Monday, December 30, 2013

Good Bye 2013!

As this year comes to and end I look back on what was (for my husband and I ) a rough year!! I do my best to only focus on te good things, there were plenty of those, too! I have a new grandson!
Red hair and blue eyes! Yes indeed!

My little daughter graduated from nursing school.
And this is what Santa brought me! EEEK! 

Kitchen Aid Pasta Press

Now, I think I'll go make some pasta! Maybe I'll sew tomorrow :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

This is the ship we were on. The Carnival Elation. I LOVE the 'cruise" part of the cruise. id not care for Cozumel. It's was too hot. I know, it's December, and it's not really hot like the Summer months, but still, I don't like HOT! I told my husband that I could not believe that I actually paid to go someplace hot!

However, cruising along....When we docked at Progresso we took a bus to Merida. That is where you will find  Merida’s Cathedral of San Ildefonso and Church of the Third Order of Jesus in Mexico. The oldest church in the Americas. Started in 1561 and completed in 1598. THIS was the highlight of the trip.

So, if you cruise to Progresso, Yucatan, Mexico, take the excursion to Merida, the capital, just to see this church. We were allowed to explore the church as well as take pictures and video.

Here's a photo that will give you an idea of the size of those doors and the church.

Ok, on the fun -on- board side, our cruise director, Hennie, was by far the most entertaining person on board. He was great! Also my husband participated in the Hairy Chest Competition. Yes, indeed, ladies. I am married to a man with a VERY hairy chest. Keeps me warm :) He would kill me if I put up a photo, but I can not control what goes on youtube ;)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lazy weekend

This was a lazy no-sew weekend. I just could not get in the mood. I looked at a few interesting blogs. Played games on Facebook. Ugh! Such a waste of time, I know.  Reading a book that is going nowhere. I really need to get moving on a few projects.

 Getting ready for Thanksgiving. My oldest (military son) is frying a turkey this year. Hubby and I will drive up and have dinner with him and daughter-in-law. I am also bringing a surprise. SSSHHHH!!! My 82 year old dad is driving here Wednesday. Kids don't know that Paw is coming! They will be so happy to see him. Plus I get to have my dad to myself (sort of) for 3 whole days! Then I get to go on a 5 day cruise with hubby! God is good! I am blessed!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WOW! I just found "The Quilt Pattern Magazine" . It's online only. Go! Check it out!
The Quilt Pattern Magazine

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just found the coolest pincushion! On Made By Eva.
She also has a tutorial! Check it out here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

So many quilt patterns!! I have piles of books and patterns and even more ideas for quilts! Organize? I don't think I know how. I try. I fill totes and bins and binders and drawers. I just want to sew! Here's an idea...don't buy any more fabric until I sew all the fabric I now own. Yeah, right!

Also, I have a quilt in the works that MUST be finished (top anyway) by January. It's for a quilt show in March 2014. I have a few blocks made, all paper pieced, but I have a LONG way to go! The theme for the show is "Pineapple Fields Forever". I do love pineapple....but pineapple blocks....well, not my favorite. They are pretty though! Perhaps I'll give you a preview and show you a block here and there as I go. Wouldn't want show you the entire quilt until it hangs in the show.

Here is one of 14 pineapple blocks ( they will be of two different colors), I have five done. THEN there are 13 applique blocks (not cut out , yet) and a few pieces blocks and paper pieced border. YIKES!!!! Let me get off of here and sew.

P.S. I little encouragement here and there won't hurt :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I got hooked on these scrumptious scarves!

They are crocheted using a yarn called Sashay. Comes in so many colors! I have sold several of them and also made some for my girls. SSHHH!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Deonn's Portable Design Wall (UFO to Go)

If you have not made one of these, now is the time! Here's one I made. After watching the video I may turn it into the "semi-deluxe" version.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Karen Williamson Workshop

My guild hosted a workshop with Karen Williamson this month. It was sooooo fun and relaxing!!
Yes, relaxing. No sewing machines. It was all hand work. And it was FUN!! A cute quit-as-you-go known as MoeMo's Star. Sort of a cross between cathedral windows and grandmother's flower garden.
We were all eager to complete a few blocks during the workshop.

To learn more, see Karen's blog at

Thanks, Karen! It was a blast!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sew Happy.Me Sewalong

I participated in a sewalong on a quilting blog this week. You can do it too! Just go to

I made mine a little larger by adding strips to each side of the front panel, the a smaller strip to the top and bottom. It was a really fun and CUTE project. If you hop over to you'll see a boy bunny version too!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I can not believe that I can not manage to get to my blog on a regular basis! Might have something do with ADD! I flit around from one thing to another 18 hours a day. Seems I hardly finish anything these days. I am currently working on no less that 4 projects! ALL need to be done within the month ( if not sooner). We will be welcoming a grandson to the family REAL SOON! SOOOOOOOOO excited!!Thus, the many projects in the works. Car seat cover, nearly done; diaper bag, not cut out yet; baby carrier (sling), thinking about; baby carrier (back pack) , thinking about. Then there's the Giving Quilt Challenge, due March 9th, most of the blocks complete...still need to put it together and QUILT it!!! Thankfully we have this little thing called Mardi Gras down here and the kids are out of school for 3 days. That adds up to a 5 day stretch of days "off". That starts this Saturday. I should be able get all that done, Lord willing. I will do my best to get picture posted and may even manage a tutorial.

Stay tuned!