Monday, December 31, 2007
I quilted out my cousin Danielle's daughter Ashley's quilt for her & just gave it to her this past week. This is the 2nd quilt my Cousin has made. Ashley loves the colors of purple, pink and lime green. I found some verigated thread to used and it turned out nice. She just wanted an overall pattern. I love the daisy's for the backing, so cute & fun!!
I believe Danielle has caught the quilting bug, she made another quilt for her dad for christmas. She gave him the top said she needed it back to have it quilted, LOL. The cat in the picture is mischeif who jumps on any quilt that hits the floor she thinks is her own.
We did a christmas exchange on the Kt Stitchers group, and Beth made me this wonderful wallhanging. I really love it, can't wait to put it on one of walls in my quilting room so i can see it a lot. She did a wonderful job quilting it out plus the binding on that is awesome. Neat pattern
Monday, December 10, 2007
well i finally got the top done for my brother for christmas. He built a 7'and 11" table that is really primitive looking. so for christmas I made him a 7" long table runner, going to machine quilt it tomorrow. one down maybe i'll make a couple more for christmas, they do go by quick.
here is a picture of it without the black border. I just hope he likes it, well he better.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Well been busy with decorating the house, got the outside done, lights are up, Mary & joseph is up all left is getting my reindeer out. Still no tree up but presents are wrapped. Still have a little bit of shopping let for the boys.
I've got some table runners to get done, one for my online KT group, going to try my best to get some other ones done for christmas gifts if not always next year, LOL.
i'm hoping to be sewing all this week, no doctor appointment or anything this whole week. Got all my house work done yesterday so should be smooth sailing this week. I'll post some pictures if I get anything completed. wish me luck
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I was cleaning out a bunch of paper work today and came across this that I had wrote down on a scrap piece of paper. I'm thinking of stitchin this unto some fabric put some small quilt blocks as a border and putting on my wall.
Here is what I wrote down. Not sure where I seen it at.
How true the above is. I mean I have some really great friend whom no matter when we see or talk to another we just pick up where we left off. We accept each other for who we are mistakes and all. I have some that have came into my life and stayed awhile & we are no longer in each other lives, but I'm thankful to have known them. Not sure what happened within the friendship but that is in the past. I've learned a lot myself thru knowning some of the friends that came into my life which I'm oh so grateful.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Well finished up some birthday blocks, yea~~~ This block was called Brasstown Star, my friend Kris sent in the middle fabric along with the gold, I supplied the green and red. So one down only 4 more birthday blocks to finish up and then done for the year.
These blocks are from a Block Swap from Kt Stitchers, called All Stars. They are done up in KT line called Snowblooms. Mine is the red one pinwheel in the middle. I'll add some more blocks to make up a neat quilt done up in star style blocks and KT Snowblooms. I will probable take a break next year from block swapping unless it is with a certain line. Those swaps seem to go together nicely plus you know what you getting back as in fabric. I hate sending out nice quilt shop fabric & get cheap fabric back. Kinda makes you wonder if they are using the cheap fabric just to get rid of it or what.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I found another project to do to add to my numerous list a jacob's ladder done up in civil war prints it was in dec/jan Quilt Magazine. Such Drooling material~~~ I absolutely fell in love with it done up in those fabrics.
well off to take my youngest son trick or treating~~~~ Happy Halloween~~~~
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
It was such a wonderful day,much needed on my end. Hope to do it again.
i'll post the table runner I got finished, turned out quite nice.
So now I'm in the mood to get some of those tops done finally~~~~
Wish me luck.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
10 Rules For A Good Day
TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK: If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind...I will not respond in a like manner.
TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY "ENEMY": If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand the "enemy" could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or a stranger.
TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY: I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip.
TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE: I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.
TODAY I WILL FORGIVE: I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.
TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, BUT I WILL DO IT SECRETLY:I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.
TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED: I will practice the golden rule - "Do unto others as I would have them do unto me" - with everyone I encounter.
TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE I DISCOURAGED: My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling life.
TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY: I will eat less; I will eat only healthy foods. I will thank God for my body.
TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY: I will spend a little more time in prayer today: I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational today; I will find a quiet place and listen to God's voice !
