Finish Line

I managed a few finishes for Jacquie’s Spring to Finish challenge in April. So, lest you think I accomplished nothing creatively in April due to the lack of posts…I have a few pics for you.

There were the onesies, you’ve already seen…and a four year old UFO that I finished and mastered free-motion quilting on…modeled here by the quirky-but-loveable, Kato…
There will be another post on the quilt when I get better pics taken. This is a wallhanging I completed as a shop sample:
Not crazy about the fact that the blue background doesn’t look very flat in this pic (it was finished before I mastered free-motion, or I would have stippled the background!), and it was laying on the floor here and does look better when hanging up. And another….made with Darlene Zimmerman’s nifty Dresden ruler/template…
Some boards I made for gifts. A birthday gift for my best friend’s scrapbooking room…
and a bridal shower gift for another friend who was married this past Saturday…
So, there you have it. I have been getting projects done. My weekends have been filled with weddings, showers, festivals, farmer’s markets and other fun Spring activities, but we still get a rainy day now and again that gives me some indoor quality time in the studio. I’m hoping to log a few good finishes for the month of May as well. I do have two long weekends coming up….

Creative Clips #6

This week I managed to get in a little sewing, I finished appliqueing the heart blocks…

Obviously, this quilt will have to be finished for St. Valentine’s Day 2010…

Sketched some ideas for setting them, and formulated a final plan in my mind…

Made this fun little Valentine for my Valentine…(not an original idea, I saw it on Craftzine, first)

It’s filled with some sweet sentiments, some funny things, and an inside joke or two…




It was a lot of fun to make, cost less than $5 and was so appreciated! It has a special place of honor on the nightstand next to his pillow.

We exchanged our handmade gifts on Friday the 13th, and my sweetie and I went to dinner at Django

Named after an idol of his…and offering up possibly the best french cooking I’ve ever had! (and that is saying something, since I actually spent a long weekend in Paris once!) The restaurant had French posters (advertisements and graphic design posters) throughout as artwork on the walls. I would have liked to shoot a pic of them all…but not wanting to annoy the patrons seated below them, I resisted. I did snap this one in the hallway to the water closet…

Less artistic than the others…but CHECK OUT THAT DRESS! The dress alone would have sold me on the new Frigidaire!

Greetings and Salutations…


It’s certainly a handmade holiday around the Threads of Conversation home…I got so inspired to do the handmade gift thing, I even joined Pink Christmas this year and added one more handmade gift to my giving list. It’s done, wrapped , as you can see above, and sent off to my secret Pink Christmas receiver! I hope she likes it! I even had the crazy idea of making all my Christmas cards, something I decided in January I wanted to this year. So, Friday night I gathered all my stuff and headed over to my best friend’s house to hang out, use her scrapbooking tools, and craft some greeting cards for the holidays!

I think I finished 31 cards Friday night, and managed to complete about a dozen or so more since then. Next year, I may have to do pre-made cards, or scale back to list of recipients!

Here are a few of my faves…



Now, to get them all signed, addressed, and stamped, and get them to the post… I received some fun mail myself this week. I won my first GIVEAWAY, ever! From Glenda at rosy and gray, I got this adorable little purse tissue holder and card holder! Anyone who knows me knows I never leave the house without a mini-pack of tissues with me, so it’s like this giveaway was made for me! And, the colors are green and aqua–two of my FAVORITES!