Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I wanted to share with you a wonderful giveaway over at at Dave's blog
His boxes are simply beautiful, I know I would love to win one.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

If Stella can get her groove back, so can I

Well as Stella got her groove back in the movie, I think I now have my groove back. Life got a little stressful there & I just couldn't blog, but now that life is more normal, & my darling is doing great, I shall try to be more faithful in writing.

May I show you what I have been working on for Christmas presents? Well first we have a kitty pillow for Penny. The photo just doesn't show the bright green in the kitties eyes, they are so life like. Please excuse the shine of the plastic wrap, I had them wrapped before I remembered to take a photo. However, I think you can see the beauty of the faces.

Then we have a beautiful tea pot for my dear friend Deni. So many special times we have shared at tea places.

Then I made a urn with beautiful flowers & tiny Dresden plates for my friend Deb.

Then we have a beautiful tea pot for my dear friend Deni. So many special times we have shared at tea places.

Then there are bunny faces for my friend Phyllis, she was speechless when she opened her package. I couldn't resist, & made one for the queen of bunnies, our Michelle May. Hope she liked it.

Like all of you I have been so busy at my sewing machine sewing, sewing, sewing. Today is Christmas eve & the door is closed, all the gifts are where they are suppose to be. Life is wonderful.

Merry Christmas to you all, & blessing to you.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Update on Gregg

Hello my dear blogger friends,
Just wanted to give you an update on Gregg.
Went to the Doctor on Wed and they took out the catheter and staples. Then the Dr came in
with the pathological findings and they found cancer in both lobes of his prostrate and a very aggressive one. 4 on a scale of 5, as we knew.
Good news is he got all of it. Bad news is since the cancer was so
aggressive, He will have to be checked often to make sure it hasn't got out,starting in three weeks. So pleased the cancer is gone, but concerned
it could still lurking.
However Mr. G is getting stronger every day.
Thank you for your prayers.

While Gregg rests, I hang out in my sewing room. I made the silhouette of the lady sewing for my wall. Notice her PINK shoes? Perfect for me.

Also have been working on some birthday gifts. I just love picking out all the different threads, such pretty colors. Watching the machine do the stitching is so much fun, it just amazes me how it knows what to do & where to go.

So until later, hugs to all,

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Calling all Angels

Where has the time gone? I just haven't felt like posting because I have had so much on my mind. I have been taking my darling Gregg to Doctor appts. After all the testing we were told he has prostrate cancer!
Please pray for us as we take this journey for his recovery. We caught it early & he will be fine after surgery, but this is still so frightening.
Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer fun

Hello my bloggy friends, I'm sure someone somewhere has been asking, "Why don't she write?"
This summer has been quite busy with adventures & trips. In fact we just got back from a wonderful time in Las Vegas. Now we aren't gamblers, we enjoy going to shows & having wonderful meals. Throw in some shopping, & it's simply great.

Now I would like for you to meet Ruby. She is the new member of my family & I have fallen in love with her. Isn't she pretty? I have been embroidering like crazy. I was scared of the computer designing part, but the teacher where I got the machine was so good. Also the program is so user friendly it was easy to learn. However I still have LOTS to learn & practice.

I signed up for a summer mug rug swap at the Quilt & Needle forum & made this for Gerda. I can't get over how much detail is in the embroidery pattern. The clouds alone have three colors. Then the shell almost looks 3d. This one was to much fun to do I made a 2nd one for another friend of mine who love the beach.
I made this cute chicken thing for my kitchen. Don't you love the embroidered checker board border? These patterns came from Embroidery Library, where I can spend hrs. looking around. I am so hooked on this.

Now this one is going on the wall in my sewing room. Pink & black are the colors in my sewing room so this will go perfectly. I think she is such a pretty lady, so prim & proper.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink Peppermint quilt

Have you gotten your copy of the Better Homes & Gardens “Quilt Sampler” magazine? Well run, don't walk to your nearest Quilt shope & pick up a copy. There are some wonderful patterns in the shop hop issue, I want to make them all. Makes me want to take a road trip to visit all the darling shops that are featured.

