Sunday, July 1, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Nothing like getting a new computer, new camera, and, being a computer dummy to make your life easier. Guess I just proved, you can teach an ole dog new tricks.
So, here are a couple of the quilts I'm working on. Got to say, I'm really liking all this improv designs. But, since I'm one of those people that never liked following directions, this type of quilting is right up my alley. Just a little side note, I can remember (way back) almost every report card from 1st grade on, teachers would check the box next to: Does not follow directions. Dah, go figure. I had one teacher tell me, I was like a wild horse that couldn't be broken. Don't you love it???
Ok, on to the quilts.
They are works in progress,but, I'm loving them.
On this one I just started cutting, sewing, and, wacking. One of my favorite ways to quilt. I needed a new quilt for my black, white and red room, so, that's way the little bit of red. This is the start, I have changed it up a bit, so, further pictures to come.
I saw a quilt like this on the web and knew I have to have on like it. Great use of Drunkers Path. Again, WIP.
I had a wild hair and pulled all my solids out and started by cutting a bunch of wedges. Not sure where this one is going, but, it will get there.
Well, there it is, just a couple of things going on in my quilting world. Hope you enjoy them.
Monday, February 20, 2012
It cracks me up when someone says to me, just text me. I don't do texting!!! I don't have a smart phone, not smart enough for all those apps. Could care less if my GO phone ever rings. Yes, I have a GO phone. I do the pay as you go plan. Get this, I put in $100.00, if I put money in before the $100.00 expires, it rolls over and is good for 365 days. Most people I know, pay that per month, not me. I have had this phone for several years, I do renew before my mins expire in order to get the roll over mins., and, I just checked my balance, I have $165.00. So, that means, I have $65.00 from last year and just added $100.00 for the next 365 days. I'll be honest, when my phone rings, I just about jump out of my skin. I'm really goosey!!!
On to quilting. I've been doing a lot of cutting fabric, re-organizing fabric, (don't tell anyone, but, I've also been ordering fabric on line), and a lot of sewing. My design wall is filling up fast. In fact, I'm running out of room on it, and, will either need to make a bigger one, or, finish the one's I have started. I betting on making a larger one.
UFQ's. Unfinished quilts. I like this better than UFO's. In the process of re-organizing my fabric, I did come across a few unfinished quilts. OK, a LOT of UFQ's. All the tops are finished, I just need to my butt in gear and quilt them. I wonder if a couple of 5 Hour Energy drinks might help???
If you have any tricks that gets you up and quilting, please, let me know. I would love to hear what you do to get in the mood to quilt. It's not that I don't like to do the quilting, because I do. I love my Flynn Frame, which is what I use to machine all my quilts, just getting them loaded and getting started is my problem. So, I can use your help and your tricks.
The other thing that's been taking some of my time, is, watching three little Eagles grow. Oklahoma Parks has a live cams setup in two locations so you can watch the Eagles and their young. I have to say, I'm hooked. If you have never watched Eagles, you should, it's amazing. I've watched them hatch, feed and grow over the past couple of weeks. Here's the link if you would like to check it out. http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera If you can't get it to come up for you on IE, use google chrome. You will be amazed. You can also move down the page and read comments, down a little further, and read facts about this years little ones. Hope you check it out, you will love it.
Guess I better get off here and see what kind of trouble I can get into today.
You guys enjoy your day, leave me a message, and, I try to those pics loaded.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I was able to demonstrate improv quilting to our guild last week, so, needless to say, I had to get some examples ready. Now have the start of 4 more quilts. It was really fun sharing one of my favorite ways to quilt. I did notice some deer in the headlights looks from the traditional quilters in the group. I could just hear them thinking to themselves, "What the heck is this stuff? What, no pattern!!! This just looks like a big mess!!! Oh my, that color is just too bright and wild for me!!! I do have to say, I did get a kick out it. Nothing like shocking a few people ever now and then. (I seem to do this on a daily basis.)
I have some pics, but, I don't know how to download them to my new laptop, so, when I figure it out, I will share.
One other thing I'm looking forward to is, I get to teach a workshop on paper piecing in April. Can't wait. Better get busy and make some demo blocks and brush up on my PP skills. (again, pics will follow).
Oh, yea, I'm also taking part in a block swap with Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild. We are making 10 blocks each month and then swap them to come up a one of a kind quilt. Just finished up 6 of them yesterday, 4 to go.
Oh, yea, one more thing. Our guild is doing a pizza box quilt for the next 8 months, and, YES, I'm going that one too!
WOW, I've gone from 0 to full throttle in 60 seconds.
Life is good. Sewing is fun. Sharing is great!!!!
(I'll try the pics later, keep finger crossed I can figure it out)
Monday, January 16, 2012
So, according to all the Medical texts and all the Cancer info out there, after 5 years, and, NO sign of the ugly little "C" (@#%$), you are considered......
