Saturday, January 12, 2013

Well Hello,

It has been a long time since I have last visit here.  A lot have happen and past.  Some happy times and some not.  But with the New Year, I am planning on doing more quilting for me.  Want to do some BOM's I have put off for years.  Cleaning and purging my house.  And just living a simpler life.  Is it possible...?? 

I do have the flu right now.  Have it for about 1 week and 1/2.  Nasty...nasty...nasty.  Just want to breathe.  I do work full time so have to go to work, would rather just sleep all day right now.  Did miss 2 days of work, and did get some sleep while I was off.  But, please try not to get this flu, it is not fun. 

And of course....want to eat healthy.  Have been watching after the holidays.  Couldn't do it during holidays...come on...cookies...arghhh..!!  So I hate to cook, but notice that the more I do, the better it is for my DH and myself.  So I am slowly looking up easy, fasy, healthy recipes....did I say easy...!!

Just a start for now.  Will be back very soon with some quilting...!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Super Mario Quilt.

Have been so busy.  Been quilting, working, just tyring to catch up with life right now.  I have been working at a new job for the past 7 months.  And the only thing I have to say is wow.  So much training and to much stuff to keep updated on.  I like customer service but the stress that comes with this job does get to me at times.  But it is a good job.  I do sit all day at a computer, and when I come home, I don't want to sit at my home computer.  But I do have so much fun at home on my computer.  Well enough about work.

I was a single parent when my children was small.  And my son wanted of course the video's games.  I did my best to try to get them for him.  At Christmas time, etc.  He knew it was hard and understand.  But he loved Super Mario Brother.  And I did get it for him.   I would try to beat him at that game so much that I never could.  And I would really try.  It was "OUR" thing to do.  I would work and after dinner, try to beat him.  When he was in bed, that would be the time I would practice....and never could beat him...  It was a special time for us.  Well he is grown, and still love the video games.  And he also buys them himself..Ha ha.
Yes, he became a very (sometimes)  level headed, young man and at 28 yrs old, I made him a Super Mario Bro. wall hanging.

I am making another one for myself.  I love the way it turned out.  I used 3 1/2 in squares.  It is a large wall hanging.  The one I will make for myself, think I'll use 2 1/2 sq.   Yes, I took a picture and drafted it out on draft paper.  Each square I colored in and counted.  This quilt is just as special as the time we shared together.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...!!!

Yes, I do hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  My DD and her DH along with my 3 GD's spent Christmas with us.  They came and conquered.  They had ripped, tore, played and repeated.  They ate and ate some more.  Only 2 short days with them.  I enjoyed every minute.  BUT...after they left, I took a 4 hr. nap.  And went to bed early.  Whew...!!!   I am still wanting a nap.

So as I am resting, I do want to wish a very safe, healthy, and Happy New Year to all.                             

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Very Busy around Here..!!

I just love this season.  Enjoy the hustle and bustle.  Songs, spirit, family and friends.  Yes, I am one of those crazy 4am shopper on Black Friday.  If the deals are right. And this year I was there, getting some toys for my 3 GD's.    A great deal on a dig camera for the DD.  

My house is dusted, tree is up, outside lights are out and what can I say.  I am tried.  All day yesterday, I probably lifted nothing heavier than my remote control to the TV.  And it felt good.  Didn't cook, we are still reheating left overs.  I do love left overs from T-Day.  To me, it is just as good as the first day.  But after today we are done with Turkey.  Nothing is left...!! 

Started a new job 2 months ago.  Just off training.  Yes 2 months of training.  It killed me.  But still learning.  It'll be a few more months before I am completely comfortable.  It is just the "not knowing".  The job I do, changes every day.  I don't mind change.  But I just learned how to do it this way....Just the other day....Arghhhh!!

I have done some quilting.  Made 2 baby quilts.   My SS's are having babies next year.  And my DH is so excited.  One is made with the Yellow Brick Road pattern, and monkeys on the border.  The other is the Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme panels.  Just love the YBR pattern.  Simple, easy, and love the scrappy look of it.

Have to finish a quilt for my DS and his family yet, for Christmas.  It is half way done.  I like saying half done, then half started.  Makes me feel better about it.  You do know what I mean....!!!!   Just a scrappy jewel box lap quilt.  They wanted something to throw over them on the couch.  And my scrap's just keep multipling.  I do have tons of scraps.  And love it..!!  Do hope everyone has a great, safe, and very nice Holiday.  I am hoping to blog more that I am off training at work...!!   Be talking soon..! 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just taking it Easy..!!

Yes, I am.  Working midnight shifts, which are killing me.  I just can't get into a sleeping pattern yet.  Sleep 4-5 hrs.  Then I am wide awake.  About a few hours before work I lay down for a few more hours.  I would love to sleep right and straight 8 hrs.  I have been doing this for about a month now.  Think I could get into a pattern to sleep better.  But I am working on it.

