Saturday, December 12, 2009

Today's Finish........

Today I went to craft day at church with my lovely craft/quilting buddies.  Regina gave me an apron pattern and I made myself a Christmas apron...........I am happy with it and happy to be sewing again.

Monday, November 16, 2009

John Deere Quilt

I finally finished something!!!!!  Yes, I am still here and still quilting.......  This quilt is from my UFO list and finally done......yippee!  I made this for my cousin's son, who loves John Deere tractors.  I made this for him for his birthday (which was in October, oops).  His mom and dad loved it.  He was playing with other children and took two seconds to kiss it and went on playing.  He is two......and very cute!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


There is a nice halloween giveaway.  Go check it out.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am still around quilters!!!!!

Yes, I am still here and quilting!  I have done a very poor job of posting on my blog lately.  I am here to remedy that one.  I have several projects in the works.  Actually, I think I am having my own Quilters ADD workshop!  I have so many projects started and none finished.  Oh well, I don't think I am alone here.  Right?  Right!

I did go on my very first shop hop with some very good friends and had a great time.  I took one picture.  I was having way too much fun touching all the fabric.  I must do that again!  I kept all the addresses of the quilt shops so that I could return sometime.  They are not all that far from my home.  I think I might be able to talk my quilting buddy, Regina into going with me..................?

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that I am alive and giving my husband grief!  And sewing some....................must do more!!!!!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!

My niece is turning 2 on Monday.  I did not know what to get a 2 year old that has everything.  I mean, how many toys can one 2 year old play with.  I decided to make her a small quilt that she can drag around.  I used 8 1/2 inch blocks.  I used a pink striped flannel for the blocks for the back.  It went together pretty quickly.  I started Thursday morning and had it snipped and washed by Friday afternoon.  Hope she likes it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Another UFO finish!

I just finished another UFO!  This is my autumn table quilt.  It is from the "Peaches and Dreams"pattern from Judy L.  I had to make a few adjustments to make it fit the table.  I still need to quilt it.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Today I spent a lovely day sewing with my friend Regina.  We did more talking than sewing, but I did get two pillow cases completed.  This is a kit from Connecting Threads.  
The first Christmas project I have done this year!  Aren't they cute!

Monday, August 24, 2009


I spent some time outside this weekend.  The flowers are dying,  it smells and feels like fall is on it's way.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the colors and the weather.  I like to clean up the flower beds and make them fresh for spring.
I was sitting under the pergola having coffee Saturday morning, enjoying the sunshine.  Looking around, I saw a very pretty green toad sitting on the edge of the lattice side.  He looked like a ceramic statue, but I could see his throat moving.  He was only about 2.5 to 3 inches in size.

Then looking around more, on the other lattice side, there was another toad.  He was not quite as pretty, but much smaller.  Not more than and inch, maybe a tad more but not much.
I think they were also enjoying the sunshine!  It was a nice morning and then the sun disappeared.  The rain showed up Saturday night late and Sunday morning.................


Just received some great caffe fabric.  Just love it!  I am going to make some valances for my bay window and small window over the kitchen sink.  Not sure when I will get them done.  I still have to make the curtain for the sewing room.................... much to do, little time!

Working on my fall "Peaches and Dreams".  These are the small squares for the outer border.
Here is what I have done so far.  All the blocks are sewn together and I have two borders on.  Needs one more 2 inch border before the small blocks border.  I want to get it done before fall is over and it is time for Christmas.  I better work faster.......................!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another UFO finish!

This is one of my table toppers on my list.  It is planned to be a Christmas gift.  I could change my mind and keep it.................................  Very scrappy................. whoo-hoo!

I'm still here!

This past weekend was my 33rd wedding anniversary.  Hubby and I went north.  We spent time in Charlevoix and Petoskey.  I fell in love with Charlevoix.  Petoskey was nice too.  This is a picture of the pier in Charlevoix.  I took the picture from the park and behind me was the town with all kinds of restaurants and shops.  I did a little shopping and found a very nice quilt shop.  We also went to a small town north of Petoskey called Harbor Springs for dinner.  We ate at a  restaurant on the pier in that town.  Great fresh fish!

