Feb 12, 2011

It's been one of those kinda nights

Tonight is Friday Night SewIn and I had big plans a couple of days ago. Now I have a sinus cold and I'm finding it difficult to sew with watery eyes and a drippy nose. But I was determined to get something done! I wanted to work on the pinwheel quilt I'm making for my sister. So I got one of the blocks cut out and the four corner blocks sewn together. When I tried to get the pinwheel figured out it wouldn't go together right. I had sewed all four of the blocks with the orange & white fabrics in the wrong place. All of the seams had to be taken apart! Then when I sewed them back together again, I noticed that I had tore the orange fabric when I had ripped it apart on 1 of the blocks. Now I have to cut some more orange. Got them all sewed together again & was squaring them off to a 6" square and 1 of the blocks was too small! Dang, must've sewn my seam too big. Back to more ripping apart & I have to be careful this time cause I know I don't have any extra hummingbird fabric if I tear that fabric. (cough cough sneeze) Whew finally got it all sewed together! The points aren't coming together very well but I know Brenda won't care. TA DA Here it is!

Now I'm exhausted!! That's it for me tonight. I'm going to write this post yet tonight and schedule it for tomorrow cause I plan on sleeping in late. I'm going to go take some cold medicine and go to bed.
Nighty Night!


Feb 8, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In time again

It's Friday Night Sew-In time again!

Visit Bobbi's blog & she will tell you all about it.


Feb 6, 2011

What else can you do when it's Super Bowl time?

Well I'm going to tell you what I sent to Amy for our swap!
She let me know that she received my package and she liked it all.
I think she liked the crow & sunflower spring makedo the best. She collects crow (you would know that if you checked out her blog. LOL)
I also sent a prim ladybug for the doll we were supposed to include.

But MY favorite thing that I sent her was the candlestick.

But look!

I have another one that I can paint for myself!

I'm glad that she liked everything and it was a very fun swap. Now I need to get some Easter Eggs done for another swap! But first...

I have to show you what my youngest granddaughter has made on her new sewing machine.

She made a rag quilt tablemat for her Mom and a scarf for her friend at school. She was a really quick learner. My older granddaughter is learning to crochet. What is really funny is that Jordan (the youngest) was spending the night last weekend & during the night she was having a nightmare. She would keep screaming "NO NO". Finally I woke her up & asked her what was wrong. Her reply was " Gramma I was having a bad dream. I made a great big raggy quilt for the bed and when I was finished I found a mistake in the middle & I had to take it all apart". OH MY GOSH!! Now I'm giving my grandkids nightmares. Her Mom just fell on the floor laughing.
Speaking of raggy quilts...I don't think I showed you the quilt I finally finished a few weeks ago. Jordan's birthday quilt!

Grampy went outside today with Angie, Tammi and the grandkids & had some fun in the snow!
Do you see the tunnel they dug through the pile of snow?
They might be having a blast in this snow, but I'm longing for the hyacinths to be peeking out from under it.

Well I think I'm going to work on those Easter eggs while I watch the end of the football game! That's the only part I like (the end) LOL

Feb 5, 2011

My Swap Goodies Are Here!

My swap goodies are here!
I participated in a swap that Tammy of A Primitive Place had organized and my swap partner was Amy of At Home With Amy. BTW, if you haven't visited either of these ladies blogs than you are missing out. They are both great ladies.
My goodies could not have come at a better time!
I've been a little under the weather these last couple of days. You know, the sore throat , runny nose kinda thing. I laid down on the couch to get a little rest & must have fell asleep. Next thing I knew, our dog was jumping up at me and barking. She had to go potty, so I drug myself up and went to the door to let her out. When I opened the door there was a package on the step with my name in big bold letters. I grabbed the box and ALMOST skipped to the table to get something to open it with. I couldn't believe all the really nice things that she sent me. I would Ohh & Ahh each time I found something new to open. We were to send each other a doll and 2 other prim items. This is what I received....
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Isn't it all just wonderful? I love the prairie doll that she got me and the towel & sign that she stenciled.
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The stitchery that she made is just perfect for in my kitchen.
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So are the melts and I was really hoping she would send some of her dried oranges.
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Now check out this fabric box! Cool heh?
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This all sure made my day!! Thanks Amy!
I had a lot of fun joining in on this swap. I will post a picture of what I sent her when I know that she has received it. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for her. {{Hope she likes everything}}


Feb 2, 2011


Snow, snow and even more SNOW!!!

I'm wondering if we will ever get to use our swimming pool?

Angie is actually standing on the deck, there is a step down to where this snow is.

At least we can get out our back door now!
We are still under a #1 snow emergency. But we actually were pretty lucky!
Just an hour south of us is where they started getting the sleet & ice. Indianapolis got even more ice. There are a lot of power outages there.
I would rather have snow than ice!

Everyone stay safe!