Sunday, January 20, 2013

Oh baby it's cold outside, we'll it will be colder tonight and the rest of the week. What's a girl to do?
Got up this morning made a batch of chili for hubby and I to have for dinner while he watches the game, I will be working on an old UFO appliqué block maybe I will finally make some progress.
I made a cracked wheat bread to go with e chili and a bannana bread to have with our tea later. As for this morning I will be working on my own quilt which has been loaded on the frame and calling my name for a week. This is an old top I made may years ago, let me tell you my piecing skills have come a long way, I will do a panto in the center and maybe a separate border treatment will decide that when I am in front of the frame, this quilt will be used on our bed so no heirloom or fancy custom for this one. Hope you all have a great Sunday. And for my husband and sister and brother-inlaw.. GO PATS!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cleaning Cleaning Cleaning

I am making an effort to post more this year, I won't stress about it but I will try to be more than a reader. I am cleaning an clearing out, my sewing room has become some cluttered I feel I cannot be creative unless I clear it out. I have filled four large trash bags and filled our recycle container to date and I am finally seeing the light and feel like sewing. Yesterday I loaded a customer quilt, I hope to do some work on that today while hubby is watching football. I also started recovering my couch cushions, we bought this beautiful sectional less than seven years ago and the threads are letting go every where, something needed to be done so I bought some fabric and will see how it goes, so far one cushion done but still needs a little tweaking, and 5 more to go will try and post some pictures later this week. What have you all been up to?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This is my grandson he is two, his mom had just stepped away from her machine for a minute. He is trying to feed a piece of paper thru the machine. I say a new quilter is born get that  boy some fabric.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, every where I go.....
This Friday I will finish the last of my shopping, and let the wrapping begin.
Didn't make any Christmas gifts this year.....but plan on correcting that for next year... oh wait am I pushing the New Years Resolution thing. I somehow feal inadequate compared to some of the people I follow, ladies and gents how do you do it all???? do you work outside the home and still accomplish a lot...if so please share how you can accomplish so much I need the motivation.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Endings & Beginings

I have been thinking about endings and beginnings lately. My last post was back in June when my brother passed away. A sad ending, today I post about beginnings, happy beginnings. The attached pictures are of my Grandson Hunter, he will be joining our family in a few weeks.  I cant wait to kiss that chubby little face, makes me so happy to welcome another little boy into our family.
Here's to happy beginnings.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Goodbye to my brother

Yesterday early in the morning my brother lost his battle with cancer. My brother fought a long hard battle, with cancer and other demons in his life, I hope he now has found some peace. I will miss him, I will miss his laugh his sometime raunchy but always funny jokes,his creativeness Dick you can be proud your boys are strong sensitive responsible  men, we will love and look after them for the rest of our lives we are family, (we are Hogans, we are proud, strong and loving). I will hold you in my heart forever, may God hold you in the palm of his hand for all eternity.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A while ago I posted about a Christmas quilt that I made a long time ago, and I tied the quilt. There is nothing wrong with tied quilts but now that I have a longarm machine, everytime I looked at that quilt even though I loved it I knew it could be so much better.
(can you see the jingle bells?)
so.... I took it apart and quilted it. Here are some pictures and now I can pack this one away until next Christmas, time to find something springy to put out.