Monday, March 31, 2008

My New Bag

Today has been very busy. I'm off to Charleston tomorrow. I needed a new bag for the trip,I wanted to use my New Girl bag.....But my Mom and Sister wouldn't let me. They are our bags for Paducah. That's ok I made a new one for this trip.................

I guess I need to get off the computer since Tanya's car wouldn't start we had to go get her and I'm behind on getting ready to leave. For some reason I think the house has to be clean ( sometimes cleaner than when we are here) O well we all have flaws.....

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Crazy Curves

I've not posted in few days because I've been quilting. I needed to get the quilt for my class in May done. I got this pack of fat quarters at Fast Threads while in Mississippi. I love black, white and red. This is the second quilt with the Crazy Curves pattern. This time I made a small quilt with extra blocks. I do hope this class makes.

I still have to bind the lap size one (55"x68") and quilt the small one it only measures 37"square. It is was so much fun making these. I'll will be taking them on Monday to Sewingly Yours. On Tuesday I'm going to Charleston with Gary!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Quilting Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's 1:00a.m. on Monday nite. I have just finished all the quilting and binding. Then I remembered my promise of pillow cases to match Joni's quilt, the turning twenty. I'll do that tomorrow.


This is a closeup of quilting. It's such a busy quilt that I thought stippling was a good choice.Can you say ugly fabric. It made great stack n whacks.

Radiant Sun Closeup of quilting. I love this quilt. black,white, and pink.I had promised this quilt for Christmas of 2006. Can you say late. I did make the orange curtains and buy matching sheets for Christmas 2007. My excuse was I worked a full-time job plus I was not wanting to use my new quilter.{ my 2006 Christmas gift}
Closeup of border and quilting. Joni loves orange. This was my second set of fat quarters,the first set were ugly. Quilt as based on the border fabric which also happens to be a fav fabric. We love paisley fabric.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Dance

It's 12:30 on Saturday nite I'm doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All 3 quilts are quilted. Now the binding, it has been cut and just needed added.Tomorrow I will try to add it. I'm so happy......the quilter has become my friend. I may not sew tomorrow, I plan to get all the binding done by Monday nite. I'm ready for a new project,a red,black,white Crazy Cruves Quilt.

The quilts were not finished on Friday as planned. Gary decided to start yard work. We worked all day and part of today. We are just getting started. Flower beds are cleaned out and mulched. All weeding has been done. Know I will need to clean out my fish pond.[Yuck] Scooby loves to watch the fish. I had to put a little fence to keep him out of it. He is a white dog not a good combo.

We did ride the Harley today. It was a beautiful day. The Harley is Gary's other love.

Happy Easter all my friends and may God bless all of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's Thursday!!!!!

It is Thursday and I'm quilting on my Radiant Sun quilt. I had to take a break Gary got home and needed a nap.You know how loud those machines can be. I will start binding all three quilts when I finish quilting. I'm ready to start my Crazy Curves quilt. I will be teaching a class with this quilt. It will be my first class. I have 3 more quilts to finish that will also be class samples. My biggest problem is I always think I can get something done in less time than it takes. I try to change this habit,with no luck. Better get back to quilting. Can't wait to see what it looks like. It is always a surprise.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Inspira Frame

Trish wanted to know about my frame.It's an Inspira Frame by Viking. I added the lighting,under cabinet type. I also have it on bedrisers so I don't have to bend to quilt. I have had it about 16 months and I've quilted only 11 quilts. 3 of those were queen size,the rest where lap size.

Joni's Quilt has been quilted

This is the owner of the quilt.

