Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Year.......

I'm really bad about blogging about myself, but I'm going to give it a try.  I've finished very few quilty projects this year, I've gained and not lost weight, my housekeeping has go from bad to worse, and I've spent too much time whining about life instead of living it.

What I did do right was reach out to my friends, virtual and physical,  and I laughed and cried with them.  I'm learning to be a "little" better listerner (this is a family defect....grin), and I'm trying to keep my mouth shut when someone is getting too bossy, well at least SOME of the time.  I'm learning how not to argue when my Mom is trying to pick a fight with me.  These things seem so simple, but I've spent most of my 64 years reacting to others.  I try to forgive any injustices against me and just try not get offended in the first place.  I've even forgiven myself for my many shortcomings and there are that's hard.

Right now I hear a redbird singing in the front birdbath.  He's reminding me that God loves me enough to share this beautiful bird with me.  For some reason in my life the redbird is a "reminder" of hope for me.

After having said all that, I'm being tested.  Someone is making way too much noise for me to concentrate on typing this blog..........LOL.......I guess I haven't made as much progress as I though, but laughing about it is also good. 

Thank you Jesus for I would have not make it to Heaven on my own.......your totally unruly out-of-control Billie

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cutest Little Bear.......................Giveaway

I'm in love.  Isn't Patrick the cutest little bear ever!!
He's a giveaway bear.  Check out pudra studio's blog for the details.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Pickledish Giveaway

Vicki has changed the name of her blog from Tozzs Corner to The Pickledish Patch and she's having a giveaway.  Check out her new blog.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

HO! HO! HO! Giveaway and some Christmas Eve Memories

Rachel at p.s. i quilts is having a giveaway.  Go check it out after you have seen my Christmas Eve Pictures.

This year we had a wonderful Christmas at my daughter's house.

Shelley's Tree

My sweet daughter Shelley.
My preacher boy Brett, and his new puppy Rascal.

My DIL Charlotte opening presents.
I didn't get one good picture of all my Grandbabies.  Gracie is at the botton left (kind of), above her doing one of his crazy poses is Dakota, next Isla who is now taller than her mother, Big Mick my better half, and on the right is Bethie.
All my sweet grandkids!

Andddd let the paper fly!
We all had the best time!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My First Mug Rug

I finally made my first rug mug.  This is for my friend Kathy who is busy taking care of her husband Ed.  He's recovering quiet nicely from surgery.  While Ed is napping, Kathy can relax with a cup of coffee, tea??....Baileys....grin...that's the ticket.....Baileys!

Edit to add:  I used Ryan Walsh's tutorial to make this mug rug.

Just linked this to Clover and Violets Stash projects.   Please go check all the stash post.

Giveaway at Brown Paper Packages

Brown Paper Packages is having a giveaway for the Silhouette Machine.  I would love to win this.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stinky Doggie!!!

Sammie's Christmas Bath!
He has to smell soooo sweet for family.
That's my puppy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jingle Bellsssssssss

2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge

More fun at  So Scrappy
I have way to many starts, but the button is soooo cute...hmmmm
Just thought I would post this if someone is interested.
Click above or on the button on the right side of my page.

Keepin' up with the MOOSE on the porch....grin.

So that means I'm making at least one block every two weeks....LOL.
Hope I don't over do it.
This is Block 4 and it is still busy looking in real life.

DH was not well today.  If he's not better tomorrow, I'm packing him up and taking him to the doctors.

I have a prayer request for those so inclined for my good friends.  Her DH is having brain surgery tomorrow.
Thank you! 
We love them dearly.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The 12 Gifts of Christmas - I WON! Day 4

Lana from It Seams to be Sew is having a 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway.  I won Day 4.  She sent the gift in a Christmas bubble wrap envelope.  How cute is that!  She included a book from Beth Moore called Things Pondered, some nice fat quarters, two lovely vintage handkerchiefs, and a sweet note. Click on the picture for a close up.

Thanks Lana!  I just love it all, and I also love Beth Moore.  I did not have this book.  What a treat!  Go to her site and you probably still have time to enter for another giveaway.

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Where's The Line for Jesus

My friend BJ had this posted on her blog with the following story from the songwriter.
Here’s the story behind the song:

While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends. He sent the song off to Nashville without much response, except for a Christian song writer who suggested adding a bridge at the end of the first chorus. My dad then asked if I wanted to record the song to see what we could do with it. I listened to the song, made a few changes to the words to make it flow better, and we headed to Shock City Studios. It was at the studio where Chris, owner and producer, rewrote the 2nd verse and part of the chorus... with goosebumps and emotions high, we were all hopeful and felt like we had something special. The demo was recorded in just under 2 hours and sent off again to Nashville... still no response. Then 2 weeks before Christmas last year, my cousins Greg and Robbie decided to do a video to see what we could accomplish on YouTube. The first day we had 3000 hits and it soared from there. We received e-mails, phone calls, Facebook messages from people all over asking for the music, CD's, iTunes, anything... we had nothin'. After a couple of meetings with Chris following the amazing response, we got serious. We headed back into the studio this past spring... this time with guitars, drums, bass, pianos, choirs... the real deal.... and here we are today. Getting iTunes set up, a website put together, and loving that thousands upon thousands of Christians have come together... remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus, and that one day we will all stand in line to see Him. We are most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share our music with you. Merry Christmas everyone.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Cough, Cough!!!

