Wednesday, December 17, 2014


It is with a sad heart that I post this.  Lily, our 11 year old great dane, has passed this morning.  Her and I were the ladies of the house of all men.  She kept the male dogs in order and I kept the male men in order.
It is too quiet around here...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Vertigo: noun  [ver-tij-uh

a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being intilting or spinning surroundings.

Okay well that is what the doctor said I have....among other things.  This is what is driving me crazy and I am not getting anything done.  I am better today, but still feel like I am on a boat. And how does the doc know I am in stable surroundings?  Haha.

Any how, I got with the LQS and set up a few classes they would like taught this quarter.  
Another basket class....everythingon my end is set for that one! Just need to know how many people will take it.

I suggested a Hunters Star Quilt with Deb Tucker's ruler. They have not used this before and I know they should love it....especially no Y-seams. 

Then a small paper piecing one by request of a former student.  I will be sharing all that the master Debbie F. showed me how to do with this technique when I was in Georgia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Where have I been?

I was actually going thru blog posts and stumbled upon this
I don't know where I have been.  I do all of Barbara Brackman's boms or bows.  I learn so much history from her postings, but I missed this one.  So I get to go back and do them all....hmmm wonder if I will get done by Christmas....not!   But I have to do this quilt! Hear that printer humming.....

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Working on....

Last month I received my first shipment for the Homestead Hearth's BOM A Handful of Scraps by Laundry Basket Quilts.  We received fabric to complete 2 diamonds in the middle and some of the lighter "paths".  HH did a great job picking out the fabrics (as usual) and so it is just piecing I need to worry about.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2015 Quiltmania Mystery Quilt

I loved the Di Ford Quiltmania from this year that I signed up for the mystery again.  I am still working on the Di Ford one, but have learned alot from the videos posted and plan to learn alot from this mystery which includes embroidery!  Here is a sneak peak they gave us at Homestead Hearth:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Always sucked in...

There is another Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt Along starting at the end of November.  I was thinking that my Atlanta Thimble buddies would be sucking me in to do this with them... (Karin).  I have loved doing her mystery quilts, but also like seeing what others around me are doing.  Well to my surprise Patsy here in West Monroe asked if anyone was going to do the new mystery quilt along.  Got sucked in...yup...need to figure the colors I will use. I think we might have a few others join us too.
I have been working on my LQS's boms that have ended this month. Trying to get them sew together to make the tops...then my machine decided it didn't want to do the embroidery Matilda is in the shop to get "fixed".
Everyone is doing well...4 and 2 legged family members.  Going to be quiet around here for the holidays, but that is fine.
Been knitting alot lately...who knew one would need knits in LA?
Here is Toby modeling a cowl I made: