Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wonderful Christmas!

What a wonderful Christmas it was! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family. Below is a pix of my daughter who lives in Ohio and the rest of the gang are all my grandchildren. How lucky am I to have them all in my life.

Wishing all my blogger friends a very safe and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back to Quilting!

I am all caught up on the steps to the Quiltville Mystery and have finished piecing another quilt so it is back to the machine and get the quilting done on a couple of Christmas gifts. The quilt I am working on now is an old, old Jo Morton quilt. I love the colors and will keep this one.
Since I have quit my job of 9 years at the elevator I have alot of time right now. I am looking for other employment but will quilt until I find some. It has been so much fun spending time in the sewing room again, I really have missed it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Love a Good Mystery!

I just LOVE Bonnie's Mystery Quilts and am having a ball doing this one so far!!!!! I don't cut my fabric into strips and all that, but I should, so I am doing it all as I go. I know it won't be really scrappy like some because I just don't have much room in my sewing room for many more containers. :(
I am so excited to see what everyone else's quilts will look like. I know doing Bonnie's mysteries they always look "FABULOUS"!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Secret Santa @ More!

I joined the Secret Santa Swap this year and had alot of fun making my gift that I sent. The recipient received it and I checked out her blog toady and she had a picture of herself with the little quilt I made. I am so happy that it arrived safely and that she liked it!
Below is the gifts I received from Maria in Australia! I absolutely love everything I received, and by they way I already ate the chocolate!! I will be using my tablerunner and glass mats for years to come, thank you so much!!!!

My next pix is of my fabrics I have picked out to do Bonnie Hunter's new mystery. I am a little late getting started but had to finish my daughter's quilt first. I will post a pix of it when it is quilted. :D I am thinking I am going to love this mystery quilt, using alot of my leftover favorite fabrics!

This next pix is of my grandaughter. She came in while my daughter was home (her Aunt Jess) and did some sewing on her quilt she is making. She also is helping her Aunt Jess make scalloped corn, what an experience it was. She and her aunt made quite a mess !

But that is ok, the scalloped corn was awesome!! I think I will have her come in and do some more practicing!

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and is looking forward to Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Project - Old Project

Here is the newest project I have been working on. Last summer while I was in Columbus, Ohio visiting my daughter we made our usual stop at the Red Rooster quilt shop and I purchased a quilt kit for her. These are the colors she loves so I have a good start on this one. It's called "Porch Swing" and just consists of strips. Fun and quick project.

Tomorrow my grandaughter is coming to work on her quilt and so while she is doing that I am going to quilt this old project that I have had done forever! At least it seems like forever. I don't even remember the name of it. Oh well, I will just give it a new name when it is done!

It is a Jo Morton quilt and all made with Jo's fabric! This one will be a keeper for me! Tomorrow will be a really fun day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fabric & Finish

What a great day today, especially being a Saturday. I played with my new fabric for a bit, the Jo Morton I talked about in the previous post. She definately doesn't have a design that I don't like. The colors are wonderful. Now, what to do with them. :D

I finished up my "Country Lanes" quilt just a little while ago. The squares are only 1 1/2" so it was tedious at times but well worth it.

Hope everyone is having a very quilty weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Great Day!

Today was a wonderful day! I had a gift certificate I wanted to use so today was the day I ventured out and found a couple of wonderful things I just couldn't live without, Kim Diehl's new book and a bundle of Jo Morton fabrics.
I see many hours of playtime coming my way!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Border Pix

Here is the pix of the border on my Basket Quilt. I don't think there is a fabric in this quilt that I don't love! I am sure everyone has had a quilt like that!
Thank you all for all the kind comments about this quilt. I love all of Carol Hopkins' patterns and have a few more that I have had for a long time but haven't made yet. This winter will be a good time to get them out and sew them up don't you think??? :D

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Betsy's Baskets

Oh how I love this quilt! My friend Carol pieced this one for me while I quilted a quilt of hers. She does such wonderful work so quilting this was such a dream.
It is pretty chilly out right now and is getting dark so early now that I couldn't get a pix of it hung on the fence so you can see the borders.
Anyway, Sunday, while my grandaughter was working on piecing her quilt I was able to get this beauty all quilted. Below is a close up of one of the blocks.

I will cherish this quilt for many years to come!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Great Time With Grandaughters!

What a great time my grandaughters and I had this evening. Mom and Dad went out for dinner and after the girls and I had supper off to the studio for us all. Jenna worked on her quilt that she started a while ago. She worked hard and got quite a few more blocks done, I was very proud of her!

