Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope 2011 brings happiness and prosperity to everyone. No resolutions from me! I have finally learned not to set my self up for failure. However, I do intend to grab everyday and hug it close! Just try to squeeze the most from every day.

I started a new Blackbird Design cross stitch over the Holidays. I find cross stitch so comforting to do. I'm working on a quilt, and of course tolepainting every chance I have.

Happy crafting everyone.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nevada Barr, Author

I'm a little slow. I just discovered Nevada Barr, author of, among others, the Anna Pigeon series. So now I am on a mission to "read" (mostly I listen to books on tape, or cd as the case may be) all of this series. Anna Pigeon is a National Parks Ranger, and is transferred to different locations to keep us interested, and usually there is a murder involved, and then the ensuing pursuit to solve said murder. There are 16 novels that I know of, so I have my work cut out!

That is why I LOVE books on tape. I can sew, paint, etc. and still "read" at the same time. Right now I am trying to keep up with 2 BOM classes - both Civil War related. Both involve several blocks every month. This is keeping me on my toes!!

Happy sewing!!

Friday, April 30, 2010


I am alive. It has been a long time. I am quilting, painting, working, and surviving!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lincoln Civil War Quilt

I REALLY need this! I placed an order - it is on backorder right now. And the "headline" fabric for the backing is great. I can't wait.
DD1 one has been moving all week. Dad, future son-in-law2 , et all will help this weekend. I am happy for her and my 5 grand kids. New home, new memories, new life. They have been through a lot in the past 4 years. I could go on a tirade about desertion, no child support, etc, but I won't. Happy new Life!!
FYI I have a new granddog with DD2. His name is Chuy(chewy). The cutest Chihuahua ever! Will post picture of him and "the" ring soon.
Happy sewing everyone!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


It has been such an eventful summer. Lots of family stuff going on. I just didn't feel like talking about it all. But you know what? It never ends, so I will just plow ahead!

This was another Hatteras weekend and a lot of fun. In between the fun, guess what I did? I took about six years of "Craftworks" which later turned into "Create & Decorate" magazines with me. In the interest of space, I started tearing them up. Ripping out projects I really, really, like and pitching the rest. This saves so much room, and I should have been doing this all along. I subscribe to so many craft, painting, quilting magazines that it becomes a storage issue eventually. I don't want to look like one of those "hoarder" people! So that is my mission - pare down the mags and books. Then I will work on the paints, the wood, the fabric, etc. Maybe I'll be able to think better if I am more organized - yea right!

DD2 became engaged this weekend. If she will let me, I may post a pic of the ring later. It is beautiful. And my future SIL is great too. He is such a nice guy. I am so happy for them.

I HAVE been sewing. I need to take pictures and post them. If nothing else, it proves to me that I am accomplishing something. Speaking of that I better get busy on something right now!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hatteras Trip

Went to the Outer Banks last weekend. I saw these mugs and could not resist. A little corny, but I like them. Just lounged around, didn't do much. Watched Grand Torino. I love Clint. Good movie. We don't have cable down there and can't get "regular" TV, so we have to watch videos. Rewatched Lonesome Dove. That is one of my all time favorites. I just took my cross stitch and worked on that - Loose Feathers Club from Blackbird Designs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Checking In

Just signing in to confirm my existence - lol. In May I went to my Dear Jane class as well as the "Pitty Pat" sampler class. Have picked up a quilted medallion quilt that I finished piecing last year. Tonight is #1 grandson's elementary school end of year program - gotta go to that.

Check out Pulpitas Playhouse Blog - really cute. All about makeup and beauty. She is so cute!