Sunday, December 27, 2009


Not too much is going on at the moment, all is peaceful and quiet.   Spent Christmas Eve with my kids and then Christmas Day was brunch with my cousin and then dinner with friends.........everything was just wonderful.  The remainder of the weekend is just a lazy recouperation.  Sadly I forgot to take my camera to my sons on Christmas Eve so there are no photos!!!  There are lots of video's but no "pics"...oh well.  Time to do some domestic chores and then relax with some movies and more projects that need to be completed.  Hunter's quilt is on the slate for todays hand work.  I hear snow is coming so it will be ther perfect day to be inside!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


It's late, I am pooped and ready for bed!!  I finally got the borders on Hunter's quilt and it is in the lap hoop for quilting so no photo until it is out of the hoop.  Then on to wrapping presents.  Sitting on the floor for the past 2 hours wrapping is sooooooooooo hard on the behind, even with all the padding I have!!!  The more I wrap the more I get the feeling I am forgetting someone............oh wait...........was it me??  Heavens no.  I bought my usual present(s) for myself :-)  An MP3 player that I will need to figure out how to load music into as I get SO tired of nothing on the radio that I like and my freebie Sirus timeframe is up, new jammies and season 4 of Sex and the City. 

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mafia Snowman

My stick snowman is DONE and has been delivered to the lucky recepient, my friend in Cinci.  I call him the Mafia Snowman, he looks like a drunk hit man, or perhaps I had too much wine while putting his face together :-)  She loved him though and I guess that's all that matters.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

One project down

This is a snowman wall hanging I completed last week.  Today the label will go on as well as the hanging sleeve.  It is a gift so it will go into a bag to go to it's new owner.  My lovely brother said it looks like a robot...............that's just WRONG :-)

Quilters Christmas Poem

Finished some quilted Christmas gifts this weekend and have one minor thing left to do on another.  Will post photos later as I needed to wait for daylight for better lighting.  I think I am quilted out for the weekend.  I think I will stop for hot cocoa to drink on the drive to visit kids.  then later, domestic goddess needs to appear to do laundry etc....after that I think it will be movie night and working on a Christmas cross stitch pattern I put up several years ago when I was having vision issues.  Forgot where I put the project and recently found it.  Will post pics of that too, maybe.

I read this on line by another quilter and thought it was SO cute and fitting :

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace?
Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa," I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds ".
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough stuff, I'll see you next year!"

author unknown
ps I better clean my quilting room before he checks mine!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Just putting around the homestead today, no major plans which is kind of nice for a change.  A day at home is good for the soul!!  I worked on some Christmas projects.  Once the paint is dry I may post some pics.  I am pleased with my work...yeah.
I did figure out that I hung my lights up outside backwards, which is the reason they will not light as there is NOTHING to plug into.  Not sure if I will take them down and restart or just take them down and forget it for this year.  Depends on if it is too cold tomorrow to deal with it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Carolina Christmas Quilt = In progress

I decided to take on the challenge of Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt.  I chose my colors....they look kind of bland by the phone camera but they really are kind of pretty.  It will be scrappy reds, greens, creams and a gold to pull it all together.  No fabric has been purchased (so far).  All fabrics are coming from my stash so it will be pretty scrappy.  I did not want to do Christmas fabrics as I have other plans for that stash.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Everyone is out shopping. You could not PAY me to step foot into a store today :-)  There are tiny wispy snowflakes falling.  Good day to be inside putting up the Christmas tree.  Outside decorations can wait until tomorrow.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

The top photo is my Granny and Grandpa, John and Thelma Taylor. I miss holiday dinners at my grandma's house.  You were expected to be there.  I never met my grandpa, he died before I was born.
The bottom photo is a quilt from the Vintage days that I have been hand quilting for the past 5-6 years.  It's been a long haul as I take it out and put it away depending on what's happening in life at the time.  It's very tedious work but it is also almost done.