Her sister Leah wanted part of the action too so she was sorting all the strips into piles for easier access. Once that was done off to the computer for her. She was multi tasking, talking to her Aunt Jess by texting and looking at pix of her little friends on Facebook. :D

What was I doing you ask? Why taking pictures and ironing of course. LOL

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fabulous Fall Finish

It has been a beautiful fall here so far, the leaves are gorgeous now in all their glorious colors and the temperature is getting cool in the mornings, my favorite time of the year!
Harvest is over, very early this year, and so I have been working on finishing up old projects in the evening again. Below is one of those projects.

Used up quite a few scraps from the previous quilt with this one, loving not having to use my new stuff yet.
My daughter is doing ok right now, she has had some acupuncture (sp) done and it has relieved some of her pain for short periods of time. Not being able to "make it all better" for your child is awful! Prayers are all I can do for her now.
Hope your fall is as colorful and awesome as mine has been! Hugs!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sad Day - Quilty Day

First I want to thank all you wonderful women who have prayed for my daughter to have a successful surgery. Well, yesterday my daughter got a call telling her the insurance company has decided they will not pay for this surgery. She called me devastated, and so were hubby and I. The surgery is cancelled for now but hopefully we will get some answers on why this has happened and hopefully get it reversed. I will keep you posted.
In the meantime I did what I always do when things seem to get out of control and that is quilt. I finished this great quilt by Carrie Nelson. Can't remember the name of it but I love it and all the dfferent scraps.
I think I will be doing alot of quilting until we get some answers!!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Quilt Is Done!

The quilt is done, washed, soft, and ready to take to Ohio. Nothing fancy but a real comfort
quilt in my opinion. Her last one that she had for her first surgery is in shreds now so this one should last her for a while.
Surgery is next Friday and I am asking for prayers for Jessica and for the doctors who will be doing the surgery. It is amazing what the medical world can do for people now and I am praying that this surgery will do the trick so she won't have to go through it again.
Happy Saturday! :D

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quick Quilt

Yeah! I have a day off from the elevator and have had a great one so far! Had breakfast after church with friends, stopped and got a few groceries and then home to sew. Had to put my newest project aside and start a raggedy quilt for my daughter who is having her second back surgery in a few weeks and she needs a new quilt. I made her a raggedy quilt years ago and it is just way beyond the repair stage so a new one is in order for snuggling and recouperating. Nothing like a quilt to take away the pain.

Now, I just pray that this surgery will take care of my daughter's back problems and she will be able to live her life without all the pain she has had all these years!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rainy Day!

Yeah!! It rained so maybe we won't have to work late today. :D
I have been plugging away on this new quilt, too tired when I get home lately to get much done but managed to get a few blocks put together. Am liking it!!

Miss looking at all my favorite blogs, love to see what everyone is doing. Keep my fingers crossed it will be a regular work day and will have time this evening. Miss you all!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Plugging Away

Another beautiful fall day here in Indiana. It is still dark outside but the sun will be breaking the horizon shortly. Am ready for another day of harvest at the elevator but had to show that I was still around and doing a little sewing in my spare time.

I just love pink and brown and have alot of scraps for this project. It is coming along slowly but I know I will love it when it is done. I do get to check out a few blogs before work but not as much as I would like. I miss you all!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

My First Schnibbles!

I finished my first Schnibbles quilt and I love it! All done in scraps and fabrics I have had forever. I will definately treasure this one for years to come.
Harvest is in full swing here, working 7 to 7. It is amazing how fast the day goes when you are busy! I am blessed that hubby has dinner ready for me when I get home this time of year. Time to get a bite to eat of breakfast and then off I go. Happy Harvest everyone!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Quilt Finish

It feels so good to be getting these smaller quilts done. Below is one for our "Quilting Ministry" at church. This quilt will go to one of the babies in our congregation when it is dedicated. We have been doing this for a couple of years now and it is so much fun to make these smaller quilts once in a while. I know this one will be loved for years to come.
Hope everyone has had a great Labor Day weekend! I never can believe how fast these holidays fly by, the work weeks never go this fast! :D

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Christmas Project Finish

Finally, a finish I can post a pix on! I have been trying to finish up all my old quilts first before concentrating too much on new ones. I haven't been too successful on this issue but Saturday I did finish the last of my Merry and Bright projects! I just love this fabric!!

