Friday, October 28, 2011

On a Roll

Fall is in the air. It is time for jeans, sweaters and boots. Warm drinks. Comfort food. And Quilts!


In my garage was a box full of UFO's ( unfinished projects). Yesterday I took the opportunity to get this Bliss quilt done. The squares are called "All Squared Up" by Jaybird Quilts. The border is 2.5 inches wide and the quilt measures 42 inches square. I stipple quilted it and handsewn binding. I love handsewn binding. It kept me warm last night- my hands were busy-watching t.v with the family and what a World Series Game!! I normally don't watch baseball, but wow. Super Fun.




Next up- Old Red Barn Co is having a quilt along on Flickr. Great place to learn how to quilt if you have the hankering. We are learning Dresden plates and this is my first wall hanging fabric pull. I also found a great link on dresden plate journal covers at SEW WE QUILT. Christmas is coming! At Rapid Speed! Must make Gifts! No, I'm not having a panic attack. It's 8 weeks. Not freaking out. I promise.
Have a great weekend.


Dena

ps. it helps to edit posts before you hit the post button. I need some serious help.



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New baby blanket



This came from the leftovers of the previous quilt. It is 38 inches square and I did my very first circle applicaes. The print fabric is from Dena Design- love her and not only because we share the same name(and spell it the same). I finally found the tub that had a few UFO's in it so I am hoping to get those done while I wait for our next Round at ORBQA to start. The sewing machine and I are having fun.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting it done.

First of all this weekend was our 17 year Anniversary. Yeah us!!!! We had a great weekend with a date for just the two of us, horse show, wedding show, great Itailian dinner. Super nice. 17 years is nothing to squeeze at. Good thing I love him huh?


Next, I got to sew this weekend. Yippee! The machine was calling to me like an old friend you haven't had a good chit chat with for a while. We got along just great. I quilted and bond the 100's of Squares Quilt. It is 53x64 in size. I am working on a baby quilt today and have zipped right along. Hopefully pictures soon. So nice to reconnect.


And finally, My fabric pull for the Old Red Barn Quilt Along. We are going to learn how to make Dresden plates. So excited to learn this. It has scared the "you know what" out of me, but with this group I am eager to learn. Love my ORBQA ladies- ( and men). Come join us.





Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All through the Night

Avery's Solo and Ensemble

Just click on link below to see Miss Avery in action.
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_UPh4AtY4]

What I've been up to


I have been filling my time with the PTA of the girls school. After the results of our last fundraiser, I've decided to take on a larger role and head up the fundraising for the rest ofthis year. We are kicking off a Spirit Wear Drive in November as well as Dinner Night Out events. More stuff to come after the Holidays that will include Trivia Night, Bingo, Game Night etc. Fun painless fundraising.


I have experienced that one of the ways to a persons heart is through their stomach, so for the teachers I baked 100 cookies to sweeten them up on the idea of fundraising. They are SOOOOO important and I really need them on my team.





I found these great embossed envelopes in the stationary section at Target on clearance(love the little red tags makes me happy), added some ribbon in our school color and filled them with cookies and a flyer. Wouldn't that make you want to be on board? Wish me luck! Better yet pray for our kids and teachers.




Now I also have a the square quilt just waiting for me to finish it. I just have to quilt and bind it. I'm also pulling fabrics for the ORBQA dresen plate round. I think a lot of Christmas presents are going to get made on that round. I'm thinking many wall hangings. So excited!




So now that I've told you what I've been up to, What have you been up to?
Hope you are enjoying your fall.




Much love,


Dena







Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Our Saturday Balloon Fiesta



These were all taken from my bedroom balcony. There was snow dusting the mountains, a chill in the air and the winds blowing the balloons up by our house. I got to stay in my PJ's and drink my coffee and stay in bed until 8am.

{love} you dresden plate


{love} you dresden plate, originally uploaded by ImAGingerMonkey.

This is what I'm thinking for mine. I love this quilt and I love Hope Valley Fabric.
Thank you ImAGingerMonkey for the inspiration.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

another dresden


another dresden, originally uploaded by ::amylouwho.

Guess what is next for the Old Red Barn Quilt Along Group........ Scrappy Dresdens. Think about how awesome a quiltful of these would look. I'm super excited.

This one was made by Amy Webb at the Sewing Summit and I hope there is one next year because I really want to go.

My People

 These are my people. This is where I come from.
 This is where I learned love.
This is where I get my funny
 Smiles and dimples to live for -
my heart is full of love for these people.
And our firstborn..from baby to young lady.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winner #46


And the winner is...........#46 Michelle who's favorite thing about fall is "For me, fall is the perfect time to drink hot apple cider." Me too. When we lived in upstate NY I loved picking apples and eating doughnut holes and drinking cider all bundled up.
When we lived in Virginia my favorite thing to do in fall was to drive and look at all the trees along the BlueRidge Mountains. Amazing color.
I'm looking forward to see what traditions we set for ourselves in New Mexico. Thank you for sharing your fall favorites with me.
Congrats to Michelle!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Balloons, Borders and Giveaway




Balloons in the sky. They start at 6:30 am and fill up the skyline

My quilt so far. I'm adding borders to it and loving the look.

And lastly, a giveaway for you all. Leave me a comment about your favorite thing to do or make for fall and you could win these four coordinating fat quarters. Winner will be choosen in one week -Tuesday, October 11th. I'll be enjoying my parents until then. Good Luck!!!

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2011-10-04_09-44-06_587, originally uploaded by denawayne.

I'm sure this had to be a "Oh crap" moment. The wind was not behaving this morning. One balloon landed on the public golf course, one in a parking lot and this guy is over I 25. Hopefully he found an empty field.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

40th year of Balloon Fiesta

Front my balcony. Balloons dotting the skies and heading north. Can't wait to see them up close.