Thursday, November 28, 2013

Time for Thanks...

Today is the day you sit back and realize just how lucky we all are and to thank the mighty stars...

Found a couple of pictures of Steven as a wee little one. He had me look for these yesterday.Thankful he has a wonderful life with Ronna and my 2 gran-doggies.. Whom I miss oh so much!

Couldn't find an old picture of Kelly so here she is playing in the snow. Thankful she has a 2nd family in Texas to take care of her. She is with them in Red River New Mexico this weekend.

I am such a lucky girl... I have a wonderful husband to take of me, Kelly, Steven and Ronna...a wonderful house..warm bed I can sit here and write this blog, and for so many more things that could fill up pages and pages.
Wishing family, friends, near and far... A Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

thanksgiving cheat sheet..

Thanksgiving Timeline

Countdown to Christmas.... done!

Check! I finished quilt along today.

I have had my fill of these silly little 1" squares... Eek!

And the binding... It's the new easy, sew on binding... LOVE it!

Just love the little accent color piece.

It's pretty cute.

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New baby...

Meet Ellie....

Kinda hard to see... She's a baby lock... Elegante3... And I'm in love!

I bought her mostly for an embroidery machine, but she can sew too! And oh what a dream! She's so quiet... I love Bernie, (my Bernina).. Never knew how loud she was.
I had Ellie working last night putting all those 1/12" squares together... She did it, beautifully...I'm gonna try to quilt it today.

Then, just for kicks and giggles.... I embroidered this little snowman up. Not so little.... It's about 7" tall.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Latest window...

It started out , just a window... Then I had a grand idea of putting a cabinet in my closet. Sooo, I cleared out one end..

And put my plans in for my cabinet... Here it is being built.

With the window....

Then painted... And I can't decide on what baskets... 1 on top with 4 big ones on side...2 on bottom..

3 on top, 1 on bottom, 4 big ones on side...

Or.... 3 on top... 2 smaller on top 2 shelves and 2 big on bottom 2 shelves..
This is how I left it... I'm thinking this picture below is the ticket, but can't make up my mind.

So many decisions.... Aahhhh...

But didn't hubby do a great job on my order! He just started out with a window!! I just Love him!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I'm making something SUPER cute!!! It's my first attempt at something like this ..and I'm liking it. I've embroidered lots of other things.. Shirts, blankets, towels, quilt labels...Things like that, but I'm trying to use my machine more.

A little counting book. It's so stinking cute!!

Isn't it cute?

I still have to clean them up before I sew them together. I have quite a few left to do, but ran into a road block. My little machine is not cooperating with the download. It's a Bernina deco. Just a little guy, but it's done good so far.
Going to visit Sewing machines Plus on Monday... So, we'll see....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Part 1 done...

24 micro miniature stars done.... 2 1/2" total..that is. Now moving on to 146, 1"- 4 patches... Eek!
What have I got myself into... Can't stop now, too much time invested already.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quilt along...

Anyone else doing Temecula quilt co. , quilt along?
It's a mystery...
First 3 parts are listed and I'm already behind.
Your suppose to make 24 of the stars... Micro miniature stars I may add...
I think they are similar to shnibbles... Those miniature quilts.

On the 1st, she said to make 1 star a day.... Today's the 17, and I only have 3 made, completed.

I have a whole bunch, almost done but not quite.

They are the most cutest things ever! I think I have to make a couple extras cause I have a feeling, some are just not gonna measure out.

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Field trip... Again!

So, not only did I talk my hubby into going on another field trip... I talked some friends in too!
Got up at zero dark hours, rain and all, and we headed down to San Diego way...
Started out at the swap meet. Good idea, bad swap meet.

Ate a little breakfast at IHOP... Which is where I snapped the flower picture... It's pretty... Have no idea what it is.. Thinking gardenia family... Not sure.
So, my grand idea didn't turn out that bad...we ended up at Mission Bay and walked all around. They had the breast cancer 3 day walk going on and people dressed in pink were everywhere... Go Girls!!! And Guys!!

Look at the size of this magnolia tree!! Holy Moly!

Turned out to be a beautiful day after how ugly it started out. But....
Couldn't go all that way and NOT stop at a couple quilt shops...
Country Loft did not disappoint.... Wonderful as usual... And then Pieced with Love was having last minute sale... 20% off your total purchase... Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


On one of my travels, out with the girls...I came across these...

Set of 5.... Charles Dickens books....from 1881!!!!!! Amazing!!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You!!

A BIG Thank You to all those veteran's out there!!!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rose Bowl....

Rose Bowl Flea market.. They have it once a month...
Had a fun filled day today...with 2 of my oldest friends...
Jeanie and Michelle... Have known both of them since 3rd grade...
That's a lonnnngg time... Let me tell ya!

Check out this machine... NEVER have seen one like this before!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fallbrook Quilt Show...

There were soooo many very beautiful quilts there... Over 200! But I am so in love with Mary Morrison and her work that she does. Take a look at just some of her quilts she entered. This is not all of them, I started taking pictures half way through the show.

- Is that a big WOW or what!!!!
I have already talked with her on getting a tutorial on how to do appliqué as she does. Maybe someday, I will be half as good as her!