Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Well here we are at the end of November ! Things have finally slowed down here. I need to get my x-mas things out of the closet  and see what I actually have ready for gifts but I look at the closet and close the door again!!  This weekend I will have the house to my self as my son is going off to another car show out of town so I will dig out the gifts and the decorations at the same time!!

I have spent the first part of this week getting all my bom blocks caught up ready to sew. I have  esthers blocks left to get ready this week  but I want to spend a little more time on hers and get the colors right.  I'm not too happy with my last two blocks I think I will have to go back later and add some embelishments to some of the blocks  but I will see when I put them together. Maybe they will look better once I have the borders on to brighten the pale colors. I can't wait to get the quilt put together.

I started a lap quilt for my sons girlfriend for x-mas but she wanted sneakers  so I got that instead. I might still give her the quilt if I get it done before the end of december but I won't rush it now. I got all my packages and cards mailed last friday  well I thought I did but I messed up with one data base so making anther x-mas exchange gift this week and will get it mailed hopefully this weekend!!  I have it all ready to sew then I have the embroidery to do on it  before I can put it all together. I can't show a picture as I don't know if she reads the blogs!! Its a surprise!!!  I will post after the holidays  I actually wouldn't have minded making one like it for my self!!!  Funny how the rushed things come out the best !!!

Esther I hope your cleaning is going good!! I loved the flowers that you did for this month my dilema
I love both carnations and daffodil have special meaning in our family so I think I will have to make one for the quilt and one for a wall hanging!!

Oh I did make a few mug rugs as well for x-mas .

well  hope you all have a great week !!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Holiday week!! I have so much still to do today I doubt I will get it all done!!
Both Hubby and Son are off for the rest of the week starting tomorrow so I need to gt a move on and finish some projects today!.  I have a lap quilt started for my sons girlfriend for x-mas I need to have it ready for the quilter by this weekend doubt that will happen but I will try!!  this was a pattern for a jelly roll quilt off of  you tube video.  It was to be nice and easy and fast  note I say was to be!!!!LOL!!   

Yup even with pictures I still messed up!  I was  going good the one day then picked it up for them coming home at night and took it out the next day to continue.  I had all the strips sew together and ironed  but I forgot I was meant to put one of each together and sew down each side to make a tube  BEFORE I cut the triangles  thats right I did both set of strips triangle by triangle then had to sew the parts together so this cost me an extra day sewing and  the squares didn't come out cut as good  so now I have to square up and get them ready to sew into rows today (after I find somewhere to lay it out to design it color wise!!)

This is the area I have left for my crafts it all got moved around at the weekend as my son looked for things in his room but he never put it back so now I  have to re sort everything and clean before I can get my work done!!

I have finished sewing the one flower on esthers block need to work with the light box to get the next pieces pinned on after I get this one done I need to  get my other bom blocks put on material and ready for applique so I can have a stack ready to sew again in my to go box  I have my other prepared ones all done now except this one  so I really need to get my self moving.

This morning I have to  write x-mas cards and get all  packages ready for the post office on friday or sat.
Kyle (my son ) says he will only go  once and mail them all as the lines will be long and he does not have the patience to stand in them!!  I have a -x-mas gift for an exchange to get finished and then that should be the last.

I signed up to  make 2 -6inch  knitted or crochet squares each month for an exchange. I haven't knitted in years This morning I remember why!!!   My poor ribs hurt Hubby was not pleased with me!!  then I found out the square I finished last night was too big I should have put my glasses on to read the tape!!! I had to rip it all out and start it again today~   I couldn't find my container to hold my wool and the cats  and dogs kept attacking me!  I tried to put it into a cardboard box with a hole in the top but the box was too shallow  I will have to get a bag out of the closed and try that instead today.. 
well I had better get a move on and walk away from this computer!! 
Hope you all have a great week and for those of you state side Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


IT'S DONE !! it's done!!!    I was determined that I would finish my crinoline picture for today, And Boy was it a challenge !!  between broken  and lost needles, hurt dogs ,stomach flue and MISPLACED GLASSES  i FINALLY won  and got it all done!!! I haven't taken the time to iron it yet as I have to wait until I have my stretching board ready but here is a completed picture of it. 

when we get it framed I will post a photo to show you it.

Now I can play catch up with all my bom's!!  I loved esthers one today I will be doing the bleeding hearts they bring a lot of memories for me. My mother used to have one outside the cottage I grew up in  It was a lovely deep red color. 
Well I will keep this short this week as I want to hurry and post!!   Then a cup of tea and a nice nap in order!!

Hope you all have a great week.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hi everyone!

Well been busy this week working on my crinoline.
 I didn't get my set goal done but I came close!!  I hope to have it completed  by next WIP day so here's hoping!!!   This weekend my husband made me a light box!! I asked him to buy me one at the store on his way home from work , he didn't like the price so he said he would make one at the weekend. I wondered if he actually would or not but on Sunday he dug out his tools and  got going.. I still need to get one more strip light for it that is brighter than the one he stole from my utility room!!  I had one at the doorway  so I can turn on a light before going across the floor to the switch by the outside door. now I use a broom handle to reach the switch !!1 ( we have the cat litter box in there and the old cat can't climb in it good sometimes!)  Have to watch were you step!!!
I finished up Esters Hibiscus block  and started to work on the magnolia block.

I have been ordering some civil war fabric to start on a Dear Jane quilt at the start of the year the material must be real popular as I  am having a hard time wining the bids on ebay!!

well not much else here this week Oh our ac unit went down again! so were back to fans window unit and then portable heaters for the rooms might get the repair man this week but we will see what we decide to do.  we were thinking of going to look at new mobile homes this weekend and trading this one in but not now after the election. Our place is paid in full already so really don't want to chance a house note at the moment. maybe in another 4 years we can get one !!

well I hope you all have a great week speak to you  next WIP!!