Thursday, September 22, 2011

It is a time for refreshing

Wow, how does time fly? I have been very busy belonging to various online bees and loving it completely and having fun creating for other quilters. It is so satisfying to be doing things that please and become part of someone else's legacy or a part of their creating and knowing you contributed to it in some way!  I have been making several blocks, none for myself really, well a few to add to a color scheme I have been working on ; raspberry, orange and greens for a sampler block quilt as almost all of these blocks will have been made by my fellow bee mates and I truely appreciate and enjoy what they have made for me, each and every block I truely enjoy and appreciate the effort and creativity of the creators!! Thank you ladies for impacting my life individually by your own precious and humorous personalities. When it is done it will be so precious to me to reflect with the interaction I have with each indidvidual from all over this globe. Flickr sure makes the world seem like a smaller place!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday again already?

Well, it has been quite a month. Have been very busy working, but did get all my blocks for August mailed out for the Nubees, Orange you Glad and Under the Rainbow Bees. I have so much fun sewing for others and it is so neat to see everyone enjoying getting their goodies, not to mention I also enjoy getting squishies in the mail too. I have been a good girl for the last 2 weeks and not purchases any additional fabrics, it's not like I don't have enough fabric, my goodness, I have been collecting it for years, it's just that the new stuff is so gorgeous, and of course all I have was gorgeous to me at some time or I would not of bought it right? Well anyway I am having fun for doing blocks now for a group called SimpleBee and it is alot of fun! Very easy blocks that create quite a dance for the eyes to enjoy. I need to go put some coffee on! There, the pot is a going. Well anyway, I had better go now, found a Zuchinni that went bad very quickly, so better go clean it up! Till next time, keep sewing!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm an Auntie and the red Quilt top is done!!

Well, it finally happened!! I am officially an Auntie in my own blood line. Up until now I am the only child in my family who has her own family until now. Today my sister, Pascale, and her husband Brian had their first and probably only child. He came into the world at 3:33pm Central Time. His name is Zecharias David Stuckman and he was 7# 14oz and 2O inches long. He was due July 14th and showed up today after mommy was induced this morning. Good news both mommy and baby are doing great! So I am a proud Auntie now. Everyone is so excited for them.  They will be great parents.

Today I also was bound and determined to finish my red and white quilt. The top is completely pieced and if it is sunny outside tomorrow I will lay it on the rich green grass outside and take a picture and try to post it on here. I have been trying to get that one done for a little while. I am so glad it is done so I can now move on and work with some other color scheme. I found the pattern in a magazine, they used a completely different color scheme, but I am glad I made it my way. That's the one of they joys of quilting!! You can adapt any pattern and color scheme to make it what you want it to be!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heatwave bust!

Well, we surely have endured a hot week, with record setting heat and humidity they say we have not encountered since 1995. The kids were so little and we only had a window unit air conditioner and we all 4, no Eliah back then, slept in the living room on sofas and on the floor trying to stay cool. What memories that elicits. The kids have no recollection, all they know is the central airconditioning that was purchased in 1996! Anyway, being so homebound allowed me to get into making the red and with quilt with touches of greys and pinks. If all goes well I WILL be done piecing it tonight!! I also machine quilted my first quilt! Pascale, my sister, is having a baby any day now and I did it!! It actually looks pretty good if I may say so myself, though I know I will be happy to see how I improve over time. Just glad my stitching is good and the pattern is consistent. Thank God for good effort!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday July 11, 2011

Just another manic monday. Well this is my first post. Went to Hudson, WI to a few quilt shops there and spent more money on fabric then I should of, but don't we all do that? Also was very inspired especially by one shop that was part antique store and part fabric store and all her fabrics were singing to me and making my creative juices flow with all the combinations of new-fabrics vs old -antiques. I felt like I could of spent days there. I will definately have to return there sooner then later, but with my mother in tow of course!! She would love it too. Well anyway, my red and white quilt blocks are done, I just need to put the blocks together to finish the top, but my layer cake of fresh cotton from Moda is screaming at me to come cut it into the creation I wish to make. I am someone who likes to finish what I start before starting something new, but will have to see what happens later tonight as I dabble in the fabrics. Too many ideas and not enough time to do them. I hope I live to be a very nimble, old lady!!