Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Baby girl had us over to eat last night. Her DH cooked some sirloin steaks on the grill that were so good, she did french fries and some green beans that were yummy. Her sewing machine bobbin tension is acting up. Dr. Al is away for a couple weeks and has two weeks of work when he gets back---so I heard when I was in the shop Friday. There is a thing cracked that we are wondering if that is the problem. It has a drop in bobbin with out a bobbin case and I've never had a machine like that so am clueless how to help her. It does seem to me the thread on the bobbin isn't tight enough...just came to me...may have her rewind it to another bobbin and see if that helps.
Need to get back at the machine and sew some more rows...and see how many more blocks I need to cutout and sew together. Have to make a Costco run today, too.
Will post picture of what I have done so far on "Bloomin' Steps" later.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Liz of Lizards Little Luxuries who won my giveaway and lives in Australia emailed that she received the package and likes it. Can't wait to see what she creates with it!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The larger of the squares we had prepared we cut and got these---
Which we sewed to background pieces and got small blocks like these--
The left over part of the squares we are saving to use in the borders at the next meeting. Here's some of mine--
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Papa and I were watching the USA team versus Canada in the world tournament (not sure of the correct name of the tournament) being played this year in Canada with teams from various countries around the world. Miss Daisy, one of our kitties--the one who has been so ill for over a year with kidney problems then thought she had lymphoma and all of a sudden a couple months ago rallied doctor no longer feels she has cancer and is feeling chipper as can be, she jumped up on the table and was watching the game for a good hour.
When USA won she jumped down and went on about her way.
When the girls woke up from their naps their mommy took the oldest two to the Living Museum where they saw fish, turtles and alligators and baby sissy decided to stay home and come over and play with Nana and Papa.While she and Papa were playing I started some extra cutting squares for Scrap Therapy's Blooming Steps Quilt that we are starting Monday night at Nancy's Calico Patch. I cut some of the small squares to add to my collection. This quilt requires a PILE of small squares. Over a thousand of them as I recall.
While I was at it I cut some of the largest size squares to add to my collection of them even though this quilt doesn't call for them.
Tomorrow afternoon I need to cut the strips and squares from the background fabric.
Friday, March 6, 2009
This is what was inside from Lynn of UFO's, Stash and My Life. Go by and pay her a visit! This is the first giveaway and only giveaway I've won! See what was inside the envelope! A Jelly Roll of Moda's Maypole fabric.
And another view from the side...
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The winner is Liz of Lizards Little Luxuries She has a wonderful blog...see the precious clothes she makes, the goings on in a SAHM's life.
Leave a comment Liz or email me which fabric group you desire and email me you snail mail address so I can get the package off to you this coming week.
CONGRATULATIONS ! ! !
I am a nut for decorating for Autumn and Halloween also Christmas then Snowmen for winter. I thought this was so cute for Halloween. This one reminded me of home.
This yellow, white and touch of red was really pretty. Reminded me of one that sold at a family auction at my great-grandparents home place that my great-aunt had made. I was bidding on it but and I drove the price way up but loss out.
and this one...
Picture doesn't do it justice but it was very pretty.
Yesterday I posted a picture of a full size quilt I said reminded me of Williamsburg. Well, it was of Pennsylvania. The woman did it as a tribute to her family. Well no wonder I loved it so as I am a genealogy buff. It was on the Baltimore Album style. Now today I learned this is the FIRST you read correctly the FIRST quilt this lady has done. Apparently she is one gifted needle artist. One block of the Family Bible. This was of the family tree and the leaves have names of family members.
One block was of a floral arrangement and I tried to get a close up of the flowers which were dimensional. This picture doesn't do it justice either.
This of the clipper ship had ancestral information on the sails.
The backside of the quilt had pictures of ancestors and labels about more information on the family.
I was trying to get a closeup picture of one of the family homes blocks.
Her grandfather had worked for Hershey and this is of the Hershey plant the smoke coming out of the smoke stacks got cut off but it was ribbon. The colors didn't come out correctly in this picture.
The colors in this quilt were beautiful too.
I'm not sure what the deal is with this picture guess (stuff hanging down on the right side of it) Anyway it was beautiful the stars were scrappy.
There was this woman there that had four quilts of various classifications of dogs. This one is the only one that turned out that I took of the four. And none of the close up of the individual dogs turned out.
I've always love this pattern but don't have nerve to attempt to make one...I can't see me doing one where all the diamonds in the start actually lying flat. This one was just gorgeous.
Friday I posted picture of the kitchen quilt. I got a closeup of some of the cinnamon buns today.
This picture doesn't do the quilt justice. I love traditional quilts, scrappy quilts, and pictorial quilts. I make traditional and scrappy. But this was beautiful. I didn't get it full view or any close up of sections and wish I did.