Friday, December 30, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Dh spent the day making pepper relish. It was his first time to can anything and I think he did a pretty good job. What he started with and what he ended up with. I'll post some pictures of the current state of the quilt room soon. I havet to take some first.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Now my question is how do I make food in jars a link so you could just click on it and go there? I'm not sure how to do this and I sure would like to be able to do it as I often find things I would like to share.
Okay, back to the quilt room to get some more work done.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
This week we had a ductless heat pump installed in the quilt room. It will also provide air conditioning if it ever warms up around here. It's a nice small unit, runs quietly and doesn't take up any floor space.
Last week Dh went to Kalispell, MT for the wedding of our nephew. I managed to make a Double Irish Chain Wedding Quilt for him to take. I had enough blocks made so I am making another one for the grandson for his graduation quilt. Then I have one to get done for a great-neice in Bend, Oregon.
My desk top computer is once again at the computer doctor. Something really got ahold of it this time when I went to check on it I was told they were still trying to work through the computers issues. Hopefully it will get to come home this week. Well, that's what I've been doing what is happening in your part of the world?
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We had snow then rain this morning and then it cleared off and we had some sunshine before it started to cloud up again. Tomorrow will be one of those wait 5 minutes and the weather will change days. Think we will go to the movies and watch the Limitless movie. Dh wants to see it I may decide to go watch Rango.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
This quilt is one of my favorites. My sister designed this pattern and one weekend we pieced it for a customer of mine and I quilted it using the Double Rose Vine pantograph. It really came out nice and I'd like to make one for our bed. My sister calls her pattern House of Cards.
This quilt is called King David's Crown from a book by Sally Schneider and Barbara J. Eikmeier called Traditional Quilts with Painless Borders. I was lucky enough to be able to take a class from Sally when she lived in Washington. I'd also like to make another one of these large enough to fit our King Sized bed so it is on the TO DO list. The cat is Squeak giving it the cat seal of approval. Hope spring is showing in your area soon.
Finally, keep the Japanese people in your prayers. They will survive, but it will be a very long haul. There are places starting to gather quilts to send and you can find out some information at Quiltville.com.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I was looking through all the pictures I have taken since we moved to Idaho. I came across this one of Dh and our friend Richard when he came for a visit last summer. He didn't stay very long, but he and DH had a good visit and it was nice to see him again. Last month we received word that Richard had passed away in his sleep. To say it was a real shock is an understatement. It is still hard to believe that I can't send him any more funny jokes and stories or give him a call to see how he is doing. He was Dh's friend, but he also became my friend. So I encourage you to not put off doing something you really would like to do you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Anyway, Congratulations to Candace she won the signed copy of the book and Regan won a set of my Quilt Bugs. If you two ladies will email me with your mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org I'll get your gifts in the mail to you.
Thank you to everyone else who entered and I hope you are the lucky ones the next time around.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The give away has started and you have until midnight Friday the 25th to enter. I am looking forward to your quilting story.
Friday, February 18, 2011
1. You must have a blog for your entry to count and post about my give away on your blog. All others are welcome to post, but no blog no entry, sorry.
2. Please tell me how long you have been quilting, why you got started and your favorite quilt pattern to make. Anything else you want to mention is fine also. Example: I have been quilting since 1989. In 1990 I got my first quilting machine because I really didn't like quilting on my sewing machine and I didn't like to tie my quilts. When I got the machine DH said, "It's to expensive ($3200.00) for you to have and maybe not use, so I went into to business just so I could have the machine. I discovered I really liked it and I am still in business today. My favorite quilt pattern is the Ohio Star. It's really hard to pick just one.
3. Last but not least have fun.
The first winner will get the signed copy of Bonnie Hunter's new book Scraps & Shirttails II. I'll have a couple of other things also and will post them over the weekend. Winners will be picked by a random number generator.
So if you don't have a blog and really want to be in the running for a chance you have time to get one set up. Like me you may find you enjoy it more than you thought you would.
I'll leave you with a picture of Squeak enjoying her new climbing, scratching stand. She loves to sit on it and watch the action or create her own.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The green and white block is a Disappearing Four Patch Block. I started with 4 6" squares sewn together and then I cut 1.5" from the center line top, bottom, left and right and turn the 4 center rectangles 90 degrees and sew it all back together. Easy and fast to do.
Monday when I was trying to sew Squeak was making all kinds of
noise unter the sewing table and when I stopped to take a look this is what I found. Squeak had thrown herself away. She is not helpful when it com
Last but not least Connecting Threads has a new feature called Kit Builder. You can build your own kit