Monday, January 23, 2012

FUN FINISHES!!!

Yes, I know Christmas is over.....but look who has a jump on it this year!!! Whohoooooo!!!

I won these designs from Marjorie during Sew Cal's Quilt Show. I say....LUCKY ME!

I know a lot of you think you need to have the go cutter but truly you can do these designs without one, you just don't put the fabric on. You can go here for the designs. Marjorie does such a fantastic job and no she did not pay me to say that!

I finished up the last tree this morning. My husband saw me doing dishes and the machine running.....he just laughed and well....I call it multi tasking.


.I just felt my wall hanging was too big but not big enough for a small quilt....so I took it apart (we all know how fun that is....not smiling here).

This is what I came up with....smiling now!!
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Friday I went to a friend's house and she showed about three of us how to make Curry Chicken....so I made it tonight.

I dumped so many spices in that chicken that I was worried. David who spent two years in the West Indies said it was not spicy enough. I say

"WHAT"....as I am breaking out in hives....oh yes...scratch city for about thirty minutes.

Was it worth it...yes

will I do it again, yes...

.will I make it spicer...you bet.

I want to see this boy sweat!!!! I have a sister that would love this.

Friday after the class, I came home to a sparkling clean house. My son David did a marvelous job. I was so impressed with him and very grateful because he gave me more play time....and we all know what play time is.....

33 comments:

  1. Can I borrow your son? What a nice surprise. I didn't get any sewing done this weekend. It was my daughter and grandson's birthday (her 45,him 5) can't believe it. Since my daughter still isn't getting around too well I was in charge of decorations (balloons) and cake, (chocolate of course for Jonah. Since Jonah can't see he loves balloons and that was more fun than his birthday present. We still don't have any snow to speak of and that is really weird. I have two quilts in being quilts so maybe I will have something to show that I do really quilt in a couple of weeks. Blessings Sandra

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  2. lovely finishes.. your play time is so productive.... can david visit here??
    Hugz

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  3. You have some sweet projects here. Well done and glad your son arranged for you to have more play time!

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  4. Great finishes Barb. Is your son for hire?

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  5. I really like the quilting on your Sweet Tart Heart quilt! Both quilts are adorable. I had to laugh at the picture of you doing dishes while your machine runs.

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  6. I have to say that I like the heart quilt as two minis. It showcases the hearts nicely. The trees look great too! I can't handle hot so I make two dishes. A small dish for me and a big pot for Hubby and the kids. Even the dog likes hot stuff so I am always outvoted.

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  7. Super cute wall hangings! They are so cheerful ;) what a fabulous son you have too!

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  8. Love your little quilts. I don't understand how you can do the designs without the cutter. When David is finished at Betsy's can he come to my place?

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  9. So is that now two wall hangings lor two table runners? Whatever, it looks great. LOVE IT.

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  10. Love your Christmas tree quilt! I like how each tree is decorated differently. Was that machine embroidery? BTW I learned how to hand piece this weekend and am really enjoying it. Opens up the possibility of all those inset diamonds and squares that I had previously avoided. Maybe I'll even break out my free Inklingo pattern that I've had on my computer for 2 years now. lol

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

    PS Yummo for curry chicken!!!

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  11. These are great. Your little tree quilt is so cute. I like how you multi task!

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  12. Great trees, great take apart hearts and what a wonderful son you have that would clean so that you can get a little extra time to do what you like to do.

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  13. I love all your creations. Marjorie's designs looks so cute on your projects. Beautiful Christmas trees too.

    We love Curry. There are so many variations of flavors & level of heat/flavor. Glad to hear David picked up a taste for such dishes. We certainly enjoy the wonderful flavor and aromas.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  14. Your house sounds like a lot of fun!! Love the trees! And love a good curry.

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  15. I adore everything you create.

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  16. Cute creations! Very good use of playtime. Can I borrow David? Every quilter should have a David. And look! This is the first time in ages that I have been able to leave a comment on your blog. How wonderful is that?

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  17. Aww, sorry that you had to take apart, but the results are great! Two adorable toppers! Your trees are cute - I need to go check out her patterns...Ya know, I don't think I've ever had curry. Yes, I agree, I am deprived. What spices are in it? Is it mostly red pepper?

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  18. I say yes to a head start on Christmas!!! And your heart pieces are just DARLING!!! :)

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  19. Wow, those are amazing...great job Barb. What a great son, you are truly blessed.

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  20. Both creations are just sweet , and I'd like to have a loan of David too please :-)

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  21. Looks like it is working for me this morning Barb. Love both of your quilts here. You are so productive, you put us to shame.

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  22. I really love that Christmas Tree wall hanging. The message hearts are super, too. They both have a nice impact.

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  23. LOL!!! Everyone wants to borrow your son now!! I really love your Christmas tree quilt and I think I love your Valentine's Day quilt even more now!! I'm sorry taking it apart wasn't fun :( I made chicken curry last night for dinner...yummmm!!!!!

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  24. I can comment! I bet you thought I forgot about you!! I just love the candy hearts!! They are great!! How nice to come home to a clean house, what a sweet guy!

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  25. Super cute quilts! I really love the tree one! The curry sounds delicious. I like spicy things.

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  26. Love to hear from you Barb. Those are fun finishes indeed. Love your curry story too.

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  27. I really like both of those projects. I am glad I wasn't to dinner. Spicy kills me even though I do like the flavor of curry.

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  28. I can leave you a comment again- Wahoo.. I have tried for a couple of weeks now and not been able to -
    I love all the things that you have been doing with hearts- very fun. Your patterns are looking great too.
    Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  29. Those are very fun. And very cute! Yum to the curry chicken :)

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  30. Your Christmas trees are adorable, what a cute wallhanging it makes. Your little heart quilts are adorable, so many options.

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  31. I love hot curry...if it makes you sweat while you eat it, you did it juuuuuuust right.

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