November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just want to say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my blogger friends. May you surround yourselves with family and friends and have a Blessed Day. Don't eat too much, BUT it's okay to "gobble till ya wobble"! What am I thankful for?
~~A God that loves me and blesses me -- even though I don't deserve it

~~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

~~My hobby -- quilting -- all the joys and relaxation it brings me

November 17, 2008

Butterfly Award

Oh My Gosh! I have received the Butterfly Award from CathyJean at Home Sweet Home, Noble. She says I have a "cool blog"! Thank you so much. I am so honored.

The rules are:

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 Blossom

~~ Karen at Living Life at LeeHaven
~~ Sherri at A Quilting Life
~~ Rhonda at Ravelly1

~~ Ann-Marie at This 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

Spring Fling Roundrobin II

This is the quilt I received today from the Spring Fling Roundrobin II. It is wonderful and I am sew proud to receive it. It is made with my favorite -- Civil War fabrics in lovely shades of pink/brown.
The center was made by Carol of Vermont; the 1st border by Susan of Arizona, 2nd border by Julia of Idaho, and the handquilting and binding by Alicia of Washington. THANK YOU LADIES!

November 11, 2008

Veterans' Day

Today is Veterans' Day -- a day where every American citizen should give their thanks to our Veterans. It is these men and women who give selflessly of themselves to defend our freedoms and our rights. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice -- their lives.
It doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing, if you see a man or woman in military uniform or see a person you know is a veteran, you should take a moment to stop and say "thank you." It is amazing how their eyes light up and how proud they are.
I am very proud to say that I come from a long line of Veterans. My Daddy, my Grandpas, my Uncles, my Father-in-Law, my Husband, my Son, and many friends. It is with a very grateful heart that I say THANK YOU.
I leave you with this question: Have you every thought about this? There are two people who have given the ultimate sacrifice for you and me -- Jesus Christ and the American G.I.

November 8, 2008


Wannabe a Wacky???? Most of you that follow my blog know that I'm a member of the "esteemed, infamous, and CRAZY Wacky Pack Quilters of Texas. We have sew much fun together and we want to share that fun with you. Go over to the Wacky Pack Blog and see just what you have to do!

November 2, 2008

Holiday Miniature Booty Swap

I am participating in the Holiday Miniature Booty Swap with the Quilting Pirate. Here is a pic of my flimsy that is waiting to be quilted. (The piece is not crooked, it is just the photographer -- I think she may have overdosed on chocolate and laughter). I finished it during the retreat. Grab you a good, hot cup of coffee or tea (or maybe wine) and settle down in front of the fireplace and enjoy the holidays.

November 1, 2008

Saturday at the Wacky Retreat

SEW, does this scare you? Here is Rhonda, Molly and Jerri trying to figure out something on the computer.

Isn't this a beautiful block???? Molly is reproducing an antique quilt. She had made four of these blocks in red and green. She is now in the applique process.

Molly takes a break from applique.

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.

Annale is working on this panel from Nancy Halvorsen. It is so beautiful -- just like Annie!

Check out this cute pattern from Patchalot Patterns. I was first introduced to this line of patterns when I visited a quilt store while visiting my son in Virginia.

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!