Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Neat quote

Love if you have it you don't need anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have~~~~
J.M. Barrie

Quilters Non Profit

Well I've had on my heart now for over a year to do a non profit geared with something with quilting. I keep thinking about have a whole notebook full of ideas etc. So I decided this is the year I'm going to try to get it started, with the help from God cause I feel this is coming from him.

So I took a grant writing class yesterday which was pretty neat to do and learn something. Wow there is a lot to do with this very informative.

I'm wanting to do a non profit benefiting ladies who are dealing with cancer/diabetes/ or some other awful illness. I've got a ton of idea's swirling thru my head just need to get them down on paper, weed them all out, get a mission statement all wrote up and get my paper work filed for a 501c3. then we are off. so any ideas please email me,I'd appreciate any comment/idea that comes my way.

I've got a couple of gals to bounce ideas off of but we get so tired of bouncing our head on the wall. If there are any thing that would make your life easier going thru an illness to reduce your stress, raise your self esteem/confidence, or quality of life please let me Know. I'm not sure what direction this will all be going but.............. I'm going to give it a try.

what a month~~

Boy this month has just flown by, been busy with the kids, house crap and mostly trying to keep warm. Hadn't sewn a whole lot this month.Now I have two quilts that finally got quilted but still need binding on them, which is the absolute most boring thing for me to do. I hate doing binding, I would much rather pay someone else to do it or trade something to someone to do it, LOL.

i love making tops, puttting them together then I feel so good it is the rest of the process I don't really get a "high" off of. Now I'm on my last block of the antique roses quilt so hopefully will be getting it done before I go to a retreat to work on the pieced sashing & borders.

With this cold weather I just can't seem to get into the mood to sew, want to snuggle under a quilt with a good book which I pretty much did all weekend. I love days like that every once in awhile but seems like when I do that house crap gets all piled up.

I think I'll put my feet up snuggle under a quilt and do some embroidery while veggin out on some DVR stuff.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Anniversay~~~ 18 years

Here is picture of me and my mom Kay and my Dad Jim.
Her is Clyde and me after we got married, man I love that dress, too bad I can't fit into a size 5 anymore~~~ I love that train. I made all the flowers and headpiece
Here is clyde taking off my garder at our reception. Those were the days
Here is our whole group. My sister was the maid of honor Maria, Clyde's sister Angie, My cousin Danielle, Clyde's Step sister Chris, and my friend Tina. My neice was the flower girl Krista. The guys Mark was Best man, Brother Roger ( aka Boo), Step brother Phil, friends Danny and Kevin.
Here I am shoving cake up his nose, I mean I shoved it.

Well come the 13th of January I'll be married a total of 18 years to a wonderful guy, that I've been truely blessed having him in my life. We got married back in 1990, both us were didn't know what we were getting into, but has been a great ride. Hopefully we can reach a 25th or even a 50th anniversary. We'vehad a few rough patches, have two wonderful boys and a pretty good relationship. I posted pictures of our wedding day, we paid for our own wedding & couldn't afford a photographer so we relied on friends and family for pictures. Some are kinda good and some are dark, oh well we had such a fun time. a few have asked us how do we stay together, we always reply, be as honest as possible, love one another for who you are & accept one another including your faults. Marriage isn't easy but if you work at it, so worth it. Nothing like you see on TV, they forget to show you the everyday crap, the tears, and basically dealing with everyday life. No one in this life is perfect and you shouldn't expect you spouse is, if you aren't either. Don't try to change one another into something you think you want or what he/she should be, accept them for who they are faults and all. You know the grass may be greener on the other side but you still have to mow it.
Don't you love the hair do's in these pictures?? And we were the bomb then too. memories are so wonderful, and all started when two people fell in love.

Have a great weekend~~~

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

UFO Challenge~~

Well it is already 2008 hard to believe but here it is and boy did it come in like a lion. we woke up to 3" of snow and more coming down. I love to watch it fall, so beatiful and innocent. The boys are home from school and it was their first day back after Christmas break.
Well UFO Challenge at the Ohioquilters has begun. This was started so we could make room for the new stuff you always see while at the quilt shop & have to leave with. i Know I have well over 100 plus patterns that are screaming out pick me, pick me next. Not including the stash that I have in cabinets, drawers, and baskets just dieing to be put into a quilt. So a bunch of us posted our before pictures of our UFO's, and we have until 6 months to complete what we can and post the after pictures as well. Prizes to be given out at the end. But the biggest prize to each of us is completing them and screaming out loud "YES!!!!" .
So Here is my list of the first 10 I'm going to do.
Indian summer
Bible Quilt
Golden Rule
Heartland crossing
Jellie bellies
07" May Retreat Mystery
Antique Roses
Kansas Trouble Spider quilt
Civil War blues/browns
Raspberry truffle
I posted a picture of the Antique Roses there are 4 of these really huge blocks with side pieced sashing and them pieced borders. I love the colors of it. Got it as a kit at the NQA show back in 2006.
All of the "roses" are blanket stitched down.
So let the fun begin