Little sewing done here.  I do have 2 baby quilts to make.  My SS is expecting a boy, and they have a little boy already.  So I am making both of them little quilts.  I just love making baby quilts.  Most of family have little girls.  So this is going to be fun making little boy quilts.  I have bought 2 little kits to make them.  One with Nursery Rhymes, and the other is just a yellow brick road pattern, with cute colors and monkeys. 

Then after the baby quilts.  Well it'll be time to start working on Christmas gifts.  I have been working and / or planning a Blue and white quilt.  I am making snow globes with my embroidery machine.  And want to set those blocks with blue and white sashing's. Add some snow flakes....don't know yet, but that is the fun or planning.  I should just get me the E7 for my computer.  Would help me more on the planning of quilts,  maybe for my Christmas gift...!!

Have you seen this tutorial on Half Square Triangles or how to make Pinwheels.  I am just so thankful for this idea.  And it works.  Here's the link...

Trust me you'll just love it.  And here's a chart that help with different size.  So to make them you need... -
2 =1 in
2.5 = 1.5
3.5 = 2
4 = 2.5
5 = 3 1/4
5.5 = 3.5
6 = 4
7 = 4.5
8 = 5
8.5 = 5.5
9 = 6
10 = 7

Now Missouri Star Quilt shop just made my quilt making so much easier. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just been Busy...!!

Time does go by.  I am unemployed, and just with that said, that takes up a lot of my time.  Looking, sending out resumes, on web sites...networking for the past year.  I have been on at least 13 interviews, and I think I have landed a job.  I will know Monday morning.  I took the drug test and finger printed me....if that clears,  I have the job.  And let me tell you what a relief.  I am a Morning person, and they only had 1 afternoon and 1 midnight position open.  I truly hate afternoon's.  So midnight it is.  I am usually up quilting at nights lately, so I am hopeful I can get into the midnight shift MODE!!   And really looking forward in getting back to work.  I am ready.  And hope it work's out.  Will let cha' know..!!

Now on with quilting.  I have cheated.  Yes cheated.  I had to make a King size quilt for a dear, dear friend.  Well, for me that is just to large to work with.  I am a twin size and smaller kind of gal.  And that is okay with me.  I have came across this king size quilt top that I have just loved, and bought it.  Yes, I bought the King size top. 

Then of course I can't quilt the top on my home machine.  Just to much tug - of - war with a quilt that size.  Sent it off to a longarm'er.  And the price was very cheap, if I say so myself.  And  the Cheated Quilt turned out to be a lovely quilt.  And my dear friends just love it.  These are the best I could do taking pictures of it....because of the size. 

Now I am working on my DD's quilt.  I am doing a pineapple quilt by Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville.  My daughter just love purples, and that is what the back ground fabric is ... a very light purple.  And a lot of my scraps.  I have decided along time ago.  That I am a certain type of quilter.  I am a very traditional piecing type.  Favorite quilts are the scrappy's.  Just love the log cabins and Stars.  And enjoy making lap quilts.    

So that is it for now.  Think I'll get some Z's...and dream about fabric shopping....(after I get the new job!!).

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink-Brown-White Baby Quilt for a "BOY"

Amy's Creative Side is having it's 3rd Blogger Quilt Festival.  And I enjoy it so much.  It is a wonderful quilt show.  And the best talented quilters.  The link button is off to the right.  Check it out...!!

Now my sister asked me to make a Pink, Brown and White Baby quilt.  It is for her niece, on her DH's side.  The baby shower was with those colors.  Nice things, the baby cloths, burp cloths, everything in those colors.  She had all those test done, that tells you if it is a boy or girl.  And all of them was "Girl".   It was easy for me to come up with a string quilt for the baby in Pink's.  My own GGD's quilt I made was a pink string quilt.   Here's my GGD's String Quilt.

So I had plenty of left over strings from this quilt.  And what a way to use up my scraps.  A pink baby quilt.  So I made a Star quilt with all the left over strings.  You know, I still have a lot of left over strings scraps.  Think they just multiply in my scrap bins.    And here is the baby quilt I made.                       

On this picture the binding still needed to sewn down.  But yes, here is the Pink, Brown and white baby quilt.  Then my sister called me on Monday morning, and told me that her niece had the baby.  And it was a boy.  Yes, a boy...!!     So off to the drawing board, and I am making a baby boy quilt this week.   I am thinking of Blues, Greens and Yellow's for him.  Have to see what I have.  Or this could be a good excuse to just go shopping....Hmmmm!!  I do need some new fabric....Hmmm.   See what is new in the baby section's.  Well that is my Pink - Brown - White quilt for a boy story.   And I told my sister that he still should get the quilt.  Because that is part of his story.   He can say....Yes, I was supposed to be a Girl..!!