Sunday, February 28, 2010


I mentioned yesterday, that I was not able to access the pictures that I took yesterday. Well, it is not something that SO can fix or find... whatever! Anyhow, we will need to have a tech look at the computer. So... no pictures to share. I am off to watch the USA/Canada hockey game and hopefully finish up my hand work project.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring Sewing Party...

I can't seem to find my way to my sewing room lately. So, I am taking desperate measures and I am going to join the party!!! Kelly's, blog over at Charming Chatter is hosting a Spring Sewing Party on Saturday. I will be "fashionably late" to the party, because I have to work in the morning but will make my way there when I get home and HOPE for a productive outcome!


I am here... But having trouble down loading my pictures. I have been working on hand work this afternoon, I know this is not machine sewing but, none the less sewing!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little diddy's...

While in Idaho Lynn took me to Hucklebery Patches, in McCall Idaho. She belongs to a wool group that meets there once a month. When we arrived they were just finishing up the monthly Thimbleberries group, so we caught the tail end of show and tell. They were also serving lunch to the ladies in the group and invited us to join them, delicious soup and bread. We spent hours browsing. I came home with a new project and a few things to add to my stash. My friend Lynn does a lot of hand work, it would be safe to say her nitch is hand work and wool. She also incorperates that into her quilting. I can't believe I am writing this and have no pictures of her work, grrr... Anyhow, she shared some of her patterns with me and generously offered up her stash so I could play along. I came home with a few diddy's of my own. She also showed me how to make a Philly's toothbrush rug (work in progress). I had a very relaxing week , got to spend time with some of my favorite people, indulge in my favorite things...including their premium prime rib. YUM!!!

My first attempt at a wool and felt project. I will be back, but I think my heart is in quilting, but what a way to inhance!

Goodbye, Idaho...

Looking back at the ranch, the morning I was leaving. This place is a little piece of heaven. I wish I had gotten more pictures to share with you but, I also want to respect their privacy. They were calving while I was there. I rode along with Lynn & Katie (the dog) on the 10pm watch each night. All was quiet for us but, there were 5 bull calves born while I was there. I hear they are up to 6 as of last night.

BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE... SO, stayed back to work. These arrived Valentine's weekend. The closest town did have a florist and would deliver for a price!!! Thanks bunches honey! It would have been perfect had you been able to join me. You were defintely missed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Times, They Are A Changing...'s not spring yet But, it will be soon!!! Since moving a year ago I have been working 2nd & 3rd shift, including working every weekend, my days off were middle of the week. This can be rough, especially when your SO works days and has weekends off. In other words we were only able to spend hours at a time together. Well, I am happy to say that I am making a career change. I will once again be working days and an occassional Saturday morning, this I can handle. Granted the old schedule provided me with ample "guilt free" quilting time. However, I am REALLY looking forward to having more "together time" even if this means I will be making nightly meals again. Tonight I am packing, I have been able to take a little break between jobs and I am on my way to Idaho to visit family. I am going to surprise my dad, shhhh!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


The blog has been silent for a week. I am working on some things I can't share at this time. So, I have dug in to my completed projects archives to share some children's quilts with you. Do you see what these quilts have in common?

Ahhh ha! Caught in the act, fondling grama's fat quarters. Besides the adorable little man, what I wanted you to see was the quilt. This was my second attempt at quilting. When I started quilting I had no grandchildren and wanted something that was "unisex." Well, it went together fine but...I have to confess, it took me 4 years to finish; it needed to be quilted and that is not something I am comfortable with, something of which is always a work in the process!

This was my first "attempt" at doing my own thing! No pattern, just colors I thought that would make a fun quilt. This was a gift for the gal who use to do my hair and her baby boy.

This quilt was made for a good friend of mine to welcome the new man in her life, her nephew.

I made this quilt for a co-worker. It is made from one of her scrubs. Whenever she wore the smock I always commented what nice fabric it was and that it would make an adorable children's quilt. Well, one day she took it off and said here you go! It was made for her niece. On the back I managed to salvage one of the pockets for a secret hiding place.

What do these quilts have in common? Well, apparently when it comes to children's quilts I see BRIGHTS! I believe children should live in a happy world and lets face it; brights are generally up lifting but, can border on "GAUDY"... Yikes!