Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nurse scrubs

I was recently contacted by a representative of Uniformed Scrubs who asked if I would be interested in trying a new scrub top in exchange for previewing it on my blog.    I haven't had the chance to do this before but who can turn down free scrubs so I agreed.

I'm not a fan of having my picture taken.

Lilly isn't too sure what is happening but she's used to mom acting weird.

The scrub top they sent me was of high quality fabric (and I know fabric) and fits really nicely.   Scrubs sizes vary and usually do not fit well or are made of poor quality fabrics but this one is just what I was hoping for. I am going to order from them after all I need new pants to go with the new top.   

I really like this top and can recommend this company to you.  If you are looking for Nurse Scrubs or Medical Scrubs you can find them HERE.  

As a thank you UNIFORMED SCRUBS has offered a coupon for 15% off your purchase at their website until September 30th.   Just enter the code "scrubfashion"  at checkout to receive your discount. 

You can also check them out on;
and also on their Blog.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pets on Quilts

It's time for the annual PETS ON QUILTS Parade  over at Lily Pad Quilting.  This year I can't resist I have to enter. 

So it's time to show off the lovely 

Miss Lilly.  

She always sleeps with her arms crossed and she sleeps where ever she wants because she rules the roost around here.  

Please go on over to Lily Pad Quilting and see all the darling Fur Babies that have snuggled on our quilts.

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.  Vickie

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Sewing

It seems like I only blog once a month but hey it's Summer and there is way too much to do!  So in a nutshell July went something like this;
I love participating in the monthly Doll Quilt Swap. I've had partners from everywhere.  These ladies and so fun to work with and are so very creative and inspiring.

Finally got this doll quilt done for my swap partner Pam.  This was supposed to be done in June but like I said it's Summer time.  The theme for June was Fantasy and her fantasy was to have a Quilt Patch. 

 Here is the quilt she sent me.  I have a chicken theme going on in the dining and kitchen area and this is how I used my little chicken quilt.  She asked me what I do with my Doll Quilt Swap quilts  so this is an example.  I'll try to do a blog post soon showing how I use them to decorate my home. Click on the picture for a better view of the little quilt.  Pam is aspiring to become a free motion quilter and she did a lovely job on this little quilt.  Thanks again Pam!

My July swap partner is Karen  who lives in Germany.  We decided on a Summer theme instead of a Patriotic theme with traditional red white and blue.  This is the beautiful quilt she sent me.
Karen has been invited to teach the folded star at her local quilt guild.  She did a Beautiful job on this quilt.  Thank You again Karen.
If you are reading this Karen and you haven't gotten your package yet you shouldn't scroll down unless you don't care to be surprised....

And here is what I created for her.  Hope she has her sunglasses on when she opens it.

Vintage Schnibbles 

This month's Vintage Schnibbles Quilt is called  Lincoln and here is my version made from the fabric line called Notting Hill by Robyn Pandolph.

After searching high and low for a long arm quilter to rent I finally gave up and quilted this little baby on my old Kenmore sewing machine and I must say it looks fabulous ( from the back of a galloping horse) that is.  Oh well it's done and I can enter it into the parade on Sinta's Blog.

Mom and I are going on a trip for a few days to Idaho to see my brother and family
so I made a couple of Jewelry bags. 

You can find the pattern HERE .

We are growing a garden.  The first picked produce this year is beets and these are now pickled.  I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from growing something and putting it up for later.  

The Ducks and Geese are getting more tame and can be spoiled hand fed.  

Next month will bring a new Blog Hop, the Hexi Blog Hop!  I'm signed up for August 23rd and have already made a couple of projects to show.  Be sure to come back on August 23rd and see what I've gotten accomplished.  