I still have my "little baskets" quilt to finish with this line of fabric and maybe I will some day. Harvest has started here where I live, thank heaven we are closed for Labor Day, but then it will be 12 hour days until all the grain is picked. The temps have dropped and the humidity has left us for the last few days, gotta love fall!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I have placed my order from Hancock's Of Paducah and am so excited!! I ended up ordering the FQ bundle of Moda's "Summer's End" and the pattern for the quilt they show made with the fabric. I think I have all the fabrics by Lynne Hagmeier and love how all the leftover scraps from these lines look so great together! I see more than one quilt from these great fabrics in my near future!!
Thanks for all the congratulations, I really do appreicate them. I have always wondered how it would feel to actually win such a great prize and now I know. On to the the sewing room!!


I seldom if ever win anything but I am one lucky girl today, I won a $100 gift certificate at Hancock's of Paducah!! Wow is all I can say. :D
I am headed there now to pick out something, what a great way to start my day!!!!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back Home and Back to Normal???

It has been quite a long week and I am so glad it is Saturday! My sweet mother in law passed away this last week so we spent a few days in the beautiful mountains of Kentucky where her funeral took place. Heaven is so much better with her there and we will see her again one day.

As far as quilting is concerned, I am ready for a new project, all the old ones will wait for me, and these are the scraps I have decided to use up. I have a pattern by Kaye England that I think will be perfect for all these scraps from my "Crabapple Tree Quilt". I have sorted most of the scraps but as you can see I still have a pile in the top of the pix. This will be a perfect quilt to make during harvest season. I need to continue to sew to keep my sanity!! :D

The weather has changed to this wonderful fall feeling, cool in the early mornings and evenings and pretty warm during the day. What a great time of the year!
Happy quilting one and all!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Short Trip-Many Quilt Shops

What a great Friday and Saturday trip my husband and I took! It is a short vacation for hubby and I before harvest starts. We had a great time, seeing gorgeous country, having beautiful weather and many different towns. We started out in NW Indiana, went to Madison, IN, a great little town with great quilt shops, Margie's Country Store being my favorite! Below is some of the the great fabrics I walked out with. :D
Went on down toward our daughter's in Cincy, by way of a great Casino which spit out some nice cash to me from the slots before we left. Spent the night with family and then went south to the Quilt Box in Dry Ridge,KY. We have been there several times and always come out with a few civil war fabrics. The 6 folded FQ are what I got from there.
After having a great lunch we continued on back to Indiana stopping at a couple more shops and arrived home last night. We love going places but it sure is nice to sleep in your own bed again!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

It is a beautiful August day but I am thinking Christmas. I have always loved the Merry & Bright fabrics, one of my all time favorites, and have been working on finishing up some small pieces that were started last year. The little quilt below is now all quilted and bound, ready for Christmas.

This table runner however has yet to be quilted. I am thinking about quilting it the old fashion way, by hand. It has been a long time since I have quilted by hand, and with this small project at least it won't be too hot to hold on my lap.
Anyone else working on Christmas projects??

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good Morning all! Well, the day has arrived and so I got up bright and early and just couldn't wait to see who will be the winner. Thank you all for participating! And the winners are..........

Shelley has won the fat quarter stack and Maya has won the charm squares! Congrats to you both!! Just e-mail me your addresses and I will get them in the mail to you.
Thanks again everyone, it has been fun hearing from old friends and meeting new ones!
Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Stacked Coins!

I just had to post my Stacked Coins flimsy. I absolutely love this little quilt and it was alot of fun to make too! What a great way to use up my small pieces of civil war scraps, my favorite kind of fabric.

Just a few more days until I draw for my Anniversary FQ stack and another little surprise. I want to thank you all for the kind comments, alot of you I check out your blogs also. :D What a great way to make new friends! See you all again for the drawing!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Milestone Post

Well ladies, I have made it to 300 posts! I never imagined blogging would be so much fun, but I have loved doing it and meeting so many wonderful people. So, I have decided to have a give-a-way and this is what it will be:

The name of this fat quarter stack is "Summer Basket of Flowers" by Terry Thompson. All you have to do is leave me a comment and the winner will be announced a week from today on August 14th. There will be a second drawing also just because my birthday is next week. Have a great week and "Happy Birthday to me!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Finish!

