Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Mystery Quilt

Bonnie from www.quiltville.com is having a mystery quilt that starts on New Years Eve day. She is an awesome traditional quilter, an author and has written for many major quilting magazines. You have to check her out! You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bumble Beans: HOLIDAY GIFT

Bumble Beans: HOLIDAY GIFT A bunch of great natural cleaning products. Check it out

Monday, October 13, 2008

QFAH block


Here is my first block for the QFAH with www.patchworktimes.com I put one together just to see what it would look like. I have a lot to do, they need to be pressed, squared

Monday Health and Fitness report

Well, I am kind of proud of myself. I managed to fit in 2 days of bike riding. I know I said I would bike ride 3 days a week for 30 minutes but I couldn't find time for a 3rd workout. ;( but I did 2 days so I am happy. The first day I rode I couldn't believe how out of shape I am. I rode around the block then had to stop and rest and start again. I didn't think I would make 30 minutes. This week I will JUST DO IT. I will ride 3 days for 30 minutes...no excuses! Oh yeah...I lost 1 pound.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

QFAH hour 1 & 2


Here are my half square triangles. I started mine tonight and so far I have made 40. Only 80 more to go. I am kind of worried about the background colors I picked out. Since his favorite colors are black and red, I tried to pick something different than leaves and flowers. I am hoping that there is enough contrast in the two colors.

Monday, October 6, 2008

FITNESS AND HEALTH GOALS

I joined the crafty, creative and fit group on http://www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com/ and I have not made a commitment to exercise yet. I have been on a low carb diet and lost 6 lbs in 1 month but I gained back 2 lbs within the last 2 weeks. So I have decided to make a commitment to start bike riding for 30 minutes 3 times a week. I am really good at making excuses for not exercising but this time I will not put it off or make excuses! I will JUST DO IT!! as the Nike ad says. LOL I really need to make a change in my lifestyle. I had a physical today and my blood pressure was kind of high...140 over 94. SO I will just do it when I get home from work!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

STAR BOM BLOCK 5


Well, here is Star BOM block 5. The stars are so pretty. I am really liking the stars more and more. Every time we make a new one that block is my favorite till the next one comes along! I am so excited about the QFAH quilt. I can barely wait till tomorrow. It is beautiful!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Judy L.QFAH starts Oct. 6



Today I went to the store and bought the fabric I am going to use for my QFAH quilt that Judy L designed. Her website is http://www.patchworktimes.com/ It is a beautiful quilt. I am going to make it for my 20 year old son for his Christmas present. His favorite colors are black and red. He does not anything girly like flowers and stuff like that. The red is a little different but with the black running thru it. I thought that would blend it all together. Anyways I really like the fabric I chose! I hope he does too. I think it will turn out great!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thrift shopping



Saturday I went thrift shopping. I went to Bridgeford Farms Thrift Shop. All proceeds help mentally challenge children and adults. Anyways I got some really good bargains? I took a picture of the material I bought. Every piece of fabric is about 2 yards and and I ONLY PAID $1 FOR ALL OF IT!! The lady said they have so much stuff they just wanted to get rid of it and get some money to the kids. The jeans were normally priced $3 a pair but all clothes were half price. So I got 3 pairs of Levis 505, 2 pairs of Wranglers, and 2 pairs of shorts for my husband for $14. The lawn cushions cost $16 and all they need are a good cleaning. So we found some really good bargains! We believe in recycling, going green instead of going out and buying all new things.

Pinchusion


I made this little pinchusion. I got the pattern on http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/ I thought it was real cute and I wanted to make it. It is easy and if you have extra buttons that is a way you can use them.

Friday, September 19, 2008

STAR BOM BLOCK 4



okay......here is STAR BOM 4. I did ok in the center of the block but then I had problem with the flying geese...oh well, it is not perfect but I still like it.

STAR BOM BLOCK 3


Here is STAR BOM # 3 It was a lot of fun. It was easier than the others. I really like it! Thanks Judy L. I am going to make #4 tonight

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Clean up



We started cleaning up this morning. My son, Quentin's grandson, Quentin and me all started cleaning the yard. It will take some time because there are little bitty pine cones all in the backyard. We need to get them up because of the dogs. JJ our lab, already cut her hind paw and has been limping. We need to bandage her foot. It is a lot of hard hot work.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Dog came in with the Hurricane



We were sitting outside Sunday and this dog came running to us. She is a beautiful dog. She is a pit bull and my husband wants her. He said she would be a good watch dog and people will be scared of her just because she is a pit bull. She appears to be a gentle, friendly dog, maybe a family pet. She minds real good. My husband named her Molly. Looks like we have a new dog!

Kindness of Strangers

About 4 pm today, my next door neighbor (Virgina) knocked on the door and said some other people from the neighborhood wanted to help us remove the tree that fell on our travel trailer. I was so surprised that I was kind of speechless because I was worried about how we were going to take that tree down because it is so big. I was afraid it would be too hard for my husband and I to cut it down ourselves. We didn't have the extra money to pay anyone to remove it. We spent a lot of money buying gas to run the generator. We had to drive about 25 miles from our house to get gas since the town we live in did not have any electricity. We ran the AC at night so we could get a good nights sleep. I had to cook on a Coleman camp stove and I was thankful we had that. We lost all our food in the frig and in the freezer. We were without power since the 13th. I was really suprised when they offer to help us. Anyways it only took about 30 minutes and the tree was off our travel trailer! We will have to pick up all the tree sections and tree limbs tomorrow. They were so nice and we thanked them and they were on their way. They will be in my prayers tonight! I know God will bless them for helping us!

Safe and Sound in Texas!!!