I'm still working on the non profit idea I'm wanting to do Hopefully come February I will be filing the paper work to make it official. So with many prayers & faith this will get off the ground. I feel women need a place to go, relax, enjoy themselves without the outside work coming in. A women/mother needs a break every now and then to re energize herself, feel good about herself, basically just to get away. I'm hoping to have that place very soon. a place where a women can let her hair down be her true self without feeling judge by other, appreciated for whom she is and the person God created her to be. It has taken me years, lot of therapy/prayers to realize that I'm love by God no matter how many mistakes I make, I can be my "true" self without feeling like I'm being judged by others & also be accepted by others as well. So that is how the "healing Quilt" has came about. A women has so many "roles" to be in life, sometimes she just needs a break from life so she can be good for others around her.
Quote for the day
Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money."
How true is that Quote~~~ I mean if you are doing what you love in life the rest will follow along with the money. Life is too short to be working in a job because of the money, do something you love and it will follow~~~
Friday, September 28, 2007
Well better get some more laundry finished up. Figured more stuff I can get done today more time to quilt tomorrow.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
well that is a picture of my swap block(s) i'm sending in. This is for a group called ktstitchers. It is a wonderful group of ladies that when we swap it is nothing but Kansas Troubles fabric. So you know your quilt will look awesome. these blocks will have the line called Snow Blooms in them and nothing but Star patterns. Can't wait to get them back at the end of September. It will probable end up a UFO for awhile because I'm trying my best to get some other stuff put together atleast, and then hopefully get quilted out, LOL. Well getting ready for the upcoming quilt retreat going thru my stash of stuff I want to get rid of to sell at the quilters yard sale tables, got some nickels put together, patterns, fat quarters and hard to tell what else I can find & price before I leave Friday A.M. I've got 3 ufo's to put together the rows, a couple of other quilt projects hopefully I can get them cut out before I leave so won't have to do that. Well heading back into the kitchen to make a pot of Taco Soup to eat on all day. Here is the recipe.
a can of each corn, white navy beans, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes & large can of tomatoe juice either regular or V8
one package of ranch dressing dry mix & one taco seasoning.
1 small package of sasauge links ( any flavor but maple, spicy is nice if you like things spicy) cooked and cut up in chunks.
1 lb of hamburger cooked, drained.
Put everything in a pot and cook for 25-30 or so minutes on medium heat, stirring often so don't burn the bottom. Eat with cheese on top, some sour cream and good taco chips. I've also been known to throw in some cooked/shredded chicken in it too.
if you make it let me know what you think~~~~
Friday, September 14, 2007
the name game, this was kinda fun
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car), Rosey Minivan
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie),moosetracks sugar
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),CCar
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),Pink Bunny
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born),Sue Chillicothe
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first),CarCa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),The Blue Tea
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),Omer Earl
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy),Musk Hersey Bar
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),Kay Harvey
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter),Lewis Lexington
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).Autumn Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Strawberry T-Shirt
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),Raisin bran Maple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),The Quilting Snow Tour.
So what is your "names"??leave a comment so I can read yours. :D
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Well I finally got my blocks done which was last week now I remembered to put them on here. they were so fun to do so I might just make some more. I couldn't find any patterns so kinda drew my own, flashback of being pattern designer comes back to me. talk about past catching back up with you. boy those were the times. lots of creative things kept flowing thru my head, too bad I didn't have enough time to do them all. Might just keep the ones in the swap and add to them over the next few months.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
As I was reading a book by Joyce Meyers called "A Leader in the Making" I came across a wonderful saying. "If nobody else in the world believes in you, God Does. With that confidence you can do whatever He wants you to do". Talk about a light bulb moment, ding,ding,ding~~~
I know with me in such a lack of confindence, self-esteem and always "dreaming" this was such a great thing to read & sink into my lil ole brain. Got me to really thinking you know God is the one who gives you the ideas, dreams, & wants, he knows what is in your heart like no one else does, since he does don't you think he'd be the one to really honestly truely believe in YOU!!! I know for me it has been on my heart to find some land, beable to purchase it, and built a retreat place for quilters, especially ones with cancer to come and have an enjoyable time, beable to leave all of your troubles behind for a little while, relax & not feel judge or pitied. But that ole me keeps coming up with excuses, no follow thru, and just plain ole "you can't do that". After reading that passage I'm beginning to wonder "hey girl you can cause someone believe in you and with him on yourside how can you go wrong". Lots to think about.~~~~
That retreat is a couple weeks away & so much to do, making some gifties, printing off stuff, getting my list(s) all together so I don't forget anything. I haven't been overly excited about it for some reason, but I know once I get there I'll be having a great time. Always have trouble with the leaving part, but once I'm there look out I'm all smiles & giggles.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I also got some 1930's reproduction 3" strips from an online centralized swap at the ohioquilters group www.ohioquilters.com and they are great!! Don't know what I"m going to use mine for yet but will come up with something I'm sure. These are some great gals to exchange with. I must say I'll be signing up for the 3" strip swap again. I love the kitty ones, along with the scotty dogs and don't forget the chickens too. My favorites of the 1930's reproductions are the flowers especially daisy's. I love those.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This is my last one before fall hits them one more I'll be done for the year.
