Monday, December 31, 2007

What a Wonderful Surprise

You know, I've been terrible about posting here lately. I got this beautiful little PINK crocheted bag from Susan at Crazy Quilting 4 fun, before Christmas even. I absolutely love it and though I've told Susan that, I hadn't posted it like I wanted. At first I used it for my Cell phone (I have a Treo and it gets bulky sometimes) but then I discovered my camera fits in it just perfectly! I now have my camera in it and carry it in my purse. Susan also sent me some beautiful plaid fabric and thread that I just love. Thanks soooo much lady, you are such a sweetheart and I'm so grateful you're in my life.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Look What The Postman Delivered

What a wonderful surprise I received from Lindy today! Some red and green gorgeous fabric, some Christmas goodies to decorate with, a lovely doily to stitch and CQ on and a darling little book when opened is a notepad with a pencil! Thank you Lindy I love each and every one of them:) OH!! She also sent the most beautiful Christmas card. It's a keeper:)

Barbara loved her quilt

We had Christmas Day at my broher Frank's house again this year. I'd been working on this quilt for my dear friend Barbara for so long and had been devastated when it came back from the machine quilter's with a bad outcome. I did what I could to repair it and by the time the binding was on the front was fine but the back had some bad pleats and puckers in it. :( (I was beyond words it was so upsetting) Anyway, Barbara loved it anyway. I gave it to her with the story and told her I was going to make her another one. She wouldn't hear of it. She called me last night when she was home in bed WITH the quilt on her bed cuddled under it:)
There's as good a picture as we could get on my QuiltsnThings We had a GREAT day with the family that was there.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


May you all have an incredibly MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep each and every one of you safe this year to come. May He also protect you and yours through out the year.
With love,

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Chiefs Newest Cheerleader!

Here's Miss Amy the Kansas City Chief's newest Cheerleader!! The team may have lost that day, but she didn't give up:)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gifts from my Secret Santa

I've been terribly slow in posting and I feel badly about that because these fabric's are just beautiful!!! I have a Secret Santa in another group and the first picture I received for the 12th of November and the purples and pinks I received for the 26th of December. Aren't they gorgeous! Thank you Secret Santa you know what I love that's for sure! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wendy's block

This is the work I've just completed on Wendy's block for the Newbies Anything Goes RR in CQI. I hope you like it Wendy.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Pincushion Boutique Goodies

I thought I had posted this picture of all the goodies I got when Barb and I went to The Pincushion. The Kitty fabric came in the one fat quarter group. I love it all. It was all for my birthday:)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Let There Be LIght

My brother gave me this lamp and it's wonderful!!!! I can point the lights anyway I want and I can see sooooo much better when I'm stitching! I have an Ott Light and it's great but this is even better! Thank you Frank I really do like it!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kitty Kat fabric

Yesterday we went to Davis and my dear friend Barb bought me some fabric from The Pincushion. You can stay in there for hours just looking, I fell in love with the place! Anyway, it's kitty kat fabric and I wanted to share it because I thought it was so darn cute:) It's a newspaper with the cats as the subjects rather than people. The other picture is the rest of the fat quarter package. I just love every one of the fabrics!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Block for Anything Goes RR

I forgot to take a pictue of my block for the Anything Goes RR at CQI, so Jeanne was kind enough to send me one. :) What appears to be blue is actually lavender and purple. I think this is really going to be a fun RR and I'll be posting as we go along:)

Healing Quilt for Maureen Curlewis

A Healing Quilt is being made for Maureen who recently lost her husband. This is my block with the stitchiing finished. I still need to back it and put ties on the corners. We've had a lot of losses on the various sites this year so it's really been a rough year for a lot of us. The way the prayers and support go out is just amazing! What a wonderful bunch of ladies on all of these groups.:)

Monday, October 29, 2007

My First CQ

Carol in CQI has issued a challange to show our first attempts at CQ and this was the first thing I ever made. "You've come a long way baby!" lol

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sewing Table Completed

A couple of years ago my brother gave me an antique drop leaf table. I had planned on just painting it white and letting it go at that. BUT by the time I got through stripping it down and sanding it, I decided I'd put far too much work into it to do that. So I stained and varnished it. It's now in my sewing room with my sewing machine sitting proudly atop it:) I have my dinning room table back (where I used to sew all the time.) I'm lovin' it:)

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I've been tagged twice today, once by Courtney and by Karrin So I have to tell you 7 facts about myself and then tag 7 people. Here are the rules, and I'll post below them.

