or may not be coming your way next week!

The time honored
"Yellow Brick Road" pattern
It looks good every time.

I've not used this panto yet.
Thought it would work well on this quilt.

love the 80/20 Hobbs with King Tut thread combo!

and no I am not playing the Christmas music yet! Pandora is still playing my eclectic mix.