Thursday, April 30, 2009


The embroidered quilt is finished, washed & dried. I was finally able to get a photo of it after DD Jill got home from work tonight. She had to stand on the cedar chest to be able to hold it high enough. Cody was on the other end hiding from view.
The quilt finished at 90" x 90". I don't know what is going to be done with it yet. I am sure I can find someone that would like it. It may just be me!!!

Here is the final result!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


It has been a few days since my last post. I thought I would update you on the embroidered quilt I have been working on. No, it isn't finished yet. No, I don't have any pics to share. But YES it is ready for the binding. I am getting ready to cut my fabric for the binding. I hope to have it on the quilt by the end of the day. It all really depends on how much time I spend at the computer today. I know if I don't get it done today it will probably be the weekend.

Got to go! I hear binding calling my name!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally here!!

The weekend has finally arrived!!!! I am looking forward to getting some sewing done this weekend. That is after going to the bank tomorrow, doing laundry and basically getting some housework done.
I have a busy next week at work. The other Home Health Aide is taking 3 days vacation so I will be picking up some of her patients while she is off. Hope she enjoys her vacation time.
Most of you that follow my blog know I have a daughter that will be graduating high school this year. She found out that she was accepted to Hanover College last fall. I know she is really looking forward to that. Right now though, the end of Senior year is quickly coming upon us. You really don't think too much about it until certain things happen. The first was the Senior Prom just a few weeks ago. The one thing that has happen that has really made me realize the end of her High School experience was coming to an end, is the arrival of the cap and gown and graduation announcements. The little one will soon be starting a new adventure in her life. Boy, does the time fly. It seemed like yesterday she was going to her first day of Kindergarten. I still remember that day. She wore a blue denim skirt, red t-shirt and white tennis shoes. I can't forget her hot pink butterfly backpack. I am really proud of all that she has accomplished is her 18 years.

I am heading for the sewing room. Hope you have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!!

Can we have a drumroll please?

All the comments were printed out, cut apart, folded and put into a bowl, with the help of Jill my wonderful DD.

The winning entry was drawn my DS Cody.

I would have taken pics but the two kids adamantly refused!!! I guess they didn't want their 5 minutes of fame.

Anyway, here is the winner:

DianeH said...

Mother's are very special people, who deserve very special birthdays.
Best Wishes.

Diane, I have emailed you privately for your snail mail address.

Thank you everyone for playing and all the great comments.

Hope to see you back here again soon!


Monday, April 20, 2009

No Giveaway winner until tomorrow!

I haven't had time to draw a winner for the giveaway yet. I will try to get that done tomorrow evening after I get home from work.
I have been really busy today. I actually got some sewing done. Sewing repairs that is! LOL Cody needed a button sewed on his suit pants. Yes, the same ones that have been hanging in my sewing room (I suppose as a reminder!) for the last few months. Probably since January when he moved back home. Hehe!!!!!!!!
I worked a few hours this morning so I didn't even get home until about 1 this afternoon. I LOVE my job! I have met so many nice people that I otherwise would have never met! It isn't really like a job. It is more like going to visit some very wonderful elderly people.

I have managed to get my embroidered blocks all quilted and assembled. Now it is time to work on the borders. I still need to cut the fabric and quilt those before I can assemble them to the top. I thought I would take some photos for you so you can see the stage that it is in. Notice it does need a good pressing!

This is the Center Medallion block that has been embroidered, quilted (using a quilt as you go method) and assembled with the framing blocks.

This is a photo of all the blocks quilted and assembled. I just need to get busy on those borders. This not exactly how the instructions say to do this. Similar, but not exactly. The instructions use the quilt as you go method with the only difference is the width of the sashing between the blocks. I prefered to use the method the wonderful Debbi Russell of Ohio taught us at retreat last September. Thank you so much Debbi!!!!!!!!!!! I have used this method several times since then.

Well, it is time to go. I have a really busy day at work tomorrow so I should get to bed early.
Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment!!!!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birthday Giveaway!

My Mom is having a birthday next week. April 12th to be exact. So in honor of her birthday, I thought I would do a giveaway. Here is what you will have a chance to win! 3 wonderful FQ's! All you have to do is follow the rules listed below to earn your entries.

Make sure you leave your email address in your comment so you can be notified if you are the winner!

For each entry into the giveaway, you must post a separate comment. This makes it so much easier when it comes time for drawing.