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Ok heres My MeMe

1. I'm a real fish when it comes to kids, they can reel me in hook line and sinker with no problem.:)

2. I love peanut butter, mayonaise, and dill pickle sandwiches:)

3. I like to go fishing with my husband and usually manage to outfish him by a long shot.

4. I enjoy curling up on the couch, with the fire going in the fireplace, raining like crazy and watch a good sappy movie.

5. I'm a sweet freak! I can diet all day have no problem, but come night time that ol' sugar monster attacks!

6. I'm one of 5 children, 2 sisters older and 2 brothers younger.

7. I'm a sports nut when it comes to football and basketball.

I tag:








Sunday, October 14, 2007

Karen, Fran, Candi & Susan

Guess who was here today!!! Susan and Fran:) We meet at the "U Bead It" store in Sacramento and then we went to Karrin Hurd's for some stitching. After that we all went to dinner and had a great time! What a fast day! Time with special friends like that seems to go by so quickly. There's the photo of all 4 of us and the second photo is Fran and Susan while we were working. Good friends, Good times, then Good food:)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Post Card #2 Complete

Woohoo I finished my 2nd post card for the Scrumptuous Surfaces Class last night. (Better late than never:) Unfortunately I had all ready framed it when I realized I forgot to scan it. But this shows the frames they're both in anyway. The frames set them off as both post cards are about family and love from our trips to the ocean. I'm pleased with both of them and so happy to have them done:)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Blog

Did I mention I started another blog for my quilting? I thought it would be good to keep my Crazy Quilting and Sane Quilting seperate. It's quiltsnthings Hope you come visit me there and see what I'm TRYING to get finished! lol

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Hearts for COH

These are two of the hearts I just finished for my Chain of Hearts group. I have a couple more I'm working on and hope to have them done this week.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

First Attempt at Tatting

Thanks to Charlene I decided I was going to try my hand at tatting. Well the book and needles came yesterday, so of course I jumped right in there last night. This is my first attempt, not bad, but have a ways to go before I can make a butterfly:)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Fabric & Ribbon dyed Last Night

Last night was my second attempt at mottling with fabric dying. I attempted to match the ribbon to it to. The good part is I'm really happy the way they came out, the bad thing is I planned on leaving them sit in the dye over night. However, about midnight I couldn't stand it any longer. I couldn't go to sleep till I got up and rinsed them out to see! Patience obviously is NOT one of my virtues. lol (I think I used it all up on my kids when they were young!lol)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Project Linus Quilt & Jeanne's Needlecase

Well, I've gotten a couple of things accomplished the last few days. I got the latest quilt completed for the Project Linus (now to get it delivered) and finished Jeanne's needlecase. Sometimes getting things done are few and far between so it always feels good to get there:)

Monday, August 13, 2007

SS Post Card #2

This is my second post card for the Scrumptuous Surfaces Class with Sharon Boggons. I've just begun with the embellishing so it's a little scarce right now, but wanted to share where I'm going with it. (I think I'm going with it! lol)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Nice Matters Award

I've been so kindly nominate for the Nice Matters Award by Susan and Carole Ann. Thank you ladies that is so sweet and means so much. I need to pass on the award so first I'd like to pass it to

Carolyn Cibik of Evening Star Designs Carolyn, you have been a wealth of information, support an encouragement since we first met!

Then I need to pass it on to 7 deserving ladies. Now that is the toughest thing I've ever had to do. Here goes:

Back at ya Susan
For always being there with support and advice on everything:)

Thelma who's been so incredibly supportive and helpful since we met!

Pat Winters who is one of the kindest most generous people I've ever met. Who always goes above and beyond.

Lil Who has always give me such strong support and guidance.

who has always been a fountain of strength and support for me.

Camille who when I first started encouraged me tremendously to branch out with something new like her Husif. Which I finally did:)

Melissa who has been my mentor when it comes to blogging!:) Also has been one of my strong supports in my ventures into Crazy Quilting.

