Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

It's a New Year and it's time to start my year out doing some of my UFO's.
Jennie has sent me some of mine so I have no excuse for not working on them. I meant a lady here in the park that is a quilter and she belongs to the quilt gild here so we are making plans to go. At last I have found a quilter!!!!
I will post a photo of the one I will start in a few days.
It was a very quiet New year's eve here. DA and Al gave up around 11:40 and went to bed so I saw the New year in by my self.
Everyone here in Florida sets off fireworks for the New Year. It sounded like a war zone for a while then by 12:05 it was silent.
Happy New Year to every one!! Flicsha

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Yes I am feeling very happy . My Dear Sister Donna sent me a gift of 2 doz. mixed roses and the small box of chocolates that I consumed immediately. The photo isn't very good but they are beautiful. The chocolates weren't bad ether!! My Dear friend Debby sent this book of where we lived and grow up. It's just full of photos from the past and present.
Everyone in my life has been so thoughtful this year. I am just overwhelmed with it all.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gift for Aunt

I was making book covers for Jennie to give for gift's to her co-workers and my DA loved them so much. I made her one. She loves pink and yellow.


What would I do with out my family that sent me wonderful things to brighten up my Christmas away from them? They are all so thoughtful and good to me. Some of the nice and perfect gifts from my sister Sue. It was so much fun to open the box.
Yes my slippers fit! thank you Sue! Jennie sent me this stack fabric. What more could a quilter ask for?

A bag to put them in! I just love the fabrics she used to make this bag just for me.
They have made me fell very special and blessed this Christmas. Their thoughtfulness and good wishes were just the thing for me here in not so sunny Florida!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Playing with my machine

I got this pattern from Embroidery Library for $1.00. I love this sight on the Internet. They have 1/2 price and $1.00 sales all the time. it makes it very affordable to but designs. I like one color embroidery.
I found this frame at the $ General Store near me for $2.00. I think it is just perfect for this embroidery.
I got all 3 frames and will do 2 more for gifts.

It makes gift giving a fun thing when it doesn't cost you a arm and a leg.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yesterdays prolect

I stitched these out on the embroidery machine yesterday. They are going In Christmas cards.
I put a note on the back to be used for tree ornament or a book mark.
I made them flat to mail in a card.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One more and counting

One more finished. This is for a guy . I thought the print fabric looked like a neck tie fabric.I think Tom will like this . He loves his suits and ties.
The count down has started to get things finished and in the mail all over the country.
I am waiting on DD Jennie to send me the quilts she is quilting for me so I can get them bound and mailed in time. HO! HO! HO!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Yes! Still doing throws.

The weather here is great. It just now acts like early fall.
Not a bad place for the winter!!

I have all the throws done but one and it's 1/2 way done now.

One more address cover for Christmas.
I think I have one more cover to make and that will be all the address covers this year.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some more

Here are the ornaments I have made for family and friends The mouse is for DS Donna she loves them. The center front one is for Ruth and Geo. my former boss and husband.
I made my kids and grand kids the tree this year.

Some things I have been working on

Hi all!
These are some of my Christmas gifts I have been working on. I by the throws and crochet around them and embroider the names or the first letter of their name on them. It is a little more personal that way.

This one Is for my uncle and aunt, in Washington. I made them a special ornament as you can see. They love to gamble.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

untruned 12

I used the 5 FQ's I messed up and 2 more to make this on. I made all the blocks the same way and used one fabric for part of it. I just turned the middle row and just staggered them. It's not a great work of art but I like it better than the other ones. It will keep someone warm.
And yes NW it does go very fast. I think they take longer to cut than to sew up.
I have been trimming some fleece throws and I think I am going to embroidery on them. I will post a photo when I finish some of them.

Friday, November 13, 2009

one more on the 13th

Hi! It's Friday the 13th! Yes it was a day! I cut 5 FQ's wrong. So I down sized then I cut some others wrong. I mixed and matched and made do. I sewed fabric inside out. Well you get it by now everything I tried to do was not right today. It should have only taken 2 hours at the most but it took all day. I hope the person that gets it for Christmas enjoys it.
Thanks everyone for you input. I am with you Linda. I think this is the last one for me but I do have the 5 FQ's miss cut and going to give myself a challenge to see what I can do with them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

TV time

I have to sit a watch TV with my Aunt and Uncle in the evening so I have been doing receiving blankets. I have all ready sent Jennie 2 and I hope to get these in the mail with the quilt tops Monday. I have one more quilt top to put together. I like to do the little girl ones more than the little boys . But little boys need them to!!

To scrapy for me!

