Saturday, January 31, 2009

This is block #4!


Friday, January 30, 2009

This is block #3!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is the second of six blocks that I have done from the Fat Cat Patterns website.

It is snowing!!!! I won't be going anywhere today. Didn't go anywhere yesterday. All due to the nasty weather here in Southern Indiana. We received about 6" snow Monday night. Tuesday we had sleet and freezing rain all day. This morning I woke up to a heavy snow that the forecasters are saying we can get 5" more of.
My DH just came in and him and his brother are heading somewhere to buy generators. I guess suffering through Hurricane Ike was enough for them.

Here is some photos of the snow so far.

I have been getting some sewing done. I started on some applique blocks from Fat Cat Patterns. Here is the first of six blocks that I have done.

Stay warm and dry today!


Monday, January 26, 2009

The weather outside is soon to be frightful!!! We are currently under a Winter Storm Warning here in Southern Indiana. Depending on who you listen to we are to receive anywhere between 5 and 10 inches of snow. Of course, snow wouldn't be complete without some ice also. It is currently sleeting outside. I guess we will just have to wait until late tomorrow night, when this is suppose to end, to see what we end up with.

Stay warm!!!!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just dropped by to let you know about a Blog Giveaway over at Bitty Bits & Pieces. Please mention my blog when you leave your comment! Good Luck!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

I spent a great day with my good friend Joanne and my Mom today. Oh, and I can't forget my step dad Nolan. The plan was to get together to sew but you know how plans are.

This morning we started putting together some fabrics for a quilt that my Mom wants to make for my niece. She didn't really have what we needed but we were trying. While we were looking on the internet for companion fabrics, Nolan called and asked what we would like for lunch. Of course, we couldn't decide so he made a suggestion. His suggestion worked for all of us. We all went to Christies Restaurant in Salem. Absolutely great place to eat!!!! Afterwards, of course, we had to stroll down the block to Craft Town. Craft Town has an awesome selection of quilting fabrics! So we all managed to spend some $$$ in that store. Nolan was so patient and had fun looking at all the gadgets.

I did add my purchases to the right side of my blog. Thanks for the comment Aileen on the previous post. It is not bravery but curiousity!!! lol

On our drive back, Nolan or Mom (can't remember which one) had another great idea. Stopping at McDonalds for an Iced coffee. When we got back to Mom and Nolan's we enjoyed a piece of Oatmeal Cake Mom had made the night before. I need to get that recipe from her.

I think we all had a great day! It is always nice to spend the day with Mom and Nolan but today was especially nice since Joanne got to join us. We will definitely have to do this again sometime.

Great to see you again Joanne! Miss ya already GF!!!

I have been sitting here on the computer for the last hour reading quilting blogs. There are so many out there to read and, of course, look at all the eye candy. I am amazed at how many there are! I wish I could add all of them to my blog list but where do you stop. With work and everything else that needs to get done it would be totally impossible to keep up with all of them. The Just Us Quilters blog is a great place to start your reading. Another great place is Quilting Blogs from Around the World.
So where do you start and where do you stop?

I have been working on some satin stitch applique blocks that have been offered at Fat Cat Patterns. I am going to try and get some photos taken this weekend to post.

On the right side of my blog you will notice that I have been keeping track of all my quilty purchases for the year. I haven't started out very good so far. Hopefully I will do better. I am trying to use up a lot of the fabric I already have. At the end of the year, I will be able to tell how much I actually spent this year. I hope that I am not shocked at the end result.

Hope you have great plans for the weekend!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Just got back from the dreaded trip to the dentist. Only had a cleaning but it is always so nerve racking to go. You never know what they will find. I keep waiting to see if they pull any FQ's out from between my teeth. LOL
Had to make a quick stop at New Frankfort Merchantile on my way home. I had them order me some fabric and they called yesterday to let me know it had arrived.
Last night I got home and my package of quilting stencils had arrived also. Couldn't wait to rip into that package!
I have the weekend off work so I plan to get quite a bit of sewing done. Wish me luck!

