Thursday, December 27, 2012

A New Chapter

Look at this beautiful book I received for Christmas. It's so colorful!

Wait until you see what's inside...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

To Knit or (K)not

Ok folks, as you know, I have been trying to teach myself to knit. I've gotten the long tail cast on down and the knit stitch. I have been attempting the purl and it's going a little more slowly than I like. In the mean time, I have been conducting a poll in my local area...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scrunch, Scrunch

I've been really busy with the rest of my life and my quilting has taken a long slow down. I still have the need to create things and so, today, I tried my hand at a really quick project.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cast On

I have been a quilter for a while now and have been looking for something to do in between quilts and thought knitting would be pretty neat to learn. About 7 years ago I asked a co-worker who is an avid knitter to teach me how. She said yes and told me what yarn to get. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

St. Jude Warrior

Hey All,

My husband is participating in The Warrior Dash, an intense physical fitness competition course, next Saturday. He has been training consistently and intensely for months. He's looking good and I know he will do well. He's not doing the Dash just for the physical aspect, his main purpose is to raise money for the children who need the services of St. Jude. Please help him reach his goal of $250. If he reaches this goal he will have access to the St. Jude tent and be able to meet some of the children his efforts and your donations will benefit.

He and the children will appreciate any amount you are donating. Please help him meet his goal of helping these children and their families. He has worked hard and I am very proud of him. Please take a moment to read his personal message about the event and please support him in his efforts.

Thank you in advance for your donation and your support of my amazing husband!


(I do not own the artwork in this post. It is only used to promote this St. Jude event)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Baroque and Excited

 Last Saturday my 11 year old niece came to visit so I could help her with her business cards for her duct tape crafts business. She brought me a copy of our local energy co-op's latest publication with a cover story on a local quilter. It stared a discussion of quilting and I told her I have been collecting fabric for her's since before she was born but that her taste change so much that I have to keep buying different fabric to keep up.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Way Back (When)sday

Unbelievably, this picture was taken about a year ago. This is what I call a full circle photo,it was taken with an iPhone.

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Boutique

I have listed  a few of my items on ebay. Please click the links to check them out.

John Deere Apron


Pancake Practice

Pancakes are one of my favorite weekend breakfast meals. But they haven't been an easy culinary creation for me to master.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Addiction vs Hoarding?

As defined by Merriam-Webster:

Addiction - compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance 
Hoarding - to collect and hide a large amount of (something valuable)

I've been accused of having tendencies of both.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Way Back (When)sday

We called them disposable cars. 
Lawn mower belts were used for replacing engine belts.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Cold Shoulder

As my Grandmothers eighty-ninth birthday approached, I began thinking about what I could make for her that she would appreciate and use. While visiting with her on several occasions I noticed she would bundled under a blanket as she watched television. She didn't look too comfortable to me and the thought came... a shoulder quilt.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Way Back (When)sday

Welcome to Way Back (When)sday, a new feature that will showcase what else, things from "way back". From music, fashion, television, movies, etc., some may not be so far back and some you may wish were so far back that no one remembers them. So sit back and enjoy a little piece of what was...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lyrical Lines

You know how you hear a song and it gets stuck in your head? For me, some lyrics are like that. When I hear one of these lines I think, hmm... never thought of saying it that way, that's a neat way to put it or how'd they come up with that? I love all kinds of music, especially the 80's, my musical generation. Here's a line that I've always remembered from Hall and Oates:
Broken ice still melts in the sun

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Roll On

California, Rock and Roll, Yum Yum .

Celebrating fifteen years of wedded-ness! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reading Moods

I have reading moods, sometimes I can read several books at once and finish them in a timely manner. Other times it takes me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get through even the shortest of books.

I'm sure everyone has their own guidelines by which they choose books. Mine are pretty simple, keep it clean in language and situation. I don't mind a few mild expletives, as far as adult situations, suggest it, leave most of it to the imagination. Isn't that part of what reading is about, using your imagination? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gone Bananas!

Today I performed magic! I transformed some gone bananas into these tasty banana nut muffins! Taa daa!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All Is Well

The transition of the blog seems to have gone pretty smoothly. Except for the double Twitter tweets (sorry about that), all went well. I have taken care of the double tweets and it shouldn't happen again. Thanks to everyone for sticking around.

Now back to blogging.

