Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Early Christmas!

We are having an early Christmas this year. The kids will be here this evening to open gifts and go out for dinner. Seems like everyone is so busy this year that it is just too hard to get together.

I went to town today to try and finish up some of my Christmas shopping. I really detest Walmart but that is about the only place to shop around here. I had planned on going to the mall in Clarksville today but it seems the case of bronchitis I have been fighting is still lingering. I just have a couple of gift cards to pick up and I will be finished. I don't need those until after the first of the year thankfully. How are you doing on your shopping?

Hope you are having a good day!


Thursday, December 17, 2009


Why have people found it necessary to post spam in the comments sections of my posts? I just can't understand it. This has happened perhaps 4 times so I have had to change my settings to moderate my comments. This is such a sad world when a quilting blog has disgusting comments to delete so no one else has to see them.

So! If you plan on posting a comment about Viagra, I am not male so I really don't need it. If you plan on posting a comment telling me I need to meet up with you, sorry! I don't have time and I really don't want to. If you think you need to post a comment telling me how hot you are, you are probably NOT! I don't want to know either!

On a quilting note, I finished my daughters Happy Block swap quilt. Well, I thought I had! Put the binding on it this afternoon. Laid it out to look at it and didn't like the quilting. Just wasn't enough of it. So now I am adding some more quilting to the body of the quilt.

Have to work the next 4 days so you probably won't hear from me during that time! Hope you have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Friends & Family

I haven't been getting much sewing done since I haven't been able to get off the couch much lately. Been to the doctor twice and each time given another antibiotic injection. Hopefully soon it will be better.

This package arrived last week from my friend Joanne in New Hampshire. This is a surprise she sent me for finishing a UFO. The boogie family arrived about the same time as the ones in my head arrived. Huh! Was that just a coincidence? I am sure it was! Thanks Joanne! Love the green and the purple! lol Make sure you check out Joanne's blog! She is doing some awesome quilting!

The next photos are of my kids at Thanksgiving. We were having a great time playing Wii.

This is Jill, the baby, playing Gold's Gym Cardio Workout. It sure looks like she really needs it! Check out those great socks!!!

This next photo is of my son, Mick. Mick is the joker of the family. Sometimes too much and it gets him in trouble. I think you can probably tell that from the grin on his face! lol

This is Cody! Cody refuses to have his picture taken at any time and this was no different. He is under that blanket somewhere. He was just too fast for my camera. Maybe I will have better luck at Christmas.

Hope you are having a great day!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Look

How do you like the new look of my blog? I was getting a little tired of the previous look so I thought I would do something about it yesterday. I really like the colors!

After I spent the time to go get gas for the generator yesterday, our power didn't go out once. But you know that is how it usually goes. If I hadn't gone, the power would have went out and I would have had to make a trip to town.

Also made it to the library yesterday. Not the usual one I go to. Got a couple of quilting books to read up on some techniques. The libraries around here are on the Evergreen system. You can easily order a book from another library, but you will have to wait a couple of weeks. Our local libraries don't have a good selection of quilting books. Some of the other libraries have an awesome selection. I don't mind waiting 2 weeks if I can get a book and see what it is all about before I buy. You might want to check and see if this is available at your local library!

It's really cold outside today so it is a good day to stay in and sew. Hope you stay warm!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter is here!

Winter is here in southern Indiana that is for sure. The wind is gusting and the temp is dropping. A few snowflakes are also falling.

I think we are prepared!

I went to town earlier and got gas for the generator. Around here when the wind starts blowing you think about being without power. It isn't unusual for this area. When the closest decent sized town is
at least a 1/2 hour away, power outages can be quite numerous and lengthy. So the gas is ready and the generator is in the garage. I can tell you getting gas in 30 degree weather with 40 mph winds was not pleasant but worth it.

On a quilty note, I am still working on the Bonnie Hunter mystery, Carolina Christmas. Not in Christmas fabrics but rather my own choice. Hope to get step 4 finished today.

Sorry for the screwed up font but it seems blogger doesn't want me to fix it today!

Hope you are having a great day and staying warm!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blogs to share!

Here are some links to blogs that I think are worth checking out.

This is a great blog to check out quilts that other people have made. She is also having a great giveaway! Make sure you check out her online shop!

If you want to find some new free motion designs for your quilts, then this is the place to go!

This isn't a blog but rather a great website for some awesome block designs!

Hope you enjoy these links! Have a great day!


Friday, December 4, 2009


The weekend is upon us! Even though I work some weekends, I always look forward to Friday evening.
I plan to do some sewing this weekend. I plan to get a lot of things accomplished but we all know how that goes.

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite quilting related websites. Stop by and check them out!

An awesome website to order thread from. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter!

My dear friend Joanne's blog. She always has some great things going on over there.

A really great quilt shop in Salem, Indiana

Hope you have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fabric 12/2

Isn't this a beauty also? I think I could use a few yards of this! This is a Hoffman fabric.

I will see what I can find again tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I love fabric!!! So I was thinking what would be a good blog post. I posted all my finishes yesterday so what do I have to share today.

So I did some strolling around on the web looking at fabric. Here is a fabric I absolutely love.

This is from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

Hope you had a great day!