Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Old Ben is Back. I'm Almost Caught Up!

Block 6
The Ben Franklin Mystery
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
I'm getting closer Ben.  Just two more blocks to catch up!
Here is the link to see The Ben Franklin Mystery in other colorways.
More linkys.  Link up everyone so we can see your goodies of the week.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIPs on Wednesdays
Quiltsy WiP
Applique Thursdays

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Two Wonderful Wins!

Carolyn at the The Veggie Hunter gave away several subscriptions as a promotion for Zinio online magazines.  I picked Quilts and More.  It arrived in my Inbox today!!! 
I also won a gorgeous pattern
from Helena at Syverkstan  Helena makes those crazy dog and cat patterns for free no less.  She's working on another cute angel.
Thank you Carolyn and Helena.  It feels like Christmas again.

I Got Lucky an Easy Ben Franklin

Block 5
I got so lucky that Block 5 was easy.  Maybe I'll catch up with the other quilters.  Block 8 will be out soon.
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
Don't forget all the linkys on the sidebar.
Here are a few.
Fresh Poppy Design

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thank you Big Mickie!

Just lovely! Thank you for all the years.

One More Ben Franklin!, Linkys, and an Anniversary

Block 4
I'm really liking The Ben Franklin Mystery.  Sure hope I can keep on task.  Maybe I have that Adult ADD..... :D
Well, I'm too olddddddd for testing now.
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
Here's old Ben right here!!  Go check him out.
The Ben Franklin Mystery will be my January 2013 NewFO Challenge...not that "I" need any fresh starts.....giggle....but you know me.  If you have a new start, connect to Cat Patches at the end of the month or just go look at all the eye candy.
Don't forget to check out all the linky's this week listed on my side bar.  Just scroll down a little and you'll find them.
Here are a few.
Slow Sunday Stitching
 Boms Away
Today Big Mick and I have been married 47 years.  Where did the time go............?
Love you Always Mick!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Congratulations Bea!

Bea at Beaquilter is selling a couple of her patterns at Connecting Threads .  Congratulations Bea!  I just bought the Woven Flower Stars.

Hope everyone had a great day.  Mine was nice and quiet.  Big Mick made terrific hamburgers for supper....yummmy.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt

I just finished Block 3 of The Ben Franklin Mystery.  I sure love this fabric.  It's Independence Trail by Moda.  Really puts you in a patriotic mood.
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
Shelley breezed through for a quick visit.
Proof she was here....giggle.
She also tried her hand at making a block....looks great to me.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Blockbase SAL

Blockbase Block 7
(My scanner isn't working so the picture is not as clear.)
BlockBase Sew Along Blog Badge

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Applique Thursday

A few more little blocks finished for Remembering Annabelle.

Today is Applique Thursday. Click on Angie's button below.
Applique Thursdays
Have some fun this weekend!

Monday, January 14, 2013

More Eye Candy with Photos and Links

Link to B J's new thread painting
Link to the lighthouses...yes there are more.
Yes I did post about B J's thread paintings yesterday, but then she did another for her friend of the ocean they had visited together.
I can't express how much I love these.  She has such creative work throughout her whole blog.
Don't miss out!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Eye Candy....

I just had to take a moment to tell you about some wonderful eye candy on my friend B Js blog.  She's so creative.  Please take just a minute to check out her lighthouses at

New Girl News


Saturday, January 12, 2013

San Antonio Riverwalk

A few pictures of our trip to the San Antonio Riverwalk.  We stayed at the La Mansion in a fabulous room with a balcony!

We checked in and headed straight to Rita's

Walking on my bum knee was definitely easier after visiting Rita's.
Off our balcony
The Christmas Lights were still on.
My favorite place to eat on the Riverwalk is Casa Rio.  Many memories of eating their with my Grandma.  We shared our tables with some friends...giggle.
Ducky kept pulling on my jeans for more handouts.
La Cazadora on West Avenue is my favorite place to eat in all the world.
Everything is always delicious.  These are the best Puffy Tacos ever.  We have eaten there for many, many years.
If I get one last request, it will be Puffy Tacos from La Cazadora
This was our best trip to the Riverwalk yet.
Thank you Shelley and Isla!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Applique Thursday on Friday, Secret Santa, and a Win

See I have been working.  I've made one little tiny pinwheel.  Can you see it in the middle?  These little squares in the 9-patch pinwheel are 1 inch each finished.
Applique Thursdays
We did Secret Santa this year on Stroll the Block group.
Carol in Delaware sent me this beautiful wall hanging.
It's just lovely and better in person.
Thank you so much Carol.  I just love it!
I won the lucky monthly bundle on SewCalGal for playing along on the Free-Motion Quilting Challenge.  Look at all the wonderful goodies, and I still have gloves to come.  I do believe we all won doing this challenge.  Even though I have much more to learn, I surprised myself with my brain and hands working together....some of the time.....giggle.
Have a Blessed Weekend!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt and My Helper

Block 2
I really enjoyed this block!  Mine is a little less scrappy than Erik's.
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
The Link above will take you to The Ben Franklikn Mystery Quilt
Elly is snoozing on the job of official 'Fabric Guard.'  I guess as long as someone doesn't get through that window I'll consider it a job well done. 
Our drought is over at least for the time being.  We have had 3 7/10 inches of rain since yesterday....WOW!!
Boms Away
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Applique Thursdays
This weeks links.