The one thing I am looking forward to the most in the New Year is getting my new prescription glasses ... so I can see ... and sew ... and read ... and blog ... again ... :-) Pat
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Today we went on our annual Christmas Tree hunt. We found "the perfect tree" ... a seven and a half foot Blue Spruce which we cut ourselves at Liberty Acres Tree Farm, carried home and now is set in the living room awaiting our tree decorating party which will be later in the week when we can again assemble the family. Now our home is scented with fresh cut spruce.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm .... divine!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I shall be happy this year to see the summer allergy season come to an end. It has been a long, hot, dry summer.
Life has been in the way far too often to the past few months and I have not been sewing. Usually everyday troubles make me wish to see the pretty fabric flowing through my fingers and soothe and smooth away the wrinkles, but it just has not been sew.
I am hoping the cooler weather will bring more than a change in the seasons ... a new beginning rather than just an end of something ... "seasons change and so do I" ...
I am hoping there is time left for you ...
........... Trivia Time: Name that song ;) ...........
Saturday, May 29, 2010
These are 6" Square Charms.
I have chosen a Black/White Theme ...
one black-on-white print charm
one white-on-black print charm
I hope everyone likes my choice. :-)
I have had a lot of fun with these quick and easy swaps. Members take turns choosing the color choice or theme and each of us send two different 6" squares directly to each swapper. This is great way to use up stash and gather fabric for a charm quilt. If you have what is needed in your stash the cost is only a .44 cent stamp to get two new charms. It is always fun to see what others will send and I have really received no duplicates of fabrics in all the months I have been playing.
With these black/white prints I have a plan to add some of the bright colored charms I have received in previous swaps and make a bright and bold quilt.
If you would like to join in the fun, sign-up here ...
New swappers are always welcome!!
On the home front, I have had a very nasty summer cold that just does not want to quit and I have gotten very little done this past week. Nor was I well enough to go to the quilt shop yesterday to use their long-arm as planned to quilt a couple of quilts. I do not even really feel like going on a quilt shop adventure today although my hubby would like to go on an excursion. Last weekend, before my cold became full-blown, we did have a lovely outing to a quilt shop on the way to the beach where he added to His Oriental Fabric Stash and then we journeyed on and indulged in a real treat ... a huge, yummy Fisherman's Platter at the best place on the northshore of Boston for fried fish. Mmmmmmmm!
Hope everyone enjoys a wonderful long Memorial Day Weekend!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Butterfly was not even interested in inspecting, as I had just opened the window to let in some fresh spring air and she quickly grabbed that prime location and paid no attention to the swapping. Nice kitty, too.
My system for making sure I do not give a swapper back her own fabric is to cover her pile with her "control sheet" when I am working on her package ... in this case, Sherry's. Since Sherry and her daughter Nikki are both in the swap, I try not to give either one of them the other's fabrics as I sure they share fabric at home. That way they get more variety.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
May your dreams stay big"
... Rascal Flatts, My Wish
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I have had a request to see my furry quilty helpers ... so here they are!
Butterfly, the black and white tuxedo cat, is almost 9 years old and is my daughter's cat. She is one of the most affectionate cats I have ever known with her family, but she does not like strangers. Boyfriends must pass the Butterfly test if they hope to be around for any length of time. ;-) My daughter and hubby plucked her from a shelter one Saturday while I was away with my camping gals teaching an outdoor cooking class. My daughter who was thirteen at the time had a month earlier stood holding her three year old birthday kitty while she had to be put to sleep suffering from feline leukemia. We had adopted that kitty from a friend who did not know the mother was suffering from this disease when she had her litter. Lily at three years old was then longest surviving kitty from the mother and her babies and we even had a eye removed surgically to prolong her life. We did everything we could to make Lily's short life as happy as possible. My daughter needed a new baby to love. My husband says this kitten was just laying there and showed no personality and he tried to talk my daughter into a "more animated" kitten. My daughter insisted this was the one and named her Butterfly before they had even signed the papers. Butterfly has shown herself to have a lot of personality! LOL Since my daughter is away much of the time now at college, her cat and I frequently console each other while "Our Girl" is gone.
Butterfly thinks all my quilts are hers!
Mina dissagrees ...