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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Well it's been 2 weeks ~ what have YOU been doing??

Well I haven't done anything "QUILTY in the last 2 weeks, that is so sad!  I have been looking for piping for the Gummy Bear Pillow that will be going to Ireland, but the only things I have found so far are either  UGLY, REALLY EXPENSIVE ..... or NYLON, which is not good for a cotton pillow.  I will continue the search next weekend, and if I don't find what I am looking for I will just have to figure out something else.

Last weekend I was so excited about my upcoming knitting class, that I started watching some YouTube Videos. Between the memories of what Pat taught me when I was 7 or 8 years old and watching the videos I managed to start a scarf! OK so the first attempt from last weekend will NEVER be shown... however this is what I have right now, and I am pretty pleased with it!! I know it has issues on the sides, but hey ~ I am a beginner :-) I will probably ravel or rip it out after taking the class and make it a bit narrower, oh an use bigger needles!! The ones I am using now are 13 ~ I think I will go for a 17 on the re-do. The yarn is so very soft, I used Lion Brand Super Bulky #6. Not exactically sure what all that means ~ but it sounded pretty smart huh???!!!

Other than that the best part of the last 2 weeks.... actually the last 4 days, is that we have adopted a puppy from "Canines With A Cause" It is a Salt Lake based nonprofit organization. http://canines-with-a-cause.blogspot.com/  They also have a Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/#!/CaninesWithACause  His name is Hank and he is just too darn cute for words!  SMART... holy cow is he smart!!! I just started working with him on "sit" yesterday.... and he has it now! What comes next.... LOL I wish the house training was as easy!!  Anyhow here is our boy, we love him to pieces already and I think he loves us too!
Right now he is sleeping under Doc's computer desk....I wonder how long he will fit under there??   In reading the paperwork from CWAC (Canines With A Cause) It looks like there MAY be a SLIGHT possibility that he is an Australian Shepherd/Huskey mix. That MIGHT explain the feet that are 2" across!! But whatever he is ~ he is ours now and forever. Thank you CWAC for rescuing our handsome boy, and picking us to adopt him!!! Oh and Friday night after our walk.... I thought I broke him for a while :-) I quickly found out that he was just totally relaxed.... a walk... massage.. and brushing tends to do this to him. Who would have thought???!!!

For now I will sign off ~ need to take our boy for a walk, and think quilty thoughts.

Stay safe, stay well, stay warm ... and get creative!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sorry only 1 picture this week ~~

Have you have had a good week... have you been Crafty?

I got an interesting Email this past Thursday morning.
Turns out that a gentleman in IRELAND was looking at my website (my-time-2-quilt.biz)
He saw the pillow I made for Stacy back in 2008-2009 and wanted to know if I still had any "Gummy Bear Fabric" left. So looks like I will be making a Gummy Bear Pillow and sending it to Ireland. I think that is pretty darn cool!! Tomorrow after work I will start figuring out the pillow, I need to embroider a name on it and figure out where it will look best to have it, also need to find out if he wants it to say anything else ;-) Hopefully I will have it finished, or close to finished by next weekend so I can share it with you all.

Friday night I got the last 2 embroideries done on the Sock Monkey quilt, and this morning I finished the quilting and got the binding and label sewn on!! YIPPEE!!!! I will be giving it to Amber on 1/26 when she comes to the office for our monthly meeting. I am so excited to give it to her!!

Anyhow, the last bit of exciting news I have to share is that I signed up for a knitting class!!! I know, Doc said the same thing... WHY do you want to start something else when you have so many things to quilt??? Sorry I can't answer that ~ just my crafty self seeking something new to explore!! Class isn't till Feb 11 so you will have to wait and see what I am going to make.... LOL and since I am not sure myself, we will all be surprised!! But in my excitement I have been checking out You Tube Videos too..... maybe I WON'T wait till 2/11!

So till next time ~ stay safe, and find a way to let your creativity shine!!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Well ~ the first week of the new year is offically behind us ... have you been crafty??

Hopefully you have been able to find something crafty and creative to work on, just have fun with whatever it is ~ life is too short to take EVERYTHING serious!!!

I haven't made as much progress on the Sock Monkey baby quilt as hoped. The top is all sewn together & is VERY CUTE, but I still have 2 more embroideries to do. My goal was to have the top completed by tonight INCLUDING the embroidery. OK so THAT isn't gonna happened. But here is what MY weekly craftiness looks like ~

Pretty darn cute don't ya think???!!!

This week is going to be a busy one for me, I have a co-worker following me home tomorrow night. We are going to start designing a signature quilt for her wedding in April. We need to come up with a design so I can get the amounts of fabric figured so she can start looking for what she wants. This will probably take at least 2 hours... maybe more.
I am HOPING to get another monkey done on Tuesday evening.
Haircut on Wed after work, LOL I needed it at least 3 weeks ago!!!!
Maybe the last monkey on Thursday evening??? I need to have them all finished by Saturday because I am meeting another co-worker at Joann's.
Remember the Pooh quilt?? Maria is the one that I helped with that quilt, she wants to make a quilt for friends who are having their first baby. The main color in the nursery is ORANGE!! I found some cute fabric at Joann's a while back (OK so it was not long after we moved to Utah 6 years ago) It's a really cute print, yellow background with orange, bright lime green, yellow and purple. The orange green yellow and purple are giraffes, and elephants ~ WAY CUTE!!! Anyhow while we are at Joann's getting the fabric for that quilt I will be looking for the backing for the Sock Monkeys. My GOAL for next weekend is to have the Monkeys loaded on the long arm by Saturday night and get it quilted on Sunday ~ OK so it is a lofty goal... but it is what it is right???!!!

Well I need to get to bed so I can get up and head to work. So much to do and so little time to get it all done :-)

Have a great week, and let me hear from you ~ what you are you working on? Do you have any questions for me?

Help me out here friends ~ participate ;-)

Take care, and as always.. Find something crafty that you love ~ and get creative!


Monday, January 2, 2012

HAPPY 2012!!!!

I hope you all have had a Wonderful Holiday Season ~ And that this new year brings you all Helath & Happiness ~ a little extra $$ wouldn't be too bad either! ;-)

I have managed to get very few little crafty items done this week... not much but hey ~ I still have the rest of today to FINISH A QUILT! LOL Wish me luck!!!

Here is what I have done so far this week. 1) I had my sister Pat go through one of my FAVORITE web sites with her youngest Granddaughter Cayla. The Website I have mentioned before is embroiderydk.com For $6.00 a month you can download as many designs as you want for as long as you want ... AND every Saturday morning they put another 20+ designs on the site!!

Then while looking for embroideries for Sock Monkeys, I found another site that also gives wonderful service ~ gnrembroidery.com ~ this is the site I talked about last week. They are SOCK MONKEY CENTRAL!!!! Prices are GREAT and although I have only done 1 of the designs that I ordered on Christmas day which BTW I LOVE THEM!! (got them the next day via Email... THANKS RICHARD!!!!) So 2) Also for Cayla is

I have also started sewing the baby quilt together that I layed out last weekend. It is about 1/3 sewn... after finishing laundry today I hope to get more done on it. I had REALLY WANTED to get the embroidery done this weekend and get it loaded up.... not sure that will happened now!!! :-(

Well I better get moving ~ lots to get done and only the rest of today to do it all!! Send me pictures of what you are working on..... or just drop me a line ~ any input is appreciated!! I want to make this a FUN Blog!!

Happy New year to you and yours ~ NOW GET TO CRAFTING!!!!


PS ~ We went to Michael's and I got new goodies for my door wreath ... isn't it pretty!!!????