Monday, September 19, 2011

The new baby boys!

The baby on the left was born the last of May 2011 and the one on the right was born the end of June 2011. They are my first great-grand sons not by the same mothers but sisters.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baby Quilt #2

I finally have the second baby quilt finishes and just in time for the baby! Still have to wait for the next one who has about 3 weeks insde his cozy little home. It would be nice if he came early so we could see him while we are up there visiting. I think she needs to take a nice looooong walks daily to encourage him to comeout and complain : )

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1 down 1 to go

I have 2 baby quilts to make for great grand babies and today I finished 1 of them

Yesterday we had some weird weather and it was windy and cold and today it is 80 and windy. Heres what we got yesterday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard 2011

This is what our blizzard looks like today and we haven't even gotten into the heavest snow yet the worst part is the 50 mph winds which is making it hard to clear a spot for Sophie to potty. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years give-away

Dawn is having a BIG give-away check it out!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vote for me please

I have entered a Christmas tablerunner contest over at Quilting Gallery and would appreciate it if you would vote for my entry, it is the Christmas Cabin runner, voting starts Friday December 10 and ends December 12

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving giveaway

Elaine is having her 2nd annual Thanksgiving giveaway go and leave a comment maybe you will be the lucky winner!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sept. Knit-a-long

This is my Sept. knit-a-long by Rachel  I had problems getting started but Jacquie, Pam and I finally figured it out. YEA US.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September FNSI

This is what I worked on for FNSI, my picture isn't very good and it doesn't show the details which is good and bad so you can't see how bad I am at applique. This is I second attempt at applique and it is better than the first. I was hoping tp get the border on but the directions were wrong and I cut it as the directions said so now to get more cut out.

Table runner Thursday 9/16/2010

appliqued 9/17/2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Practicing free flow quilting

I joined a few scraps and she is giving step by step directions on how to do free flow quilting from the very beginning, these are the most complete directions that I've seen and I've checked out quite a few. Today we started stitching on the practice pad and I have to say I didn't do to bad, not perfect but deffenting now horrid. There is need for improvement but I'm not perfect I had the most trouble with the loops but they got better towards the end.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Homemade extension table

I just recieved this in my email  on how to make a extension table for your sewing machine. I tried to copy and paste but for some reason the pictures didn't show up so I'll just post the link.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday night sew-in

I did my sewing but didn't take a picture because I was going to do it in the morning before we went to my Dads, guess what we had a storm and lost power. I'll post my picture when we get home Sunday. This is my FNSI it is hard to see but I have finished the vase and the pineapple on the left. I have 2 more squares to go so I might be at this awhile. This is my first time doing hand applique.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Want to win a GO?

Karen over at sew many ways is having a Accuquilt Go give-away so why not go over and check it out who knows you might win!This ends on Sept. 1 so hurry the clock is ticking.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday night sew-in

On Friday – 08/20/10 - Get your house settled, put on your comfy jammies.. maybe make a cup of tea.. and sit down to work on some of those projects (or anything else that you want to work on.. maybe you want to knit.. or catch up on scrapbooking).

Then, sometime on Saturday - Make a post about what you worked on.. show us a picture or two on Flickr.

Heidi is host this so what are you waiting for... SIGN UP.. then tell ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Slow month for me

I finally finished the July table runner that Maria Peagler designed for the Color of the Month program she has going on. It was a easy pattern and I had it sut out and sewn together and ready to quilt in a week but it took me forever to finish and I can only blame the hot weather we are having, I just don't have any energy. I can hardly wait for fall to arrive this year.


Friday, July 16, 2010

The heat is on

It has been so hot and humid here the last week, I've been hibernating in the house under the air conditioning. Poor Sophie has to be tricked to go out to do her business and sometimes I have to trick her.


Monday, June 28, 2010

June OPAM's

My eye surgery had put me behind in my projects but I think I'm ready to get back into the game. Here are the 2 projects that I finished for June the sunflower table runner took me longer to do than the Stars and stripes but considering what I was working against I think I did pretty well.

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm still running behind on my projects

All this eye stuff have put me behind in the projects I'm committed to, I have to start the April table runner, but I did finally get the May one cut out and will be sewing today, and then the June runner has showed up in my email on Tuesday so I'm hoping that by the end of June to have the May and June project finishes and I'll just work the April one in as I have time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm finally back

I'm back after a 6 week absent, Some know the story but some of you don't so I'll fill you all in.
I noticed things looking cloudy so went to the eye Dr. and was sent to a retina specialist and there was a fold of skin blocking my vision so I had surgery to remove the extra skin and a vitrectomy was done. The first month I wasn't able to change the channel on the tv or even dial the phone, I'm still not able to drive as there is still a area that is blank at certain positions. Quiltin or sewing is hard since the ruler is wavey and accuracy is not there so I do a few cuts at a time. That is what I've been up to lately. Hopefully things will get more normal but a video I saw at the Dr. office said it could take up to 6 months.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I've been a sewing fool this month I finished 4 projects this month just in time to start a new month of Projects. I can hardly wait.

this is a bag/purse it measures 8" square

My son is always saying he doesn't have any money so when I saw this fabric I thought it was perfect, he has money but just can't spend it....haha lol

This is the March Color of the Month project

This is the January Color of the Month project that took me till now to get the backing on and quilted, but better late than never I've been trying to finish projects.


Monday, March 22, 2010

I won again

I entered a drawing on Maria Peaglers web site and I won the drawing for  Dolls & Dresses to Applique by Kay Mackenzie. I'm starting to enjoy applique and with a young grand-daughter it will come in useful.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

my 4 legged children

My picture is  of my dog Sophie on the left  and my Dad's dog Baby on the right. This was taken on a visit to my Dads and they both love the blanket we carry for Sophie to sleep on  and we laid it on the couch and they tried to fix it so they both could lay on it and not have to look at each other. They get along but they think they are each TOP DOG and sometimes they have little spats hence not looking at each other.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rainy Saturday

This was a  drearie gray Saturday but my sister-in=law was here and we all went out to lunch for my mother-in-laws birthday and afterward I went to Joann's for a button for a bag I just finished that was part of my UFO/OPAM projects. I alos found a smaller shape cutter ruler I was looking for and also a walking foot for my machine hotefully it will make my fabric now crawl when sewing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

I finally won something

I just won a $25 gift certificate from Hancock's of Paducah actually I had forgot about this one and then I got THE email from sarcastic to see what I will spend it on!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February UFO and OPAM finished

I have my February projects finished for the month just in time for the next one.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two in one give away

sarcastic quilter is have a giveaway for  $20 gift certificate to Hancock's of Paducah! Yes, you read that correctly.

The second giveaway, the Baby Kisses by Jeanne Coverdale pattern only.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

cold, snowy, sleety Sunday

Today was cold, and snowy/sleety day and so I tried to get some projects done but it has been such a drab week-end it was hard to get started. I finally got my sons fleece pants cut out but probably won't get the sewed together till tomorrow and then I have to put the backing on my January table runner from Maria's Color course and that I'll do tomorrow also after the pants are done. I'll post pictures of my UFO'sand OPAM soon. I would like to see the sun shine but I'm not holding my breath.......Spring where are you!!!