Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Just need to add the borders and then worry about how to quilt it! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, I love to read your thoughts...Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Some people think wild critters are just a nuisance. Some may think that I did wrong by trying to save her life, and to just let nature take it's course. To me, I had to at least try to save her, and I am glad I did. She was a wonderful addition to our family in the few short weeks we had her, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about, caring for and rehabbing this wild animal.
So that's my story and I am sticking to it!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Vicki recently shared on her blog a picture of the chapel where she was married, and I thought I would love to show the tiny mountain church where we were married. The church is tiny, one room, very small and rustic...loved it!! Unfortunately, this church does not exist anymore...it was torn down, and a new, bigger church is there on the site now...I am so glad we got the pictures! It was all rough logs inside and wood, just lovely.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
In keeping with finishing things up...Here is my Rose Sampler Supreme quilt. I started it 2 1/2 years ago, and slowly stitched all the blocks. All of this is needle turn applique. I saw this quilt in a quilt show and then saw the book at the library, and just loved it on many levels. Well, I checked out the book and would make about one block, then have to turn the book back in...and another lady was doing the same! So, we shared the book over the years, and at last, this top is pretty much completed!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
See below? Well, Welcome, because behind that dark, ordinary looking door is my brand spanking new quilting room!!! It is really a bar area in our home, that has been used for storage before now (read messy place to stash stuff). It is 10 feet by 5 feet. And the bestest part of all! is that my Dear Husband put in storage shelving ( the wire kind) along all of one wall! You can see in the above picture, through the opened shutters of the bar that there are 3 shelves, each 8 feet long...room enough to spare to store all my quilting goodies!!! It is just the coolest thing ever!!
Now I can get the fabric out of the guest bedroom, from under the bed, in the closet, in the dining room, in the other closet, all over the house in fact...and store it labeled, folded, neatly out in the open where I can see what I have and what exactly is going on here!!! Sorry, I know that is a lot of exclamation points, but I am so jazzed... so now, I am in the process of sorting and labeling small boxes of projects and fabric. This will involve some culling and donating and giving to friends, too. Now I can tell what are batics, and 1930's, and reproductions. A fun thing to note: the wall paper is a metallic from the early 1980's, and is in the pattern of clamshells! Isn't that fun? Just perfect, if you ask me. Woo hooo! Cool, huh...
Soooo...I will be working on getting everything that is scattered through the house into here and organized as well. Hope you all have a great Monday!!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I have been busy playing in the 2 inch strips!! I made these two scrappy happy houses, and have several more cut out and just waiting to be sewn. This was sooo much fun! Nothing matches, nothing goes together, totally scrappy! Just for fun.
I have a challenge for all who would like to participate. This I am sure has probably been done before, but I drug out my oldest UFO and would love to see other people's oldest UFO's too. This is a Grandmother's flower garden quilt...and as you can see, it is about 1/2 done! (maybe, if I am generous). Do you have an heirloom or "forever" project lurking in your closet/shelves/under the bed in a grocery sack? :) Well, let's see it!! This was fun for me to pull out, I haven't seen those fabrics for a loooonnng time! It was started 13 years ago. Can you beat that?? How old is your Oldest??? This was done using the English paper piecing method. It was a car trip project forever...It is called"Hooked on Hexagons", and this was all started by my friend Marilyn, who got me going on this project. And by another friend Pam, who kept on feeding me little scraps of fabric to put in it!! So fun...but not done!! hehehe!!!
Hope everyone is having a great day today! I would love to see YOUR oldest UFO!!!