Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The mini in disguise!!!!

This is a picture of the mini that I am making for Shogun. I love this swirly pic thing. You upload any picture and it does this to it. That way she has an idea of what colors are in it, but not the whole picture. I love this software.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

hand quilting, 23rd anniversary

I have been doing hand quilting on the mini I am making for the HGTV mini swap. My partner is Shogun. I love this little quilt. I think it is probably my favorite piece I have done in a long time. I can`t wait to get the binding on it next week and get it sent to her. I have decided I love hand quilting small pieces and plan on doing a lot more!!
Today the 23rd of May is my 23rd wedding anniversary!!! I left work early today and went to Altoona with my husband to celebrate. I took him to the Olive Garden for dinner, and it was very, very nice. This is the first time, in I can not remember when that we did not take at least one of our sons with us. We went to the local antique store and flea market. I found a great book of embroidered flowers for only two bucks. That was all I bought at the flea market. I told my husband all I wanted was a pair of Crocs shoes, so of course we could not find them in about 20 stores at the mall. He took me to another shopping center and bought me two pairs of Crocs, and two tops for our anniversary!! So I made out very good! lol
Tomorrow we go up to my Moms camp and have a picnic for her birthday and to celebrate Memorial Day. On the way up every year, I stop at a nursery and buy her flowers and plants. I buy some for my house at the same time. I want to plant some asparagus this year too. I found out my whole family love fresh asparagus fried in olive oil in a cast iron skillet.
That is what I am up to on this weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Day off!!

Since coming home from the retreat on the 27th, I have worked everyday but one!! I was so far behind in my sewing and cleaning up my stuff I bought while in New Hampshire. BUT today I fiinished cleaning and putting away my goodies. I also finished Bluesnails RR crazy block. I will deliver that on Friday. I finally decided on my idea for Shoguns mini quilt. So that fabric is in the dryer right now and tonight I plan on working on that. I have a partner for the One Block Swap, but she is away right now and I will call her this weekend to see what she wants on her block, so can`t start that till then. Maybe I will get some work done on my Miranda Bag from the retreat. I had all my fabrics ready and all my homework was done, but there just was not enough time to do it at the retreat. Some ladies got theirs done, but I just didn`t take the time to sit down and work on mine. AND if that is not enough, I still need to do a few practice pieces for my quilt design for the Scraps to Treasures quilt challenge on HGTV. I am pretty sure on my design, just need to see if I can get enough fabric out of squares to make my idea work.
Yesterday after work I planted four azalea bushes and a new crimson maple tree.
It is still too early to plant pansies and such, so will do that at the end of the month. My son got me a hummingbird feeder for Mothers Day, and I got that hung up.
I want to get another wind chime up. I love wind chimes!!! I buy one every year.
Ok, back to work, my fabric is dry!!!

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!!

To all my blogger and now Facebook friends. HAVE A GREAT MOTHERS DAY!!!
Whether you are a mother or not, this day is for woman to relax and enjoy their families far and near. Some of us still have our Moms, don`t forget to call them and tell them you love them!!! For those that have lost theirs, remember the good times and the love that you can never, ever let go of. Moms are great!!