Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hi ladies,

Well its been one of those weeks so far I haven't been feeling too good so I haven't gotton as much done as I would like.  I finished my funky chicken block

then I worked on my house blocks. drove myself crazy the other night trying to sew the sky and couldnt figure out what was going wrong then hubby says to me shouldn't they have chimneys?  He couldn't have told me that three rippings ago while hewatched me!!  I gave up that night and started again today. I only got a few done then had to stop again and lay back down.  Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be on my feet again.  well I hope you all have a great week and speak to you next time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1.25.12 WIP

MOrning Ladies,

Well today is our 26th aniversary! I was hoping DH would be able to take the day off but they called him to work this morning as weather meant to be bad. So I will sew and clean instead! But I will get a steak dinner tonight so that will be good.

Lets see this week I finished cutting pieces for a year supply of some templets for the house a day block and then started to put the ones I'm behind on together I got two done only another 23 to catch up! I am sewing them by hand so it is taking me awhile as I  am having a hard time seeing the needle to thread!
I finally got my moms old magnier that you wear around your neck and put that on. It worked! I can't show a picture of the blocks as the lady hosting the bod asked that they not be shown until the end of the year.
I  have also been working on my embroidery picture. I have been setting a goal each day to get doneon it and have managed o get the house completed and most of the flowers. today the goal is the fence
so we will see.
Yesterday I finished getting my first funky chicken block ready to sew on I have cut all the back ground blocks and all the sashing just left the borders to do later.  I will get it sewed today . I could have screamed after I cut the good material as I realized I did it again  yup reversed the pattern!! I always forget to turn the paper over so I trace it going the right direction!! Oh well they will just have to all look the wrong way! I'm not wasting the material! I think this morning I will have to move the chicken over some on the block  looking at the picture he doesnt seem  centered right. My DH gave me a purple paisly scrap bag with attacheable pin cushion for my aniversary it will be perfect for the hand sewing this year.  I need to get a move on  now the storm is getting closer- so will probably loose the internet again.  Hope you all have a great week. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This week has gone by fast!  I haven't got much done this week. I have been busy cutting material for different boms and ordering material to finsih ufos.  I had to tell DH what I had done as I spent too much in one week. I was surprised he just laughed and said he had already put extra aside for this week as he saw me looking!! I guess that will be my aniversary gift!  I need to sort through what has come in already and put it with the proper project box.  I decided I have to cut back on what I will do this year for boms as I gathered too many!  I am doing  Esther's one  this time can't wait to see what material I will need for it. and then a few easier applique bocks ones that if I get behind I can catch up fast!  I am making small wall quilts for x-mas gifts this year I decided I woulod do that instead of buying gifts from store, more personal. If I start next month I might be able to get them all done!!

I wanted to start early today and get some of my quilting things done but I'm still in nightgown and I made the mistake of turning on the lights early and looking at my house!!  I guess I need to take a few hours this morning and get it all cleaned and scrubbed then I can work away for the rest of the week!
DH is working  16 hours today so I don't have to cook as he will get feed there and my son is on nights so I will have the place to myself.! Tv and sewing all evening!! maybe even a glass  or two of wine to helpo the evening along!!  well I hope you all have a great week.  speak to you soon
Jennifer from Texas

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jan 10th 2012

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if I would get to blog today we lost internet due to storms yesterday and they hadn't gotten it fixed until a few mins ago!  I got alot of odd work done today.  I decided after reading alot of e-mails from different groups that even though I had backed up my bom files I had better  do it again somewhere else just in case!  then I decided while I was at it to sort all quilt patterns to make sure I had all the same quilt in each folder!!  that was fun!  I realized that over time I had  printed some saved some and lost some for different quilts!!what should have taken 30 mins or so took all day! 

then I decided to sort them on my shelf in the binders so I could find the ones for ufos to be finished and ones for new boms I had saved and wanted to do this year . needless to say I found a bunch more that I would love to do I will have to really sort and decide what can and can't be done this year!

on sunday my son came in and asked to use some quilt material for his truck. needless to say the only material that matched his truck was the expensive one!  we ended up covering panels for his door

well time to get swupper ready. I have been working on my crinoline as well I had outlined the bushes and cottage but my husband and son both asked me when I was filling them in so I decided I had to fill them in. Just as well it looked better but I haven't figured out how I will fill in the bushes at the bottom of the cottage I will have to go back to that part later .

Well I have to go hope you all have a great week.
Until next wedensday  Happy sewing!