Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Grammy

Today "my Grammy" would be 107 if she were here.
She was the best! She was actually my great grandmother.
I was the first great grandchild. : ) She had 4 daughters,
and 9 grandchildren, all before me.
She has been gone a long time but I miss her today as much as
ever. She didn't quilt that I remember but sewed my clothes and hers
as well as many crafts. She taught me to sew on her machine when I
was about 6. I love fabrics and remember shopping at King's in Liberty
with her.

Happy Birthday "Ma"!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

jumping jacks!!!!!!!!!! it is here!!!!!!!!

This is one of my favorite quilt pattern books. My best friend Kaye showed it to me years ago. I have cut many triangles from it. I found a copy on ebay last week and now I have one too. I also have one for Nine-Patch blocks as well as some others by Rita Weiss.

Road Trip to Sevierville TN

I am heading out on a road trip to Sevierville TN soon. Does anyone know of  a great
quilt shop to check out while I am there?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Bestie!

                      I know what you will make with this. I want to know when do WE start?
                                                                        See you soon...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

love this!
someday when I am grow up, I will live  in a chabby chic camper
just large enough for a sewing machine and a laptop, my favorite books and quilts,
maybe even a guest.
Talk about simplifying : )

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friends sign and date your quilts!!!

Isn't this beautiful? (early/mid 1800's pre-Civil War)

I recently found Clues In The Calico by Barbara Brackman at the library. Sadly it is
out of print but through the above link can be ordered ebook.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A June Finish

A quick table runner for a June finish. Coasters made by my bestie for Christmas and a basket thingy
made by her too. Just a Fun Friday spent sewing with friends.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

July Quilt Club dates have changed...

July quilt club dates have changed...we now meet July 8th, 22nd, 29th.
Start cutting your 5 inch squares and then into 2 1/2...
see you on the 8th if not sooner. I will be picnicing with my picnic quilt before
the parade and enjoying the fireworks later.

Busy as bees...

some working hard to finish their projects...

some starting new projects...

some are...
patriotic-even the tying...

some sharing what they have been creating...squares?


and cute little "Bethany Anna Mae" stuff?

Quilt Club in 1 hour!

see you all there...

Catherine is almost finished with her picnic quilt! Miss Sydney must have helped her today.

I have really enjoyed our new club this past few weeks and
looking forward to more projects together.

Christmas giveaway

check out the Christmas fabric giveaway

Quilt Class last week

Last weeks quilt club worked on

and binding.

Almost everyone is finished or almost finished with their picnic quilts.
Tonight we will be wrapping up the finishing touches.

July club will be working on a "Stacked Coin" baby quilt.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

a few more this week, all from scraps and I am loving
using them : )

Monday, June 21, 2010

check out this blog for cute baby items

1 month blogging

Today marks 1 month of my blog. : ) I am very pleased with the commitment I have
put in it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It was a busy weekend with the kids being in a play "Treasure Island" and Father's Day too.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Local Friends...

I haven't shared this with you just yet. : ) I was recently asked to teach a class (I'm thinking retreat!)
at the home of a well known author (JHG) near us... 1st local friend (who is following my blog) to comment what county or general area and names one of  her books wins admission to the quilt show in Monticello with me in September. Ready, set, go!!!

Quilt Club in 1 hour!!!!

c u there : )

Quilt up for grabs...

check out this blog for the giveaway.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

I did two I Spy flowers for this week.(sewing notions) I love daisies , sewing and
sometimes my chickens : ) not so much my roosters Rocky and Roo.

Wednesday Web Friends Giveaway

sorry for the blurry picture.
This is a giveaway to my readers.
Each week I will have a free small giveaway, something I have but don't use or I have found on sale, maybe a fat quarter that has caught my eye etc. This is a way of saying thanks for posting, and even just browsing through occasionally to read my blog. To enter is easy.All you have to do is post sometime before noon Eastern time on Tuesday. Winners will be announced by the next Wednesday with a new giveaway. Locals will be delivered personally and out of towners will be mailed. (USA only : ( sorry ...)
.This weeks giveaway is 3 packs of buttons for some creative project you might have in mind. I will want to know or see what the winner does with this : )

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The winner is...

