count down to christmas

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feb. Friendship Blocks......

These are the blocks I have made for two different friendship quilts.

I won....

In December a quilt shop called "Apron Strings"  in our area had a set of 50 fat quarters in a christmas tin for a giveaway.  I signed up thinking for sure I wouldn't win. I put the tickets away in my wallet.  Right after christmas I saw the tickets and said to my husband, "I don't remember what these tickets were for", I guess they have already had the drawing....I apparently didn't win did I?  Anyway I didn't throw them out of my wallet for some strange reason. Aboout 1 week later on a Monday  morning, I received a phone call from the quilt shop. She asked for me. I was thinking the whole time the quilt shop employee was talking, why in the world are they calling me.. She then said, "you won the 50fat qtr. and tin.. WooooHooooo....I imediately said.. Here is what I won! One happy quilter...  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

book #3

Just finished "Lady of Light" by Kathleen Morgan. It's a wonderful book. Can't wait to get some time to read book #4 in the series.


There's a giveaway over at   There is fabric, quilt book and thread.. Jump on over and enter..

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


These 1/2 square triangles are what I have been fiddling with.. Sewed them together one day, pressed them yesterday.  I do have several.  What they will become I don't know yet.   The ones in the white boxlid are going on a 1930's quilt border.  So many projects......... :) 

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Friday night sew in...... this is what I accomplished..
Now I must decide what I am going to do for a border. Any ideas?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Night Sew In............

This will be my first time for signing up for something like this but I think it will be fun. Everyone sews on fri. night and of course it is starting tonight.  Then we post something on Sat. about what we are sewing..
Handmade by HeidiIf you want to sign up just jump on over to      Let's begin!!  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book #2

I just finished  reading "Brides of Culdee Creek" series book #2 called "Woman of Grace".  It is a great book.  Don't this cover just make you want to get  a quilt, a cup of tea and a cozy chair to settle into and read on a cloudy snowy day...Ahhhhhhhhh thats the life.. Can you tell I love to read... Not getting much quilting finished.. :(
We are suppose to get  5-6 inches of snow..yipeeeee more reading time.... That is the reason I like winter instead of summer. More reading and quilting time....

Friday, January 14, 2011

what I am reading

I just finished reading "Daughter of Joy" By Kathleen Morgan. It is a great book.  It is the first in  a series called Brides of Culdee Creek. If you like good clean, on the prairie, romance type books give these books a try.
                  .  This ebook was FREE from Barnes and Noble. Now I must get the rest in the series. They are soo good. Good price on the rest in the series also.  
Do you have a Nook, or maybe thinking about getting one?  We have one and I am starting to really like it. Actually hubby is the one that wanted it.  I still like the feel of a real book in my hand but due to living so far from a great bookstore this will work.  It is very nice to have the ability to just click on a book, click to pay and in just a short time being able to read that very book. I didn't have to make the trip (1hr.) to go purchase a book.  I would like to have the color nook. It looks awsome. Do you have one? If so please leave me a comment and tell me your opinion on it.
Gotta run, it's time for my little grandson to arrive.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A thought..

I know it is hard to find things "made in the USA" but if we have that choice let's do it.  When you go to purchase something check all the items like it and just maybe one will be. My hubby and I were going to buy some hair cllippers and there were 3or 4 different ones on the shelf to pick from. They all had pretty much the same features so I was standing there looking at them and then I said to hubby, "where were they made?" Only 1 was made in USA. Guess which one we bought? Yip, you are right.. The one made right here in the good ole USA.    So lets keep what manufacturing jobs we do have, right here in our great country.I was surfing the web and found these 
There is actually more things made here than I thought.  I have family that works in manufacturing and if  I/we  don't support the factories  we won't be America as we know it. No one will have jobs to support their families.  So I am going to do my part where I can. 
Ok I am off to make some cookies..........mmmmmmmmm
Can you smellem?

the life...

Isn't this the life.... He usually sits up here and looks out the window, and barks if he sees anyone at the farm behind our house.

It is pouring the snow here. We are suppose to have 3-5 inches by 7pm. Yipeeee!! I love it.

I am off to get some sewing accomplished. I will be back soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

looking around the net.......

I came across a blog called "County Cabin Thoughts and Crafts" .
 There she was talking about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the 18 other innocent people that were injured or killed .  If you'd like  click here and read more.... I am not good with words but she done a great job.

On to something quilty.....I have sewed these strips and they are colorful. Now I must decide how I want to put them into a quilt...
These blocks  were sewn on my little "Olivia".
It is just such fun to sew blocks, get them squared up and then see what sort of a quilt comes to life from those blocks.  Hopefully it will happen soon. We are suppose to get 3-5 inches of snow starting tomorrow. That means sewing time..

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hubby's Quilt

  Here is finally the pics of the quilt I finished for my hubby. I was able to get it wrapped and under the tree without him asking about it. I kept telling him that I would get to his when things settled down (soon). He loves his quilt.
Everyone loves the back. Some say they like the back better than the front.
Which do you like?


As promised....

Marshmellow dipped in choc. rolled in toasted coconut.
Here is some yummy candy we made for christmas. It was really good.


This is a wall hanging made by my friend using here scraps leftover from quilting projects. It is adorable I think. It is hanging in my sewing room. :)


Happy new year to everyone.  I have been spending some time this new year with my grandchildren. That is truly a great way to start out the new year!!! 
I had a great day this past monday at our Quilt group meeting. We sewed all day.  We stopped at noon for stone soup and of course some wonderful desserts. Our ladies in our group sure can cook. After that it was meeting time then back to sewing.