Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We are supposed to get a big snow storm through here after midnight. The weatherman said to expect 8-10 inches starting with some sleet. This afternoon we celebrated early due to the weather at my son's wife's family. There was so much food. We really enjoyed ourselves being with family and it was so relaxing. We surely won't be on the road tomorrow so it looks like it will be a day of sewing. And that's not a bad thing. Once again Merry Christmas to all.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I won Bonnie's drawing of the magazine, charm pack and seam ruler. I was so surprised. She sent me an email and I replied. Many thanks to Bonnie for the drawing of my name. I am so excited about it. I enjoy watching her on quiltcam and for her many quilts.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I have been looking at many of the blogs I have found and some are very interesting. There are so many creative and talented quilters out there in the world. I have made new postings on my sidebar so I can visit those that have caught my interest and I hope others will check them out also. I am currently working on a couple of last minute Christmas gifts (mug rugs). I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Small quilt group I belong to called Renegade Quilters went to Saltgrass and had our Christmas dinner out today. We had a really good time.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Today I finished the second Guild BOM for Dec. They are the same block, just different fabrics. Each month we do 2 blocks. It really has been fun. We have 2 more blocks that will make it 12 blocks and then instructions on how to put it together. I must confess the fabric I am using was actually a kit, but I decided to use it for this BOM that we are doing. I have had the kit forever and it was time to use the fabric.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At home I have been work with my scraps. I hate to throw them out as it is good material, but I have been overcome by them. So here is a start of my scrappy quilt.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Still playing with my new camera and I find the software confusing as far as my pictures are concerned. So I have copied the Easy Street Flying Geese and pasted the picture on my desk top so I could find it easily and post it here.
I have been without my camera for awhile now. DH said it was birthday month and he took me out to get a new camera. So today I am practicing with the new software. It's a Nikon so it is different from my Kodak. I am participating in Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt "Easy Street" so I took a picture of my 4 patches. But as soon as I figure out what I am doing I will post more pictures.
Friday, November 30, 2012
I pressed my four patches yesterday evening in time for step 2 this morning. It's purple day and I am in the process of cutting out the flying geese blocks. I have had my Easy angle and companion ruler for years but I am ashamed to say I have never used them. I watched Bonnie's video this morning. Bonnie did a very good job in explaining these two rulers. It just so happens I had the fabric colors in my stash except for the gray. I know I could have substituted the gray for something else, but I have never used gray and wanted to try it. So off I go to finish cutting and sew the flying geese together.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Well Bonnie has started her mystery quilt on Quiltville. I am still working on the 4 patches and tried the linky thing. My only problem is my camera broke and I may have to borrow my son's for a while. I know I will use his on my cruise the end of January. I am excited about doing this mystery and it should be lots of fun. So stay tuned I may get some pictures done.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Once again it has been quite a while since I last posted. The last time was the end of July and August, September, October went somewhere. Now Thanksgiving has come and gone. Not sure where it all went. I have been making quilts and trying to get projects done. I made my son and daughter-in-law a round Christmas topper for their round dining room table and a Christmas wall hanging. Went on a quilt retreat in August and a machine embroidery retreat in October. I have decided that in 2013 will be my year for scrappy quilts and quilt my quilt tops already on my sewing machine. I have been following Bonnie Hunter from quiltville.com. I am going to follow her mystery quilt she just started. She is getting me inspired working with scraps. Like most quilters I have a lot of projects going, so off I go to the sewing room.
where quilting is my therapy
where quilting is my therapy
Sunday, July 29, 2012
This morning I drove myself to church. For me, it's 15 miles one-way. I have been out of church since my knee went out on June 1st. It felt so good to get out and especially going to church. Now I feel I am on my way to recovery. It was hard to sit and when I got up my knee was a little stiff. But I loved being there even when I could not get up and down. That will come in time. So I thank God for my blessings and watching over me.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
My 5th week of physical therapy brought more progress with me driving my car for the 1st time since my knee surgery. My PT, Caleb, was excited about it. It gave me a feeling of being independent again. A couple of exercises were added to my exercise routine. So I say to all this "onward" to more progress.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
It is now one month since my knee replacement. It has not been easy, but progress is being made. I will be starting my 5th week of physical therapy on Monday. The therapists are very good and manage to get my knee moving (of course there is pain). I have progressed from the walker to the cane. I have slept more than I ever have and I find my focus is not there to work on my quilts. However, I will be going on the Renegade Quilter's Retreat in a couple of weeks. Maybe the retreat is what I need to get motivated again. So I wish all happy quilting and enjoy your summer.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
It's been a while since I last posted. I am due to have a total knee replacement on Tuesday. My hips and knees will then be totally replaced. I look forward to getting it over with and on to physical therapy. Then I can concentrate on making my quilts. I also have places to go, such as a retreat in August and one in October. The big thing is a cruise in January with 3 of my best friends. So I have a lot of work to do to get ready for my future plans. I have not stopped quilting, just slowed down a lot. I have finished a fabric challenge due at the August Retreat. I wanted to get it done, so I could concentrate on my physical therapy. Happy quilting everyone.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Renegade Quilters are leaving tomorrow for a weekend full of quilting,eating and very little sleeping. We have 8 gals going and each will bring a kit with them. Every one's kit is to be put in the same looking brown bag. And we will pick a bag and that is the kit you will be working on. We may swap bags after all kits are drawn. It's going to be such fun. I always look forward to our retreats. So I am getting some laundry done and loading up the car tonight. It is supposed to rain while we are there, but who cares. That's not going to stop us from having fun.
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's a very windy day here in Oklahoma, in fact too much as far as I am concerned. It did get in the high 60 degrees though and I like it. I have finish my outside edge of my bobbin lace Easter egg. It's pictured here:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I have picked up another hobby (like I really needed another hobby) LOL. Anyway, I have become interested in working bobbin lace. Mind you, I am very much a beginner and like my other hobbies, it takes practice, practice. It started when four of us went to the Paducah Quilt Show last April. One friend, Vickie, took us to a lace show while we were there. Well, to make a long story short, the four of us bought the supplies we needed to start our new hobby. But, when we got home we had to find someone locally to teach us. We did and we have also used each other in our process of learning. I am currently working on an Easter egg (shown here) and I am not sure if I am doing it right. My pattern stitches are consistent. The main thing is I enjoy it. It can be frustrating at times because most of the time we only have the pattern with no instructions on which stitch to do. I am going to get there though and not give up. I am not giving up my quilting (that is my first love), just trying to expand some new learning techniques.