Tuesday, December 16, 2008

YEAH- BLOCK 10 and a Break

HERE IT IS!! Block #10 of Judy L's BOM. Now we get a break till Feb 1st. I hope I stick to it! LOL Most of you know how I am-I have lots of w.i.p.s (works in progress) hence, Wippy. All fabrics used are Thimbleberries except for the background. You can see a picture of Judy's quilt and what mine should look like when (different colors) completed...http://www.patchworktimes.com/Star-BOM/

back to quilts for the twins! watch for pics of those! I started the second top today, thankfully, they dont have to be completed till Feb. hehehe

Thursday, December 4, 2008


WOW--I believe we are more than half the way through...somewhere along the line we get a break for the holidays...I am not looking forward to that--a lot can happen in that space of time--I hope I dont lose interest and remember to start up again..----OH--we get block 10 before the long break--yippee...the break is to Feb 1st...ok---have that written down in several places, just in case, you know! they dont call me Wippy for nothing! hehehehe

Saturday, November 22, 2008

L@@KEEEE almost there

Here is the top so far--I have to trim the outer edges and then add the borders--I did NOT enjoy assembling this--too much on the bias stuff going on! hehehehe
tomorrow will play with the borders--I am going to change those around and make it wider and not as long (I think)...I wont worry about that now! toodles

THIMBLEBERRIES catching up!!

the pictures here are of month's 11 and 12---12 already because our time together in Dec will be partying and eating and sharing ---nothing unusual about that, but it is Xmas that month! :o) All that is left to do is assemble the top!. what in the world is dogtooth? looks like flying geese to me...I was so tempted to leave these out after seeing all the cutting, sewing, marking, etc that was required. Still looks like geese! Glad I didnt leave them out--the top needed them! hehehe
If I get the top assembled, I will post a pic before Turkey day--if not--have a wonderful one, stuff yourselves, be thankful always!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Here is Judy's #8 block! YIPES--this is all of my second attempt--doesnt match up perfectly like the others but it will have to do or else I will stress more! LOL no 2 actually looks 85% better than no 1. but I can settle for a B instead of an A....
and because I lured you here to the *desert*--here is what we have for FALL right out our front door. on the left (orange) are Mums, on the right is a Nandina (Domestica) and at the top are Mountain Marigolds! I love Fall up north but this will certainly do in a pinch!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

the usual stuff

this is what I will be using for the challenge in the local guild. you can see I have everything I need for the time being...I guess what remains will be what kind of stitching to do! I am in the process of binding two quilts, too!! I would swear to it that the log cabin quilt came back bigger!!
tomorrow I will be working all day :o)........I hope there will be block 8 before the holiday break begins!! Thimbleberries Party is in Dec---top should be done by then....have to assemble block 11 and assemble----in Jan it starts all over again! Looking forward to it already!!


well, they say, better late than never! LOL--this went together much easier than I first thought--and this makes blocks over the 1/2 way point! we get a break over the holiday season (darn) --- not sure when it starts, but wanna make sure I am caught up with everyone else, for sure...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Below are pics of some of the items I have been working on. previously, I worked 6 days a week at the quilt shop for 3 weeks and then last week only two and I could be found catching up on other things as well. Also, my daughter introduced me to a site that I can play games and such with friends and family around the world! THAT has been much fun and it is addicting! If I am not found posting on lists, I bet you can challenge me to word games and find me playing! Keeps my brain in tact thus far! LOL
the crocheted hat is for a friend in Idaho--Interesting colors that are more vibrant that what the pic shows...after a time, hubby refused to model it for me--guess he thought I was catch a pic of him in it! LOL---The TB strips are the makings of the french braid top for the quilt shop and the block is for the Oct TB club project....on Saturday we begin to assemble the top! OH BOY!!

Lizzie found a house and had an offer accepted and I am delighted. today I began helping them pack up! 5 kids is a HUGE move but this shoud be the last time for years to come....I wish them well and I get make lots of new things for the kids! and mom and dad of course....

going to see what poll results show and play with some hand applique and crochet
I will try not to be gone so long next time! (LOL-I do have another BOM to make already)

Sunday, October 19, 2008


here is block number 6 --this is going to be a very nice top--it is very nice of Judy to do this for us!--THANKS JUDY!!

I have been working 6 days a week at the quilt shop--yipes--hopefully all that time ends this week. The sale will be over--yea!

I did manage to buy fabrics to make clothing with :o)) and of course add more to my stash!

more soon

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Judy's Block # 5

Number 5 is done! ready for the next one! hehehe

almost forgot

some stirred within me--and I had to pic up a crochet hook...
and this is a little niche that I have decorated (most of this stays year round)

ok--now going to go and stitch...crochet later ;o)


I am delighted! I love this time of year...you wouldnt know it was Fall here..I have to make it look that way inside the house! But that is ok--I love this time of the year anyway!
these are a few of the Thimbleberries blocks I have been working on---These bring me up to date in the Thimbleberries club...

Been keeping myself busy...I acquired storage systems for my room! organizing all that and refolding my fabrics has worn me out! Now, I have a bit of a problem finding things! BUT the room looks bigger and neater--so why complain! maybe I will get brave and take pictures! LOL

My brother was here for a visit, from Florida! It sure was great to see him!

that is about it for today..I am going to go do some stitching..

