Friday, February 26, 2010

A nice surprise!!!

It is a teacher institute day today and Maggie has the day off. I slept in and work up to the smell of fresh coffee and caramel brownies.

I love that kid!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


As you can see by my side-bar, Emily’s quilt is all quilted!!!
I hope to finish the binding this weekend. Sorry no pictures until I give it to her!!
I have done a few more blocks for the Quilt Around the World Block Swap….

When the Wedding quilt is finished, I am having a celebratory giveaway!!
So, stay tuned!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Last Weekend…

Last weekend, the whole family, even Little T headed to Bloomington, Illinois for a hotel night and celebration.
My husband is a dentist by trade; but just as quilting is my hobby his is girl’s softball. Our oldest daughter is 28 and he has been coaching her since first grade. Both older girls played softball in college. My husband starting coaching High School varsity softball about 15 years ago! This weekend he was honored with an award for being “Sectional Coach of the Year”! We all went to watch him receive his award. It was a fun weekend.

(Daddy and his girls)
Now our youngest will be starting High School next year and he will continue to coach until she is in college or until they pull the old man him off the field!
Now I know why we have been married for as long as we have; I do not ask about softball money and he never asks about fabric money.
Hey who put a picture of our little man on this post??!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I live in Illinois!! I see corn fields, farms, rows of apple trees. Flat land everywhere, except for the occasional anthill!! We get tornadoes; I was raised knowing what to do, how to act, and where to get to safety. BUT, at exactly 4:00AM this morning, we awoke to a rumble and a shake, earthquake!! Yikes, 4.3 on the scale and 20 minutes from my home!! OK, not a fun feeling when the earth moves. It is getting scary in our world.
Do you think God is sending us a message, “make love not war”!!

P.S. Have a cold, not much going on around here as far as sewing. Stay safe!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I am down to blogging once a week until the Wedding quilt is done. I am making great progress. The only problem is my shoulder blade hurts like the dickens, if I hand quilt for more than two days in a row. Nuts, I want to finish this quilt. You know the old saying,” The mind is willing but the body is not”!! YIKES!!
So…I was able to get a few other things done.
I made a block for QATW Swap. I started with a four patch

and went wonky from there!

I hope she likes it!

I also have been working on 1930 scrap bags.

They are now listed in my eBay and etsy store. Take care and happy sewing!

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