Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween and a Surprise Visitor

My DS carved the pumpkin--totally on his own--for 12 it is fantastic!  The Corgi was also in the Halloween spirit:

This bear came out of the woods and was looking for our bird feeders, which we had just ran out and brought neighbor called me to alert me that he had just left her house and was coming my way.

Here he is just before coming on the porch looking for that seed!  He is real, not anything in costume!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!  Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Something that I want to try are the new Shiva Paintsticks so I bought the Christmas pattern and the Coneflower--love them both.

The nice thing is that the paintsticks and the rubbing tiles or plastic template patterns are included.  Well, until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A giveaway at Canton Village Quilts

There is a wonderful giveaway at Canton Village Quilts which features items that Jackie brought back from Houston!  There are multiple opportunities to win, so hop on over and take a look.
One of five items to win:

I know I wouldn't mind winning this!  So until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Halloween table mat

A quick post tonight to show you the table mat I quilted tonight to say "thank you" to the teacher whose room we borrowed for Trick or Treat Street.  This was fun to make and I will definitely make another before Saturday! 

Very easy to make using a 17 x 17 square for the background, folded in half and half again.  Cut an arc and thus form your background.  Make eyes, nose and mouth to suit and machine applique onto background.  Machine quilt and sew a bias binding--super simple.  Originally, this came from a Party with Patrick monthly class that I attend at Yankee Quilter--great fun.  I changed the pumpkin face from the original to suit me.

Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quilt Show pictures

I went to a quilt show a little while ago and found a few gorgeous quilts and snapped a couple of pictures.  I will share these tonight:

Son is getting better, hopefully only one more day at home.  Then maybe I can get back to sewing!  Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting! 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Son Still Sick

My DS is still sick with the flu.  His temp goes down with the Motrin, up in the afternoon and evening.  He is taking Tamiflu, but it is only the second day.  It has been a long weekend of Trick or Treat Street and an ill child.  My DH has been super wonderful taking care of him while I am doing school things.  Well, no sewing for me today; hopefully no one else will come down with this flu and the week will be kind and easy.  Will leave you with the last pictures from the quilt show:

Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boy Scout Popcorn

My son is working on earning funds for Jamboree and one of the ways is by selling the most delicious popcorn ever!  It is boy scout popcorn and anyone can help by purchasing either the popcorn or sending a donation to our troops through the boy scouts.  Now how do you purchase this popcorn, I am so glad you asked!  Simply let me know in the comment that you would like to purchase popcorn and I will email the link to his popcorn sales directly to you; you log onto the link and purchase away!  Super simple and such a great item for your family or gift giving!  The popcorn will be sent directly to your home! 

In advance, I would like to thank you for your support.

Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Trick or Treat Street was a huge success!

Well, I have survived another year of Trick or Treat Street.  It is an amazing transformation of high school hallway and classrooms into safe trick or treating for 1,500+ children!  The rain did not keep them away!  Here are a few pictures I took before the little kids came through--

Welcome to Peter Pan's Room and Neverland--just amazing!

                The Main Hallway:                                     

Take a vacation in Hawaii

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory anyone?

               How about a game of Monopoly?              

More of the Main Hallway:

Free Parking from Monopoly:

Castles and the Renaissance:

It was wonderful, a huge success and our new Principal said in over 30 years, she has never seen anything like this--we amazed her!
Happy Halloween and until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quick Post

Just a quick little post tonight.  I have been working very late at school for Trick or Treat Street.  Clubs and activities each take a room and decorate with a theme.  The entire downstairs hallway of the high school is totally decorated also.  Then tomorrow afternoon about 1,000 little kids will come through and "trick or treat" each room.  They will play games, get candy and have fun!  It is a very safe trick or treat event which our school puts on for the community.  We collect food for the food pantry and money for the fuel drive for the needy community members.  It is a total service activity which our high school students do to "give back" to the community.  We have been working on our room's decorations after school for the last couple of weeks and this week have put in the hours--just getting home now and will be back there on Saturday for the actual event.  On top of that, had to get my son from his school as he is running a fever and sick--so DH came home from work so I could go back to school!  Hopefully, tomorrow I will have pictures to post! 
Will leave you with a few more pictures from our guild quilt show:

Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting! 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A few blocks to share and can't resist to share another giveaway!

First, to tell you all about a giveaway over at Blueberry Buckle Quilt Studio to win this fantastic jelly roll:

I have these blocks that I made and I have to decide what I want to do with them.  Still can't decide, and they have been sitting here just waiting.  Should I put sashing between them, or just sew them together and add a border for a table square? 

Each of the blocks are the same size, even though the Grandmother's Flower Garden appears smaller.
Well, while I am thinking about these blocks, I am going to go and sew the Fall banner from Party with Patrick so that I can show you all.  Until tomorrow, Happy Quilting!