Friday, September 19, 2014

ABC Quilt: Letters M-P

A few more letters done that I will add to my ABC quilt for the baby!

 This has to be my favorite fabric ever!  I love the vintage airplanes!

And for funny Friday....

The Flea Market man has struck again, 
this time he created a "blender lamp".....good grief!

Thank goodness it's Friday!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ABC Quilt: Letters J, K & L

Trucking right along through the alphabet.  I managed to get letters J, K & L done in a short period of time.  My "J" looks a little wonky, but when it all if said and done you won't be able to tell.  :)

 Brown and purple polka dots...and a little wonky!

 Fabric I was gifted from a sweet blogging friend

Loving the leopard and pink "L"

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ABC Quilt: Letters G-I

A few more letters to add to the ABC quilt for sweet baby Charleigh.  I hope to get quite a bit more letters done tonight.  I can't wait to get a picture in the daylight!

I am going to attach all of the letters together row by row, but I need to think of a good color to put in between the letters.  I am thinking brown, black or some neon color...  Any suggestions?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 15, 2014

ABC Quilt: Letters A-F

Hello my blogging friends,

I decided to get started working on my ABC quilt.  So far, I only have letters A-F done, but I imagine that I can get a few more done throughout the work week.  The colors look really good together (I will try to get a photo outside soon).  This is a great stash-busting quilt.  :)

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Joined, You Should Too!

This is my favorite time of the year, 
gift giving season!!!  

I joined the Christmas Blog Hop "T'was the Night" hosted by Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt with Marlene of Stitchin By the Lake as our cheerleader!
Now I just have to prepare some things to show and a gift....time to put on the thinking cap.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby & Crafting Update

Hi everyone,

Time is just flying by.  Where did August go?  I have spent my days working, crafting and going to yard sales looking for baby clothes and other cool stuff.  

My husband and I found out that we are expecting a baby GIRL!!!  

So, of course, I had to do something crafty to celebrate.

Name for wall above crib painted 
in glittery teal with silver ribbon!

I am working on making my own pattern for an alphabet quilt, which I hope to start 
soon while I am still able to move around somewhat freely.

Baby update:
23 weeks and 4 days
Baby Charleigh is the size of a grapefruit!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Long Time No Post

Hello all of my blogging friends,

These past few months have been quite a busy time for me.  Between working, crafting and going to baby-doctor appointments, I have had very little time to blog.  But I hope to keep up with my blogging in the coming months to keep you all up to date with what I am creating (especially for my nursery)!

I participated in the Quilt for Kate Send-Along hosted by Lori Landenburger of SewPsyched Blog.  It was so much fun to get the quilt for a few days and be able to sign it before I had to pass it along.  It started in Alabama, made it to my mailbox in Arkansas, and then went on through the rest of the US...onto Canada...then to Australia.  This is one special quilt to travel to so many places and get lots of love from so many wonderful people!  It was a great privilege to be able to not only see this lovely quilt, but also to leave my mark on it.  I can't wait to see what the final "signature" side looks like!

 Beautiful Quilt Top

 Quilt Back with Signatures.  
I am sure that it has ALOT more signatures by now!

 Cute nautical fabric sent to me by Corey from Alabama!

 The quilt packaged and ready to go to Michelle Curtis of Chelle's Quilts Blog in California.

Working on my first crochet blanket for baby.  
It is bright purple and not bad for my first attempt.

Book Art: "Remy the Rat from Ratatouille"
(4) Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia hot glued together (any book will work).
1 printed picture, cut into strips, glued to book with Elmer's Glue.
Picture covered with Mod Podge to give it a glossy appeal.
Silver bow tied around it to hold it all together.

To keep you laughing:
Another funny lamp I found at the local Flea Market.  
I call it the Gum Ball Machine Lamp.

19 Weeks and 2 Days
My baby is now the size of a mango.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Funny Friday

Sorry for the long absence.... Happy Friday!

Pictures of my latest adventures coming soon!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2nd Birthday Quilt for Ezra

I finished the birthday quilt for little Ezra.  He turned 2 years old last weekend.  I work with his mother, and she was so excited to receive the quilt.

