Sunday, February 27, 2011


In my best announcer voice....


The 83rd Annual Academy Awards


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sew Bee Wonky Blocks....

I was able to finish tow blocks last night. Our February gal gave us carte blanche to make any wonky blocks we wanted! I had such fun making these for her. She is going to have a great quilt with all the fun blocks she will be receiving! If you would like to take a peek at some of the blocks, just click the Sew Bee Wonky Button on my sidebar. My month is April!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Final Piece of the Puzzle!

It is done!!!
Our big re-model job is officially done. Our new queen sleeper sofa arrived. It would not fit!!!! So, they had to take it apart and reassemble it in the new room. There was no way I was going to pick out a new sofa, I just love it!

It is a soft cozy grey fabric. I choose red pillows for the accent as the table and chair set we have was my husband’s parents, circa 1950’s. The seats are red leather.

This is my new pink light. I turn off the overheard lights and this one is just right for getting cozy on the couch while watching TV!!

This picture shows my second red/aqua quilt. I think it works so well with the blue walls and red accents!

See that lump? That is me!!!

When I get older and cannot do stairs this is where I will be, just put a quilt over me and call it a day!!! I am already in Heaven!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Does this......

Does this happen to you?
I did nothing unusual last night.
No coffee…
No sweets….
Normal computer surfing.
Hop into bed; wide awake, WIDE AWAKE!!!
Ok, just finished my book so nothing to read. Turn on the TV, The Nanny….
Then a little Of Conan…….
Wide awake…
Cannot give in…
Must stay in bed…
Oh look The Nanny is back on!!
2AM, set the TV timer……
Last time I saw the clock it was 3AM…
Next time I am just going to get up and
“pull an all nighter' ”!!

Hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day and week.
The winner of the charm packs is

Dawn from pins & needles
An email has been sent!

Have a happy sewing weekend!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


One of the first swaps I was in was with Nanette from Freda’s Hive. We all made Christmas Cottages using Nanette’s Pattern (HERE) and our fabrics. We sent them to her; she mixed them up and sent back new ones. This was such a fun swap and a great house pattern. I have used the pattern several times since.
I was so excited to receive my cottages and make my top. Well, it did not happen for that year, or the next, or even this past Christmas.


It will for 2011!!!!!!

I finally have the top together! Oh my, it was such fun looking and placing the houses. It brought back such fond memories!!!

Hmmmm, I have a lot of tops done….

Quilters elbow is going to start if I hand quilt to much.
Man getting old stinks!!!

Here it is….

Not sure how to quilt it? Any ideas???

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!

Comments Closed.
Happy Valentines Day!!

This is a day of giving from your heart, so how about a little giveaway?

2 Domestic Diva Charm Packs

(how about these photo skills LOL)

You know the drill.
Leave a comment and it can even be ….”Me. Me, Please”
Follow if you like. Grab my button if you like.
A no-reply = a no win
So… please leave a way for me to get a hold of you.
International friends are welcome.
I will pick a winner on Friday, February 18th.

Have a love filled day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Top is Finished!

I finished the top! It went together like a great puzzle. Thanks to Elaine all the pieces fit! I think one of the reasons I liked this pattern was the colors. I usually do not work in these tones, but something about it shouted “Try me, give me a chance”!
I am so glad I did. She is now marked for quilting and ready to be made into a quilt sandwich.

I was very happy to find out that Joann’s had their thread 50% off; so, nuts! I had to go shopping since some of theses colors I did not have in my stash.

The next step, the hand quilting. I hope to be able to show you the finished project in a few (many) months. Hopefully just in time for fall decorating!!

Have a “sew” filled weekend!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My First Mug Rug......

I know!! It seems as if everyone but me has made or received a Mug Rug.
So I jumped right on the band wagon when Madame Samm from Sew I Quilt was having a contest.
Rules~~~~ easy peasy...
Make a mug rug
Take a photo
Send it to Madame Samm
No names
In a month we got to vote on the mug rugs!

Such fun!!
I would have been way to nervous to make one for a swap but since we got to keep ours it was a win, win situation!
Here is what I made.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can Anyone Help?

Thank you I placed an order!!!!!
I have seen this wonderful redwork pattern, somewhere!!
Does anyone happen to know where I could purchase this?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What to do on a snow day...........

First off I would like to say Thank You for all your well wishes during our snow storm. At this point there have been no injurers. People were stranded on the road right by Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago for as long as 13 hours. As of this afternoon they were still trying to remove cars that were abandon by their owners either for running out of gas or just plain tired of not moving. Kind people crossed the street to bring the passengers food and drinks and blankets. All are home now but some have not gotten their cars yet.

Due to the plummeting temperatures they expect the wind chill factor to go as low as -25 to-30 below zero!

We get another snow day!!

What did we do today?
Slept in!! I was served hot coffee in bed my daughter!
Did some sewing, just not ready to show you yet.
Watched as my hubby went out every half hour or so to shovel!
Actually cleaned out the crawl space and packed and moved bins into our new closets.
Played games.
Watched TV.
Ate junk food.

I have showed you where I piece my quilts........

I thought it might be fun to show you where I hand quilt. I must first take a shower and get into my PJ’s. I sit in my lazy-boy with the feet up. My quilt is on my lap all cozy. To my left, my bright light, scissors, thread, pins, etc
This is the only spot I can do my quilting.

To my right hanging on the wall is a quilt my mother embroidered and I added the scrappy border. This is such a treasure for me as my mother passed almost 20 years ago at a very young age.

Then right in front of me, less than 3 feet away, is the TV. Tonight, Top Chef, while I quilt.

I decided to stitch a big X in each of the nine patch sections.

I sometimes use medical tape to keep my stitching straight. I plan on using a nice pink in the sashing but have not decided on the pattern yet.

There you have it!! My very special spot. I could spend hours (and I have) quilting there!

Well it is after midnight, and I have no idea why I am wide awake so I think I will now go and read on my kindle!

Hope I did not bore you too much!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


20 inches!!!!!!!
Third largest in Chicago History.
Sorry to say I was alive for the first two largest!! (1967 and 1999)
Gee Whiz I am getting old!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011