Sunday, December 19, 2010


I have been making sleep mask for friends and family. I am one of those people that gets up with the Sun. Even a little light and I am up and wide a wake. I made one for my self and liked it so now every one is getting one.
I like using my darker Batiks for them . It also gives me a chance to practice my free motion quilting.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

OH Little Christmas tree!

My DA Gladys and I have a small 4' tree. I thought we needed a little Christmas cheer. This isn't the best photo but it will give you all a idea of all the candle Matt's I have been making.
I think this is the last of them? They make nice little gifts with the candle.

Sewing Just a little!

I am sending this to DD Jennie today and thought to take a photo first. I embroidered it in Florida and found it while looking for some other things. I have been making candle Matt's in various fabrics and sending them out as fast as I get them done. I got a late start on Christmas sewing this year .

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy B-Day Jennie!

Happy Birthday DD Jennie!! This will be in the mail in time for the big day! DDJ ask me to make her a small covered note book with a small date book in it, for her so this is it! The date book will fit in side so it will be easy to carry in a hand bag. I wish I had put a pen holder in it but she can clip it to the inside I think.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just a little Christmas!

I made a stack of mug rugs to give as small gift with a Christmas mug and hot chocolate. I all ways need small gifts for people like the postman and others. I made this candle mat as a gift and decided that I liked it and kept it. So much for the spirit of giving!! HO! HO! HO!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What a month!!

This is the quilt my DF in my Orchard quilt group made for my DS that was in a bad accident and has a lot of fractures in his body.
What dear friends they are to think of him and give this quilt to him . I flu back to Nebraska when it happened and he has a lot of pain with everything . He will take a while to mend but he is alive!! I am happy to say!! I got to spend Thanks Giving with all my family so there was a good side to the trip.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My $1.00 Jack-O-Lattern

Yes my little fellow was a $ at the g-store the other day. So he came home a became Mine!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gifts for a Angel!

In my TOPS group we have nominations for our Angel of the year. IT is a person that gives and goes beyond the normal in our group. I made the thank you gift for them this year.
There are so many in our group that work very hard to make it all work for use. I think it will be hard to choose just one. AT least it got me to the sewing machine!

Monday, October 18, 2010

What a handsome fellow!

This handsome fellow was on the rail this morning to greet me at 6:30. He was so cold he couldn't move. He is about 2 in. or so long and when he opens his wings to fly he has a very nice color of reddish orange in side them. . I nudged and poked to get him to open them but no luck. it was to cold for him. Now me I thought it was just right outside this morning as I enjoyed the morning and my chi tea!!! You can go to My DD Jennie's blog to see the latest on the $$$pit of ours.
The girls ( my DD and 2 grand D's) worked very hard on Sat.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Farmers and pumpkins

Here are my farmers and pumpkins This is Jennie and Josh This is Kristin and Sara
While I was in Nebraska seeing everyone we went to see A play at Kristin's Collage. It was very nice and we all had a great day .
We had some time before we had dinner so we went to the pumpkin patch out side of Orange City where Kristin is going to school.

New $$$ PIT!

This is what I got when I went to see the kids. A old building that needs lots of work! It's really 2 buildings with a common wall. Each is about 25 feet across . As I said it will take a lot of work to get it in shape.
DD Jennie and I have big plans for it and we both have ideas of what to do with it.
For now it's just some place to store my belongings and boy do I have stuff!!
It was so good to see my kids and g-kids and a lot of old friends the last 2 weeks in Nebraska .
But I am just whipped! The weather was just great while I was there.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New leaf!

Fall is in the air here. The nights are cool and the days are warm but not to hot.I actually got some sewing done last night. I got a new magazine yesterday at the grocery store. Fon's & Porter's Quilting Celebrations. It was full of good things to make you think and yes SEW!
I was at the $$ store and got this candle for $ .75 . That started it. Came home looked at the book and thought how nice it would look with the leaves for another project in the book. A few hours later this is my version of the mini candle mat . It's just 12"'s in diameter. I made it for a raffle basket at my TOPS group . Now I wish I could keep it. But I all ways think I can make another one if I really want one.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


This is my 1st attempted in over a year in my Yahoo group called Abstract Challenge.The word was Rhythm I am a little rusty at doing my abstracted work. The best part was the rhythm of my sewing machine as I was sewing . I love my machine!!!
Taking care of my DA Gladys and DU Al has been a hand full for over a year. DU Al is in a A-Living home now and is doing well. But about the time he went in My DA got bad and her health isn't good. She keeps me hopping!! Going to Doc. visits and test and so on and so forth.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Finishing some UFO's

I had 10 of these in stages to finish from Christmas 2009. DD Jennie sent them in one of my many boxes of things to Florida for me to work on . I am now in Arizona and finally getting around to finishing them. They will be handy for small gifts with a mug or coffee cup!
This is going to be a quilt some day . It was a block of the month at the Quilters Candy Shop were my DD Jennie works a few years ago. It's with Thangles for 1/2 sq. triangles.
It's called "All Most Amish".I only have 3 out of 12 blocks done so it may take me a while to get it finished.

