Monday, December 31, 2012

Very Sad Day

My son's dog had to be put to sleep this morning. She was 14 years old. He has had her since she was born. He had her since he was 8 years old. They grew up together. She will be very missed.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Slow Moving Sunday

Including slow stitching lol. I slept in this morning a little latter then normal but wanted to do this before I get ready for church so I don't forget.

Here is block A3 for the Dear Hannah Quilt. Head over to Kathy's Quilts to see what everyone else is working on today.

This afternoon I will be prepping the next two blocks for this quilt.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone. Ham is in the oven, hubby is about to make pancakes on the electric griddle someone from work gave him for Christmas.  The weather is nasty. Rainy and dark. But that is not gonna dampen my Christmas spirit. I plan on a nice relaxing, peaceful day. I may even sew or knit a little. Hope today is all you want it to be and more.

Please remember the true reason for the season as you celebrate with family and friends today.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is A4 of the Dear Hannah quilt. Will work on A3 today or tomorrow.

Go over to Kathy's Quilts and see other great hand stitching projects.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fabric Scraps?

If you like small (and some very small) pieces of scraps to make leaders/enders or whatever and would like the scraps I am keeping of the Ricky Tims hand dyes that I am using in the Dear Hannah quilt, leave me a comment telling me you are interested. I will ship them off to you when I have a full container. If more then one is interested, when the container fills up again I will ship it off to the next person. Most of the scraps will be hand dyes but I am using a muslin background and there may be some scraps of that too. Some of the pieces may be to small to do anything with, but I don't want to toss something you might be able to use, so am keeping all scraps. So you may have to go through them and throw out the smallest pieces. Most are hopefully big enough you can make something out of .

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Redos are Redone!

Ok I am happier with the first two blocks now with the changes.  They are finally finished, hopefully for the last time.

Slow Stitching Sunday

Redo of the redo would be a better name lol.

I decided this morning I wanted to change the leaf on A1 to look like a bud cause that what it reminded me of. And I just still didn't like A2 so I am completely redoing the fabrics other then the background. Here is what they will look like eventually. Hopefully lol.

I like them better. What do you think?

Go over to Kathy's Quilts  to see others beautiful work.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A2 Revisited

I really wasn't happy how A2 had turned out doing it all by hand piecing. So tonight I redid it using hand piecing and hand applique.  I am much happier with how this one turned out.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Here is block A2 of Dear Hannah

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby Hat

Taking a short break from hand quilting and hand piecing to knit a hat for the little guy who is on the way next year.

It is so tiny. I am used to making big boy hats and adult hats lol.

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is the progress so far on block 2 of the Dear Hannah.

Please go to Kathy's Quilts to see some other great projects happening today.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Two (or in this case three) Birds with one stone

 I started a new hand applique and hand piecing project yesterday. Finished the first block today. Have second block prepped but not started.

I am doing the Dear Hannah (did the Dear Jane a few years ago). Here is block A1. I finally cut into some Ricky Tims fabric for this block. I will use alot (maybe all) of his hand dyes in this quilt other then the background. We will see as I go along. But it was amazing to needle turn!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's a boy !!!

At the ultrasound today it was confirmed Kaci is having a boy. He is due May 23rd and will be named David Michael Phillips. David for Scott's uncle who died when he was young. Michael is Scott's middle name. He let us see he is a boy, but wouldn't show his sweet face.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spring Bouquet Completed!

Well except for the label which I will do tomorrow.

I finished it yesterday but forgot to have hubby take pictures. I am not tall enough to get good pictures so he does them for me.

Here they are. We are taking her to supper Saturday night for her birthday and I can't wait to see her face as she has no idea I am making it for her.

Here are the pictures.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blocks 6 and 7 and Slow Stitching Sunday!

Didn't get a chance to post yesterday but I am still on track of 1 block and border a day. Here are the next two. Only 2 more to go!!  Go over to Kathy's Quilts to see other Slow Stitching Sunday links to some beautiful work. Here is the link Kathy's Quilts

Friday, November 30, 2012

5 Done, 4 to go!

The quilt is now over half quilted including the borders.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Block 4 Quilted!

I have 4 blocks quilted and one border quilted. I am moving lol. Hopefully today I can do one block and the border that is next to it as I have errands I have to run out to do. Traffic is sooo heavy arounder here this time of year. We live right by the main mall here so it is crazy to go any where.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sneek Peek at Quilting

Here are the first 3 blocks of Spring Bouquet quilted along with a small section of the border.

I am averaging/trying to do one block a day and so far have but the fingers are sore lol.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I won!!!

I was notified last night by C & T Publishing that I won the giveaway! I am so very excited. It is my first blog giveaway win! 

This is what I won:  Wash Away Applique . Can't wait to get it now. lol

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

I finished the Spring Bouquet top yesterday and basted it for hand quilting last night. About to take the first stitch. Please visit Slow Stitching Sunday for other posts.


