Friday, September 28, 2007

Blocks done and deer season begins

Here are some blocks I made yesterday, they turned out quite well, need to trim a few still :)

I started these at the quilt retreat this past weekend. I dug them out of my kit containers, looks like there are around 24 blocks total very easy to put together. I love the softness of the pinks and the white on white fabric is quite nice as well. Thinking about putting these on point maybe with some type of lattic strips inbetween them, not sure on the color. I wonder what this would look like with white on white between the blocks and using a multi colored thread for the quilting~~~~

I believe I'm going get a top on the frame tomorrow while the boys, ( including hubby) goes hunting. Deer season has came in, let the fun begin. I hope Clyde get some good footage for the video team he is a member of which is slunger hollow productions. Yep they have a website . Our youngest boy will be hunting for the first time this year, so I'll need to stay busy so my mind stays occupied, who knows I may end up going this year.

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

Well finally everything has been put back from the retreat, wow what a job that was. I had a great time at retreat, good food, lots of laughter, sewing without interuptions, no husband or kids needing or wanting something. Such heaven~~~

The picture is one of the tops I finished, Yea~~~ I also won a cool bag full of goodies as well, so I shared the wealth. This retreat was just what I needed before the holidays start rolling around. So now maybe I'll have some motivation to get stuff done finally, hhhhhmmmm maybe even get some quilted out. This one will go into the pile.

Dryer just went off so better get those clothes out so I don't have to iron them. write more later about the retreat.

oh here is a link to more pictures of the read, don't forget to read the captions too

Sunday, September 16, 2007

KT Stitchers Swap Block & Taco Soup

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.

Taco Soup

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

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

snowman blocks

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


Been catching up on some reading & finally getting some motivation to quilt some. This summer has flown by, school is back in session, & before we know it Christmas holidays will be here already.
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.