Thursday, February 24, 2011

Welcome, Stash Manicure followers!

Thanks for coming to visit! I don't have a lot of posts, I only started this blog in November but I hope you'll come back often.   I chose my name because I have lots of UFOs (and not just quilty ones) - I get easily distracted.  And my sister frequently tells me I am full of UBIs - useless bits of information, so every once in a while you might find those here too!


A little about myself.  I'm a mother of two grown daughters and have been a single parent since they were 3 and 1.  Now I have a beautiful grandson, Alex and a wee granddaughter on the way. On Wednesdays, I take my 2-year-old grandson for the day, and he is so good, I can still manage to get a bit of sewing in.  The other 4 weekdays, I've started working from an office (I'm a mortgage broker in my other life), which is really cutting into my play time!  I guess housework is just going to have suffer worse than it already does. The good news is since I started back at the office, I managed to sneak in the finish of a UFO!


Mother Nature cooperated by dropping a little snow just in time for picture-taking (but she could take the cold outflow winds with her). 

It took me two weeks to embroider 9 blocks and a morning to sew up the top (thanks to my cooperative grandson!)





The fabric is Moda's Faded Memories by 3 Sisters, a line that came out in 2005.  My daughter likes it so much that she would like a crib bedskirt to match, I was lucky enough to find a 1-1/2yd piece that is 108" wide from the same line last night.

Then we had to go play in the snow!



"Brr, it's cold, Momma!"

Most kids carry a stuffy - my little man carries a hammer!



39 comments:

  1. Enjoyed browsing your blog! You have accomplished alot in a short period of time, good job. I like your extra long ironing board setup, gives me some ideas....

    plnewhou(at)juno(dot)com

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  2. Bless your heart for taking care of all those UFOs! I cherished my first quilt (from my grandmother) until it finally just shredded away (my mom washed it all the time) - loved your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win Marie's book . . .

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  3. I love the baby girl quilt she will treasure that all her life and hopefully pass it on to her daughter. thank you for the give away Marie Osmunds heartfelt gifts it is an amazing book I which I would cherish and share it with a sewing group that I attend every Monday,thanks again Nicole ttfn
    PS your blog rocks;0)

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  4. Just popped over to check you out and to say I love your pretty embroidered quilt.
    Shirley.

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  5. Good Morning Terri..great job on the baby quilt...bunnies...wow...Is this a new pattern....I can't say I have ever seen this around...beautiful..and your wee one with a hammer....watch out Ty , a new carpenter is in town lol

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  6. Terri, the baby quilt is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win the Marie's book.

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  7. I love seeing your grandmother's ufos.If nothing else that should ease the guilt. Love the chance to win Marie's book.

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  8. I love finding new blogs because I'm kind of new myself. Thanks for the chance

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  9. The embroidered bunny quilt is so beautiful. I see you're a newbee to blogging as well as I. I just became your follower and I'd love to win the Marie Osmond book. Thank you for the opportunity to win. You can follow my blog at Designs by Debbie and Dixie Too! Stop on over. Thanks again.

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  10. Love the rabbit quilt. I will be stopping back to see what other treasures you finish and to get some inspiration to finish some of mine.

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  11. Your quilt is so cute. I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Enjoyed the blog, will be coming back. Your little guy is so cute.

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  13. The bunnies are just so adorable.. the baby wrapped in it is sure to be quite wonderful as well!

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  14. Just found you from Stash Manicure and have become a follower. What a wonderful blog! Aren't grandchildren great. I love the vintage fabrics in those old blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Terri, congratulations on your Stash posting... and thanks for UFO organizing tips! Your new granddaughter will surely be cozy in the special quilt you're making for her; when she's old enough to understand, she'll appreciate all the embroidery you did just for her. It's lovely!

    Linda

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  16. I am like many a first time visitor. I love the UFO story on Stash blog. The baby girl quilt is beautiful, what a great family heirloom.

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  17. Loved your post on Madame Samm's blog! I, too, have been making a real effort to complete UFO's. We downsized (temporarily) to a different place and I currently don't have the funds to go out and buy all sorts of fabric (sorry local quilt shops!), so I am forced to work on these for now, which is great. I agree with you; I'd love to leave a few UFO's behind someday (waaaaay in the future)for the next generation to complete and love, but the 28+ I have (most tops, some in the process of becoming tops) is too many for some poor soul to deal with!

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  18. I found your post on Stash Manicure, and now I am a follower! I love the bunny embroidered quilt for your soon-to-arrive granddaughter; it is just lovely.
    Thanks for having a giveaway - Marie's book looks wonderful, and I would love to share it with my daughter (23) as she enjoys crafting and sewing, too!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Hi Terri,
    I'm a new follower. Just took a look at your posts. I like your sewing room and the way you have arranged it. I think I'll use some of those ideas in my new sewing area.
    Lucky baby to get that adorable bunny quilt.
    How kind of you to have a giveaway.
    Have a great day.

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  20. Read your post on Stash Manicure, love your bunny quilt for your coming granddaughter and your grandson is so cute......love the hammer!

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  21. It is nice getting to know you. Your grandson is so cute. Your bunny quilt is great. What a sweet gift for a new baby. I am a follower now.

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  22. Great finished UFO! So pretty and the embroidery is darling. Well done! You have a new follower! Looking forward to seeing your future finished UFO's. :)

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  23. Hi! I'm now a follower of your blog. I enjoyed looking through your posts. I really like the embroidered quilt you made for your expected granddaughter. Your grandson is a cutie! Thanks for a chance to win Marie's book.
    lraetaylor@gmail.com

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  24. Love your bunny quilt. I have the pattern for it also and can't wait to start on it. Have to finish some UFOs first though.

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  25. Thanks for your great post on Stash Manicure. It is very encouraging. I would love to win that book (and, of course, not begin a single project in it until I finish a UFO, ha, ha, ha).

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  26. I so enjoyed your posting on stash manicure today and also to discover your own blog, which I will tag for my favorites. Would love to win Marie Osmond's book!
    Cheers
    Marie in the Interior

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  27. Hi, I'm Wanda and I just dropped in from Stash Manicure. I hit the Follow button before I started this. I understand about inheriting UFO's from other generations. My mother sent me a box of "UFO's"from my grandmother's house after she passed away (I did a blog post about it). Thank you for showing me that it's okay to be guilt free when it come's to UFO's, since they can come down the generations.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hi...I love your bunnies! Very cute quilt!

    Love your grandmother's UFOs too.

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  29. The quilt is very sweet! You are doing a great job catching up on those UFO's

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  30. Adorable quilt! I am now a follower.

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  31. I'm follow'g you now! ♥

    Your post is such an encouragement to me! I'm in the process of digging out my quilt/craft room and the 1st project is to make a list of my UFO's and put the list on MY Blog! (http://Cheyenne2u.blogspot.com)

    Thank you for sharing, I know it wasn't EASY to admit to all these UFO's and some from so long ago!

    Kim ♥

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  32. I'm a follower now. Love your sweet baby quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win Marie's book. You can reach me at nbtay@sbcglobal.net

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  33. I found your blog at Stash Manicure and am now a follower. I enjoyed your posts. I'm trying to finish UFOs also so I will be watching your progress with interest!
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  34. at what good carpenters charge these days, you get that little man wood-working lessons !'
    thanks for the post at Stash Manicure

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  35. Your grandson is cute!!! I am a follower of your blog and really enjoyed your post on UFO's.

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  36. Congratulations on your first guest posting! Loved your post on "Stash Manicure". Your old quilt tops are beautiful.

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  37. Love your quilt! I'm following your blog.

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  38. I sooooo love your stitchery, I think any stitchery looks wonderful on quilts...and this is just fabulous.

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  39. I love this little quilt... looks lovely and cuddly.
    Thanks for your comment on my QAYG post on Sew We Quilt....

    Hugz

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