Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Finally a quilt picture

Baby Jesslyn on a quilt I made her mama a few years ago. I made this in workshop. A panel in the center but I can't remember the name of the blocks. I have a kit to make another one but can't find the block instructions. I may just use a disappearing nine patch. I think that would be alot faster.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Found this starving kitty under my shrubs today. I think I know who her sorry owner is but I have catnapped her. She has been inside a few hours and is already ruling the roost. I think she may be a keeper :-)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Please indulge me

while I show off my new grandbaby again. Wasn't Jesslyn bright-eyed for just 8 days old in these pictures? Hope to be showing her quilt all finished and labeled soon.

Pumpkin time

It's pumpkin time and there is a great giveaway for Red Rooster's Pumpkins and Spice fabric over at Pumpkin Patch Primitives. go here to enter

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New grandbaby

My new grandbaby arrived last Thursday. Jesslyn Claire came home today. We are all so excited to have another little girl to love in the family.

Monday, October 5, 2009

new camera

Finally bought a new camera. After doing lots of research I decided to buy a Canon.... got to the store and bought a Kodak easy share with extended zoom. I was able to take and delete pics in the store with it and I couldn't figure the canon out. I decided "easy" was important for me. Rusty and Dixie are my practice subjects until the new grandbaby arrives.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Papa and Nanny's quilt

I spent the day Thursday with my daddy while my mama was volunteering at the hospital. I did a little plundering and found the quilt my great grandma made for them before they got married. She did it all by hand and embroidered the love birds names on it. So sweet! I hope to photograph all of mama's quilts someday. Papa does not like my plundering LOL so only got pics of this one so far.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

These boots are made for winning

uggs boots

I entered the Ugg boot giveaway and you can too's as easy as clicking on the link above. I sure hope I win a pair ... I hate cold footsies.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dear Goodwill,

I love you so. Thanks for coming to my town. Where else would I find red picture frames and an apple thingymajig for my guest room and friendly strangers to discuss how sad it is that I'm taking those teddy bear prints out. I found tiny soft denim overalls for baby boo too. The English tin has quotes from Shelly, Shakespeare etc and sweet birds and flowers.....that 49cent tin has made me smile all week. Now Goodwill, I did return yesterday and only found a book and some good conversation.......but that's okay I still love U!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Win a cool bike

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Madsen is having weekly giveaways. Click on their logo to find out how you can win a cool bike.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A wee bit of sewing

Jessica's first baby shower is tomorrow. I made a minkee rag quilt and tried a onesie dress tutorial I found online. The blanket came together pretty well, but I had some tense moments with the onesie dress. I think I will change some things when I make another one. Anyway I hope Baby Boo will like what Mimi whipped up for her.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Project Runway is back

and my world is much better. I did have to break my "no Lifetime" tv rule. I loved the Masters show and thought Daniel's dress was awesome. I was pulling for Sweet P and think Diane V. loved her too. I thought there were some great dresses in the PR premiere too. I think it should be a great season.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Falling off the wagon

I have a confession to make. I have been posing on blogger as a quilter. I do enjoy sewing and hope to one day actually finish one of the many quilting projects I have started. This weekend while I was nursing a summer cold I stumbled upon a blog called Vintage Rescue Squad. I spent most of two days reading the entire blog and several other blogs she linked. I made an amazing discovery I AM NOT A Freak.....junkaholics abound and are airing their curbside finds and thrift store treasures in numerous blogs. I am a long time junker,past antique shop owner,major ebayer,auction ticket writer,antique mall space renter,estate seller...well you get the picture. A few years ago I became fed up with ebay and the potential for junk sales dried up in eastern NC, so I swore off junk. I promised myself I wouldn't buy new junk until I got rid of all the stuff in my house and garage. I have pretty much just closed my eyes to the piles of stuff everywhere. I still hit the thrift stores but swore off all yardsales and auctions. I am thinking of opening an etsy shop and going to force myself to start getting ready for a big autumn yard sale, this is huge since I absolutely hate having yardsales and dealing with the local yardsalers!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

sewing...curtains not quilts

I found this nifty vintage apple fabric at the thrift store a few years ago. Today I decided to make kitchen curtains. It doesn't exactly match my teal trim but it is so cheerful and I am just not a matchy=match gal. Hope to have them hanging tomorrow.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hope on over to Hugs from Helen blog to check out this lovely Christmas block of the month!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Baby quilt mystery

Does anyone remember the name of this moda charm pack? I made this at a retreat last year and want to finish it for my next grandbaby. Would love to find some of the green fabric in this line, but need the name.
Found the answer Farmyard Friends

Friday, May 29, 2009

wedding over now back to sewing

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sandy Jr.

