Friday, July 31, 2009

my Computer

My AT&T moden for my computer is broke. They are sending out a new one but won't be here til Monday or probably Tuesday. I am using Amy's laptop running on a sprint cell phone card. it is like dial But at least I can get on. I am not used to a lap top either. I will be back up when the modem is here.
Boy this is

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sewing Scraps

I am having Internet connection problems.

I am sewing the scraps from the Daisy Doodle and the Pinwheel Star quilts together. Since both were from the 1930 fabric thought I could do another scrappy. I started doing the Crossroads quilt. Here is 1 block finished. I would hate wasting this lovely fabric, just having it lay around.I have alot of cutting and sewing to do on this one. I will make it a large throw or twin size. I should have enough white and print fabric, well let's hope I do.
The Daisy Doodle is still on Amy's HQ16 for quilting.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Welp my Daisy Doodle is loaded up on Amy's quilt frame! Now all I haved to do is QUILT IT!! I've decided to small STIPPLE the quilt all over. Well really Amy will do it for me. She is the queen of stipple.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I AM DONE!!!!!!!!

I finished my Daisy Doodle quilt top. I knew I had to stick to it to get it all completed.
I LOVE IT. hahaha I say that about every quilt I make. This one if it is big enough will go on my bed. If not I will put it on the back of the sofa. I still have to iron the backing and sew it together.
Tomorrow I will run to Joann's and get king size batting. I have to talk to my Amy and see when will be a good time to bring it over and load it up on the HQ16. It sure is nice to have a mid arm in the family. I think I will scallop the border too. The binding will be different fat quarters to continue the look of being a scrappy. The backing is just white on white fabric. I started cutting out the blocks on June 14th. That makes it 36 days to finish the top.

Before I start another big project I have a few little ones I need to get done. I am doing a block exchange For that one I need 12 signature blocks. Another I am joining in making a log cabin quilt. I need to make a few blocks for that one. After those little projects are completed I will start another quilt, But not a queen or king size.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Tim and I had the boys over Saturday night. I don't get much of anything done except playing with them. Of course when they come over we play with Thomas the train.

After the boys left I did sew a little . I have the 13th row sewn. 3 more.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is about the time where I beat myself up and just HAVE to get the quilt top finished.
I don't know why but when I get past the half way point I go into Ultra Speed Mode. I can't stop I have to keep sewing. I put everything aside and go go go til it is done. LOL. I have the backing in the washer now, getting it ready.
I have 12 rows done. Only 4 more then just 1 border. I won't be able to relax, my mind will keep going back to the quilt til I finish the top. I do this with just about anything I do. I have to finish. I guess that is the reason I don't have many UFOs . I have the one I am hand applique when I am waiting at the Dr's. office. I have one of Amy's that is different shades of brown and one I have different members of the family write their names and occupations. I am hoping to get at least one of them finished this year. But each of those quilt I knew they would be a long process.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sewing Sewing Sewing

I want to see how much I can get done today. I just finished the 10 th row. 6 more and then add border. Maybe I will get the top done this coming week if I lock myself in the sewing room. lol.

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Quilting

Another row added to my Daisy Doodle quilt This is row Number 9. The squares start going the other way now. 7 more rows but I need to cut and iron more bias for the rest of the quilt.
of course my little princess is under foot taking pics

8 Down 8 To Go

8 rows finished and 8 more to sew. I am at the half way point. YEAAAAAAA! I do have to cut more bias strips too. I am making progress slowly but it is coming along.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Daisy Doodle

I finished 1 more row on my Daisy Doodle quilt. That makes 7. Amy laughs at me cause I told her when we first started to learn to quilt I loved scrappy quilts. The last 2 I made have been scrappy. I love the 1930 fabrics too.The more I see them the more I like them. Amy put her name in for this quilt when I kick the bucket. It is not even finished yet. lol
I have been wanting to make Abby a harness. I made this to match her collar. You can hardly see it because of her fur.
She looks pretty in Pink.
You can tell she didn't like up on my cutting table. I was trying to adjust the straps. Amy and Jacob stopped by on Sunday. Look how big Jacob is getting. 15.5 pounds . Check out his chunk legs. I started calling him the "Michelin Man"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Block Exchange

I am going to do Linda Block Exchange. Check it out it should be fun.. You will only have to make 12 blocks and the blocks are easy. Sign up.
Linda is keeping count. Will be nice to see where all the blocks come from. No excuses you have plenty of time but sign up now.

Monday, July 13, 2009


A friend of mine is having a Christmas in July Giveaway. Please go check it out.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Abby's Crate

While I was measuring and sewing the bumper pads for Abby's crate she was worried when I closed the door. When I reopened it she went running in and laid down. It was like to tell me : Mommy stop fooling around with my bed!!!

I finished the cover for her blanket. She jumped in as soon as I put in back.
Finished the bumpers pads too .

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's All About Abby

Abby went to the hair dressers today. I told Paige to cut her short this time because it is so hot here in Houston. Paige does such a great job. here is Abby in her New Do. It is also going to be easy to take care of for maybe 2 months.

I have been reading more about crating a dog. We have been using a crate since we got Abby. But lately I have been reading about covers for them. They say dog think of the crate as a den. Looking on the Internet I found covers and most were pretty pricey. I thought I could make my own. We put Abby's crate in our bedroom and the color scheme is burgundy. Here is Abby's crate. I thought it was cozy and cofy. A nice thick blanket and her personal pink blankey and a small toy in the corner.
Now I made this yesterday. At night we will put down the front. All the while I was measuring and sewing Abby was watching closely what was Mommy doing to her crate.

I am not done. Today I want to make bumper pads for the inside. Also I may make a cover the the blanket so it will all match. I saw this all on a web site and thought how cute is that. lol. Of course it is all about Abby; she gets only the best. My Little Spoiled Girl.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July Giveaway

Ryan is having a great July Giveaway. He is celebrating his birthday Go check it out.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dinning Room Chairs

I decided to change the seat covers on my dinning room chairs.
they were Now they are
Sometimes I just want a change.
Finished the 6th Row on my Daisy Doodle quilt Abby and Emma sitting with Tim.
Look at this picture of Emma. She is just so tiny. She is going to miss Abby. Timmi and her family are coming back today from the beach.