Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Magazines are printing as I post!!!!! Give away First issue on my blog!

I wanted to post a picture, but the server we are on at our hotel, won't let me since I'm using their internet I guess! So I'll have to post the picture tomorrow when I get home!  I'll email them over to my sister Judy, and she can post them on the magazine blog,!
     Thanks for following!!!

I will be having a give away of the first issue on my blog!  If you are a follower or become a follower to this blog, and post a comment to this message, I will draw three names on Sunday!!  Good luck!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine Ships in 5 Days!!!!!!!

Yay!!! 5 more days!  This picture is the actual cover of the magazine!!! Yippee!! You are all the first to see it!  Unless of course, my Sister Judy is putting up a picture of it on the magazine blog also! LOL!  We'll have a race!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, Ready to Print!!!!!

Everything heads to the printer on Monday!!!! Yay! My husband, Glen, and I will drive to the Printer in MI next Sunday, for the "Press Check!" It could be on Monday or Tuesday, then we'll head back home, hopefully with the first copy in my hands!  I can hardly wait!  I have got to get myself better, since I've been hanging out on the couch since Wednesday!  Just a weird bug.  I'm forcing myself to walk around my house outside and take in the Spring air out there!  We sure can't wait for you all to see YOUR first copy of the magazine!!  Don't forget to subscribe, or tell you local shop to carry them! 
    I hope to sew a little today, as I haven't felt much like it.  On my EQ7 program I designed something new this morning, so I'm going to see about starting it this afternoon. I will take pictures!
    Happy Spring Day to you all!

Just wanted to add, that the partial rug picture is a large rug on our website, that I designed back in 2003, I think. It is called "My Country Home" and is found under the large rug kits section! We sell patterns also! It was a fun one!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New little hooked rug!

This little hooked rug is for a friend!  The friend doesn't know it yet, so I won't say who! LOL!  I've been working on it off and on, mostly off.  So now it just needs bound in some way. Maybe I'll use the left over strips and whip the edges! I like that look a lot! I'll show you when it is done. don't hold your breath though, you know my track record! Ha!  Home sick today, so I don't feel much like sewing. I think I'll read today, that doesn't take so much energy.  Tea sounds good too.
   Thinking of all the people in Japan today, hard to not have that on your mind, isn't it?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The beginnings of a new Wool Quilt!

This is the first month of a wool quilt I'm starting!  I designed it and cut out all the pieces over a year ago, but hadn't gotten around to stitching it!  I brought it out of the back room of the shop the other day and got busy!  I believe the finished size will be about 58x58, and will be a 7 month Block of the Month! Or of course it will be available as a full kit also!  I hope to get a lot done on it this week, but at the same time we are proofing the magazine pages which head to the printer next Monday! Woooo hoooo!  Wow, do they ever look great! I can't wait for you all to see! My camera is broken, or at least I can't get it to work, so this picture was taken with my i-phone! Hope it looks okay!  Have a nice Sunday evening everyone!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mom's new Featherweight!

This is my wonderful Mother, Mary! She just bought a featherweight on Thursday evening!  I know she has been wanting one, especially to take to our retreat next month. She had just opened it up at the shop during our Open Craft Night, and was using her magnifying glass to read the manual.  Mom has Macular Degeneration, and uses ott lights and magnifiers to do just about everything. She can still thread a needle on the second or third try with her peripheral vision! Isn't she pretty!!!  We love our Mom! She taught us girls all to sew really young!

Doggie quilt Finished and auctioned off!

Here is a picture of the dog quilt I was making last week!  I got it all done, quilted and put it in the Humane Society's silent auction last Saturday! It went well, and I am going to make one for a lady who really really wanted it for her daughter by next Christmas! I don't normally make finished things for people unless I'm just making stuff for sale in the shop to sell, with no particular person in mind! No deadline or stress! Ha! But I do have till Christmas, so that is good! It did only take a few days to make after all, but with my A.D.D. (self diagnosed) I am already on to other things! LOL!  I wish the pictured showed the quilting better, not because I'm particularly great at it, but because in the little black border I quilted the words.....Good Dog, and Fluffy, all the way around!  In the pattern, by Kimberly Rado, that can be found on Fons and Porter's website under their Bonus Pattern's section, (Dog Daze,) you can see how they quilted the large border, which had things like that quilted in it! 
    Hope you enjoy the quilt!!         Jeni


Friday, March 4, 2011

Wool applique, so far!

Here is the wool applique, so far, on my Feb. Small Quilts Club project!  In class we made the quilt base, and then I Challenged the ladies to add their own "thing" to the alternate plain rows between the stars! This is what I'm adding!  These pictures are without having stitching the wool down, so I'll post another when I'm all done!  Hope you like it!