Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Well not too much this week life as they say got in the way of quilting!!

I did manage to get my applique pieces for mug rugs ready for pinning and sewing.

I have all my Forget me not blocks caught up , well the applique prep work anyway!! I am waiting until supper bowl  day to sew them while the game is on!!

Resorted the sitting room/sewing room .

I needed to get my material and wool organized too much all over the house! it made room in the hall closet for storage now so only a bit more to move into the other room.  I still have to finish going through my material drawers and sorting fat quarters onto shelve.

I started a quilt top ufo that I  figured out today had been sitting for at least 5 years!!

  I couldn't find the pattern with directions for it but I found my note showing the block with the sizes on it but no color alotment!! so I  took a chance and started sewing it together !  I have a few rows completed of the blocks  just another 3 rows and they have some green in them I will try to get it done before next week to show you it finished.  I must have made a lap quilt like this before for someone but I can't remember who!!!

I did get the third block of Ranchers Daughter done this is the three I have done so far.

This is my little helper "Princess" she is missing my hand work !! she follows me all over the house where I sit she sits at my feet!  Unfortunately she is not the foot peddle for the sewing machine!! She keeps moving m  peddle over and when I put my foot down to go I get her  instead!!!

It was our 27th Wedding aniversary on the 25th of this month  these are the lovely flower my Hubby brought home to me!  Here is a picture of the green rose he had included with it!!  He also brought home a beautiful card and a steak dinner!!  He did good this year!!

Well I hope you all have a great week.

until next time


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Morning Everyone! (1.21.13)

Had a busy weekend. Went shopping with Hubby and stocked up a lot of household items.! Paid for  the long shopping hours though pain in leg worse after all the walking and driving in truck!! But at least the cabinets look full.

Got the house mostly cleaned just have to dust and wash kitchen floor.

This week I will be working on ufo's all week long!! I knocked out a few already  this year but boy do I have a lot more to get done.  I have nearly caught up with Esther's forget me not blocks a few more to get prepped then I can get them sewn.

Yesterday I finished the  backs for funky chicken and country cottages and got things ready for a baby quilt that my mother started before Kyle was born ( he will be 21 yrs next month!!)
Today I am going to tackle the Wedding quilt I started for him  from a Bom in 2009  It was the Baltimore Bliss pattern by Sindy Rodenmayer.  It is all hand applique it was fun making it just have to put it all together now.

I have a pile of quilts sitting now to take to the quilters but I have a few more to get done before a trip to see her.!

Wednesday 1.23.13

I forgot to post this the other day so I thought I would just add to it!!

I finished the Wedding quilt  and finished a  yellow lap quilt today. I have another of Esthers blocks prepped and today I am going to sit and prep the last two flowers and  then I can get them sewn over the weekend.!
I also finished a small afghan for Gizmo which she has promptly dragged off and hid in her hiddy hole!! I guess she liked it. I also finished up my country cottage quilt and it is also going to the quilters to have it done right.!!I will just add the photos in a row as there are a few. I hope you all have a great week. I have a few more ufo's to get working on  this next week I am trying for one project a day now as most are smaller ones left.

wedding quilt (baltimore bliss)

yellow lap quilt

backing for yellow quilt

funky chicken lap quilt

gizmo's afgahn

country cottages wall quilt

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hi everyone!!

It's a new year and this one I am determined to do ALL my ufos.  I joined a contest for it to help me keep inspired so we will see if I can actually get it done!!

I found a embroidery table clothe that had been sitting since I recieved it at about  age 20 approx 27 years ago!! and it was sitting in  the ladies ufo pile for a while before that!! It now sits beside me chair to work on off and on between other projects. Now if I can get new glasses so I can see what I am doing it might go faster!!!    
I finished a few projects already.
raspberry rabbits

funky chicken

odd patterns bom

here is my second block of the week block for this year called Ranchers daughter on the scrappy appleyard  it's a block a month done in what ever you want so using it as a fill in  project.










We got a new truck as well!! It is a 2013 gmc sierra extended cab and I actually have the keys!! now if I can get the nerve to get behind he wheel again it has been soo many years since I drove . I'm not meant to drive right now with my leg until It gets looked at incase it locks up  on me but I have been told that I can use my left foot if I need to  but I am still nervous about it.  but it is pretty to look at !! and I know if I really need to go somewhere I can. Makes a big difference knowing that.  the poor equinox was really run down now that our son has stopped using it!!  He drove it everywhere and I do mean everywhere it got to the point he didn't ask anymore just took it!!  this one he doesn't have keys for and I'm not allowed to give them to him unless he has to take me somewhere or do something for me.!!!  This year we decided it was time for us to have us time again Kyle will be 21 years in Febuary can't believe it is that time already !! so it's our time now!!  Yeah I hear you all laughing but we will see how it works out!!! especially as he is still living here!!!!

I am working on putting together my  country cottage quilt yesterday and today hopefully I will get it done.
I finally got back into my work drawers and got Esthers forget me not back out. I am on the Tulips  I have the tulip applique ready and half pinned so will get that ready today as well.  I have the  freezer paper ready for the others and I will work the next few days getting them ready for applique over the weekend.!!  I was actually shocked when I realized my hand sewing box was EMPTY!   I also dug out a crochet afghan for Gizmo that I started last year well I should say the year before that!!  It is orange and brown It is also by my chair for night time work. 

And lastly  I decided I needed to set aside some reading time again with an actual book! I have a book shelf filled with ones I wanted to read but I haven't got around to it so I have a pair of cheaters of hubbys to help me with the print for now so I have the first book sitting started again!

Well I know this has been long but I've missed talking to you all.  I get to sit today off and on and catch up with eveyones posts Love to sit with a cup of tea and read them.
I h ope everyone has a great new year this year and good health to go with it.

All the best until we talk again!!


ps this is our yard after the latest rain luckily it has stopped now and is drying up some.