Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The quilting for this little quilt was done on my DSM, it took me much longer to do because
i have done so little quilting this way. I have a second baby quilt about 2/3 quilted hope to get
it done yet this week! I know the week is almost done.
I am so excited...Miss leah and brad will be home for a week. It's been a long time since they both have been home. I wish they lived closer...cutting this short, i have to get back to my quilting...ann
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
lighten the picture...or use the camera. given time i will
get it all together. I have to decide on borders...i thnik i have made up my mind on the inner border will probably put it on later this week.
Things here have been busy...I spent Fri and sat quilting with friends...truely a good time. Have been busy here at
home since then, trying to get a border on a quilt for a friend, only two more long seams and its out the door. I have now completed 6 blocks of my pick and choose quilt.
Irene is getting a break...she ran out of stuff at our sit and sew so she is up to block 9 and has decided to wait for me
to catch up.
Back to the borders
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
and it has been shipped! I feel like I have nothing to say when i have no pictures.
It has been really beautiful here the last couple of days! The sun definately improves my
mood. when it is cloudyand raining I am Doom and Gloom personified! I am gaining on my many projects, not as fast as i hoped but gaining!
have a great day
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
my puppy all 80 lbs of her ate the usb cord to my camera and at this time i have no replacement.
i will probably end up buying a new camera...the only thing i have found as a replacement has been an universal usb that was within $5 of a replacement camera...hmmmmm doesnt make sence. my camera is old enough that it has no memoy card.
i had a neat trip las month, went as a guest with an old high school friend (we graduated in 1959) to cancun...saw so much. It makes me truly grateful that I LIVE HERE!
frankly, i havent been doing much in the quilting area, or much of anything else. I have been having a major bout of depression...the trip helped at least i am now beginning to take baby steps to get my life in order...one small step at a time.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I will probably post a picture later today. Any way I have a number
July 26, o9
Fabric added this week 00yds
Fabric added year to date 326.5 yds
fabric busted this week 8.5 yds
fabric busted year to date 98 yds
net fabric busted to date minus 228 yds
Monday, July 20, 2009
on it...goose creek blocks are to the left. Since
Cully is at boy scout camp for the week I can use
his space til he is back. It give s me a chance for
a tenitive lay out on my goose creek quilt
I am over half way
I have my right side border on my offset geese
ready to assemble. Once I take them down I
will get the other sides ready to go too. this is
my focus quilt for the week.
My simple scrappy treasures quilt is slowly gaining too...this week i am working on
houses. I made all the frayed 4 patch
blocks so they will go back into the box.
I did get a set of snow ball and 9 patch
made last week...
its going to take a lot of leader enders to get the goose borders assembled to I am using my
ongoing blocks in this way. they dont get done real fast this way however my goal was to gain
on them this month and i think (know) I will.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Fabric added this week 00 yds
Fabric added this Year 326.5 yds
Fabric busted this week 7.5 yds
Fabric busted this year 89.5 Yds
net fabric busted year to date minus 227 yards
yep I still in the red, but as long as it keeps going down
I feel good...I do know that I have bought less than
20 yards of fabric, the rest was gifted to me and I love
it all! I some times just Pet the fabric! hmmmmmmmm
that doesn't get much busted!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I accually had a finish this week!!! I finished the wedding quilt for Leah's friend...I haven't seen Leah since she delivered it...I hope she likes it!
so my stash report is slowly creeping down!
Stash Report July 12, 09
Fabric busted this week 9.5 yds
Fabric busted yr to date 82. yds
Fabric added this week 00 yds
Fabric added yr to date 326.5 yds
Net stash usage year to date -(minus) 234.5 yds
hopefully i will have anothr finish soon so I will continue to
Monday, July 6, 2009
I sure hope I gain on them...If I bog down on one of them I will switch it out and try
again in an other month to get some thing done on it.
there is snowball and 9 patch from a swap up there from a swap, goose creek from
a no sew swap, and 2 blocks from Simple Scrappy Treasures a BOM from Claudia's
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
No last weeks quilts are not done...but I took them down to work on borders put the Jacobs ladder blocks up and will start arranging them tomarrow. about 1/2 of these were from swaps.
