Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! Let's make 2010 the best year yet! I wish each of you health, happiness, and peace! Now lets get piecing! I am gonna amaze myself with the amount of quilting I get done this year. I've got my mind right and I'm ready to rock! Anyone with me on this? Be safe and see ya soon!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Get 'er done time!

Yep, I'm on a finish it up mission. I didn't go to any trouble to take these pics, so they look kinda .... best, unprofessional. But, here they are anyway. I have a stack of four quilts on the table, all finished. Bindings done, washed and fresh out of the dryer....
Here's a couple of them.....

And finally....I have finished piecing Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, Double Delight!
I've been working on this one for a long long time. Too long really. All the blocks have just sat in a project box aging. But now, they are all put together. I have no idea how or what I'm going to do about borders, but....I'm thrilled that this is another UFO that's made progress.....

So, thats a few more off my list and less on my 2010 list. I've got loads of patterns I'm dying to start, but I'm fighting the urge until 2010 rings itself in. That just leaves the rest of this week to ... GET 'ER DONE!

Happy quilting....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Blind Side

This movie may be the most uplifting, moving movie I have ever seen.
I do not do enough for others.
I can do more.
I will do more.
I started crying about four minutes into the movie. I stopped about twenty minutes after it ended. I hope that I never stop feeling like I did while watching it.
Not all of the tears were sad. Many of them were happy tears.
If you haven't seen it, run to the theater as fast as you can.
I saw it on Friday with two girlfriends. For those of you who have seen it, you'll understand the next part here. After it was over, I said to one of my friends that if each of us saved one person in need, the world would be a really different place. My friend looked at me and said "But, you've saved two". I was floored by that statement. I have two adopted kids. I had never thought of it like that. And, it really took me by suprise that someone viewed me that way. It may have been the nicest compliment I've ever gotten. But I still say.....I don't do enough. I can and will do more. 2010 needs to be a year of giving, helping, and praying more. I'm not one to make resolutions, but I wanted to be able to look back at this post and remind myself to do more for those who are in need. Even if all they need is a phone call, a hug, or if they're need is bigger, a meal, clothes....I am going to do more. Period!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Say a prayer please.....

Edit: We heard in church yesterday, that while Kaden is having some side effect issues, he did have one day with NO seizures! God is Great! Thank you all for the prayers on his behalf. He's a gift from God and I feel sure that we will learn a lot from Kaden.

So, we have this adorable new addition to our church family. His name is Kaden. He's so beautiful! Kaden's mom, Tiffany, posted on facebook the following. "Say an extra prayer today for little Kaden. We are being admitted to Hurley Hospital tonight to start ACTH therapy. Hopefully this will get those darn seizures to stop! Check out kadens website/blog. Made it to keep friends and family up to date on the latest.

This baby has been through so much in his life already. Any time of year, this situation would be tough, but it's got to be even harder while we celebrate Christmas. Brandon and Tiffany's FAITH has inspired me. So if you wouldn't mind including him and his family in your prayers, I'd really appreciate it. I put a link in my sidebar to the blog they have created. It explains his condition way better than I ever could. And there's pics of Kaden! Oh man...I could just squeeze him up. Their family sits ahead of me a couple of rows in church every Sunday morning. Since Kadens' birth, I haven't heard a word our preacher has said because I'm just oogling Kaden the whole time. Of course, I think there's a lot he can teach me too! Thanks Everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Forgotten UFO's

Do any of the rest of you do this? Get all the blocks made for a quilt, stow 'em away somewhere, and then forget all about 'em? I do it all the time. I happened on my Double Delight blocks today. I'd forgotten I had made them. So, out they came. I finished up the ten blocks I needed and started sewing them together. I love this pattern. One of Bonnie Hunters' previous mystery patterns. LOVE IT! How could I forget one that I knew I loved? Not a clue. It should be put together by end of tomorrow. Then ... borders...ughhh! So here it is as of now.....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A little something quilty.....

Thought I'd post something quilty that I've been working ya go......
Irish chain with some rough applique hearts...I think I'll call it Tossed Irish Hearts!

My scrappy nine patch....Still needs sashing....maybe this week?

And the hexagons continue......

That's it for now....back to the sewing cellar!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tis the Season....

So much going on here. Just like with everyone else this time of year. I have most of my shopping finished, with the exception of the husband. What to get him? We had a deal that we were not buying for each other, since we both just had birthdays, but he cheated and I know he blew it! So...what does he want? Not a clue here. When asked, he tells me socks and underwear. It's just a joke with us that when a kid gets that soft squishy package from under the tree, they just know it's socks and underwear. Not a clue! I think the best plan is to call Pat, his BFF, and see if he has any wonderful ideas.

We all went to the Chamber of Commerce dinner last night. We have a member who is the nicest guy and runs a Christian Campground. He decorates like crazy for Christmas and after we had dinner there were horse drawn carriage rides thru the campground to see all the lights. It was so nice of him to do all this for us and dinner was lovely. Sorry about the pic quality, but I took it with my cell phone.

And! It's Jen's birthday! Click on her name, and drop by her blog to wish her Happy Birthday. Jen has been a great friend. When I first started quilting, she was so kind and understanding with me when I had a million "stupid" questions. She's shared tricks and tips with me for a couple of years now and has been a constant inspiration. Jen's been touring barns in her home state and posting pics of them. Go look...they are amazing. And of course, she's making the blocks too! I was fortunate to get attend a retreat with her last year and I'm hoping it happens again, maybe with a smaller, more intimate setting, so we can actually get to hang out more! Whatcha think, Jen?

Well, I'm off to the sewing room. I've got lots of projects going on and need to finish some! That's the plan for today. Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope this season brings each of you Joy, Peace, and Love!