Saturday, June 29, 2013

Scrappy Giveaway Winner!

Good morning/afternoon/evening......

We had 15 respond to the Scrappy Giveaway post and this morning my daughter Beth helped me pick a name out of the basket.

Our winner is Beth at My Creations!  Hmmmm were the two Beths telepathically communicating????

Beth, please email me your address information and I will get a box of yummiful scraps to you ASAP.

Quilty Hugs!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Scrap Giveaway

I have scraps that I know I don't have time to cut down.  You see, I'm going to be a Nana in a couple of weeks.  So that is #1 on my list. Erin has asked me to come down for a few days and well, ...... yeah!!!

 Also,  Abby is back at IUP to work a five-week theater camp.  She called on Friday to tell me she was at the walk-in clinic and that her tonsils were all icky again.... second time in less than two months.  So, worst case scenario, I will have to go and get her, get her to a doctor here, and if need be.... get them out before she has to go back in August.

And once again I turned the sewing table back to facing the window and put the flap down.  I hate having the flap down... it limits the space upon which to rest project pieces.  However I don't like having the flap up because it eats up floor space.

So in order to clean up some more space, I have decided that all of the pieces I have saved to "cut down later" (like later is really gonna happen) I have decided to stuff it all in a box (not a big one mind you) and let someone else have fun with them.

So if you are interested leave a comment.  I'll draw a number on Friday and get it out ASAP (Domestic only please).

Have a great  day!


I went to bed last night and couldn't get to sleep.  So noticing that it looked rather bright around the blinds on the windows I remembered the super moon was shining and got up to take a look.

Learning quickly how to turn off the flash on the camera, I snapped a couple of pictures. I thought the cloud added an interesting dimension.

Have a super day!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Quilt Book Culling

I have decided to cull a large portion of my quilt books.  I can't decide if I should just list them here.  Other possibilities include Amazon or Etsy.

I suppose some research is in order.  Any suggestions?

If anyone wants to see the list in the meantime, just email me at  

Have a pieceful day!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A day well spent......

We took Abby back to IUP today.  She is working at a  theater camp for about five weeks.  Yes it was hard taking her back, but we go to get her twin at Drexel next weekend.

Isn't this picture amazing?  Can you imagine one end of your house entirely covered by a rhododendron?  When we went to get Abby in May it wasn't in bloom, and you can see in this one the blooms are almost all off the bush.  I cannot fathom what it looks like in full bloom.... and all of the bees buzzing around drinking in the nectar.

On the way home, we stopped in Bedford, PA.  Not intending to go browse the antique shop in town, well........ I found a few scrumptious quilts, and yes, one came home with me.

The hexagon quilt was incredible.  See how almost all of the flowers on the one side are the same?  The one that would have completed the row is on the other side.  I love the way the quilter finished on the edges with half flowers... and in the corners with quarter flowers.  This one was labeled as coming from Blair County, PA... but was out of my price range and did not come home with me.  I also loved the light blue and white one.  I found it, and it's friends, folded in PLASTIC bags!!!!! It didn't come home with me either.

What came home?  This beautiful Tree of Life.  I can't quite figure out if the tan was once a darker tan or a yellow.  And the quilting is really wonderful... lots of vines, leaves, and grapes.

Finally, I took some geeky pictures of the windmills  with the telephoto lens.  I don't know why they fascinate me.... they just do.

 I hope you all had a good weekend also.  Only 1.5 days of school left... and I am so looking forward to the end.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Obviously I had nothing to say....

Well it has been a while since I posted.  School is winding down.  Thanks to Hurricane Sandy and a few snow days we still have 1.5 days to put in.  It would have been nice if those two days for the storm had been forgiven by the governor, but he is very anti-education so we weren't holding our breath on that one.

Anyway..... here is my latest antique purchase.  This was purchased in Ebensburg, PA on the way home from picking up Abby from college.   I love it... simple and soft.

Tomorrow we take Abby back to school.  She is working at a theater camp for about 5 weeks.  I'll miss her of course.  Her twin comes home from Drexel on the 15th (they are on the quarter system).  With Skype and Facebook I don't think they really feel like they are apart, but I'm sure when Abby comes home in July, they will be inseparable for a while.

The weather is beautiful today, windows are open and a slight breeze is blowing.  Abby requested a strawberry pie before she goes back so it is in the fridge ready for supper.

I've been busy working on my cheddar bowties.  Only about 400 more to go.  I really need to start a larger project, just not sure what it will be.  I've got a huge stash of penguin fabric, and even though the 26 year old child said she has outgrown penguins... well, she might get one more quilt.  I'm thinking of cutting it all up into two-inch strips and making Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom.  I love that pattern.

Ok, back to the real world.  Have a great day and enjoy what you are doing wherever you are!