Sunday, December 18, 2011

50! Who knew how time could fly...

My parents made me a "money tree" (yes- those are really one dollar bills-50 of them) My Mom announced as I opened the present, "Diane always thought money grew on trees". I thought it was hilarious, gotta love Moms! I have finally finished decorating for Christmas, will have a houseful here on Christmas day. I hope everyone has a Merry holiday!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


We had our Material Girls Christmas party, hosted by Kathy Morrison. A big thank you to Kathy for hosting! The food was great, and the friendship is always the best. We had our annual challenge. We had to make a quilt using hexagon shapes. I enjoyed making this quilt since I enjoy hand work.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sneak peek..

Here is a peek at my Material Girls challenge quilt. I won't be able to post a full pic until after our December party :)
I also made these cute baskets for a friend to be sold for our Quilting Guild.
I got the patterns from her Pinterest, then found the blogs....Pink Penguin and You asked 4 it: structured fabric baskets.

Also; take time to thank God for our Veterans today.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall is here...

A fall candle mat I made with wool. I bought the pattern at PIQF last year, so thought I better get it made this year:) I also have to thank Paula Goff for giving me some of her wool stash...thank you Paula!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilt Show

I had a great time at the Pacific International Quilt show in Santa Clara. Had great company, and the quilts were beautiful. This is some of the "stuff" I bought. I also bought a new foot for my bernina. The blue fabric is silk. I hope to find a great piece of linen to show off the blue fabric...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Christmas just around the corner....

Cosmetic bags I have made for Christmas gifts. Pattern: Little scraps from, "This and That". I made them larger than the original pattern and added the embroidered initial. Trying to get a few things done early!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Baby Stuff

Loved these bibs. Made them for a baby shower.

More Fun!

My second Block of the Month from Shabby Fabrics includes these cute Ice Cream cones. Who doesn't love Ice Cream? Baskin Robbins peanut butter and chocolate please....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Block of the Month

I joined a Block of the Month with Shabby Fabrics. I am anxiously waiting for next month's block so I can finish the first one :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I just had to post a big "thank you" to all of my friends who kept telling me to "get free with free motion quilting" (no BSR). I have finished another block on my Wedding Ring quilt, and am so excited to have done it with free motion quilting. It is soooo much better (I'm still working on my stitch length), but what a relief it is!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have finished my quilt for the Kings Art Center display. This was a McKenna Ryan pattern. I have also been working on my "Material Girls Challenge" hexagon quilt, but can't post a picture yet. Happy Quilting!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Quilting Class

I had the privilege of taking Cindy Needham's threadology class. She was a very fun and informative teacher. I really enjoyed the class.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer table topper

Found this pattern and fabric at "Candies" on our trip to Road to California last year. Practiced my machine applique and machine quilting with this pattern.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My husband likes to cook, so he made Paella. We had fun sharing with a few friends:)

I made two wallets and a coin purse. The blue wallet is made for my Mom (to go with the purse I made her-pic on previous post)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Fun

My Husband, Guy, won a BBQ contest at the same Fair I entered my quilt. I also won Best of Show in the large quilts category. Fun Times!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Christmas in July!

Had to take a break from machine quilting "grid work grind"! This table runner was made from Jason Yenter fabrics.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Comfort Quilts

Had fun with the girls making Comfort Quilts.  Rita B. Mary Jane, Maxine, Bethany (not pictured, Anna, Sheila, Diane) Great workshop Sheila!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Birthday

Celebrated Kathy Morrison and Pam Larsen's birthdays at our summer Material Girls party.  We also were celebrating Janice's retirement. Congrats ladies!! I am still working on my Wedding Ring quilt. 6 blocks quilted, 19 more to go. WooHoo!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Toils and Troubles

Machine Quilting is not my favorite thing to do.  After breaking 3 needles, I realized why...I do not plan well.  I was trying to machine quilt the button hole stitch with my single hole throat plate! My poor Bernina, it's still stitching :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Don't Sweat the Small stuff!

I love making "baby stuff".  I made these "burp pads" for my niece (free download from Connecting Threads website).  The purse I made is for my Mom.  Now that the small stuff is done, now back to Machine quilting and getting some "big" stuff done :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fun with Friends

Enjoyed the day sewing with my friends Barb, Debbie, and Elaine. Finished my little Messenger bag: Pattern by "Aunties Two-Thimballina Bag"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kids Stuff

I have finished another baby quilt for my Niece. I also made this cute apron for the new baby's big sister!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This quilt was made by my Mom for my sister-in-law Susan. The beautiful quilting was done by Carolyn Cardoza.  My participation:  the binding :) The picture is of me and Susan at my Nephew's wedding this Friday. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

We are back from vacation. We had a great time, even went bowling. Wondering if someone could invent cuter bowling shoes? I'm a lousy bowler, will be glad to get back to quilting! I also won some money-woo hoo!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Getting ready for vacation, thought I'd post some "hand work" I'll be working on. It's a  McKenna Ryan pattern.

Friday, April 29, 2011

This is my most recent quilt that is finished. It was made for my husband's family member. I hope she likes it...

New Blog

I thought I would join the crowd and start a blog.  I tend to make quilts at a slow pace, but do enjoy the process.  It may take me awhile to figure out how to post. Hopefully, with the help of friends I will learn quickly.