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Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 30, 2014

WOW Spring has sprung here in Central Texas.
We had a huge hail storm Friday Actually had golf ball size hail and tons of pea sized:( No damages here but other were not as lucky:( We did get 1.5 in of rain and with the hail maybe a total of 2 in. Next rain is due at the end of the week... hope it's just rain!

Poor Bob! He thought if he sat under the swing he would be ok but then the hail started up. He ran really fast and went under the grill. There is a little shelf he can get on under the grill and the cover helped him to. He was ok:)

Got some quilting and sewing done:)

This is the second Project Linus top I got made.

The last one was in reds:) Will put them in line to be quilted.

My Park Bench BOM's.

Leigh made this t shirt quilt for a customer.

Love the bright colors! The loop meander in a variegated thread looks like curly confetti all over the quilt:) What fun!!!

 This is the back.. she had leftover shirts.

My Featherweight stitchery from Crabapple Hill is complete and hanging:) all scraps except backing fabric:)

My Stars is all quilted:)

Used a new modern panto for it with grey thread.

Got to lay it outside for the pictures.

Here is back... made 1 to many stars for some reason:)
Should finish my Toes in Sand BOM this week as the blocks are all sewed in rows so just have to sew the rows together. Will let you see next week:)
Have an awesome week!!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 22, 2014

Ok where did the week go?? Seems as if it flew by! Must be the age starting to show:)

My grand daughter's birthday is Mon but we are partying today:) She will be 3. What a fun age!!!! Just wish I could see her more:(

I did get some quilting done this week and lots of sewing:) I also had a great lunch out with friends and our Guild mtg. I now have a temporary crown... it's all silver and shiny... so hoping the permanent one has some kind bling on it.... crowns are suppose to! Rubys, diamonds, and sapphires would be great:) I get my teeth cleaned on Monday... always something isn't it?

Ok on with the pictures.....
This is Dolly's Sweet Sophistication Quilt.

She did an amazing job piecing it all together! They are all y seams.

She wanted piano key quilting on the border:)

Her backing is so fun!

Had Janet drop off an apron to put her great grand daughters name on it.

The snowman wallhanging is finished! Did not put the last border on as I had SO many problems throughout that they would not fit:(

So instead I pieced them altogether and made a Project Linus quilt:)

I hand embroidered the sleeping animals. I have a blue one about finished.

My last 2 Toes in the Sand blocks. Got the finishing kit so will be working on it this week:)
I felt all safe with my guard cat on duty yesterday!

It was so nice outside I had the door open to the Studio.

Bob says "Hi"
The weather is suppose to turn rainy which I am SO thankful for!!!! I just hope it is the truth!
Enjoy your week!!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014

All I can say is WOW!!!!!! What a weekend!

I entered my Whoooolala! quilt in the Shades Of Texas Quilt Show in Killeen Tx this past week and I won a Second Place ribbon, a Judge's Choice ribbon and then the Viewers Choice Ribbon:) Then this morning it was in the local paper too:) SQUEEEAAALLLL!!!!!

 Here are some pictures:)

Me at the show:)

              Took these at home because I have better lighting:)

Close up of Second Place and Judge's Choice ribbons.

And Viewer's Choice ribbon:) I only won by 3 votes.
I am SO surprised!!!!! You can read the local paper article here:

Here Karin (the owl knitter) and I are standing on front of quilt:)
I did get some quilting done this week:)

This is from Kathy J from my Bee.

She told me: My sister-in-law found the embroidery among some things that her own mother(now deceased) had done years ago. She didn't know who they were done for, but suspected for her granddaughter Shelley who is now expecting her first baby in April. So the Mother Goose embroidery was done by this new little baby girl's great grandmother. It will be a wonderful surprise when Shelley sees this special surprise quilt. Shelley and her grandmother were very close. Like touching the past with special threads of love. Love stories like this!

I also did a bit of embroidery for Alexis. She then sews minkee to the back and gives them as baby shower gifts:)

Monica finally got her Texas Flag quilt to me!
The pokies are because she used a broadcloth instead of a cotton on the backing so the batting pokes through. They shrink back after it is washed.

My splurge!!! I had to have... really I did.... the complete fat quarter set of Angela Walters new line Drifts. I deserved it after the root canal but it also has to count towards the crown:(

I finished Snow Guys or as my hubby calls it Unique Beaks because every snowman has a different orange nose:)

They were all hand embroidered.

I am also getting my redwork snowman wallhanging together:) yea!

2 more BOM's
Well have a lovely dental appt this week and then maybe my life will get back to my norm:) Have an awesome week!!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 9, 2014

It is So true that March comes in like a lion!

But not so much weather wise but life wise. I had a lovely... not!... root canal on Thursday. They took the broken piece out so I have a jagged tooth packed with cotton and some sealer until the 19th. Ok I would not wish a root canal on anybody!!! Not even my worst enemy... which thank goodness I have none:)And they may still not be able to save the tooth... depends on if the other crack is too bad to fill and place a crown on. My crown will have sapphires and diamonds on it for sure!

So I lost 3 days of sewing and quilting because of this tooth:( I am back to whatever my normal is:) But unfortunately my hubby caught that stomach virus that is going around:( Poor guy!!! I had him locked in his bedroom until he started feeling better and then went in with a hasmat outfit and Lysoled and bleached everything:) He is back in bed...

So I only got a little quilting done this week:(

This is Sarah's beautiful Dresden Plate lap quilt for her mom:)

Almost didn't give it back to her:)

All free motion quilting:)

This is a baby quilt from Sherry.

Just did loops all over. So soft and cuddly!

Minky on the back:)

Another baby quilt from Sherry.

I did a little bit more quilting on this one. The pups are SO sweet!

Minky on the back again:)
I promise there will be more next week:) I did the baby quilts yesterday:)
I have Whooolala ready for the show this week:) I drop her off on Wed and then the show is Friday and Saturday. She will also be going to Scott and White hospital for display from May to August. The kids will love her!
Have an awesome week!!!