The double 4 patch blocks are not mine.
my 14 year old grandson cully went thru my books and decided that he wanted to learn to quilt...he has picked his own pattern and fabric from my stash. guess i will see a lot of him as he works on this. cully decided he wants a twin sized quilt!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
need revamped...the balance was off and it is wider than long...so i am removing one row
and adding those peices to the other six rows. the good thing is i have decided on the sashing,
and i am liking this quilt! that really helps. i guess its a good thing that I am an expert at
reverse sewing. Hopfully this will not throw me too far behind...
i spent a couple hours clearing the veggie garden today...i have been doing a little every
day for the last couple of weeks. I have made enough progress that I can get a large section of it planted. perenial weeds have taken it over after 2 years of neglect...it didn't even get mowed
down last year. its kinda awsome to see where I've cleared next to where I haven't.
some of the weeds are taller than me. I am about 3/4 done with the clearing. I only work
out there in the morning and evenings. I hide in the house in the middle of the day.
Of coarse this means my flower beds are neglected!
every one have a great day
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
but I have no guilt...Most of the red was gifted fabric and I love it!
so here goes
Fabric busted this week 4yds
Fabric busted year to date 62yds
Fabric added this week 00yds
Fabric added year to date 317yds
Net busted year to date -255yds maybe by the end of the year i will
be able to breaking even!!!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
in the hole at the end of the year...Big Time! I just have one small finish, but its
a finish for the week!
This is the first time I have been able to post to this list...finely figured out how
to post the url to a spacific post...it only took 5 months to figure that one out!
guess i shoulda asked.
anyway here goes
Fabric used this week 3yds
Fabric used year to date 58 yds
fabric added this week 00 yds
fabric added year to date 317 yds
Net fabric used year to date - 259 yds
hmmmmmmmm looks like i had better get to work, most of the added fabric
has been gifted to me...i truely am grateful for it!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
hers to help measure progress of ongoing projects. I guess if i make it public, i will be more apt
to stick to my guns!
The quilt on the left needs borders...i am working on them now. I am also working on a chinese coin
wedding quilt for a friend of leahs. As
soon as I have the strips done to please me i will add appliqued siggy
blocks to the white sections.
i was unable to go to the wedding,
so people signed the blocks too close to the edge, so i am putting them on with a decorative stitch...2 more rows to assemble and then i start adding the siggies and hopefully you will be able to read what people wrote....
all but one, she wrote good wishes on the front and signed it on the back!
i am not really sure how i will handle that one!
acccually, I am working on both quilts at the same time. I am working on the border of the scrappy Xand O using it as leader enders for the chinese coin strips. I will lock in on the chinese
coins when i no longer need the leader enders cause i want to have it done by July when Leah
is home. At that time I will pull another quilt that needs done, I do like working on more than
one at a time. Whats on your design wall?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
the closer is a zipper. My DIL Beth is modeling it. I think this purse is for a larger person than Beth...she is only 5'1"... i will probably make some changes in the next one, but, at least i have gotten my feet wet with this one! it wasn't as hard as i thought it would be.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
from friends on QOR i received 7.5 yds in florals they are beautiful! mosty FQs Then the very
next day Jan from SD (and her friends) cleaned and organized their stash! they sent me aprox
258yds (Measured by weight) of their excess fabric...its great fabric too! Quite a selection! i am rearanging my stash storage, so it will be forever before i get it all put away!
so this week my report is:
Fabric used this week: 00 yds
fabric used year to date: 55 yds
Gifted fabric added this week: 265yds
fabric added year to date: 317yds
Net fabric used -262 yds Yep that is a minus!
i think i had better get to work!!!!!!!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
the last two days have beenfull of friends! yester day Kris and her husband and son stopped here on their way home from cleveland with a load of fabric that had been gifted to me from Jan in ND. I am truely grateful and a little overwhelmed! there were aprox 258 yds of fabric, by weight ofcoarse, that she had brought from Jan's house to me! when i thanked Jan she told me that she and several friends had cleaned their stashes! WOW! It is all great quilty material!Thankyou north dakota girls...now to get to work on some quilts for kids at church.
today was great! Franny and Margaret came up from Columbus and we sewed all day! I am still having trouble focusing for long periods of time so i was up and down all day but i got a lot done on a purse...hope to finish it tomarrow, I have all the parts made now comes the assembly.
Franny and margaret brought me a basket of flowers that is the picture i posted on this post. in and among the flowers were fat quarters and larger peices of floral prints!! I am going to be one busy lady! Thankyou QOR girls! Iknew they were coming to sew...i did not know about the flowers!
