Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My second!!!

 My second LA work, it is not perfect, but it will be ready for
Christmas,  So excited, I used Star thread, not bad,  no real problem with tension so that was a joy in itseft. I hope that my  order will soon be shipped out!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankgiving Day in Montpellier France

 Thanks for the year of good humor, good work, and all the hopes and dreams we  have had.
Thanks for the good friends, and the wonderful patchworks we have done.  Thank you all for the sharing, and  your  friendship. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A little work out for some of the girls today,  We are working on a POSSIBILITIES book, and a couple of snippetts Christmas Trees.

Done, and almost done!!!

finished, Quilted main!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

How are these socks?

Nice rollers also, I have to compliment myself sometimes..............


Wanted to do something special for the CHRISTMAS SEASON, but guess this will have to do for now.
Hope everyone will have a nice Thanksgiving, we are going to have lunch at Country Patchwork with all the 
girls, so should be fun, and   lots of things to be thankful for this year.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Getting the final bugs out on Mom this weekend, but did have some time to PPP while doing that.  As you can see, things are getting there, I will be able to play for three or four months, but I do have an old top that can be started, I am doing designs on paper, so maybe next week if all my thread comes in I can start.
Lots of dark spots, but with help from the longarmers on the forum I am getting things going the way they should be.  The base extender was wrong, have to bring the bars up a half inch,(no documentation on the Hartley Fence) then I have the new M&M's, that I thought were not  doing what they are supposed to do, so spent a day and a half on those, so lots of joy and lots of oh No's!!!!!   I can see Droopy saying "I am sooooo Happy"!!! well so am I.
Life is good, live while you can and make the best out of every day.......

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Look into Country Patchwork

If you go into Country Patchwork you will see what is going on.   I have posted a few pictures

Flower of the week

I am just a day late, but my flower is done, and goes great with the other flowers for the garden!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My flower of the week

A little flower, and a little feather, have deen doing a little doodling with the feathers;  The piece has been sent for the LA so I am hoping that it will arrive tomorrow.  I am getting a little depressed with the whole thing, so ...................

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day in and Day out

Been so busy this week,  I haven't seen the time go by,  Today is Sunday, well almost Monday and I have just finished one flower for my garden,  I am late, and have so much to do.  I will post my flower, and hope that it will lighten up your garden. 
Monday, class in the morning, my copies are done, hope the girls like them, I will do a demonstration of four types of applique,  needle turn, freezer paper, with cardboard and starch, then with basting the design.  That should take up most of the morning.  I have done designs of a Christmas tree skirt, well two Christmas tree skirts, and I hope that will be what they are waiting for.  I will keep you all informed............. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Christmas Flower

Saturday we went fishing, always have something to do, so I traced my flower and leaves, DH did the fishing, lunch was easy, toasted cheese sandwichesand fruit for something sweet,. 
 I was able to do what I love, and he did what he loves.  Happy married couple.  Today I cleaned my quilting room, well, tried and I also finished my Christmas Flower.  I may have to quilt it on my 440 so that it will be done for Christmas, but that is OK.  
I am hoping for a surprise visit, but ........will keep my fingers crossed and maybe the LA will be fixed for the
end of the month!!!

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I was reading Rebecca's Blog the other day, and of course there are always great ideas, well, she is doing her flower garden every Wednesday.  "Lights camera and action" as every quilter knows, there are things hiding out in our  work area..........Well, guess what was hiding for at least___years in my quilting room............
A flower garden!!!!!  I will try and finish one flower in my garden every Wednesday.
 I don't do the English paper piecing, I use a template and sew in rows.  I have just two colors for the flowers,  the yellow daisy fabric is in both.
 Hope that you will find your garden and join us every Wednesday.
Thanks Rebecca, you got me to get it going again.......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Here are my socks!!!

rollerblading tonight,  two hours of fun, even fell down twice so not bad.....
tomorrow 20 miles in town, the best is the resto after

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Guess that butterflies are done

Will keep them on the design wall for a few days
to really look at it, but I guess it is just about
done.  It is needle turn applique that I did a
machine button hole stitch on and I did do a little
embroidery on the butterflies.
I don't like to use wonder ____ because it makes it
awluffy stiff, and I like quilts to be soft and curly up to.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Working on my butterfly today, here is one picture with flower placement

Putting red flowers so that they will show up. 
 Since, I have put in the leaves and started to applique the flowers.