February 23, 2014

What a time of it all...

So I have been so remiss and have not been posting... Alas life happens and it takes all that is in you to enjoy it... So since the year began I have finished a quilt top... Back at the DWR door, my dear friend Lisa (the red leaded mermaid) posted some Kaffe shot cottons that were cut and ready to be made into a DWR.. And I thought oooo I have already done a few but won't it be cool I do a full sizes one of my very own...

So here it goes..


It is a bit bigger than presented here.. But  it is all done.. Smiles

I have managed to sign up for two half marathons for this spring... April and May.. So training is a priority as well.

I have also managed to get away from the snow and cold temps ... Made it to Palm Springs for a lovely golf weekend...



I have also dabbled in some embroidery... My first ever...



Alas the past couple if months...
Smiles

February 5, 2014

As time goes by...

It's been a second... Since I posted.. Always something going on... Also training for a Half marathon... But I have been stitching away...

I have creative ADD... I see others projects and decide to make them as well... Like the redheaded mermaids DWR... And I did this... Lol



And if course still plowing away on my EPP



And I finished my mod swap ... Love... My interpretation is called "Filled with Love"

All the things I love...

See ya again soon.. Smile

January 10, 2014

Working through the Block

Okay so since the year began, I have not been inspired to do much of anything quilty.  I was stitching some postage stamps occasionally telling myself that I had to do something.  But still nothing moved me.  I had three blocks that had to be done.  Two bee blocks and one create a block.

So I went back and forth, procrastinating, and still nothing.  So I said well one is due next week... So start working on the block.  I had already created the dimensions etc., I just had to make it up.. So here it is, easy peasy was required. 

It has to be appliqu├ęs the rest if the way done... And I have not decided the orientation as yet.  Lol

Then I did Chrissie's Bee block because it was a no brainer.. She is great with providing instructions etc.



And then there was Rossanna's block.  She provided each of is a different word. Of course mine was long... Lol and it was Adventure... So I felt compelled to make a really cool block because she does such great work for Everyone else.  Smiles.  So I had to think, what do I see as adventure that would look good on a block with other words etc.

So I thought of a mountain/rock climber.  Especially since I was trekking in the Pre-Andes mountains in Argentina last October and repelled down the face of a cliff... That was awesome... So here is what I did.


I hope she likes it...

Finally the juices are flowing again.  I was getting a bit worried. Lol

December 31, 2013

Running into 2014

Well another year has passed.... Filled with cocktails and thread.... It was indeed an awesome year for quilts and creativity....

I wish everyone love and continued stitching blessings as we move into a new year filled with even more creative thoughts and ideas and the desire to find more time to complete them all.

I will be running in the NYE Midnight Run in Central Park this year.. I'm excited and have been making tutus... Here are aome pics... Enjoy and see ya next year... Smiles

My tshirt that will go over my clothes.

My running number....

The start of Honey B's tutu... Mine will be purple of course... 


Bling has been added...

The front of her tutu.

And the back fluffed up...

December 20, 2013

Tis the season to be sewing....

Sooo what have I been up too.  Treating myself... Opted to purchase my gifts this year to avoid the stress of having to complete things.  Genius.  I have no idea why I didn't think of this for the past few decades.  Lol

So I have been able to have dinners, bake cakes, cook turkey's in many flavors, bootcamp with glee and have lovely sit in stitch days.

So here is a pictorial review of December, thus far.

I'm pebbling baby....

Finished my four ring... Hanging up art the NYC Mod meeting on the 7th..

Gotta get the selfie in at the meeting.

Then after the meeting I ran home to finish cooking and prepping for my dinner that Saturday.  I love my ALOC3 folks... Second anniversary dinner...cocktails and thread style.

Pernil style turkey.

The infamously yummy pumpkin spice caramel cake..

Ornament give always...

Fabric wreaths.

Finishing what I start...

Almost done.. Just needs binding

Out and about in my neighborhood.

Ducks on ice... Love my neighborhood.

Bootcamp morning... 5:30am

High tea with my book club - ladies of the folio...

New project ideas... On a snowy sewy morning.

More boot camp morning... Yes it's 5:30am outside...

Love my mantra band... Yes I am...

Holiday office party fun...

And my last 5:30am session for 2013....this morning...

December 1, 2013

Alas I have finished the other two DWR

So I began the modern DWR that I sketched out... This category required a minimum of four rings... Interpreted any which way you like... So I decided after folks marry and it's cold they nest... Doni call this "NESTING". There is the traditional DWR construction on a 32" scale, trapunto ring, applique ring, and a thread painted ring...



And I also managed to finish the single ring challenge.

And I wanted to use shott cottons in solids and do something textures in the middle... While it is pleated.. I am calling this one "Pucker up"...




November 26, 2013

A traditional DWR...simply simplicity

So my guild has this challenge that has gone international... Of course Victoria is behind it because the challenge is a Double Wedding Ring.

There are 3 categories: small, traditional and modern.  I started a couple and restarted and then designed and started again..

As of now I have one complete and one almost done...

So for this one that I shall call "DWR in a Cabin" i will show you my process.  I originally had this grand idea to make log cabins and cut them up.  However, god was shining on me as I walked intoCity  Quilter and saw the fabric.  Whew. Thank goodness, because I would never have finished it. Lol

Complete



The back

Design time



 Practice practice




And it was sooo much fun.