Monday, January 24, 2011

2 year blog anniversary

Well it's that time bloggers.

Lets celebrate....

I'm giving away 3 gifts to 3 lucky bloggers, just for following me through the last 2 yrs.My way of saying THANK YOU.... Bloggers are the best.
first up a jelly roll in pinks and browns,

secondly a pattern with many patterns for pin cushions,
Third will be two valentine placemats. Placemat patterns can be found at Natalia Piece N Quilt
t's easy, all you have to do is leave me a post telling me what you would do with a Jelly roll or would you prefer to make pin cushions. This giveaway is open only to those that follow me.

I will let Mr Random generator pull your lucky name out on Jan 31st.
Make sure I have a way of getting hold of you.

Good Luck to all.

until next time


Friday, January 21, 2011

2 year anniversary coming up on Jan 25!

2 year anniversary coming up Jan. 25th, and what does that mean....
A GIVEAWAY! YEP YOU HEARD IT RIGHT. So make sure you drop by and see what I have in store....

On other news.... I must be going crazy.. all this colouring.

My grandaughter painted this solar system and asked if I could transfer it on to cloth and quilt it.
One thing is for sure, I'm getting practice in making circles.

So here it is folks..
As well this weekend is another grandaughters birthday. Yes I know I promise not to dance too much... LOL

So for one of her gifts she has asked for some of our pictures of her for her scrapbook.

I did one better and made this banner for her. I quilted lots and lots of hearts.

I hope she likes it.

I also received this week a purchase that my friend Janet made for me @ rainbows end, Dunedin, FL. She sent these items home with a friend of ours.

The Hooty Hoot is going into a baby quilt, that is as soon as I find out that it is a boy or a girl..

The other fabric 12 days of xmas ??? not sure yet. Can you also see a bag. That will come in handy transporting my quilts to and from the guild... A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO JANET AND CATHY....

Well I'm sitting here waiting for some news of my dear sisters operation. She went in for 10 and the operation started at 12 till ???? My niece is going to call as soon as she gets any word. It's a major operation so my prayers are out there.
Trying to keep busy and keeping the phone lines open.

I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend,

until next time


Wednesday, January 19, 2011



I just finished this cute little mug rug for a dear friend.

First I drew this cute bird and then coloured it with crayons. I love this technique. Set the colours and then proceeded adding on my borders.

Hope she likes it.

Went to the doctors and she put me on two puffers,one ventilin and the other flovent to help with my inflamed chest. I also went for xrays. I'm sure that everything will be fine.

until next time,


until next time,

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Mon Ami!

Well do you remember this.... |Prairie Points Tree, well I had some fabric leftover and this is my version of Mon Ami!!

Do you like? I changed it up a little to make due with the fabrics I had on hand.

It's been awhile since I made something that had so many half square triangles.268 to be exact.
Well I'm off to the guild tonight. Must remember to pack up Prairie Points Tree and my new Mon Ami...

until next time,


Saturday, January 15, 2011

No Calorie Cupcakes!!

Brrrrrrrrr. We have had another dumping of snow this morning and it has finally stopped.

Now it is turning much colder and with high winds. Stay in an keep warm. Tonight is our card club. We play progressive euchure. We also have pot luck prior to playing cards.
I'm bringing dessert. I made a marble pound cake ( a recipe from an old friend) and then I melted dark chocolate over the top. I will also bring fresh whipped cream to go with this delicious cake.

So I got busy in my sewing room to make the ladies some cupcakes..

These are ones that don't require any baking..
Stephanie @ Loft Creations posted about her cupcakes and with this dessert theme I have going on I saw it fit to make these..

Don't they look scrumptious. No calories in these babies.

I want to thank you all for your kind thoughts and concerns about my scare. I am going to the Dr's on Tues. just to be sure everything is ok...

Make sure you drop by Stephanie's and try some of these cute pot holders.

until next time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Last night we celebrated our grandaughters fifteenth birthday. Wow where does the time fly. She was just born yesterday...

