Friday, October 25, 2013

Catching Up!!

I have to apologize for being such a bad blogger lately!!!


So much has gone on here in the last few weeks!!


Last week, my three sisters and dear brother –in-law came to visit us!  It was the first time they had seen our new house, so the week before I spent doing things to finish up the house in readiness for them!!


I made two batik curtain valances for our master bathroom.  We never liked how the top of the windows looked with the honeycomb shades, so the bright batik really make them pop!!


I made them pointed on the bottom and added small buttons at each point!!


I also made a new wall quilt to hang over the fireplace mantle where the poppy quilt was!


I’ve decided to make more quilts exactly the same size,


so I won’t have to put any holes in the wall there when changing out the quilts!!


I made a fall tree quilt and used the “Holding On” pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts as a guide!  I changed it up a bit!!  LOL!!


I did lots of fun stitching on the tree for the bark and on the leaves, too!!


I put out my Halloween things, too.  If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you will know how much I love Halloween and how much stuff I used to put out!

family room

(old photo from old house)

I went from 7 big plastic storage tubs of decor down to three!!  I’ll do a post showing this soon!!


Then while my family was here, we did some shopping  and lots of visiting and eating and card paying!!  Such low key fun!  But we did not remember to take a single photo!!  Arghhhh!!


Then last weekend I took an intro class on EQ7 through our local guild!  Wanna hear how bad I am???  I bought EQ4 years ago, installed it and used it like once!  Then  I bought the EQ5 upgrade, and then the EQ6 upgrade and then the EQ7 upgrade…never used them at all!  How ridiculous is this???  So this morning I installed EQ7 and am determined to use it this time!!


I also started the October Schnibble- “Clover”! 


It’s essentially a granny square design!!


I used an older Moda collection called Hideaway!


As I still don’t have a design wall up, I took the old one and draped it over the front of my two book cases and laid out the Schnibble on that!


I have ordered the Vanishing Design Wall to put over my closet as a second design wall that will face my sewing machine…and still plan to put up the bigger one on the wall behind my sewing machine…  just need to get the 6’ square piece of foam insulation board to wrap the fabric around before mounting it on the wall!!


I’ve got the Schnibble top about two thirds done!!  Will be going back up to sew some more on it this afternoon!!


ANDDDD, I got a new car!!!!  YAY!!


A Nissan Juke!!  I named her Tadpole!!


She is black with black and red interior!!


Such a peppy fun car!!  Been loving the model since it came out 2 years ago!!


So, it’s been a super busy last three weeks!!  What have you been up to???



  1. I can't believe how busy you are and you still managed to work on Clover and get it done! I would be out driving around in that sweet new car!

  2. Sounds like you've been very busy, Polly. Your new curtains and mantle quilt look great. Have fun in your new car.

  3. Love your new quilt...fabrics are beautiful. As for the cool car, does it drive fast, giggle? Very nice!

  4. It does sound like life has been really busy for you. The curtains look great as does the fall quilt. I like you new wheels too.

  5. OMG you have been sew busy, pleased you enjoyed the family, no wonder Yogi is flacked out on the couch....
    the valance in the bathroom looks great, love the FALL wall hanging and the colours in your Schnibble flimsy look bright and cheery...
    WOW!!! can see why you love your new car.. Tadpole is the perfect name.
    We have had our Quilt Hanging, which keep me busy.
    Now I am making quilts for folk who lost all in the bushfires in NSW.

  6. Wow, you have been busy, I did almost the same thing with EQ, never touched it, but I'm learning EQ7 and use it almost every day. Tadpole is so cute, love the name and the car.

  7. I'm worse than you with EQ. I purchased the earliest version all those years ago and purchased all the upgrades, but in all this time, I've used it maybe twice. I don't even have it installed on my new computer yet!

    Love the mini quilt over your fireplace. Sounds like a great time with your family. Love Tadpole too!!

  8. Love the fall quilt over the mantle and the tadpole is cute for sure. I didn't realize they were still putting those chunky bathtub bilt ins in new houses. Such a pain to clean and climb in and out of for a bath. Hopefully you can upgrade down the road and get something nice in there. The valances are cute too, the color pops in the bathroom.

  9. Everything looks beautiful in your new home I really like the tree quilt over the mantle and it is such a fun idea to be able to change them out every time you want to.

  10. I forgot to tell you how much I love Clover, I love the Grannie Square pattern but how big are those squares?

  11. I had missed you! Glad to hear of you family visiting. Your bathroom valances are great-love batiks!

  12. Very busy! I love your clover quilt. The fabric is lovely. How nice is a brand new car! I'll be waiting a while for that.


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)