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!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Foxy Triangles

It has been very busy around here...

6 rows complete

3 rows ready

I only have three rows to go before I have a finished quilt top.
Hopefully tomorrow.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spools & Triangles!

Still working on the rows for my Triangle "Feelin' Foxy" quilt for the Triangle Quilt-Along hosted by The Sassy Quilter.

5 rows complete and ready!
You can already see the little foxes in the first three rows.  (Tails together)

 On a different note, I have always read posts about how quilters save their empty spools to showcase every now and then.  I decided to try my hand at that and post frequently throughout the year.  Here are the empty spools that I have gathered (used up) from January 2014 - present day (April 13th, 2014).
Seven empty spools...pretty impressive!

Have a relaxing and productive Sunday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Panic with Triangles!

I had good intentions of coming home last night and working on my Triangle quilt.  Yesterday before I went to work, I made sure that I had rows ready to be pieced together.  

 Two rows complete

Rows ready to go!

However, my plans were tossed out the window when I received a call about a family emergency.  My parents t-boned an 8-point deer with their motorcycle going 55 mph.  My dad managed to keep the motorcycle upright, but the entire motorcycle is totaled.  Both of my parents are ok, my mom is a little sore from the impact of the deer (it smashed into her left leg when it flew off the front of the motorcycle), but other than that they are ok just shaken up.  (Thank you Lord for taking care of them!)  The deer is dead.  They hit it so hard it knocked the rack off of it's head.  I have a picture, but it was too gruesome to show. (You're welcome!)

Needless to say, last night I had some serious adrenaline going on.  
I think that I proved that my driving skills are worthy of NASCAR!  ;)

Have a safe and wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


So I am just a little behind schedule...

Cut and ready to roll!

I finished cutting my triangles for the Triangle Quilt Along.  
Piecing begins tonight!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Need Your Opinion!

My mom made her first mesh wreath with a little help from me.  
It is tan with dark brown accent ribbon.

Isn't it so pretty!  Especially for her first attempt at making one!

Also, I opened my mailbox on Saturday to find this sweet little package from Sew At Home Mummy!
I just LOVE to get mail.  :)

Such a wonderful prize pack!  Thank you!!!!

Today I plan to finished cutting my triangles (yes I'm a little behind) and begin piecing them together.  I also need to get started on the Indian Motorcycle quilt for my dad.

I will end with a question....I have to make a wedding quilt for one of my good friends (see picture below).  
The beautiful lady in the middle is Grace.
She was one of my four bridesmaids at my wedding many years ago.

I am not going to attempt the double wedding ring just yet, so that pattern is off the table.  It is going to be green and blue and one more color.  
What other color should I choose to be the 3rd color, and do you have any pattern suggestions?

**I will most likely come back to you all with this question again soon, because her sister Mary Margaret (second from the right) is getting married next year!  So many weddings!!!  Yikes!**

Thank you so much for your advice!
Happy Sunday

Friday, April 4, 2014

Baby Quilt & In the Mail

Jennifer (a girl I went to high school with) is now one of my mother's employees.  She is pregnant with her second baby girl and her shower is this Saturday.  I was asked to make a tiny little quilt for her.  They are not sure what they are going to name her yet, so I don't have a cute little name to attach to this quilt....but we will find out soon!  So, with one and a half days notice...this is my tiny creation.  I enjoy making smaller quilts, it gives me a good chance to practice and improve my quilting skills.

It kind of looks like an Easter Egg.  :)

 The back is so bright!

Also, the Traveling Stash box is heading out today!  Congrats to Malini over at Malini's Quilting Adventure for winning this great "prize" box stuffed full of fabric and other notions from all over the USA.  She asked for aquas & greys....and that is exactly what I got to add.  I hope she likes it.  :)

Aquas & Greys

Have a wonderful and productive Friday!

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Finish & A Winner!

Congrats to Malini @ Malini's Quilting Adventure!  
She is the next recipient of the Traveling Stash Box!
I will send out the Traveling Stash Box to its next destination this week.
(Pictures of new Traveling Stash Box content coming soon!)

My first March finish is the quilt for Paisley!  
I finished the binding and it is ready to go.

Finished Front with Pastel Pink Binding

Finished Back with Pastel Pink Binding