Wishing all my blogger friends a very safe and Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wishing all my blogger friends a very safe and Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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
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
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 !
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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
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
I see many hours of playtime coming my way!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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
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
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
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
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!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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
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
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!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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
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
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
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
Friday, July 16, 2010
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
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
Monday, July 5, 2010
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
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday with their families!