October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween




5 pounds of candy

GS's Pumpkin



October 28, 2009

Gabriel Project Raffle Quilt

The Stitchers Group helped make this quilt as a group. It will be raffled to raise money for Gabriel Project.


Thanks to all who worked on the quilt .... beautiful.

October 23, 2009

I Need Help

I would love to quilt this top .... I'm clueless on what to do...

I considered my Circle Lord swirls, baptist fan or even clamshell templates. I thought about one of the zillions of pantographs. I'm stuck.

Do you have an idea? PLEASE PLEASE let me a comment with an idea,

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Strip Twist.

October 20, 2009

Swine Flu Has Landed

Poor GD#1 was sent home from School .... you must go to the doctor in order to return. Oops doctor says "It's the Swine Flu". So she'll be staying with us, we're hoping that brother and sister don't get it. Presently there are 650 kids out of her high school alone.

Be on the look out:
Sore throat
Body aches
Some people have also reported diarrhea and vomiting.

Sew Mama Sew ... I'm Out

I heard from Sew Mama this morning that my Napkin Tutorial doesn't qualify. Apparently the post had to be NEW 9/17 - 10/23. Guess I should have just copied the tutorial into a new post to qualify. Bummer

Hope everyone else enjoy it the tutorial.

October 19, 2009

She does all the dusting

Winnie Pooh is looking for work ...... she hires out to do dusting for anyone. If you'd like to hire winnie just email her at winnie@catsforhire.org

NOTE: Winnie is my Gcat
and owned by DD#2 over in the Cincinnati area.

Giveaway .. Pumpkin Patch Primitives

Want those fabrics to be yours .... run over to Pumpkin Patch Primitives and sign up for her giveaway.

Good Luck


We had a hard frost last night ... forgot to take a photo. BUT when I left for the YMCA I had to wear my scarf and gloves with my jacket .... guess I need to kiss summer good bye.

October 18, 2009

Happy 96th Birthday

Valerie's Granny of Life's Little Garden blog will celebrate her 96th birthday later this week. Granny sews Mon-Thur. I love reading about Granny, she reminds me of my own grandmothers who are long gone.

I made Granny a fabric postcard for her birthday .... sent it off over the weekend. I hope she enjoys it.

I did place mine in a regular envelope for mailing. It's not that I don't trust the post office but they do charge extra to hand cancel.

I hope you'll stop over and take a few moments to read about Granny and maybe wish her a Happy 96th Birthday. She is one wonderful woman.

NOTE: If you're interested here are some more postcards I made and some I received in trade several years ago.

Postcard Swap

October 12, 2009

Napkin Tutorial

Tutorial HERE

Monday Thought

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons.
Once you let them go, you can't get them back.
So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

Note: Author Unknow. Thanks to my good friend Thelma for the ballons ... love it.

October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2009

I've chosen the following quilt for Amy's blogger quilt festival. This was my very first custom longarm quilt as I'm a pantograph charity quilter. I quilt with a terrific group every Wed., Stitcher's Group. We made the wall hanging for our friend Sharon who was moving away (we miss her so). She sews on a featherweight.


This is my spool thread block


I searched out help from lots of other longarm quilters. I used a piece of vinyl to decided on my quilting .... worked out wonderfully.


More photos can be found HERE

I learned so much from quilting this quilt in the custom format .... someday I'll make myself one.

Thanks for stopping by and looking. Be sure to visit all the other quilts ... over 300 at this time.

October 8, 2009

Stashbusting Photos

The Stashbusters from HGTV forum continue their work ...... Sept. was a busy month in lots of other directions but we still have many projects to share.



Want a closer look at a particular photo ... just click on it.

If you'd like to see more of our stashbusting monthly photos click HERE.

Feel free to join us over at HGTV.

October 7, 2009

Click .... Click ..... Click

There's no place like HOME .........

We had a wonderful time in San Diego, more about that later.

It's wonderful to be home and in our own bed. LOL