December 31, 2008
December 29, 2008
If we do this together, we can encourage each other to get it done! So what do you say? Are you up to the challenge?????
December 28, 2008
This is Egg Bread sprinkled with sugar -- YUMMY FOR YOUR TUMMY!!! (and your hips too "grin")
Now here is Hubby's take on Grandma's Egg Bread.......Creamy peanut butter and syrup -- YUK! YUK! YUK!
December 26, 2008
December 24, 2008
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, The only one sleeping was Quilter's dear spouse. The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed, "Just a few stitches left, "our sweet quilter repeated, "Then I can hang them and head off to finish The pillows I'm making, fulfilling Mom's wish For something "quilty" to put on her couch", As she pricked her poor finger, our quilter yelled, "Ouch!"
December 19, 2008
While visiting Julie's blog, I saw where she had joined in the project. I decided "why not" and joined the project. So what do you have to do, you ask? Here goes:
The first three people to leave a comment on this post asking to join the "Pay It Forward" exchange, will receive a handmade item from me sometime during 2009. Each of these three people will make an announcement on their blog (with the photo) and send handmade items to those individuals to the people posting on their bogs, and it goes on and on.
You must have an active blog or website to be a part of this exchange.
December 15, 2008
Of course, there was TONS of food. This is a picture of just "some" of the food on the bar. It was "buffet style".
Sew, just who are these crazy women that call themselves the Wacky Pac Quilters??? There are nine of us in the group. Here goes:
First up is Kathy L. Kathy has a longarm quilting business "Kathy's Kuilts". She is a talented quilter and is always coming up with beautiful quilts. Kathy doesn't really do "computers" so we try to keep her up-to-date on all of our computer-related activities.
Next, we have Molly! Molly is a very creative quilter and she always comes up with some type of challenge for us. Yes, we usually moan and groan about it, but we always have a great time. She encourages us to "get out of our box" and try new, adventurous things.
Next up is Rhonda. Crazy Rhonda! Rhonda tries hard to keep us on track, but well, what can I say???? She hasn't been real successful in this area -- LOL! But I must say, she is often times the little instigator herself! Rhonda keeps us entertained with stories from her teaching days, events with Mom, and just plain life itself!
And next up is Kathleen. Kathleen is our "resident Yankee". She is from Michigan, but has lived in Texas for a long, long time. She has that "Texas Drawl" down pat. She is a very caring and loving person and we are proud to call her "Wacky".
Here is Charlotte. Charlotte lives about two hours south of us so she doesn't always get to participate in our monthly get togethers, BUT, she is always with us in spirit. And then there is Patty or "Mama Elephant". Patty is the "mom" of the group (or at least we let her "think" she is--LOL!) Patty and Charlotte are sisters and there are times that we have to have Rhonda perform an intervention between these two sisters.
And next, the last Wacky! That would be me -- Kathy or Dana or the Humble Quilter.
Molly challenged us to make a pin cushion and bring it to the party. Yep, you got it -- there was some moaning and groaning, but 5 out of the 9 of us did it! Below is a picture of the pin cushions. Go over to the Wacky Pac blog to see who made what. We put numbers on them and and each participant drew a number for the pincushion they would win.
Instead of exchanging gifts, we exchanged fabric!!! Every quilter loves fabric. Each person brought 3 1/2-yard pieces of fabric. We played three different games and each person went home with 1-1/2 yards of fabric. It was really fun and at times got really WILD. Below is a picture of the beautifully wrapped fabric.
December 9, 2008
The children were precious and it was a fun evening. Merry Christmas to all.
December 7, 2008
Those of you that know me, know that I love chickens and roosters. I found this Jim Shore rooster on Ebay. They no longer make this rooster so I was really excited to get him. He stands approximately 2-3 feet tall. My sister-in-law (another fowl lover) found one on Ebay and she stopped bidding at $70. I got this handsome young man for only $43!!!! I have also won a bid on a rooster holding a chalkboard. He is really cute too. I should be receiving him any day as the seller has already shipped.
December 3, 2008
I stayed busy at work--monthly report time--so that was a "good thing" (as Martha Stewart says). I came in from work, looked at the mail and visited with my hubby. I go back to the kitchen and lying in the mail stack was an envelope for me--all the way from Trysil, Norway! How in the world I missed this, I do not know!
November 25, 2008
~~My health; I am very blessed to be alive today
~~My country -- the good ole U.S. of A. and all those who have sacrificed so much that we may enjoy our many freedoms
~~My best friend and husband to whom I have been married for 37 years
~~My two sons and the wonderful and successful men they have become
~~My two daughters-in-law who are wonderful women and have added so much to our family
~~My three grandchildren who bring me pure joy and offer that unconditional love
~~My friends -- they are like charms on a charm bracelet -- ya just can't have too many
November 17, 2008
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award.
4. Add links to those blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.
I'm passing this award on to the following 10 blogs because they are all so very cool and I love visiting them. You always have great posts and are such an inspiration to me. I think you AND you blog are VERY COOL.
~~ Katy at The Country BlossomThis Simple Life of Mine
~~ Kathy at Kathy's Quilts
~~ Molly at Molly's Place
~~ Teresa at Stitchin Friends
~~ Sherrie at PinKeeps and Stitchin Too
~~ Karen at Log Cabin Quilter
November 13, 2008
November 11, 2008
November 8, 2008
November 2, 2008
November 1, 2008
Kathleen did so good. She worked on a lot of UFOs. This is one top that she finished -- a "Buck a Block" quilt in Thimbleberries.
And, "ta da", here is the little quilt I made. It isn't finished yet. I still have to do the hand embroidery. I think it is precious. Thanks Marcie for such great patterns.
Here is another one of Marcie's patterns from Patachalot Patterns -- the Indian Paintbrush. I believe this is her latest pattern.
And here are the fruits of my labor. I have to finish making the rest of the components and put it together. This pattern required use of the Tri-Rec tool. This is my first experience using theses rulers. Pretty easy to use.
Stay tuned.......more to come!
October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
Jerri is also working on her Americana blocks as well. Hers are the most beautiful *hehehehehe* -- private joke!
And then, there is crazy Rhonda. She is working on her string blocks so she can get this top put together this weekend.