Friday, December 31, 2010

Quilts of 2010 ... Happy New Year!

As 2010 comes to a end I reflect on the great fun I had making these quilts ! My favorite quilt that is VERY close to my heart the the WINTER ROSE quilt that Doreen and I made together . My second favorite is the Maison Bleue quilt that I made of all Martinique fabric. I am already starting my list of quilts that I would like to complete in 2011. Sorry I have been MIA the last couple of weeks. We were busy with the baking and wrapping . Then I was sick in bed the week before christmas & thought I would not be able to have xmas with my family BUT I was feeling much better the thursday before xams YEAHHHHH!
Wishing you ALL a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas in San Francisco.......

San Francisco is SO beautiful at christmas time ! After my drs. appointment thursday we decided to drive over to Larkspur and take the ferry over to San Francisco. It was a beautiful day 58 degrees. We took the bus to Union Square and walked around. There is a street named Maiden LAne and I found the London clothing store that had 100's of Antique sewing machines in there window ! WOW! I could not believe my eyes. We had lunch a FUZIOS in the embarcadero and had calamari , crab cakes and paella. The first 2 pictures in inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel , isn't it just gorgeous ! There were 2 ice rinks. One in Union square and one at the embarcadero. What a wonderful day in the city ! Enjoy the picture I took !

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Rose Quilt and Christmas Trees.....

I put up my little Christmas Trees and decorated them with my collection of Williraye christmas ornaments ! Don't they just look perfect with the Winter Rose quilt and Doreen and I made together ! I do love this quilt .

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Starting to look like Christmas .........

It is starting to look like christmas in our home ......

I made this quilt " CHRISTMAS HOUSE " quite a few years ago and so enjoy hanging my quilts up for the holidays.

For the last 4 days we have been decorating the house, wrapping presents and getting ready to have new concrete walking paths put in the back yard. YES that is right concrete walking paths. I know it is not the time of year to be doing this but boy it sure is going to be nice when they are done.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Very Special Gift from a Very Special Friend..........

I received this VERY SPECIAL GIFT from my VERY SPECIAL FRIEND Doreen ! Isn't is just amazing ! Doreen used a Fig Tree exclusive Club Member Pattern using ALL Fig Tree fabrics ! I JUST LOVE IT! She machine pieced , hand appliqued and machine quilted this beautiful quilt ! She used a gorgeous brown batik fabric for the appliqued pumpkin and customized the center of the pumpkin with a " B" for Babich ( my last name ) She also made me these AMAZING Acorn people that she created ALL by hand. They are only 3" tall and SO intricately done. She also sent me a yummy apple cider candle and a box of Dove Happy Birthday chocolates. When I unwrap each chocolate each wrapper inside has a special b-day message ! WOW!! I must have been a REAL good girl this year to receive such a Thoughtful & Kind Gifts . THANK YOU DOREEN ! I LOVE , LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ! YOU ARE SUCH A SPECIAL FRIEND !!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


WINTER ROSE QUILT........ This beautiful quilt is a original design by my good friend Doreen , go check out her blog and see her quilt ! Together we each made this quilt and they are identical. You see I live in California and Doreen lives in Virginia. Even though we are thousands of miles apart we have become very close friends.Over the internet we made these quilts together. We have the same taste in quilts and this quilt was alot of fun for us to work on together. Doreen made the actual quilt blocks and we had our quilts machine quilted exactly the same. I am looking forward to our next quilt together.
I know it is a christmas quilt but I plan on keeping it hung on my dining room wall all thru winter.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Decorated for Fall with quilts and Wreaths......

Been Decorating for Fall my favorite time of year ! This large wreath hangs on my front porch and I decorate it for every season. The quilt tablerunner I have on my dining room table and the last picture is wreath I have in the dining room that lights up. I have been very busy sewing for Ebay and raking the yard of leaves & acorns. Fall is so beautiful up here in the foothills with all of the Maple trees changing color.
I am celebrating my b-day on Monday . Hubby is taking me away for the weekend.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Sewing Room & Sewing Machine Collection

I thought I might share some pictures of my sewing room. I am VERY fortunate to have my own room that I use as a Sewing Room/ Office. I got rid of my large desk and had these cabinets put in. One side is my office and one side is for sewing. As you can see my closet holds my fabric and each basket is labeled by season. The the wicker bookcase I store my quilts completed and the plastic boxes on the bottom shelf hold quilt projects . I collect Antique childrens sewing machines and have them displayed thru out the room.
It has been raining the last 3 days so I have been using my time wisely cleaning and organizing my sewing room. Just thought it was a Kodak moment ! Enjoy !

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A week in Carmel by the sea.......

Just returned from spending a week at Carmel-by-the-Sea. We went with our good friends Ken & Sue. We were celebrating both of there b-days and our 38th wedding anniversary ! Ken and my husband Jim went all thru school together. When I say school I mean from kindergarten till now they have been friends. Cool huh ! We stayed a a bed & breakfast in carmel only 4 blocks from the beach :-) We shared a cute little cottage with 2 bedrooms and a fireplace. Thought I would just post some pictures for you to see. ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lake Tahoe & The Quilt Shop

We took a wonderful trip to Lake Tahoe. What a beautiful drive this time of year ! We stopped by " APPLE HILL " on the way where they have every kind of apple you could imagine! About 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe is a AMAZING quilt store! THE QUILT HOUSE in Gardnerville, Nevada. WOW! I controled myself and the only thing I bought was the patterns for the framed quilts you see in my last picture! ENJOY!