Saturday, May 26, 2007

I am published + more

Where do I start? I think now, it was thursday--anyway, I walked in JoAnn's , on a mission to see what they had I could use for cq-ing....I was compelled to go to the book rack at the front of the store, maybe to see about embroidery books, or something....recognized a cover that resembled another I had at home, from the same company. I wasnt really drawn to the cover--book said 100 projects. Being more drawn to who published it rather than the items on the cover, I began flipping through the pages and THERE IT WAS!!! right there in plain sight! ROSE GARDEN. Carol Carlile designed the motif and I did the rest of the design and she graciously permitted my name to be 'attached" to the afghan along with hers...I was so surprised, to say the least. It was the realization of a dream or goal. I mean, I have always loved to crochet and always will, but to see my name in print...simply cannot explain. This is the 'push' I needed, now, to concentrate on taking this even further. I dont expect to get rich, but I can certainly brag about it especially when I teach! hehehehehee..

on the 19th, we had a baby shower for my DIL. That was terrific and as it happened, it was very hot outside, and after 2 hours, it was time to call it quits. Someone (not me) would have loved to have had another 1+ hrs to play, but folks just couldnt do it. One very interesting item she received was a boppy? now, where in the world was this neat item when i had my kids? eh? you can see it here- Joseph will be very happy with all his goodies. He is expected to make his appearance about the 4th of July.

As promised, here are updates on my needle book.

The side with the buttons will be the front. I have put it aside for today, because i want to try things I have yet to try. :o) I am looking for a certain book and perhaps templates, both by Carole Samples. I am going to use felt for pages and pockets and well, I am still playing that one by ear :o)). will have to wait and see what comes to mind.

the block with the pinks/greens is for a round robin called choose your own theme and this is for one of the gals on that swap...I had thought at one point that I might be close to being done, but, I cant seem to want to put it down. I am going to play with it a great deal more. Spruce it up and just keep having fun. besides that, the next person to get the RR isnt ready. LOL--she is still playing with my block!

I love cq-ing! All the needlework I enjoy doing is or can be displayed on these blocks. and each block is unique and there are no rules. The block can tell a story, also. So much wrapped up in a small "package", and so much fun!

This last item is a name tag to let folks know who I am at the quilt guild meetings. These also tell a story about the person wearing it, so i decided that mine had to be of crazy quilting. keep in mind, this too, is a work in progress. When completed, I will be happy to wear it!

I love earth tones and Fall colors. They are warm and cozy colors, and that is what I prefer to have around me. I am going for now, have a wonderful rest of the long weekend and have a nice holiday and let's all remember exactly what that holiday is and take a moment to remember all of our fallen heroes!!! *~*CAROLE*~*

Friday, May 18, 2007

on my way--crazy quilting

Here is the block that is the theme for the first portion of the round robin... the one with the pinks is my rendition of my partner's Spring in green ad pink. I have lots of ideas and want to do each of them!. This is so much fun already!!!

I want to hurry and get the nxt one already! I dont want to take all the time into Feb 08, hehehehehe. we are allotted 6 weeks to play with each block that comes in....I have to be patient, I have to be patient! LOL

Tomorrow is baby shower for our grandson and our youngest daughter is coming in tomorrow from Colorado--I sure hope she makes it to the daughter and I are in charge of the games and that will be a lot of fun!

I can quilt/sew to my heart's content till the next crochet project comes in...ah---life is fin with cq-ing, sewing, quilting and crocheting!! *~*CAROLE*~*

Thursday, May 17, 2007


This is the beginning of my CYOT RR block --I completed the crochet project and now I can devote time to playing with these blocks as they come in! (choose your own theme-round robin) my theme is sewing and I am hoping to make a wall hanging/organizer from the blocks that come back. This is a treat for me as I get completed blocks when it finally gets back to me next year, and i get to play with a block that someone else will get for their use, and i get to learn more in the process.

I have been walking 5 miles every other day with one of my neighbors! WHAT a help that is to have someone call me the night before she would like to walk--incentive? you bet....but I still must walk early :o)..Yesterday, we had about 1/8th of each of rain..barely enough to wet the ground but it was rain!! Anyway--I am going to go and sew on another project that I have had to neglect--my needle book! This is what it looks like so far--more later-*~*CAROLE*~*

Friday, May 4, 2007

AAAAAAAHHH!!!!! then blech! hehehe

we are back!! had a splendid time-it was lovely, nice and cool and I think Laci is really getting to enjoy this new thing to her! now we are home--it is hot and windy! blech! The fire on the mtn appears to have been put out..last we heard about Wednesday, it was 65% contained and about 564 acres..anyway--that is it for now--more with pics later quilting--I have a contract to fulfill by the end of next week! first things first! later *~*CAROLE*~*