I'm still sitting here at almost 6 in my nightgown checking blogs, emails, and COUGHING!  Is this the second or third week of this cold???  I've lost track of time again.  No sewing going on here just whining...giggle.
My DGD will be here tomorrow, and we are suppose to go out to eat and to see Harry Potter.  Hope I'm better tomorrow because Big Mickie and Isla will leaveeeeeee me behind........grin.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

p.s. i quilt: Is have a great giveaway.

You know I hate to post this, because I want these beautiful fabrics all for myself.....grin.  Go check out Rachel's page for the latest giveaway.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Giveaway.....

I was checking my blogs today and saw my name.  Lana at It Seems to be Sew had posted my name as one of her winners for her "The Twelve Gifts of Christmas" giveaway.

This is only Day 4 go check out her blog and enter.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

No Mommie or Tacos for me today....... :0(((

I've caught a nasty cold/flu/bug/or whatever from Big Mick. 

He's well now,  and I'm not.  Everyone left me behind to go to the ball (party).  I feel like an ancient Cinderella whose Fairy Godmother forgot her......LOLLLL.........and I'm almost out of Kleenex.

I guess I'll get caught up on some sleep.

Friday, December 10, 2010

More Celebrating!!!

I can' believe it.  I actually finished a block!
It's been a while for sure. 
This is block 3 of the Layer Cake Sampler over at Moose
on the porch.  See button on the right.
Mama Sparks changed up the handle so I had to copy...I did...just had too.
She also added flowers, but so fair my basket is empty.

Celebrate! Celebrate! Fun weekend coming up!

Tonight my daughter and granddaughter are coming in to celebrate my Mom's 90th Birthday tomorrow (actually it's on Dec 20).  My son and family aren't able to come because they will be celebrating their anniversary tomorrow...........HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

We'll all be meeting my brothers and their families at El Gallo Mexican Restaurant tomorrow.  Now you know where my love for Puffy Taco's comes from....yes Dear Mom is responsible for my addiction to Mexican food among other things...................LOLLLL....poor Mom gets blamed for everything.


Love you,

Billie Beth

p.s. Mom's the one that calls me BillieBee ....grin.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Giveaway....

Milk and Honey Design Blog is having a great giveaway.  A chance to win a couple of great books.  Go check out her blog and enter.

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway at.................

                         Sew Unique Creations Blog

Book Win!!!

I was the lucky winner.  Go check out The Friends Bookstore .
I love books, fabric, and just about anything I win...grin!

It's really a lovely day outside.  I'm off to take a walk around the yard.
Enjoy your loved ones!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Mandy at Simply Solids had this posted on her blog.  It was way too funny to pass up....enjoy.


Congratulations Great Aunt Kathy!


Thanks for the party Carol and all the Blue Bonnet Gals!  I had a great time.

Wake up, Wake up...BillieBee!

I'm a very late sleeper.  I go to bed around 1 or 2 a.m. and normally sleep to 10:30ish.  Normal morning activities are not usually my thing.  Today I'm going to our quilty groups Christmas party at 10 a.m.  It did take some prodding from my friend Carol to get me to commit to this.........about 40 emails....LOL.

I love these gals, but I also like to sleep.  I did try to get to bed early to no avail.  I blame my Mom and why not, she says she has broad shoulders.....giggle....and she does.  She used to let me stay up late with her watching old Clark Cable movies.  Now that was one good looking man!  Wow!  That's a great memory with Mom.  I guess I'm reallyyyyyyy getting old, because even memories of Rhett Butler aren't waking me up this morning.  Off for one more cup of coffee and to roll this messy hair.

Everyone have a GREAT Day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway at Hand Quilting

Violette at Hand Quilting is have a really nice giveaway.  Tell her BillieBee sent you.....pleaseeee.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

When are my squares NOT square???

