Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday April 24

So far it has been a beautiful  weekend....the rain came for a little while Thurday evening.  No rain came at all yesterday, that I know of, even though the weather man called for it.  It does look a little like rain this morning.  Retreat is coming next week.  I am so excited to spend 3-4 days with old friends as well as make some new friends.  We eat, sew, talk, share hopes and dreams of the future.
My machine is still packed from an event last weekend so that's out of the way.  I am not sure yet what I am taking to work on.  More than likely the Christmas challange that I am doing with Frannie and the Carolina Christmas from Bonnie Hunter's website.   Some kind of hand work and that may be it.  Not too many projects but enough to keep me busy.
Today will be packing day, laundry etc....just veg and relax as it feels like I have done nothing but run, run, run the past few weeks.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stash Add

Frannie and I went to Michelle's...........WV Quilts and yesssssss I added 3 yards to my stash.  Just could not help it.  Have not unpacked it yet as I have been out and about since getting home late Friday night.  Didn't even turn the TV on until about 9pm last night and still didn't watch it, it was for noise.........
Spent alot of time with family this weekend.  My oldest son helped me get my patio ready for summer etc...lots to do and still more to do.  Never ends.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scrappy Civil War

This little lap quilt was made at a retreat with some friends.  I knew I wanted to make something with some of the civil war repo scraps I had.  So I tossed my tote of fabric in the car, while at retreat I was reading a quilt magazine and this pattern popped out at me.  So thus, this is what the weekend brought about.  It's just big enough to throw across my lap while watching a movie and of course....working on the next quilt top!

Grandmothers Flower Garden

Happy Sunday Morning!!!  Here comes another project :-)  While organizing a little more in the quilt room I came across this Moda Moonlight fabric I had purchased several years ago.  Not enough to really do a major quilt with and the floral is so pretty I really did not want to give it too much competition with other fabrics. So I chose the flower garden pattern.  Anyone who really knows me knows I LOVE hand work, not too much into machine work.  I love these little flowers as they just pack up to go wherever I am going so easily.  The picture does not do the fabric justice, the colors are a little more vibrant in person.  If I tried to do a pic in good lighing it looked too pale, in a darker room it was even more pale.......I don't know how big it will end up being, it will be done when I run out of the floral fabric.  I think I have 2 yards :-)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Block 6-Roberts Floral Garden

Block 6 is  now complete.  I do need to put the little vines and tindrels on as well as beads for the bird eyes but those I won't add until I am quilting it so that they do not get lost in the design.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Robert's Floral Garden

I dug this project out to work on while still being laid up with the on and off fever??  Not sure what's up with that but oh well, it can't hang around forever.  Anyway, I think is this why I love hand work... I can veg on the couch or bed and toss it aside if I feel the need to doze...which I do feel coming any minute.
Thank GOD for laptops.  Those little things can go anywhere.  I wonder how I ever survived without one!!

Anyway, I started this project back in 2003, I think.  I am working on block number 6.   I think I have 4 or 5 more blocks to finish before I can put it all together.  Each block will be bordered with a goldish color fabric, which I have not purchased yet, and then a scappy sashing will go between each block.   I think so far the lower right block is my favorite.  You cannot tell in the photo but the vase is actual lattice work done in 2 different fabrics.  I love the effect.  When done I will post a close up of each block...some day :-)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Well my quilting buddies, not much is going on in this household today.  I had big plans to get some spring cleaning done on the patio, in the house as well as the quilt room.  Time to clean out those unfinished projects!!! I have many things in many phases and I bet most can be used as Christmas gifts this year...if I get them done.  BUT I feel too crappy.  Took my son to the hospital for a procedure yesterday, felt like crap most of the time there, started running a fever later and coughing which makes my head feel like it's rady to explode and still feel crappy much for accomplishing things inside and outside today!!!!
Been trying to do a little work on Scott's quilt, since I am mostly sitting, but that's not going so well either.  Tried to surf the web and that's not so good either.  I just want to sleep.  Is that so bad on a nice day???????
And tomorrow is's a good thing my oldest son Eddie loves to cook.  I think he'll be pulling it off this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!