Saturday, October 4, 2008

Keeping Busy

Catty Cell Phone Holder front
back of Catty Cell Phone Holder
Catty Cell Phone Holder Pattern
I'm having a spurt of patience and clear understanding of pattern directions lately. In trying to make the most of this all too seldom occurance, I've been sewing and quilting like a madwoman. I love the way this Catty Phone Holder turned out. The pattern was at the American Sewing Expo last week. When I saw the sample, I had to buy the pattern and try one. The directions and illustrations were very well done and you can also buy a dog and ladybug pattern.

This morning I attended Busy Hands and Carry All Chicks at The Quilted Cottage. Breakfast is included with the Busy Hands project for only $5.00. We had quiche, banana bread, donuts, grapes, melon, cider and orange juice. Today the project was a crocheted necklace. I think everyone who attended finished and wore their new accessory home. The new Minick & Simpson fabric line called American Primer had just been put on the shelves, so I had to get a bit of that, too. The shop is celebrating its first year anniversary by giving their loyal customers 20% off total purchases. How could I pass that up?
crocheted, blue, four strand  necklace
American Primer Fabrics
I've been mostly doing stitchery patterns in the evening while watching the playoff ballgames. I'm almost finished with Helen's wonderful armchair sewing caddy.
armchair sewing caddy in progress

Dad picking apples on the ladder
two bushels of Golden Delicious Apples that Dad picked from our tree
Jim's been spending much of his time in this apple tree. One day he was picking apples and noticed Jasper sitting in the tree watching him. So far, he has picked 16 bushels of Golden Delicious Apples from this one tree. We've never had that many in other years.

Remember to leave a comment on the Fall Into Fall Giveaway post. The deadline isn't until October 14th.

23 comments:

Coleen said...

Boy you've really been a busy lady.
I love all of your projects and how could you pass up 20% at the shop.

How does your husband get such beautiful apples? Does he spray?

corry said...

You've kept yourself busy alright! I love the cat phone holder, never seen one like that one. And look at all the apples...yummy!

Rhonda said...

Hi Jeanne,
It's been awhile since I was able to stop by for a visit. I've enjoyed catching with your blog. Congrats on your 200th post and sorry to have missed it.
The cat phone holder is adorable. :-)

DAWNIE said...

Hi Jeanne,
Just love your phone holder.
I so want this pattern. This is so gorgous. Do you know how much it is and how much to send to Australia.

Beth said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh! So beautiful your catty phone holder!!!!!

Kathy A. said...

Love that cell phone holder. You will love your thread bag. I have one that a friend made for me and I could not do without it. One little bit of advice - put a piece of nonslip foam under it as it tends to move around. Beautiful quilting!

Candace said...

I love all your projects, especially the little phone holder. Too cute.

Terri said...

You sure have been busy!! You do beautiful work!! I hope I can do as well with some practice!!

Karol-Ann said...

Great projects to keep busy with!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I can just smell those apples! The cat phone holder is just precious...

Guðrún said...

I would love to have an apple tree.

Judy S. said...

That's such a cute phone holder, Jeanne, much cuter than the one I just ordered! What are you going to do with all those apples?

Gypsy Quilter said...

Those apples look scrumptious!

swooze said...

Wow you have been a busy bee! Nice job on everything. Thanls for sharing.

Karen said...

The Catty phone holder is as cute as can be. Would make a great gift for a cat lover!

Kim said...

wow look at you go. Love the little purse- looks like Jasper. That's alot of apples you go there.

~Bren~ said...

I love that kind of busy!! The arm chair caddy is beautiful and I love the phone holder!
Are you canning the apples??

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful stitching on your sewing caddy! Tell your hubby to be careful on that ladder!

Lilly said...

I saw the pattern for the cat cell phone holder some time ago, and thought it was the cutest thing. Yours turned out so nice. You have indeed been very busy. As has your husband picking all those apples. I bet there is some applesauce in your future!

Libby said...

Such a darling little kitty*s*
What will you do with the apples? Do you make sauce? lots of pies?

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jeanne, The cat phone holder is great. What do you plan to do with all those apples??? Congratulation on your 200th blog posting. Hugs Judy in Western Michigan

Andrea said...

Wow! Love those apples! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Your name is in! Good luck!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Holy cow - you are one productive quilter. Love the Catty phone holder as well as your log cabin and armchair caddy.
Bet it's starting to get pretty chilly up there in Michigan.
I'm a Clevelandgirlie, but now live in North Carolina. I always get homesick for Ohio this time of year!