Sunday, December 27, 2009

Got the last one of the year done

Here is one of my quilts. I taught a mystery at a retreat and this was it. This is one block and just one way of setting it. By twisting and turning the block you get other settings. I will post another one as I get it done. I plan to give this one out for a baby quilt. Who to not sure.

I hope everyones Christmas was bright and cheerie! We had a great time here. The grandkids came over on Christmas eve and we opened presents then. It is always so nice to see the kids with there honest faces and expressions. When Savananh opened the baby doll you would have thought it was her first baby doll ever. She shook with excitement. Devon loved his camo jacket and cried when he saw it. Kyler was just excited about all the remote cars he got and we spent the evening dodging the cars as he sped them past. Christmas day was very quiet with just the step son and father in law over. We had the left overs which was still a splendid meal in its self. Now it is time for piecing and trying to get all those small projects caught up before they are due out in the mail for swaps I joined. Today is football!! My beloved KC chiefs are on TV here and I get to see them play. They maybe a loosing team but they are still my team and will have them on while I piece away the day. So now off to the machine

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! May your Holiday be filled with Joy and laughter! Family and friends! Don't forget the reason for the season!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This is the view I look at when I am quilting. Through the tree two blocks is my Local Quilt Store. Sure is nice when I need something it is so close. But it sure is hard on the pocket book to have one so close. Not much to look at. Sure was a nicer view when we lived out in the country.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas give-away

I have been wanting to do a Christmas give away. I know this is a little late but it seems time has just crept up and hit me smack in the face. So I will keep this give away open until Dec 31st. To enter leave a comment on this post,one entry. Follow my blog and leave a comment stating such earns 2 entries. (If you already follow state such and I will give you that extra entry). Follow my blog and post a comment on your blog about this give away with a link and post a comment here stating such gives you 3 entries.

This is the little basket I will be giving away. It has 2 fat quarters. Quilters World magazine, pattern from Country Stitches. Book: Beautiful Threads byMary Tatem, personal fan, wrist pin cushion, thread spool candles, sewing kit,and quilter's adjustable finger guard. If I can find other items between now and then they could be added.

Good Luck!!!!

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quilting, Rambling

Here are a few more quilts I have done.




I have all my Christmas quilts done know and have decided to do one of my own. It is a Christmas quilt that I have had the top done now for, this is the 3rd Christmas. I don't know if I will actually get it done before Christmas this year but it will at least be quilted now and will just be waiting for the binding. I have one last border to do and then the quilting will be done. The it will be back to working on the quilts that are not Christmas presents but just sitting here waiting to get done.
I did get some Christmas shopping done this weekend. At least the grand kids will have something under the tree. Well that is if I get the tree up. I told the hubby to bring it up from the basement but he hasn't done it yet. So it seems the tree will be making a short appearance this year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quilts done

This is Karen O's. Cute little tea cup and pots with plants in them. I did a wondering feather all over this quilt. I really liked the finished product.

This was Karen's too.

Another Karen's but Karen H. Beautiful colors!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Have Trunk Will Travel

I know this is a little late but here are some pics of the Trunk Show I did way back in OCT. I really enjoyed doing this show and can't wait for the next one.

Me on left showing a Grandmothers Flower Garden made by Husbands grandmother.

Me on left showing an antique quilt from the late 1800's made by my Mother in Laws ancestors. The darker black fabric is a swastika fabric. When I had an appraiser look at this one she was joyed, amazed to almost speechless. She had heard of the swastika fabric but had never seen it. It seems most of the fabric and or quilts were destroyed during WW2 when Hitler made this ancient religious symbol and evil one.

This is Midnight Madness a Dereck Lockwood design. I started this as one of my first quilts. Needless to say that I had to put this one away many times and go learn more before I could go on with it.