Friday, November 4, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
This handsome guy below is my oldest grandson who turned 20 last week! Talk about feeling old, LOL!! He is a sophmore at Butler University in Indianapolis and is studying to be a teacher. I am so proud of him and I know his mother, who is looking down from heaven, is just as proud!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
the last pattern of Bonnie Hunter's that I have done and what alot of pieces I used. Great way to get rid of alot of scraps and have the quilt look good too!
This is how it looks hanging up in my quilting studio and I still couldn't get the who thing in one pix. If it wasn't raining I would take it outside but would have to hang it over the fence. Oh well, no matter how I look at it I still love it!
Hope everyone is having a quilty day!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It has been forever since I have been in blogland. Alot of changes in my life have been happening and things have calmed down and are back to normal, whatever that may be. I have been doing alot of piecing but little quilting and so I thought I would start quilting again with this wonderful table runner. My dear friend Angela pieced this for me in exchange of my quilting one of her quilts. She does such a wonderful job piecing and that makes this runner even more special! I have had this Thimbleberries kit in my house for I don't know how many years and am so happy that it is finished. It will be on display in my kitchen through the Thanksgiving holiday and I will love having it there to enjoy!
A little bit of what has been happening is that last November I had quit my job and spent many months at home quilting and enjoying my life. Alas the hubby wasn't too happy about it so I have been hired on at Wal-Mart an hour away. The fun part about my new job is that I work in the fabric department! I have had alot of fun there, talking to quilters and also to the college kids that come and buy fabric to make Halloween costumes and such!! I am amazed at how many of them are ambitious enough to do it! I can honestly say that it is never boring! That's about it. Now to go and check out what everyone else has been doing!!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
I feel a little rusty but it is getting smoother as I go along. I am loving it already!
Hope you all are having a merry quilty day!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have a quilt to do for a friend which will be started today, I promise, and then this one will be next. I have vowed to get my stack of quilts done before I start a new one, it will be interesting to see how long I can hold out without using my rotary cutter on a new project!!!! :D
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
It was HOT there, one afternoon got up to 115 degrees and the humidity was horrendus, but that didn't stop the work that had to be done. I also helped in the kitchen at the church, they fed the workers every day. It was fun serving them and so I got to see quite a few volunteers that way. I can not stress enough how much the people there are so gracious and still thank God for what they do have. They have set a wonderful example for us all, and I do ask that you all keep these people in your prayers!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I wonder what the girls will come up with for the next Quilt-A-Long!??? In the meantime I will thoroughly enjoy this one.
Have a quilty weekend and I will post when I return. :D
Monday, July 25, 2011
Here's a close up of my quilting. I love this pattern because it gives this quilt so much texture and alot more interest. It has been so hot here the last week that I don't like going out and I am getting alot of sewing and quilting done this way.
I have finished quilting and binding my first Quilt-A-Long quilt that will go to a quilty friend of mine. We each made the big quilt for ourselves and then we made the small quilt to send to each other. Below is my little quilt that will be sent to Angela. My large sized quilt like the one below is now on my machine ready to be quilted, which is my plans for today.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I have some trimming to do and then on to the next one. Once thing about Christmas blocks is that it does help me think about cold weather! We had a nice shower earlier and it cooled off until the clouds moved on and then the sun came out and so did all the humidity! I guess I don't take the heat as well as I used to. :(
Hope you all out there are staying cool wherever you are!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Merry Christmas To All!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It seems each of us has been effected by this horrible disease in one way or another. Let's not let another day go by where there can be new people diagnosed or lost to this disease! No donation is too small. Every bit gets us one step closer to finding a cure for cancer!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I took this pix so I could define the different fabrics at a glance.
I even kept the little threads attached until I get ready to quilt it. LOL
My husband always teases me and says "How come you can't remember what we talked about yesterday, but can remeber everything about a quilt you made 2 years ago!" Is there anybody out there like me????
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I just finished putting on the borders this afternoon so now it is time to quilt them both. Angela is hand quilting my quilt, I am so excited, and I will do hers by machine. They both are going to look so cool. :D
Here is a close up picture of the border fabric. I had a hard time deciding whether to go with the blue color or the red but finally decided on the red. I think it gives the look a little punch.
I just love doing these quilt alongs and love to see how all the other quilts look like!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Have a great afternoon! I know I won't!!
Friday, June 24, 2011
I really like the bright colors with these fabrics, gets me in the mood for the 4th of July!