I joined a swap on the Scrappy & Happy forum called Peppermint sticks. We each picked the color we wanted our sticks to be, then received 6 pieces of fabric measuring 3x6 from each person that signed up. Well anyone who knows me, knows I picked PINK! I received so many pretty pinks I just loved looking at them.

Back to the Quilt sampler Magazine, when I looked through the pages I came across this wonderful pattern by Karen L. Gray, called "Pave the Way",

I knew my pretty pink peppermint sticks would be perfect for this pattern.

What do you think? I just love it, It reminds me of summer, Picnics, & sherbet.

It goes so well with my new pink phone. A girl needs to be color coordinated.

Then of course my beautiful black cat Warwick looks great on pink.
Have a lovely day,

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A wonderful giveaway

I wanted to share with you a wonderful give away at Rebecca's blog She truly makes some beautiful things. Wouldn't you love to win this beautiful pillow? I know I sure would. Click on the button on my side bar or the link above, to visit her blog & sign up for her wonderful giveaway.
Good luck,
Rebecca P.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We're back

Well, we made it back from paradise safe & sound. We had a wonderful & relaxing time.
I'm ready to go back.

Love the photo Gregg took of his feet.

This is the view from our room, & yes we were in those cabanas a couple days. The ocean water was warmer than the pool.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter

The big black Easter bunny has shown up to wish you a very Happy Easter.
Oh wait, the ears are wrong, hum, it's the big black Easter Kitty isn't it? Ha ha couldn't fool you guys.

It is Spring time and flowers should be blooming & butterflies should be out. The only place I see butterflies is on my sewing table.

We have cloudy days with rain. How I long to get out my sandals & sun dresses.
So in the meantime we are heading to Hawaii where I can be warm.

Happy day to all,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What comes first?

Good morning all, hope you are having a great weekend.
I'm pleased to say, California has her sun back. Yeah, didn't think I would see the sun due to all the rain & snow storms we have been having.
The bones & spirit do so well when there is sunshine.

I finished this table runner that a gentleman ordered for his wife. I have never made such a long one before, but that is what he wanted, guess his wife has a large farm table. I thought the chicken panel fabric was so pretty, all the colors were so rich.
The sqs in the four patch & the binding is a yummy fabric of bright colored feathers. Then the blue & orange fabrics have chicken wire. You can't see it in the photo though, it was hard to capture.

Have a good weekend.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Good morning my friends, one more block for the block of the month I'm working on. I just love this fabric with the birds & roses. It is so vintage looking.
Now below are the alternate blocks for the on point setting. If you see the blue fabric at the top of the photo, that is the fabric sent to me for the BOM, however I decided to make my nine patch blocks PINK. I know you are not really surprised, because this is a for me quilt & pink is my signature color.

Now here is a small viewing of how the layout will look, of course remember my patches will be pink. I think it is going to be so beautiful. The hardest part is having to wait for the blocks to come. Still have a ways to go because I am only on block 5, but I will keep you posted on how it's going.

Thanks for stopping by, happy weekend to you all.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm here

I'm here but have been reading what all my fellow bloggers have been doing. I have had some obligations to folks who have ordered items from me so haven't had a chance to bog myself. Also, our storms here have been quite an issue, when snow falls where Mr. G & I live we loose power. So that means, no heat. now Internet, now hot water. My goodness it is a bother.

So, I do believe the snow storms are over just rain in the forecast. If all goes well blue sky's are in our future.
Here is a photo of our back deck during the last snow storm when I couldn't get out of our yard to go to a quilt show. Now that is a disaster.

So today we only had rain, so I spent the day working on blocks from the "Block of the Month" I signed up with at my favorite quilt shopQuilters Paradise
I used to go to their shop when I went to visit my Mother, fond memories. Hope I can get back there sometime, but now that Mom has passed away, don't know when I would head that way. Thank goodness for Internet though.

Anywhooooo-- the blocks are so fun to make & the fabrics are simply wonderful, my simple photos just don't do the fabrics justice. The BOM is called Pieces of the Past. I saw it when I visited the shop & fell in love with it. Gregg told me I should make it for out bed, well, if he liked it, then it was a done deal.
So here are a few of the blocks to show you, don't you just love the fabric? I can hardly contain myself. to wait each month for the next one to arrive.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a giveaway!

