Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all.  May your day be filled with family, friendship, and love.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lady Antebellum - Hello World (Unofficial Music Video)

Thank you, Hodges7, for this YouTube video.  Be sure and read the credits at the end!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A new finish (almost)

Done except for the quilting.  I will most likely have to wait until after Christmas to find somebody to quilt it, but it's one more out of the UFO pile!
Close-up of one of the blocks.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Awesome Giveaway by an Even Awesomer Lady

Vicky, over at LAQuilter, is having an awesome quilt kit giveaway on Thanksgiving morning.  The quilt is beautiful and includes applique.  Check it out for her reason to give away this kit, but don't enter the giveaway -- I want this to be my first applique project so if you enter, it lessens my chances!  But seriously, enter the giveaway, read her blog, fall in love with Penny, and good luck!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yea - A Finish

This got done the day after Halloween -- but that's not too bad since the embroidery for it was done about 5 years ago.  The pictures were taken from either the internet or a coloring book, I really don't remember now.  And, of course, the orange on the bottom one bled when I ironed it after the embroidery was done  was an attempt at adding a shadow effect.  I don't think it's that crooked in real life -- I just hung it on a nail on the wall (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

Monday, October 4, 2010


I love this time of year!  Should be cooler weather this week at least until the weekend when it goes back into the 90s but in the meantime will be loving the coolness.

Got some more background whites added to my GFG and am almost ready to attach the 3rd flower.  Yesterday I washed and ironed fat quarters to get started on some fall placemats.  Haven't decided on the pattern yet but I have an idea of what I'm going to do.  I'm getting in the mood to sew, sew, sew.

Looking forward to that first cut on the Go cutter that came in last week.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot

It has been extremely hot the past few days -- 116 degrees yesterday afternoon.  Of course, the electrical powers that be shut off all air conditioners from 3:15 - 6:15 at the hottest time of day.  So looking forward to fall weather, homemade chili and soups, gingerbread, and all that comes along with cooler temperatures. 

Monday, September 20, 2010


Finally -- I started putting together my GFG with the white background.  It seems to be going much faster than making the individual flowers but I may not think that in a couple of weeks.  I already found my "Amish" piece -- one wrong white piece, but I figure after a couple of washings it might not show.  I've really enjoyed making this but need to get back to machine piecing and finish some bindings now that the weather is cool enough in the evenings to have the quilt on your lap.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dog Days of August

It's been so hot here recently not much has been going on.  I've just been working on my GFG blocks (after a brief panic attack over not being able to find my stash of plastic templates).  I'm building the stash of "white" so I can start putting the flowers together.  Fabric purchases and embroidery purchases, but no work on anything else.  Can't wait for cooler weather (and more ambition).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Out of Season???

Sunday night my daughter and I went to one of those home supply centers to get some patio furniture and a new BBQ.  I found a table and chair set I really liked the style of, athough it was just seating for four.  No problem, I'll get two sets and they can sit on either side of the patio door and look cute.  Had a real nice, young sales guy who went to check stock.  The only one left nationwide was their display model according to their computer system.  The reason?  They "opened" their summer season way early this year and it is now on to fall items!  I glanced around and, sure enough, there were actually a few Halloween items out!  So I ended up with display models (half-price, can't complain there) of that set and another set with a low table with a firepit and four chairs.  The only problem is -- they don't match!  Guess I'll check the fabric stores soon and try to find matching or at least coordinating fabric. They are going to sit on opposite ends of the yard so hopefully they won't look too bad out there in the meantime.  Delivery is this morning -- maybe my daughter will BBQ dinner tonight!  Remind me next month to pick up my Christmas cards and decorations!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My New Ride

My daughter and grandson got new bicycles -- so I had to have one, too!   Me on a bike -- not a pretty picture -- but it will be fun riding the bike trails behind with them.  My longest ride ever was 16 miles but that was 40 years ago!  If my first ride at this age is .16 miles, I'll be happy.  Get a good look at the nice paint on it now -- who knows what it will look like after my first adventure.

Off to work on another Grandmother's Flower Garden piece.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bradley & Ivy

My grandson, Bradley (age 12) and one of his new twin sisters born 06/01/10 to his Dad and Step-Mother.  Ivy is 5 days old here.  Picture of Miranda coming soon.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More Flowers

3 more flowers for the Grandmother's Flower Garden made and one in process.  I finally found some binding fabric for a quilt ready to be bound -- just in time to have it on my lap in the summer weather!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I started working on this about a year ago and pick it up occasionally to work on it.  Each flower takes me two movies to finish.  I'm not sure what the final size will be -- maybe a tiny little lap quilt or, if I start working on it more consistently, a full size quilt.  I certainly have enough 30s florals to make several full-size quilts!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet Joey

So my first picture will be a post of my Shih-Tzu, Joey. We call him Mr. Simmons because we think he's related to Gene Simmons of KISS. And maybe I should have rotated it before I posted it -- next time.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Post

Well, here I am in the blogging world. Wonder if I'll ever figure this out!