I'll be charging up the camera for some great picture taking I hope. don't know if I'll be doing much shopping since I'm trying my very very best to work out of my stash as much as possible.
Gosh that is going to be so hard being up there with other quilter on a buying frenzie and a bunch of awesome quilt shops with some great prices~~
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Stay Warm~~~ Pray for electric during the next couple days so I can sew, sew, sew~~~~
Friday, February 09, 2007
Well I finished another top. It is called Chelsea's Boutique done up in my favorite lines of fabric called Kansas troubles. It turned out rather nicely and used up a bunch of scraps, which is always a plus. I did this in 3 days while being snowed in with the kids this week. Had to do something to keep my sanity.
Was a very easy pattern, plus i simplified it and instead of uning 4 7/8" square to make 1/2 square triangles I dug out my 5" charms I purchased for another quilt project. Use them instead, which was a major time savor, and trimmed them down to 4 1/2" after sewing them. Now I have to replace my charms to do the other quilt. Don't you love how the colors just go together? One more quilt that went into the "need" to be quilted pile. Now up to 8 boy I wish the weather would warm up so I can go out there & sew without turning on the heaters.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Spent the most wonderful day on sat with some friends. Visited a quilt shop in columbus, Ohio called The Glass Thimble. It was a shop I visited a while back but the people there were kinda snobby, acted like it was a bother for them to wait on you, stuff every where, and kinda had the feeling of drab unbecoming. Well they sold the shop to some new owners this past fall. The new owners have done such a wonderful Job, Love the shop. It felt so clean, well organized, lite and airy. The gals working were oh so helpful & polite. Wonderful lighting and just gorgeous inside. Will definately return there. I found a quilt top I just fell in love with called home sweet home by blackbird designs, done up in robin egg blue, muted pinks, buttery yellows and lite tans. They were sold out of the book. So started searching on the internet~~~found the book & found out they have block of the month also, hhmmm but every place is filled up, gggrrrrrr. so this is going to be one of my projects to do up my own quilt and hopefully get it completed by the end of the year.~~~~~ I hope.~~~~
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Well been awhile since I've posted anything, been so busy with life. Boy life just seems to get in the way of quilting at times. So it is a new year, hopefully a great year. It is snowing and looks so fresh & clean outside. Right now I'm working on so much, lets see~~~ We've got the Ohioquilters retreat coming up in May finalizing things with that, the Chillicothe Guild starting a new raffle quilt, and working on my own stuff. Trying to get done some of those UFO's done up this year. I've got 3 I'm wanting to get done by the end of March BUT I keep getting caught up in some wonderful online projects with some yahoo groups. Hate to miss out on anything with them. Here is a picture of one of those I did, thru an online group. All done up in Kansas Troubles fabric. The pattern is called Itsy Bitsy Spider. Love how it turned out but oh so time consuming. I decided to use up a lot of my scraps and took much longer than expected. But made a dent in my stash. :)
That is one of my goal this year is to cut down my stash, I know such a drastic thing to do but I do have so much. Plus maybe make room for some of the fabric I truely love. I have fabric when I look at it I'm thinking now " What was I thinking buying that? Was I on some drugs?" so it is being used as charity quilts or as backings. Now don't get me wrong it is beautiful fabric, but not my cup of tea any more.
Well off to sew some 6" log cabin blocks with 1/2 square triangle centers used in a block swap. I've already done up all of my flying geese. The pattern is called Double duty, going to be done up in all Kansas troubles fabric.