This past weeks giveaway goes to Katrien!
check out here her civil war star!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hexie Hints

I'm not sure if anyone else has had trouble putting  the hexie's together in a
Grandmother's Flower Garden but probably the first time maybe like me. I usually
don't read instruction and figure things out the hardest way.  : ) That is the self
education in me. Anywho I read a tip here

and wanted to share. Basically remember to add 5 hexie's on one side for easy joining.
Thanks Sharon for the tip!
There are more tips at the link at the top of that page.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

past project I wanted to share

I made this for my great nephew's room a couple of years ago.
The valances are on open "windows" inside the house, the bedskirt and the crib quilt bumper pads.
Some of the blocks were made from his mom's nurse scrubs. I did the tag clutchez for the carseat
and the burpies for uh burps. : )

What I am reading...

Just starting this book, the writer's first novel of more than a dozen by Earlene Fowler.

Friday, June 11, 2010
Out with friends today with the kiddos for a wonderful movie.

I made and entered this fabric necklace, bracelet, ring set in the county fair.
I got a 3rd place ribbon. I was in a category with beaded jewelry.

Check out the instructions here

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My youngest person (age 8) in the quilt class I have been teaching finished her picnic quilt before any other person (including me) in the class and entered it in the county fair yesterday.

SHE WON a 2nd Ribbon!!!! How cool and inspiring is that? Way to go Lizzie!!!!

I did add 4 new fabrics to the stash today. They are for a surprise project later this year.

You will just have to wait and see what that is!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Moda Whimsy Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway

check out the free giveaway here

One Flower Wednesdays

I handstitched one of last weeks I Spy Hexi pieces that I had cut (rooster) and did another one for this week too.(daisy)
I am having fun with this I Spy look but feeling the need to shop for MORE fabric. : )

Wednesday Web Friends

This weeks giveaway will be the winner's choice of one of these fat quarters.
(except the dark floral)
The winner will be chosen and contacted sometime on Tuesday next week.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

check out this new blog I found today.


The winner for Wednesday Web Friends Giveaway is
Marcia! Check out her blog Blue Bobbin

Best Friends Day

My Bestie is Kaye. She helps me get through the day.
I have lot of friends and they know who they are, and they
had better be keeping up with my blog. : )
I have some new friends too. (bloggers)

So Happy Best Friends Day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Breezy afternoons

I love my porch swing on breezy afternoons.
Sip the lemonade and read a good quilt mystery.......
aghhhhhhh the life : )
dream on.....................
I have made it past lunch without doing anything impulsive to my hair this
Monday but I .............don't know if I am going to make it much longer. update
as needed : )

Sunday, June 6, 2010

goal for next week

My upcoming week hopefully will be used organizing my sewing room.

+ 8 yards of fabric this week.
I estimate about 10 yards last week.

Rules for Quilting...
1. always buy fabric no matter how much you already have.
2. always start a new quilt before the last one is finished, this requires you
to go back to step #1.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

And today I say...

...ask not what your fabric can do for you, but what you can do for your fabric!

Be creative!
Quilting is cheap therapy.
Every quilter has a masterpiece within.

Okay these are not my original lines but... I 'm still just saying...

Friday, June 4, 2010


You know you are a Quilter if...
you pet fabric.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My wonderful quilters have pieced these Rail Fence Picnic Quilts. Showing is quilt tops by Sandi, Crystal, Amy, Lizzie, Billye and Karey. Mine is in a previous post. These girls are ages 8 to oh holding 39 ish. Next classes will be quilting and binding.

Quilt Club Classes

Classes (beginners up) will be held at Casey County Public Library. Sign up at the front desk. limit 12
June- "Rail Fence" Picnic Quilt (closed)
July- "Coin" Baby Quilt As You Go ( supply list coming)
August- Casserole Dish Cover/Free Motion Quilting
November- Thankful Weekend Quilt Camp (more info tba)

Quilt Class Progress

This is a picture of a rail fence made by my bestie.
more pictures of the picnic quilts made by the class
coming soon.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Spy Hexi

New project-
I spy center hexi handstitched block each Wednesday.
pic's coming
okay the pic's are only what I have cut but that is all
I will probably get to today...but it is a start!
Actually it took awhile to take the pic'c and get them loaded..
..I should have just been sewing.
My Cinci cuz has unleased the fussy cutting craze in me. : )
I started 3 new different projects today...................................
I love sewing!