Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone,
Hope you all are having a safe and wonderful New Years eve :0) I am spending it with my parents at their house. We have been shopping till we are dropping! Eating, eating and eating!!!!!!! OMG On wonder the first of the year is diet, diet, and diet!!!! Oh well, still having a great itme! However our plans have taken a turn, my da has come down with the 24 hour flu! Ohhhhhhhh, YUCK!!!!! Man, I hope we don't catch this or it's going to be a really rough 4 and 1/2 hour ride home on Wed.! Can't wait to get to finishing some of those U.F.O.s. I lkie Jen's idea of just seeing how much we can get behind us in Jan. I'm also fired up about starting some Christmas presents for next year. Was last year too but it didn't turn out like I pictured :) HMMMMMM! Wonder why? We are supposed to get some serious snow here too. Four to eight inches, which for this area is quite a bit. My brother drives a gas tanker and has to work eleven hours tonight, during the night and the storm, doging drunk!!!! Please keep him in your prayers :0) Thanks
Keep up the great quilting and I'll try to catch up on blogs but I'm away from my favs list so I'll have to wing it.
Again, Happy New Year and have a GREAT 2008!!! :0)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hope your Christmas was Happy

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! I sure did! I received four 45 minute violin lessons (Did I mention I have taken up the violin?) some quilting gift certificates, a beautiful necklace, a beautiful hand made dish cloth. a soap sock with wonderful smelling soap in it and an I Pod Touch! Who'd of thought!?!?!? WOW! Yeah, I REALLY like it !! Anyway, still have to get down to my parents for Christmas down there and celebrate New Years with them too, YEAH!!!! Now if the weather will hold :0) Here are some of the Christmas gifts that I did up. Pretty much quick and easy is the way to go for me.

My Traveling Stars quilt finally made it home yesterday! YIPEE!!!! Annie Smith put an additional label on it for me listing all the places ti has been. As far as states go... New York, New Jersey, Colorado, California, Texas and Michigan, of course! Can't wait to get it hung up! Actually curled up under it this morning and red some of my Quilter's Home before anyone else was up. Wouldn't want my family to catch me using it as a blanket!!!! They might try to do the same!!!
Have a great evening, may you get a lot of quilting done!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Marathons are Tiring :)

Well, where do I start? First off, we are all well and healthy. Amen! Work has been busy and school has been a complete nightmare. Constantly there fighting for one kid, then the other starts to have problems with his teacher! Just too much stress. So to cope I have been trying to sew. Need to post a pic of daughter's quilt - Still! Still need to make a pillow and finish a table runner. Haven't wrapped a thing yet either. Never have I been this procrastinating before Christmas. Think it's a depressed kinda thing. It to shall pass.
My Traveling Stars quilt that will be on the Quilt Show next year also went to Houston and to Bernina Headquarters. I bet it had a lot of fun :0) So, just because I had nothing else to do with ten bucks, I entered it on the AQS on line quilt show along with another quilt that I had made. All this started because a friend of mine made a really beautiful table center and she wanted to enter it. So we did. Another fire starter for this is the fact that she and I will be going to the Paduka AQS Show in the spring! Yipee!! I can't wait! Here are a couple of pictures of my kids dressed up for Halloween. We ended up making my son's because, even on line we couldn't find a Sir Aaron costume. It's a pokeman character.
I have been so busy that I haven't even been lurking. I will try to do better :0)

Have a very safe a and wonderful Christmas! May you get all that you wish for :0) !!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Whoa!!!!! I can't believe In haven't posted in three months!!! Think about it a lot but honestly haven't even been lurking :0( Life has been quite the marathon :0) Thanks Kristie for the comment. I miss you guys too. I'll have to get some pics on here and up date you all. Have to get kids to school and dogs ready for Christmas!! :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Round Robins