It has been a beautiful Sunday here in NW Indiana. This afternoon turned out to be wonderful with almost no humidity what so ever, so different from what it has been. I finished up sewing down the binding on this, another really old quilt that just needed quilted, and wanted to get a pix of it before it got too late.
I bought this kit many years ago at Paducah, I think it might have been the first time I had gone, so it has been in my sewing room for quite a while. It was a very simple pattern but it was the colors of the fabric that I really loved and still do to this day. The fabrics are why I love the quilts I pick, not the patterns usually, and the butter yellow is one of my all time favorite.

I am back working on my little baskets for my "Christmas Treat" quilt and have a couple of quilts to quilt for church. I recently purchased "Flower Basket Medallion" pattern by Kim McLean. I love the quilt and will probably do it all in 30's fabrics. It will be a long process but I think well worth it! Alot of fun projects ahead!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

An Oldie But a Goodie!

I finally finished quilting this old quilt yesterday and finished up the binding after church today. I don't know the name of this pattern, but I think it was a Thimbleberries pattern, I may be wrong it has been so long.

I am showing a close up of a couple of the blocks for Amy. As you can see it is nothing fancy just free hand fun! I will use actual patterns sometime but just going with the flow is so fast and so much more fun!

I have another oldie, I got the kit in Paducah one year during the quilt show and have had it finished just a couple of months ago. This one will be alot of fun to do, a real girly girl quilt. :D
Have a great Sunday afternoon and happy quilting!

Friday, July 16, 2010


I love Fridays! The anticipation of having 2 days off from work, Saturday and Sunday, is exciting to me. I always look forward to it. Another thing I am looking forward to is what kind of give-a-way should I have with my upcoming 300 posts. I can't believe I have that many so I suppose I should come up with something pretty special.
For now I am working on getting some of my very old quilts quilted and the quilt I am doing now is one of my oldest. I pieced this back in the 90's and the background I used for this is one of my all time favorites.

It has very simple blocks and I think maybe that is why I like it so much.

Hope everyone has a very quilty weekend!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Another UFO Ready for Quilting!!

What a great day it has been here in N. W. Indiana. It was not real hot and muggy today but it was more fun staying inside to finish piecing a quilt that has been calling for me to get it done!

It's called "Circles Of Scraps" by Patricia Riley. It is in the Quilt Sampler 2008 Spring/Summer magazine and my quilt is made all out of Jo Morton fabrics.

This quilt was my first attempt to make these particular blocks and they are not perfect by a long shot but I really like the design they make. So different from what I am used to. I love just looking at them. :D

One other special event I attended this weekend was an annual get together of some of my high school girl classmates. I believe it was our 3rd year of getting together and more girls joined us this year that we haven't seen for years. Alot of reminising, some tears, and a whole lot of laughs, oh, and food. A great time was had by all and we hope more gals will join us next year!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finally Finished!

I am loving finishing up old quilts and this one is one of my oldest. I have a couple that will be quilted next that I pieced over 10 years ago and what memories they bring back. Maybe that is why I love making quilts, there are alot of memories that go along with each one.!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quilting Fun!

What a fun holiday weekend it has been! I have
spent most of my time cleaning and quilting. I know the cleaning part doesn't sound like fun but when the dog is at the kennel I clean like crazy.
Hubby and I took a ride one afternoon and drove through the country looking at all the wonderful corn and bean fields and ended up with a Dairy Queen blizzard on our ride home. Our grandson stopped by and we had a wonderful visit with him. I will miss him when he goes to college this fall, but will love to visit him in Indy and all the quilt shops too!

The pix are of a quilt I pieced years ago and have never finished. It is full of memories and now

I will be able to get it finished. I don't know what I am going to do with all the quilts I have but it is just so satisfying to finally be finishing them all! Hope everyone had a fun and somewhat quilty holiday! Back to work tomorrow.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Christmas in June

Yes, I am working on Christmas pieces in June.
I have talked before about a friend of mine that will piece a quilt for me for quilting for her, well, these pieces will go on a quilt that she has pieced. I still need 79 holly leaves and about 65 more berries but I have plenty of time to get them done before the holidays.
There is an "NCIS" marathon this weekend on TV which is perfect company for me this evening while I work on this project. Just gotta love
Agent Gibbs!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day and a Quilt

First I would like to say "Happy Father's Day" to all the dads I know! My father passed away when I was 17 years old and I still miss him as much today as I did then.

After church I came home and I finished putting this quilt together but only am taking a pix of part of it, the full picture will come when I get it quilted. That may be a while since I have quite a stack of quilts to get through until it will be this one's turn. :D

Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday with their families!