Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I was a bad girl!

I was very fortunate that I didn't knock my machine out of timing!
I hope I have learned my lesson!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Where do ideas come from??!

Do you ever think about how you get a great idea? I was happily watching the baseball playoffs, washing dishes...OK..NOT HAPPILY washing dishes! You get the picture. I THOUGHT I was thinking about baseball...then BAM! A great idea!I am wondering if my brain is off on its own tangent and does not clue me in...HMMMM!
I don't use up spices very often, hence not many empty bottles.
This week I made my 1st batch of chili for the season.
(Hey! My family is NOT excited about chili in July when its
a gaZILLION degrees. I'm just sayin'!)
The last tablespoon of chili powder was used and a new one opened.
The old one sat on the counter a few days and then I washed it.

BAM! its a great size....and...wait for it...

There are already holes to put the needles in! Just pop the lid open and
in the needle goes. love it!
Just for that great idea, I'm gonna let my brain take the rest of the day off...
except when I'm driving on the freeway of course!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday

Its Monday...but there are still young men bodies sleeping in my house! (Its ok..its Columbus Day..and they dont' have school). That means I will be making breakfast. There BETTER be dish help after. I'm just sayin'...
Putting rows together on the police theme quilt. I have one more row for the bottom (it kept falling off the design wall) and the medallion will get a small border of the navy blue fabric. Hoping to be ready for borders by tomorrow and start piecing the backing. I have the same quilt on the frame, so that will be worked on too. Good thing I like to flit from project to project...and that I have already decided on chili for dinner. LOVE that!
Don't forget to look at all the design walls over at Judy's
and thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 11, 2013


This week I'm grateful for:

1. Warm days and cool nights. This is the earliest we have had our small patch of grass reseeded for the winter. It has come in very fast compared to other years. BUT...Rookie seems to find every little mud patch. And this was a HUGE one...Guess we will be reseeding the path this week!
 the 'path'
and all the mud on the porch..it gets MUCH worse! Oh, and a dog that is mud from his chest down...and between his toes!
2. Having a husband home a day early from his trip. We miss him when he is out of town.
3. Quilt on the frame coming along nicely. I got a chunk done today with the chance to work on it again this evening.
Have a great weekend!
update: no one told me I spelled graTitudes with a D! I have changed it....

Monday, October 07, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/7/13

Starting of a police theme quilt for a family friend

all of the gold blocks are completed. I will have the rest of the red ones done tonight. 

here is the medallion. It will have a frame to make it the same size as 2 of the blocks.
It was printed on fabric by www.fotosonfabric.com
I have no affliation with this company. Just a very satistfied customer!
The service was quick, easy and very economical. I will use them again!
The fabric is soft...not rubbery. They are able to print much larger than the usual 8X11 we can
print on our printers. This piece is about 15 X 20 with the center medallion finishing at about 10 in diameter.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wednesday gratitudes

Today I am grateful for:

COOLER WEATHER! I know my friends up north would disagree, but if they had lived thru this last summer, they would TOTALLY be on my side! Heaven!

A Wednesday to do as I please. No appointments, no groups..maybe a quick trip to the grocery store. Then a whole day to piece and quilt.

A plan set in place for two quilts. Its kinda like when I cannot figure out what is for dinner...it niggles at me all day. Now that I have decide WHAT to piece, I can get on with it! I need to thank Sandy at SunValley and my DH for aiding in the decisions! Gotta love a good sounding board...