This is a park in the middle of the town of Petoskey.....................................
This was the view from our hotel room...........................................................
This is a picture of the hotel.  An old, historical place called the Perry Hotel...................
I visited three quilt shops.  One in Traverse City, Petoskey, and Charlevoix.  I bought fabric at each one.  Hubby was very patient and let me shop as long as I wanted............... what a guy!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Surprise, Surprise.........My Prize!

When I arrived home on Friday, I had a surprise in the mail.  My prize from Jennifer
was in the mail.  I had won it from her 100th blog post.  How excited am I..................!!!!!

I received this very cute bag, two lovely fq's in a very pretty blue and yellow, and some handmade note cards that are very cute........ Thank you Jennifer!  What a nice gift.  Enjoy your blog............... let's have 100 more!!!!!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend!  I am going to enjoy my wonderful prizes!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Bad Day" turned "Better Day"

Today started out to be a bad day!  Got up not feeling well, went to work and started feeling worse.  Left work after one hour much to my co-worker's disapproval.  Hey, they should live in this body for one day.............. they would change their tune in a hurry!  Anyway, came home, took some meds and slept for four hours.  I got tired of the bed................. imagine that?!  Took some more meds and decided to sew.  I worked on my fall "Peaches and Dreams"!!!!!  That was better than any drugs I know of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am liking this.  I am not sure if I will do the borders the way the pattern is.  I am using this for a table quilt.  I may change it up a little.  But this is what it looks like so far......................  What do ya think?  Not such a bad "hump day" after all....... HERE'S TO A BETTER THURSDAY!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hey Everyone!

I guess I did something, don't know what, but I cannot see my followers on my blog or anyone else's for that matter!  How I do these things I will never know.  I have been told that everyone else can see we will leave it at that!  Anyway, I have a new background to enjoy.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  I was busy cleaning up messes that I had let go too long, so no sewing for me this weekend.  I am hoping to get some sewing done this week and post pictures.

I am so excited!  I won something on Jennifer/quilting mom's blog.  Can't wait to see what it is.  She has had a sick little one, so she has been very busy!  I will let you all know what it is when I get it!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hey Everyone!
Like my new background? Good! Cause when I changed it, I lost my followers! So if you would all sign up again, I would appreciate it! Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another finish!

Here is a start to finish!  I made this for a co-worker that is leaving us.  We are having her party tomorrow.  Finished just in time..............

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hangin' In There.........

Hi to all my quilting friends!  I am still hanging in there.  Sewing, but not getting much done.  I have had a very busy week.  Working a lot which does not give me much time to sew.  I am working on several projects, but have not finished any yet.  I did get to spend Saturday with my buds, Regina and Val.  It was a good way to end a very busy week!  We are all working on the Peaches and Dreams quilt by Judy L.  It is a great quilt, fun to do.  It looks so good no matter what fabrics you choose.  I am working on Christmas and fall table quilts.  I started on the Christmas one Saturday.  I am also working on a tote bag for a gift for a co-worker.  I need to get the tote done pronto!
Here are some pics from our day of fun Saturday!

The picture below is Val's block.  She decided to do the whole block to see how she liked it.  She has never done scrappy and was having a hard time wrapping her head around!

The happy colors are Regina aka; One i.  She has some really happy daisy prints!  I like it........
These are mine!  I received some Moda fat quarters from my sister for my birthday.  I did not have enough for the quilt, so I stopped at JoAnn's and picked up some more holiday prints to add to it.  I think I am going to like this............!
Here is Regina and Val.  Don't they look happy to be sewing?  We did have a great day.  Many more to come..............yippee!  

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  It is the start of a new week.  Let's get busy and sew.......!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

#2 Finish

I finally finished piecing the Happy Hour quilt top.  I just need to finish the backing and it is ready to quilt.  I will be attempting to quilt this by myself.  I have only quilted small quilts.  YIKES!!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Still Working!