1. Leave a comment anytime between now and April 20th wishing my Mom (Mary) a Happy Birthday for an entry. You may leave a comment each day but only one per day.

2. Post this giveaway to your blog and you will receive another entry. You must make a separate comment to my blog telling me you have posted this giveaway to your blog.

3. If there are more than 100 comments between now and April 20th, I will give away a second set of 3 FQ's. So hurry and go tell your friends!

4. International comments are more than welcome!

That is about it! That isn't so hard, is it!

Hope you are having a great day! I am going to go make some more embroidered blocks. What about you?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thank you!

When I first started the giveaway, I was trying to respond to all the posts. Somehow I have fallen way behind. Thanks to all that have commented so far!
I talked to Mom on Sunday and she asked me how many comments I had received. She didn't know she could see them also. It totally amazed her at all the comments. She asked me to let everyone know that she appreciates each and every one of them.
So "Thank You" from Mom!
No photos to show today as I haven't been doing much in the sewing room. I have tomorrow off work so I hope to get to do some sewing then.

Hope you had a great day!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Quilt Giveaway!

I was just over at Joanne's blog and found an interesting p0st about a Quilt giveaway. So I had to get right over there and find out what it was all about.
Megan is doing the quilt giveaway over on her blog. If you need a good laugh, head over there and read her blog and sign up for her giveaway. I don't think you will be disappointed!

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Even More Blocks

This is the last of the 17" blocks I have been making for the Infinity quilt. They are all quilted and ready to put together once the 35" center block is embroidered and quilted. I started on it yesterday but with 24 motifs to embroider, I think it will take me a few days. Plus the fact that I had to work today and work tomorrow will probably slow me down some.

I have them all trimmed down to the right size and ready to assemble. I just need to get that center block embroidered. I know get off the computer and get busy! lol

Have you taken a few minutes to leave a comment to get your entry in the giveaway?

Hope you are having a great day!


Pig Tale & Quilts

Pig Tale & Quilts is doing a giveaway in honor of her daughter's 30th birthday. Slide on over there and get signed up.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Need email adddresses!

I forgot to put in the rules for the giveaway, that you need to leave your email address. If you have not received an email from me, I do not have any way of contacting you. If I can not contact you now, I won't be able to contact you when the winner is drawn.

Please email me a way to contact you or post a comment with the information included.

Thanks for playing!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More Embroidered Blocks

I had a little time this morning to upload the photos of the 3 blocks I got quilted yesterday.

I didn't do a very good job taking that last photo. lol
Don't forget about the Birthday Giveaway. That post will stay at the top until the deadline. Notice the April 20th date on it.

Hope you have a great day!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Embroidered Block update!

I managed to get one more block embroidered tonight. Plus I did get three more quilted. I will post photos of the quilted blocks tomorrow.

Hope you had a great day!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Joanne! Joanne! Joanne!

I do believe the title is appropriate for this post. lol
Yesterday, I got to spend a great day with my friend Joanne, another friend, Penny and my Mom. We did a little sewing but not much. lol We did make a trip to Sharynn's in North Vernon but I didn't buy a thing. I know, and No I wasn't sick! lol
Anyway, I seen that Joanne had posted to her blog this morning. Of course, she was telling about our day together. But why did she have to go and say, "You all should check out Rhonda's blog she has more talent in her little finger than I'll ever have in a bazillion years. Rhonda hope you've got some decent pics up on your blog so everyone can see how talented you really are!!"
Now that she went and did that, I guess I should post some photos. I guess I should have said, this is the reason she posted that comment.
I have been working on an embroidered quilt. Here is the link to a picture of the quilt.
The quilting is done as you go, so I am able to now show you 5 quilted blocks. I have 9 of the 12-17" blocks embroidered but only 5 quilted. There is a 34" medallion block in the middle which I haven't gotten finished yet.
Alright, so here we go! I have tried and tried to get the space out of between these photos but for some reason it just isn't happening. They looked good when I was writing the post but as soon as I published it, whammy!

Ok, that is all the photos for now. The best way to view these are to click on them so you can actually see the quilting design in them. I will post more blocks as I finish them.

Now that I have all that posted. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the details on a giveaway I will be doing. Hope to see you then!

Hope you had a great weekend! And don't forget to go over to Joanne's blog and check out what great things she is doing!