Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Day before Thanksgiving

This is my favorite time of year. I love Thanksgiving. The wonderful smells coming from the kitchen, family getting together from far and near, football games on the T.V., lots of laughter and pumpkin pie with creamy whipped topping. Yes it is a wonderful time of year.
May your Thanksgiving be the most blessed day yet this year.
Thanks for stopping by and from my house to yours - Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Beautiful day

It is sunny here this morning and the air is crisp.

All 100 blocks of TB are together awaiting borders and quilting. Now I am piecing a top for my GD called Magic Nine patch. It is all brightly colored. My GD is getting a doll crib for Christmas and her mother asked me to make a doll quilt . I have enough fabric left from the top I am making that I can make a matching quilt. I will post the results when the tops are complete.

Today my oldest child turns 30 y/o. I guess I am feeling a little melancholy. Sorry that this is short today.


1) A beautiful day

2) The wonderful children I am blessed with.

3) My Saviour.

Hope your day is blessed beyond measure. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 16, 2009

All fixed.:)

Hello Everyone,
I am finally back. I had a virus and couldn't get on here but now it is all fixed. I had so much to say. :)
I gave my daughter her birthday quilt on Saturday and she loved it. Here is a picture. It is called Cottage Rose and the fabric is from Alex Anderson. I bought the kit online and if anyone is interested I will get the Website for you. I don't have it handy and will have to ask my quilty friend Wendy for it again.

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This is my first full size, completed quilt and I am really happy with how it turned out. I didn't quilt it though and can't wait for the day when I am quilting as well as piecing all of my quilts.

I worked a lot on TB this weekend and the blue quilt that I started. They are coming along nicely.

Today I am making homemade chicken and rice soup. I roast my chicken which really holds the juices in. Only 30 minutes in the oven or until the juices run clear. I have left over rice from supper last nice, throw in a few veges, chicken broth and there you go.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are my Gratitude's for this week:

1) A wonderful stepdaughter who's fantastic boyfriend fixed my computer. Thanks Paul and Amy. (Amy is a knitter/crocheter and a budding quilter.:))

2) I finally finiished a quilt for my oldest daughter (only 16 years later, sorry Love)

3) Grateful for a loving God who supplies all my needs through His glory and riches in Christ Jesus. Thank you Jesus.

Have a wonderful day and give someone a hug.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We finally have a winner!

DH finally made it home safe and sound after being on the road for 8 long days. Right away I had him draw the winning name for the giveaway. (He asked if he was drawing a name for Christmas. LOL)
The winner is Mrs. Lewis. Thank you for sharing your projects. She is also a follower of this blog if you want to read more of her decorating ideas.

I did make it to the sewing room today and worked on TB. I have the binding all pinned on and ready to sew on the birthday quilt, made a couple of blocks for the new quilt and I am making Christmas stockings for my grandchildren. I have 4 projects going at once. YAY! :) A little attention deficit going on here I would say.

I hope you had a nice day and got some sewing in .
Here are some things I am grateful for:
1) husband home safe after being on the road for 8 days.
2) A home to come to
3) A soft bed, I am tired tonite. :)

Take care and Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New day

You are probably wondering what happened with the Giveaway. Well husband didn't make it home this weekend and should be home tomorrow. I did go to see my son yesterday fully intending on having him draw a name and I totally forgot. DH will be home tomorrow and I will have him draw then so if there are any latecomers your name will go in. Tell what you are currently working on or what future projects you are working/thinking on. That's all there is to getting into this giveaway. So far only 3 people have responded. Thanks ladies.

I started working on a new block on Friday and have 20 blocks done. I still have
TB on the board though so I will work on that today and get some rows done. I also have the binding to get on 2 other quilts and will be working on them this week.

Today though, I am making cookies for DH's return home. He has been gone a week. WOW!


1) A loving Son, Daughter-in-law and Grand-daughter.

2) Warm sunny days in Nov.

3) A hard working husband. Miss you honey.