Monday, August 30, 2010

yes this is me!!!

I took this the other day . It's hard to take a photo of your self!! My hair is in a pony tail and a braid about a foot long. I think I look more like my Mother every day.
I think it's the fat face??

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bunny Hill Designs

I finished this 2 days ago but just got around to take a photo. It is free blocks to embroidery or appl. I did them in brown . This was a TV watching project. Bunny Hill Designs puts a free pattern out each month to down load. They are doing snowmen this year. Check them out they have some very nice patterns at their sight.
It was so nice to have a sewing day to get a UFO finished.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some where under the rain bow!!

This was a rain bow that was out side our fount door the other day. It was a sight to behold!!
The photos do not do it justice!!
It was about 5:00 PM or so when I took these.

No I didn't find a pot of gold!! But I did get to see on of Mother Natures gifts to us.
We have rain every late afternoon or evening here this time of year. The Desert is green and things are blooming. I love the Arizona climate!!

I found this little bag pattern on . It isn't hard and it go's fast! I user it in my purse to carry things in. It's just right for a cosmetic bag if you carry them.

Friday, July 16, 2010

6 down and 8 togo!!

I finished 6 of my to-go cups for gifts. I did a little string piecing and used my stitches on the sewing machine to quilt them. I love these blues and greens together!!! they will be a fun gift for coffee and tea drinkers. I got the cups at a $$$ store in Florida. They were for kids to color and draw things for gifts. Well I am a big kid at times and I know my quilt friends are all kids at heart!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My 8 FQ's

I found this bundles of 8 fat Q's while shopping at great old Wal-Mart!!
I love blues and greens together.
I have plans for gifts for some of my Friends with them. It's just finding the time to sew them into gifts?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I did a little sewing for my self!!

Hi it's been a while for me and my blog. Things keep me hopping here. With my DA and DU.
Uncle Al is going into a home next week. It's just getting to much to take care of him . I will still have My Aunt to TAKE CARE OF. BUT IT SHOULD BE A LOT EASIER. AL IS A BIG MAN AND IT'S SO HARD TO HAND HIM. HE IS IN BED MOST OF THE TIME. This is a photo of a little bag I won at my Tops meeting last week. I lost the most! I needed a book to keep my notes and #'s lost in . So I covered a small journal book that will fit in the bag with other things I need to take. By the way I lost 6 #'s last week!!! I was the big loser for the week!! I don't think that will be the case this Friday at the meeting with the 4th and then out to lunch at Applebee's this week!!!
I am hoping to get some sewing done but who knows around here what will happen next???

Friday, June 25, 2010

We had these bloom by the porch

The cactus are so bright . I love them when they bloom! I like it here so much better than Florida. No humidity!! I can breath again.

I even got to sew a little again. I hope things will get settled and I will have more time again.
Bisbee is a funny place. Lots of arts and craft people here and a lot of old Hippies. I have joined the fiber art council and hope to get to try some spinning and weaving. Maybe paper making?
Also dyeing of fabric and fibers.
I am so glad to have my computer up and running .

In Bisbee now!!

Yes I am finally here in Bisbee what a month It's been getting here and settled!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

On the move one more time!

It's been a while!
My DU Al has been in and is out of the rest home now and we are going to move to Bisbee Arizona. My DA left with her daughter Saturday afternoon and Al , Little Dog and I will be going in about 2 weeks . Lots to do before we go.
The best part is Bisbee has a large art community. Maybe I will have a chance to do some sewing and fiber art.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Left over UFO's

This is one of 2 table runners I am making out of left over blocks from my Christmas quilt. The other one is just the same. It's ready to quilt and bind.
Then I can start on some thing new.
I have been under the weather for all most 2 weeks with food poisoning. Don't eat salads out!!
Maybe I can get back to sewing now that I am starting to feel better.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring here in Florida

It's Spring here and everything is starting to bloom and leaf out. I thought it was Spring all winter. Compared to Nebraska winters. It was nice here. I can tell it's Spring by my allergies. It's time to pop the pills!!
I love the 60 something days and cool night this time of year.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

# 9? done

finally # 9 is done. This one I have put together 3 ways and ripped it out.
I have six fans in each row and a row left over . So that row will be my next UFO . I will make it into some thing. What I am not sure of yet? So stay tuned to this sight. It's 62" x 89". I am going to bind it with the red. It will be nice next Christmas when it's quilted.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just a little flower pin cushion!