Friday, November 23, 2012


Only shopping I did today was to be at Joann's when they opened at six. I got the serger, thread cabinet, two battings for price of one, 8 spools of serger thread for price of 4, and a bolt of bleached muslin for 60% off. Then at the register she allowed me to use the 60 off and a 25 % off total including sale items!! Now to watch video and learn to use the serger lol.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am up early and already have cornbread baking and the giblets simmering for the oyster and cornbread dressing. Still have to make a sugar free pea picking cake, sweet potato casserole, hubby is frying a turkey in his new Christmas gift, an oil less turkey fryer. He and I always give each other out gifts for thanksgiving lol. Tomorrow I am headed to Joann's to get a serger and one of the cases full of gutterman thread. Will take pictures if I am able to score both tomorrow.

Ok, off to finish up the things we are cooking here and carrying to daughters. We get there early cause there is plenty to help with there too.

Have an incredible blessed day today.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cleaned up the sewing room!

Well as much as it will be cleaned before Wednesday lol. Now I can start fresh in there on Saturday or Sunday after company leaves and make a mess again. lol

Design Wall Monday 11/19/12

These are the six finished blocks for Spring Bouquet. I am almost finished appliquing block seven. Only two left! I am really hoping by Wednesday morning to be ready to start quilting on this but I am doubting that will happen as I have to prepare the house for company also. Oh well. My goal is to try and have this quilt finished in time for Christmas or New Years. That should be doable.

Sorry about the quality of the picture but I am still on my first cup of coffee lol.

To see what others are working on go over to Patchwork Times

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

Subtitle: How do you know when it is time to reorganize sewing room?

Answer: When you have to clean off a space to take a picture of your applique block for this post lol.

It is on the list of things to do this week, as we will have company sleeping on air mattress in there from Wednesday till Saturday. But I have been putting it off to get this top finished and ready for hand quilting before then. Maybe today?  If/when I get to it I will try and post after pictures. Maybe before if I remember to take pictures before.

Here is the block I will finish appliquing today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Design Wall Monday 11/12/12

Here is one of the projects on the design wall today. It is the first few blocks from Quilted Diamonds 2 by Linda Franz.

Please go here over to  Patchwork Times to see more Design Wall Monday posts.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

Hi, if you have linked here from Kathy's Quilts welcome! (If someone can tell me how to make that show the name of her blog but show her link I would be so appreciative! thanks). Here is what I will be working on today off and on. It is one of the blocks for the Spring Bouquet quilt. This is block number 5 of 9 so I am getting there. The hard part will be deciding on sashing fabric as I have used only stash fabric.

Edited: thanks for the help! I finally know how to do it!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Design Wall Monday 11-4-12

Here are the first two blocks that are appliqued for the Spring Bouquet quilt I am making.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Slow Stitching Sunday Project

Here is what I am working on today:


I *think* I have things working again. I hope so. I will post a few pictures every day from the ones I took at the quilt show. Ended up only going one day so I didn't get alot of pictures.

Here are a few.

This is my youngest daughter and I with Ricky and Justin. I always have to get a picture with them lol. Justin is my friend Janeice's brother. She is so gracious to allow us to stay at her home when we come to the show. This was Kaci's first show and I think she had fun.

This was the quilt Ricky entered in the show. He took first prize in his category. I posted a link about it in a previous post.

Will post more tomorrow.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I messed up something with my phone while in Houston and lost all my blog pictures. Will retake the ones I can and readd them. Also I have alot of pictures from Houston but need to figure out what happened before posting them (or trying to anyway).

I am home but just barely and exhausted so will try to figure it out tomorrow or later tonight.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ricky Won!!

Ricky Tims entered this quilt in inovative piecing category. He won first place. He is so gracious to allow me to share a picture with all of you. There is a poem quilted into the quilt that he wrote. The poem is on his website

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Headed to Houston Tomorrow!!

I am leaving here soon to finish up the errands so I can leave early in the morning. I hope to be on the road by 8:30. That will mostly depend on pregnant daughter coming with me though lol.

I will try and post in the evenings while there. I have an amazing friend who leaves near Houston and she is so gracious to allow me to crash at her house for the show.

I can't wait to see Ricky Tims and Justin Shults. Justin is my friends brother and if you have met them you know they are fun, and so amazing. I always get pictures with them and will post one I am sure.

I will try and take some decent pictures with my phone of quilts and post.  Ricky has won an award for a quilt he entered but as of yesterday he didn't know what award. Can't wait to see his winning quilt.

So if I am absent a few days (I return home sometime Sunday) you will know I am off having a mini vacation.

Stay safe and have fun quilting!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Another Block Quilted!

Finished up block 3 on the Baltimore Blue quilt.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Block 2 of Baltimore Blue!

Just finished the hand quilting on the second block.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Diamond Finished!

In the book this is diamond number 6.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Newest Diamond

Here is the diamond I pieced today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First block on Baltimore Blue is quilted!

I am hand quilting in the ditch around the sashing, around the applique pieces and then doing a diagonal grid 3/4 inch apart.

here is the first of the blocks finished.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spring Bouquet Update

I now have all the blocks prepped for this top. I am leaving on October 31st to go to Houston for the Quilt Show. I stay at a dear sweet friend's (Hi Janeice!) house. I bring lots of hand work to do at night, or if just decide to stay home for the day. Two of the blocks are already stitched and in a previous post. These are all glued down ready to hand applique. Makes things VERY portable.

Here are the blocks that I will be taking with me: