Monday, February 28, 2011

Today a Block....

Yesterday I sewed two 1/2 inch seams on my Dear Jane block A11.  These block may be my undoing.....grin.  Not far to go for that though.

I decided I needed to see some progress of some kind so I sewed Block 9 of the Layer Cake Sampler.

I finished a block....doing the happy dance.
Maybe I've gone over the edge.
hee hee

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." .....Matthew 19:14

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We have the best Mail Lady......grin.

She's always bringing me presents.
Lisa Bongean sent me this beautiful Jelly Roll from one of her giveaways.
It's Vintage Reserve and the colors are right up my alley!!!
Go read about her recent trip to Moda.  She's designing a new wool like flannel line called
Wool and Needle Flannels.

If you look closely at the bottom of the photo, you can see a little bit of my Cinderella pencil.
Yes, I still love Cinderella.  Shelley and Isla brought that to me from
Disney World the last time they went.

This is really a hazy day here in central Texas.  Might have to go take a nap,
but then I just got up??
What happened to the energy of my youth??
I want it back!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Signs of Spring??

Number one sign...Fire Ants are back!



Big Mick......He's so cute!


Looking for his buddy squirrel.


Made it through the winter.

Ouch!  What a freeze.

A man's work is never done.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Moose, Moose.........Block 8

I'm up-to-date on this quilt

First the Chair and now the Chocolate

I had this beautiful card and one of my favorite candies waiting for me this morning.
Mick ROCKS!  I'll let him know he bought me this fabric when he gets home.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Don't Faint!

Block 7 Layer Cake Sampler Quilt Along

I finished a block!!  All the blocks are still there ladys.  Just jump in.

A Valentine Chair????

Last Wednesday Mick and I went out to eat and decided to mess around a couple of stores before going home.  We went into Staples and bought a new computer chair.  
He put it together yesterday and said,
Happy Valentines Day!!....giggle.
Since I spend most of my day in it, I guess it's better for me than chocolate . 
Yes, there is such a thing as a Valentine Chair!

I'm actually cooking today.  I know that's a SHOCKER.  After all, I am retired.
I'm making the fake recipe for Southwestern Soup.  It's not as good as it was at
Chili's but it's soup with tortillas.

Anything Mexcian is fine with me.

Have a good day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prayer Request for Baby Reagan

The Coloradolady has requested prayer for Baby Reagan.
For additional information go to her site.


Plushka's Craft and Stray Stitches  are having giveaways today.  Run check them out!

I'm Starting to Breathe Again..............phew

Today Mick comes home!  He's been taking care of a flu-sick granddaughter.  It's true!  He got a flu shot and I didn't so he left me behind..... :((((  Sweet Isla is allllll better.

Our pup Sammie would wait by the window everyday starting about 5:30 thinking Mick would soon be coming home from golf.

Won't he be surprised today!!!!!!  I can't wait either.....grin.

Monday, February 7, 2011

First can sometimes be a good thing!

There's a new store in 'town' or online!
So take a peek and become a Facebook fan.
Giveaways may still be in progress.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Willie and Shania.........

When I was younger, I wished I had looked like Shania..............sadly it wasn't to be.  BUT as I get older, I am looking a lot like there you go!

Enjoy the Super Bowl.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

*%@)&^())&( and &*()*^*)(*&) and Dear Jane M-11 (Giggle)

I finally finished my M-11 DJ block, scanned it into my computer, posted it in the Jan folder on the DJ yahoo group and discovered a small tear in the fabric. (insert appropriate swear word here)

I will pray it disappears.  Sometimesssss miracles happen.....grin.   If not, I guess I'll redo it later after I've had some more experience with  DJ.  In other words, I'm sick of this block.....LOLLLL.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Central Texas Blizzard!!!!!!!!

Front Yard

Birdie Playground

Texas Sled for Grandma

Tropics in the snow

Big Mick

Guard Dog Sammie

Blue Skies Already 

Love this picture!

Central Texas Snow Drift

Just a Snowy Stump

Retirement Chairs

Almost looks like a clamshell design....grin.

I stayed up late last night, checked again at 4:30, and never actually saw snowflakes.  It gets pretty dark out here.  I did see small sleet.  I guess Santa brought the snow flakes after I was snuggled in bed with my stocking cap on.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Extra Goodies Added to my Win

I won this beautiful fabric from Char at Cloth Stitched in January.  Click twice on the picture for a close up of the extra goodies included.....a beautiful scissor fob made by her daughter and a batik pinchusion made by Char.  They are both quite lovely.

Thanks Char!!

Dragon Threads Giveaway.................I WON!!!!

Judith Baker Montano's latest Book Fibre Art Montage

anddddd Goodies from her own stash!!
I just want to thank Dragon Threads  for having this great giveaway.  Go check out their blog. 

Cold in Texas!!!

Since I rarely go outside anyway, it hasn't been tooooo bad for me.  It was 17 degrees this morning.  Texas has been using the rolling blackouts for about 15 minutes at a time.  I guess there was too big of a demand on the electricity.

My Mom is 90 and pretty cold natured anyway, so she wasn't too happy about the blackouts.  She and her neighbor timed theirs and it lasted 45 minutes.  She let the electric company know all about it.....giggle.

Good thing is Big Mick cooked a pot of Chili............hmmmmmm good.

Everyone stay as warm as possible out there.

Awesome Giveaway.... Pig Tales and Quilts .  Hop over and check it out.  You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Prayer Request for Jenny of Elefantz

Jenny of Elefantz is requesting prayer for the cyclone that is headed her way.
Please join with me in prayer for her safety and the people being affected by this horrible storm.

See you later Garfield!

Garfield belonged to my daughter Shelley and my oldest granddaughter Isla, but
was loved by many.  He stayed with us for 6 months and Big Mickie cried when he and his buddy Lady (dog) went back to Shelley's house.

Shelley got Lady from a rescue place and Garfield was a neighbor cat that adopted Lady.  What a pair!

We'll miss you Garfield.  Have fun in Kitty Heaven!


I found this video posted on Geninne's Art Blog .  I really loved this calming video.  It ALMOST made me want to go clean my house.......almost.

Hop over to Geninne's Art Blog and check it out.  She is an excellent artist, and I love looking at all of her birdies.