"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Saturday, July 30, 2016

I am sorry it has been so long since I have written, I have been out of town!  I have only finished a couple of blocks.  I'm hoping things will settle down soon, but I doubt it!

I decorated a wedding cake this weekend.
While I was out of town, I found the cutest teddy bear made out of a vintage quilt.  It traveled with me.

We traveled though seven states from MO through FL, it was a long trip!

I hope you are enjoying your summer and getting a lot of sewing done!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Vets and Quilts

I want to introduce you to Adrian Owen, a member of my church who is a 91 year old WWII vet.  Before church he went to a special service at Ava General Baptist church and they presented him with a Quilt of Valor quilt.  He was so happy about it, he brought it to church to share with us.  Of course I had to take some pictures!

 He said that he is going to put it on his bed.

 Here are the vets in our church.  Pastor Robert Sorenson (Vietnam), Aaron Koop (Iraq or Afghanastin?), Joe Wood (Vietnam), Adrian Owen (WWII), Joe Banks (Vietnam)
 This is a picture I took of Bro. Adrian and my Pastor at a special WWII ceremony the local VFW had on Friday.  Bro. Adrian is 91 years old and never misses a church service.
 When he was asked to speak, he gave the plan of salvation.  I think he is a pretty neat guy!
I hope everyone has a great Independence day.  We are going to a picnic at our pastor's house.
Our church choir sang a cantata at church tonight.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Feline Friday

I went to Texas to see my family and I've only had one day to do any sewing since I've been home.  Pippi kept me company while I was cutting fabric.  She found a comfy spot.

 I walked off while I was cutting fabric and came back to this.  Muffin and Cupcake thought the cutting table under the windows was the perfect spot to sleep.
I tried to move Cupcake, she just rolled over and never woke up.  LOL
 I had to share this picture of Pippi with my Singer Redeye.

 We can't leave out Oreo's fuzzy belly!
 My last night in TX, my mom, aunt, and I went to see the musical Texas in Palo Duro Canyon.

I'm hoping to finish a couple of quilt blocks today!


Friday, June 3, 2016

Feline Friday

It is with great sadness that I need to say that Precious (my grey and white cat) had to be put down last week.  He was almost eighteen years old and very sick.
Custard, Muffin, Pippi, and Oreo


Custard and Pippi

Cupcake and Muffin
I got a new phone.  What a big pain to get it set up.  Just trying to set up Instagram took me over an hour.  I accidently set up a new account, I had to un-install the app, but when I installed the app again the wrong account came up again.  I brought instagram up on my computer to see the info there and was able to go back to my phone and log out of instagram and then log in again with the correct information.  Stuff like that is very stressful for me since I'm not familiar with it.  I did try going to the Verizon store, but the young lady was not helpful at all and very condescending.  I will have to talk to her manager today.

Have a great weekend ya'll!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A finish and a favorite tool

I got to make the strawberry block from Lori Holt's book for my Sew Sweet Bee.  Donna's Lavender Nest asked for this block.  
 I am very behind on my bee blocks, with the move, school and having oral surgery, I am playing catch up.  This is April's block and I am working on March's block now.  I always make two blocks of the 12 inch blocks, just in case.  My cat had a hairball on one of these blocks and I was able to get it cleaned up but one of the reds faded onto the green.  The block below is the one I will be giving Donna, I hope she likes it.
 One of my favorite tools is the rotating cutting mat.  It makes it so much easier to trim a block.
 Instead of having to rotate the block and readjusting the ruler as you go, just rotate the mat and leave the block and ruler in the same spot.  I think every quilter should have one of these mats and a 12 1/2 inch ruler.  They both make trimming blocks much easier.
 I can't remember if I showed you my backyard.  The fenced in area is also my backyard, the previous owner had dogs.
 I love my hammock, it is one of my favorite spots!
I am so glad to finally have a finish after months of no quilting!  I hope you are having a great summer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Sewing Room

I have my room all set up.  I am sure that I will move things around when I start to sew.
I know I have three valances but I can only find two right now.  The cutting table is a desk I bought for $1.  I also have my industrial treadle that I use for my quilting.
 I got a skirt stuck in my serger after I broke a needle, I need to read my manual and fix it.
My closet is very small and needs to be organized.   My mom painted the fabric (above the spool threads) with Tri-Chem when I was little.

 For those of you who are new to my blog, yes I do use all of my treadles for quilting.
I put the old TV in my room because I like noise while I work.  I still have a couple of boxes I need to unpack.

My cats love the bean bag chair, but it was moved out of this room.  It came from my classroom at school.

My cats love the windows in my room.
I put all of my scrap booking stuff in guest room, I'm hoping to start scrap booking again.
At my housewarming party, I met one of my neighbors.  She is a quilter and when she and her husband saw my machines, she said, "And you thought I had a lot of machines.  I only have four."  LOL
Have a quilty fun day ya'll!

Monday, May 23, 2016

I'm back with pictures of my new home.

School is out, so I now have time to get back to blogging and quilting.  I have missed all of my bloggy friends!  I did get some sewing done, I finished my curtains for my kitchen window.  Such a simple thing took me weeks to finish.  I worked on a small piece at a time in between school, church, and trying to get things unpacked in my house.

I had a housewarming party on Saturday and totally forgot to take pictures at the party!  I did however, take pictures of my home before the party.  My bedroom is a work in progress, but this is what it looks like now.  I forgot to take a picture of the wall of windows.
The king size quilt I made is on the bed and on the wall is a quilt my grandmother made.

 This next room is my guest room/library.
Custom shelves is on the bucket list for this room.

 Until we have a guest, this is the perfect place for reading and studying!
 Here is our entry way.  Before pictures.
After pictures.  I had to paint that hallway, it was too dark!  A friend painted the painting for me as a housewarming gift.

 My cats love sitting in the door.
Here is my living room, ignore the chairs I have sitting out.  I meant to take a picture of the dining room after I set out the food and forgot.
 My cats love all of the windows in my house as much as I do!
I'll share pictures of my sewing room in another blog post!  My house is not fancy or unique, but it is perfect for my husband and I.    Thank you for coming to my virtual housewarming!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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