Monday, August 30, 2010

Darn! I missed Christmas!!

Well, not really. But I did miss the Christmas in August Sewing Party. Here I am, whining about the fact I want to do my own stuff and POOF!! I blow a chance to do it.
Here's a little Christmas candy-this is our son and DIL's tree at their apartment that they don't live in anymore. Aren't the colors pretty? DIL is one of the most creative and artistic people I know. Wish I could turn her into a quilter. Trust me, I'm trying!!
I've got some projects to finish up and then I swear I'll do some of my own applique.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back again

We're home from vacation-we were in Orlando, Florida for a week. DH Mike is so security conscious that I didn't want to take a chance on him going ballistic if I posted it here or over on Facebook. I'll post pics very soon; we were there for our Boy Scout band. They played before the 3pm parade on Main Street USA and they were outstanding!!
The heat and humidity were brutal-I was "glowing" like a pig and drinking gallons of water. I've had hear exhaustion before and I don't want it again. No way.
I didn't go near any quilt shops! I KNOW-I can't believe it either. lol I decided that I could find anything I need here; they wouldn't have anything my LQS's don't. I did bring my applique bag and I did some stitching on my Floribunda block 1. Not much though. We were on the go most of the time. We even went to the Arabian Nights dinner show. It's a lot like Medieval Times but with a flair all its own, including gypsies and cowboys. Interesting, huh?
Now I have to get on the ball-start pushing out customer quilts, get a Hudson Valley/Upstate NY SAQA parlor meeting. I have never done anything like that before. How does one do a parlor meeting? See, that's what I mean. I have some work cut out for me. I'd better start now!!

Friday, August 13, 2010


We went to Mom's yesterday. She seems completely recovered from her hip injury, as much as a 91 year old can. I'm so proud of her! This picture is from a couple of weeks ago when we took Tyler down to see his great-grandma. Trust me, they did fine together; he was getting tired when I took this picture.
The other pic is of a custom quilt I did recently. The piecer is a lady from Scotland and she wanted a Scottish thistle on the quilt. Thanks to another longarmer who's a great pattern digitizer, I was able to do the thistle for her. I took this shot while it was still on the machine.
I've slowly been working my way through the Charming Chatter blogs. These quilters seem like a great group of people. So different and so alike in that we all have the love of quilting in common.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 07, 2010


This has to be quick, I have to run to the LQS and pick up a couple of things. No........not fabric, unfortunately.

I am sorry but I'm going to have to start moderating comments. I keep getting weird comments on here.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tell me this man isn't the best hubby in the whole world!! I'm a little overwhelmed right now so he helped me by fusing a bunch of t-shirts for a quilt I'm making for a client. I was upstairs on the longarm, working on a custom quilt. He wasn't too happy about me taking his photo. lol
I'm trying to put together a quick, easy project that will relax me. I've started the first block for the Floribunda quilt from Her patterns are so good, no itsy-bitsy pieces.
I'm reading one or two blogs from the Charming Chatter group each day. With 97 members, it's going to take me some time.
I had Tyler with me again today. He is SO close to walking. He's got cruising down pat. Let me say this-I am exhausted. I used to do this with 2 babies? Holy cow!! But I wouldn't change a thing. I am so happy to be part of his life. We laugh, we play, and I can see heaven in his eyes. This is why I'm on this earth-to love my family and to do whatever I can for them.