Friday, February 1, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I think whatever hit me at the first of the month lasted longer than I initially thought. I do finally feel better which is great!
I did finally finish my oldest grandson's red/white/blue Churn Dash and gave it to him. He really liked it and was thrilled that I finally got through with it. :) I know I took a picture of it, but I seem to have deleted it off my computer. If you want to see it, I know the top is in my archives somewhere. Drat! I did not mean to delete that off my computer!
I have the binding sewn to the front of a blue rail fence and just need to sew to the back and I will have another one done. Then after that, I have a Christmas bullseye ready to quilt somehow. I am thinking that I may tac this one on my new machine, using some of the cute stitches that came with it. I will think on that one a bit longer. I am going to finish some UFO's this year!
I have a Spiderman quilt and a wallhanging in the queue to finish next. Then, I am starting on the cowboy boot blocks that I have had for a couple of years. That quilt will be for my husband who is patiently waiting for me to finish it.
Ok, that's all for now.
Have a great evening!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Make it a great day everyone and stay healthy!
Friday, January 4, 2008
It is so beautiful and I love blue and yellow quilts. So, I am going to work this in amongst the UFO's I need to finish. I will still work on UFO's.....I plan to make a major dent in them in 2008, but I might just need a little diversion now and then and this beauty will fit the bill.
I think I have plenty of blue and yellow fabric also without any shopping, but if I need to shop I can do that too! I also plan to use up some stash (although I do not have a big stash , contrary to DD's beliefs) so that I can get some new stuff this year. I bought very little fabric last year, but I still have some that I need to use up, even if it goes into string blocks.
I guess I better get off here and go get busy doing some housework so that I can sew some today! Make it a great day everyone!!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I hope everyone in blogland had a very Happy New Year and that you get lots and lots of quilt projects finished in 2008. DH and I spent a quiet day at home yesterday, watched one movie and I sewed on string blocks. I was on vacation over the holidays, so it's back to work today. Ugh! But, at least I am able to work and I have a job.
Happy New year everyone and make it a great day!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I took this whole week off as vacation time and this morning, I am so glad that I did. I am tired after the last few days. I got up yesterday morning at 6:3o to get started on Christmas dinner.We had to eat right at 12 as youngest dear daughter and new hubby had to go to his family after lunch. I had gotten a good head start on Monday.......I made 2 pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, 5 pounds of fudge, pecan pralines and had a lasagna together waiting to be cooked. The lasagna was for oldest grandson, who loves lasagna! However, I needed to bake a ham yesterday morning. I got my coffee and got woke up and got started. I got my ham in the oven and got all the ingredients out for the cherry sauce. I then went and got my shower, dried my hair and about that time oldest dear daughter called me. She was nearly hysterical. I could hardly understand her. I finally got her calm enough to tell me what was going on. They had received a phone call from her mother-in-law that her father-in-law was unresponsive. Sandra could not wake him up. Anyway, they needed to postpone our Christmas as they needed to meet Sandra at the hospital. So, I called youngest dear daughter and told her to go ahead do her in-laws first and we would play it by ear for ours. So, my husband and I finished dressing and drove over to oldest daughter's (40 minutes away) to pick up her children. We brought them back to our house. But, everything turned out okay. Stefani's father-in-law was diagnosed with too much ammonia and was treated and sent home! That is a miracle in itself. So, everyone finally got to our house about 6:00 and we had a Christmas supper instead of lunch. Then we did presents and visited for awhile, watched RV again which oldest dear daughter and family just love and snacked on all those pies and candy I made. Thank God dear daughter's father-in-law is okay and having a delayed Christmas celebration turned out okay too. I bet all my grandchildren were asleep before they got off our road last night!
Everyone have a great day!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The second picture is a close up of some of the different stitches that I used. I hope they show up well enough.
I really wanted to do some more sewing on her, but I had to get out and get some Christmas things done and I had to get started wrapping Christmas gifts. I am not big on gift bags for the kiddos as I like to watch the kids open their gifts, so with 4 grandchildren, I have lots and lots of wrapping to get done and only a few days left to do it. Ack!! How did Christmas get here so quickly this year! I am usually more prepared than this year.
Oh, I almost forgot. Elna called me yesterday to verify my mailing address. They shipped all that thread yesterday so I could have it by Christmas!! Isn't that just too much!! I can't hardly wait to get it.
So, anyhoo...............make it a great evening!