March 20, 2013

Hello Friends!  It's time to start the STITCH ME UP blog hop.  First off, let me give a shout out to Madame Samm and Jane from Janes' Fabrics for organizing and sponsoring this blog hop.  Thank you for all your time and effort!

It was just perfect for me as I like to do hand embroidery.  Below is the project I made.   I chose to stitch the "Diva" and make it into a pillow.  This pillow will probably be going to my granddaughter, Camryn, who is definitely a Diva!  I will admit I purchased the wrong size pillow form!!!  BUT, you get the general idea!  I'll get a larger one the next time I go into the "city".  ;)

I used several stitches in the project -- stem stitch, backstitch, lazy daisy stitch, french knots.

This has been a fun project.  I thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back to visit.  Now, I encourage you to go grab another cup of coffee or tea, or your favorite beverage and visit all the blogs to see the many different projects!  Have fun!

Selina Quilts    

March 1, 2013

Dress in Blue Day!

Today is "Dress in Blue Day" to kick off "Colon Cancer Awareness" month.  I'm rockin' my "Blue Over Cancer" T-shirt at my office today.  I am a 9-year survivor of colon cancer.  Praise the Lord! 

If you are over the age of 50 and have not had a colonoscopy, RUN to your phone and call your doctor.  I had NO IDEA I had cancer until it was found in a routine colonoscopy -- a test I had planned to never do!  I am so glad I had that test!  It really isn't bad at all -- you don't know what's going on.  The worst part is the day before the test!

Just do it!  It could save your life -- it did mine!

February 28, 2013

Whew!!! I may need a new battery!

I have been SEW busy!  We have a new little boutique here in town guess who has a booth????  This is something I've wanted to do for a really long time, but never 'followed through'.  Lord willing, I'm planning to retire in 18 months (but, hey, who is counting?  right?) and my plans are to spend time in my studio making quilts and quilted gift items -- anything fabric!  My friend has a booth at "Finders Keepers" boutique and talked me into doing this.  The great thing about it is that I'm the only quilter -- yea!  I put my items in the shop on February 12th.  ALL the quilts I put in the booth are GONE...Yep, sold every stinkin' one of them!  As Martha Stewart would say "that's a good thing".  So guess who is busy making more???  That would be (slowly raising hand)  me!  This full-time job is "just about" to get in my way!  ;)   Below are a few pictures of some of the items I've been working on.

 To the right is a jelly roll race first one!  It was quick and fun to make!!
 To the left is the back of the jelly roll race quilt.

With Easter just around the corner, I thought the mini-quilt to the right would be just perfect.  It was a fun project and quick....did I say quick??  Four fabrics and half square triangles and you have a quick quilt.  I think it would be great in a larger size too.

I'm lovin' these headbands!  They are reversible and some of the customers say they are "great for working out! -- keeps that hair out of the face!"  I have more "in the works" that will have embellishments on them.

To the right is a Texas flag quilt (yep, I'm a Texan thru and thru) that I have framed.  Sorry about that reflection of the flash in the pic.  I also have some with a barnwood frame.

 To the left is some embroidery that I did.  This is my one of my favorite verses.  I was going to make it into a pillow and then decided to frame it!

Another framed Bible verse!

January 30, 2013

Heart of Texas Shop Hop

Last Saturday, two of my quilting sisters and I attended the Heart of Texas Quilt Shop Hop at the Waco Convention Center.  It was great idea for a shop hop.  There were 20+ shops located in one location!  The photo above are some of the goodies I purchased.  The top left is "King of the Range" by Moda.  I'm going to make a jelly roll race quilt with this collection.  The photo on the right are just some patterns I picked up.  The bottom photo is "Windsor Lane" by Bunny Hill.  These fabrics will be used to make baby quilts -- one boy and one girl.  I like to keep a couple of baby quilts on hand for gifts.

After shopping, we went to BJ's Brewhouse and had some wonderful burgers.  I had never eaten there and it was very good.  Then we were on to Mardel Christian Book Store where we purchased the book for our upcoming Bible Study.  I just love it that I have friends that I quilt with and we also study the Bible together.  I am so blessed!

Here's hoping you enjoyed your visit at The Humble Quilter and that you will have a wonderful and wacky Wednesday.