Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
All I can say is I love her quilter's gifts and thread organizer patterns. I"m in the midst of making the needle cases and name tag money holders right now. Need to get ready for the spring quilt show circuit!
If you want to see even more pictures of some of the thread organizer's I've made click on the label Thread Organzer or Thread Dispenser in the Label. I"ve gone back and found most of them and labeled them.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I was reading my friend Karen's blog about her memories of watching Seasame Street with her girls and the happy song of taking a Llama to the Dentist. This made me remember the Christmas clips we always saw at Christimas time here in the midwest on Bozo, Ray Rayner and Garfield Goose. Remember Hardrock, Coco and Joe? (Even if Santa is a bit scarey looking I love the song)!
And Suzy Snowflake?
And then I got playing around with youtube and found an old Disney Cartoon of Sant's Workshop! What fun memories these are!
I also got this wonderful peppermint candy she made - is this just not awesome!
Wishing you all happy holiday and wonderful new year. I won't be back until after all the festivities.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
And Laura got it in the mail yesterday! Go check it out on her blog too! I loved it so much that when I got her top done I had to make one for myself too! But mine is kind of sad looking compared to hers! It needs a lot of work! And I can't wait to find out who has my name! This was so much fun! I think we all are having a good time with it!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
The block is really called "Darting Birds", but doesn't it look like those Men at Work signs when you turn the block the other way!
And look what I got in the mail today! My friend Linda G. found these and sent me one - just because! Wasn't that sweet! And isn't it cute! It is by Cherry Designs.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We had a great Thanksgiving and had a lot of fun. Of course we did some shopping, mostly for stuff for them! And we went out to eat and to a movie "Dan in Real Life" with Mark's sisters. That was a great time. Now I"m sitting home just kind of sad and lonely. I always have this big let-down when they are gone. I miss them already.
I found out that Gypsy Quilter gave me the Community Blogger Award! Now how nice is that! Picture from The Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library.
"The Community Blog Award celebrates people who reach out and makes the blogger community a better one."
In turn, I get to pass this on to 3 folks - this is always the really tough part for me. There are so very many blogs I could choose! So don't feel bad if I didn't choose you this time, because there is no way I could list everyone!
Lucy at Quilting with the Past - Lucy is so very talented and sweet. And this week I received a special envelope with some vintage dutch mourning fabric for a secret project I'm working on right now. It is so perfect and I would be so lost without her friendship and support.
Laura from Pine Ridge Quilter - Laura is another of those friends you can't do without. I"m lucky enough to know Laura in person and she is always there for me when I need a shoulder to cry on and a sounding board for my quilting. My trips to go visit her are my highlights throughout the year.
Nancy at Tom Miner Folk Art - I"ve been online with Nancy since it seems the beginning of time. Nancy does wonderful folk art quilting and live in the middle of nowhere Montana. Oh I envy her house and area! She always has some great story about her husband Jim and his follies! It keeps me laughing!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
As you've noticed I've been a bit quiet lately - doing lots of "secret projects" for Christmas, and the kids started arriving home last night! So it will be at least a week before I'm back with anything to show.
So - until then - Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Well the votes are in - our raffle quilt for the 2009 show is her Cathedral Stars! A few of us made up demo blocks for the voting to help members see what it would look like. Aren't they great, even with us just doing them with not a lot of planning!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I"m currently reading "Sarah's Quilt" by Nancy E. Turner. It took me a bit to get "into character" but once I was - I was hooked! I'm really enjoying it! Of course I have no idea what Sarah's Quilt has to do with the story YET! And I see there is a follow-up book out this month to it, I can't wait to get it! That one is called "The Star Garden". (Hmm, looks like there was a book that comes before Sarah's Quilt too).
Anyway, as I was reading I came across a passage that I really loved. (By the way - is that not just the cutest picture above!)
What more is there to say!
Monday, November 05, 2007
But my friend did help me out and quilted my 3 braid table runners I made for me! I was just going to stipple them, but the way things are going, I decided to let her play with her new statler stitcher and do them for me! I"m glad I had her do them! I"m that much closer to being done with them for xmas presents!!!
More later this week.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
But then I had these crumbs from the star. Oh no - the process starts again!
So I made this sawtooth star out of those! This one finishes at about 8" square, so I may just put this block in my block bag for now. And NO - I did not have any teeny tiny crumbs left from this one!
BUT - I did get my AWESOME Hawaiian tool caddy from Sharon! All because I named her purse ricki-ricki-timbo-aw-so-rimbo-oo-ma-goochi-gamma-gamma-goochi. And where did I get that name you might say. I have no idea why this popped in my head, but when I saw the hawaiian stuff I thought of a childhood record we had (and I think it was a Disney record actually) that had this story of Nikki Nikki Timbo Aw So Rembo Oo Ma Goochi Gamma Gamma Goochi on it. So that was the name I gave it! Well then I got thinking about this record and did some searching on the web for it. And I found a free mp3 download of it - the version we had on the record as children!
Now this story IS NOT politically correct at all these days - so no nasty comments about that. Remember this story was back in the 60's - I have no idea when the record came out. Can you believe this was on a disney record! So as a thank you I sent Sharon the story. But you can listen too. Just take it for what it is, a funny chinese story. Or you can see what Wikipedia has to say about the old folktale here. And just a written version of the story if you can't download the mp3 is on this site - but it is much better with the music on the mp3 version.