Tuesday, December 18, 2007

sing to LET IT SNOW!

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the fabric is so delightful

I wish I'd no place to go

Let me sew ,let me sew, let me sew

My kitchen floor needs mopping

But I've bought some beads for topping

I've got to finish my UFO

Let me sew, let me sew, let me sew

When I finally sit at the seat

I'll forget all about my home

My family will want to eat

They'd better call for pizza on the phone

The stitches are finally flying

And the seams are flatly lying

If they really do love me so

They'll let me sew, let me sew, let me sew


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


What a wondrous phenomenon! I took out the dumpsters to the curb and ran back in to get camera--we have fog rolling in at 8:45 in the am--imagine that--there is snow on the mountains around us and a brisk 36 outside...I love weather :o) thought I would share00*~*CAROLE*~*

Monday, December 10, 2007


well, here I am again--I let more time slip away. no more excuses.

Following are pics I took at our final Thimbleberreis meet of the year. Those that completed their tops are in here, and there are a couple that will participate next year. I am behind the top with the gal in blue holding it! ;o) I didnt follow all the directions perfectly, my tulips wound up opposite and i wasnt going to change it! I didnt do embroidery in windows--I am going to hang curtains! LOL and add another border or two...

The picture with the gal in blue behind the quilt completed hers as instructed and has a king sized quilt-The gal in the white jacket was the instructor

I got a real good look at next year's fabrics and decided that i will more than likely buy all of the lodge (dark) colorway

and some of the lakeside (light) colorway.

I completed the ripple afghan on Sunday night now I am designing a doily to enter into a contest next year..I am looking forward to this and will take a couple pics soon.

HEY--we are getting some weather--we had rains off and on all weekend and there are winter storms warnings around. We are due a fair amount of rains all day tomorrow. That makes me happy since we see little in the desert. I actually think that what we got put us over our annual rainfall amount of 12 inches :o)
That sure is not much in my book and of course the records do not show that. because they go by what is recorded at the weather service center at the airport. Dont get excited for us--we are still in our drought.This top is pin-basted and ready for quilting--I am going to practice a bit before I tackle it! I was tempted to hand-quilt it--but again-would love to see it finished in my lifetime! hehehe

that is enough for now--i am going to work up a couple rounds on the doily, then call it a night!
for now;


Saturday, December 1, 2007


I can hardly believe it is almost a month since I popped in here---first there was the shop hop--I worked 9 days straight and didnt hop-I think I had more fun helping people with their projects and selecting colors, etc,etc... Then we got Missy spayed, then I get to have sinus and ears infections that settled in chest----that kep me home for 2 weeks. Yesterday was charity sew day for the guild and we finished up a lot of quilts and took 146 stuffed animals and 83 quilts to the charity we selected a few months back.THAT was fun and it is behind us till next summer, so yippee! There is a Xmas party for the thimbleberries club next Saturday and we get to touch fabrics for next year's club--THIS I m really looking forward to! right after those meetings, there will be a little civil war/reduction class and about 7 of us are going to make quilts from that era. This should be lots of fun as well! Now that warm weather is here instead of HOT, I will enjoy spending time at home and hopefully more time outdoors....the past 3 days have been all BUT miserable--overcast, cloudy windy and rainy---i love it! sad thing--it is to clear out today--and leaving cooler temps--I can handle that. I can also handle the fact that John;s daughter left this am to go to Missouri to work on marriage...she was told she couldnt come back here, but go right to her mother's.. WHAT A RELIEF...we promised we would help in any situation, but we dont want to be taken for granted or taken advantage of.....so--with that said, because we do not know when she will begin or how she will begin to pay us back, John has landed a neat job as a construction assistant at a local high school-4-4 1/2 hrs per day and he is looking forward to it--he literally has nothing to do around here and finally admitted he was getting bored. well, duh---I aint gonna sit around here all day doing nothing, either---so I sew and go into town to play, etc,etc...and he gets to work on rebuilding our savings/play money!

I have been doing a lot of sewing for charity and we moved the small bedroom set into the small front bedroom and i have the second largest bedroom now as my sewing room--and today or tomorrow--John is moving the computer desk so I dont have to shut'er down at 8pm any more! and i can compute and sew in the same room! dont know if that is good or bad, but i do more at night after he goes to bed! I simply cannot go to bed at 8 pm each night--no way!