When I do "Y" seams..........grin.
This is the last block for my Sampler Society #12 BOW....phew.
I could go back and work on it, but I think I'll just call it a day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This is MY Story...............Blessed Assurance

Praise is the one thing that keeps me connected to God especially when times are bad.  I thought of so many, many things to be thankful for on this upcoming Thanksgiving.  If I had to pick one thing, it would be our freedom to Praise Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great Giveaway at Todays Mama

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

 Todays Mama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
Divine Health and the Joy of the Lord

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
Open presents

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
A Longarm Machine to quilt all my tops

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
Just spending time together is special.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
Clue, Canasta, work jigsaw puzzles.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
Mom's Chocolate pie and peanut butter candy.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect
Kinect Sports Bundle
Dance Central Bundle
Fitness Bundle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thread Head Quilt Along

Most of you probably already know about this quilt along. 

I'm not able to sew along, but I just love it.  Click here Thread Head or on the button on the right of my page and go check it out.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Looks like I'm still on a roll!

Look what Carrie wrote me from  La Vie en Rosie

"Your package will go out tomorrow ~ Priority Mail. The box has been packed, sealed and now it's been addressed to YOU! I will also be forwarding your address to Quiltmaker magazine so that they can send along the copy of the magazine! "

See all Upcoming Moda's and a Giveaway.

Green Fairy Quilts is having a great giveaway.  Go check it out and congratulate her on her new baby boy.


I did it again!!  I'm out of my mind!!  I couldn't resist!!
I started another quilt along with Moose on the Porch Quilts
This time instead of using Jelly Rolls, it's made with Layer Cakes.
Now that is just plain making me hungry.
You can check it out with this link or click on the button on the right.
These are fun and fast!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Some New Followers......

Thanks so much for coming along for the ride.  I've had so much fun checking out everyones blog!  It's really exciting to see what everyone is doing.

Have a fun week!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Finally a Block..............

Christmas Star from Marcia's Christmas Runner Pattern

Of Course, it looks really wonderful in Marcia's Christmas Colors.  Go take a peek.
I finally made myself finish this block.  I've become addicted to yet one more thing....Giveaways...LOL.  Fun but time consuming.

Veteran's Day - Thanks Dad!

William Milton Warren Hewgley
34th Pursuit Squadron
Survivor of the Bataan Death March
POW at O'Donnell, Cabanatuan Camps in Japan, and
Hoten Camp in Mukden, Manchuria

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Unexpected Win and a Scratch Off

Kathy at Shawkl (Kathy's blog) didn't hear from the winner of her wonderful giveaway.  I and 2 other ladies offered to take her place........grin.  One lady won the orignal giveaway, and we won the consolation prizes.  I guess it doesn't hurt to offer.

Thanks Kathy!

I also won $50 on a $2 scratch off yesterday.

This beautiful bracelet came yesterday.  The photo is pretty, but it is so beautiful in person.  Thank you again Kathy at Shawkl!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Look at the grape!  Click the picture to make it bigger.  It almost looks like a baby pumpkin.
Should I eat it???  Grin

HAPPY FABRIC and Cyndi made me SMILE today!

I can't believe I won again!!! 

Thank you so much Cyndi at the Blue Bird Swing for having the giveaway and thanks to the The Old Country Store for loving her blog and giving her these wonderful fabrics.

I won the Moda Happy Fabric on the left, and Diane at All in Stitches won the Moda Arnolds Attic on the right.

Lets Party Today!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Boy am I full!...........Today was Turkey Fest

My wonderful friends Kathy and Ed had their 40th Annual Turkey Fest.  WOW!  They made a special T-shirt for this one, and I took a whole size larger than last time......don't think they come any bigger.  I'll have to diet the rest of the year.  The food was yummy and the company great! 

Thank you Kathy and Ed!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Never enough storage......Stashing my Stash

My sweet husband bought this for me for my upcoming birthday.  I found it at Pier 1.  You can see through the little holes that it is already full of fabric.  More places to stash my stash!!!  I put it in the extra bedroom my daughter redecorated for me a couple of years ago.  Orginally it was filled with several hundred beanies...yes I'm a kid at heart.

Now all I need in here is a flat screen TV!

The colors didn't photograph too well.  It's done in browns, taupes, creams, and white.  Her favorite colors.  Not a beanie in site!

I should have waited to take the pictures after she made the bed.  I have trouble getting the pillows even.

Shelley.............come fix my pillows....LOL.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Block R..........Number 18............AND the World Series is over.

Two more Blocks to go, and then I have to figure out the sashing. 

Just watch the end of the World Series.  Wish the Rangers would have won, but I still enjoyed watching.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just call me LUCKY!!!......:)))))

Wow....I won again.  Now you guys know what I do all day.
Enter Enter Enter.
I won the ruler and the pattern to make this quilt.
I won this at Kelly's blog.  Go check out her blog and her store.
I'll be waiting at the mailbox.....giggle.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Triple Pink Block S......

Pink seemed appropriate for October.
Just a few more to go!
I finished Alice in Wonderland on my Kindle.
I'm still such a kid.