#7 has to be every single person I've met since I started Crazy Qulting. Never have I ever met soooo many incredible and giving ladies. Thank you all!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Amy's One Year Photo

Here is Amy's One Year photo, isn't she adorable??? Amy is our "adopted granddaughter" in Kansas City, MO. She has grown soooo much and is definitely keeping mom busier than she's ever been! lol

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scrumptuous Surfaces Project Complete

Well, I think my post card is finished. When I posted it last time, Sharon suggested I add more french knots to it. So I did that and did the outline. The outline looks crooked, however, it's pinned on the wall and the fabric doesn't hang to well. The PC is a little heavy with all the embellishments. lol

Monday, July 30, 2007

Hearts for COH

Well, now I have two posts alike! lol The one below will be gone hopefully within 24 hours. After I posted the pic's I realized I hadn't trimmed the hearts yet and they looked awful!! Now they're done right. lol Anyway, last winter I joined the Chain of Hearts Group. Due to some family losses it was several months before I was able to start anything new. I was able to finish up most of my commitments and now I have these the herts finished and several others in the making:) woohoo:)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Almost Complete:)

I'm almost done with my post card:-) I added more beads and more shells today, so I'm real happy with the outcome. I still need to do the edge of the post card but I'm not sure how I want to do it. This one is going into a frame rather than a completed card. But right now I'm doing the happy happy dance:)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lesson 3 in Scrumptuous Surfaces

Well, this is where I'm at on lesson 3 in the Scrumtuous Surfaces class. Problem is...I feel like I've lost my shell and starfish somewhat in the process. I think there's more work to do, but not sure what to do. Susan suggested reoutlining the shell and starfish possibly with a single or double thread darker than is all ready on there. That might be the key. I think I'm going to put it away for the night and go back to it tomorrow. By the way, that's an upside down set of dolphins that got hung up on the scanner. lol

Hearts for SOH

Here are my remaining hearts for the SOH. First one is August for Karen K., Second is Sept. for Jaki, Third is Oct. for Peggy, fourth, is Nov. for Lori an the the last one is Dec. for Linda:) Hope you ladies like them. They're going in the mail tomorrow to Linda. It's really been fun:)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Matt & Sam's Promised Quilts

Almost have the grandkids quilts finished. The poiple is of course for Samantha and the Halloween for Matthew. I got Sam's Halloween quilt done last year but wasn't able to finish Matthew's. It was a little hard working full time and getting them done. I finished Matthews quilt for his bedroom but didn't quite get Sam's done. Now they're both at the same point...need to be quilted and the edging done. woohoo I'm tickled pink.:) Both are the same simple pattern but boy when you don't have enough hours in the day, it doesn't matter how simple it is! lol

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Last Nights Work on SS

This is the work I got done last night on my Post Card. I'm really enjoying this:) I'm eager for next week so I can start adding goodies to it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Beginnings of Post Card for SS

I've just begun to do the stitches on my post card for the Scrumptuous Surfaces class, with Sharon Boggons. I'm learning something new everyday! Some of the ideas I've seen are absolutely wonderful!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wow! What A Day For Surprises!!!

Talk about a day of surprises!!! This month our Secret Sis group comes to a close and we reveal ourselves. I received the most beautiful pincushion from Kathy Henry, my Secret Sis!!! The top photo is the front of the it, the second one is the bottom (JUST as pretty as the top!:) ) What a delightful lady she is! A wonderful sense of humor, very very talented in so many areas, and sure did know what I liked! Thank you Kathy.
Then my dear dear friend Barbara Rio knew I was going to be doing a visual journal for my Sumptuous Surfaces class and she got me a Sketch Kit! It has everything in it a body could possibly need to learn to sketch! Thanks Barb it's awesome!
THEN, the postman brought me a package from Thelma Bradshaw full of threads and beads for the SS class we're taking! You're so generous Thelma, thank you!!
So it's been quite a day for!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sumptuous Surfaces Class with Sharon Boggons

I decided to go with the Ocean and Beach. We spent many happy and loving times at Shelter Cove, Bodega Bay, and Pt. Reyes, on the CA Coastline. We also raised horses at one time. Thus, the seahorse. He kind of combines the the horses with my connection to the ocean. We all spent hours exploring and finding areas that were full of colorful sea urchins as well as starfish galore. The kids decided to take some starfish home and layed them on the sidewalk with salt on them. This they were told would keep them from smelling....NOT It was the worst odor to get rid of! lol Fishing in the ocean there, eating it fresh cooked over an open fire, all the wonderful memories really set this up. Not only that my DH and I honeymooned at Shelter Cove. (Along with an army of Racoons!) :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Goodies from my sister Loretta

I emailed my sister Loretta the other day and asked her if she would make me a leather thimble (like the one she made for herself). Well today this package arrived not only with the thimble but with a whole bunch of goodies! I'm still going through and playing with the buttons! :) That'll keep me busy for a while They're all just GREAT! Thank you Loretta I love them all.