Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 NewFO Challenge for February and Mystery Monday on a Wednesday!


My new start is Mystery #3 from Mystery Monday.
If you look close, it's a real start.  See I cut 8 blocks already...giggle.

Mystery Monday's

Mystery Monday

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Go record your new start for February at the 2012 NewFO Challenge.
Barbara knew where to fine me......grin.  Always good for a start.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LEAP DAY GIVEAWAY!


My Leap Day Giveaway is four fat quarters from Riley Blake.

Just leave a comment between now and midnight tomorrow central standard time.  I'll pick a winner sometime Thursday.

Hop over to Such a Sew anD Sew to check out the other giveaways.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Sampler Society #14


Block 5

This is the same red that is in the nightgown I'm STILL wearing....giggle.
Love being retired!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yucky feathers and a Beautiful Sunset.


Trying to learn FMQ.  This was the practice from SewCalGal
This is actually white fabric with cream thread.  I altered the color to try to make the stitching show up.  Join in at SewCalGals.  Yours won't look any worse than this.....giggle.

It's a brain thing and I've used up my brain!





Thursday night's susnset.  It looked like the sky was on fire.  Actually scared me a little bit.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kathy K....I want this dog!

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I already have the piano.

My friend Kathy is always trying to get me a new puppy along with Shelley and Isla.
In between the Pet store (thank you Shelley and Isla) and Kathy's shelter post, Mick has managed to talk me down!
One of these days............girls.

Thanks for caring for me!
In the mean time I decided I would enjoy all things puppy.

Applique Thursday!

Finished Block 9

Happy Applique Day!  Post your goodies at Angie's so I can see what you're working on.  You can click on the button below or on the side of my blog.

Applique Thursdays

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Quarter Star Quilt Along

Block 11

I've been lazy and haven't been sewing much.  I cut this out last week and messed around with it all this time....grin.
I took care of  my Granddog Lucky.  She kept me busy going in and out and in and out!
Last night Isla saw a possum in the front yard and hollared for me to come look.  Of course, Lucky came and took a peek also and went crazy.  She sure wanted to eat it. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Applique Thursday.....was yesterday!

Remembering Annabelle
by Bloom Creek

I've sewn absolutely nothing on my Bunnyhill Snowbound, so today I'm sharing what I would like to do "someday."

Don't forget to go to Angie's and post your Applique projects or dreams.

Applique Thursdays

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yummmmmmmmmy!!!

Big Mickie's Catfish and veggies.

The only fish I eat and enjoy is Long John Silvers.
Sometimes Mick cooks me catfish in the George Foreman, and I do eat 1/2 of my fillet so I don't starve to death....giggle....no chance of that actually happening.

Tonight he added some extra seasoning and it was fantastic!!
Thank you Big Mickie!!

I did save him just a little sliver becaue he just kept staring at my plate like a sad little puppy.

So Sweet!

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Turn on sound to hear the kitty purring.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lucky Me!!!.........

No earthquake just me jumping up and down.

I won Sherri's giveaway  on  A Quilting Life  for a gift Certificate from  Sky Reve Fabrics
These are the gorgeous fabrics I picked!

Soooooooo Yummy!

Yes, I finally did another Dear Jane

F-3 Snowball

Hop over and check the Manic Monday Linky Party
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Sew Happy Geek

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sweet Willie before his braids.....smile....and a few memories.

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Where did the years go!
I was 14 when I first heard Willie sing on an album.

When I was 20, Mick bought me a brand new White Dodge Charger that had an 8-track tape that played Willie singing Night Life.
Yes...I'm that old.  An 8-track tape was the thing...giggle.
That car could fishtail around a corner on dry roads.
It was as wild as me.

One day while walking through my house, I heard Oral Roberts on TV tell me, "Jesus Loves You"
I didn't understand, because I certainly didn't love myself, but knowing that Jesus did, really changed my life.  Certainly, for me, it wasn't all at once.  It was just a little at a time.  Believe me He's still not finished with me.
You see I was damaged goods and believed every word Satan ever whispered in my ear.

I especially believed what a neighbor had to say about me.  I thought she was my friend.  After all, she must be right since she turned all the neighbors against us.
Poor Mick heard her say one day, we need to be more selective about who we invite over to our parties.  She didn't know that he was cutting the bushes and could hear every word she said about us.

(What my neighbor doesn't know is that I have always prayed for her all these years.  I try to remember the fun we had before all this happened.  I didn't pray for her because I was trying to be a bigger person, but I prayed for her because Jesus said to.)

I'm now thankful to her for shunning me.  What I thought was the worst time of my life is what turned me to reading more of the Bible.  I became a part-time hermit...yes I know I'm still a hermit...grin.
Whenever 'I' get out of control or my life does, I do pull into myself until God and I again sort out my life and my sins.  Yes, I can still be a rebellious child.
We are in the middle of a sorting right now.....LOL.

