Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Sand Hill Cranes

Here is a nice picture of some cranes that visited the pasture next to us a couple of days ago. They were quite interesting to watch too, as they would try to get to the grain in the barn and then the two young steers would chase them across the pasture. It was a fun game to watch. The young one sure had a work out :0)
I did not get to finish the quilting last night and it is a b-day present for tomorrow :0( Oh well, good thing it's a good friend as she will understand as she knows how I operate!!!!
Woke up this morning and went to download a pod-cast to my iTouch and remembered that I had an update to do on it. It would take a half hour to do so I set it up and went to work. Well long story short (because I'm completely exhausted!!!) It Crashed!!!!!!! And it took two HOURS of phone tech support to get it to restore!!!!! What a nightmare!!! Then, I'm still in my work cloths mind you, I still had to go to the grocery store. My eyes hurt and I'm burnt!!!! Ten dogs to groom today was just too much. My hopes for a better day tomorrow. Of and dragging myself to bed!!! LOL! Happy quilting!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Carpal Pond

Well, here it is. My Carpal Pond!!!! When I had my carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, I was soooooo bummed that I couldn't quilt :0( Well, when my friend picked me up to take me to my surgery, she showed me a paper pieced bumble bee that she had done. Then the light bulb then went off!!!! I bet after three days I could paper piece!!!! So I did! This is a pattern that I had been wanting to do for a long time. Can't wait to get it quilted and the eyes on those little guys!
We did meet tonight for our quilt group but is was too hot to quilt. so we just sat around and hen talked about our day. Probably won't quilt tonight.... oh wait, I do have something that has to be finished for Thursday. So I'll do that. Note to self... Tooth picks to hold eyelids open. LOL Off and running! Happy quilting :)

Monday, August 04, 2008

Mom's Socks!!!

Yippee!!! After a year and a halfish, I finally finished my mom's knitted socks. They actually match too! Right down to the little red toe!!!! Couldn't have done them without the help from my friends. Thank you, Arleta for teaching me and helping with all the tinking :0) And Carrie helping with tinking, getting my toes to match and kitchener stitch.
Have to go cook some dinner after I drop off A visiting child. Have a great quilting night! Off and running :0)
First attempt at links - hope they work!

Saturday, August 02, 2008


Well, imagine that! A post for two days in a row!! Rare for me, I'll say :0) Another shocker.... Said I was going to make pot-holders last night, and I DID!!!! Well they were all but quilted last night and I quilted them a little while ago :0) YIPEE! Another project down. Next up needs to be the Tee shirt quilt a lady commissioned me to do for her son out of her late husbands tee shirts. Hopefully we are going to the beach, so have a great day of quilting!!!!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

I won!

O.K. I should be tied and quartered. Rotten busy summer!!!! I live in a resort type town and my beach time comes in January :0( Anyway, sorry I haven't posted in soooooo long. Have been lurking here and there but either too tired or too pressed for time to comment. I posted awhile back about a block contest I entered and I actually won something!!!! There were about 135 blocks that were entered. They had to be an original design and 12 1/2 inches. Mine took second place!!!!!!! Missing first place by only two votes!!!!! The best part of winning second place was that the prize was a 17 inch rotating olfa rotary matt!!!!!! YIPEE!!!!!! First place was a two hundred dollar quilters basket. Well, like a lot of you, I'm sure, I probably already had over half the stuff in that basket anyway! Almost didn't make it in the contest though, due to my carpal tunnel surgery. That's an other post... yes, you can piece with only one hand :)
Off and running to my quilt room as I'm making a couple of pot-holders for the Cancer relay on the 10th :0) Have a great night everyone!!!!