Well we all went to a fine restaurant and then back to my sons place for cake and tea. Oh course and presents. Well that part went smoothly.

It was when she received a wii gift Lets dance.
Thats when it all started.
Come On Nana lets dance. So Up I got and did all the moves and I must say scored big... Then my heart started pounding really fast... and the coughing started. I was having an asthma attack. At first I thought it was just a tickle in my throat and a glass of water would help. Not a chance. I coughed and coughed. I went outsided hoping the cold night air would help. Not a chance. I know you should not use someone elses puffer, but at that point I had no choice. It was my daughters. I still continued to cough, so I boiled the water to have some caffene . I heard that a hot cup of java helps. At this point I would try anything. They were all so helpful and worried. I did not want to upset them. Are you OK Nana.
After getting the caffene into me I settled down long enough for the ride home. It is only a half hour drive. Once home I took some Buckleys, and that stopped the tickle. I finally relaxed and went off to bed.....

I sure was scared. That has never happened to me. I have had some asthma problems, but not to that extent.

I guess you can say that I'm a little out of shape... or leave it to the kids to dance their hearts out....

Gosh I used to love to dance . But I guess this game was a little to strenuous for this Nana.

I still have a little cough this morning, take it easy day.

until next time.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Isn't He Cute

Isn't he cute. Fergus that is.
He just came back from a day at the spa.

Well I'm done!
Prairie Points Xmas Tree. The prairie points were made from 5" Kate Spain 12 days of Christmas and the binding and borders were from another designer. Sherry Berry Designs.
I really love that small pointsettia on the binding. I might use that fabric in my Mon Ami pattern. Hmmm. Well I'm off to my sewing studio to see what I can get into.

Mon Ami or Pineapple Blossom???

until next time,


Monday, January 3, 2011

Busy Hands!

No resolutions for me. I only break them. Live for today life is short!

So today my hands have been busy. I pulled out my scraps and staring cutting. You see I received these new quilt books for Christmas. Need I say more.....

Then I took my fat quarters from Kate Spain, 12 days of Christmas and cut 5" blocks.
To a total of 55. You see I started this tree with Prairie Points. This was featured on Moda Bakeshop or Cara's Quilts. So I'm off tomorrow to Quilters Cupboard to pick up sashings to finish this cute wall hanging.

I have decided to pull out all my ufo's not many and start them. Here are the two.

One is from Bonnie Hunter, I had a head start on this one using my GO!. The other is a panel that I will cut up into runners for next fall harvest.

The fabrics are Red Roooster.

Then later this week I'm going to Home Depot. That's where I saw clear plastic bins that would be great to hold all new cuts. I believe they were only 99cents each. How could a girl go wrong with those prices.

Just before Christmas my DGD came over and she drew this cute picture of her and her brother.
So I copied it onto fabric and my DGD coloured it in. I then stitched around the figures and the added my batting and backing and quilted it. Added on the binding and here it is finished. Its hanging in her room. A little keepsake. As well I dabbled in drawing a ford pick up like my dear DH's and this is what he got as one of his gifts
. He was overjoyed.

While I am busy in my sewing studio, DH is in his workshop making these . Are they not a piece of Art... The humming of my sewing machine and the humming of his sander or scrollsaw every little piece is hand done. Just look at the detail.

Well that's all for now,
until next time,


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy January 1st!

Wow ! I can't believe that 2010 is already gone...

My Christmas was awesome . Family and friends. Santa was great to me. A new TV to fit in my Living room. You know sometimes we need to watch a chick flick , as my dh says. A tear jerker.
or a sewing show or how about City Line or a decorating show DIY.
Lets just say all of the above.
My DH likes to watch the History channel, discovery ..... So now I get to watch my shows or a neat chick flick.
Well the rushing around prior to Christmas, decorating, shopping,
food shopping has come to an end. I hope everyones Christmas and New Years was an eventful

Now for the New Year resolutions.

I'll have to get back to you on that one.
until next time,