Thursday, January 29, 2009

6x6 photo

Well-- I hope  I have done this correct. Since I was tagged by Wima, here is my picture. This is 
my granddaughter, in the green skirt and my great grand daughter sitting on her bike she won!!
Actually she won the bike at age 6 months. So we had to wait for awhile to sit her on the seat.
This was almost 2 years ago.. WOW where does the time go?

I plan on cutting fabrics today. Lots of strips. Want to get the Christmas Quilt started. I have auditon many patterns and my hubby picked the one he liked. Since the quilt is for a male, I went with hubbys choice.  We shall see..

Till next time............

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bugged me!!!

Helpmate block above.

Well, I fixed the bad handle. Each time I looked at it, I was bothered knowing the handle was not on the side it was meant to be. So now it is fixed and I can move on.

Yesterday I spent sometime getting things done, or up to another point. Now have things where I can see them.  All the leaves are cut out for the Bee's Quilt I in the process of making.  Blocks are done and squared too. need to sew them together.

Here is a picture of one block I tried to see if I would like the process. Didn't care for the way it looked at the seams, so scrapped that idea.  The next one is a block which will be going into a group project for the Firehouse Quilters. The finished quilt/wallhanging will will go a local

 Helpmate office as part of their decore. Not my colors, I just helped get the block sewn.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

it's finally done!!

The above picture is of a bag I have made for my youngers grand daughter. Didn't realize I used so much yellow. Anyway the pattern is not all that great for directions.  I actually has to talk with my sister Patty in order to understand what the pattern was saying to do. Thanks Sister!!
This is in no way perfect..
Till next time..

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Bowl

As one person asked if I ran out of things to say already, guess I best explain the String Bowl.

The site was shared on one of my Yahoo Groups. Looked easy enough, so I made the one while our new president was trying to be sworn in. Of course that didn't go right -so it had to be done again. I guess the wording of the oath makes a huge difference. 

I do have more strips cut to make another bowl and will post a picture when I finish it.

I am still not real sure how to get a zipper attached to a small box bag I am making. Visual is the best way for me. And this pattern sure lacks them.!! IF I get this done I will post add the photo as well.

Till next time

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What to do today

Been awhile since I have posted anything.  Goes to show my life is not exciting. But I am alive.

We have snow this morning, and some of the schools are closed. With today being guild meeting day I am waiting to see if our City Schools are closed. If so, no guild meeting. Which means no Community Workshop!! Time will tell.

Today is the changing of the guard for the USA. Many are expecting great things from the new president. He can only do what congress allows him to do for the most part.. We have 4 years to find out.

I have been slowly working on a small project from the Fast Quilts magazine.  Need to get the final seam sewn on the blocks, then assemble the rows. Not sure I will do mine as printed. May reverse my colors for the borders. Have to think on this as I sew. All the leaves are ready to be pressed on and stitched around.

Hope all goes well in my world today..  Till next time......

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How much is TOO much?

But first -- Here is a photo of my great grandson. He is such a good child. Doesn't take much to keep him content. Hard to believe he will 2 soon. Ans he loves his cars!!!

Life has been interesting for me the past week or so. I am always trying to find what I know I own one of.   I do more searching than anything else it seems!! And by the time I locate the item I am out of the mood to continue. So  I have to ask, how much is too much to have for any hobby or craft?  Do I really need 14 pair if scissors to trim threads? I thnk not. And what about rotatry cutters, how many do you own? For me it is at least 10, if not more!! And yet I use the same one all the time. So what makes me think I need them all? Would it not be better to share these with someone less fortunate? And cutting mats, why do I need so many? Is it the color or maybe it is because I seen someone else have one of that color. Do you think maybe it might be called GREED?
Or being afraid of not having the latest and greatest?  And all the patterns printed from the internet. whew!!!  I will never get even 1/10th of them made.. So why print and store? 
Questons , questions, questons that I must find the answer to.

Till next time......

Friday, January 2, 2009

On to a new day!!

My Jan 1st was a very quite one. Just hubby and I all day. Seemed strange as we have had kids on holidays always. Time goes on.

Want to post a litle more about the Vertans Quarters in Asheville, NC.  There is an organization here called ABCCM. They are the overseer's of this project. We had a large motel that closed down. 
So the ABCCM, after many months, has taken over the bulding for Homeless Veterans. This facility is about 3/4 of a mile from our local VA Hospital. So it is within walking distance for them to get the medical care they need.  I can only hope this will be a truly positvie program for all who need the help. Not all vets are homeless by choice. Some are  turned away from their families when they returned from their tour of duty. Sad to say but so true. I hope this small thing I am trying to do will let them know others do care about them.

Till next time

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Another year is gone and a new one begins. 
And I will have my work cut out for me in '09!!!
Yesterday I called the Veteran's Quarters - which is a new program- to see how many beds they 
have . 215!!! this a lot for sure.  Anyway, the first time I heard about this new program for HOMELESS VETERANS I was impressed and wanted to be a part of it in some way. So I will be making quilts for this place! They will be a part of the facility, so many will be able to use them.
Yes it is a HUGE task and committment and I know many will say this will never happen.  Many don't know me!!! (ha-ha)  I have enough fabric and own a short arm quilting system and my hubby is a Veteran too. So I will get started on this today. And keep my progress here for my own records.  I will of course do what I can go get others to donate twin size quilts too.  Or make one for me from my fabic. 
More info about this will be posted as progress is made.

Till next time......