Friday, July 6, 2012


OK, so I've dated myself with that title. Anyway... 

I've tried to keep this blog limited to my quilting only. Because it takes me some time to finish quilts by hand, it seems the blog is forgotten. This is not true. I enjoy doing the blog and sharing what I've done. So, in an effort to keep the blog current I am incorporating all the other social media I maintain on other subjects into this one place.

Here are the upcoming changes:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Still Blogging

Hey Folks,

 I haven't forgotten about his blog. I've been busy working on several projects, none of which I feel are complete enough to feature yet. However, I do have some new ideas for this blog to keep it updated a little more frequently. Changes are coming soon! Stick around and see what happens.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Busy Bee

I've been working away on quilt after quilt. I've made great progress.
I have completed:
1) one queen size quilt top
2) 48" x 60" quilt
3) and currently working on my red, white, and blue ufo.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quilt Show Post 1

I recently attended a quilt show hosted by the Sand Stitchers Quilt Guild. If you remember the post My First Quilt this is the Guild's meeting I mentioned. I'll have to do a few posts to get all the pics up but here is the first batch, enjoy.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quilt Alert Times 2

While watching dvr'd shows and television this weekend I noticed something wonderful in a couple.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Fever

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, just perfect for taking in a quilt show. My honey and I did just that!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today and Tomorrow

Today I'm busy working away on one of two quilts I have in progress at the moment. Two at the same time, that's a first for me. Here's a sneak peek at the one I'm quilting now.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Read This

It's National Library Week! 
Visit your local library, there's more happening than just books! 
You'd be surprised by what happens in this public place. 
Check it out! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Quilt Alert

I've been working nearly non-stop on my latest quilting project for the past couple of months. I finished piecing together the top late yesterday and decided to take a breather before peicing together the backing and putting the sandwich together. I gave myself today to sit in front of the television and flip through a stack of sewing and quilting magazines my sister picked up for me last week.

Upon awakening and making my way into the kitchen, there was my handsome honey awaiting my appearance with a freshly made cup of coffee. After thanking him with a great big morning hug and a kiss, and after rubbing both of my puppies floppy ears, I snuggled myself under a quilt and flipped on the tv and this is what I saw...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

How Time Flies

My goodness! I have been so involved in my next quilt project I missed a week of blogging! Bad blogger, committed quilter. I'm working on my biggest quilt to date.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ladybug, Ladybug...

Ladybug Bag

I love to make cute little bags like this. They are quick and fun to make. Sometimes that's just what I need in between quilt projects, sometimes during.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hands On

The start of something special

I'd had an idea for this project in my head for over a year. I'd had some of the fabric for it hanging around for more than fifteen years. At first, I'd thought to give it as a Christmas gift for my parents but thought again and decided it would make a much better anniversary gift.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Reminder: Valentine's Day is Tuesday

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: "I'm cheap!" 
~Delta Burke 

Don't forget the chocolate!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tool Talk: Ironing Board

Isn't she a beaut?

If you would have told me back in the day I would get excited over an ironing board I probably would have looked at you like I had just seen a leprechaun riding a unicorn floating down the river on the back of the Loch Ness Monster, it could never happen! My idea of ironing in those days was to put the shirt between the cushions of the sofa and sit on them a day or so and the wrinkles would work themselves out. My how things change!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Blog Has a New Name

I have renamed my blog! I wanted to include more than just quilting and I think the new name will suit the new content better. I set myself a goal to have the new name and look up on February 1 and here it is. I'm still getting it organized. Yes, it is a work in progress but I'll get it together. I'm hoping to post more often. I've got a lot of new projects in the works, lots of other things and adventures to share. Stick around to see what unfolds. Follow me on twitter for new post notifications and notes from the road!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Machine Quilting for the First Time

Front view of first attempt to machine quilt

I am working on a project that needs to be completed by Saturday and I am attempting to teach myself to machine quilt. I thought it would be somewhat easy to do. I have my quilting foot and darning plate on the machine and this is how the first test worked out. It doesn't look too bad to me for my first try. But then you turn it over and this is what you get...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Work in progress

Changes are coming! I am currently working to update this blog to encompass more than just the quilting I do. Stick around and see what's on the horizon. It won't be too long.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012

"We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and it's first chapter is New Year's Day."
                       Edith Lovejoy Pierce