Let's have a party!!!!!!!
Thanks to all the prayers, good wishes, great friends, and, an amazing family, I'm still here.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
It's been one whale of a rollercoaster ride these past couple of months.
Lets see if I can fill you in a bit.
No, I haven't dropped off the edge of the earth, even though a couple of
times I wish I could. All is OK, or, will be OK, here in Skiatook, OK.
Sadley, I haven't been quilting too much, but, I am sure hoping that is going
to change really quick. (It can't get much slower, or, there will be NO quilting
and I sure don't want that!!)
I've had a couple of little health scares, but, ALL IS GREAT, thank goodness. That
slowed me down a bit, and it's been hard getting back into the swing of things.
Like I said, that should change soon. Our car club wants me to do a couple of
t-shirt quilts for an auction in December, this should get me motivated!!!
Since I last blogged, I am now the Pres of our Owasso Quilting Guild, don't tell
anyone, but, I'm really have fun doing it. Our board has come up with some really
great and fun things for our members and I can't wait to get them started. It's
a good thing!!!!
The other major thing we have delt with, and, still dealing with, is the death of hubby's
Mom. It was pretty much of a shock and a pretty big blow to his family. She had been
in and out of the Hospital since April, but, never could figure out what was wrong.
When they did, it was pretty much too late. David and his brother are working on
getting the house and car ready to sale and trying to make sure all the paperwork
is in order and the bills are paid. Have to tell you, this has not be a fun time for David,
but, he's doing good and taking care of business.
So, now you know what's been going on around here, (the short and sweet version),
life is trying to get back to normal, but, since that's one thing I have never been,
(normal), it might take me longer than most. lol
Again, thanks so much for checking in on my world, it means a great deal to me
that I have such great friends, and, quilting buddies.
I promise you, I will try to post more often and get to sewing so I have something
to post about.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon, before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read, quilt, or play on the computer until 4A.M., then sleep till noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60's, 70's, and 80's, and if at the same time, I wish to weep over lost loves, I will do so.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, dive into the waves with abandon, (if I choose to), despite the pitying glances from the younger jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But, there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved on, or when you see a child suffer, or, even when your beloved pet dies? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turn gray, to have my youthful laughs be forever itched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.
I've earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer to your question, I like getting older. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but, while I am here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.
I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Today, I did nothing but CLEAN!!!
Ok, I did manage to put (ALL) my new fabric on
mini bolts and get them hidden before
Hubby got home!!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
about to change!!!!! I have so many UFQ's (unfinished quilts) around
here, it's about to drive me wild. Not that that has slowed me down on
adding to my stash, can't seem to pass up a GREAT sale and
some really GREAT fabric.
LQS had another sale this weekend, prices starting at $1.99 a yard.
I came home with a couple a new fabrics and a few new trinkets.
I love FABRIC!!!!!!
So, for the rest of this month (we will see just how long this lasts)
I am going to post pictures of any and all progress I make getting
my stach of UFQ's completed.
The other reason I am doing this, is, so you guys can give me
a hard time if I don't get anything done each day.
I am counting on your comments to keep me motivated.
(I need all the help in the world to get me moving)
Progress May 16
I have the second row sewn.
I've cleaned up my sewing area.
Set up my new sewing table.
I'll have pics of that later.
Here's the finial design for Prozac
(I'm not tearing it apart again, this is it)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
STILL working on the Prozac quilt.
YES, you read correct!!!
Not really sure why this quilt is giving me such fits, but, it is.
Things happens when you don't have a
pattern, and, you have no idea what you're doing.
But, hey, that's the way I do things.
I love surprises!!
So far, I have sewn it together 6 times and,
I have ripped it apart, 6 times!
I have gone through enough thread and time, to make
a world of quilts. Here are a couple of my rip outs.
This one looks good, but, just not wild enough.
This one was wild enough, but, still not there yet.
I'm now about 1/2 of the way finished with version 7,
and, I'm really liking this one. Sorry, no picture of
my progress on my LAST and FINAL version.
(I don't want to jinks it)
Other than a lot of rip and tear, things around
here are going pretty good. Wow, this is the
first time the rip and tear is with fabric and
not one of the rooms in the house.
(that makes Hubby a happy Hubby)
Thanks, you guys, for contacting me and letting me
know it's past time for me to update my blog.
It's alway nice to know you're missed once in a while.
p.s. don't forget to leave a comment, I love reading them.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
(just getting started)
This is in my hall closet. Overflow. lol
Now on to my project updates.
This is what I have finished so far on my Prozac quilt.
Still not sure how I am going to sew it together, but,
I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve.
(just hope they work)
First step, cut a bunch of fabric.
Then, arrange them on muslin,
then, pin water soluble sulky on top.
Last step, go to town sewing all over it.