Thursday, September 29, 2011

I would love to show you.....

I can't!!
It is raining and dark outside so I cannot take a picture.

I have finished Little M's quilt top, border and all!!
 I have decided to stitch a heart in the blank squares.
These are the threads I have auditioned.

First you will see white on the right side (a little of the making is showing through, that would wash out).
Then on the left you will see light pink, then dark pink.
I think I know which one I should use but...

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Note to self!

No need to comment.
Note to self.
My daughter has asked that Tuesday now be known as
Taco Night!
Off to the store!

Monday, September 26, 2011

It just takes one....

It has been a very slow week for quilting and stitching. trying to rest my shoulder.


Blogger help Bloggers...
Quilters help quilters...
One of our needs our help.


If each of my followers made just one block...

Why think of it!!!

Here is the story.
Please read.

Here is the block I did.

I love working on my Winter Wonderland!!
This is the second block I finished.

It is a Wantobe day!

Head over to

Sew We Quilt.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Now do not laugh!!!

No laughing!!
Anyone and I mean anyone who know me, knows my love of pink.  As I was making the stars for my granddaughter's quilt, I started to accumulate pink scraps.
I have always wanted to have a lamp with a plain glass stem so I could add fabric scraps to the inside.
I have yet to find such a lamp
as my garbage can started to fill with yummy pink scraps,I found the next best thing to a lamp!
I had a beautiful glass container. It is now filled with happiness!!
This will be by my sewing machine as it just brings me joy!

Little M's quilt progress.
28 wonky stars finished.
28 pink dot squares cut and ready to go!
Next, rows!

It is so hard when your mind is young and your body is not!!! I worked on the stars all day Saturday and now I have such shoulder pain that I have to stop quilting for a week or so!!
This is soooo frustrating!!
I want to quilt.
But nooooooo, I have to use Icey Hot Patches and rest!!
Not a happy camper.
The good news, great TV tonight!!!
I cannot wait!!

Did I ever show you my pink phone?
Yes, it works!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

I entered a contest!

I have never entered a contest but when the weekly theme at

The Quilting Gallery was the
9-Patch Quilt...
How could I resist!!
After all it is my favorite block!

I entered my
Good Morning Sunshine Quilt.

If you happen to mosey over there and happen to vote, maybe it would be for mine?
But please go and visit and see what inspiration you can get for your 9-Patch Quilt!
Voting ends Sunday night.

(thank you)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I tried!!!

I tried!!
Really I did!
It was everywhere I looked
What is a Grandmother suppose to do?
Why get it of course!!!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss for Little T


Ring Around the Rosy for a pink wonky star for Little M.

 Have a happy day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

input please....

Bringing It Home

Input Please...
I love block swaps. In the past years I have hosted some and they were so much fun and very successful.
I so want to host another!!


Not until the new year.
When the Holidays are over and we can get down to some serious sewing!!


I would love your input.
Ideas... When I have about 5 ideas, I will put up a poll and see what everyone thinks!
Keep in mind...
I would like to use modern fabrics. (to me this means new lines we love within the last year or two)
100% cotton, quilt shop quality.
How many blocks to exchange?
How many in a group?
Or one large group?
Themed such as Houses?
Tradition such as the nine patch with modern fabrics?

My ideas? I have a few but first I would like to hear from you!

What do you think??

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Sewing.....

I did some sewing this weekend!!! I worked on some wonky stars for Little M.

Eight done...

And quite a few cut and ready to sew.

We also went apple picking. Soooo much fun. Fresh apples, warm donuts and cold cider!! Yummy!

I finished my first block for my Winter Wonderland quilt. Not sure if I mentioned this before but when I pick my daughter up from school I like to arrive early to get a "good" parking spot. That leaves me with some time. Time to enjoy the quiet, feel the breeze with my car windows open and work on my embroidery.

Hey, I like redwork!! You never have to make a decision about what color to use! LOL!!

Have a wonderful day

PS It is a Wantobe day. Head over to Sew We Quilt and good luck!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bringing out the pink!!!!!

There has been a temporary interruption of my Pink Lemonade Quilt.

I just NEED to make Little Miss a pink quilt!

I do, don't I?
I mean really what is a grandmother to do??!!
I have decided on the wonky star. It will be 5 X 5 blocks. 9 inches finished.
Not too big and not too small.


I need 25 different pinks!
Not a problem in this house, nope none at all!
Here is what I have pulled....

White Kona for the background.

and a pink flannel that I have been saying for years!!

I know I did overdo the words in pink, but I just could not help myself!!!

What do you think?

PS Yes I will change the backing, do not want my Little One to get glitter in her eyes. No problem, plenty of pink to choose from!
Have a happy day!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The cutting.....


I am taking my time with this quilt.
I sooooo enjoy the process and there is no deadline..
I started with the Kona White
and here are the pieces.

Next the pinks...

On to my machine!!
Have a happy day.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A New Nine Patch

First thank you to everyone who read my post on Sew We Quilt! Such a pleasure to have you here with me today. As I told you The Nine Patch is my favorite block. After writing the post and seeing all the inspiration on flickr I just could not wait to start another quilt.

So, a new quilt is in the makes...

Orange Slice by Quilt Taffy

I however in my true form have change the colors to pink!
I have nevered named a quilt in all the 25+ years of quilting until today.
This quilt will from now on not be known as my nine patch, or that pink quilt but forever will be called...

TA DA!!!


Here is a preview of the fabrics I will be using. Kona White as my background fabric, and several miscellaneous pink prints. Some from my stash and some new. Yes, you do see an Amerika Samoa print from Barb, some Henna Garden, a VIP print from Cranston, and some Free Spirit.

Whew that was enough work for one day!!
Picking fabrics is a hard job, but I guess someone has to do it!!

Tomorrow cutting!!
Have a happy day!

Our Little M!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Find me here....

It's a Girl
September 1st 2011
Little M
6 lbs. 11 ounces
20 inches long
Pictures soon, to be honest I do not ever remember being this tired. But as I type this Little T is fast asleep with us and Little M is with Mommy and Daddy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Just a few things...

editor's note,  Second Grandbaby on the way!! Sorry that I will not be able to answer comments!
YIKES we are off!!!

I finished my Sarah Jane Embroidery Block

My August Birdie Block

and now I will be starting this!!

No, not for this Christmas, maybe not even the next!
But I love the process!

Have a happy day!!