Wow, and it is just around the corner!! Happy sewing!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I just love the colors and I know this young lady will cherish it for years to come!!
I think I will play some more and see what else I can come up with. Happy piecing!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Well, not really, lol! I have a quilty friend who is making this quilt in some of the most beautiful pastel fabrics that I had commented on and she liked my fabrics so we agreed to make each other the small version in our fabrics. I have been working on these stars this afternoon and am to the point of actually putting the little stars together. I must say they were actually pretty easy. Hope you all are having a great day, I love days like this!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today we received the next step in the "Simple Things Quilt Along", yeah!! I have to cut my fabrics yet but I am really anxious to do this quilt. I love my fabric choices and so the quilt will be wonderful too. Hope there are alot of you out there that will be playing along, am looking forward to seeing all the different ones!
Happy Sewing and have a great day!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
It has been a busy summer this year, family get togethers, weddings, hooking up with old friends, etc. It has also been fun hooking up with quilts that I haven't finished, but started many years ago. The one below is one of them. I started this quilt while in Paducah with friends. One of the girls had taken a class with the designer, Edyta Star, and taught a group of us how to make the blocks. It was fun but I had put it away and not finished it until yesterday.
I will always treasure this quilt. It is filled with fun, laughter, and memories of a wonderful trip to a quilt show in Paducah!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
What a great day! Since it is so hot here in NW Indiana today I have spent the time quilting a quilt that I had made many years ago and decided it needed to be finished too. The older fabrics have brought back alot of memories. I love days like this! :D
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Go to http://Brownquilts4me.blogspot.com or
I sure hope this gets you there!
You also get a fun "button" to put on your blog. :D
"Quilt Along" with us, it is going to be fun!!!!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop (which is the shop I shop at all the time :D) for sponsoring this give away and thanks also to Sinta from the Pink Pincushion Blog for posting this on her blog.
I still can't believe it!!!!! :D
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I will be happy to swap a few FQ's for a copy of this pattern if anyone has it.
Thanks in advance for any and all help in this!
Am I the only quilter that does something stupid like this????? I guess this is what happens when I keep kits as long as I do. :=(
Monday, May 30, 2011
I did use up alot of my strips that I had accumulated over the past couple of years and will have to start cutting more and putting them away for future use. It's a great way to make a quilt bigger!
Have a quilty weekend!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
It has also been a rough couple of weeks. You see I lost my oldest daughter to Leukemia when she was just 25 years old. 14 years ago last week was when she went to be with the Lord. Before she passed away, one of the people I worked with that lived in Georgia was a friend and neighbor of Alan Jackson who was my daughters favorite singer. Being the wonderful person that he is, Alan Jackson autographed one of his hats and had it sent to my daughter. My daughter put it in a glass case with her pix beside the hat. I now have this wonderful gift and will always thank Alan Jackson for making my daughter so happy in her final days!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Well, we can't leave her younger sister out! The quilt below is the one I was quilting on when she stopped in last week with her mom and sister and asked me if she could have it. Of course this grandma can't resist when they ask so sweetly so I just finished quilting and binding this quilt and it is ready for her to take home.
I have been enjoying staying home and not working so much! I have worked outside the home for over 30 years and it took me a while to get used to being home and now I am so content in my little world that sometimes it takes alot to get me out of here. With all I have been doing here at home I just can't for the life of me figure out how I found time to go to work!!
Happy Quilting to all!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I have been doing alot of quilting for friends and for myself and have been working on piecing a couple of quilts that I have wanted to make for a long time. My grandaughter has also been here to work on her quilt and it is now pieced. The backing fabric has been ordered and she is wanting to quilt it herself on my machine. I am so proud of her and can hardly wait until her quilt is done.
I have also been looking for a new job, left my old job in Nov. It took me a while to adjust to the old routines but have finally adjusted. I still get up at 5:00 a.m. but I love that time of the day, so quiet and fresh. Hope to be able to plant the garden soon, had alot of rain!
I have rambled enough, but it is sure good to be back again!
Monday, April 25, 2011
I have had this quilt done for a while and so I thought I could get it quilted quickly but that hasn't happened. Hopefully I will get it done tomorrow but am not holding my breath. For
not working outside the house I don't get nearly as much done as I did when I was working
full time, and I still get up around 5:30 every morning! Too many interruptions I guess. LOL
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011