Saturday, December 18, 2010

Time for reflection

Time.,... Oh how I wish I had more, seems lately there is never enough time. Time to spend visiting friends and family, time to sew, time to work, clean, cook.
Today I will take time, I will prioritize, I will go to my sewing room and finish the last quilt for this year! :)
This afternoon I will decorate the last tree and finish putting up the last of the decorations, put a nice meal in the crock pot. Tonight I will begin celebrating the season for what it is. I will relax with hubby, watch a Christmas  movie, and wait for it......ahhhhh I will relax. I will not worry about what needs doing. I will enjoy the season for what it is Time... to spend with family & friends, time to relax and enjoy little girls and little boys smiles, time to enjoy the message of Christmas! Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to all of you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm back

Yes I am back, had the knee surgery on Thursday, and now I am at home recouping, getting physical therapy which is a blessing. I miss my machine and sewing room but it gives me a goal to work towards.
Today my to oldest daughters will come and have dinner, this is a good thing I think dad needs a break, he is a worry wart when it comes to me. While the girls are here I will have them pull a few things downstairs for me to stitch on, I need to do something when I am not doing my exercises.
Thanks to all who popped in on my blog and wished me well.... now come on knee get moving there is  to much stuff to finish in my sewing room.
Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

knees knees knees

Tomorrow will be my last day of work for the Summer, I will be having knee replacement surgery on July 8th. Lately all I think about is knees, you know crazy things. Bees Knees, Knee Jerk, the knee bone connects to the shin bone, deep knee bends,  head shoulders knees and toes..... I know crazy, I think this is what is keeping me calm. I was to have double knee replacement, but Doc wants to try other treatments on the left knee for now so it will be just the right knee for now.
I need to put together some hand work to do while I am recuperating, and I just can't seem to find the time to do this....Let me know if you can come up with any other knee sayings I think I will keep a list.
That's all for now.

Monday, May 17, 2010

the quilters closet

Barb from bejeweled quilts, showed us her stash a little while ago.. now we all know we have stashes so I decided to take a look at mine.
This picture is of my quilt closet, yes I have a closet designated just for quilts. The funny thing is even though I quilt for others most of these that have yet to be quilted belong to me. I counted 4 quilts for customers in the front, and hold your breath 37 quilts of my own (these are just the ones hung up).
every hanger you can see has a quilt on it, there are probably another 10 in there that are my mothers. I'm sorry Mom I will try to get to some of yours soon. I can't even begin to look at the ufo's and fabric stash right now.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

dragonfly days

This beautiful dragonfly quilt is a dream to work on, using glide thread stitching like a dream, and doesn't it just feal like spring.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

bear picnic

I went to my guild meeting this past Wednesday, and look what I came home to.
This guy was having a great picnic in my backyard. Looks like the birds will have to find their own seeds for a while.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunset in R.I.

One lovely weenend in the end of March was spent in Newport R.I. with old friends, good times and wonderfull views. ahhhh got to love the sunsets!

sisters & chains

Hi all,
Here is a beautiful red & white Irish Chain, this was pieced by my sister Patty.
Patty got carried away making blocks this quilt was huge 120 x 122.
I worked a lot of late nights and a couple of long weekend, but I got it done and Patty got it bound to be in our guild quilt show next weekend. I was literally chained to the machine to get this one done, gotta love your sisters and I do love mine.

Its been a while

I'ts been a while so I think it is time for a new post. Here is what is on the frame today, a little bit of Christmas in April.
First is a ,log cabin wreath this is my Mom's and has been hanging around way to long. It will be on the frame for a few more hours I need to re-time my machine.

Next is a snowman quilt, this came off the frame this morning, it's cute primitive looking, a simple snowflake edge to edge, and it's done.
The coal and carrot pieces were raw edge and zig zagged down not close enough to the edges, I had to glue stick them down to keep them from flipping over when quilting.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Well its midnight here, sister Patty & I had a great night, she was able to piece the back for her red & white Irish Chain, and I was able to piece the top for my class at MQX next month.
I still have to add the borders but I am please with what I was abel to accomplish tonight.
Here is the top I will be doing the machine quilting on this in Ronda Beyers class, I can hardly wait.
Good Night all.

