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

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


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


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 ;)

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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 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!