Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Curses, Bonnie Hunter!

Well, she warned us! Guess what these are?
Yes, these are my first attempts at hexagons, ala Bonnie Hunter. I was so inspired by her hexagon project I started one of my own. I even found one of the Creative Memories hexagon punches on Ebay and bought it! I have no idea where I'm going with these, but they sure are fun, and addictive, just like Bonnie said! lol The outer petals are  more red than what the picture shows. I'm sorta thinking of making some table runners out of them.

I've only had the punch for about a week now. I went through all of my magazines and pulled out all of the inserts to make the hexies. I have quite a nice little stack just ready to go.

Here's the punch with the stack behind it and my little sewing kit that I take with me just about every where. You can also almost see the zippered baggie with the ones that have already been punched.

Well back to my current project, a lovely string quilt that's half done. I think I need a bigger design wall! lol


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back at it

Wow! It's hard to believe the last time I posted was May!! I think it's time to play again. lol

I hadn't been sewing or doing much of anything productive, but I'm back at it now. I've been working on some Christmas projects. I'll post pictures once I get something accomplished! lol

What's everyone else working on? I have to admit, I haven't even been reading blogs - I have ALOT to catch up on.

Well, off to work I go. This shift is really putting a damper on how much I get done but you know what they say - that that doesn't kill us makes us stronger!

Monday, May 31, 2010


What a bad Navy mom I am! I didn't even THINK about it being Memorial Day when I did my last post!!! I hope everyone who is a vetran or loves one has a blessed day today. We must never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrafice so the rest of us can remain free. Or those who are currently ready to do so.

Life Happens

Life has a funny way of upsetting the apple cart. Things certainly don't always turn out the way we expect do they?

My life has taken some interesting turns so far this year. I'm thinking we made a huge mistake leaving Indiana and re-locating to Florida, but what's done is done. We're trying to make the best of it. My faith is what is getting me through so far.

How does everyone else cope?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Time flies when you're having fun! I just realized how long it's been since I posted! I haven't been doing any sewing at all.

I think a big part of my problem is being overwhelmed with ideas and projects I want to work on. I just don't know what to start on first. What a dilema!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Design Wall Monday

This is my very first design wall Monday! I'm just proud of myself for actually getting it done! lol

I've been working on these Pineapple blossom blocks for a while.

Sorry the picture isn't better, but you get the idea.

I didn't get to sew very much this weekend. DH and I have a new passion - bike riding! We used to ride alot when our kids were smaller and we had all 5 of them at home. We haven't even owned bikes for at least 10 years. So we're having to start out slowly to get back into it. Last weekend we rode 4 miles. Then we did some neighborhood riding around during the week. Then this past Saturday we rode for 6 miles. I'm hoping that this coming weekend we can do 10. My oldest and dearest friend, Dawn Marie, got us back into this. She does the 30 and 50 mile rides. I want to be just like her when I grow up! lol

After we went riding we took our two kids that are still at home to the coast. We've been in Florida for going on 3 months and this is the first we've made it! We had a wonderful time, then went to see Dawn Marie and her husband. It's amazing to us that we've been friends for 20 years growing up in Ohio, but we both end up in Florida just an hour away from each other!

Here are some pictures we took at the coast.

My three stooges.

DH building a sand castle!

A sea sponge that washed up on shore. We didn't know if it was alive or not so we threw it back in.

Tif and Jon playing in the water.


Any more questions about why we moved to Florida?lol

Back to work for me now. Head on over to Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is doing.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hello blogland!

Wow, time flies when you're having fun! I just realized how long it's been since my last post! I really want to post more often, at least once a week but I haven't been doing much sewing lately. DH and I got a couple of bikes and we've been doing quite a bit of riding so that has taken up some of my time. Other than that it's been difficult since we moved to a smaller home. We are currently in a two bedroom apartment and that doesn't leave a lot of room for my stash. So, we've rearranged some things to hopefully give me some more room to work. In the meantime I've been working on a new afghan for the back of my couch so that's what I do while watching TV in the evenings. I have to get to a point where I'm sewing bindings in the evenings! I actually like hand sewing the bindings on - I find it very soothing.

Well, it's getting late and we're going for a ride in the morning so it's time to sign off. Hopefully my next post will actually have some photos of quilts! It seems like I have hundreds of plans/ideas for quilts and things I'd like to make - now it's just a matter of DOING it.

Hugs and happy quilting!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Well, after fighting with it ALL day DH and I, ok more DH, finally figured out why the camera and computer have not been talking and I got the pictures off the camera! Which made me really happy since there were pictures on there from the last time my sailor was home, which was 4th of July. Yes it's been that long since the camera and computer where talking. Well, with moving and all part of it was not locating the camera!

Here is the photo I took of what JulieK sent.

I can't wait to get started on some of these string quilts.

And here's my sailor:

That was at the airport as we had to say goodbye.

Ok, back to the quilting room! Before I can actually get anything done I have to get it organized. I want to have something to show for Judy L.'s Design wall Monday so I have to get busy.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Well I made it through another year end close! When you work in accounting the first week of the new year is such fun closing out the books from the previous year.

I have been spending all my 'free' time signing up for drawings and fun stuff. I actually won one! I received a lovely box of strings and also two fat quaters from JulieK! I took a picture of it with my found camera with the new batteries but now my camera and computer aren't talking right to each other so I can't get to the pictures! So, thank you Julie; the box was received and is much appreciated.

I've also signed up to make string quilts. The challenge is to see how many we can make in a year. I've made a couple of string quilts and I really like them so this should be fun.

I've also signed up to do a block lotto.

I'm not real good at adding links and buttons to my blog. If any one has any easy instructions I would love it! My children claim that I'm technologically challenged but I still say it's just a lack of experience! lol

Happy quilting!