I feel very blessed and loved, every one have a great quilty weekend!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
from oregon! what a wonderful mothers day present! we worked, beau fixed many
things that have been neglected for the past year AND he and one of my nephews
carried all my storage units and heavy stuff up from the basement so my sewing and quilting
storage is now up here so are all my sewing machines. i still have many totes to bring
up...they ran out of time. will have pictures as soon as i get some from every one.
we had great food, beau is a great cook and taught my 2 grandsons that live next door
some speciality items...we just had a great time the whole weekend!!! i can't wait
for next fall when they come back.
ps i am finely sewing again,, started today!
Monday, May 4, 2009
i was gifted a huge stack of fabrics at a quilt retreat over the week end...i think every one
there probably thru some in. i weighed the fabric in, too much to measure and there is close
to eighty yards of fabric or more here. plus i had a gift card here, that i used for 5 yards
of Kona black and 2 yards of neutrals. (i bought these before i was gifted). i also had used a
gift card for a yard of quilted fabric for a purse for leah. so...........
week 17, no change
fabric added this week 88 yds
fabric added this year 107 yds
fabric busted this week 000 yds
fabric busted this year 55 yds
net busted this year -52 yds
hmmmmmmmm i think i had better get to work on my quilts or i am going to be in the hole
at the end of the year. i do know a friend in north dakota has sent a sizeable amount of
fabric to me too so when it arrives i will be even more in reverse. i am not whining, i love
scraps and gifted fabrics, its just kinda overwhelming when it comes in!!! it will be used!
thank you every one!!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
at 7:56 wed morning. He was comfortable at the end. He had a very long year fighting his
cancer, some of it was good. he chose to be able to spend most of the last year in our home,
he did have 3 hospital stays, but in the end he was comfortable at home.
he was a good man, well loved by family and friends. Larry's memorial service will
be later today where he wanted it, in his own back yard with family and friends
attending. i was truely blessed to be able to care for him this past year.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
well, i was hoping to be ready to quilt today...and i still haven't finished getting the frame together...i am changing the tubing that holds the aprons on. i only have one to do. the top
laying on the floor in back of the frame on the middle rod is waiting patiently for me to
get going. accually its even a UFO started before larry got sick last year. the top has been
done since probably dec.
i have gotten most of the displaced furniture in its new home. it just takes about 3 times
as long to do anything than i expected. there is room between his hospital bed and the
quilting frame for my matress...so i am not displaced. if he decides to sleep back there
there is room for both of us. he has been sleeping in the recliner in the living room, feels
more comfortable there.
i hope to get some more work done in the sun room or sewing done here in the living room
today...it just depends how much company larry gets today. have a great quilty day
Monday, April 13, 2009
so there are no changes to my numbers.
larry has had a rough week, brandy and josh's wedding took a lot out of him.
too much going on and he was super tired...he is finely feeling a bit better.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
fabric added this week 00 yds
fabric added year to date 19 yds
fabric busted this week 00 yds
fabric busted year to date 36.05
net busted year to date 24.05
net busted year to date correction.......17.05
dang i sure hated to put in the correction...but i guess i have to be realistic a real bubble
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
i finished something!!! granted it's small, but brad's bath mat is finely done! what next? i decided to do the tacking of the binding of drew and laura's sisters choice quilt by machine, i am using a decorative stitch on it. i was going to do the tacking by hand, but the quilt just sat here for 2 weeks and i did nothing. this morning i decided to take my own advice, "done is better than perfect" so its now on my machine.
larry is tired today, says he is planning to get lots of naps. he probably could if the phone wouldn't keep waking him up. speaking of larry he just said he is hungry...so i am going to get him something to eat
Friday, March 20, 2009
and constant phone calls checking up on him. he has had a very rough time the last 3
days. i have had so little time and am so behind keeping the home front caught up.
right now he is my priority...not house work or my quilting.
every day i have a list of a couple of quilty things i want to do...but for now they will
only get done during the good times.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
and man they are nice!!! now to get some basement time for cutting. i love all my scraps
i may never get them all cut but they are all loved! oh well, better get the stash report done!
fabric added this week 10 yards
fabric added year to date 19 yds
fabric busted this week 00 yds
fab busted year to date 35.55 yds
net busted year to date 23.55 yds
Saturday, March 14, 2009
larry...this is kayla. kayla is about 10 months old,
a lab and hound X. beautiful puppy.
acually, larry and i are in the picture too!! larry
is the grey legs in brown recliner and i am blue
legs directly behind kayla.
dd brandy took the picture with her cell. kayla
has stolen our hearts...and taken over about 1/2
of our living room. thankyou margaret!
larry has had lots of company since he has been
on hospice so very little sewing has been done.
and kayla ofcoarse, gets her share of my attention...she is big but still a puppy! lots of trips
outside. maybe tomarrow i will get bath mat #2 finished. i just started quilting it today and
it got so busy around here so it is still just barely started.