My daughter married last Saturday. I think I have finally recovered LOL! Now to get back to quilting projects.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Quilt in a Day Trunk Show

The Peace by Piece Guild had a great time at the Quilt in a Day show Saturday. Patricia is very entertaining and the quilts were beautiful.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

where or where could my camera be

Haven't seen it since Easter. Lost Camera = no good blogging. Hope I find it soon. anna

Friday, April 17, 2009

Good Day Sunshine

It's a beautiful day at the beach.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Peace by Piece Guild April

Quilt guild met last night and as usual a good time was had by all.

Kris and Roy quilted this for a customer. I wish the beautiful quilting showed up better in the picture.

Connie made the blue bag for a shop sample. I didn't get the name of the pattern. Love the picket top and the woven fabrics. She finished up her dishtowel bag that I tried to teach at the Feb. meeting. She changed the handles and top and I like hers better than the original.

I of course....once again....was not a finisher and had nothing for show and tell. Kris showed us a neat way to cut bias binding. We made plans for our May retreat. Eleanor Burns show and then a "quilt in" at the fire station. I can't wait.

Rescue Me

Once again my parents came to the rescue! I wish I didn't need rescuing,but thank God for great parents when I do. I'm sure my neighbors are thankful for them too. Weeds are mowed....someone took the misery maker off the curb during the night and the joy mower was delivered. Life is good!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Put me out of my misery....

this miserable piece of junk has been tormenting me. It will not start....none of my tricks will work......I ran away to the beach hoping the weeds in my yard would disappear......I have beat it and cussed it soundly but still it only buzzes at me.....I can't afford a new rider.....I am too darn old to push this goats?? might work.....I hope I feel better after I push this misery maker to the curb and say some last words over it .....

Put me out of my misery

I'd do it for you,

Would you do it for me?

We will always be busy, making misery

so long miserable mower .... hope you do not RIP

Friday, April 3, 2009

Whole lot of sunshine

in Salter Path today. Hope it lasts all weekend. I'll be doing a whole lot of sunning and reading. No sewing, but will get back to that next week. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What do Jaime Pressly and I have in common?

Beauty? Talent? Fame?

Nope just this

Another thing we don't have in common ... Jaime escaped!!!

Jaime's book is the buzz around town. I hear names are changed, but anyone from Ktown will know the cast.

All the Pressly talk brought to my mind the day before my high school graduation when Jaime's grandma gave me a very scary haircut. I started that day with really long hair. Impulsively I took myself to the community college for a trim. Mrs. Pressly told me I needed the newest look. Lots of layers in lots of thick curly hair = disaster!!!! Two salons and two haircuts later I had the Mia Farrow look (scalped). I had to put a dart in my graduation cap to keep it on my now ....much smaller head.

Thanks for the memories Jaime.....Ktown loves you

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fabric search

I am looking for 1 1/2 yards of this red fabric.It is Red Rooster Elm Creek ,Gerda's Collection. I have wasted alot of time today searching ebay and the internet for this fabric. I have 2 1/2 yds but need 4 yds for a project. If anyone has this to sell or spots it for sale somewhere please let know.

Rusty begging me to get off the computer.

Friday, March 20, 2009

More Peace by Piece

I think Kris made the first three.She is a quilting machine!I can't remember who made the last quilt.I had nothing for show and tell.I must become a finisher and stop the procrastinating.

Peace by Piece Guild March

I need to start taking notes at guild meeting.Our expectant grandmama made the first three. I think Connie made the square quilt and the table runner.