Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope that everyone has a fun and safe time trick or treating. The weather here is beautiful in up state NY. The children should have a wonderful evening decked out in their costumes getting their treats. BOO! Will chat soon.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Card making day

On Saturday some family and friends planned a get together to make cards.I had never done this before but I thought that it would be fun. After purchasing card stock,ribbon,punches,
buttons,stamps,paper cutter,chalks,dabbers,colored pencils,markers and a carrier (I am well over one hundred dollars by now). I was off to a friends heated garage to make a few cards. Temps were in the low 40's and lots and lots of rain all day. There were 10 of us making cards and 1 cross stitcher. I did more visiting and eating than anything else. We had great snacks and drinks. We were there from 11am to 7pm. When I returned home I had two partially finished cards. It was a wonderful day spent with family and close friends. We really should plan to do this more often. So many times we regret that we didn't make more time for family and friends until it is to late. Everyone had a great time. If I ever finish a card I will post it. Have a great day. Will chat later.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Sorry no pictures!

I am back from a wonderful weekend. The craft fair on Friday was nice. It was a typical VT fair. There was a lot of pottery, jewelry,dips,clothing,weaving and fleece. There were a few booths that were very nice. I did buy two new dips. The first I will take to Thanksgiving at my brothers house is Pumpkin Patch. The second is Vermont Maple Cranberry. I will keep this one at my house for Christmas. I will serve them both with the honey graham cinnamon sticks. I tried them at the fair with pretzels and they were both delicious. I also bought a small fall and a small Christmas plaque and some Christmas ornaments. I am very sorry to report that I was not allowed to take pictures at the fair. Rules you know! After four hours there, we went to Strawberry and Rhubarb (a small quilt shop) where I purchased some fat quarters, a pattern book and a carrier with wheels for my new Bernina. I also bought material for another sewing basket for a gift.(I forgot my camera in the car so again no pictures of the shop.) I really have to get use to blog land. I am going to start carrying my camera around my neck. I have a much smaller one that I want on my Christmas list that I could keep right in my purse. ( Santa are you listening?) The first picture above is my "Bernie" carrier. The second is the rest of my purchase at the quilt shop. Lastly the things that I got at the craft fair. I hope that everyone has a great week. Will chat more later.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Craft Fair

Today I am off to the Vermont craft Fair. Two friends and myself will take a ferry ride across Lake Champlain over to Essex Junction VT. This is the largest one of its kind in this area. We will spend several hours looking and buying. There are two nice quilt shops(very small) that I hope to have time to get to. It will be a fun day just to get away with friends. Hope everyone has a nice day . Will chat soon .


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My new BFF!

I would like to thank Margaret (my new BFF)
For helping me download my pictures. What a nice lady she is. She offered to help and sent me an email from Spain with great directions. Thank you Margaret.


Basket pictures

Here are a few pictures of the basket I made in the class on Saturday. The class was bases on a pattern from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine March/April 2007. Coiled Fabric Bowls is the name of the pattern. The instructor that I had made one like mine and called it a casserole carrier. I do embroidery and hand applique so I am using mine as a sewing basket. It was a nice class. The instructor was great and it was a nice change from regular sewing . You wrap 1" pieces of fabric around welt cord or cotton clothesline,coil it and zig zag stitch it together.It went quickly and I had a finished product in two days. I love it!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Summer is back!

A beautiful day here in the north country. Sunny warm temps in the high sixtys and it is going to be 78 here tomorrow! This is very unusal for us. But i'll take it, its not snow. My class went very well yesterday and I will post pics soon. My son is going to show me how to post them, but he is very busy you know! It is hard to believe that the weekend is over already. I hope to get some stitching done this week. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Will chat soon.


Friday, October 19, 2007

I am so happy ! People are finding me in blogland. I have so many blogs that I love to visit each day and I heard from two of them yesterday. Today is a cleaning day for me so that I may take a basket making class tomorrow. Not the usual basket weaving kind of basket, a fabric basket. It is where you wrap fabric around a cording and then zig zag stitch it together. Will let you know more and show pics after the class. Thank you to Darlene over at and connie over at
for stopping by and for the nice welcomes. Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thank you!

I had my first comment on my blog today and I want to say thanks to Cindy over at She left me a very warm welcome to blogland.
Thanks again Cindy. Hope everyone is having a good day. Will chat soon!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

MY very first time!

I have been reading blogs for several months now and I am addicted! I have decided to start my own. None of my friends blog so I am not sure who will read it but I am off anyway. I can't wait to make friends from all over . If you visit Joni over at you will see that I am a WINNER !!!(I won her 100th blog give away). I am working on several projects now for friends for Christmas so there won't be alot of pictures for a while. I have quilting , cross stitch and crafty projects on the go. I will take pictures and show them later. Today I got my copy of Quilters Home magazine ( I love it!! Can't wait to read it. Well I am off to work on something. Get ready blogland here I come. (I hope)!!