Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Two more days and then back to work on Tuesday.  It has been busy during the time off preparing for Christmas, doing some much-needed things around the house, physical therapy appointments, and just life in general.  Yesterday I decided to get serious about getting some work done that I had brought home and stayed up until 2:30 this morning working.  One pile done, about four more to go.  I'm going to get busy in a few minutes as soon as my coffee is ready and start back in and try to work all day.  Tomorrow I'll go in to work for about six hours and hopefully after that there will be will a lot done and much less stress going back.

Then -- tomorrow night it will be time to start getting my 2012 quilt projects lined up.  There are a few unfinished projects that must be attended to first and then deciding what to start next.  Of course, there's always my current 12-month embroidery project and the GFG has been ignored for too long so those will be worked on while watching TV.  If nothing else, I hope to make this a productive quilty year -- no resolutions just dreams and goals!

I hope everybody has a health and happy new year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and will have a wonderful new year.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Joey - back from the groomer

Joey, back from visiting his girlfriends at the groomer's.  All I have to say is, "Do you want to go see your girlfriends?" and he is at the door ready to go.  Thankfully, he's always just as ready to come home, all sweet-smelling and looking good.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I finished the embroidery of the Vintage Postcard last night; now I have to get the pillow form for it and finish it up.  I have two big projects to trace, just need to decide which one to start first.  I hope to get some done this week, but we'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm missing my needle and thread -- not literally missing, but longingly missing.  I haven't done anything in a week and a half due to taking care of some health things, organizing/cleaning out around the house, and not being happy with how my latest project was going.  I think it's time to take it out of the bag and look at it again and either decide if it's a total bust or seeing it's OK, that it was my mood of the day the last time I looked at it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage Postcard

A new embroidery project -- it will be a pillow in a few days.  I have to add the borders and finish just a little bit on the top.  I hadn't marked fabric or done embroidery in a long time so I'm hoping the next one is traced a little better and my stitches are more even.  I think embroidery is my favorite thing to do!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I finished a quilt top from the Jelly Roll Quilts book.  It's called "Garden Trellis."  For me, this was a new way of cutting the blocks and it was fun.  I have the backing piece and might get that done today so it can go to the quilter soon.

The Redwork Christmas is a total finish with the binding added.  I can't wait until December to hang it.

Friday night and yesterday were marathon sewing events here and I made great progress on my next top.  Now to cut all those sewn-together strips into blocks and start sewing again.  I'm really excited about this one and hope to have it put together quickly.