Spring cleaning & a BIG THANK YOU

Spring Cleaning and a BIG THANK YOU

I am in the process of Spring Cleaning today, started in the kitchen and I am half way done. Don't you always feel better when you get that big cleaning done.
As I was doing my cleaning and looking around for something springy to display, I saw these lovelies, the heart, crochet hat and nightlight as well as the two beautiful button cards were part of a give away at Blushing Rose, Marydon is such a generous lady, check out her blog it is very nice. Thank You Marydon for the gifts, they are being used and enjoyed. The heart is one of the first things people will see when they come up the stairs, I hope the pause to read the card attached as the poem is very touching.
Thanks again & happy spring.

Monday, March 15, 2010

whats on the frame?

Here is what I am working on this week, a nice stack and wack quilt made by one of my customers.
I hope to have this completed by the weekend, I still have 2 quilts to do for our guild show in April, and about a half dozen others to complete. I will be attending the MQX quilt show this April, I will be taking a class from Ronda Beyer, I can't wait, but I still need to finish piecing and sid this top for the class. The stress is starting to settle in good thing I work well under pressure!  What have you all been up to?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jandi in Stitches Great Give Away

Jandi in Stitches is having a giveaway, check out her blog, it's real cute and while you are there enter her give away and tell her I sent you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In Look what I got done

Friday night sew in was wonderful. My dear hubby cooked us dinner, my friend brought desert.
and then the three of us sewed and sewed and sewed, I finished up the pieces of this top for my daughter last night and put the last seam in the top this morning.
I neeed to get more black Kona for the borders, and then quilt it up this is for my middle daughters new house. Fun night cant wait to do it again, but next time I will quit before 2:00 in the morning I am dragging today.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A little winter snuggle

Don't they look happy with their new winter snugglies made by MiMi, and this is one of the best reasons to make a quilt.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A winter visitor

Look who came to visit and try to warm himself in the sun.
Poor thing it's about 8 degrees out there but he managed to find a little patch of sun.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A big Thank You

I am sending out a big Thank you to Sandi over at Legacy of Stiches. Sandi had a give away, I was lucky enough to have my name drawn. I can't wait to try this bag pattern, and the nice brights give me a good starting point for a nice spring bag.  Thanks again Sandi.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Goodbye to old Red

Today my husband sold his pickup truck, I know to most this is nothing huge...but to him it was a big deal.
This truck was the first new vehicle he ever bought and he is very very picky about keeping it clean and maintained. It was very sad to see the truck pull away.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

opam finish number 2 and 3

I did the Friday Night Sew In this week with my sister  Patty and was able to complete the bindings on my
granddaughters quilts, a little winter snuggler for them both. We had a great time and now I have two more to add to my opam lists, on to number three.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Friday night sew in was great, nice cup of tea with my Sister Patty who came to sew with me.
Next we had a nice soak in the hot tub and then a few hours of concentrated  sewing, here is what I worked on.
Finished the binding on my grandaughters quilt, this is one of two that I made one for each of my granddaughters.
I also loaded and started this quilt for a customer, it is now complete and ready for pick up.
lots accomplished, can't wait for the next one.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Ok it's finally here, Friday Night Sew In, I will be working on a quilt top for my daughter that needs finishing.
My sister is here sewing with me tonight hopefully it will be a productive evening.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

opam project #1

Well as January starts off this one is good so far. I joined the OPAM group over at  Pegs site "Happy in Quilting". Set my list of to be finished projects and have completed 1, hemmed 4 pairs of pajama pants for Mr. C. and 2 pairs of jeans for DSIL. Project # 2 is in the works, I purchased 2 cute snowman quilt kits at our anual shop hop.  These were suppose to be Christmas presents for my two cute granddaughters, but due to last minute quilting for customers and a case of the flu before Christmas they did not get done.
However... thanks to the OPAM challenge, they are both pieced and machine quilted and one is partially bound the second just needs the hand sewing on the binding. YIPEE, I hope I can keep this up all year, I have a lot of UFO's.
Thanks Peg for the challenge, now if I can just get the darn button loaded on my blog things will be great.

Friday, January 1, 2010

irish chain

This is one of last customer quilts I completed right before Christmas, I realy love how it came out.
I would love to make an Irish Chain for myself now, however, I need to make this year a year of finish up.
I had a nice visit with my sister this afternoon, and she told me finished should be my word for 2010, and by the looks of my sewing room I think she is right.