These are fast but just to scrappy for me. I like things to go together and look more pulled together. They will make a good drag a long quilt in the chair, on the floor or anywhere they want to curial up and snuggle under a quilt. They are to be used and enjoyed for there comfort.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One more down

One more gift down and counting. This one is for Al My DU. He is a retired vet and very patriotic. He is 88 years old. He seems to be cold all the time . That's part of getting old I think.
We are in Florida and you would thing if anything he would be hot. Now it goes in the stack to send to DD Jennie to quilt for me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas gifts

Well we all lucked out here and the hurricane wasn't very bad. It did rain a lot and the wind blow but not to bad.

I made this little cover for my DC Gayla's granddaughter. I think Lilli will like it . I got the strings from a bag of scrap strings I got from Hancock fabrics. they were on sale cheap. I had to make do with what I had. It's big enough to use as a nap cover for a 4 year old that loves pink. this one is for my DC Gayla. She likes neutral colors and light blues so I had DD Jennie pick me out some FQ's and send to me.

It is a turning 20 pattern and goes very fast. After the cutting that is.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas gifts.

More address books. That will finish Christmas gifts for my Orchard quilt group. Now to pack them up and send them off. I have been using scraps from a aunt grace quilt I finished and sent to DD Jennie to quilt.
My chunky pin cushions. These are 4" to 5" sq. and 3" or so tall. I like making them out of left overs from my quilt projects and they do make great gifts for sewers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

New blonde in town!! Self portrait

I put a med. Blonde on my hair this morning. I kind of like it. You may not think it's darker but it's not gray or white anymore. This is a self portrait so please don't be to critical. And don't look at the chipmunk cheeks!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I love my sewing machine!!!

I got my sewing machine Tuesday and it's be humming along every scents. I did these for some family and friends in Arizona. Everyone can use a new address book.
These are for my quilt group back in Orchard they are going to have their Christmas party the second Monday of November. I am sending them to my DD Jennie to put on the books for me and wrap them as it cost so much to mall books back and forth. I had the address books in my sewing room and left them for her to take care of for me.
The top one with the L is the only one with a book in it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My birthday surprise

DD Jennie sent my sewing machine and other sewing things , fabric and my quilt she finished for me for my Birthday the 25 th of this month. what a nice surprise it was in the bottom of the box!!Of coarse I had to bind it before I could use it . But that was just fine I did it last night while watching an old movie with my DA Gladys.
I had the 2 boxes Jennie sent unpacked and the machine was humming all afternoon. I am so happy to have my sewing machine I think you could say it's my best friend. I missed it everyday . The last 2 months have been long ones with out it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Navarre, FL.

This is the Island on the other side of the bridge from me. It's all Hotels and vacation rentals and a public beach. This is the bridge that takes you to the Island. Navarre bridge.
It was about 8:00 this morning and cool the little sea birds were no moving well yet.

These were all taken from the park by the bridge this morning. It promises to be a nice day.

I go out to breakfast on Sat. mornings. Just for a change from the rest of the week. I leave everyone sleeping and leave between 6:30 and 7:00. I even got to stop at a rummage sale one of the many Churches was having. My big finds were 4 knitted dish cloths and a laundry basket. I spent $1.50.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This is Randy my D Aunts dog. He is very small and is a real prince or he thinks so. He loves his blue and white pillow . He sits on it and sleeps a lot. He is so very spoiled dog!!

I am back!

Hi all,
I have been off line for some time as of Tuesday I am back on line.
I have been here in Florida for 2 months now and finally starting to get settled.
I have been doing some sewing . I finished 5 quilt tops and sent them to DD Jennie to quilt.
She sends me a care package ever so often with things to work on. All the UFO's I have in my life she has lots to choose from.
I am hoping she gets my sewing machine shipped soon so I can start on Christmas things.
When I first got here I didn't like it at all it was so hot and humid but now it's great! It's in the 70's and the humidity is down . This last week has been just perfect.
Not a bad place to spend the winter!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Todays the Day

Sometime today I will be leaving for Omaha to catch my flight to FL. at 6:00Am Sunday morning.
I have never been to FL. so it will be fun to see it.
I will not have a computer right a way so it my be some time before I post again.
I am going to take care of my Aunt and her husband that are having some problems.
For how long I don't know??
I am just going with the floe and see what happens.
It is a new adventure for me.
I will miss my kids and grand kids but you never know they may come to see me?
Keep Sewing all you quilters! Flicsha

Thursday, August 20, 2009

the Anniversary party in Washington.

The Wilson's Aunt Philis and 2 D-in laws

Jack and Bonnie opening anniversary gifts.
Hay that's me by Jack. The dark glasses and head!!

Jack & Bonnie and 3 kids and G-kids

There they are the couple of the day!!

Ray # 1 son

Me looking a little green!

Cousin Cathy and Mom

Debby and Husband

Heather in the middle

Aunt Philis

Randy and Mom and Mother in law

Here's the best uncle I have!!!

J&B with grandson

Cousin Betty

Deb's son

Randy's girls and Ray

Jack and Bonnie's home