Wednesday, November 05, 2008

God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is truly a new day for our country. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, like I've received the greatest gift-a bright light on the horizon.
President Barack Obama!! Doesn't it have a ring to it? OH YES!!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I consider myself blessed. I have a great husband, 2 wonderful children, a very sweet DIL and a grandbaby on the way.
Plus, I'm going to start workshops with Leni Wiener;
Her work is out of this world and I can't wait to start.

Today's Election Day. After almost 2 years, it's finally over. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the first day of real change in Washington DC. Our son says his vote won't matter but he's so wrong. This is probably one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. The world is waiting and watching. Vote with your heart and conscience; I know I will.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Gee, I didn't realize it's been forever since I posted here. I never feel like writing but I probably should; otherwise it's all bottled up inside.

Let's see......what's happened since I last wrote? Well, Mike and I found out the Precious Twins(you remember them, don't you?)are going to make us grandparents in April!!!! Trust me, once that happens you'll get sick of seeing me.LOL

I went to a Ricky Tims Super Seminar last spring and it opened my eyes to so many possibilities. I'll probably always make traditional quilts for our beds but I'm very intrigued by art quilting and all it can represent. I finished and entered 2 quilts in my guild's show.

This first one's called Global Warming. I used a convergence for the center and the sun was my own design. I was going to enter it into the AQS online show but I didn't get permission from Ricky for the convergence part in time.

Remember this one? It's my Stone Portal quilt from the Esterita Austin class I took in 2007.

I was blessed enough to get a second place on the Stone Portal and a third on the Global Warming. There were some really awesome quilts in that show, let me tell you.

As for the rest of me, I'm still on Workers Comp and going for another hearing on the 10th. I've had both a physical and a psychological exam to see if I'm still injured and depressed. Heck, I got hurt in 2005, of course I'm depressed. DUH!!!!!!!

I'm still longarming, God is providing and I have a steady stream of quilts. It's down from last year big time but then so is the economy. It's rare to go out and not see "Going out of Business" signs on even big stores.

The main reason I'm writing, other than to let you know that I'm still kicking, is to try to get back into the Stashbusters ring and to make a commitment to Stashbusting in 2009!!! Judy, if you see this, I'm finally ready. Let's go for it!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Starting Something new again

A couple of years ago, I joined Judy's Stash Quilts ring. I tried, I really did. I just couldn't keep up with all the quilts. This time, I'm not working outside the house, I need some stimulation and I have some really cool Orange fabric I want to put into a quilt.
I find that, as I get older, I want to experiment more. I'm so bored with the traditional ways.
So, here I am. I'm going to make Bonnie Hunter's newest Mystery quilt. Wish me luck.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Still Kickin'

Here's a quilt I've started, It's a convergence quilt from the Ricky Tims book.
I've not been interested in blogging. I've really got nothing to say. I have never been one to journal or write in a diary. I'm going to keep it going in the hope that I will write again someday.
My computer crashed a few weeks ago and I lost my address book, passwords, everything. So I'm working my way back into the virtual world.
If you want to get in touch with me, please email me. I'm still here somewhere.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Using my Stash!!

Finally. I pulled, washed, pressed and am going to use a few fabrics from my stash. I'm making a convergence quilt from Ricky Tims' book of the same name. It's not a lot but hey, it's something. I have had major computer problems the past few weeks, so I lost all my pictures. They're locked in the hard drive of my old cpu. Dang!! Plus now I've run out of internal memory on the camera. I am going to have to learn how to work with that too.
I'm using 1 3/4 yards for the center of this quilt. I won't know about the border until this part is done. So stay tuned. If we can get all our little electronic ducks in line, I may even be able to post a picture.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


I'm sorry that I haven't written much lately. It's hard for me to type, I transpose letters, forget what I'm trying to say, and a multitude of other very frustrating things. I'm not looking for pity or anyone feeling sorry for me.
I have fibromyalgia in addition to my work injury. It makes me foggy sometimes, and at other times I just ache all over.
So, if you don't hear from me, be patient. I'll be back.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I'm going to try to join Judy L's stashbusting group. It's hard, since I haven't touched my own fabric since Christmas week. But I did put together and quilt a little panel I picked up at the Somers show a couple of years ago. I'll post a picture when Mike gets home. Once of these days I'm going to have to figure out how to get the pics from the camera to the computer all by myself.
I still want to organize and use what I have or get rid of what I don't want. Will that count too, Judy?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Speed limit

Yesterday my husband was kind enough to tell me that I had finally reached the speed limit age. No, not 65-the lower one. Yuck.
Anyway, age is an attitude and mine is a smart-ass 40. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I've already messed up on my goals for this year so I'm starting over. I figure that's better than giving up, right? I have got to get in gear so I can make a profit this year. I don't know what's going to happen with the WC so I'm going to work as if the quilting will be my only livlihood. I'm not going to include DH's salary; that' a given.
See ya later.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Goals for 2008

It's so hard to believe it's 2008. My goals for the new year are:

1. To finish what I start.
2. To get as healthy as I can.
3. To run my business as a business and not a money making hobby.

I figure if I keep the list short and sweet, it'll be easier to follow through-which is my biggest shortfall. Like this blog. Even if it's just a sentence, I want to journal for me