Friday, March 13, 2009
these 5 blocks are for a swap i am in. the quilt pattern is "galexy of stars and scraps" these
friendship star blocks will alternate with an
eight pointed star block. now i have to do
5 eight pointed star blocks for the swap. i know this is just a start...the quilt takes 24 friendship star blocks and 25 of the 8 pointed star blocks.
they are not hard its just that time is a little
short right now.
larry has had all kinds of company plus getting
all the hospice stuff set up. it seems like so
many people here all the time. but, so much
better for him to know how loved he is.
margaret is coming today bringing a dog for larry. he has been lost since this winter we had
to put his last dog down. she had cancer and was in a lot of pain. i hope he and kayla truely
bond...oops time to start something for him to eat.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
more damage at this time to his general health than benifit. he agreed. his
metasisized tumors in the "good" lung are growing like gang busters. the goal now
is quality of life. he is relieved that he no longer has to go out for treatments.
good thoughts and prayers are apprieciated
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
8 hours in the local ER and have appointments today and monday to find what is going on.
they think it is cancer progressing, ther were X rays and CT scans...checking for blood clots
in his lungs, there were none. larry went from potsing around the house even doing a flight of steps several times a day to almost no activity. any activity definately affects his O2 level.
i am scared, there is nothing i ca do to make it all better. around him i keep my chin up
and try to keep normal activity up in fact to day i will be putting binding on my sisters choice
quilt if i change my activity it scares him which makes things worse for him. i am so
glad i brought a sewing machine up to the living room so i can keep him company
and let him see normal activity.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
i should have both of these mats done by now and here i am just quilting the first one. accually i have been fighting a nasty migraine for the last 3 days and just done a little at a time. i don't get migraines very often anymore but every once in a while one rears its ugly head. i am better now, i sure hope i have seen the end of this one! hopefully, next week i will get more accomplished.
i guess first things first...since i have been down i have to unbury the house. its amaizing with only 2 of us here how much damage can be done to the order in the house in just three days!
i want to get the sisters choice quilt turned on the frame and finish quilting it
star blocks for swap finished
the bath mats quilted
work on the NYE mystery
larry has no schedualed appointments this week. for that we are both grateful. he has had a bad few days so maybe being home and resting will help.
not much to report on the stash report but here goes
fabric added this week 1 yd year to date 9 yds
fabric busted this week 00 year to date 34.55 net bust for year 33.55
aprox fabric on hand 3291.45
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
it is ready to sew and birth (simple process, sew around
all four sides leaving a small area unsewn so i can turn it
rightside out). i saw a bath mat on line a year or so ago, and
i am sorry i have no idea where, my old puter ate the site.
anyway i made changes to suit myself but it would be nice
if i could give credit for the idea where it belongs.
the backing has been cut from an old bath towel, there is no batting.
hopefully in a couple of days i can show you the finished mats!
yesterday was a great day, Franny and Margaret came
to visit from columbus. we went out to lunch and went to
Mrs millers dry goods store.
i did well, i bought 2 quarter yard and 1 half yard cut of
fabric that i accually needed. i also bought a king batting, need that if i am ever going to get my trail mix quilt done.
we came back to the house and spent some time with larry all 3 of us working on projects
as we chattered. all and all it was a great day! thankyou franny and margaret for the fun day and thankyou brandy
for staying with your dad so i could have a day out.
well, its time to birth 2 bath mats
Sunday, February 22, 2009
both bath mats pieced, today i hope to get the appliques fused and on the mats, i would
love to say that i will have the applque work done but, this is sunday and larry usually
has bunches of company. if he doesn't i should get some done. after all, i don't have
the templates finished yet, thought i would have that much done. at least i have the fabric
i will be sewing on other stuff up here til i get a chance to go downstairs and get all the prep
work done...still have half square triangles to sew for my scrappy X and O UFO, my NYE
mystery, DD etc etc etc.
