Friday, December 31, 2010

Green Fairy Giveaway

Green Fairy Quilts is having a New Year's Giveaway.... check it out!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

To quote Sally Brown ......

"Isn't he just the cutest thing!!!!"

Kevin is a civilian re-enactor and makes some of his own clothes. He decided to make another hat, this time using a piece of rabbit fur he got at a flea market for the ear flaps.

This is the beginning of the project. He and Mr. Featherweight work very well together don't you think?

Everything belongs to the cat....

especially a box of unpressed Fat Quarters.

Judy L's Peach French Toast

Yummy!!!!! Here is the recipe.  I decided to add the white 'glaze'..... but you really wouldn't have to.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool......

Is the human race really becoming that stupid???? Playing Real-life Frogger on a highway.... duh!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

January 2011 UFO Challenge

Evening all,

I've had a lot of requests to post the January UFO challenge I hope all of you have your lists ready to go.

January's number is .............. 3

Good Luck!

Monday, December 27, 2010

UFO Challenge 2011... are you ready?

There is less than a week before the first number is chosen for the 2011 UFO challenge.

If you haven't gotten your list together please do so ASAP. Post it on your blog if you like.... we'd love to share in your progess!

Keep your eyes open for the first number.. I might even draw it early.


Doin' an Amy.......

I love Amy.... it is such a joy to read her blog and honestly... there are times I live vicariously through her when it comes to quilting. We are both teachers... and I totally envy the balance she has achieved between family, career, and quilting.

I was feeling in a slump today.... overwhelmed again by all the fabric and not knowing where to start. I had purchased a second plastic drawer unit to divide my strips into light and dark so they aren't all lumped together and today I took the time to separate them.

Well something happened.... I think the fabric pheromones must have invaded my system because I started to think about something I could make and I had half of the stuff already made from my Leaders and Enders ala Bonnie Hunter.

So... today I started making Bricks and Stepping Stones. I was able to cut all of the bricks out of my 3.5" strip drawer and I do believe I was able to cut each brick from a different fabric.

My goal tonight is to get the blocks done. I was never good at pulling all-nighters in college (one and only time I did I got a C on the test the next day) so I don't honestly see a quilt top done tonight.

But there is the rest of the week.

Thanks for the inspiration Amy!!!!

Dear Jane......

Am I thinking way too far outside my box here? I don't give myself time to quilt as it is... do I really think I'm going to get a Dear Jane done in this lifetime???

I know it is all in my head. If I truly want it I'll do it. I even bought the CD to print off the patterns. Part of my reluctance is that paper-piecing is not one of my favorite things to do. *sigh*

Have any of you made a Dear Jane? Anything that you can share about your experience will be greatly appreciated.


Holiday Happenings

We survived.... and I hope you all did too. Sometimes the holidays are so hectic that I find myself very unnerved and tense. Then when its over... I miss it. Go figure.

Anyway, here are a few pics from our holiday. Do you think the kids are happy????


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flag Day Farm by Moda.....

I covet this.... I want this.... and I didn't get it when I had the chance.

Recently someone posted a link in their blog to a shop in Texas that had one bundle... and I was good and didn't order it. Kicking myself now.

And finding a picture to show you???? Ugh!!!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


is it that every time I go to add a name to the UFO list, the gadget adds space between the names and I have to delete said space???

perhaps one of my techno-savvy bloggy friends can help me figure this one out.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Once Again.....

I have fallen off the face of the earth.

I have come to the conclusion that we should just close school between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Between the holidays and hunting season I somtimes feel like I am a salmon fighting the current. Oh well...

I still haven't pressed all of those lovely fat quarters I bought at Thanksgiving... they are waiting in two huge piles in the sewing room.

Today I am attempting my first cheesecake... wish me luck. I hope the 8th grade teachers like it.

We had a little unexpected snow the other day... it stuck, made the roads a little slippy, but looked so pretty while it lasted.

Oh the buzzer is going off... have to see what the cheesecake looks like.