Finished a few things, and I need to take some pictures and work on my ripple afghan! I also want to design a doily, before i lose my thoughts and ideas! ya'll have a wonderful weekend-*~*CAROLE*~*

Sunday, November 4, 2007


well, the blocks above are for the LQS..not sure why--but now I am glad I am not doing the shop hop--I dont care for southwest...bahumbug! maybe because there is enough of it outside if I want it?!?!? the green/yellow/white block is for the guild bom...I am not sure I can give this one up! I am thinking I need an entire quilt of the design in greens, yellows, and white!!! Click on it--it is kinda like a 3-d! it is layered. and very nice...and a lot easier than I thought it would be!. the quilt to the left is a charity quilt...all the fabrics were donated and I simply had to put it together...a little wild for my tastes but someone will be happy to have it! I am going to go and finish this. no more posting here today! LOL *~*CAROLE*~*

Here I am again!

doing the usual sewing and crocheting! more sewing--LOL..here are two blocks for a lottery and charity on another list that I am on, and the two wall hangings I have been playing with...

this is a lot of blocks I won from the local guild--not sure what I will do with them--but i need to make more!! I also won the lottery on a list that I made the two blocks for (at the top). I wont be receiving them for a little bit yet..but I think there are a bunch of those! and here I was getting to thinking I never win anything! sheesh!---hehehehehe--maybe it will come in three's?? I love the BOM for this month--maybe! I have to make one more block for the LQS.. I dont like to fuss with blocks that dont come with the how to part...makes playing a little more difficult for me! I have one more to make of three and they need to be delivered tomorrow. The shop hop begins on Thursday, I opted to help out at the shop rather than hopping...more TB fabrics I love that I want to be able to buy in 08!!!. stashing is vicious cycle--LOL--- tata for now *~*CAROLE*~*

Sunday, October 28, 2007

one top today

I am doing tops for a friend that is quilting for me! I completed this one all day today-I love it! hehehe but I do have to send it back one day and i am not a purple person but it turned out great! Please notice the look I am getting! I put pup on the couch so she wouldnt run helter skelter on the top!
she didnt like it either but did great! above is Laci--VARMIT--see ripple afghan??? That is Missy guarding it! hehehe
I have two tops left.
I had done one but took it apart-it didnt come out right!

I have a blue and a green & purple to complete yet. Below is the flowers wall hanging--it is together and ready to quiltguess that is it for today--I should get off here and go and fix dinner--no more sewing today unless I feel like it later on...No shop hopping for me this year. Phyllis (local quilt shop owner) called and asked me to work the entire time--YEAH--money to spend for TB fabrics next year--She had two people call and bow out of helping. this means I wont be around much from the 7th to the 13th and maybe more..

ALSO--LOL--I won the BOM from the guild yesterday with another gal---too bad these are not red-white-blue--I would send them along to a friend...maybe I will just make a couple more blocks to make a bigger quilt and donate the top....now am done till next time ---*~*CAROLE*~*

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


well, here I am! Pictures include center and top with two borders, then top with the four borders, and of course--the dogs investigating! As you can see from the pics--the blocks had to be assembled just so--as the pattern runs from block to block!

Do you think the girls think they are in trouble? Missy is the pup at 5 1/2 months--Laci is mom's gilr and is 2 1/2 years! Missy runs her ragged! ...I am going to begin cutting blocks so I can complete the wall hanging's top. *~*CAROLE*~*

Sunday, October 21, 2007

more TB and playing

I completed all the blocks today--i didnt discover a boo boo till I laid out the last 3 to take a picture---can you find the mistake??? Look at the pic of the 3 blocks--remember -I mentioned that the blocks fit together in ways I never thought but that they had to match up from block to block???
my flower blocks are coming along also! I have almost ten done as you can see.......below are pics of the curtains I made a little bit ago

you can see in the picture, my flowers project and my ripple afghan in progress......I hvent touched the ripple afghan in a couple days--but I will get it done...one of these days--i am happiest with lots of different things to do...I do finish a lot --believe it or not! LOLOL

these pics below are of a cathedral windows something or other which is also a works in progress--I say that lightly because right now it looks great a a runner! LOL--I may start another or make this bigger, havent decided yet!
I met a woman in a class I took when I lived in Lakeside--she showed me how to do this and when i got home, I went to playing so i wouldnt forget. I am working it all by hand--and of course, I have since learned an easier way by machine! now isnt that just the way it goes? *~*CAROLE*~*