Date & Time



Monday, May 30, 2011

Quick Project

Started a quick table runner project this afternoon and I'm about half way finished with the appliqué. This is looking pretty good considering I doing it by machine. I usually always do appliqué by hand.Pictures will not be posted until tomorrow. It is time to give it a rest. Big Brother and D S-I-L will be here on Thursday and I still have tons of things to do before they arrive.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finally Done!

Ok, Tootie-Fruiti is done! Put the last stitch in her this afternoon with the label. Dear Brother & Sister-In-Law will be here next weekend, so I'm hoping they will be pleased with their 50th Anniversary gift.
Now, without further ado, HERE'S TOOTIE:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Another Dear Jane Block Finished

Finished another Dear Jane block for QCA group. I really like the colors in this one. Now, I'm off to the sewing room to press a bolt of muslin and to measure the Tootie Fruity quilt. I really want it done to give to my brother and sister-in-law when they get here next month.
They will be married 50 years on June 2, 2012, so I really want to give it to them for an anniversary present.
Oh BTW: here is the  Dear Jane Block:

Digital Scrapbooking

Today was the first day since April, 2010 that I did any digital scrapping. I've been so busy with my quilting that I just didn't have time and besides, I lost tons of digital pictures during an external hard drive crash... Yes, they do crash! And then I lost the flash drive that I used as a backup! Then I was sick, but now am getting better, so I'm going to be doing more.
I own StampinUp's "My Digital Studio" and have lots of downloads. Oh by the way, YOU can purchase "My Digital Studio" at my StampinUp website here:
Anyway, here is what I did today.
This is Emma. Emma is my granddaughter's and her Mom's newest pet. Emma is now a certified "Therapy Dog" Way to go Emma!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Quilter's Pledge

Quilter’s Pledge

I will never feel guilty about the size of my stash
I will treat my machine and rotary cutter with respect
I will not fear color, stripes, plaids or dots
I will encourage and share knowledge with fellow quilters
I will feel free to sew in my underwear and barefoot
I will feel free to collect sewing machines without guilt
I will visit quilt shops, even during family vacations
I will use my iron for fabric rather than clothing
I will hide my scissors from spouse and children
I will not feel guilt over fondling my fabric
"Copyright 2009 by Tiger Lily Quilt Co / Donna M. Papaleo "

I started a new quilt on Sunday. It is comprised of 1200 + pieces. So here is day 2, day 3 and day 5 of my "Starry Log Cabin" quilt. And another Dear Jane block done.
Actually, the quilting has been going pretty slowly this week. Seems like I'm getting interrupted more often then usual. DH isn't home today, got to a car swap with one of his buddies, so I figured I would get lots done, but here I sit at the computer.
Ordered a quick zipper system for my Tin Lizzie, but it hasn't shipped yet so don't know when I will get it, probably next week sometime. Does it always seem that when you want something really in a hurry that it takes the longest for it to get here. Anyway, it should work really neat for me instead of having to do all that pinning when one pinning will do!  I so want to get at that machine, but at this rate, I'm not going to have MQ4 (Tutti Fruiti) done by the time big brother gets here next month.

Day 2 - 3 - Chain piecing:

Day 5 - 4 block complete, 76 to go!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pillow Shams for F & P Civil War Sampler

Ok, another Saturday night! Isn't there a song like that? Anyway, it isn't night yet, but I'm up and at 'em! Finish the last pillow sham for the Fons & Porter's Civil War Sampler by Toby Lischko. DH loves them and has already confiscated one of them. Also ordered a Zipper Leader system this morning, not as expensive as I thought they would be. In the meantime, I'm ready to fire up Lizzie and get the Civil War Sampler quilted and be ready to do my MQ4 on the frame when the new leader systems arrives.
We are still struggling with cold and allergies don't seem to help them any. We were on antibotics and cough syrup last week but have had little change except that the fever and flu symptons seem to have gone away. I started back on the allergy medicine in hopes it will help some.
Best wishes and prayers go out to my good, loving friend Bonnie who had a quadtruple bypass surgery last Monday. OMG, what a shock!
Ok, now here is the Sham!
They are very large and the directions stated to put the opening lengthwise, but now I wish I had did it the shorter side because they are gapping all over the place. We will need some new pillows now! Extra Large!
Happy Saturday!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

OMG, Saturday almost gone already. I have a bad cold and flu but I am still quilting today. I finished another block from QCA, the applique group. Baltimore's Country Cousins - This block is Garden Medallion:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Civil War Sampler Quilt

I got the top together this morning and got the borders on it. I was really disappointed that I could get the blocks sized properly, but then I am usually in a hurry anyway, so it will keep someone warm even if the points are not all there! I had fun making this top and now I'm ready to get into the sewing room and work on Tin Lizzie 18 and get these tops quilted. There are now 4 to do before the 4th of July. That is my goal and I'm sticking to it for sure!
Take a look at Fons and Porter's Civil War Sampler designed by Toby Lischko.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Couple of Spots to check out!

Working on Fons and Porter's Civil War Sampler Quilt this morning hoping to get the top together, but this darn flu and cold has me by both feet pulling me down. About to get some lunch then see if I can get a couple more blocks together.
Here are a couple website to check out in the meantime: and of course my Stampin'Up site:
The buttonhole has some neat things and of course the end of this month is the end of the old catalog and new things coming June 30th.
Fun! I'm waiting for my manager, Barb, to come over this afternoon and play, but she may not make it and I really do not feel like it with this cold.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote worth remembering

It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

May Day; May Day

Not feeling very well today, in fact didn't feel good yesterday either, but this quilt border was giving me fits. So, I was up early this morning and sunk into it and got it done.. Even got the binding made, so I'll have it done by the end of the month for Memorial Day!!!  With the capture and killing of Usama Bin Laden this is a fitting tribute to those who were killed on September 11, 2001 in New York, DC and Pennsylvania. May they now rest in peace.
So here is "Let Freedom Ring" pattern from Quilting Treasure and Kensington Studio: