Sunday, February 24, 2013


I've shared my story before, but I will just give a quick refresher. I'm adopted. I've found both my biological parents, and some relatives. Today my half brother, from my dad's side, posted some pictures of our grand parents. We never got to meet them. They were killed in a car accident. Here are the pictures he posted....I got her curly hair!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Catching a cold...

Yesterday, which was Sunday, we had a very long day at church, an important day though. Once we finally arrived back at home I was sitting here at the computer and I sneezed 3x in a row! That was first clue I was getting something...a first warning sign. As the afternoon progressed so did my cold, I began aching and a sore throat started making an appearance. Yep, by 8pm I was sitting in my favorite chair all bundled up, trying to put a binding on my quilt...getting extremely frustrated!! I've done this numerous times, what am I doing wrong this time? Why is my thread breaking so often!!

last episode of season 3 was last night! I love the show, love the characters, I hope there is a season 4! I have not researched to see if there is going to be. There should be! I think this show could continue on for a good while!
Call to Midwives
is the next show I will follow on PBS's Masterpiece theater!! Love their mini series!! I need to go find the day that it will be airing in March.

Schoolhouse Sampler
I'm teaching this at the Village Quilt Shoppe
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Some of my students have gotten ahead, one in particular has had to  "unsew" also known as  "rippit" her stitches. I've chosen to stay with these colors. The book suggests that you add more colors, but I'm enjoying the combination. I need to figure out the colors for the chain blocks....The book calls for a single Irish Chain, I think I will play with eq7 and see what colors would look the best. I want to add some cheddar, but at the moment there is no way to tie it into the current fabric selections. What do you think? Can I add cheddar?

Well, I need to take care of the aching body....put a binding on, write directions, make samples, and well just rest..oh yes, can't forget laundry! Someone might want some clean clothes this week! lol

Happy Sewing everyone!! don't forget, I do have a give away this month! It is over next week!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I have 2 quilts in the newest issue of Quilter's World magazine (April 2013)

I'm so excited!!!!
I was also invited to speak at a local guild!! 
Today I will be teaching at the Village Quilt Shoppe. I must get moving! Have a wonderful day everyone!! Go get the magazine!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Today is very windy...

Good morning everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good! Started out on watching my sweet grand daughter Saturday morning. I really didn't get that much done...I wonder why?

Just adorable!! And as of this weekend I think we have learned that she is a "scooter" not a "crawler". She scoots all over her mommy and daddy's house!! Once mommy picked her up around 2, I finished cleaning up the kitchen...fatigue set in!! I could not believe this, why was I soooo tired!
I took a nap, only solution!!
I was able to finish my piecing my quilt for a big project, can't reveal, sooooo sorry! I started working on the 2nd one for the same project, I'm loving it! Can't reveal...sorry again!! 
Sunday came and as usual another busy day. But I watched Downton Abbey! I love this mini series on PBS, but next Sunday is the last one for the season, I don't want it to end! I hope they will have another mini series on that I like as much.
Well everyone, I have to get moving off the computer! 
Don't forget about the Giveaway!! I will be contacting someone pretty soon!! So please make sure you check your email box!!
Happy Sewing!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Giveaway Time!!!

Hi everyone, It is Giveaway Time! 
Front cover

I have 3 bedrunners in this book!! And here is the back cover. My quilts are 1- top left corner, middle and last of the second row.
I will end the giveaway at the end of this month, February. So please if you are interested, leave me a comment and make sure that when I notify you, that you are the winner I can contact you. Make sure email works. I will choose 1 person randomly from the comments.
Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Stay warm and Safe!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It is the weekend...what are you doing?

Good morning world! It is Saturday morning, what has this weekend in store for you? Whatcha got planned? I just want to stay warm!!! Seriously, my oldest son, Joe, just left the house. He works at one of the local Auto Zone stores, he has to go open up. He hates the cold, poor kid, I understand.
Today I'm hoping that hubby and I get to go to Kurtis Kitchen and look at countertops. We have picked out cabinets, I'm just not totally sold on having granite yet. I need to explore my options. I want to get the most "bang" out of my buck! lol
I heard from an editor yesterday. I had a question concerning something so I emailed her. I got an answer that I was not expecting!! Sweet!! I got another quilt accepted with them and they are just choosing which layout they want. How sweet!! I'm so excited!!
Well everyone, please stay safe and warm! As soon as I can post some pictures of quilting I will!!!
Happy Sewing!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Last day with my sweet...

Little grand daughter, AnnaLynne. She has been a lot of fun this week! Of course I think she is absolutely the most precious little girl around!! In a few days she will be 7months old, I can't believe this! Anna has been with us all week. Her mommy had an opportunity to go to Italy for a week and I think these opportunities only come once in a life go!

Anna's uncles and grandpa (pappa Joe) have enjoyed having her around also. They are all so cute, when one of them would come home they would immediately come and say HI to Anna! She would just give them the cutest smile!!!
Today, I will be sewing and trying to stay warm, it is bitter cold here and snow is back on the, joy, joy.....ugh! Lets hope I don't have the neck pain I had yesterday. Once my neck starts hurting, I can't sew, I can't get all.

Look what I received in the mail yesterday!! Thread from YLI!! I love their thread! How cool!!!

Well everyone, I need to get moving off the computer! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! It is freezing cold here!!