Minding momma

Sewing up a storm
October 15, 2016, 4:12 pm
Filed under: crafted, Uncategorized

My station at retreat. Hand piecing a table runner and 2 placemats in these fall colors.

Hope i get done by noon tomorrow!20161015_170922.jpg

Retreat time!
October 10, 2016, 4:52 pm
Filed under: crafted

This weekend is the Quilters Depot retreat and I am so excited!  I am an overnighter this time too, just one night, but it gives me a pass to use the hot tub!  Ahhhh!

I have so many projects floating around, I am taking two suitcases full of projects – just a backpack for luggage.  I won’t get to them all, I know, but I get bored with one and switch to another when I feel like it.

I cannot wait!quilt

Sunday Stash Building
September 25, 2016, 6:13 am
Filed under: crafted

This week, our local quilt shop had a fabric swap/yard sale set up.  People brought in their “don’t wants”, priced to sell, and you could buy up whatever caught your eye.  If you got to it first!  I saw several pieces I liked, walk out the door while I was working.  But I was happy those fabrics went to good homes.  Here’s a few goodies I was able to snatch up after my shift.  ((apologies for picture quality))

thimbleberries  I picked up 2 yds of this older Thimbleberries for a steal at $5.  No plan for it yet, but I just loved it.


scrapbagAnd I grabbed a scrap bag that caught my eye for $6. That gold and orange print piece were buried inside the others, surprise!

And after seeing all those various blue prints, blueI proceeded to pick up three yards of the faded blue for a quilt that is screaming to be put together.  No sale on that one.

Linking up to Sunday Stash molli_sparkles_sunday_stash_button


Pinterest Inspired
September 23, 2016, 1:24 am
Filed under: crafted

copycat-snowman I saw the cutest mini snowman quilt on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make it into a mug rug for my dads’ wife for Christmas.  I would love to have used little buttons for the eyes, but I had none on hand, and wanted it completed the night I worked on it, so cross-eyed he is.  All pieced, outline quilted, then bound by hand.

How do you give credit for inspiration?  Do you show the original and then how you changed it?  Do you give a link or just a shout out?  Do you bother to show the inspiration?


EDITED:  Thanks for the answer on how to give the link for credit of the inspiration piece!


Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.  And A Quilting Reader’s Garden. And I Heart Naptime.  And OhScrap!

Side Job
September 21, 2016, 4:44 am
Filed under: crafted

I have been taking in hand binding work since I started at the quilt shop.  It is nice to do in the evenings and this most recent bunch “covered” my cost for a day at Quilt Retreat! Yay!  Here’s a look at one of the quilt backs, can I just say, sewing black fabric with black thread – not a fan!


Time flies
September 18, 2016, 5:02 am
Filed under: Life


This second half of the year always seems to fly by.  Now school has started, I can’t believe I have a Senior and a 5th grader.  Work is going nicely but keeps me quite busy.  A quilting retreat is coming up.  I went to a ladies Bible Conference recently.  Wednesday night studies and youth group meetings have started up again.  My husband transitioned to a new job.  Those are just a few of the things going on.  Busy little bees in the hive are we.

Hope all is going well in your hive.

Another project?
August 13, 2016, 12:42 am
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I am thinking of a fall table runner and this one quilt store has a small section of batiks…should make it easier to plan a project right?  I cant decide if i want the background to be the dark one on the bottom third from left, or, the very light one on the top sort of the middle one.

I was planning on a leaf each of green, orange, yellow, and purple.  Choices, choices.