June 17, 2015

Rippit! Rippit!

Good Morning All!  Rippit!  Rippit!  That's what I've been doing!!!  I'm making a "come back" with the quilting, but some things just never change!  LOL!  When you are piecing a block and you make a wrong cut, well, you know the song.... Rippit!  Rippit! At least it was just about 1/16th wrong so I was able to make the blocks work.

My LQS -- which I recently discovered!  And did I tell you it is ONLY 20 minutes from my front door to theirs???  Very dangerous!  Back to the LQS -- they have a block lottery each month.  The shop sells packets of fabric for $5 and it contains 4 fabrics to use in any type of 12-inch block you wish to make. Actually, I think it is a good marketing strategy -- gets people in the store and, hey, who doesn't want to win something!  Now, I'm not doing this because I need another UFO!!  Heavens NO.....I have boxes of them in storage that, hopefully, one day I'll get unpacked!  It's just a fun little thing and hopefully my blocks will bless the lucky winner!

I picked up the June packet and have made my blocks -- sorry, I failed to take a picture.  The fabric was very bright!  Why, I thought I'd have to wear sunglasses!  It was neon orange, yellow, pink, etc. -- really cute!!!

The July blocks will be Christmas.  Here is a pic of the two blocks (on my 'make shift design wall') that I will enter.  I'll let you know if I win.

I hope you enjoyed this little tidbit about my LQS -- Country Living Quilts.  They are tucked away in the country.

June 8, 2015

Good Morning!

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you each had a great weekend.  I sure did even though it was very busy!

I spent most of it at church.  We had a Ladies Tea -- Greater Joy!  Each table represented one of the fruits of the spirit and was decorated so beautifully.  I co-hosted the table "Love" and we decorated in red.  Here is a pic of just a few of the tables.

We decorated and prepared food all day Friday and the tea was on Saturday morning.  Great attendance and great support from the community.  I am new to this church and it was my first time to participate.  It was fun!

Today is housework day!  You know "housework makes you ugly" so I hope I don't look too bad after today.  It amazes me how a house can get so much dust everywhere!!!  I live alone and you would think it wouldn't get too dirty.....well, I have three grandchildren who visit often...so do I need to say more?????  LOL!

Have a terrific Monday! Hopefully, I'll get to work in a bit of sewing today!   Life is short....do something today that you LOVE!


June 4, 2015

I'm coming back!  It has been over TWO YEARS since I have posted on my blog!!!  Oh dear!  Lots of things have happened in those two years.  I'll share this in future posts.

If you have followed my blog -- hopefully, there are a few of you left -- you know that I lost my husband unexpectantly four years ago.  I lost interest in quilting and pretty much everything I enjoyed.  I guess grief can just do that to ya!!!

Well, I'm back to quilting and reading --my two very favorite pastimes.  There is joy in life and I am going to make the best of it.  Not to say that I don't miss my hubby --that I DO!!  However, I'm learning that I DO NOT WANT TO DIE WHILE I'M STILL ALIVE!!  So, I'm picking up the pieces (literally ;) and getting on with life).

I've made a table runner, working on a few UFOs (have enough to last me a lifetime!  LOL), and even starting a new project.

I'm really excited to be back to quilting and blogging so please stay tuned to see what type of shenanigans I am up too.

Have a Blessed Evening!!!

March 20, 2013

Hello Friends!  It's time to start the STITCH ME UP blog hop.  First off, let me give a shout out to Madame Samm and Jane from Janes' Fabrics for organizing and sponsoring this blog hop.  Thank you for all your time and effort!

It was just perfect for me as I like to do hand embroidery.  Below is the project I made.   I chose to stitch the "Diva" and make it into a pillow.  This pillow will probably be going to my granddaughter, Camryn, who is definitely a Diva!  I will admit I purchased the wrong size pillow form!!!  BUT, you get the general idea!  I'll get a larger one the next time I go into the "city".  ;)

I used several stitches in the project -- stem stitch, backstitch, lazy daisy stitch, french knots.

This has been a fun project.  I thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back to visit.  Now, I encourage you to go grab another cup of coffee or tea, or your favorite beverage and visit all the blogs to see the many different projects!  Have fun!

Selina Quilts    

March 1, 2013

Dress in Blue Day!

Today is "Dress in Blue Day" to kick off "Colon Cancer Awareness" month.  I'm rockin' my "Blue Over Cancer" T-shirt at my office today.  I am a 9-year survivor of colon cancer.  Praise the Lord! 

If you are over the age of 50 and have not had a colonoscopy, RUN to your phone and call your doctor.  I had NO IDEA I had cancer until it was found in a routine colonoscopy -- a test I had planned to never do!  I am so glad I had that test!  It really isn't bad at all -- you don't know what's going on.  The worst part is the day before the test!

Just do it!  It could save your life -- it did mine!

February 28, 2013

Whew!!! I may need a new battery!

I have been SEW busy!  We have a new little boutique here in town guess who has a booth????  This is something I've wanted to do for a really long time, but never 'followed through'.  Lord willing, I'm planning to retire in 18 months (but, hey, who is counting?  right?) and my plans are to spend time in my studio making quilts and quilted gift items -- anything fabric!  My friend has a booth at "Finders Keepers" boutique and talked me into doing this.  The great thing about it is that I'm the only quilter -- yea!  I put my items in the shop on February 12th.  ALL the quilts I put in the booth are GONE...Yep, sold every stinkin' one of them!  As Martha Stewart would say "that's a good thing".  So guess who is busy making more???  That would be (slowly raising hand)  me!  This full-time job is "just about" to get in my way!  ;)   Below are a few pictures of some of the items I've been working on.

 To the right is a jelly roll race quilt...my first one!  It was quick and fun to make!!
 To the left is the back of the jelly roll race quilt.

With Easter just around the corner, I thought the mini-quilt to the right would be just perfect.  It was a fun project and quick....did I say quick??  Four fabrics and half square triangles and you have a quick quilt.  I think it would be great in a larger size too.

I'm lovin' these headbands!  They are reversible and some of the customers say they are "great for working out! -- keeps that hair out of the face!"  I have more "in the works" that will have embellishments on them.

To the right is a Texas flag quilt (yep, I'm a Texan thru and thru) that I have framed.  Sorry about that reflection of the flash in the pic.  I also have some with a barnwood frame.

 To the left is some embroidery that I did.  This is my one of my favorite verses.  I was going to make it into a pillow and then decided to frame it!

Another framed Bible verse!