Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I tried to think of something witty and funny to say or at least sarcastic (my specialty).....grin.  No Luck!

Just want to wish all my new and old friends,

Happy New Year! and May God Bless us all!

BillieBee in Texas

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I SEE YOU!!!!

Block 7 still in progress.
Bunny Hill Snowbound

It's Applique Thursday over at Angie's.
Go look at her beautiful Table Runner with of course, Applique!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jingle Bells




Merry Christmas to all of my followers old and new.
You have made this a really fun year for me.



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gorgeous Quilt over at the Tennesse Quilter....EYE CANDY ALERT!!!

Joyce at the Tennessee Quilter finished the top for the 2011 BOM at The Quilter Show.  You should really go take a look.  Plus she has also finished another top as well.

Cat Patches: 2012 NewFO Challenge and Monthly Giveaway

Cat Patches: 2012 New FO Challenge and Monthly Giveaway

This is the funniest thing I've seen yet. Don't have enough UFOs....start some in 2012. Just start one a month and then in 2013 you can join the UFO group and finish them......giggle.

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Edited to add some craziness:

Some things I might want to start this year......I know I shouldn't start anything new at all!
     A Christmas Story by Jenny of Elefantz - I actually started, but messed up so am starting all over.

     Little Bits of This and That’s Mystery Monday
          Mystery #2
          Mystery #3
          Etc.


Tree Trimmings by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked


Maybes
          Promises & Borders by Elefantz

          Bountiful Bouquet by Silly Goose

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

WINNER of the Blog Hop Party by Quilting Gallery

The winner of the Connecting Thread Table Topper Kit is
Quilting Mama!
Congratulations!  Your wishful thinking paid off........grin.


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Quilting Mama said...

Love that fabric! Thanks, in advance, for the kit. HA! (Wishful thinking.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An Oldy but Goody!

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Big Mick..............

I just wanted to give everyone an update on Mick.  He did get the results of his MRI this evening on his brain and his tumor has NOT returned.  Praise the Lord!

It looks so far like all the symptoms are being cause by diabetes which he is still trying to get under control.  Thank you all for your prayers and caring.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

O Holy Night........as I've never heard it before!

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Thank you Father God for your gift of Love to us in Jesus, My Lord and Savior.
This song has put me on my knees.

Cat Patches: Occupy your Sewing Room


Barbara from Cat Patches challenged us to spend at least 8 hours in our sewing room
between Dec 3 - Dec 10.
I made it!!!

Hop over to Barbara's and see what everyone else did for their challenge.


I finished all my rows of the Cobblestone Lane BOM, but I
didn't get the rows sewn together yet.

Another view.  Big Mick helped me lay it out....Thanks Mick!



Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party!!! Giveaway - Giveaway is now CLOSED!

Just leave a comment to win this Connecting Threads Table Topper Kit. 
That's it!!

Follow me if you want.
I'll be drawing a winner after Dec 17th.


Hop over to Michele's Blog Hop Party for more giveaways.

Thanks Michele for all the fun.

Giveaway is now CLOSED!
Thanks for playing.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Applique Thursday and a Prayer Request.

I've decided this must be the back. Maybe I should sew a tail on him.


Hop over to Angie's at A Quilting Reader's Garden.  She has finished her Black Bird block. I'm so in love with it. Hoping he'll fly to my house.

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Big Mick hasn't been feeling well for a while. Of course, we were all worrying weather his brain tumor had returned and didn't even think about his diabetes.

He is now taking a pill, and we are hoping to get his sugar lowered. We did go to ER and spent a couple of three hours there on Tuesday. His sugar was 599 and 460ish when the ER doc took it.

This morning we had another MRI on his brain to check that out. We won't get results on that until next week. I don't normally post serious, personal information here, but I would like to request prayers for my sweetie.

I took a cute picture of him, but he thought he looked to old to post. Yes, he's still a little vain...giggle.  He'll be 66 on Christmas Eve. I think he looks great!

Thanks Guys and Gals!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Design Wall Monday, BOMs Away, and Occupy Your Sewing Room

I'm spending this week trying to add this sashing to my blocks and make a quilt top.
So many pieces and this isn't all of it.




Check out these blogs to see what everyone else is doing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways starts Dec 10th


Check out the Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways!  The fun starts on Dec 10th.
You can also register your blog for a give-away.
Don't forget to come back here to
enter for my give-away as well.

Let the fun begin!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Applique Thursday on a Starry night....

Now that's strange fabric for a star.....hmmmm

Don't forget Applique Thursday at Angie's A Quilting Reader's Garden.
I love the fabric Angie's using in her flower basket.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Applique Thursday?? Applique Saturday?? and a win.

Did I forget his face?  Did he turn his back on me?  Or is he reading the new magazine I won from The Prairie Grove Peddler ??

Giggle!