O.K. Here we go. I'm sure glad that I didn't post these on the other site before I realized that a lot of you switched to here. This is Lois' quilt. I did the last border which was a border of choice.
This is Emily's quilt and I did the paper pieced trees. It was to be a border or squares.
This is Minda's quilt and i did the applique border. She lives in the country and has chickens. So I tried to do her yard.
This is Kathy's quilt and I did the solid strip of fabric border.
This is Jan's quilt and I did the border of triangles. I made kimonos and cranes.
This is mine. I did the center and I get to keep and quilt this for my very own :0)
I've also been busy trying to finish up some ufos. Have a table topper done and almost my daughters jewel box lap throw bound. Went to finish a bargello flag that I started YEARS ago and found that there were actually three of them cut out!!! Oh my goodness! UFO pile just grew and mutated! So I'm going to go and try to work on them :0) Off and running :0)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Been Quilting :0)

Hello everyone,
Haven't been around here in a while as I started a new blog, and have been doing a lot of quilting. Still need to finish that second sock :0) I will have to get together with Arleta and Carrie and do some knitting:0) Below is a picture of a quilt that I made for a pattern designer as a test run and she asked me to send it to here to be photographed for her pattern book and she ended up being asked to do The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms! So my quilt will be on that show due to air next year between January and June! I'm so excited! Have also been finishing some UFOs. YEAH, two this week and working on a third! Hope everyone is crafting up a storm! Off and running - to my quilt studio! :0)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Not so much knitting

Well, since I have hardly been knitting due to soooooo much quilting! I of course still have my first pair of socks going, a dish cloth and two scarfs. I will put up pictures as I finish them but done hold your breath. I currently have FOUR quilting deadlines to met one by April 15ish, two by April 25 and one by May 1st. YIKES!!!!! However, alot of my friends will tell you, if I don't have myself stretched so tight, I'm not happy :)
Have started a new blog. It's a quilt blog and I will probably be posting there more often. I think. It's that time thing. Off and racing!!! Have a great day.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Started a Scarf

Well, I sure have been busy and I feel I have all of you to blame. This however, is a good thing. Reading your posts and all the ideas foe finishing ufos and a christmas pesent a month has had me in my sewing studio quite a bit:) Thank you, thank you, thank you. So in January I finished the thank you clef and note wall hanging for a computer friend, two pot holders (could be Christmas presents) and 12" block I'm donating for a breast cancer quilt. Haven't yet taken a picture on the note quilt but will post a pic when I do.
February I have finished a table center that I will exchange for someone elses in March. Also have been working on the round robins and have made the triangle border on it and will exchange it for another tomorrow. Just as soon as I put an applique ufo on the design wall, my DS comes in and starts going through my oriental fbric stash. Soooooooo, you guessed it, down came the applique quilt blocks and we started cutting up that oriental fabric. It currently lies on the floor ready to pin and the quilt patterns are ready to go. Little sweet heart thought it would be done this morning. Hardee Har HAR. I WISH I was that good.
Have also been listening to quilting podcast and have jioned a group over there and might have joined a block exchange group. CRAZY huh. That or REALLY, REALLY dumb. But hey, it really sounds like fun. Anyway, with all thios going on I don't know how often I will be posting as my knitting as REALLY dropped off, atleast until I found that basket of scarf yarn on sale. So I did start a scarf and have another one I want to start. Getting the shakes now. I really need to sit down and start a new ufo list but think sitting through three scary horror flicks would be more enjoyable. Saw Ghost Rider the other night and boy, was that a good flick. NOT kid material though. I think it would be way too scary.
Oh, by the way did you know I love dogs and chickens??? :0)
Off and racing.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

It's the Weekend - Yeah?????