I just finished making 21 of these little pin cushions. The glass candle holders where so sweet.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fans at 3:00 AM

I have started sewing my fans on to the back ground sq's . I was so happy to find some fabric that has the gold sparkles on it like the back ground in the Christmas print of the fans. It's one of those nights . I can't sleep. I got up at 3:00 this morning.
Now back to my fan's.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One more fan quilt!! #9

Yes one more fan quilt. It will be my #9 in my list of UFO's.This was one of my first ones I started. I love this Christmas print.
The light tan or cream fabric has a little gold sparkle just like the back ground in the fans.
I am not sure how I will put this one together yet. I need to put the fans on squares and put the 1/4 circle on the bottom of the fans first. I have to decide if I want red or green 1/4 circles on the fans?

Monday, February 15, 2010

# 7 Faster than I thought!!

I was faster than I thought and got this one done this afternoon. The light this time of day isn't very good for photos . It looks yellower than it is. I did antique it with a green tea bag . Not as good as other teas but it what I had. It turned out 9" x 12 1/2" .
This is one more that I have had for over 10 years kicking around.

# 8 of my UFO's still to come #7

No you haven't missed one ! #7 is still in the works.
But # 8 is done and in the send to Jennie pile. This one will get a black binding. I don't have sufficient fabric left of the print or red to make a binding. I would tell my students you could use ugly fabric and it would make great repeats for fans. The print was in the quilt shop and wouldn't sell so I used it.
I am coming along with #7 it should be done in a day or so. Some times the little things take to longest to do.
The wind was blowing but I did get one fair photo out of three.
This quilt is 64" x 82". It has 4 x 5 rows. The blocks are 10" finished.

Friday, February 12, 2010

# 8

Here it is # 8 . Yes more fans. I made these as a demo while sitting in the quilt shop's booth at a show. Again about 11 years ago. I hope to finish #'s 7 & 8 by the end off this month.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Maybe #7

I know this doesn't look like much, but it's something I started and never finished over 10 years ago. It's only 9" x 12". I need to embroider the border with little holly leaves and scallop's. It's been tossed from pillar to post as the saying goes. DD Jennie sent it in the last box of UFO's.
I know she is trying to tell me something!!
It's also a TV project with my feet up in the recliner. I may have to work on # 8 at the same time .
Something I can sew on the sewing machine.
Now to go through my stuff and pick # 8 out.

#6 finished and on the wall!

"Tropical Sunrise" is what I call it.

I got #6 finished . All quilted and bound. I hung it over my bed here at my Aunt and Uncles here in Florida. It's nice to have something of mine on the walls. I miss all my quilts and things I have made.
Now to think about #7 and what will it be??

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

yes! One more down & counting!

I finished it last night. That's #5 in the very long list of UFO's. I just got 2 more boxes of UFO's from my DD Jennie. I think she is worried that I may leave them all for her to finish or maybe my D Granddaughters?? Yes there are that lots and lots of them! The color is not as bright in the photo. As you all can see I am not the best at taking photos. It's going to DD Jennie to quilt she is getting a very large stack piled up to quilt for me.
Now it's on to #6.( in a previous blog) I need to machine quilt it and bind it so I can hang it on my bedroom wall. It's basted and ready to go. Now I just have to find some thread I like for it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next on going project

Hi all,
This will be my on going project. I need a project to do while setting with my Aunt and Uncle watching old movies in the evening. If I don't have something to keep my hands busy I get antsy. The patterns for the 12 blocks come from Bunnie Hill free block of the month. They were last years patterns. It is red work but I am doing mine in Brown. While D Aunt and I were at the fabric store yesterday I found this cute print to set them together with. I will get a pink fabric later to finish it with . I have found it easier to buy the fabric and then match the embroidery thread to it than get the thread and try to find fabric to match.
I am ready to set my block of the month quilt together. I have all the 20 corner stone blocks and the 31 lattices pieced and now to get it done.
We are going to have cold nights 30 or so and cool days of 50 so I should be able to get some sewing done.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My $1.00 bargains!

After Christmas sales are the best! I got these for a $1.00 each when they were originally $5.00 before Christmas. I have been watching them grow every day. Now they are just gorges!
the true color is about the color showing in the center. My camera flash made them look different.
What joy a couple of $$'s have given my Aunt and I.
I haven't got much sewing done this week I do have the strips cut for my block of the month quilt. May be I can get some of them put together today??

Monday, February 1, 2010

Jennie here it is!

Jennie here it is. It looks more green than it is. The background is more lime colored than it looks. I need 32" sq. for the back. The background is more the color of the dots in the yellow half sq. border. This was a round robin that I took part in at Norfolk , NE. quilt guild. I did the center and other quilters added the borders. I was going to do this next but didn't get any of the fabrics that went with this project.
My DD Jennie is going to my quilt room in Nebraska and look for some of my fabrics for it.
Hopefully she can find some of them for binding and backing.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My next UFO!! Yes there are more!

This was a Just a buck block of the month at the Quilter's Candy Shop . I think about 2 years ago. I have the 12 blocks done but I never put it together. It was made with thangles. It has finishing instructions but I may set it together some other way.
The 2 fabrics I have to put it together is on the upper right of the photo. There's a multi dark print and a rust batik.