i cannot believe how much stash the bulleye quilt busted! with 90 back ground squaresplus 9o 0f 8", 6", and 4" squares to cut circles just for the blocks alone by the time i added shashing backing and binding that baby took 21.75 yds!
stash report for this week:
stash added this week: 00 year to date: 8 yds
stash busted this week 21.75 year to date: 34.55 yds
fabric on hand: 3290.45 aprox
Saturday, February 21, 2009
golly,it feels good to acually get something done.
i have learned a lot doing this quilt...its my first QAYG (but not the last),
first folded triangle label and only the second time i have used erica wilsons completely machine applied binding.
hard to believe i have been playing with quilts since the 60's and just now tried some of these methods.
after i make a med run for larry, i hope to finish piecing a bathmat...its #2 of a set, then i will try to mach applique both of them at the same time. would like to be able to get them both done and in the mail by next week. then it will back to my ufo's for a bit.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
i am now adding the 1st step of the 4th row...its slow going for me but it's working!!! There area total of 10 rows so they probably won't get done for a couple of days. Larry usually gets company on the week ends and that puts a crimp in my sewing time...but i am glad he gets the company. once the quilt is together just binding and label so i should have this done by the middle of next week.
my stash report has not changed i have still finished nothing, added nothing....Yikes!!! i sure need my brother 1500 so i can use auntie grace, oh well, i am getting a slow gain...there should be a number change next week. i will probably try to get the bath mats i am working on done if my quilting system is still down and ofcoarse the bulls eye should be done too.
gratitude: we had good weather and roads for larry's dr appt's
Monday, February 9, 2009
BUT i have been busy...i got all 90 bulls eye blocks quilted...i have started putting rows together
with sharon pedersons qayg method, not hard to do just time consuming. since its my first
time with the tecnique i expected slow. so far i am pleased, but, sure i had my machine
back from the shop i sure miss working on auntie grace. i know ...whine whine whine.
no pictures yet, but will post one when i have the quilt together. i want to get more done today...
so its time to get busy. probably will do no sewing tomarrow, larry has a dr appt and i want this quilt set by the end of the week
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
today i hit the 68 year marker...i am still well, still quilting, and, still
able to take care of larry AND remembered to get my new license plates yep,
and the new drivers license!! i have many gratitudes today this was just the
well, here is my step 4 of the NYE mystery...
am about half way thru step 5...slowly i am gaining.
this has been a strange week, a lot of much needed running. ah well, now its done for a while. sure didn't get a whole lot done around here,
the running takes a huge hunk out of the day. i am still picking out the quilting on my sisters choice quilt...sure wish i were done. i still have 3 thru 5 weeks or more with out a working auntie grace sure miss my big brother (1500 series) i don't know why i am in such a rush, i still have a lot of quilting to undo.
its quiet here now, finely, larry had company most of the day so i am going to try to get some sewing done... miss scrappy pants, ann
Monday, January 19, 2009
keep after myself i will completely forget to keep track.
stash report thru 01/17/09
fabric added this week 8 yds
fabric added this month 8 yds
fabric added year to date 8 yds
fabric busted this week 0
fabric busted this month 12.8 yds
fabric busted year to date 12.8 yds
Net busted year to date 4.8 yds
until auntie grace is up and running my stash busting is going to be very, very
limited. at least this is a private challenge and i know that i am still sewing
today Larry had a Dr appt so we spent the day dealing with
medical stuff. he is still loosing weight he now ways only 100 lbs. it is so
scarey...he eats all the time. we found out today that the cancer in the "good"
lung is growing. larry opped to wait a month before starting another round
of chemo, he and the dr are concerned about is he strong enough to tolerate
the chemo. It has been a long hard year for him. at least we at this point
are keeping his pain under control.
it is late, i am going to try to get some sleep now.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
this wouldn't have been so bad except, i had resewn these 2 blocks earlier.
i know i am dislectic but this is getting fustrating. when i finely get these
done and in the mail it will be a relief.
i hope to post later today I have to figure my yardage for the week, i know i
didnt gain in usage this week because i have not finished anything, and thats when
i count yardage as busted. i also know i added 8 yards spent part of my Christmas
gifts at joanns.
gratitude for the day:
larry slept well last night
temps above 0 this morning