Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Wishing all my friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Lavender Quilts is having a birthday give-away. The reason for her give-away is her birthday is December 27. Check it out. I know exactly about having a birthday so close to any other holiday because mine is New Years Eve.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another rescue

This is a 2 year old Chaweenie that was abandoned by his owners when they moved away. I hate people that are so cruel. I am naming him Tyton. He is getting along with Bear really well. They tried to run themselves ragged so far this morning. He has a good home now tho.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Carla Barrett's new class and giveaway

Carla is a fabulous quilter, designer.....and most everything else there is. I have always loved her work.
She is offering a new Quilt Whisperer class starting January 9, 2012. It's a creative class on quilting designs for all levels of quilters. A must have for either beginners or professional quilters.
Check out her blog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New puppy

This is my 13 week old Shih Tzu named Bear. He is having a ball catching the leaves as they blow across the yard. But the wind is strong today due to an incoming storm and it's scaring him when it goes through the trees.
He is such a good boy......almost. He usually lets me know when he has to go outside, he can bring his ball to me to roll it for him and he sleeps through the night without making a mess.

As you can see, our trees are starting to drop a lot of leaves that I will have to rake up pretty soon.

I also make and sell quilts and now knit stitch markers. I have made some simple ones that have 2 to a card for $1 and pretty glass beaded ones that are 1 for $1.98.
If anyone is interested in any of them, let me know your color preference for the glass bead ones.
They would make a great Christmas gift along with a pattern, yarn and needles for someone that you know that knits.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

More charity quilts

Last time I went to guild (Dogwood Quilters) up at Lake Arrowhead, I gave them 10 quilts for CPS (child protective services). Sometimes kids have to be taken from their homes for their safety. Either from domestic violence, abuse or drugs. Sometimes they leave with nothing but the clothes they have on and sometimes naked. They are each given a quilt (as we can produce them). Something to hold onto.
I just finished putting the binding on the 5th quilt for this month and still have 2 more to quilt. And I still have a lot of fabric to use up.
I am also busy with customer quilts. And yes, I do have time to sleep.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. Be safe!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My mom

This is a pic of my mom taken sometime in the 1960's. She was a beautiful woman but I never really knew her. She was a very busy woman. Having 7 children, cooking, cleaning, feeding field hands in the summers. We grew up on a large farm just outside Mogadore, Ohio. But she took her own life on March 15, 1969. I miss her more and more every day. It's too bad that my kids never got to know their grandmother. Happy Mothers Day mom!

My son wished me happy Mothers Day as he walked out the door for work at 5:30 this morning. Then my daughters, Mari and Nancy called. Plus I had my grand babies since yesterday so it was a very good day.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bad Blogger!!

Yeah I know. Not a whole lot happening tho.

Get to have the grands on Saturdays now. At least we don't have to pay for supervised visits for 2 hours a week now. It is so much fun to have them here. I really miss them.

Here is a pic of beautiful 11 year old Jessica when she fell asleep in her daddy's lap. Priceless!

On the quilting front. I got 4 quilts in from another town and they were all custom. I am on the last row of the last one now. The drunkards path was all appliqued circles hand stitched to squares then cut into quarters. Beautifully done!!

Here is a close up of the 10 1/2" inner border detail.

This would make a great take-along project.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another UFO is done

Yep, #4 is now done. Took the leftover bindings, sewed them together and used them for this quilt. I always save whatever bindings. Never really knew why till I finished this crazy quilt. I think I will do this more often.
Now I want to make another one in all blues and yellows. I love crazy quilts. May add a little lace and what not to the next one. I now have enough quilts for the 2 twin beds we now have but if we get our grandkids, that will mean more beds so more quilts.

I also have plans on making a black and white one with tiny touches of reds.
Still working on the quilts I designed for my books. I have to find a background fabric for the latest one and I have a couple I need to get quilted. I wish I could stay on track better and not so much time on the computer!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More quilts from my stash

Of many! I cleaned them up yesterday and found I have 18 quilts for sale, not to mention the several table runners.

This one is an original called Xcellent. It is made with all batiks and a poly batting for softness and drapability.

This one is another original called Hidden Diamonds. All 100% cotton with a poly batting.

I also have patterns available for these two for people that want to make their own.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Friday, February 11, 2011

More baby quilts

So far, 4 of the baby quilts have been spoken for. The heart/butterfly, both the satin and the stars and moons. I will post another one I have available. This is done in all 1930's repro fabrics with a green inner border. I have 2 more available but have to quilt them. One has a pink inner border, the other blue with print outer borders.

