Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to one and all! As you can see by this pix it is a beautiful day here in NW Indiana. There is a cool wind blowing briskly but what a great fall day! I finished my "Fringe Benefit" quilt and just had to get an outside pix of it.
We have had alot of rain here in the last few weeks so havest is going very slow! It will clear up, the farmers will get in the fields, get a good days work in and then it will rain. At this rate we figure we will still be taking in corn at the elevator at Christmas! One thing about it, we are all in this together so we are all taking it in stride. Our farmers are just the greatest!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

An Old Project

Here is an old project that I remembered I had this morning coming home from getting groceries. I found the quilt right away and hung it up to take a pix. This is "Emma's Courtyard" by Jo Morton. It is supposed to have one more big border on it that is all appliqued. I have the blocks put together to applique but I just don't want to do them. I like this just the way it is, and it is a really nice size already. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! It will now go into my "ready to quilt pile".

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall has arrived!

I love fall, it is my favorite time of the year. The temperatures are cooler, the days are getting shorter, and the colors of the trees and bushes turn to wonderful reds and golds.

Here are just a couple of pix from our front yard and the colors we enjoy for a few weeks each fall.

Enjoy this little bit of my world if you wish and have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Sunday Finish!

I was given this beautiful Sunday off from working at the elevator, and so after church I came home and worked on Sherman's March to try and get it all put together. I am so happy with how it turned out!
Now off to work on some applique and try and figure out what quilt I will work on next. I have to piece something before going to work every morning. Decisions, decisions.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday Fun

Since it was too wet for the farmers to be in the field yesterday, hubby and I went and got groceries and I had to make a stop at one of my favorite quilt shops. FQ's was what I needed, so here are a few that I picked up. Don't know what will become of these, but that is ok, I will find the right project this winter for them. Now these I will use to finish up my applique quilt with. I have had a hard time lately trying to find the really small printed 30's fabric and then I came across these. This should work just fine.
It is early here and still dark outside. After church I will be finishing up machine quilting a quilt for a friend that will be given to a woman's shelter and then after I get her other one loaded I will be working or Sherman's March. Just about have all the blocks done. I am getting so excited to get it finished!
Hope your Sunday is everything you want it to be! Hugs :D

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's Friday Again!

It is Friday again, time seems to be just flying by! There is never enough time for sewing and quilting! I have been able to work on Sherman's March for a little while each morning before work so there has been some progress.
I take a few minutes each night to put a leaf or two on my 30's quilt so it is progressing bit by little bit. And this last weekend I got these three to stop for a minute to get a quick pix.
It has been raining again for 2 days so the farmers won't be doing any harvesting today. There is so much grain out in the fields around here still, we will be doing this at Christmas time. We have been joking about that but now I am beginning to think it might happen. It will get done in due time, it always does. TGIF to all!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


What a cold rainy night for football! It didn't damper our spirits though, watching our oldest grandson play football! His team won the game in the last few minutes as the clock ticked the seconds away. It was awesome!!! Pictured below is Derrick, my daughter Jess, and my grandaughter Jenna. I know Derrick's mom is watching from heaven and is so proud of him too!