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Here is block number 4 of Judy's B.O.M. (block of the month) as each block is assembled I like more and I was lucky enough to find Judy's book-NINE PATCH EXTRAVAGANZA --HEAT WAVE being my favorite :o) more soon....

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Judy's Star B.O.M. number 3

I havent posted in more than 3 weeks...yipes--BUT I did complete Block number 3--I am getting more excited about participating in this B.O.M. I am delighted with this block! :o)
have mouse trouble--more soon

Friday, August 15, 2008


HERE it is--#2 already...this was a little more challenging--I conquered the 16th of an inch things, but I couldnt get the mitered corners to come out right so I gave up and did the standard thing...I am VERY happy with the outcome. of course, I am using Thimbleberries fabrics except for the background..I didnt have anything here I was happy with, not to mention that what I had was given to me and I didnt want to iron it, so I went to the shop and the background I used caught my eye...

I have also been making other things and this is a bingo prize I won for worst card-rotflmao the little pillow..I love it! the Kansas Trouble block is for my reproduction fabric -Civil War era quilt

That is it for right now--Tomorrow is Thimbleberries club--my favorite Saturday of the month!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Judy L Star B O M

I surfed around and looked at all the STAR BOM's on others' blogs and they are terrific! wonderful job ladies!! I do believe everyone has made wonderful choices for colors. I am looking forward to the next block!

I passed the week away sewing, hanging out, or visiting family. I think our enthusiasm went down the tubes, no rains in our area in two weeks--oh boohoo--this is Monsoon season ans I am wondering where they went..most of July almost led me to believe I was living someplace else...

I sure am glad last week is over..many of you know our niece passed away in her sleep at age 37 of unknown causes (toxicology results not back yet). The services were wonderful and it was a bright warm morning..She is going to be missed.

presently working on Judy's B O M, a 5 1/2 inch Dresden plate (well, will make 110 when all is said and done) , a dear Jane, the TB club big quilt and quarterly projects, a couple crazy quilt projects and a civil war era quilt...there are other wips but I dont believe I need name them all--you get the idea!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


well, here it is in all it's glory.

this is the first block in Judy's STAR BOM..I love it and now I can see some of it together, I like the colors I have chosen so far...

waiting for block # 2....

Thursday, July 31, 2008

sluggish and hot

man oh man--hoping rains come back soon...not been a good week at all around here, but to pass the time I have been sewing--takes my mind off things..Here is the first block of blocks for the Dresden Plate quilt..not perfect, but I am happy and it is staying this way! LOL..I have yet to lose interest on working this quilt...and am making good progress...also finished the BOM for the Thimbleberries big quilt for 08, and am working several other projects including a Thimbleberries nine patch--not sure yet how big to make any of my quilts--we are going to be on the hunt for another bed...bigger--the girls need more room! If this Dresden Plate quilt needs to be bigger--it will probably get borders! and lots of them! more soon as things calm down!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Well, here we are--the morning after
the rainbow indicates what kinda mess we had the night before..I know better than to go out in a storm of that nature. there were stranded vehicles every where and mud up to windows, etc,etc...what gets me is that the drivers' wanting to get home overrides their senses and they go around barricades, etc..and THEY KNOW what may happen....oh well, there will always be idiots I guess!

I know we have never experienced that kind of lightening and thunder before..I honestly thought that we had been the recipients of a direct hit but it was the neighbor's home..she lost electric, air, phone, and her microwave. She has had power since yesterday am but has to replace everything else...we havent heard, but hopefully all is well now. The lightening was SO CLOSE that I could hear the crackling and sizzling..and the clap of thunder was there before the lightening stopped! They dogs were petrified and needed to be cuddled for some time after....AND it came back around two more times....for a total of 1 1/2 inches of rain that brought the waters in the pics I loaded from Tuesday night. We were expecting the same yesterday but it was nice and dry and ~H~O~T~, and again we are due more of the same but we shall see--kinda hit and miss this time of year around here.

I pacify myself staying inside where I can play and watch and listen..Yesterday I created this tissue cover to go with the THIMBLEBERRIES line of projects and fabrics I will using in this year's club! I ABSOLUTELY love this line and I thought this would make a nice addition. I also designed the crocheted couch set :o) nothing like have everything I like to do in one project! LOL The base isnt hemmed yet..I am going to use a shorter box of tissues, but I think you get the idea.. :o) thanks for taking a peak---now I am going back to the machine to work on my TB nine-patch! more soon

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


from the outside from the dining area from the other side of the yard


These pictures will tell you why we have a stupid motorist law out this way---people try to navigate through something similar to this around town--this wash is in the canyon behind our home. I have never seen or heard it run before today--after dinner, the noise of rushing waters got our attention so went back to see and boy were we surprised...we got an inch of rain + and you would think this *river* ran all year looking at it.
these last two--taken from the bridge across this *wash*...the first pic--you can see the rooftops of the two story homes on our street--looking more to the southeast--the other is looking the opposite direction--I wouldnt wanna be at the other end of that running water....who knows where it will wind up --flooding everything in it's path...the is amazing to us as we dont get much rains....