Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My vintage Christmas obsession

I have a slight obsession with ALL things vintage Christmas.  I started collecting about 10 years ago and look forward to decorating every year.  My house is very small so I had to be very choosy about what I put out this year, here are a few pictures.

 Putz Village

 Aluminum tree with vintage glass ornaments

 Another shot

 Vintage stocking and tree and Santa and his reindeer

 Vintage mica lamp post, vintage Santa candy container, vintage Gurly candle, vintage tray

 Vintage bottle brush tree, snowmen and angels, vintage Holt Howard candle holder, vintage mini ornaments

 More vintage Holt Howard, more vintage mini ornaments, vintage tree skirt

 Vintage foil bells

 Vintage candle holders

 more vintage ceramics

Holt Howard candle holders

 Another shot of the tree

 Vintage elf and reindeer

 Vintage Santa mugs, etc

Outside with vintage cellophane wreaths in the windows

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Quilt top finish!

Just finished the "Quilt Blocks" granny square quilt top...onto basting and quilting and binding!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Quilt Blocks granny squares

I started this quilt quite a few months ago and just brought the blocks out of hibernation a few days ago.  I cut the sashing fabric and just need to get it assembled and basted and maybe even quilted today...we'll see. I LOVE this fabric!  It's "Quilt Blocks" by Ellen Luckett Baker.

On another note, George, my sweet kitty, has a Halloween costume. It's a cute little Jack O Lantern cat hat and a little green collar.  I tried for quite awhile to take his picture yesterday and this is what I got...

Obviously not thrilled!  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIP Wednesday...

I'm not sure if this is cheating or not, but I have two finishes this week(so they're not technically a WIP).  I finished the Lilly Belle chevron/zigzag and gave it to my Mom on Saturday for her birthday.  I also made a mini Halloween Chevron.  I did not start any new projects as I have a class for work tomorrow and have been attempting to study for it (the weather's been perfect so it's been difficulty).  Please see the two blog posts below for pictures of my finishes.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cat on Quilt

I laid my Lilly Belle zig-zag on the floor to measure for the binding and like a moth to a flame, George came right over, laid down and started making biscuits!  I LOVE cats!

Walk update!

I ended up walking 8.94 miles in 1:40...it is SO beautiful out, I just couldn't stop!  I LOVE Minneapolis!

WIP Wednesday!

All day today, Tuesday, I thought that it was Wednesday and I couldn't figure out why nobody else was posting their WIP Wednesday..just figured it out (at 2030) that TODAY IS TUESDAY!  Scary!  The following post was written this morning (Tuesday).  I am done with the quilting (which you can see in my "Cat on Quilt" post..finished constructing the binding too, so I will only have to sew the binding on my next day off (Friday)!

Written Tuesday morning (thinking it was Wednesday):

I am FINALLY almost done with the Lilly Belle birthday quilt for my Mom.  Her birthday is Thursday but she is driving up to Minneapolis on Saturday to spend the day with my sister and me.  I only have 5 small row of quilting left, but I'm in the middle, at the point where it's hard to maneuver the fabric around.  I could have easily finished last night but like all things in life, I procrastinated and will finish the quilting (and binding) today.

I am going to reward myself with a 7 mile walk.  we are having some beautiful, warm fall weather in Minneapolis and I HAVE to get out and enjoy it.  I usually walk 4 miles, 7 days a week but I've been adding one longer walk a week.  The parks and trails and lakes and parkways in Minneapolis are so fantastic that I cannot resist taking FULL advantage of them!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Lilly Belle Japanese X block

Still working on the Lilly Belle birthday quilt.  I finally finished all of the HST's and clipping all of the corners (I press my HST seams open).  I had some scraps laying around and made a Japanese X block that I think I'll make into a mini..we'll see.  I just can't get enough of this fabric..I LOVE art gallery fabrics!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: more Lilly Belle

Not much sewing this week, picked up a few extra shifts at work...almost ready to start sewing rows..ran out of Kona Snow

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Cut into my LillyBelle stash yesterday to start a birthday quilt for my mom.  She is a reader of my blog, so I called her this morning and said "Can you please stay off the blog until after your birthday"?  Her Birthday is September 27th, about a month away.

Do you post gifts on your blog before you give them?