Fabric #1

Fabric #2

Fabric #3

Almost finished top

Finished top

Finished back

Also, on my Sunday trip to the local Flea Market with my husband I found that the lamp-maker was at it again.  A man that has a booth in the flea market seems to turn everything he can get his hands on into a lamp.  Here are his latest lamps. Ha!

 Camera Lamp #1 

 Camera Lamp #2

Camera Lamp #3

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Baby Quilt Done & Wreath

In the past few days, I finished one baby quilt and made one mesh wreath.

Baby Ziggy (Front) finally done!

Baby Ziggy (Back) finally done!

Wreath for my grandpa's (Pappy) grave.  

Since it is nearing Decoration Day, I chose a bright blue mesh with red rose accents.

More finished quilts coming soon!  
I am almost done with two other baby quilts, then I will finish my Triangle Quilt "Feelin' Foxy" soon.

Baby Update:
I am 6 weeks, 1 day and feeling fine!
My baby is the size of a green pea.  :)
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I'm Back!

Hi everyone,

Sorry it seems like such a long time since my last post, but this past week has been a very crazy week.  Between having two yard sales in a row, cleaning house, working and everything else...I did not have any time to quilt.  :(

But I did find out.....My husband and I are expecting our first child!  
I am only 5 weeks and 6 days, so it is still early yet.  

Needless to say, I have a laundry list of quilts to get done before December!  ;)

Just a quick recap of every quilt I need to finish prior to that date:
Mario quilt
Baby Ziggy Quilt
Baby "Fishy Whales" Quilt
Birthday Quilt for Ezra
Birthday Quilt for Escher
Wedding Quilt for Grace
Triangle Quilt Along "Feelin' Foxy" (There was just no way for me to finish by the deadline)
Indian Quilt for my dad
Camo Quilt for Uncle Paul
3 Christmas Quilts

Can I do it?  I sure hope so!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Friday!

Not much to post about quilting.
I'm still working on my "Feelin' Foxy" 
quilt for the Triangle Quilt-Along.

So, until I have pictures of my progress....
I leave you with two happy songs to listen to.  

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Join the Send Along!

Hop on over to SewPsyched to join the Send Along!  
We need to get as many signatures as we possibly can
for this sweet little quilt!  Visit her blog for more details!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

I Miss You!

Sixteen years ago today I lost someone that meant the world to me!  He died from lung cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure in the Vietnam War.  I miss him every day.  Not a day goes by that he doesn't pop into me head in a memory.  It is so hard to believe that it has been so long.  So much of my life he has performances, graduations, proms, wedding, and so much more!

Charles "Pappy" Hayes
October 1st, 1946 - April 21st, 1998

I love you and I miss you!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Guess who got a visit from the Easter Beagle...
My sweet pup!
 He just loves those plastic eggs 
filled with yummy puppy treats!

to your family from the 
Easter Lab & Pickles Quilting!  


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finished Quilt Top: Triangles

I finally finished the quilt top for my Triangle Quilt Along Project.  I call it "Feelin Foxy"!  

 Finished Top with untrimmed sides

Finished Top with trimmed sides!
(I hope to get a picture outside soon to post...)

Now all that is left to do is to add the eyes and noses on my foxes (which will come at a later time), quilt it and bind it.  Prior to the Triangle Quilt-Along hosted by The Sassy Quilter, I had never quilted using triangles.  Triangles are so much fun!  I see more triangle quilts in my future!

Also, check out my Flickr page by clicking on 
(I'm on Flickr) on my right side-bar.


On a funny note... many of you may remember my post (HERE) about the horrible "sewing machine lamp".  Today, I was walking around the flea market and I always make sure to glance over where the sewing machine lamp is, just to see if it actually sold.  When I looked over in that direction today this is what made me laugh uncontrollably!

The Clarinet lamp!

Apparently, this person will turn any object that doesn't run away fast enough into a lamp.
And as you can see from the picture, the sewing machine lamp is still there!