Saturday, January 28, 2012

Go Visit My Friend, Judy's Blog

Check out my friend, Judy's Blog.  She's having a giveaway...

If you need a longarmer, I highly recommend her.  She's located between KC and Lawrence and she has some immediate openings, so hurry!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wyatt's old crib quilt

Now we use it for wagon rides.

Wild geese variation block. 30's fabrics.

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Tumbling along

Tumbler blocks...

These are from a swap I did on Flickr. Such fun! I didn't mean to start sewing them together tonight, but I couldn't resist. I cut out more from my stash & made it bigger. I may go even bigger. Not sure yet. I love it, tho!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

True confessions

I see the gym not as a place to work out, but as a method of getting extra mental health time by putting the kids in childcare while I sit in the sauna or cafe paper piecing hexagons.

And I feel ZERO guilt.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Swapping like crazy

So I know I swore off swapping, but I think I might need to clarify that statement...

I'm swearing off swaps/bees where you make something for someone else (except for my KCMQG KC Scrappy Bee).

Instead, I'm going to participate here and there in swaps for charm squares, layer cakes, tumbler blocks, etc.

Here's my latest swap:  Distant Pickles Rainbow Layer Cake Swap. If you want to play too, hurry because there aren't many spots left.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My choice for the MM I Spy Swap

I Spy Charm Square Swap

Join me for a fun 5 inch charm square swap of I Spy fabrics.  1 yard of fabric.  Quilt shop only, non-smoking, etc.

Here is the link...  Hurry!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Another finish!

Another finish!, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

This baby quilt is for my newest neighbor, 1 month old baby Kate. :)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sewing with kcmqg

Today we sewed for 4 hours at Harper's (our lqs) & I have a finish!

These pillow shams are for my spare bedroom daybed. They will match the quilt that's on the bed. Very fun!

And I also needed a backing for a batik quilt I'm making, so I used a table runner wip along with a baby quilt that was never finished. They're now a backing!

My new approach is to work on the projects that are closest to completion first.

Next up: bento blocks.

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Go hogs go!!!

Go hogs go!!!, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.
Tonight, my alma mater (the University of Arkansas) is playing my husband's alma mater (Kansas State).

I've been gently reminding the kids today that razorbacks are good and wildcats are bad. We're practicing calling the hogs and saying GO HOGS, GO!

Tonight we'll have friends over (did I mention that we live in Kansas and all of our friends are Wildcats?) and we will sit on opposite sides of the room and cheer for our teams. I've informed everyone that I will only let people wearing red thru the door...

Go hogs, go! Woo Pig Sooie!

***** Edited*****
We won!  My hubby and most of our guests were disappointed, but they all took my obnoxious behavior well.  I had a bottle of champagne.  Oops!  Go Hogs, GO!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Nikki's 2011 Bee Blocks

Nikki's 2011 Bee Blocks, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

These were made for the KC Scrappy Bee, the Lovely Linen Bee and Bee Vintage in 2011

Nikki's 2011 Finishes

Nikki's 2011 Finishes, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

2011 has been a very crafty year!