Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I hope that you have a happy and safe holiday.

I found It!!

A couple of posts ago I mentioned my first quilt project. It got me to thinking . What was my first project? I thought about it and then it hit me. I walk by it several times a day. How could I not remember. I loved this Angel and I still do. It has been hanging on the wall at the top of my stairs for a very long time. Maybe it is time to make something new. I will have to wait and see. Looking at it now, I should have quilted in the borders. When I finished it I thought that it was the most beautiful applique and quilting that anyone had ever done. My opinion has changed today! I am off now to make pumpkin pies. I will chat soon.



My SSCS Gift is here! My little Elf's name is Helen from the Netherlands. I am a very weak person. So I have not opened my package yet. I am afraid that if I open the box I just might not be able to stop there! In the above picture (upper left hand side) you will seen a little area that was damaged in the mail. Inside there I see some lovely green tissue paper with white ribbon. Right now the hole is only big enough to get a finger in. I hope that by Christmas my whole hand doesn't find its way in there. I have my hands taped behind my back and I am in a cold sweat. As I told Mother Elf Chookyblue, I now know how an alcoholic feels when they need a drink. It is not pretty!! I will keep you posted. Thank you Elf Helen.
I will chat soon,
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Monday, November 17, 2008


As I told you before I have been very busy stitching away. I had nothing to show you until now. Everything that I have been working on is for Christmas. This is a stitchery from Crab-Apple Hill ( for Christmas) for a friend that doesn't have a blog and doesn't read them! (Can you believe that there is still someone out there that doesn't at least read them?) Well anyway I have the stitchery completed. The frame is just sitting on the fabric. I still need to frame it. So it is almost finished! I enjoyed this project. I used a green patterned fabric and Weeks overdyed floss. I hope she likes it as much as I do.

Last week I was reading some of my favorite blogs and I came across one that showed a picture of her first quilting project. I have been thinking about my first project. To be honest I have to think a little longer about which one was first. When I remember I will show a picture of it. Do you remember your first project? Do you have a picture of it? I would love to see them. Have a great week everyone. I will chat soon.


Monday, November 10, 2008


I hope that you didn't miss my Nov. 1st post. If you did please check it out. Then scoot over to Camille's blog. She is making a quilt of your choice from her patterns (she gets to pick the fabric) and then she is giving it away. (hopefully to me)!!! I love her new pattern Wild Thing. Check out her new patterns. I will chat soon.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I voted today. Did you?

I will chat soon,

Saturday, November 1, 2008


My Goodness we had a lot of trick or treaters last night. The weather was lovely for the little ones to get out. I didn't have very many little ones though. I had a TON of older kids. They were all dressed up and it appeared that they were all having a fun time. They were all very well behaved. I must say I saw some pretty unique costumes!

I have not had a whole lot to show you of late. Please know that I have been very busy with things that I can not show until after Christmas. It seems that I have been working on Christmas since last January. Where is the time going? And what in the heck am I doing with my time? I am stressing!!! I am not at my best when I am stressing.
I have so many projects that I want to start but I feel guilty because I am not ready for the Holidays yet. I think maybe today I might put the guilt aside for a little bit.

I love this fabric. It is by Camille Roskelley called Cotton Blossom. I saw the pattern a few months before the fabric was available. I e-mailed Camille to find if she had a source for the wide ric rac. She was such a sweetie. She checked around and tried to talk The Fat Quarter Shop into carrying it but to no avail. The next thing I knew I received an e-mail from Camille saying that she would carry it in Her Fun Little Business. What a nice person.

I ordered a kit for the pattern at The Fat Quarter Shop. They were not going to kit this particular pattern but they were nice enough to make a kit up for me using the fabrics that Camille used. Now after all this work getting everything together. I think that I should have a little fun time. Don't you think? I will chat soon.




Quite awhile ago I received my bag from the Bag Swap hosted by Linda. Claire from South Australia made a bag for me. I have sent Claire a thank you but I never posted the picture of my beautiful bag on my blog. So I am going to fix that up right now. Claire made a beautiful slouchy bag.

My photography skills do absolutely nothing for this bag. I took several pictures of it and each one was a little worse than the one before it. This is the best I could do. ( I am sorry Claire).
Claire also added some fat quarters and a cute little sewing tin along with some delish chocolate.

Thank you again Claire. I really love my bag and all my other goodies.