Here is the John Deere fabric I found on line.  I have been looking for some to make a quilt for my cousin's little one.  Cool, huh!

This fabric is from Hanover Fabrics in Searcy, Arkansas.  My mother and I did a little shopping while we were there for the wedding.
This is house #1 and my really, really big tree!

House #2, fence and sun!  The picture would not go where I wanted it to.  I tried several times.  I gave up.  It is at the top of this post.  Still working and still having fun!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a Great Day!

It is a great day!  I have a song in my heart (I sing slightly better than "one i").  I had a great day with my friends, Regina and Sharon yesterday.  We sewed a little, had lunch and talked alot!  Hubby is leaving for the weekend and as soon as he hits the door, I will be headed to one i's for more sewing.......Yippee!!!!!  I will get pictures this time.  We were just having too much fun to take pics yesterday.  Oh and I am on vacation this week (another reason I am happy).  It will end soon so I must make the best of it!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm Home!

This is the car I rented while I was in Arkansas.  It is a Nissan Cube.  I called it a baby Hummer!  We had a lot of people pointing, laughing, and wanting to look at it.  What fun!

The wedding was beautiful.  What a wonderful young couple and they liked their quilt!  Yay!!  Anyway, I am back and ready to get back to that UFO list!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

First UFO Done!

I finally finished the quilt for my nephew's wedding gift.  It is a good thing since I am leaving for Arkansas tomorrow! Whew!  One to check off my UFO list.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A day with my friend

I spent the day with Regina one Saturday and I had to take pictures of the new cutting table.  We had a great day and I finished the bag I was making for my mother.  Unfortunately, it was a finish before the UFO project got underway.  Oh well, a finish is a finish. (notice "one i" doing her Vanna impression)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Work in progress!

I am working fast and furious to finish this quilt for my nephew and his new bride!
I will be flying to Arkansas on Friday with my mother for the wedding, so I must finish soon.
I don't even have a dress to wear yet.  I have been really sick with a sinus infection and have been in bed most of the weekend.  I went to the doctor today and got an antibiotic.  Hopefully, 
things will look up!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

UFO List

  • O.K.  Here we go.  I was not going to do this because it would put to much pressure on me, but, I think I can handle it.  My UFO list:
1) Finish quilting quilt for nephew's wedding (June 13) and binding. - DONE!
2) Happy hour quilt top to finish piecing. - DONE!
3) Table runner, starting cutting and piecing.
4) Connecting threads kits: one table topper and two table runners.
5) Thimbleberries quilt from last year.  I am only up to month 5.
6) Thimbleberries quilt for this year.  I have two months blocks to finish before Saturday!
7) Purses and purse organizers requested by co-workers?  Have not officially made the commitment.
8) Window curtain for sewing room.
9) Garden Trellis quilt
10) Turning Twenty quilt
12) Chenille scarfs

That is all I can remember right now.  I think there is more.  Some of these do not qualify as UFO's.  But, I made my list.  The reflux is already starting just reading this!

Monday, May 25, 2009

This Weekend

We spent some time in the yard this weekend.  My bearded iris' are starting to bloom.  They are one of my favorites!

My corabelle are also looking great!
We had a fire in the fire pit tonight.  Hubby roasted corn in the fire and we had italian sausage on the grill.  My friends Regina and Sharon came over.  We ate by the fire and sat out until it got chilly!  What a great weekend!

I did not get much sewing done this weekend.  My husband helped me move my cutting table to the middle of the room so I would have wall space for a design wall.  I have my happy hour blocks up.  As you can see they would not all fit so the rest are laying on the cutting table.  There are 99 all together.

My New Sapphire 830

I got a new machine a couple of weeks ago.  It is just like "one i's".  I love it!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Second Baby Quilt

As you can see I finally figured out how to put pictures on.  This is the baby quilt that I made when I returned home from the retreat!

My very first quilt!

First Baby Quilt

This is the first baby quilt I made for a friend at church.  It is from connecting threads.  I had fun making it!