Have a great day! I have to get ready to go to work!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Just got finished purchasing some quilting stencils from an online company. I added the purchase at the side of my blog. I did purchase some fabric on Wednesday but it was with a gift certificate I received for Christmas. Since I actually didn't pay for it I didn't think I needed to include it in my purchases so far this year. How are you doing on controlling your Quilty Spending?


Sunday, January 11, 2009

I am totally not getting any sewing done this weekend. I did make it to Mom's yesterday but we spent the time playing with her new sewing/embroidery machine. Stopped at Max and Erma's on the way home to pick up dinner.
Today I spent the biggest part of the day gathering photos to send to the boys' new parents. They sent us photos last week via Ohio Children and Family Services. I had agreed to send them photos from when the boys were younger. The boys look really happy in the photos and that is all we have ever wanted for them. Hopefully one day we will see them again. I still wish we had been the ones to adopt them but at least we can tell they are happy and that is what matters.
Tomorrow is back to work for 2 days. My next day off will be on Wednesday. I am already looking forward to Wednesday. I am not making any plans. You know what happens when you make plans! lol

Have a great evening!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Have you ever had one of those days? Well, I had another one today. lol

Went in to work early for an in-service. All of us thought it wouldn't last long. We were wrong of course. 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then we had to start our shift immediately and late. If you are like me, being late makes the day go wrong all together. I was suppose to be on Memory Care Unit tonight but got switched at the start of the shift. No big deal! I got switched to the hardest hall but that didn't bother me either. I love working that hall! The bad part is that the hall has a couple of very needy people. VERY NEEDY!!!! Some days they are quiet but not tonight. lol I guess that is what makes the job interesting. You never know what is going to happen.

I have the whole weekend off so I am going to Mom's tomorrow to do a little sewing. I have been working on a machine applique project. I don't know why I felt the need to start another project but I did. I thought it would be a good project to take with me when I go to Mom's. It is too! I have 2 blocks done. Tomorrow I plan to take the other 4 blocks to work on. I won't get them satin stitched down but I will be able to get them fused to the background. The blocks are free from FatCat Patterns. I am doing the flower pot blocks. They are 16 1/2" blocks and I am doing them in blues. I plan to make a large quilt out of these. She has 6 blocks up right now and hopefully when I get these done she will have put up more.

I still hope to get some of my UFO's done this year. Just too many projects I want to do. lol

Hope you have a great weekend!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gosh it sure has been a while. Almost a month now since I posted. Yikes! Where does the time go!

I haven't gotten to do much in the way of quilting. First there were the holidays to keep me busy and now it is a full time job that occupies my time.

Our family had a wonderful Christmas again this year. Christmas Eve was spent with my Mom and Dad (actually my stepdad but who is counting). My niece Aimee and her husband, Mike, and their 2 children were here from South Carolina. It had been several years since they were able to make it here for the holidays. It was so great to see them.

Christmas Day was spent with all of our kids here for the day. I fixed a big dinner and we ate, and ate, and even ate some more. lol

I received some wonderful gifts from my family. The best were the gift certificates to 3 different quilt shops. I am sure I will use them. Actually I already used one. lol I am trying to save the other 2 for things that I really, really need. Something like just a need to spend some $$$ on my addiction to fabric is something that I would consider a really, really big need. lol

I got 5 quilts done for Christmas gifts. Along with 5 purses and 4 Wonder wallets. I think I accomplished quite a bit. Hopefully I will get started earlier this year and accomplish more.

I have decided to try and not buy any fabric and quilty items this year. I know it is completely impossible to do that but I would at least like to know how much I actually spend this year. So in order to do that, I have added a section at the side of my blog to keep track of all my quilty purchases this year. Do I have to add what I buy with my gift certificates? I think not, since I am actually not paying for those items.

I have one more night to work and then I will be off one day. So Tuesday I plan to get some sewing accomplished. Wish me luck!

Hope you had a great weekend!