Sunday, December 2, 2012

Easy Street Mystery

  Finished with Step 2 of Easy Street, Bonnie Hunter's new mystery. So far I am up to date. Hoping to stay that way, sine the final put together will probably not happen until I come back from Australia/New Zealand late in January.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lily Jane Stipe has arrived

Just a short note to say Lily Jane Stipe arrived on October 21, 2012.  She weighed 8 lbs 9 ozs and her older brother Jake Robert Stipe loves her, of course this is only the first day after she got home.  Pictures to follow.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop Mystery

Got my 4th block in the mystery BOM done. This is record time as I only received it Friday. Using my iPad for this post as I am waiting on my Verizon wireless modem to get here.  We kicked Comcast to the curb. They should have gotten here faster that 5days to fix my Internet. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just a short post, since I have been away awhile and the post I just did seemed to dissapear before posting.  Here is a quilt I made for Tater Tot the new grandbaby coming in October.  Her brother Jake has named her and even though it's not her real name, it has become a permanant nickname.  The quilt was made like one that Karen brought to the Indiana retreat last year.  Just chenille and flannel. 
Also, made a few burb cloths from cloth diapers and a bib.  A girl has to dress up for dinner.

Also, been working on a few other things, but those will have to wait.  Will post a picture of the Hooterville quilt later, too.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June's Quilt Square Quilt Along Block

Quilt Square Quilt Along's block for June.  Lots of little pieces. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Trying out a new app.

Trying out a new app for my iPad. A photo from the iPad of my workspace at retreat. Lots of monkey business going on. 

Civil War Anniversary

Purchased this book from Rosemary Youngs, joined her yahoo group and have made the first two blocks.  I ordered the CD, to make it easier, just print and sew.  Well, easier after I remember how to use the CD.  Anyway if you would like to make the quilts and be motivated, buy the book, join the group and get busy.  Here are my first two blocks. I found the Civil War fabric at The Stitcher's Garden in Franklin, TN on my roadtrip to Indy for my retreat.  Sorry, they don't have a website, but it is a crazy store if you are in the area, go visit.

Also, got a charity top made.  This one is going to to an orphanage, you can read about it on Rosemary Youngs site, also.  I am trying to use up a lot of fabric and spread some cheer around.  Going to make duplicate quilts, but send them to different places.

Gave up on weeding flower beds and decided sewing was more fun.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Quilt Square

Thanks to Peggy and her box of Thimbleberry scraps my May block is done.  I was going to do all of them in Pink and Brown, but decided I didn't want to do that after all.  Peggy brought her box of scraps to the Indiana Retreat and 7 of us managed to get out blocks done.  More posts later on my fantastically wonderful Retreat.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Opposites are Attractive

Here is my completed Opposites Are Attractive quilt.  It is an original from the blocks I did for Quakertown Quilts this past year.   Each month you made 4 six inch blocks.  Two were dark background the other two were the reverse.  We got in the border fabric as a promo fabric and I loved it, except it was too bold, so a friend (Cindy, no blog) suggested I tan Rit Dye it.  That was all it needed.  Glad to be finished with a project.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Time for the Next Quilt Along Block

Here is the next block in the Block Quilt A Long.  Still doing pink and brown.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rodeo Doings

A trip to the Houston Rodeo brought all kinds of new things.

You could ride a horse
Or feed an animal.
Or stand in front of a llama.
Or see a really strange looking animal.
Hmmm!!!!! Maybe we better just go take a plane ride.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fickle Nickel Quilts

I am trying to use up my stash.  I don't think I will ever fully achieve that goal, but it is something to strive for.  I made two charity quilts tops using stash with the Fickle Nickel patterns by Kelly Davis.  There are 12 different Fickle Nickel patterns and you can purchase them from Quakertown Quilts.  Each of them takes 5 one-yard cuts of fabric.  Simple, fun, easy and looks great, too.

Hopefully, some child will like these.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A New Addition

I needed some extra light in my sewing room and finally got Mr. Bill to hang my swag light.  I wish I could have found something with a little more bling, but you got to go with what ya got.

The other new addition is a red polka dot chicken measuring spoon set.  I have an extra so decided to do a give away.  The first person named Peggy that leaves me a comment will win.  Ok, ok, for a 2nd entry into the give away, they must reside in New Jersey.  Good Luck

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Quilt Square Quilt A Long

If you haven't had a chance to join in Jo's Country Junction Quilt Square Quilt A Long, it's not too late.  We are using Lori Smith's patterns to make a 12" block.  Make a little quilt or save them up for something bigger.  Mine are going to be pink and brown as I have a few of those fabrics to use up.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I finished my 1st Schnibble

After seeing several blog posts about Another Year of Schnibbles, I decided to try it out.  The patterns use 2 packs of charm packs and I just happened to have 2 packs of the old Spencer Museum packs.  I haven't put borders on my little quilt, but think I have enough to just do the squares around the outside edge.  I haven't found anything in my stash to use so far. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

One of my Christmas Presents

Yes, my son has good taste.  He found me a new sewing machine for Christmas.  Don't you love it?

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I haven't posted any Christmas pictures of Jake and someone asked me about them, so I am going to post a couple of my favorite from Christmas.
The new scooter.
In full swing.  He will be 3 January 15th.  My how time flies.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January is a Bad Month

January is the month most people make resolutions.  Well, this year I am not making any resolutions, but if I were it would be to not start any new projects until I finish a few old projects.  So why is January a bad month?  Because the weather is usually bad and I sit and surf the net, finding too many new projects to start.  If you look at all the buttons on the sidebar you will see a few that might interest you.  Some are BOM's, some are using your scraps, some pieced, some embroidery, but they all have NEW in common.  How many I will manage to continue with, who knows, but it is January and I have to start them all.