<>I am determined to conquer my fear of the quilter.It took me 6 hours to load,trim batting,wind bobbins,and quilt it. I still need to bind it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I have not been quilty

It's Tuesday I still have not quilted any of my three quilts.On Saturday Gary was home so no sewing was done.Plus of all things I have an earache.On Sunday I was not feeling well.On Monday I went to doctor.He changed all my allergy meds plus added 2 meds till my ear stops bothering me. I am going to try to go in my sewing room to start to quilt.I need a big push of you can get this done.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

What I'm doing

Still working on my three quilts.I did get them ready for the quilter.I only need to sew the backing strips together.This is not my favorite step.I don't like dealing with large pieces of fabric.It's pressed and ready.I seem to always get tops to the border then I stop.Need to work on this.I'm ready to finish these.I'm ready to start my Crazy Curves Quilt.I will be quilting this weekend.Now to load them on the quilter.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

How Many Of Me?
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Baby Reagan

Here is the new sweet baby........Reagan .She still needs our prayers.

On Sunday we passed the prayer quilt at church.I know God is with her and her family.The family also needs our prayers . Please say a prayer when you think of her.Here is her prayer quilt. The family are posting on her blog about her progress.Check daily and I'm saying it again please pray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Joni's first quilt

Joni made this Saturday.Can you tell she likes John Deer.....She worked hard. She picked out all the fabric.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Joni's bag

Today we were busy. We ate lunch with Will. We had pedicures.Did the girl thing. We also got fabric for Joni a new bag. Here's the bag we made.She also will be making a John Deer quilt.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Not a quilty day

I slept late.I then started to read my new book.It is so good.I met Joni for dinner at Don Juan. Did keep to my ww plan.Then on to Maurice's. No good deals. Then to Dollar Tree. Found some things I just had to have. Then we wanted to go to the movies. Juno was so funny. You know Joni made me do our exercise....I do need her to make me. Still have not decided on school. Need ideas!!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Prayers needed!!!!!

This a very special baby that needs our prayers.Please pray for Reagan Olivia Winslow.This baby is the newest member of my church. Faith makes all things possible not easy.

Another Day

Today was weigh in day.Lost 3 pounds!!!!!I have now lost 13 lbs.I went to Borders to get the next book in the Elm Creek Quilts series. I'm loving this set of books.I also went to Joann's where I got some fat qaurters.On sale .99 great buy.Then on to Sewingly Yours where I bought thread and ruler to cut different size curves.I"m planning on using this on the new purses I make.I also got my block of the month done. A week early.....

I have big plans for the rest of the week.......... 1.... quilt the doubledipity borders & quilt radiant sun borders & quilt Joni' turning twenty

I need to get these done so I can start quilts for my classes.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Bags for Paducah Kentucky

Last year when we went to aqs show we bought matching bags. Every where we went people wanted to know if we made them. This year we did. While home we got our bags made.I just love the way they turned out.It is a Tammy Tadd pattern.
Mine is the purple one,middle one belongs to Laura, Mom has the smiley one.She loves smileys but insisted this was to bright.She said people would be looking at us.So what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lunch with my Nannie while in Ms.

On Sunday we ate with my Nannie.She will be 80 on March 3.She is my Dad's Mom.She eats every Sunday with her 3 sons and their wives.My Daddy has no wife.He does have the most kids.Since I was home my brother Kenneth,my sisters Laura & Jennifer plus their families came for a visit.So we all went to eat on Sunday.It is always good to see my Aunts & Uncles.Laura, Kenneth, Me, Jennifer & NannieSeth,Nannie,Uncle Gerald,Uncle Douglas &DaddyZack,Aaron,Daddy & Kenneth

Seth & Nannie

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Purse Class

Laura is such good presser!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mom pressing away.
Laura, Me & Mom ......I didn't realize we all were matching.
New friend Classmate Pam .
Getting phone numbers.Always finding new friends. Here are all the purses!!!!!!!!!!

While in Mississippi I took a purse class with my Mom & sister Laura.It is a cute purse.We had a blast. Can you tell?This is my Mom and Laura's favorite quilt shop. I always get to go when visiting. Kelly'sPins and Needles is located in Purvis,Ms. Kelly is a sweet girl.She has good selection of fabric.