Angie's Applique Thursday is Applique Saturday this time.  Go check out her new block and her Design Wall post.  You can join her Mr. Linky at A Quilting Reader's Garden.

It's Monday Again.........grin.

Block 5

I just can't keep up with the days or my projects!

Edited
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Forgot to mention to check out What A Hoot! Boms Away!
and
Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving with Mom!


Mom invited Us to join her for Thanksgiving at her Independent Living Home.

Mick and Mom

Three Generations
Mom, Shelley, and me.


Mick and Shelley.  She is such a Daddy's girl. 

Turkey Dinner.  It was really good and we had the best time with Mom.

We were very thankful to spend time with Mom.  She'll be 91 in December.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Giveaway at Stray Stitch

Stray Stitch is having a wonderful giveaway.  Hurry over and check it out!  Please check out her blog post also, it's always fun to read.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod Class

I won a free class to make a tote on Two Peas in a Pod.  It's both written instructions and video help.  Nice idea!

Thanks Trish

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scrap Republic Book by Emily Cier

Look what our sweet mail lady brought me.....:)))

I won this on the book tour from The Blue Nickel Studios
It's every scrap quilter's dream.

You can also look inside this book on Amazon.
Thanks Blue Nickel and  Emily Cier.  I love the book!!!

Applique Thursday.....



I've cut out the pieces for Block 7 of Snowbound.  That's as far as I got.

Hop over to Angie's at A Quilting Reader's Garden and post your applique dreams PLUSSSSS Angie is having a giveaway. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

BOMs Away and Design Wall Monday

Cobblestone Lane BOM
The pieces are slowly coming together.  I got the sashing strips together.

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For the latest check out


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Applique Thursday!

Snowbound Block 6
Yes, it's Thursday again, and I have a finished block with mismatched buttons....grin.
It's a glow in the dark button so my snowman doesn't get lost in the night.


Go to Angie's and see the quilt she has put on her wanna do applique list.  It's really beautiful.  Also Miki has already posted to Mr. Linky.  I'm on my way to check out the Applique.

New Followers

I just want to thank my new followers and my old....grin.  I normally send each of you an email through Friends Connect, but it doesn't seem to like me right now.

So Welcome all and thank you for stopping by.  Hope you find something to enjoy.

BillieBee

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Design Wall and BOMs Away

Block 5 of the Designer Mystery 2011 from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Hop over to Patchwork Times and look for the Monday Design Wall to see what others are working on.  Then check out What a Hoot! Quilts for the BOMs Away post.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2011


The fun is at Amys Creative Side.

Amy ask us to pick a quilt that we made to link to her Blogger's Quilt Festival.  We all know which one I picked.  Ive made lots of tops, but I've only quilted a few. 


My Grandma Jessie embroidered these blocks many years ago.  She passed away in 1983.  You can see a closeup of her block on my banner at the top of my blog.




I made them into a quilt for my Mom's 89th birthday  It's hard to see, but I did hand quilt it.   This was the third quilt I've finished and the only one I've hand quilted.  It was fun to learn handquilting and just make up the design as you go.


When Mom was little, Grandma Jessie called her Betsy Bug.
So I decided to name this quilt "Flowers for Betsy Bug."


This is a picture of My Mom's first look at the quilt. 
My Aunt Juanita is on the left.  Juanita
passed away this year at 94 and is dearly missed.
Mom will be 91 in December.

It's not my best work, but it's my most loved work.  I sat on my bed for many months with my legs crossed working on this quilt.  By the time I was finished, it seemed like a part of me. 

It please my Mom.

Mystery Monday's with This & That

Part 6
You can see all the little threads on my design wall with this shape....grin.
Go see Mystery Monday's at Sherri K. Falls blog  Little Bits of This and That.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tooooo Many Seams....

I had to beat this one flat..............giggle.

Applique Thursday!

Snowbound Block 6 in progress. 

Angie has a new block started on her 'Applique Thursday' at A Quilting Reader's Garden.  It's another really cute one from her blog hop.  So HOP over there and take a peek.  Be sure and  post your applique on Mr. Linky.  It can be just one you are thinking about....grin.

13 Seconds for a Smile!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jesus Loves You!

Need a reminder or some encouragement.  Go check out Susan's blog Life on the Bayou.

Thanks Susan for Sharing!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gooo! Baby Goooooooooooooo!

I didn't hear any barking!!! But look what Pooch has!

Fall Medley and Holiday Medley are on back order.
I think they got tired of my emails and sent this ahead.
Giggle.......the squeaky wheel.

Rose of Sharon on the right came with 'my' Go! Baby.
The others I'm calling Christmas.

I won this Go! Baby over at Gwen's Gwenny Penny blog.
Thanks Gwen!!!!

I'm going to TRY to put this new toy aside and get some sewing done today.  Wish me Luck!!