Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why Oh Why?

This is probably a rhetorical question and believe me, not at all quilt related. Why is it that you see people's true colors come through when it comes down to a major family issue? Why do you have to see the ugly side of them? Why can't it all just fade away in a time of pain? I truly just don't get it. In talking with my dad, I asked why he hasn't talked to his brother since 1969? Oh because he got mad at something his brother's wife did. So you aren't going to talk to you brother....ever? Nope. Same thing on my husband's side. I really don't get it. I don't understand the human mind and why it won't let go and move on. Why do things have to be held in hearts and then spewed out when everyone is hurting?

Again I say rhetorical. No responses needed. If you need to, email me directly.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I'm here although I feel like I've really neglected this poor blog. Things are just a bit hectic right now. I took a trip to Ohio to visit my dad. He's 86 and has Parkinson's along with a few other age related issues. My trip was quick but it was fun to be able visit with him. We got to drive 2 hours to visit with my uncle and my cousin and his wife. While away I got a call saying that my husband's grandpa had passed away. So this week we are preparing for all of the out of town visitors and the service.

Hubby's birthday is on Halloween and I was hoping to be able to celebrate with him on Saturday, but I don't see that happening this week. Hopefully I can give him a rain check and take him out a different Saturday night.

Since I have nothing to share, I will share Halloween pictures of Grace. We were playing on Picnik.com.

Crystal Ball Grace

Ghost Grace

Scary Movie Grace

I'm hoping I can sneak away to the girl cave this week.  Maybe then I will have some quilty pictures to show.  Have a great night.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I drive by this man taking a nap everyday after dropping off at school. Today I couldn't help myself and lent him a quilt to use.


Naptime 2

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Greetings Earthlings

I feel lost in space for some reason. Can't seem to focus on any one project. My design wall Monday post didn't come together because I couldn't find my camera. Oh well. Here are a few photos of things I've started this weekend.

I've lost a picture, but I'm sure it will mysteriously appear tomorrow.  Anyhow this is my interpretation of a Blue Underground pattern that I saw.  The small square fabric is CRAZY.  Reminds me a Kaffe Fassett, but it's not.
 This is a pattern that Mary came up with on MaryQuilts.com.  She used her GO cutter.  I did too.  The fabric is Urban Angel.  Very cool.
This is a little fall table runner using charm squares.  Just need to sew it together.

My Ladies Night Out was a flop.  I think that's probably why I started sewing so many new projects this weekend.  The embroidery machine just didn't have the same appeal to me.  I am going to work on some quilt labels and t-shirts for the kiddo this week & weekend though.

Well, I'm off to bed.  This change of season is kicking my hinny.  I can't seem to stay awake.

Have a great night.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Little Beauties

I just realized that I haven't shown the two little quilt tops that we made back here.  They are officially done and hanging on the wall.  Angela quilted them for me.  I  know you are thinking why would you let someone else quilt you stuff when you have your own machine.  As I've said before, I'm a pantograph quilter, not a front of the machine artist.  I stand on the front of that machine and my brain goes blank.  Anyhow, I love these little beauties.

Fusible Wall Art

Grace's Fusible Wall Art

Well I'm off to the girl cave to fire up the embroidery machine.  Ladies Night Out is this coming Thursday.  Hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend.