Monday, December 27, 2010

What's Undone?

I have many, many undone projects.
Today I joined a group who has named themselves:
Just Another Monday (JAM).
 We each made commitments
of what we will accomplish this month.
We will meet again on January 31st
to share what we have finished.
I think this is what I may need
to get some of the 37 undone projects finished.
Yes, I found 37 projects in various stages this morning.
Stay tuned to see what achieve,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas on the Blvd

A Magical BLVD Christmas Logo
Scott and I went for a stroll on the Blvd. tonight.

We had dinner with Grandma and Grandpa
at the Brooklyn Deli.   Yummy!
JA slide show

We were walking along and realized that there was a reindeer to see.
So I snapped a picture of him.
There were carolers at the Western Hotel.
This woman was dressed up and singing in front of the
Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
She was up very tall and had puppets dancing in her dress.
I am not sure if you can see that in the picture,
but is was entertaining.
There was a lot more to see and do.
It was a great night on the Blvd.
Just thought I would share it a bit.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Nimble Thimbles Holiday Party 2010

So, I was a little late with the camera this morning.
I missed getting a picture of Audra, 
but I think I got the rest of the group opening our gifts.
(Sorry, Audra)
 Audra made this quilt for Margaret.
 Margaret made this table runner for Cindy.
This was a new technique for Margaret.
This runner is woven, crazy, huh?
 Margaret also made a needle book for each of us.

 Cindy made this table runner for Peggy.
 I made this wall hanging for Nancy.
 Michelle made this art quilt for Karen.
 Karen made a wool art piece for Jacque.
 Jacque made this art wall hanging for Linda.
That is a picture of Linda's grandson in the middle of the quilt.
 Linda made this mostly batik quilt for Michelle.
 Maria made this quilt for Ilana.
There are Y-seams and applique in this beauty.
Ilana made this Serenity scene for Maria.

I have added a video of our wonderful morning as well.

Blog at you later,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Clever Carissa

Carissa (my daughter of 18 years) presented me with JOY today.
She made these blocks for me.
I love them.

Over the weekend I purchased this Santa at a boutique
that was part of a home tour and progressive lunch.
I will share more about that in another blog.
Santa was made on top a candle stick holder
and he sits nicely on the counter in my lavender bathroom.
Isn't he wonderful?

 I was out of town this past weekend.
I visited Little House of Quilts as well.
 It is a cute store.
Located in Sun City, Ca.

If you find yourself in Sun City,
may I suggest you visit this quilt shop.
I understand this store will be on the
in May.

I have soooo much to work on right now.
Quilts to be quilted,
patterns to write,
website to update and
blogs to blog.

blog at you again soon,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nimble Thimbles in November

We had a good meeting on Friday at Linda's house.
Just getting around to sharing.
Ilana made this great bag for Geocaching.
You can check out the link if you don't know what geocaching is.
Basically it is a global hunting game using a handheld GPS.
Pretty cool!  And the bag is GREAT!
 Nancy brought some African fabrics to give to Ilana (how cool?)
 I love this one.
 We are getting ready for our next challenge.
It is my turn.
I decided that this barn is what I would like a quilt of.
I enlarged it, sliced it up and handed it out
It will January or February before the pieces are due.
Can't wait to see this one.

Blog at you later,

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I taught a class earlier this month on these flowers.
This method is from The Buggy Barn technique.
I love my quilt (still need to quilt it, of course).
 These are some of the blocks made by students in class.
They each did a great job.
I hope they share the finished projects with me soon.
I love to see what each creates with different fabric choices.

Well, tomorrow I have a meeting with my Nimble Thimble group.
I should have some fun stuff to share on the blog tomorrow.
Stay tuned.

Blog at you then,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Fabrics, New Patterns

100th Blog and new patterns,
how exciting is this??
 These are 3 new fabric lines that
Exclusively Quilters put up on their website today.
I wanted to make sure that the patterns are up as well.
The one above is obviously Tigers, made from their Tiger line.
The next line is called: My Universe
The pattern is called:  Trails though the Universe
The third line is called:  Green with Envy
The quilt is:  Fun & Crazy - Green with Envy.
I have posted the pictures of these quilts on my website as well.
Come on over and check it out.