The turkey is in the oven and will be transported to my son's later this afternoon for a family dinner.  He takes his cooking skills after his mommy so dinner should be pretty tasty.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Day

Today was baby morning with Hunter.  Droped some formula and diapers off.  He had friends his age coming to visit so it was time for grandma to exit :-)  A house full of babies and baby toys can just make your heart melt and also make you break your neck at the same time. 
The rest of the day will be spent trying to finish hooking up electronics in the house as well as work on some Christmas projects, will post those pics when they are complete.  It's a pretty day and I should be out hanging up Christmas lights but that can wait until the kids are here next week, they can do it and I will keep the coffee pot full to warm their cold hands..........that's mamma's job!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Orion Star Quilt

I made this top this past week. The star is made using the flying geese technique which I have never done.  It was pretty easy and I think the colors all turned out well.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Enjoyed my 5 days off visiting with friends and getting some things done at home.  One more project is complete.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Nothing major going on.  Have a few more projects in the works but can't seem to get my photos to download into the computer, for some reason.
Life is good, baby Hunter is growing by the day and such a happy baby.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Nothing new to mention today. It's a BEAUTIFUL day in central Ohio today. Too nice to be inside. My mom is visiting from TN so I have been making sides today for a family cookout this afternoon...........fresh green beans did not get made but the tray did......deviled eggs, different types of cheeses, crackers, cantaloupe and strawberries..yum!! Not to mention burgers and dogs. I do love a dog from the grill!
No new pics to post but then again I don't have a dog like Ann does to chew the camera. I just plain out lost my cord and yes, it was cheaper to buy a new camera but then again..........with a new baby I considered that a well as a new cam corder :-)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Completed Top

Yeahhhhhh it is finally complete. Well per Ann, it's not complete until the label is on. I need to do that today and THEN it will be complete :-)
This is a project I started 5 years ago. The blocks are hand pieced (appliqued') and hand quilted. It's totally scrappy from my scrap box. The only fabric really purchased for the quilt is the cream background, brown for the scallops and 9 patches, and backing. The rest is from scraps.
The 9 patches are machine sewn by Frannie. We bartered for some applique' blocks she needed done. I did her applique' and she machine stitched the 280 (can't remember how many) of those little 3 inch 9 patch blocks!!! I would never have got them all done and the design would not have looked the same without them. Bartering is a quilters best friend.

Completed top, finally after 5 years

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunny Day

Not much going on. Celebrating birthdays this weekend. Hunter is one month old today. His grandma, great grandpa, Uncle Eddie and Aunt Sheena all aged this weekend with him :-) Had a cookout with everyone yesterday and headed to lunch with most of them today. Quilting is coming along, will post more on that later ......

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hunter is here

Hunter William Colley came into the world on 7-2-09 weighing in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and is 19.8 inches long.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Quiet Sunday

No big news on the home front. Not much sewing this week. Busy doing things around the house and FINALLY getting the sewing room done. Nothing fancy by any means but it's organized. Everything has a home which makes me a happy camper. I cannot sew in a mess!!
Went to see preggo mommy, she is so miserable and wants the baby out. Doc said she will deliver early in the next week or two.
It's time to think about dinner, tummy is growling and then some hand work and maybe a movie with some relaxation!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day with the kids

Spent the day with the newlyweds/proud mamma and pappa to be. I need to get a belly pic and forget. Anyway, shopped for the last of the baby stuff, the room is ready and now Hunter William Colley just needs to make his appearance.
We also have a shared garden at their house so today I planted tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, green peppers and eggplant. I also did an herb garden with lavender, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme and cilantro..........yummy.
We went to a cute little place outside Marysville called the Weeping Willow. Cute place, bought a couple of things. Then we shopped for a small table for the kitchen.
Truck shopped for Joe...............
So for now, I am done. It's time to curl up with a good book and call it a night!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Joes quilt

This quilt is a modified Grandmother's Fan. I cut the points off the top to make circles. Joe wanted circles in earth tone colors. This child uses his quilt and so did his the tune of a hole chewed in the middle. I have since "fixed" the hole and now he has a clean hole to use the remote control through when it is cold!!!! By the way........he got rid of the dog.

Eddies Quilt

This was a fun quilt to make for my son. It's called 1000 pyramids. No two pieces are alike. I don't think he has slept under it yet. He says he saw me put too much time and love into it for it to be "used..........

Baby Quilt

This is a quilt made for a good friend. It was a mind blow to work with such small blocks but the end result was outstanding!!!