More hand made quilts

I got all my stuff back from a shabby chic shop that opened....then closed..... in town. Now I have all this other stuff sitting here.
These are all baby quilts.

This is one I designed with soft blue, pink and a butterfly fabric.

This is also one I designed with all cowboy fabric with the focal being Hopalong Cassidy.

Here is a flannel backed satin front with a mottled yellow flannel backing with a giraffe and bear on the front with crosshatching.

I also have this one is a soft mint with a mottled green flannel backing.

This is another one I designed with stars and moons.

This is a sailboat quilt.
I promise this enough for now.
If anyone is interested, I will give a 50% off the listed price on any of these quilts.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The grands

Got to see my grandbabies Sunday evening for 2 hours. It was so great so spend time with them. We hadn't seen them since before Christmas. It was a supervised visit and the lady said it went excellent. Now we will get to see them every other Sunday for 2 hours. Next time it won't be at the mall. There is nothing to do there but BUY stuff they don't need. Like candy.

I'm on the last row of the ugly basket quilt. Actually, it's not really ugly but it's boring. I prefer scrappy quilts. It's taking me so long to do it because I don't care for it and it's hard for me to get excited about something I don't like.
I will give it to a niece for her new bedroom. I even made a matching pillow case for it.
Here is a picture before I started the quilting......a week ago.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Friday, January 28, 2011

More hand made quilts for sale

This quilt is 60" x 72" and called 4 Patch 9 from
All 100% cottons with a poly batting.

This is Strip Twist from It is 58 1/2" x 73".

Yesterday in court, my son was awarded court ordered visitation of his 3 kids. He hasn't seen them since the parted ways on December 20th. It's a step in the right direction.
His attorney also served her with divorce papers. He is asking for full custody of the kids, child support and spousal support. I pray he gets it. We need to keep the kids safe.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quilts I have for sale

These are just a few of the quilts I have for sale. I will be adding more each day. Maybe even a few patterns that I designed.

This one is an original design wall quilt or lap quilt, all batiks.

This is a lap or couch quilt done in the Rail Fence pattern in all soft romantic fabrics.

If anyone is interested in sizes or prices, please leave a comment with your email address or send a message to and I will be happy to send more pictures and information.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I have set a goal for myself this year to do at least one UFO (unfinished object) per month.
Every morning, before the sun comes up, I work on as many blocks for my crazy quilt as I can get done before I start quilting. I decided to make the blocks finished size 10". It's easier for me to figure out how many I need if I keep the measurements simple. So far I have 6 blocks by 7 rows done plus 4. Well on my way to the 81 blocks I need for a queen size quilt. I plan on a narrow black border then a scrappy outer border. I should be working on that as I go. I'm using cheap muslin for the foundation blocks.

Here is what I have so far.
I bought bags of scraps (one gallon bags) from our quilt guild Sew What table for 25 to 50 cents each and I have enough for a couple large quilts. I also want to make one in all black, gray, with a tiny touch of red.
I've always wanted a crazy quilt and I've taught a class but never made one for myself. Well now's the time to finish it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm off to Road2Calif Saturday then to M & L for some new stuff for the books we are writing.
I love road trips!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I'm on a roll now!

One UFO (unfinished object) done and another top finished. Boy Howdy I'm on a roll now!
The blue quilt is one I started in August and just finished up last week. The ugly pink/maroon basket quilt is one I started a couple weeks ago and just finished this morning.

My son's wife took off with the kids on December 20th and moved back in with us.(yeah I know, just before Christmas) and got a restraining order against him. It's killing him that he can't see his kids.
Anyhow, I had made comforters for the twin beds but he is 6'2" so I needed to make bigger quilts. The blue one (Boxy Stars by Bonnie Hunter) is one I started for a friend but decided to make something different so I finished it for him. It's plenty big enough for him. I made the basket quilt for the other bed and finished it up this morning. I used some of the bonus HST (half square triangles) in the corner of the border. I hated to make them and do nothing with them.

I took over the job as BOM (block of the month) coordinator for our quilt guild so I have planned on making the first BOM the basket quilt. I'm not happy with the one I's kinda plain and ugly. I think I will like it better done scrappy.

You know, the more I look at the Basket quilt, the more I dislike it.
Oh well, it will keep the kids warm.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.