Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Kel!

30 years ago I was in labor on New Years Eve day...went into the labor in the am, Dr's said it was gonna be a long night for me, I said "ya right..I dont think so!" 8 hrs later she was here. My Kelly has a BIG Birthday today! She wanted  to go to Seattle to spend her Birthday and celebrate New Years at the Space Needle. In the picture, she is getting ready to tour the city by seaplane..
Have an awesome Birthday weekend!! Love you lots... be safe, have fun!

flannel tree quilt...

This is called"into the woods". Kinda way you see green trees, turn it upside down, you see white trees.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

baby blankets...

just never know when you will need one of these... maybe someday...... my grand kids can use them! (hint, hint.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

fun Christmas fact...

The American custom of using electric lights began in 1882 when Edward Johnson an associate of Thomas Edison, hand-wired 80 red, white and blue bulbs and wound them around a rotating evergreen tree. Then, in 1895, President Grover Cleveland set up a lighted Christmas tree in the White House and the general public began to notice. So began the tradition.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quilt from "HELL" !!!!

"Summer Breeze"...ordered in online, from a blog. This was literally  the quilt from hell!!! I started cutting it in beginning of November, discovered I was short on fabric. I had no fabric left over, so I know I didnt cut it wrong, she was great, sent it right out  to me. Then, working on it at the cabin, for the life of me, couldnt figure it out. Thought it was because it was about 2:00 in the am. So I threw it all back into the box and pulled it out at home about 2 weeks later. Sewed and took apart 3 TIMES!!! The directions were wrong. ARGGGHHHH. Looked  right each time until I looked closely a the picture. Finally finished it up this past week. It has NEVER taken me this long to sew a quilt together! NEVER!! I was kinda getting mad, because I couldnt work on anything else. That's my rule...never start a new project until I finish the one I already started.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

potato bags..

Made potato bags this year. Pretty cool.. Wrap your washed, wet taters, wrapped in a paper towel in these little darlin's and they are steamed within a matter of minutes depending on how many you cook. These were made with 100% cotton fabric, thread, and batting (tater batting)..
(they can even double as a tortilla warmer... like 15 secs)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011


Isnt this little quilt the cutest? It belongs to my good friend Sue. She took a class at a local quilt store and created this when she came away. Not very big, but when it is binded, she will have the best looking table topper around.