Blog at you later,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

International Mysteries

I filled in for Dawna today.
I played with the ladies from the International Mysteries Class.
Two brought quilts to share from last months mystery.
 I think it is really cool how differently they can be put together.
I really enjoyed the afternoon.

Thanks for the fun,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Leni's Lovely Quilts

I went to Bolts last night for their Ferns Friendship Friday.
I showed up in my PJ's, just because they let me.
While there, Leni shared a couple of her quilts.
She will be sending these off soon.
 I teased that this one wasn't gonna make it back to Leni's.
But you know I was just teasing.
I sure do love this one though.
It's made with batiks.
My favorites!

Blog at you later,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lotsa Blocks!!

Checkerboard Blocks!!
These quilts are gonna be lovely!!
We had a good time in class this morning.
These blocks belong to Liz.
Good job, Liz!
 These are Sheryl's blocks.
She pulled from her stash and purchased a background fabric.
I love to see how quilts turn out with different fabric choices.
 These blocks belong to Laurie.
They are gonna be great.
We used the Accu-quilt in class today.
Want to talk about speeding up the cutting process.
You can cut so many strips so quick.
Each student in class went home with strips cut
so they can get right to their homework.
Class again on the 30th.
There will be more to share on the Checkerboards then.

I've been working on some applique for and secret exchange.
I will get to share my quilt as well as many others
after we exchange in December.
That will be a blog to look forward to.

I should have a peaceful day at home tomorrow.
Lets see what I can get done and what I will be able to share.

Keep hanging on to see what happens next,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Feeling Better!

The antibiotics are working!!!
I feel human again!!

I took Lindsay for a check-up with the
orthopedic doctor this morning
and then worked the rest of the day at Bolts.

Tomorrow morning I will be teaching the
Checkerboard Batik
It is a fun quilt, the blocks are made from 2  1/2" strips.
We will be using the Accu-quilt in class
to get those strips cut in a jiffy!
 We plan to have a great time.
I will try to remember the camera
and see if we can get some action shots to share.

For now,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Feeling Under the Weather, Maybe this will Help!

 I think this sums it up.
I have had swollen lymph nodes and a fever the last few days.
I have felt like crap,
and of course I haven't achieved much.
I went to urgent care yesterday,
got some antibiotics and
I am feeling a little better today.
Now to do laundry and such.

Here is my design board.
It is feeling very stagnant.
 I really need to finish this Kittie quilt so I can move on.
 Here is just one of my many piles of projects.

Today's big task is to quilt this quilt Grandma Toni sent me.
I have to do something to it and send it back to her today!!
She suggested stitch in the ditch, 
but I really don't care for stitch in the ditch!
I think I will do something fun in the sashing.
I can't really do much in the blocks,
they are constructed by different groups
and therefore constructed with very unique techniques,
some of which I cannot get a needle through.
Well, wish me luck.
I still plan to take it easy for most of the day,
don't want to wear myself out and be back on the couch.

Blog at you soon,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Going to Houston?

I am not going to Houston,
but a few of my quilts will be there!!

This one will be heading out this week.
You can check it out at the Exclusively Quilters booth.
I just got it back from Vickie Wall.
She did a great job quilting it.
Dawna is going to put the binding on it for me.
(I just love friends)!!

Then it is off to Houston.

Now on the the next project.

Blog at you soon,

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What am I doing?

I have been working on quilts to go to Houston.
I will have a number of quilts at the
Exclusively Quilters booth.
I have also been designing with their brand new fabric lines.
I will share those when I can.

For now, I am working on a sample for a class
I will be teaching at Bolts in the Bathtub.
 I called this one Poinsettia's.
I love the flowers of the Holidays.
This quilt is in the book:
Positively Crazy
By:  The Buggy Barn
The quilt in the book is called Daisies.
Here is a picture of the sample in the book.
This one is very cute too.
I still need borders on mine,
Dawna is working on them for me.
Thanks so much Dawna!!

Class will be on Tuesday, November 2nd.
You can find the schedule at:

Come join me.
We are gonna have fun and have a nice Holiday wall hanging!

Blog at you later,