Saturday, October 31, 2009

I'm quilting

I am quilting! Don't look too closely at the quilting--I am very much still refreshing myself. This will be a C.A.S.A. quilt.

Another C.A.S.A. quilt. This is the one that was on the frame when the thread kept breaking. The colors aren't true. What looks blue is more turqoise.

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DH and Sissy. She is doing very well. She has gained weight and loves playing with her toy. Butterball has gotten to be a real "butterball"--he weighs 9 1/2 pounds and is six months old. We got a lot of painting done but have a lot more to go. This week looks good weather wise. The house is looking so good.

I plan on more quilting and more painting next week.

Blessings to all,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hi again

Not much quilting going on yet but I hope to remedy that real soon. LOL I did get a Take 5 small quilt top pieced week before last. And we took my quilting machine to Denton to have a repairman look at it. The only thing he found wrong was the needle was in backwards. He said that would make it sew like it was out of time. I haven't quilted with it yet. Why? Well, we kept DGS Mason for several days while his parents were out of town. He had a cold and developed an ear infection. After an antibiotic and decongestant he is on the mend.

This has been the wetest(around 16 inches) October for our area in years and cooler too. It was in the lower 40's this morning. We have been getting the eaves and trim on the house ready for paint. Between rains. Tomorrow we plan on opening the paint buckets. We hope to get a lot done because we are forecast for more rain Sunday night and then later next week. My shoulder is sore from scraping this afternoon. I washed and hung out clothes. My clothes lines were full. Hanging clothes out has been challenging with the rain as well.

Oh, I found 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting blog while reading another blog (that's how I have found some really neat blogs!). She is a very talented quilter.

Sorry there are no pictures in this post. I will try and remedy that soon.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

An Online Quilt Festival

Wanna see beautiful quilts and not leave your chair? Click on the button and it will take you to links of over OVER 500 quilts. Enjoy and thank Park City Girl.


Geta's Giveaways

You gotta go check out Geta's Giveaways. She is going to do monthly giveaways. How wonderful is she? Very! And talented and giving. She is also going to have monthly tutorials. How wonderful is that? Very! Click on the button and it will take you to Geta's blog and comment for a chance to win.

On another note. A sadder note. Lindi lost her mother this week. So please say a prayer for her and her family. Thanks.

Hey, remember our Darling Visitor from last year. I got a phone call from her tonight. I hadn't heard much from her in the last year. We talked and talked. She is doing pretty good. Could be better. I'm praying for her and if you feel God leading you to pray I would appreciate your prayers too.
Sissy got a haircut today. DH took her and picked her up. I'm telling you. Somebody needs to take his temperature; the aliens stole him and did something to him; this is too weird. My kids cannot believe this. He told me he wanted to get her for me because he thought I would like her. He's right. I do. But a month ago I would have told you I didn't have time; wasn't interested; blah, blah, blah. He knows me better than I do. Don't tell him I said that, okay.

Blessings and may all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread,

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Hi everyone!

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago. This is our Magnolia tree and these pods were such a pretty color.

We had two small quilt shows back to back. One last weekend in Post Oak--Hi, Post Oak ladies. It was a two day event and this year was my third year to have a booth there. We take the canopy and have an outdoor booth. I said we--DH went with me and was a wonderful big help. He helped set and take down. It was wonderful not to have to do it by myself. (He always sets the canopy up.) And he checked people out while I either cut fabric or helped a customer. He was a very good boy. Then this weekend we had our Wise County Quilt Guild Show. Friday we had a pre-show and reception with a lecture and trunk show by Margaret Bucklew of Chiseled in Cloth. She does quilted portraits and landscapes using Photoshop. And she does online classes! You gotta go look. Please do. It was very interesting. We had a good turn out Friday afternoon. Saturday was the show and again we felt like we had a very good turn out. There were so many activities over the weekend that we didn't know how many we would attract. The show was held in the Decatur Visitor's Center which was once the post office. It is a charming old building right off the downtown square. If you've never been to Wise County and you are ever near here, you gotta see the courthouse. It is one of the prettiest courthouses I think in Texas. It is especially pretty at Christmas when the Christmas lights are on.

DH was a wonderful big help again. He can sell. He can take down quilts. He can unload and load. He is a very good boy.
But alas my little quilt I entered in the challenge did not win. But several told me they liked it.
Did I tell you I did a demonstration? What on? What else? A stacked four patch, of course, that's what the ladies in the guild asked for. And I deliver--I cater. Just a little joke. LOL The demo was a lot of fun. It had been months since I had done one so I refreshed myself to get ready for the demo. I know-- I was having withdrawals. But after the demo and looking back through what I had started before (yes) I am safely addicted all over again and hopefully 8 or 9 more ladies are addicted as well. Hee. Hee. I can't help myself. I and another lady were the vendors for the show. She sells online and goes to quilt shows. I bought some of her fabric. She had some Kaffe Fassett fabric. Love it! The ones I bought are from Carla Miller. Check her out 2 Sisters Quilting here.

We had a wonderful time and now just have to unload the car again. Whew. And Sissy. Sissy is just wonderful, too. Soon after Sissy came to live with us we discovered we had a flea problem. We had them not Sissy. In our yard and in the garage (can we say CATS --Butterball caught a rabbit and brought it in the garage--yucky--he had mauled it and it was crying--then he turned it loose--8 <. The rabbit is no more but I think it must have been infested with fleas.) But they soon became Sissy's problem. Bless her heart. So to make a long story short after baths, treatments, fogging, etc. we still had a problem. She had to stay outside a lot. I couldn't have fleas in the house. I was vacuuming often, too, to make sure it didn't become OUR problem. We took her to the vet to get her rabies shot and got product for all three dogs and now no more problem. And she hasn't had an accident in the house since her first week. Yay! She is doing good! And she is such a sweetheart. She loves sitting in DH's lap when he's in his recliner or mine when I sit down on the sofa. She is a real lap dog.
Happy quilting and blessings,