Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Over the river and thru the woods...

Okay, so I won't really be going thru the woods. But I will be crossing several rivers. I'm leaving Friday morning to go see my grandmother in California. Her health is bad and I want to see her, so my daughter and I decided to drive from Oklahoma to California to go see her.
My grandmother is the person who inspired me to make quilts. She made may quilts for all of us family members but now I make quilts for her. I'm going to take her another quilt when I visit her. I know she doesn't need any more quilts, but I make her a new quilt every year anyway.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Garden Time!!!

David is outside, tilling up the garden area. We went thru the seeds and decided what we want to grow this year. We were planning to make a very small garden, but after going thru the seeds, we decided to make it bigger. We haven't grown a garden in two or three years so we are really looking forward to the garden this year :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Today is our anniversary! David and I have been married for 27 years :-)
We went to visit family in Texas this week. It was so much fun to see everyone! I helped Tia Cory with her quilt and with her table cloths and napkins for her 50th wedding anniversary that's comming up in September. We also visited the wall that is being put up between Mexico and the USA. I just don't see that working out very well. The drug runners have already figured out ways to get thru anyway.
Unfortunately, we had to come home a bit early because my house sitter/pet sitter found one of my sugar gliders in bad shape. Poppet died before she could make it to the vet :-( I really HATE that part of pet ownership!!!
Saturday is National Quilting Day, but I might not be doing much quilting. I was chopping vegetables for dinner this evening and I somehow managed to chop into my left thumb. I thought my husband's face got really red when he realized what I did. He looked so upset. It's not so bad, I decided to just put some triple antibiotic ointment on it and wrap it with a band aid. David gave it a kiss and it's all better.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The cat is out of the bag

I saw a bag like this one at a quilt retreat earlier this month. I thought it was so cute, I had to make one. The cat was NOT amused!

Friday, February 25, 2011

All better

I took out the stitching where the puckers were on the back of the quilt. I fixed the problem and restitched the parts I had to take out. I'm still not done with the quilt, but hopefuly I will be able to finish it Monday :-)

Today I made a big pouch for my sugar gliders. One of my cages has a family of five gliders and they all insist on sleeping together in the same pouch. They were pretty crowded, so I made them a bigger pouch today.
I also helped a friend with her kitchen towels and a purse. The towels match an apron that she made :-) Next, she will make a matching pot holder.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm so fustrated!!! I just noticed that I have puckers in the back of the quilt that I am working on! Oh why didn't I check the back before I was 1/4 of the way thru the quilt?!! Now I have to rip a bunch of my quilting back out and redo it. Ughhh!
I'm supposed to get my tax paperwork ready for the tax lady this evening! I don't have time for this!

I'm Back

Okay, so I see my friend Vickie (Stitches) has decided to get going on her blog again, so I guess I should update mine too.

The barn we started to build in July 2009 is done. My husband wants to add a few things to it eventually (a porch and a loft), but he already has it stuffed with his tools and all the other things that were in the garage.

The garage has been painted and the floors stained and I have all of my sewing, quilting and long arm supplies in there. It's now my quilting studio :-)

I have a friend who is looking into a cruise for quilters. The cruise is in February of 2012 and it sounds like a lot of fun. There will be quilting classes on the cruise. I really want to go, but I'm not sure I can afford it. I have a year to try to save up the money tho, so we'll see how it goes.

I'm going on a retreat March 3rd which should be a lot of fun. I have a piece of challange fabric that I am supposed to use in a project. I started on my project last week and should have it done in time for the retreat :-) I am providing the challange fabric for this year so I chose a deep green oriental print. It's a beautiful fabric and I already have my project figured out.

Okay, enough for today. I need to get to work on a quilt that I'm supposed to be custom quilting. It's a wonderful old hand pieced quilt in the indian hatchet (apple core) pattern. I'm a bit nercous about this quilt because the fabrics are so delicate. I'm just stitching a 1/4 inch outine on the inside of each peice. the fabrics in this quilt are so old and delicate that I'm afraid that if I try to add too much quilting to it, the fabrics might tear!