Thursday, February 5, 2009

must. blog.

i need to start posting more often. i think i get caught up in all the things i could or should be sharing and get overwhelmed. so i am going to just start making smaller posts. see if i stick with it. see if you'll stick with me : )

so, for today, i'm not going to tell you about our weekend away (too much to say). i'm going to talk about yesterday's sewing.


i wanted to work on something just for fun. don't get me wrong. i enjoyed sewing the snoopy quilt. but i wanted to work on something just to let my creative juices flow. and what gets my creative juices flowing? houses, free piecing and my scrapbox.

placemat - detail

i think almost all (except the snoopys) came from tia. I hope she doesn't mind the garish outcome of the scraps she sent me. putting all these fabrics together really made me laugh and smile. i'm calling this placemat "snoopy's house of decadance".

placemat - back

the backing came from my good friend craftyturtle. and the binding was leftover from the snoopy quilt. i almost always make extra binding when i make it. it's nice to have on hand.

machine pieced, quilted and bound
free pieced
12.5" x 17" - it shrank an inch with all the quilting

inspired by these beauties from the last round of the doll quilt swap (which i'm hoping will have another round soon - hint hint)

~ i always mean to say thank you for all the lovely comments you all leave, but i never seem to tell you. sometimes i email you back. sometimes i try to email you back, but your email isn't in your profile (ahem!). so thank you dear blog readers. i truly enjoy hearing your comments.

~ and for the record, i have sent many an email response to "no reply" before realizing that it doesn't go anywhere - duh!

~ and yes, bill nye the science guy


Molly said...

This is so great--so creative, and so cute! I love the quilting, too.

True Blue Nana said...

I struggle too with finding things to blog about. I read other blogs, yours definitely included, and their life and quilting sounds so much more interesting than mine. I love your houses.

Vicki said...

Cool quilt--I love how you quilted it.

nettie said...

i love this, actually i love all your houses. Love the quilting too, and the back. Great all around.

belinda said...

MY OH MY...this is a cutie!!

amandajean said...

i love the snoopys in the door and windows. that's just too cute!

jmbmommy said...

Snoopy's house of decadence....that is the best thing I have seen all day...hee hee. I love that flower roof, it is so beautiful.

Julie said...

very cute house.
I always love to see what you come up with.

alobsiger said...

Hey, hey, LOVE that backing with the houses...extreme cute! I always feel funny commenting over on Flickr and then commenting again on the blog, but this time I saw the back and had to comment and, say, do you think they'll announce DQS6 soon????? Hmm, I guess I don't even know if my email address is on the account info you see since I don't use blogger but I do have a Google account. I guess I should look into that.

upstateLisa said...

so cute and I looooooove all the quilting!

Helen said...

Lurrrrrve the quilting on this little house! I feel I can reach out into the computer and feel the quilty bumpiness!

Fran said...

for the have I..LOL


jacquie said...

made me smile tonight. love this.

Li de Liége said...

Muito lindo!!!
li de liége