Hurricane IKE is gone. Yahoo! We finally got our electricity and water back today! We are all safe and in one piece. We give Thanks to God that we still have our lives and house. We did have some minor damage...our neighbors big pine tree fell on our travel trailer. The limb went thru the roof. We are really blessed because my husband was standing on the back porch when the tree fell and it barely missed him and our house by about 1 foot. Anyways it was so nice to take a nice hot shower and wash my hair now that we have lights and water. Here are a few pictures.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane IKE

We are hunkering in from Hurricane IKE. We are about 100 miles from Galveston, TX We will be getting a lot of rain and high winds. We decided to stay at home and ride it out. On Thursday we started getting ready for the hurricane, we bought soups, lunch meat, soda, water and nonperisherables. We put gas in our vehicles. We picked up everything out of the yard. We put our rabbits in a closed in cage. We will have all the animals in the garage. All we can do now is pray to God that everyone will be okay.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yahoo!! the Quiltville mystery starts Friday

I went to Bonnie's web site and she will start the mystery early! She is doing this mystery different than the last one , she decided to post all instructions so we can work on them when wer have time. I can hardly wait to start. A friend from work gave me some fabric scraps that I can use for the mystery quilt. There are some browns, tan and neutral colors. Bonnie's blog http://quiltville.blogspot.com

Pink Penguin: Tutorial: Fabric Basket

Pink Penguin: Tutorial: Fabric Basket

I seen this fabric bag and it is so cute. It looks easy so I think I will try to make one. I made a tote bag and practiced stippling for the first time! You can tell where I started and ended. The more I practiced the better it looked. I guess it is true.....practice makes perfect.... I use to tell my son that. practice practice practice

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Quiltville Mystery Quilt

I don't know about y'all but I can hardly wait till we get started on the mystery quilt. I have been thru my stash. I have some nice warm reds, browns and some green. I will probably buy some gold and black fabric. Just a few more days........

Friday, August 15, 2008

STAR BOM BLOCK 2



I finished block 2!! I was so excited for the 15th to get here. My husband went out of town for the weekend so I can do whatever I feel like doing for a change. No cooking, no distractions, just sewing on my quilts. It took me 2 tries because the first time the block measured 12" GRRRR... I was checking it out and it looked like my seams were to wide. I ripped it out and started over again and this time it came okay. Anyways it is a learning process. Well, here is my block I like it. Thanks Judy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hyena In Petticoats: Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial

Hyena In Petticoats: Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial


I found this tutorial on the cathedral window quilt. She makes it seems so easy that I want to try it. Her quilt is beautiful with the white background.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My husband's new toy


Today we went and picked up a new toy for my husband to play with! He has always wanted a BIG truck. It's has all the options he wanted and we got a really good deal on it. We have a travel trailer and need a big truck to pull it with. My husband is retired and we plan on traveling and seeing some of the country. I really love it too. For being so big it has a smooth ride and is really quite inside.

Finished my bargello quilt!

I finished my bargello quilt today around 2 PM. I will be wrapping it up and giving it to my niece Rene'. I call it an I spy quilt because I used all different kinds of children's novality fabrics. I want my niece and her 5 year old daughter Venus to be able to play with it. That way they will both have good memories playing and snuggling together with the quilt. I am so excited and hope they like it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I frogged the STAR BOM BLOCK #1 again


Hi I couldn't stand how crooked my stars were so I frogged it and did it over again last night! This one looks better but it is not perfect. I just brought me a Viking sewing embrodiery machine this summer and it did not have a 1/4 foot so I couldn't get my seams right. I also have an Kenmore and I decided to try the 1/4 foot from the Kenmore on my Viking and it worked!!! I was so happy. Here is a picture of my new block

Sunday, August 3, 2008

STAR BOM BLOCK 1


Hi I made the first block for Judy L Star BOM. I had a few problems with it and had to do some frogging but I finally figured out what I did wrong! I cut Fab. 4 twice on the diagonal and it was to small to make flying geese. Next time I will read the directions carefully and take my time. It was fun and I can't wait till we get the next block ;)

Friday, July 25, 2008

STAR BOM FABRIC


I am starting a new quilt from a website called http://www.patchworktimes.com/ Judy Laquidara Star BOM quilt. It is so pretty! I can hardly wait till August 1 when we get our first directions. I have my fabric picked out.

Here are my quilts



String-X (1st quilt I made) Bargello 2nd quilt Orange Crush


Well, here are the quilts that I have started on. I am kind of shy about posting pictures of my quilts because I am a new quilter and mine can not even compare to some of the beautiful quilts that I have seen online but here goes. I hope in time my quilts will be as good as everyone else.
I found Bonnie's web site (www.Quiltville.com) and I fell in love with her quilts. Everything I know about quilting I learned from her web site. I have bought a few quilting books but I mainly go by Bonnie's tips and info. Bonnies makes everything so easy and she give the best directions. SHOUT OUT to Bonnie!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!



Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yahoo!!! Rain


I live in a little town northwest of Houston, Texas and we haven't had rain for about a month! My grass is drying up (looks like burn spots in my front and back yard. My plants are dying!!! Last night about 3 am, it rained! Yahoo! It has been raining off and on today. I have taken some pictures of my quilts and I will post pictures later. Since I am a new quilter I don't have that many pictures but I am learning so I plan on making more in the future.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Honey and Me!


Here is a picture of my husband and me. I am happily married and I have 1 son from a previous marriage. My son is 20 years old.

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Magnolia, Texas, United States
I am happily married to a wonderful man. I have a great son and daughter-in-law! My husband is retired. I will be retiring January 2012 I am also a SENIOR...Yikes...SENIOR CITIZEN!! There are some good things about being a SENIOR....like getting your senior discount. I started using coupons and have saved so much money on my grocery bill! I want to share what I have learned about couponing!