Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Yep, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I saw her beautiful quilt she posted here: http://quiltingcowgirl.blogspot.com/2008/01/its-started.html
and that was all it took. No, mine is not exactly the same, but it was as close as I could come. Thanks Kristie! I think I'll take these with me tomorrow night to work on with my church group of crafty women. I've got a bunch of FQ's in the same color family and I think I'll use them for this one.
Also, about the new mat I bought today that I posted a pic of earlier, It RAWKS! I didn't realize how bad mine was until now. And...being double sided, it's like I got two mats for the price of one and 40% off at that. It's been a good day!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Maxine was driving down the street in a sweat because she had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up toward heaven, she said, 'Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up sex and tequila.'Miraculously, a parking place appeared.She looked up again and said, 'Never mind. I found one.'
Ok, that's all for my comic routine for today. I didn't sew today due to church and Sunday dinner. But...the day isn't over....I'll head that way now....
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm setting the blocks in 3/4 inch strips of black and white polka dot fabric. Why, you ask? Because I can....ahahhahaa I just like the look of it. I wanted something and I couldn't decide and to be very honest, you people didn't help. Not two of ya chose the same color to set the blocks in. I always appreciate your input though. So, we started our quilting/sewing/crafting group up again at church. On Tuesday nights some of us women meet there and work on whatever we want to work on. It's a fun time. Sharon came up with the idea of setting them in a very small strip of black fabric and I liked the look of it. So.....what do ya think?
I've really enjoyed working on these little pieces. I'm just as suprised that I did enjoy it.
On a different note, I've gained one of my children again. My son has moved back in. It's a long story and I'm not up to explaining it, so, I just say this: We adopted him and he's a troubled kid. He was 10 when we got him and he's almost 18 now. He was abused pretty badly for those first 10 years of his life. We have him back because the courts decided it was best. Let's hope he's got his ducks in a row now.
Happy quilting to one and all.....
Monday, January 21, 2008
I fixed it and now I'm going to put all the blocks together and then I'm gonna have a quilt top! Can you believe it? Me? Then....it's going on the frame and I'm going to figure out what the problem with the tension/thread...??? I've found some help files online that I'm going to try and figure that all out.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
So? Which color? Which one makes em go "pop"? I can't decide. Maybe I've looked at them too long. Now I need everyone to leave a comment and let me know your opinions. There's also the option of white too....so????
Now onto other things. My basement flooded. Yep, finished berber carpeted nice basement. Not just a little minor problem. Nope...that would be too easy. Had to be the well pipe that comes from the well in the front yard into the house. Leaking right at the interior foundation wall that it comes thru. The well man was here today. Insurance man is coming tomorrow (uh huh), Miss Dig will be here at 8 am to mark my gas lines and then the well guys will show up, dig up my front yard, replace the pipe and then take my retirement fund. Ok...not the whole retirement fund, but some of it. It could always be worse. I need to remember that. I've just been a bit blue for the last couple of weeks and whiny and poopy. Yep, poopy. I used to be on a lot of meds for the "blues". I don't take anything anymore. I do pray more. A lot more. Not saying that will work for everyone. It has made a major diffence for me. That's all I know. It doesn't mean the blue days don't come. But I do recognize them sooner and seem to be able to pull myself out of it. That's enuf about that....
When I first started this blog, I mentioned a friend, Sharon from our church congregation who quilts, beautifully, I might add. She gave of her time and we started meeting at the church building and she taught me so much. She rocks. She also works at Joann's Fabrics. Back in the fall, we quit getting together due to everyone's schedules. Tomorrow night we are starting it back up. Not a class, but some of us just get together and work on projects and have Sharon to answer all my ....ooops....I mean our questions. It's really nice. I just hope I can get all the well and insurance stuff done before 5:30 so that I can go. I have more 1.5" strips left ... ya know?
Happy quilting ......
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Ok...I promised a post about Purdue. Here he is. The bird from He(double toothpicks). I've tried to be friends with him, but he's having none of it. This has gone on for years too. You'd think I would have given up by now, but I'm no quitter. He's about 9 or 10 years old. He's in love with my daughter though. He's only happy when she is standing next to him or petting him. She takes him to her bedroom and they play hide and seek together. But, here's the problem.... She comes home from school each day and he can hear her and see her and then she has stuff to do and is not standing right there with him, so ... the screaming begins...and never ends til it's dark outside and I cover him up. Ahhhhh....the sreaming. Years of it....day after day. Do you know how loud these bid birds can scream? Trust me...it's loud. He's a double headed Amazon parrot. Very smart and they know exactly what they want and they want it NOW. He loves any pasta with any red sauce like goulash, spaghetti... When ya cover him up for the night, he groans and then in a pathetic voice he quietly says...."Help".... He can say a quite a bit like... How are you, I am fine, Wazup?. My daughter, Cyn, and I were watching a movie one day last summer and he was covered and every time I laughed at the movie....he did the same thing. He sounded so funny laughing along with me. He also says "Hello" each time the phone rings. He's really great in during the summer months. I have a screened room that you enter from the deck into the family room. These birds love the hot weather, so when he gets to live out there, he's happy. He greets guests and there is a lot of activity with the dogs and he enjoys that. I tried for a while to let him and the dogs get aquainted, it did not work. I just ended up bitten every time. The dogs surround him, he starts screaming, the dogs start barking, and then I end up missing a chunk of myself. I've given up on that plan. Well, that's it....the zoo at my house. I'm back to the quilting room now, which I rearranged yesterday and added some more shelving to. Got clue 6 of the http://quiltville.com/carolinacrossroadsmystery.shtml to finish. I'm enjoying this mystery way too much. I have a mountain of laundry and my bedroom is a disaster but no one in the house has complained yet, so....more piecing works for me......
Happy Quilting to one and all.....
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
I have been working on a project. http://quiltville.com/carolinacrossroadsmystery.shtml
I just finished step 4 and will begin step 5 today. I hope this turns out well, but I have my doubts. I've never worked with such small pieces before. We'll see in the end. Hope everyone is well and had a great Christmas and New Years. I'm so excited to start a new year and new projects.
And....thanks for all the comments I got about my dogs. I'll have to post one of my parrot soon.... Happy quilting......