Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's Me and Somehow It's November

The last of my Dahlia's

They had already gotten some frost bite

I finished my Disappearing 9 Patch Baby Quilt and I hand quilted it.

Yesterday I went to a class in Greensburg Indiana and spent the day cutting and  sewing.  This is the result so far.  There are 3 borders so there is some work to go.  This is all Batiks that I have been collecting for a long time.  I only purchased the background fabric so I did well at using some of my stash.  If you want to take a look at the store go to

I put a tiny love seat in my sewing room.  I can sit and watch TV and hand sew.  Of course it's an Ikea love seat as are the pillow covers.
The newspaper picture above it is some fabric I brought back from Brazil and I stapled it over another framed picture.  I know I need to redo it as it's crooked but then I think it lends some personality.
I always say this but I hope to be back sooner and I still need to take a photo of the quilt top that I made at the quilt retreat.
Take Care!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My First Quilt Retreat

I must warn you that there are lots of photos!!  The Quilt Retreat was at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison Indiana.  The river runs behind the hotel and you can see Kentucky on the other side.  The lodge was excellent, food was great and the Quilt Retreat was sooo much fun!!

This is outside the room the retreat was in.

Hotel and the rooms had great views

Part of the room with people sewing away

Lot's of displays and items to purchase

My wonderful roommate that I had never met before.  We'll room together in February again.

Kyle who sat on one side of me and was a hoot

Some of us took a road trip downtown and this is a wonderful shop.  She even has a gazillion Christmas items in the basement but the main floor is fabric. 

This is L&L Yards Goods and it's an entire house in a residential section.  Some great fabrics in here.

Leslie sat across the table from me and this is the hat that she made for the Hat Party.  I forgot so I wasn't part of that.

Here's my room mate in her hat.

The lady on the right is Lisa and she's Leslie's sister.  Don't you just love the hats??

Love the views

This is the road as I was leaving and I just love all of the trees and the shadows on the road.

My next post very soon will show you the quilt top that I made during the retreat.  If you have all of your cuts made then you can just sew away.  I have to go for now but I hope you liked all of my photos.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's September! What happened to August??

I don't know where the time goes.  I did want to tell you that I'm going to my first Quilt Retreat for 3 days!!  I'm very excited and I hope that I don't forget anything and I want to get a lot done.  I won't have to worry about cleaning as they clean the rooms, dishes - no they will do the dishes, clean anything - no!!!  We'll this will have to be a good week-end. :) 
I've never met the lady that I'm rooming with but I've heard she is very nice.  I hope my snoring doesn't drive her insane!!  My granddaughters say I snore as of course I'm not awake to hear me.
The quilt retreat is about 50 miles away in historic Madison Indiana and is taking place at the State Park where they have a hotel.  You can check it out here
I've been to the park before but not the hotel.  I just know it's going to be fun!!!!!
This is the quilt my 9 year old granddaughter is making.  It's all different cat fabrics.  She wears that hat all of the time since she is a big Harry Potter fan.  She's been wearing it all of the time since January or there about.

                                      Here I sewed some strips together that I had left over for a
                                      baby quilt.  All novelty fabrics.
                                           With all the reorganizing I found this one and several more
                                            old quilts I have purchased over time.  Great antique fabric
                                            but I don't know if I'll ever do anything with them.  May E-Bay.

Well I need to get ready for work and I hope everyone is having a great day or evening!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Long Time No See

I can't believe that it has been 5 months since I posted.  What happened?  We'll in the spring I fell out in the yard and ended up having knee surgery on the same knee that I had surgery on last October.  Now it's bone on bone so I'm trying to be very very careful.  I had a lot of problems with swelling and finally doc removed the water from my knee (It HURT!!) and now I'm doing much better.  I'm walking without a limp and I'm feeling more energized.  Amazing what one thing can do to your whole system.

I haven't really done a lot of anything as I had to be in bed when I wasn't at work.  But I hope to show you some of my flowers if blogger will let me load them.  I have been able to turn on the water so I still have some pretty flowers.

Well blogger or my Internet will not take me into photos.  I'll have to try later.  Hope everyone is doing well and that it's cooler and maybe you even had rain!!!

This is some old old quilt blocks that I'm selling on E-Bay as I don't know if I will ever do anything with them.

This is an old quilt top that I'm selling on E-Bay.  I bought several old tops a few years ago and here they sit.  Time to get them out of here as we are cleaning house.  My daughter and I are going thru everything and I mean every piece of paper and everything so that I can get rid of some stuff!!!  It's feeling good.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My New Sewing Item

My friend told me a few weeks ago that she was getting rid of her big sewing item and I told her I'd like to buy it if I could.  She gave it to me and she and her husband came over today and set it up.  Want to see what it is???????
I had to set it up in my living room as I have a small house.  I have wonderful light in this room and I'm going to move my sewing machines and everything in here.  Is this not an unbelievable gift?  Now I'll have to practice using it as I have a stack of tops to quilt.  I may take some lessons and my friend knows someone who she may send over to teach me more.  Payment - I will quilt things for her and I house sit/dog sit once in a while.  Can you believe this?  I feel sooooo blessed to have friends like her.
Count your blessings today!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jellyroll Start

Can you believe that I'm back so soon?  I'm suppose to clean house this morning before I go to work but I keep getting distracted.  Ever happen to anyone else? 

This is the start of my jellyroll quilt.  I have all of the four patch blocks made and all of the setting fabric cut.  I'm following the book and you start in the corner and work your way across.  This has been fun so far!!  I'll work more on it this week-end, I hope.

Does anyone else have a helper like this?  I'm so scared that I'm going to cut him but he wants to help!!!
This is what I work on when I watch tv.  I'm making Lucy's afghan.  The pattern is on the Attic 24 Blog at
I love Lucy's blog and she has the most wonderful photos

Check back as I have a recycle project for this bottle!!!
Hope everyone has a great day/evening.  Rain, gloomy and maybe snow tonight. 
Someday my Spring will appear!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jelly Roll Books and Peanut Butter

This is the Jelly Roll quilt that I'm working on.  They used Heather Bailey's fabric and I would love to make it in her fabric also but Botany was what I had and I like it.
I had to go out and get setting fabric and wouldn't you know that I would pick polka dots!!  Love the DOTS!!

 These are all of my 4 square blocks and they are all set in a triangle pattern.  Very cool!!
This is a quilt of beach houses designed by Jenny Hutchison and I love this quilt!!

This is a Peace Medallion and was designed by Paula Diggle

This is May Flowers designed by Joanne Ridley and I want to walk out in my garden and see this quilt waiting for me!!!

This is the first book that Pam and Nicky Lintott did on Jelly Rolls.  Great things inside this one and I'm sooo happy that I purchased both of their books.
Is this not a beauty?

The Friendship Braid fabrics in this photo are by Anna Griffin.  Very calm and soothing!!

Garden Trellis - love the design
This is Sparkling Gemstones and it's made with Kaffe Fassett's fabric.  Is there more to say?  :)

This is my Peanut Butter boy and this is the reason it's hard to get the bed made.  He gets comfy and I can't move him so I let him and the bed be.  I think he looks good next to these hot pink sheets.  He'll be 15 years old soon and his sister is harder to catch and she is shy. 

Thanks for stopping by and part of this post is next because I could not get photos to post.  So I go from over a month of not posting to two.  I hope you are having a wonderful day/evening.