I hope you have a blessed day. Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giveaway and Flannel board

Ok, so now my camera is charged and here is a picture of the fabric to be given away (see previous blog). Some of you may recognize it. You still have 2 days to get in on this giveaway. If there are no responders I will extend it for another week. I am still very new to blogging and haven't built up a following yet. :)
That's ok - Build the Blog and they will come... :)

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Yesterday I went to Walmart to look for anything flannel. They had all their fall things on sale and I found flannel back table cloths for $3. YAY!!! There were still some of the really long ones left so I bought two, not knowing how big they would really be. They are a very nice size. I just put a couple of staples in to hold it up and WA LAH. I love it!
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After I got TB up there on my new flannel board I realized that I had put him together wrong on a previous post. I went back and checked and sure enough I did. This is the correct way, and now I know that this will be a tricky one to put together I will have to constantly be checking to make sure it's right. YAY for a new flannel board!

Yesterday I completed 2 more of the Sister's Choice block. That brings the total number of blocks to 8 at this time.I still have some yellow left, enough for 2 more blocks and I found a pink that looks nice so maybe I will have more than 3 different colored blocks. I don't have anymore yellow that shade in my stash. I am thinking of making a few different blocks to test and then get your opinions on what should stay and what should go. I could make place mats out of the extras. :)

I am thinking of making a few new blocks of this quilt just to test it out. The pattern looks so cute and easy.

That is pretty much it for today. I just want to share my Gratitude's because
I have so much to be grateful for, here are a few,

1) A wonderful daughter who helps me put this blog together.(There is actually 2 of them. Thanks girls. Case helped me with the link today :))

2) Inexpensive flannel back table cloths to make a flannel board to hang up my WIP's before sewing so as not to take up my bed. This also helps to get a better view of them.

3) Finally , Jesus, who when I am down and discouraged I can always turn to and leave my troubles with Him.
1Peter 5: 6-7, Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Thanks for stopping by. I love to hear from you. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sister's Choice

Here is another WIP. This block is called Sister's Choice and I found the block pattern from Jennifer Chiaverini's book Elm Creek Quilts. I am making a quilt with just this block but I only have enough of the pink and yellow fabric for 8 blocks so I will do 8 more in a different fabric and then 4 in something else. I want a total of 20 blocks, to fit a queen size bed. The blocks measure about 12.5 x 12.5

This is the block laid out. I need to make eight half square triangles. The four blocks set out will make my 8 blocks. The corner squares and the four colored squares aroung the center block are 3", the rectangles are 2.5 x 3", To make the 1/2 square triangles I made the blocks 3.5" and then cut them to 3" after they were put together. The middle square is 2.5 x 2.5.
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My 1/2 square triangle blocks sewn together and ready to be cut.
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Completed 1/2 square triangle blocks.
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Here is the block laid out now with my half square triangle blocks inserted. Now I am ready to put it all together.
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I don't do any pressing until I have each row put together. Then I press the seams of the top row to the right, the next row to the left, and so forth. The seams will but up to each other when putting the rows together. Some people do press the seams open. It really is your personal preference.
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Completed blocks. :)
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Now I have 5 completed and 2 cut out ready to go. I have enough fabric to complete one more block after that and then I will need 2 different fabrics for the "flowers" as I call them. I haven't decided on how I want to do the sashings yet. This is definitely a work in progress as I am making this quilt from the pattern of one block. If you have any questions post them in the comments.

I was going to post a picture of The fabric to be given away and the battery in my camera died. It is a cream colored soft minky style with dots on it. I will be giving away 1 yard to all of you who post a comment this week. Tell me either what you are working on or what you are planning to work on. I would love to hear from you. Saturday I will put every one's name in a hat and have my dear husband draw a winner. YAY!


1) Faith in a God who can do the impossible. Lord Jesus Christ

2) A beautiful fall day

3) Delicious potato soup

Hope you have an enjoyable day. Thanks for stopping by.