Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HAED Week 3

Yeah for me. I'm still working my way thru it. I've almost got on page of 42 done....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Its been WAY too long

Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I psoted...Holy cow.

What's going on with me...
Well...I went to this fabulous XS get together in AMES in May and it was outstanding...Met lots of wonderful people and made new friends. I even got invited to another GTG in October...I'm excited about that one too.

I've been inspired to work with my local library maybe even my not so local library to get some kind of Stitch & Bitch going on a regular basis.

I've also discovered Heaven And Earth Designs...and spend a fortune on the 7 deadly sins series as well as a few others. I'm thinking about doing a PIF (Pay It Forward) to someone but that just seems so personal I'm not sure...anyway.

I've completed 3 quilts so far this year and have a 4th one I'm working on now. I also have 2 in the works but I have not posted yet.

OK...done babbeling.

By the way, I'm ging to learn to post pictures on this thing too so I can start to share my WIPS (Works In Progress).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sick, Sick...go away.

I've been sick for over a week now and can't wait for it to go away. I did however, in all my sickness manage to finish three cross stitch projects and begin quilting on a quilt. Its for my mom and I've been working on the quilt top on and off for 5 months now.

Wow black Friday was a mess. I did Toys R Us, then Walmart, then Best Buy, then Target, then JoAnns...I didn't make it thru the Joanns piece. The lines were incredible but the peoeple were friendly but I just petered out at the end. I had stayed up since 9:00 pm Thanksgiving night and and didn't get home to sleep until 10:30 am on black Friday. But I saved a lot of money and I'm verry happy because I found everything that was on my list of wants.

What else....Becca, she's such a wonderful girl. She loves to Applique' but she turns 12 (2 weeks ago) and grows a desire to start quilting like mom. So we went to Hancock Fabrics and looked at all kinds of books and patterns for various quilts. She finds one book that contains several patterns she likes and we begin our journey together of creating her first quilt. And its for her...that's my favorite part. I hope she'll keep it for quite a while and remember it. We worked on getting learning to read the quilt pattern and getting the various pieces cut this last weekend.

One last thing...I've been trying since June to attend a an advanced quilting class and I got a call yesterday that CreekSide quilting will be hosting one and did I want to sign up...you can bet I snatched that one up and its 6 hours for only $45. I was really excited about that too.

Thats all for today. Have a great one.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Patterns

I finally found the free pattern for Brushstroke Butterfly by Loretta Oliver...not that it was hard, but I couldn't remember the darn name of the pattern.  Anyway...thanks again to Q4BC.  I've posted it to the group site...  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuiltsForCancer/

Anyway.  I'm thinking about trying to follow the lead of Q4BC and make a few theme quilts to keep on hand for emergency cases.  Being taht I love this pattern, I might try to start one with this some time in March or something.

I want to work on a theme quilt for each of the awarness ribbon colros first....sew many things to stitch sew little time....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Here we go...

Today I set up the Quilts for Cancer yahoo groups site.  I'm all kinds of excited.  I get to mix 2 of my 3 favorite things.  I get to cross stitch, quilt and I have yet to figure out how to add free range chicken hobby farming to this whole mix...