Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You know that I love you when . . .

. . . when I sit up just long enough to say, "I'll be back soon!"

I miss y'all!

Oh, what a winter already here in the southland! Snow and ice, and viruses that hit you and then hit you again; some peeps I know have had this for five weeks. Ugh.

So, I'm going back to bed, and hopefully I will be back here with y'all soon!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Gifts have been given . . .

I'm showing off some gifts on this post, because it's safe to do so! (Grin) Once they have been un-wrapped and hugged on, it's OK to show y'all!

Remember these cuties?

Here is what they looked like, once they were made into pillow covers:

This was the first one of two made. I love, love how the glasses turned out on the fox! (Thanks again for the super pattern, Elizabeth of Oh Fransson!)

Looks great with the pillow form inside! Love Ikea; it's one of my fav places to shop . . .

Here are two pictures of the second pillow . . . if you are looking closely, you can guess the field of work the recipient is in! (Grin)

Yep, you guessed it, that is binary -- the person who now cuddles with this is a web development specialist and all-around geeky genius!

Here is what the back of the pillows look like: I chose a contrasting fabric to bind the edges of the overlap. The quilting shows up well on the pillow backs.

Remember this?

This was finished and bound and is now living in the apartment of a newly-minted (this year) attorney son. Hoping that the quilt is a reminder of how much his proud momma loves him!

I really like that backing - very masculine, and makes the batiks on the front pop!

I'm linking up my show-and-tell to Sew and Sow Farm's Sew Simple Saturday share-a-thon! (Awesome alliteration, no?) Be sure to pop over there and see all the inspiration! And many thanks to Jan, our hostess, and to Aurifil and the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring!


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hope this is your best year yet!

As long as I have more time for designing, sewing, and quilting, it will be an awesome year! I know, right? (Grin) 

Of course, that's after the important stuff . . . family, friends, and folks who need my help!

I've seen some bodacious plans for the next few months all over the interwebs. We hope to have some fun and games here, too!

Padsworth and DragonDrop paused their playing just long enough to wish all of you a lovely New Year. 

Moses, the Official Studio Cat, yawned his greetings.

Wishing God's best blessings and lots of hugs and love to make our world a happier place,

Happy New Year!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas, y'all

This is a lovely time of year, is it not?

In a world where the news is dominated by terrorism, war, and negative images, we have Christmas, Hanukkuh, and more to enjoy . . . and then the combined pain and hope of a new year.

We've so much to be grateful for. Personally, I've got lots to thank Him for this year.

In the midst of all the friends, family, and fun, take a moment to pause in the quiet of your heart. Give thanks to the One Who makes it all possible.

And if your Christmas isn't full of children's giggles, shredded paper, and shining lights, but instead is a dreary time, talk to Him. He's been there, and He will help you.

Everyone here at Lilypadquilting wishes for all of our special friends a very peaceful, blessed, and merry Christmas. And we hope that we all have a terrific new year!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Huzzah for the interwebs!

I'm always amazed at the wonderful community of sewists and quilters here on the interwebs.

Many of you who stopped by sent me encouragement, hugs, and virtual vitamins when my trusty Nora was laid up . . .

Both Nora and I survived the enforced sewing stoppage, and now she is humming again!

Many thanks to all of you, and especially to Cindy, at Stitches in Time! She sent me the correct belt, and after a little prayer, that belt went on just fine!

If you have a vintage machine like I do, be sure and bookmark where to find Cindy -- she's a real blessing!