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February 21, 2010

A No Sew Day

Okay haven't sewn since Friday spent two glorious days with my husband who decided to purchase a laptop. Oh joy! It was my last day of vacation and spent the majority of it in stores. Enough whining, I just found a wonderful giveaway Lila Tueller is giving away a quilt. Yes, a beautiful quilt, hop on over to her blog and check it out.

February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In II

Okay last night was the second Friday Night Sew in hosted by Heidi and Bobbi. I know that it is suppose to be a stay at home and sew in your pajamas evening, but my sister, Judy and I use it as a get together at her house to sew. This time our friend Annette joined us.
So after a nice supper, cooked by my brother-in-law, it was upstairs to sew. All the ingredients for a wonderfully productive evening right? Wrong, the night was wonderful, good friends, the Olympics playing in the back ground, the hum of sewing machine whirling in the night, but wait what's that sound?  Errk...Errk... Oh no! What's up with my machine?  That's right mechanical failure, seems that thread has wrapped around the lower pulley of my feather weight. Forty-five or so minutes later I'm all fixed and ready to go.  All I have to do is make some bias stems for my applique, easy right? Not such an easy chore but eventually I got it done. So here's my big accomplishment for Friday Night Sew -In Part Deux.
Whoo hoo you say, you got a lot done... Look closely, see that green vine running across the checker board? That, my friends is my accomplishment ! That's it and 

this... sewn to the quilt but yet to be appliqued in place. Okay not my most productive evening but still beacoup fun! Thanks Heidi and Bobby for hosting. When's the next one?

February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday

Today is my sister's Birthday. When we were growing up I  thought she was a pain, little sisters often are you know... today she is my best friend.  So happy birthday Sista ,thanks for being you. You've grown into a wonderful woman, a loving wife, devoted mother, and daughter,and a loyal friend. 

hope you enjoy. 

  Judy is also my long arm quilter and just finished up a quilt that I will post pictures of once the binding is sewn on.

February 7, 2010

A Finish

So I finished a few things recently. I posted the partial finish of my tea cup wall hanging here, I did finish it and gave it to my guild for the silent auction to be held in April, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it. So you'll just have to take my word that it came out really nice.  I did finish my wool wall hanging today. It's been hanging around for a number of years, it's about time I finished it. 
This will give me something  to hang for the Fourth of July.
I also made two blocks for my virtual quilting group A Dozen Quilters today.
I'm going to let her choose which one she wants.  This was a fun block to make, I can see this made into a big quilt. 
I'm learning how to knit, yesterday I spent a bit of it knitting a scarf for me. I think I need to get another skein to finish because I like my scarves long and this one isn't quite long enough.  I'll take a picture of it when I'm done. my goal  is to get good enough to knit socks. 
Signing off to watch the Super  Bowl. My son is a big Colts fan, has been for years, so at the moment he's very happy with the score  they are up 10 to nothing so far.

February 2, 2010

Life's Little Blessings

Rachel, of Not-So-Plain Jane,  posted about things in her life that makes her glad to be alive. I thought I'd follow suit.  So here are some of the things that makes me appreciate my life.
a cup of tea in my favorite mug
a good book
the thump,thump of a wagging tail
feel of cotton 
smell of clean sheets after they've been hung outside
banter between my husband and son
hum of my sewing machine
my son's laughter
the "me" time  I need and that  my husband understands
the light bulb moment when one of my students gets it
hugs from my great-nieces
sunday drives
my sister judy
my mother
laughing with my
son, sister,mother,and husband
my friend and co-work dawn, who helps me keep my persepective
my blogging friends
So what make you happy?