Wow what a day I've had.  Got ready for work and went into the garage and my car had a flat tire.  I happened to have mom's spare car in my garage so I just loaded my stuff into her car and off I went.  Before I got to my second patient the car started acting up and then it died.  Well that was just not normal her car always works.  I stopped for a few minutes then started it up and got almost home and it died again and wouldn't start so I called my husband to come and rescue me.  It acted like it was out of gas even though the gauge didn't say it was empty.  Well my hero came to help me out and I got out to help push the car off the road.  The door shut and locked with keys, cell phone and everything in it.  Man oh man what a day and it wasn't even Monday.  I sure hope tomorrow goes better.  

This about covers the:

For this month.  It's been busy and fun.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time out of YOUR busy day to see what I've done.  Hugs, Vickie  

Monday, June 24, 2013

New FO June 2013

It's been a busy month with our daughter Courtney visiting from College.  We have been promising her for years that when we bought a house she could decorate her room the way she wants.  Luckily she chose some fabric I had been keeping for something special my Strawberry Fields.  The antique bed is from a home that was often visited by Butch Cassidy.  I'll show the entired room another time but wanted to get this posted in time for the NewFO Challenge.

I just did a simple stipple all over this quilt to get it done quickly so she could enjoy it while she's here.

The Doll Quilt Swap I sent to Leonie in Germany was to be made in a different shape than square or rectangle so this is what I came up with;

And I did manage to get a dress made for Miss Sasha which I incorrectly thought was for school.  Guess it's now a play dress.  Don't look at the dirt and already worn ribbon.  I think she takes after her grandma, always a mess.

Gotta get going on June's Doll quilt and finish some throw pillows for Courtney's bedroom.  See you soon.  Vickie

Life in the Country

Eye to the Sky Balloon Festival was last weekend.  The fire alarm went off at 6 AM so we trecked out to the back yard in our Jammies.  We waited and waited and waited.  

Finally we drove a mile down to road to see what the hold up was and was able to watch the lift off.  I snapped a few pictures of these beautiful balloons as they were launched.  It's nice to live in the country where you can sit outside in your PJ's and well even drive down the road in your PJ's to see such a pretty site.

There were 25 of these aircrafts adorning the Utah sky this morning

When we got back home we fed the chickens, geese and ducks.  

This one is a cute little silkie who will follow you anywhere.  We named him Ed.  
Then we watered the garden

 Admired the loaded Apple trees,
 Then watered the flowers that I haven't managed to kill.
Then managed to photograph this pretty quilt I made for Courtney's room, more on that later.
 And discovered this Beautiful Climatis growing in the front yard.
Then it was 7 AM.  Wow I should get up early every Saturday.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A New Month

I'm late for the May NewFO Challenge.  Better late than never I say.  

This month has been a busy one for us here at the new house.  Even though my blog is about quilting I have to share the progress on painting, decorating and raising chickens and grandkids.  With the occasional quilt thrown in.

So lets start with the decorating where the last of the purple went from this...

To this...
 To this.

I added a doll quilt on the little table up top.

My hubby made the cabinet a few years ago.  It was for canned goods and was great but we don't need it for that purpose now due to having a super big pantry so he adapted the cabinet to hold a television.

Chickens, chickens, chickens.
I got this antique cabinet from Craigs list a couple of years ago.
And who doesn't love a tree year around.  Right now it's a watermelon tree.  I did forget to turn on the lights for the picture though oops
Obviously my style is country, farmhouse style. And red and green are my favorite colors so is everything I have.

Now on to the little bit of quilting that got done in May.

 This little quilt is for Leonie in Germany.  The challenge was to make a doll quilt in any shape except square or rectangle.  I hand quilted this one, don't look too close it's not perfect.

  And I'm making a Buggy Barn quilt called Barn Chicks.  Since we have chickens now, I'll do a post later... I did the decorations in chickens and watermelons and this quilt will go on the wall in the dining room area.  I have most of the blocks done and will post again when I get it quilted and finished.  I do love homespuns and plaids too.  
Well that's it for now.  I will try to keep up on blogging, there is so much to show and tell about with all the changes and challenges of living in a "new to us" home.  
Hugs, Vickie