Sat. morning, have to host the den meeting for son after dropping daughter off at friends. Then lunch quick and off for hair do (a most relaxing time). Then home to get daughter so her other friend can come over for a Heeley's sleep over. Oh yeah, somewhere in there son will have a friend over but I'll be gone and husband will be on duty. I think when we reach the point of the Heeley party I will retire to my sewing studio to machine quilt. (I'd lock myself in but one of the corners we cut for cash purposes was no door on that room) Bad idea, as after the kids had friends over I found my rotary cutter rather close to my machine and a bunch of cut up paper. They didit right on my sewing table top not on the rotary cutting board. Miraculously it is fine but the blde is much duller:( I hide that stuff now. I WANT A LOCKABLE DOOR:)
By the way I switched to the new blogger just before this post. I figured that being so new if I lost everything it would be no big deal. It was very quick, easy and painless. All my stuff followed me and my template stayed the same. So I wouldn't be so nervous it went very well.
Off and racing:)

Friday, January 12, 2007

O.K. I've been tagged by the Bare Foot Cobbler and I'll play :)

The Page 123 Meme
1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, look down to the 5th sentence.
3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Include the title and the author's name.
5. Tag 3 People.

O.k. No laughing. The first book I grabbed didn't even have 123 pages. That's what I get for grabbing Flat Stanley :)

His mouth twitch in a scowl, but he persisted. "My mother told me Anneke was quite disturbed when she learned of the engagement. And since you and Dr. Granger's sister are such intimate friends, one naturally assumes-"

From An Elm creek Quilts Album, The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Won't be tagging anyone because the people I would be comfotable tagging have already done this:)

The poor sock is still in limbo. /sometimes I think I hear it crying at night - not. But do feel guilty about not working on it. If I just worked on it as much as I think about it it would be done:) Off and racing :0)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Me do a MEME???

Five things people don't know about me. Hummmmmm, that's not easy because I have a mouth that should have a muzzel on it half the time because sometimes it has a mind of i'ts own :)

1. My Paternal Grandma taught me to embroider.

2. My Maternal Grandma taught me to crochet.

3. My MIL gave me my first knitting lesson. I made one slipper that was WAY too small. She also started me on quilting.

4. I have found actual arrowheads in a tobacco field in Tennessee.

5. I have learned to NEVER EVER mess with a ouiji board.

There, that wasn't too painful. Had to dig way back, though. Don't know who to tag because every one I read has already done this.
Almost done piecing that wall hanging. Should be woking on it now so maybe that's what I will go do. Off and racing:)

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Sometimes it is just easier to read blogs then to post one. Not much nw scince yesterday. Worked on the wall hanging some, only three more borders to go before I can start quilting it. Reluctant to pick up the sock because the heal flap on the second sock is knit tighter than the other one. I know, I'll get past it sooner or later.
Work was wicked today. Good money but it REALLY cuts into the craft time. Eight dogs today and didn't get done until 5:45. Didn't even get lunch, but it's my own fault since I'm also the scheduler. I just feel so sorry for those poor animals that are in need and very uncomfortable. Of course the extra one I took today was seriously GROSS!!!!! Can't tell detail. just really gross! I felt so good when that poor dog was all CLEAN and brushed out, she was beautiful and you could tell how much better she felt. So happy too. If hadn't taken her in I could have been done at 3:30 and been able to craft until I had to pick up the kids:) Glad I took her in :0)
Made the mistake of downloading the movie Cars on to my laptop and now I'm being begged to watch the movie by my DS. So I'm racing off to Radiator Springs.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Back to the Grind

Well, it's over for another year. Kids are in school again and I'm back to work. Five dogs today. Had a little yorkie that everybody was making over, he is a really cute dog. A bichon, a sheltie, a cairn terrier and a portugese water dog (Oscar, he was my favorite today). Nice light day for jumping back in.
Have been working on my sock. G-girl gave me advice that it is just a sock. Sooooo, I will finish it with the mistake in it and chalk it up to my fisrt pair. There will be others, right??? My feet won't care and I will still love them. But advice to other first time sock knitters. If a non matching pair of socks will bother you, don't start out with self stripping yarn:)
Have been doing quite a bit of quilting lately. That's where the UFO thing would come in handy for me. Almost have a crib sized wall hanging done that I started about three days ago. It is to be a thank you. A little incentive to get er done quick.
Hope everyone has a happy new year:) Off and racing!