Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My babies are 17 today.....

where did the time go.

That's Abby in the red walker, Beth in the yellow.

They were born on a Tuesday... Abby at 4:44pm, Beth at 5:08pm

There are days I want my babies back.... to cuddle and snuggle with; but every once in a while, they will surprise me and sit down on the couch with me and hold my hand.

They were quite the surprise.... especially after losing their brother who was still born.

I love them so much.

Monday, November 29, 2010

When I'm good, I'm good..... but when I'm bad........

I was oh so bad; and Kevin was right there watching the entire time. (But bless his heart, he wasn't feeling well and is now on the couch with a stomach virus).

Anyway.... this was the fruit of my labor. I never thought I'd become a Civil War fabricaholic.... but the prints and shirtings just go into everything so well!!!

oh, and the three 30's fqs I don't have in my massive collection either... so they had to come home.

So, I'm done being bad for a while.... now to concentrate on Christmas.

Quilty Hugs!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving !!

The turkey is in the oven and I have nothing to do until I need to peel the potatoes soooooooooooo...........

I pulled out my Old Tobacco Road quilt pieces from the Bonnie Hunter mystery ... was it 2008???

This is what I have together so far. I was rather daunted by this task when I saw all the pieces, and the diagonal rows, but now that I have some of it together I really like it. I just take it one row at a time, hang it on the wall and then put some of them together.

and really I do have some school stuff to do, but I figured that can wait a couple of days.... I don't go back until Wednesday.

Happy Quilty/Turkey Hugs!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quilters are Good Cooks

or are we just fantastic eaters???!!!!

Either way, food and quilting always seem to go together. Our guild has a Christmas covered dish and also one in the spring at our May meeting. A few years back someone suggested we put together a cookbook.

It's here!!!.... and the recipes look yummy! I know that I have tried a few at the covered dish celebrations and have never been disappointed.

I have a box of books ready to sell; going to take some to school and send a few to work with Kevin. If you would like one let me know. They are $12 plus shipping.

Quilty Hugs!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hoop Question

I would like to put a call out for advice, preference, 'don't use that one'.... what can you tell me about your hoop?

I currently have an older model of the Grace Lap Hoop (mine doesn't swivel) and I really like it. Unfortunately, the legs tend to detach from the base and Kevin, bless his heart, is going to do his best to fix it... but I was thinking of trying something else that isn't so technical.

Am I making any sense??????

I wish I could test drive hoops... like a car. *sigh*

Thanks for your help!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

UFO Challenge 2011

Anyone up for the UFO Challenge for 2011? I'm glad to host it and I think some of you actually got stuff done... unlike me LOL

The object is simple....

1. You choose 10 UFOs and make a list; numbering them 1-10.
2. Each month (January through October) I will post a number chosen at random and that is the UFO you work on and hopefully complete for that month.
3. By the end of the year you will have 10 UFOs completed and off your conscience LOL.

So, if you are interested, please leave a comment and make sure I can link to your blog so that I can put you on the list on my sidebar. You can join at anytime... this is a totally no pressure activity.

And again, thanks to Lost In Space and the picture of the Jupiter 2.

Quilty Hugs!

Slowly but surely... and I was bad

So I am slowly working on something. I will be teaching a Disappearing 9-Patch workshop at guild in the spring and thought it would be good to come up with at least a flimsy for a sample. So I raided the Reds, Cremes, and Blues (with some help from my Sundae Quilter Sisters) and so far this is what I have done. Pieces for the next 10 blocks are sitting on the sewing table waiting to be put together, and that may happen momentarily... I need to do something creative that doesn't involve a lesson plan.
On the being bad front... I fell in love with the Bliss line... and bought yardage and some FQs from the local shop... and then found the FQ Bundle on sale at Green Fairy Quilts and ordered it on line. I have no idea what I am going to do with all of this... but since when does knowing what to do with it factor in to purchasing.

The kids are getting antsy at school... it's hunting season, Thanksgiving break is coming soon.... and the weather has turned a tad chilly (I love that part).

So until next time, hopefully sooner than this one was, I bid you adieu.... Happy Quilting!