I wanted to share with you the wonderful giveaway at Pigtales and Quilts
This is just one of the beautiful boxes Dave makes. I would love to win one, but perhaps it could be you.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where are you Spring?

I have been waiting for Spring, but look what blew in last week. I think it does look beautiful, but the bad thing is we tend to loose power. Now the first day it isn't too bad sitting around reading a book by the fire, cooking on the camp stove, just being together. However by the third day things get old because everything takes longer. Heating the water for coffee, heating the water to bathe or wash dishes. My arm got tired holding the flashlight to read my book.

So I say again, where is spring?

On to other things, let me show you what came in my mail box. It is my quilt from when I joined a Round Robin from The Quilt & Needle

I chose to do a New York Beauty for the center using some reproduction fabrics I had been saving. I think the ladies did such a beautiful job on each of the borders. I'm thinking I might add another border to make it a little bigger. Get your thinking cap on Mary on how to quilt this. You always do such beautiful quilting.
Well my friends, have a lovely week, I'm off to my sewing room.

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentines Day

This is my Valentine. He is such a sweety.
Since my birthday is the 15th, we usually have one big celebration on one day. You know, one big dinner, one big gift. (yippe)

How do you celebrate your valentines Day?

Happy day to all my bloggy friends.
Big hugs,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I love stars

My dear friends,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all your kind words during this difficult time. Your love & prayers mean so much & truly helps.

On a more happy note, I wanted to share with you the quilt I made for Gregg's niece. Debbieann from the Quilt & Needle forum shared this pattern with us. I just loved the pattern. It was so much fun to collect all the different black & white fabrics. I'm planning on making another one for myself only the stars will have to be pink.

I tried to get a good photo of Mary's wonderful quilting. Mary from The Quilted Hollow, quilted spirals which are just perfect for this quilt. You can see them in the red star. Thank you Mary for always doing such a beautiful job for me.

Thank you for stopping g by. May your day be filled with joy.



Monday, January 31, 2011

My darling Mother

Hello my friends,
I had some quilty things to share with you, but that will have to wait for another day.

I just wanted to let you know my darling Mother passed away last night around 4:00 am. I'm so glad Gregg & I got to spend some time with her before she went home.
Most of the time we were with her she was asleep due to the medication, but one lovely moment on Sun morning was when Gregg & I were alone with her just talking, when she opened her eyes & looked right at me & tried to talk. I think she was telling me goodby, & I so needed that special moment. My Mom is quite a fighter & I was hoping she would once again sit up & wonder what all the fuss was about.
I will truly miss her, she was a great lady.
Thank you for your love & support.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary !!!

This is the happy couple 23 years ago.

Then here we are today. What a wonderful journey this has been. I celebrate the simple pleasures we share each day with each other. Talking, laughing, & dreaming together.
You are truly my best friend, & I thank God for you each day.

Happy Anniversary you darling man!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a new year

Happy New Year all. It is always exciting to start a new year, a new month, even a new day.

I would like to share with you a very special gift I received from my Internet friend Deb. She knows I love pink & Civil War fabrics, so she made me this beautiful pillow. Look at the tiny half sq. triangles! I have it sitting on a living room chair so I can look at it every day. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you Deb.

Now look at these darling scissors she also gifted me. The black filigree is so pretty & goes so
well in my pink sewing room

Gregg & I took a ride up to Reno on New Year's eve to see what the huge storms left. We heard there was lots of snow and boy was there. It looked like a picture post card, absolutely beautiful. As we drove through Truckee, the car thermometer read 4degrees. FOUR! I didn't get out of the truck there. Reno was a little warmer, it was 12. ha ha. We were toasty in the stores though. Next post I will show you goodies I found at The Windy Moon quilt shop that Gregg takes me to when we go to Reno.
It was such a fun day, just wish we would have remembered the camera. I know, silly of me, guess I was just so excited to get on the road.

That's it for today, Hugs to all,