Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Just when I thought I was keeping up the world got in the way! I need to stop that from happening as I really like doing this mystery. But if you look on the bright side I have steps 1 and 2 done. I have clues 3 and 4 printed off. I have step 4 hidden so I can't peek - but I don't think it really matters. I am sure I have NO idea what this will look like. Its a Bonnie mystery - I am not worried. I haven't seen any quilts of hers that I don't like!
Christmas has come and it snowed. My parents were here, and then hubbys sister and her family came for dinner. Her two boys are right in the middle of my 3 - so all 5 went sledding and running and chasing each other every where. oh to have there energy so late in the day... I need to figure out how to tap it!!
Hope you all had a great day and continue to enjoy the days!
Back to cleaning and sewing ( I hope I hope I hope)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
One of my boys did the layout as I even had them pinned and ready to sew. So now it will go into my que. I will get this one quilted and bound and ready to be delivered with the rest of my quilts from the 5th grade. Our goal is to have all of our quilts ready by April 1st for May delivery.
We only have one more day till Christmas break!!!
Have a great one!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Oh Hey - I remember monday nite my oldest son had a band concert. They were amazing - and I got to pick up my truck again.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I quilted two tops for Quilts of Valor, and provided the Backing from my stash - so 7 yards out. I pulled fabrics from my Stash for the Mystery Quilt called Carolina Crossroads - I think I pulled about 6 yards, don's know if it will all be used - but I will try!! And then I sewed with my 5th graders - I had a huge box of Red White and Blue Strips. I had each kid grab two and sew them as there practice pieces. A pretty good dent was made in that box.
I even went into a quilt shop. I went in to pick up a ruler and I cam out with the ruler and the ruler only. This was impressive!! Of course I only had ten minutes, so I think that helped!
Have a great Day!!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
My little boy was interviewed in Golden for the Rocky Mtn Quilt Museum and the article is here!! You can find it by going to http://www.tinyurl.com/3xcwnv
Have a great afternoon!
If all goes well I'll post again tonite!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Anyways - this is the art they have been working on at school. I thought it was really neat and is now on my wall. He thinks I ought to make that design into a quilt. He thinks highly of my abilities (grin)
Okay - Off to work - Have a gReat Day!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I just love fabric - and I love seeing the different ways we can make a quilt - so this is fun.
Friday, November 09, 2007
We hiked into a little stream waaaaay back in the mountains and this is my crew. They caught 8 fish and daddy ( good man that he is!!) came home and fried them up for dinner for them, and (this is the best part) they ALL cleaned the kitchen up while I sewed. See two loves in one day.
Then MY dad got a new dog - so we took him out and tested him in the back pastures. He is a bird dog and he is awesome. It was much colder that day as we started in the morning - so in our pics we are pretty bundled up, but towards the end of the day we had shed our coveralls and ear gear.
We must have walke about 20 miles this day - my legs were so tired when we came back in. We don't live close to a town - so pizza delivery was out. I had some soup - so we had hot soup and salad. A great ending to a gorgeous day.
I know this isn't quilt related - I promise I'll be back with a quilty thing next.... maybe ;-)
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I have quite a few tote patterns but I need them so detailed I just usually give up - but this pattern was soooo easy - I did it in 1 hour maybe 1 1/2. It was in Terry Atkinsons book Happy Hour. I of course like the quilts in the book too and pulled 12 FQ's from my stash to start one of them .. hopefully tonite after the LAST child gets in bed.....
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I got up really early , did all the chores, got the kids to school, picked up a friend, spent most the day in Denver, got back home - threw dinner in the crockpot ( a 20 min stopover) picked the kids up from school. Took them to the orthodontist, football practice, left the younger two with Dad, and took the older one to Parent Teacher conferences..... came home, ate dinner, packed up my bucket for Wednesday. It was Heritage Days at the Centennial Village ( like a pioneer village) . Loaded the car, helped my son with algebra and ...... Sewed the backing together for my GIFT of the 25th - No pictures yet - because it is a gift, and I don't keep secrets all that well ;-)
at 10 pm I was asleep.......
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I did lots of feathers in the open spaces, some croshatching and lots of SID - she liked it.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A group of ladies took a class on the Bound to the Prarie Quilts, and oh my are they beautiful. Here are some pics of the way I quilted them. It was kind of nice - they wanted them all done the same way, so it made my planning a lot easier!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
So this is me - I am at a Broncos Raiders Game in Oakland - hence the Black - so I don't get attacked by the diehard Raider fans - yes I am a Bronco fan - the sun sets Blue and Orange here (grin)
Today was my sons football scrimmage - they had fun. He got hot, I got sunburned - and now I am lazy and playing around on my computer. I figured out how to drag it and the phone line over to the couch - and I think I may Never leave!!
My guild has been invited to help out at a heritage day in Greeley and I have been made a chairperson for a day. I am thinking of bringing in lots of quilts, blocks for the kids ( mostly 4th graders) to look at, batting samples, and they will have a treadle machine there. I thought maybe I coud make up some Rail Fence blocks with white in the center and have the kids sign the blocks to be made into a Quilt of Valor - there should be about 100 kids - what do you think? If I just sew 2 1/2 strips together - 3 of them - should be a 6 1/2 inch block......
I got Judy Laquidara's book in the mail Wedesday and it is pretty cool - I think I could make a few of those ( not want - I mean actually do the sewing!) It was a nice thing to have arrive - as I have bonded with my couch this week. DH also went to the library and got Gwen Marstons Liberated Strings book and a quilting book for me to look at. All this inspiration - When I finally get up off the couch I should be sewing for a month!
Okay - well see if I have followed (or can follow) the directions and get a picture in my file of me - that way if you run into me on the street you won't be tempted to run away !!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
DS#3 is my faithful quilt helper - he loves to hold them up!
We have almost made it thru the first full week of school, and I was informed this morning that it could be over now. They are done! It cracks me up, becuase during the summer they have NO problem waking up early, but somehow the word "school" induces sleep!!
And it is snake season again - I took the kids to school, pulled up to the gate ( to our house) , stepped out to open the gate and as I had one foot on the ground I heard a slither, looked down and jumped up on the top of the car! There was a baby rattlesnake slithering across. A trucker pulled over and checked on me - he thought I looked stranded up on the car. I said - No Just cautious - who knows if the snake had brothers and sisters under my car. I thought I was giving them ample time to GET OUT FROM UNDER MY CAR!!
We are much more observant now when pulling up to the gate from either direction!
Thanks to Betsey in Denver for letting me raid her fabric stash for my school QOV project, and to Judy in Illinois - for batting. I haven't opened the box yet as the boys are looking forward to the batting exploision. Its packed pretty tight in there!!
Have a good day!