Friday, May 22, 2009


If those of you who commented on the blog post about scraps could send me your address, I will mail you squishies. (Lean, Nadine, Sue, Gloria and Nova) Send to Things are moving right along. I posted yesterday on the Great Hexagon Quilt-Along site about a Grandmother's Flower Garden top that I wanted to give away and am mailing it to SummerSadie. I have it boxed and ready to go but will not get to the post office before Tuesday as it is a holiday weekend and I am working tomorrow. Plus, I need to get the squishies of scraps together!

We had the carpets cleaned today, so I didn't get much cleaning/organizing done as they are too damp for much foot traffic - so I took a nap. Likely excuse!

I have two quilts to bind and I'll take a picture of them when I'm done. For now I'll post a picture of the hex quilt top I'm giving to SummerSadie. I bought it last year at a tag sale at a church and I have left it rolled up in a bag so I'm sure she'll be a better owner for it than me!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Moving & A Scrap Give-Away

Ok, I have tried to "bloom where I am planted" and it's not working. See the picture at the top of my blog? That's where I want to be - in Florida, not Colorado. Now, mind you, the present circumstances are self-induced. I insisted I wanted to be here and drug the whole family out to live in the foothills. It's beatiful here, really beautiful. But my extended family is not here and I miss them terribly. So, I am preparing to sell the house (we just purchased last year) and move back to Fl. I know, I nedd a shrink in this economy, but, it will be worth it in the end.

So, in getting the house ready, I have discovered I have a serious problem. I am a hoarder. I mean I hoard every little fabric scrap because I love scrap quilts. The problem with that is that I haven't made any (well, one, but that was years ago). So, does anyone want my scraps? There are bags of them. Some small, some bigger. A huge mix of fabric types from traditional to kidstuff to Civil War. Quilt shop quality and not (Joann's). I'll mail them free of charge. Just leave a comment here by Friday at 3 pm EST. If by chance there is more than one taker then I'll do a random drawing. I just can't bring myself to throw them away. It's part of the hoarding disease.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bad Blogger!

Ok, my friend Jeri in Florida has browbeat me into posting. She now has a blog and she wants me to post on a rregular basis. Imagine that! Next thing I know she will want me to take down the photo in my header of my former backyard in Florida and put up Colorado photos! Maybe I'll put up a quilt instead!

No photos tonight, but have several works in progress, so I'll post again this weekend. I have to keep Jeri happy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Well, I didn't notice the photo of the daisy quilt was upside down! Here we go again!

Doll Quilts

Well, I know I am starting to sound obsessed with doll quilts (I am) but I received not one, but two in the mail yesterday!

The first lovely southern belle sunbonnet sue's are from Kathi in Utah as part of the doll quilt swap III and the second is from Linda in Oklahoma for the Summer Four Seasons Quilt Swap. It is lovely pink daisies on a green scrappy background. They will both look lovely on my doll quilt wall. I just have to hide them from thieves! My Dad and his girl friend are here visiting from Florida and she is coveting SBS and my daughter thinks the pink daisies will look great in her room.

I really need to post more often - will have to set a goal to post at least weekly in July and maybe build up from there. Right now I'm a pretty boring blogger!

Friday, June 6, 2008

They come and they go!

Well, it seems like I am quickly becoming obsessed with doll quilts. I received a beautiful green, burgundy and beige one patch quilt from Ann-Margaret in Montreal for the Miniature Booty Swap. The colors are beautiful and match my family room and I love it! It will look great on the little quilt wall that I am starting in that room.

I made a broken dishes quilt for my partner - at last check it hadn't arrived yet but I'll post a picture of the front. I had never made this pattern before and really enjoyed it. I used the Easy Angle ruler and boy was that a great tool! I'll be using it quite a bit in the future! I also convinced myself that the little quilt should be hand quilted. My first hand quilted piece - not that spectacular looking, but I must admit I enjoyed doing it and can see that practice will definitely help. I hope my swap partner doesn't mind my practicing on her quilt!

Monday, May 12, 2008

4 Seasons Spring Quilt Swap

My quilt arrived on Saturday from Leah ( in Australia. It's a lovely applique flowerpot and is handquilted with echo quilting! It is lovely and will look great with the others that I am collecting for my miniature wall in the family room. She also sent some fabric with acacia plant on it. She tells me that this is the first plant to bloom in the Australian spring. It is really a small world because I had this plant in my front yard in my Florida home!