Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some finished holiday gifts...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The New Library

A walk downtown Thursday night in the snow to see the new Crandall Library that just opened TODAY! This pretty house we passed had a tree on the front porch, neat!
Downtown Glens Falls

Almost there... just gotta stop to dream

There it is!! Crandal Library
We didn't get to stay inside very long and they closed the library early due to inclement weather, here part of the children's room.

Here's some cool art on the wall (artist: Melissa Mastrangelo)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Quilt finished

Our youngest finally gets her quilt! Finished it a few days ago. Now it's just Mr. Q and I that don't have one, but a nice little collection of kaffe facett fabrics is growing in my stash! So... as soon as the holidays are over, look out...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's in the BAG!

Okay another one of these cute little patchwork bags. This time Grace made a horsey one for herself. yay Grace!

One side....

Then a little shake shake...

and a poke here and there...

Voila! It's a new bag!

Shakara's Pillow

A pillow for a friend...

I've never tried the satin stitch machine applique, so this was an experiment.
The corners were a little hard to maneuver, but overall, not too bad.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

the eye for color

mr. q has a great eye for color. he's rearranging for me! here's the blocks layed out for gracie's quilt. it's actually just really BIG bowtie blocks. i wanted the blocks to be big enough to show some of the playful fabric. cute little snails and kittens.

got keys?

lining up some more key chains for holiday gifts.
vroom vroom....................

Monday, October 27, 2008

a little project with mom

okay, mom and i did some fancy assembly line work and had this little bag knocked off in about 2 hours... that included figuring out how to program the applique stitch on the new machine so that we could do a tiny little birthday cake on it (the bag was to hold some little birthday goodies for a friend of Lex's.

This awesome pattern is available from Pink Pengin!

brick-laying finished

Well, there's a few more details and more sky. There's an owl waiting to be created and put into that tree. But the bricks are fini! I like the effect!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Just taking a breather in the middle of a shopping day...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Laying Bricks

I'm plotting in my head a wall-hanging with a schoolhouse on it. These are the bricks!

My sister lives in a schoolhouse that she and her husband purchased a few years ago and are fixing up. They're doing an awesome job, btw. They were even featured in an episode of "If Walls Could Talk" on HGTV!

Love ya sis!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

fun & quick key chains!

a little adaptation from the pattern offered from creative little daisy, i'm whipping up a few key chains. think i'll try a few that are a little wider with the d-ring on them.

hubby springs for the new machine...

well, almost new... new to me! and WAY cool.
Here's Grace and her friend working on some quilt blocks...
Speed control makes the whole thing a lot less scary!

sweet kitty blankie

found this sweet kitty fabric in a friend's old stash. just HAD to make something with it!

concentric circles - complete!

Binding complete...
I LOVE this one. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

not so concentric circles

just trying out a new technique i learned from a carol taylor lecture. rene has the book, so not even sure i'm doing it correctly, but i was pleased with the effect! the block is made from pre-purposed fabric (pants and a dress in its past life). the backing was a curtain. just the red square came from my quilting scraps.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween topper

cats again! i just can't get enough of them lately

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sparky's Big Adventure

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...