Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy May!

Spring is always a crazy weather month here in NorCal.
 It's spring, it's winter, it's summer. Today it is actually a spring day, yesterday was more like a summer day and last week it was like winter on a few days to the point I thought I would have to turn on the heater.
 I've had the air conditioner on and thought we may need to turn the heater back on. But we managed through the chilly day without the heater. 

Today I am posting what I have accomplished this past week.

Finished the Lori Holt Millie's Dresses Quilt for my daughter's birthday in August. I still need to quilt the top of it, but the top is finished.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Hopefully my daughter Kirsten will love it.


I made this as a wall quilt to go over the couch in my trailer, but it looks a bit to big. I will have to take off the large blue border or trim it down quite a bit. 
This is the space I wanted to hang the bear wall hanging behind my friend Peggy and my husband Steve's head. I don't have the trailer at the house, so I will have to go measure. To bad I didn't think of that first. 



Look at these adorable photos of the RileyBlake Designs Kewpie Doll. I had fun making the doll and quilt. Everything you need is in the box when you purchase the doll and in the box is the doll and the panel to make the quilt and clothes. I made only the gown so far, but there is overhauls, bib and other things. I also made the quilt which is included on the panel as well. 

Sadly I just got a phone call from the Roseville fire department that my mom fell while she was out and is on the way to the emergency room. She has hurt her elbow and hip and do not know if anything is broken or not. 

I pray nothing is broken. Until next time take care and God Bless.

~Kat


Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello Cute People

I wish I came and updated my blog before this late in the month, but as usual I am a busy, busy girl.

Steve and I had a fun camping trip on my birthday weekend. It was nice to get away for two nights.

I took a photo of Steve holding the camper quilt for me so I could photograph it before we put it in the trailer where it will stay and we will use on the bed. It looks so cute on the bed. The bedroom is separate from the rest of the trailer and nice and private. We went to Jackson, CA and the weather was good that weekend. We have had a lot of rain this year and it continues still and many chilly days even though it is late in April. 

I finished up my crochet shawl and it turned out nice. It looks better in person though.

I decorated for spring and used many different yo-yo maker flowers to make this adorable wreath.

Do you want to see the quilt I am making for my daughter Kirsten? of course you do.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and now that I have posted in my blog at least once this April I will get around to visit. I am amazed and saddened how many people I know don't blog anymore.

The background I posted is from a quilted bag I made. It's a bit busy, but for today it will be fine. :)


Blessings to you
Hugs xo xo ~Kat




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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello Friends

I missed the first day of spring posting in my blog. Hope everyone is enjoying sunshine by now.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
Matthew 6:19-21

Here are some flowers from my garden. I posted the yellow ones that are just like the red ones here in the last post. I don't know what they are called. They grow from bulbs and I just love them. 
I think the purple flowers are daisies. 

spring flowers

I just noticed last night that there is a spider on the smaller purple daisy. Eek!

Today is just gorgeous here in Northern CA. 

I made this little quilt a few years ago and its perfect for the Easter spring table. 
I need to make or purchase some flowers to put in my blue vases. I have had these vases for quite awhile but never put them on my table. If I had the time I would make some pom pom flowers made with yarn.
easter table with blue vases

I have been working on my living room redecorating it here and there for about a year. I am done now with the purchase of this new couch my husband bought from LazyBoy. The Urban Collection and the commercial with Brooke Shields she shows the Urban Collection. My husband is very good deal shopper and got $500.00 off this couch. Now a days you can't even hardly get a couch for less than $1000.00 but he got it way under. Good job DH.



I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

I might add we don't sit here unless we have company and then the family spills over into this area. Our living room is long and narrow and on the other end of this area is where we sit in a comfy Lazyboy recliner couch and have several comfy Lazyboy recliner's and of course a TV. 
I think I have some photos of when we remodeled this house where we removed the fireplace to make the room bigger. It was so weird before with a fireplace separating the two rooms and you could only fit like 6 people on one side and 6 on the other and you could not visit with the others. It was driving me insane. So my father in-law had it removed for us. 

I'm taking a break from quilting and I am making a garment (top) and just finished crocheting a shawl. I still have to attach the little roses and clovers. I love this shawl, Irish Rose Shawl. In this photo I had just stared, that was the first day of work. Such a beautiful color. I'll be sure to post the finished garment and shawl soon. 






Blessings to you and your family.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Finished My Camping Quilt by Lori Holt March 2017

Happy Monday Sweet Friends!

I finished my camping Quilt. I wanted it done it 2 weeks, but it actually took 2 weeks and 5 days. I guess I better guess that the one I am making Kirsten, the dress quilt also by Lori Holt will take about 3 weeks. That will be my quilting project for April.
I'm going to take a few weeks off from quilting and sew a few other things, do some paper crafting and work on my Crystal Suncatcher Shop.






That was a lot of work! The car and trailer were a lot of pieces, as well as the word and cutting all those squares. I added 2 pine trees that I appliqu├ęd onto the quilt. I Love this quilt. It's going to look so cute in our trailer.
There it is all folded up and the back is pretty cute as well. I did not show a full photo of it. I may have to come back and add another photo.


I forgot to add a quilt I finished last year for Steve using the fabrics he chose while we were in Alaska at an adorable quilt shop, he loves it! and since we don't put the quilt over us at night I purchased from JCP last year or maybe the year before, he puts that on at night. I can't wait to get the Quilter's Patch quilt finished by Edyta Sitar, that one is going on my bed.



It's so pretty out and gone from rain to spring! 

It's almost another Saint Patrick's Day! I love that day. I will be celebrating by making out corn beef, red potatoes and cabbage and whatever I come up with for dessert that is green. 

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