Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ack!!! Fail!

I am still struggling with posting photos.  If anyone out there has any insight,  please feel free to share.  When I try to upload a picture,  it takes forever and after a while, it usually says something about losing network connection.  I coughed up the five bucks for more storage to no avail, waaah!  So discouraging.  I did manage to get a few photos loaded while I watched the Ravens win today.  It's possible that the potent sangria that I mixed up earlier gave me some patience, heh heh. 
Here is a peek of the top I made when I declared war on my stash.  It's about twin size.  I have the backing picked out but no sandwich made yet.  I really hope to get it done soon so I can send it to Basics in New York.  The light side of the squares is a funny cat print that I have had for a while.  I used it on the back of a quilt for my daughter a long time ago.  I  think I'm having a new crush on half square triangles. 

This is what I have really wanted to show you for a couple weeks now.  Say hello to Skippy.  I checked this book out of the local library and it had this pattern in it.  So doggone cute.  The original pattern did not have the drops of water, that was my genius addition.  I just felt that all the open space needed something so I used the feather die from my Accuquilt Go and made a bunch of drips.  Lots of fun.
This was the pattern from the book.  I took it to Staples and had it enlarged, A LOT.  Then I made some freezer paper templates.  I did cut the fabric pieces with a seam allowance so I could turn the edges under and then I topstitched the pieces into place.  It worked very well. 

Here is Skippy before he started playing with the water. 
I have some fabrics picked out to make a couple more of these.  I will have a nice little stash of baby quilts soon.  It will be nice to know they are there and not have to put other projects on hold every time someone I know gets preggers.  There is already another pregnancy at work, oy!

      Yesterday I had a little road trip  with some of my Wild Thread friends.  We went to two awesome quilt shops in Pennsylvania.  OMG!  I hope I don't offend anyone when I tell you that we all agreed that we enjoyed 'fabric orgasms' yesterday.  Oh dear, I can't believe I wrote that but we had such a good time and came home with so much fantastic fabric.  Thanks to my eagle eyed  friend, Chris, I now have some of Aneela Hooey's Little Apples fabric.  One of the shops just had its building sold so they are having a liquidation sale, 25% off the already good prices.  Yee haw!  And the other store had
 33, 000 bolts.  So if you were thinking about doubting the big fabric O., think again.  I found out on the way home that I didn't even see the UPSTAIRS of the second store.  Probably a good thing.  It is so much fun to get together with the girls, boy does the conversation go all over.  Failing vision and stray whiskers on our chins were mentioned as well as some brainstorming for handmade holiday gifts.  I am putting together a list of ideas for gifts I can make for my friends.  If you have any ideas that have been hits with your friends, please let me know.  I know it's not even october, but guess what?  I was at Walmart today and they had  Christmas trees and lights out for sale already.  Sheesh!
I hope you had a good weekend and, seriously, if you have any suggestions for my uploading issues, please share.  Thank you!


  1. Lisa,
    There was an UPSTAIRS? How did we miss that? I love the fabric I bought but I already want to go back there! :) Sorry you're still having uploading issues. And I love your elephant, great idea with water drops.

  2. It sounds like a network problem on your side. You should call your internet provider and talk to them about it. If you are using a wireless internet connection there might be something interfering with the signal.

  3. Can't help with the uploading issues...I am not good that way. Sounds like a great day out!

  4. Oh my Skippy is very sweet - Lucky little people.
    Missing a part of the shopping really does mean that you will need to go back again - how amazing will that be? Enjoy your pretty quilts.