Point being....even the painful things can be turned around by God!

As time went on, and I decided the 'Night Life' wasn't for me.   I found God's Amazing Grace that is still working on me.  I guess I've been a stubborn one....smile.
He's still working hard on me!

I've definitely kept him busy!

Willie a couple of years ago.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chicken Buttons! Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus

I won these cute, cute buttons around Christmas time and they came chirping away today in my mail box.  They are soooooooo cute!!
Cluck on over to Incomparable Buttons and check out their blog.
(picture above is from Incomparable Buttons)

Thanks Tamara and the ButtonMad Team

A Reminder from my sweet friend Bettie....Thanks Bettie!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Yes I'm over the edge..............Sue and The Versitale Award

I spent a lot of time collecting my links to pass this award on.  Copied everything and posted it to my blog.  I copied Sue's comments before it as well.......LOL.

The first part was Sue's response to her receiving the award from Barbara.  Yes I was so overwhelmed at Sue giving me the award, I stole her comments.

I was very honored to receive this award from Sue.  You can tell I was speachless since I used her comments instead of writing some of my own.

It's that #UI^&*&* Medicare card that messed me up mentally.......I wonder if I can return the card????  I haven't been able to think straight since it came in the mail.

Thanks again Sue for the Award and your 'Words.'   Giggle.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Applique Thursday!

Bunny Hill Snowbound
Block 9
Almost through.  I have no clue what I did to that poor birds wing.  I was watching TV at the same time.  I think I broke it......grin.

Applique Thursdays

Go post your applique or your applique dreams at Angie's!


The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award!


You can only imagine my surprise when I found out that Barbra from Cat Patches recognized me with The Versatile Blogger Award! I was so unbelievably surprised when I saw this. There are soooo many incredible blogs out there. I've been blogging about quilting for a little over a year now and I just can't believe how much I've learned, how much I've grown and hopefully that I've been able to give a little back.

One of those special blogs is Cat Patches. Barbara was the host of "occupy your sewing room", hehehehe, like I need a reason to stay in there :) But the rest of my family bought into that one so it worked. And she has the New FO program which is just brillian!! I don't have a lot of UFOs, yes I have some but I have extra fingers when counting them. Her monthly program celebrates the new projects you've started, Genius I tell you! So stop by and she what she has going on over there if you haven't already. Of course if you like cute cuddly kitties, she's got those there too! Thanks Barb!!

Now the rules for this thing:
  1. Add the award to your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
  3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
  4. List the rules.
  5. Award to 15 bloggers.
  6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.
Seven random things about me:
  1. I collect pigs
  2. Favorite color is green
  3. I'm a closet Green Bay Packer fan - actually I've recently come out of the closet much to may family's dismay :)
  4. I love curved piecing and just don't do enough of it
  5. When I'm at work, I look at the shirts that guys are wearing, and think about how their shirts would look in a quilt. A couple times I've even asked them what they do with their shirts when they are done with.
  6. I want to raise chickens but need to learn how to build a chicken coop that my dogs won't get into.
  7. I don't pre-wash my fabrics - gasp - there I've written it for all the world to see
And now the fun part!! I get to give this award to 15 wonderful bloggers. There are so many good ones out there, but this is where I'm starting - in no particular order –

1.      LynCC’s at What a Hoot! Quilts from the Heart
2.      Angie’s at A Quilting Reader's Garden
3.      Val’s at Val Laird Journey of a Stitcher
4.      April’s at Making Ends Meet
5.      Barbara’s at Cat Patches
6.      Linda’s at Stray Stiches
7.      Wendy’s at Ivory Spring
8.      Allie’s at Allie-Opps Sweet Happy Life
9.      BJ’s at New Girls News - Share Care Prayer
10.   Sandi’s at A Legacy of Stitches
11.   Lynnie’s at Invited to the Kings Table
12.   Michele’s at Quilting Tutorials
13.   Dawn’s at Quilts and Pieces
14.   Krisgay’s at Farm Girl Transplant
15.   Char’s at Cloth Stitched

And these are a very small portion of the talent that's out there. As you can see each one adds a unique spin which just makes it so wonderful! Be sure to stop by and say "Hi", you won't be sorry

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Applique Thursday!

My Thursday in progress applique.

Applique Thursdays

Go to Angie's and post your applique or whatever you are working on.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What a Blessing! The Star Spangled Banner

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The email said this little girl is 5 years old
Enjoy!

The Sampler Society #14 Just Started

Block 1

I think they described this sampler as blocks made up of squares and rectangles.
If your interested, you can join The Sampler Society's Yahoo group.

I really tried to resist, but my Hometown fat quarter bundle kept talking to me.

Don't you just love this fabric!  Mick did.  That's why he bought it for me.  Think I ought to show it to him.....grin.