Saturday, February 28, 2009

Excitement in my Life

Hey everyone,
I have been meaning to post but things keep coming up! Were to start... I guess valentines day. I received an email from Annie Smith asking me to be a pattern tester for her! How cool! i hope it pans out because it sounds like fun :) Also have been getting a lot of sewing time to myself. (Work is a little slower in the winter) I have been working on my Non Civil Stars quilt. I decided to use one of the fabrics in it to do the border but could only find the other two color ways online as this fabric collection has been out more the=an a year. Well, low and behold! I did find a site that had it the very next day! They had all three, in fact. And all on SALE!!!!!!!! So, yeah, I bought all three! LOL All they had left in two of them was 1 and 3/4 yards, so I cleaned them out!
Here is my flag I quilted on Georgia. It was my second project on my frame. I figured if I waited to bind it, you might never see it. LOL I did stars and swirls on it. A little tighter then I would have liked but I'm pleased with it considering it's one of my first :)

My daughter is in T.C. this a.m. with the robotics team from her school. They were in competition all day yesterday and for it being their second year as a school they did o.k. I'm going up for the seeding n=matches this a.m. incase they don't make the alliance cut for the finals. Anyway she is only 13 and in seventh grade. Robotics was supposed to be for 9th grade and up but she's in it. The principle is an the team, too. so if there was a problem he would make it right.
She also came home from school the other day telling me she talked to this guy about a summer art camp. Come to find out it is a camp for gifted kids!! Who sent her there!!!! Just kidding. She is very good at her drawing and eats , sleeps, and dreams about it :) Anyway, come to find out that it costs $1025.00 for two weeks!!!!!!! Yes, I almost died! So I call this camp yesterday and talk to someone about a possible scholarship and they tell me she already interviewed for one the other day and we would be getting a letter in the mail letting us know if she got one!!! That's peach and all but even if she get the high end scholarship we will still owe $700.00! And my mom says we just have to send her!!!!!!! This would be great for her as I found out that it is 5 and 1/2 hours of art instruction with actual teachers everyday. They wear uniforms and everything! They also get to choose a minor which they get an hour a day to work on as well. Along with swimming, sports, games, campfires, singing etc. So this client of mine brings her dogs in yesterday and I'm telling her all you just read and she says she has a friend who has just finished writing a book and about young teen girls and will check with her if she would be interested in having my daughter draw the pictures for her book!!!! OMG I'm not going to get my hopes up, we'll probably never hear from this lady but WOW!!! Could you imagine if my daughter were to be published at thirteen!!! Cool!
Well, I'm off and running to get ready for this LONG day in T.C. with a bunch of robots!!! :) Have a great day!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Auditioning Sashing

Man, have I been SEWING!!!! This must be what Kristie feels like when she sews :) She is such an inspiration to me :) These stars were a challenge but I persevered! Now to tackle the boarder. Sounds like I'm wrestling it or something, hence the name, Not so Civil Stars :) In the picture I did three sections each a little different. I'm pretty sure which one I'm picking but I thought I wuold share my progress so far :)

Snocross snow mobile race is in town this weekend and they are having a cruise in at the A&W. We are off and running to check it out and then running back home to SEW!!!!! Yippee!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Heart Runner :)

wel, here is a picture of what I received at my group exchange. I tis a beautiful table runner! It even has mother of pearl buttons that I know were very dear to the makers heart and I was honored to be on the receiving end it :)

Yeah! I picked up Georgia yesterday and she is now all set up in my studio and I have done some embarrassing quilting on her. TEE HEE :) It is amazing how forgiving she is. LOL

I'm working on these stars from *$%^*#%^*$%^*$%^* that I thought I could just whip off and they are a bear!!!!! So, I think I'll go, HAPPILY, work on them for a while! LOL Have a great day! Off and running....

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Original Design

Here are some pics of my exchange for my group tomorrow night. It could be anything you wanted to make as long as it had a heart theme. So I decided to make my own design. It will make a nice center piece for a table. I will love what ever I get. Even though it could be anything from a coaster to a wall-hanging. I doubt anyone will be making a lap quilt to swap. That would be awesome though!!!!

Gracie is working out great!!! I love her soooo much. It is amazing how she has just fit right into our lives. We took her for walks both yesterday and today. They really pooped her out :) She could stand to lose a pound or two. LOL She is sooooo smart! she did one of those grab my hand with her teeth and pull me toward a door thing. It was like, "What, Lassie? Timmy's down in the well?" She wanted me to come downstairs with her so she could eat!!!! well, that's all fine and dandy but the 11:00 p.m. eating thing is going to have to stop! Thanks goodness she just came down and ate. I may turn in early as it
s been along day. We had church at the 8:30 service for Boy Scout Sunday and then home to cook for the BGot Scout Blue and Gold Banquet! Yawn :) Off and running... to bed probably! Good night!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Amazing Week!

Well, I guess I should have asked for a new car! I have my handi quilter ( ready to pick up soon) and if you had told this morning I was getting a dog, I would have said a snowball would have a better chance on the equator :) So, of course, we now have a dog. Her name is Gracie and she is a Shih-Tzu and is six years old. She is a client of mine whose people can't keep her anymore because they have to move :( Bad for them great for us. This little dog is soooo cool :) They told me when they dropped her off that the dog had saved their lives by waking the mom when the house was on fire so they were able to get out safe. Also, as we were driving home from the vet appointment (she did get, by the way - I'm a proud mom :) I'm driving about 55 mph and decides to sit up pretty on her back legs and beg for a treat!!! She dances too :) I love her. I am going to try to let her coat grow out full so her face is a disaster, kinda like when you're growing out your bangs. She has a really nice coat. She should matt too bad with regular brushing :) I think I can handle it!

Have a great night !

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


I got it! I got it! I'm so excited! I actually don't have it because she is getting upgraded! Her name is Georgia, by the way :) After my grandma. I had the stylist add so I can do groovy boards. Those are soooooo sweet! I will be able to add the prostitcher. But is REALLY expensive!!!! It was a used machine but after the upgrades it will be like a 2009 HQ-16. It saved me 3000.00 going that route and it will have a one year warranty on everything!!!! All this because I called for info on the baby lock Jewel!!!!

I am so completely wiped out from today! So much stress from the decisions and the haggling! Still have to get the homework done and clean more in the sewing room. With any luck Georgia will be ready next Tuesday. I CAN'T WAIT! :) Have a great night! Of and running.... hopefully to bed :)

Monday, February 02, 2009


Tomorrow is the day!!! I'm so nervous, excited, scared,etc. Now is definitely not the time to be spending this kind of money! So, will have to play it by ear and, one, see if they still have the HQ-16 and didn't sell it on Sat. at the sale. Two, have to see the condition of the machine. And three, see if their salesman is strong enough to pry the cash from my hand!!!! LOL I spent the whole Super Bowl organizing my Studio so I can fit this thing in there, sooooooooooo.... I HOPE I GET IT :) LOL I'll keep you posted. Off and running....