Friday, November 23, 2018

Life changes.

It has been what seems like an eternity since I have posted here. For those that have been followers I truly apologize for my lack of consistency.

There have been many changes in our life including a move two years ago. Since the move and living in a rental, buying a new house and being in the never ending state of remodeling I have barely been at my sewing machine for two years. But that is about to change.   My hubby has built a quilting room in our garage and I finally have it setup. I now have a 9x24 room with tons of storage space, my old longarm, desk and oversized ironing board (thank you again Louise I mean Annie).

I have several UFO’s that need to be completed and like everyone else a few new ideas and plans for new projects. I am jumping in on Leah Day’s new Friendship BOM. Here is the link to her site:  I love the colors of the quilt.   I will post pictures as I go. But I first must buy black fabric. Do I really want to shop on Black Friday?  Maybe... we will see how the morning goes.

For those who receive updates on our site. Thank you for still being here. I hope to do better. Much better.

Here are a couple photos of my new quilting room.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy sewing.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Where does the time go?

A year has passed since my last post here.  Shame on me!

There has been a lot of activity in the last year, two successful quilt retreats, a new grand daughter , a new son-in-love and grand daughter. Hubby changing jobs and loving the new one.  And I just had surgery to remove a ganglion cyst from my left wrist (stitches come out tomorrow).

Time for work now but many more changes are coming that I will post about later today.

Enjoy you're sewing today.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Over due postings

I have been a terrible blogger lately. Over a month since my last posting.

Today I went to a doctor appointment with my daughter-in-love and son....and we heard our precious baby's heartbeat. 13 weeks tomorrow. Dr said everything looks good and no reason for her not to have a healthy pregnancy.  Her ultrasound at 6 weeks showed two dots, but they won't do another ultrasound for two months..  I ask for prayers for a healthy pregnancy.

And quilting, my beach buddy quilt is complete and to be delivered to my beach buddy on Friday...Virginia Beach here we come... Aldo, I have completed my sisters quilt, Sisters Choice..

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Retreat & More

The May 2014 retreat has come and gone.   How fast time passes when we are having such a good time.  Thanks to everyone for everything that was done to help our retreat be a success.  Sharon J. "officially" opened the retreat with a touching invocation - it's good to have God's blessing on our gathering.  Congrats to Angela (winner of the Blue Hawaii Ocean strips) and Sammey (winner of the Charming Patches contest).  Penny won the miniature 1930s Butterfly Quilt.   Several completed their "Breeze" quilt tops using McCall's "Blue Breeze" Pattern.  Kudos to Penny for competing her "Folk Art" quilt top.  I know there were others who were able to get a lot of work done on their projects as well - good for you!  Angela & Sharon did a great job with the "Easy Angle" demo.  It was helpful to me to have Becky and Susan assist with the contests.  Sherry was a bell ringer/door prize distributor extraordinaire!   Sheila was "wonder woman" in the kitchen - Having her on board made a huge difference to me.  I didn't go home with achy swollen feet this time!
 I hope some of our missing Pickles will be back with us in the fall. It's nice to have new quilters but we do miss the old when they are unable to join us.  Our fall planned activities include a neutral "Layer Cake" fabric exchange (be sure to sign up by June 7th), a Mystery Quilt, and....a Paint Chip Challenge!   I think I know at least one of the fabrics I will use for my Mystery Quilt but will have to give the paint chip challenge a lot more thought.  I hope you all have fun with this.  I can hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with and how they use their paint chip colors.

It was so good that Peggy was able to join us for lunch Saturday and for a while after that.  This past Monday she returned to Baton Rouge to be with her daughter.  I do not have word yet as to when Debbie will begin treatments at M.D. Anderson in Houston.  I know Peggy will appreciate your continued prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Thanks to everyone for being a part of our Pickle Patch and for my special gift!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to wish all of the Moms and Moms to be a Happy Mother's Day. 

I hope your day is filled with family and fun. And maybe a little sewing.