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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving and back to SEWING

Thanksgiving is over for another year, families have all returned to their homes,
now I can get serious about finishing some works in progress. Such as this cute snowman card holder.

I'm not sure what I did but blogger and I are having issues about whether to left align or  NOT!

This gets a border with zig-zaged ribbon to slide the cards behind.
Grandson will get some pillowcases for his big-boy bed. Dad is a real Dale E, Sr. fan and I happened across this fabric one day. I didn't have any plans for it at the time but I think I can make T-Bone a cute pillowcase with it.

Dear daughter #2 has informed me that I will only be needed one day a week through the winter. Oh how sweet! More time for quilting!
There was a new JC Penny sale catalog in yesterday's mail.  I haven't looked at it yet but did notice a simple scrappy-looking quilt on the cover. One of my 'want-to-do' projects for this winter is to organize my quilt patterns. They are here-and-there in no particular order.  I do have the applique patterns in two binders but I know there are more to be added.
I need to get over to the sewing machine for the day.
 Each of you have a great day! 
Happy quilting!
Thanksgiving Thanks
That it hasn't snowed yet (to stick for the season) and isn't even that cold!
Night driving glasses
The internet
Digital Cameras (adding a sixth one today!)

Thanks for stopping by! Come by anytime, the tea kettle is always at the ready!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rainy Days and Sundays

I only have two days left to finish painting the kitchen. You can guess what I'll be doing today! Somehow, I don't think the cabinets are going to change color. I'll be glad to get the walls done.

Meanwhile back in the quilting room, I have the wallhanging top done, ready to stitch around the appliques. It's much larger than I realized, nearly lap quilt size. If someone really wants a wallhanging size I'd reccommend reducing it by one-half. Or, plan on a large wall!

And all the little pieces on Special Delivery (Nov/Dec Quiltmaker) are fused, ready to be appliqued also. So, if I get the walls done I have things to sew. No, not if, when the walls are done.

Do any of you remember Bonanza the first time around? Chevrolet was a sponsor. For some reason that how-many-year-old commercial keeps going through my head. Didn't Dinah Shore sing the jingle? There was a Chevy driving along a straight streth of road somewhere in the Southwest, and the singing, "See the U S A in your Chevrolet." I was just a little kid, why in the world would I remember a Chevrolet commercial? And how many years' later?

We've had quite a discussion over on the Janome list as to whether there is anything we DON'T like about our machines. It evolved into a what-we'd- like-to-improve about our machines, as we don't have any major complaints. We all agreed on a low bobbin warning, a flashing light, not a beep system.If they can do it on cars, why not on sewing machines? No, not a low bobbin warning on the car, a low fuel warning! Silly!!

Why do I keep getting quilting magazines? With all the magazines I have marked with things I want to make, I certainly don't need anything else to tempt me! And an acquaintance is moving and sharing some of her old magazines with me.

Now if I could just get that sewing desk I've been wanting!

Sunday Simmers

Today I'm thankful that:

I don't live near a stream or river,

I can make it 30 more days and the days will be getting longer again,
Most of our family will be here for Thanksgiving.

My house may get cold at times, but at least it's dry,

AND most of all that God watches over us and keeps us from harm.


Well, I wanated to add a photo but the little icon seems to be missing. So,you will see what I'm currently working on next time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Been Wroking Hard

AHA !! I found the culprit as to why my titles were appearing in some STRANGE test! Somehow the enable translation was set to Hindi. After fixing that, Wa-lah!, I'm in English again! If only all problems were that easily fixed.

Any of you that like mystery quilts head on over to Quiltvillechat at Yahoo Groups. Bonnie is starting a new mystery on Black Friday. She's not adding it to her website as it will appear in a future book. This will be the only chance to get it free. They are always a lot of fun, although my first one is still unfinished!

My car is ready to be brought home. YAY! Now for a garage to park its nice shiny feathers in! The kids all call it my little yellow canary!

A word of advice: If you're not diabetic, check your blood sugar once in awhile anyway. I'm so SICK of sticking my fingers, taking injections, not being able to eat what everyone else does. NOT FUN.

Computer time is up, sewing machine is calling me.

Have a fantastic day!

Thursday Thanks

Warm clothes and a warm house. It got downright cold last night!

My beautiful Janome sewing machine

Paint to cover up these UGLY walls.

That I live in the country


Monday, November 9, 2009


I tried to put a title up there but everything turned to Chinese looking characters when I hit enter. When,if, I ever get time I'll have to see if I can figure out what's going on.

I'm 'On Call' today. Which means if son-in-law gets called to work I need to be ready to go over there. Dear daughter calls it a Slave's Day Off, I prefer, Grammie's Day Off!

I'm finally on my way doing the 36 nine-patch blocks for the Cats Stairway to Heaven wall hanging. I did about 12 in an hour last night. I've only had one or two blocks that are a little off, and that's not enough to really notice. Here are some photos of my progress.

This is the fabric for the other sets of blocks. The lavender has glitter in it!

This is the moon and the night sky. They both are glittery also. i discovered that it's difficult to find just the right dark shades of blue. So i gave up and other than the lavender, the recipient's favorite color, I tried to get as dark as possible.

I'm going to make today productive and not just sit and hibernate in front of the computer. (but..but...but, it's SO much fun!)

Have you heard about the Cross Country Christmas blog hop? There are twelve designers. Each one will post a Christmas project for the next 12 days, beginning today. There will be prizes also! So hop on over to Gundrun's World, If I knew how to make it a link I would, but I don't. I tried clicking on the icon for 'link' but nothing happened.

Have an absolutely awesome day!

Monday Greatfuls

For hot coffee to warm me on these cold, cold days.

For my children and grandchildren

For the knowledge that we really AREN'T entering the next iceage

For warm clothes

For the fact I will get MY car back this week, hopefully! I'm grateful for the loaner from Mom but it's just not the same.