Tuesday, December 8, 2009

yeah, it's been a while!

This is what I have been doing! the girls ar there because they wanted to be! hehehe The quilt top is this year's Thimbleberries club quilt--mine is smaller, I didnt want to use the pre-printed blocks nor the border---the border fabric I used in the swing jacket :o) and I will make a dress (one day) to go with. Placemats are done and on the table and the wall hanging is in the quilt shop...blankies and slippers were *orders* or for shower gifts! not sure about the scarf yet--I dont like the hood :o)) any hoo--more soon--or later!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

BACK to the HEAT!

here are pics of recent quilt show I attended--stupid batteries died and of course, the others were dead, too, from lack of use I guess....and pics of the girls before we left and a roadrunner I managed to catch a picture through a window.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009


"No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick." President Obama

I agree with this 100% --therefore this is my status for today and every day!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

WHEW--no work today!

for the past month or so, I have been participating in a TOM and JERRY challenge...we were given fabric with tossed motifs of T and J and we needed to add to it to make a top...I went and bought more T and J fabric and used that and coordinating colors as well! I am happy to say I am delighted with the results...I hope some child will be just as happy!

These pics are of another sort of challenge..TRIPS FOR TWO TO BOSTON
I asked a friend to *play* with me on this one...didnt take too much effort..however, I wasnt able to meet up with her as we had gone out of town or I had to work!
we were to share the cutting, ironing, and sewing...my friend did most of all that....assembly was time consuming but well worth it! I have to trim off the points and add a border....this is rather small, so not sure what I want to do with it! Dont want to go too big because then I wont be able to quilt it myself....I am thinking 12 inches in borders.....any ideas?

I am working another project using paper-piecing technique. using fabrics in browns, pinks, and whites to creams and tans....I am 1/3 done so far----will take pics of that soon....also beginning stages of quilt on cover of Fons and Porter J/A issue...this I am going to love! tata!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Some of you may remember this quilt!! I pieced this while we were living at John's sister's house in the Summer of 06 (waiting for our new home to be built)! I only had a corner of the dining room table and her bed for work space. I had all the squares cut and I assembled it while there..This was a project that I simply put away, not sure what to do with it till about a month ago. I showed it to a friend and she quilted it for me! I tried to capture the beautiful quilting and I hope, when washed, I have the result I am looking for! This quilt is for me! I used unbleached muslin for squares, border and backing and the quilting (tho not the best pic) is ideal for what I had in mind and it is DONE!! on to another project's completion!