Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sewing on a Sunday.......

        We still have a little snow left in the front yard from our "blizzard" this last week. I am enjoying a quiet Sunday at home with my sewing machine and Pandora tunes playing. I love that pandora, it streams music that I like with limited commercials. I got an IPOD touch for christmas and have it on my sewing table docked in a small speaker system.
................and so Today I find myself at home. It is quiet at work and so I am home on call. I am working on a my sliced coins quilt . I decided to quilt each "coin" in a different way to practice my freemotion. I must say it is a great way to practice, practice, practice...Here is a picture of what I am doing. I guess it is now half finished!

                                                            and here is another shot


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Charity Quilting

Last night was my guild meeting. I haven't been able to attend in a while due to my work schedule. It was fun to see all my fellow quilters and see what they have been up to. Our program was a lovely lady and her mom who sell vintage linens. You know the embroidery and hankies of years gone by. I have a few pieces in my closet and trunk from both my husbands side of the family and my own. The program made me get a few of them out and just start thinking of what could be done with them. Some of them are stained and a few even have holes. This woman and her mother cut them into usable pieces and repurpose them into small quilts. Lovely.

We also have a show and tell before our meeting starts. I had three charity baby quilts to take for the lullabye quilts. These are the three quilts......

I love making these quilts. It gives such satisfaction to know they will go to a great cause.  Jeri

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Birdie Stitches BOM

Finished my block for February today.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Spider....

Yay it is finished. I finally put in the last stitch. This one has been in the works for a while and I LOVE IT!
                                                        Sew scrappy. Here is the top.


               and here is the back. Love the letters SPIDERWEB across the back.

another shot of the back.

             and I just love this label. Had to have a spider to go on the web. So cute. 

                                               This is my favorite quilt....
                                                                                 far!  Jeri  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I have been embroidering some blocks lately for the Birdie Stitches BOM and have kind of got the urge to do a little more. It is a lot of fun and I am enjoying the freshness of the whole hand embroidery thing. I use to embroider as a teenager on Chambray Long sleeved button down shirts. Hey it was the thing in the 70's! I guess I date myself....... Anyway back to the topic at hand. I just love this print by Picasso

Hands with Flowers I think it is called.

This is my version of it......

and here they are side by side.....
I think my version came out pretty close....
Next to find a frame for it.

Picasso AKA....../ Jeri    :-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Punxatawny Phil

This just in....
He surveyed his surroundings carefully and found that there was no shadow around,

                                                  So, an early spring it will be.

Happy Groundhogs Day!    Jeri