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