Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And another one gone!!

I was a bad girl this weekend! Instead of finishing off some of my U.F.Os 
I started a new one on Saturday.
On Saturday morning I started off cleaning my craft room and came across a bag full of little scraps and got side tracked from the cleaning.
A few days earlier I was having a look through my old Miniature Quilts mags and found the pattern for "Brick Wall" and decided to make that one. I went for the Big 'n Easy version of the quilt (bricks were cut 1 1/4" x 2")
The quilt top was finished at about dinner time Saturday (darn kids and hubby kept interrupting because they wanted to be fed, can you believe it?) 
Hand quilted it on sunday and finished adding the binding at work on Monday. 
And I ended up with a sweet little 9"x12" quilt

Now what to do next?? Finish cleaning the craft room or maybe a U.F.O? 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

a Review of Quilting thread

 awhile ago I bought a spool of YLI 100% Cotton Quilting Thread in Natural and in Black, what for you ask??
Do we need a reason besides some far in the future project??
No I didn't think so either!!
Today I found the spool of Natural Quilting thread! (it had gotten lost in the mountains of craft stuff on my desk!)And decided to use it quilting my Mini Brick Wall quilt, and I have to say I am ver very VERY impressed!
No tangling of the thread or fraying either!
And it glides through the quilt sandwich like a hot knife through butter!
I may never use another brand again!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Prim Nesting box

I ventured into the garage today to make this little beauty! I've been eye-ing the instructions on the Pickled Pepper Patch's blog for a while now!
As always the instructions  given were great, easy to follow. I mean even I could do it!!
I did have a hard time though, but not because of the instructions!
I am so used to have my Buddy Lex lying at my feet and looking up at me lovingly every time I bang my thumb with the hammer and turn the air blue with the language ( he used to be so impressed)
It will take me a little while to get used to crafting without him.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

R.I.P Lex

Today We had to make the hard decision to put down our beloved dog Lex!
He's been having some aggression problems and we took him to the vet today and she adviced us seeing the age of Lex (he was 12y old, which is old for his breed!) the best thing to do would be to put him down.
She explained a whole list of tests and stuff we could do to see if there was an other options, but when asked what would she do if it was her own dog she said if he was her dog, she'd put him down!
So Lex was put to sleep at 2:30pm with his head on my lap and me cuddleing him and telling him how much we love him and how much he will be missed by all of us!!

Until we meet again my Sweety Pie!