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!!

Monday, October 24, 2011


I finished some background blocks for my Cobblestone Lane BOM.

Don't forget to check out Judy's Design Wall Monday at Patch Work Times and BOMs Away at Lynette's What a Hoot!

Let's all have the best week ever!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Threads, Threads, and More Threads

Thank you to The Jolly Jabber that sponsored the giveaway.
I was the lucky winner of #3 the Connecting Threads Essential threads.  The colors are so bright and  yummy!!  I'm happily adding these threads to my Essential collection.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mystery Monday

Mystery Monday Step 5

Sherri at Little Bits of This & That has posted Step 5.  I think all the steps are still there if you want to play.  It is going to be a small table topper.

Blue MOOON.......a win.

I just want to thank Susan at Blue Moon River  for the thread giveaway!
Thanks Susan!!  Go check out her blog today and see her new and so cute furry!

Applique Thursday!

Block 6 of Snowbound

Hey Guys and Gals, I'm appliqueing on Applique Thursday...surprise!
No excuses today.

Hop over to Angie's at A Quilting Reader's Garden and check out her Cherry Tree.  It's coming along fine.  And don't forget to connect something 'applique' to Angie's Mr. Linky.  Dreams of applique count also.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Mailwoman has been visiting me.

I won this book at a giveaway on  Be Encouraged.  Go check out Liz's blog.  You'll enjoy it.
Thanks Liz!  I can't wait to read it.

I won the fat quarter and gifty on the right.  So cute!
Thanks Siv.  If you haven't already seen her quilty blog go check it out.  It's called Drommequilten.
Thanks to you a well Siv.

I've Died and Gone to Heaven....Bucket List is Complete....:))))))

What a night! We attended the Fire Relief Concert last night.....Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lyle Lovett, The Texas Tornadoes, Christopher Cross, The Dixie Checiks, Terri Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Asleep at the Wheel, Randy Rogers, Shawn Colvin.

It started with the Tickets on the floor.
Section 3 (right of center stage), row 9, seats 8 and 9.
With a trip to the Lone Star Lounge....giggle.
Strange fancy foods were free, beer $7.00 
Mick had at least 8 giant shrimps stuffed with something beefy
in the middle of the circle of the shrimp.

I'm still excited!

Date Night!

George Strait

Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett

The Texas Tornadoes with Shawn Sahms son of Doug Sahms.
He dedicated this to Doug and Freddy Fender.

These pictures are from and

I think over $500,000 was raised from the event.  A good time was had by all...especially me!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Slow Progress.....

Only 5 more of these andddddddddd

All this.....grin.

Go check out Design Wall Monday at Patch Work Times and BOM's Away at  What a Hoot! to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Applique oldy.

My one and only block from the Wee Village.  I made it to be included in a quilt for Margo.  I'm not sure if it ever made it into the quilt.  I knew absolutely nothing about applique.  I think the block is only ironed down....grin.....I'm not sure I knew to sew it in place.

I remember being really nervous!

Almost forgot.  Don't forget to go check out Angie's Owl again at A Quilting Readers Garden and post your applique old or new on Mr. Linky.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Moose on the Porch

Here's block 2.  I followed Konda's layout for the beige blocks.
It's still early in this quilt along.  Hop over to the Porch and join in.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stray Stitches - Giveaway!

Head over to Linda Gs at Stray Stitches and check out her giveaway.  Beautiful fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Have fun, but the fabric is mine...............:))

Okay Gals and Guys....

I'm up and running!!!!  Thanks to some lovely man talking in a foreign accent.  He was so patience with me.

My diagnoses message said:

Boot Test - Failed
Error Code - BIOHD3
Warning:  No active partitions.
It wouldn't reboot in safe mode either.

I found similar problems with this error code online using my very old HP computer with no resolutions offered.

At this point, to me this said my HD was fried.  Not so!!!............(I'm still jumping up and down with relief)

I have a HP SimpleSave External Drive in addition to my regular hard drive.  For some reason, my computer was trying to boot from the SimpleSave drive.  How or why is a mystery to me.  After over an hour of conversation maybe two hours and unpluggingssss and repluggingsss and rebootingsss, I was back in business.  (Don't you love my homemade jargon...hee hee)

I know better than to lose my hope, but I didn't get to sleep until 3 and had tried everything I knew to try.  I guess that's why we have techies.....Thank you Sean with the Indian dialect.  You are a sweetheart!


I have just offically freaked out.  My new computer has crashed.  It stopped recognizing my HD and I'm getting error message BIOHD3.  I'm using my old computer right now.  I'm suppose to click on F11 when I boot.  Does nothing!

I can still get emails on this old computer, but it's very slowwwwww.

Keep good thoughts for me. 

Monday, Monday

So many pieces to go.............sigh!

Don't forget to check BOMs Away at What a Hoot Quilts! 
and Design Wall Monday
at Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is doing this fine Monday morning.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quilting Gallery....................Voting has started.

I actually entered my first quilt at The Quilting Gallery
If you like it, go vote!

Applique Thursday and a Win....check it out

I won this mug rug and lapel glue from Kris at Farm Girl Transplant
It's the cutest thing.  Kris sent a note along that she made these rugs for her quilty friends to use at a retreat this weekend.  Thanks Kris!


Applique Thursday...NOT

I have tried to do this 'bonus' block two different times now.  I found myself just looking at it trying to figure out why I couldn't lay it out.  I went and checked out my original pattern and the background size is apparently different.  I've decided no bonus block for me.  I'll go back to the regular blocks next week.

Hop over to Angie's to see if everyone else did better on their Applique Thursday.  She's posted her Owl that she's working on.  Soooo cute!


Hope everyone had a nice day today!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why BillieBee.............that's the question.

Dawn from As Sweet as Cinnamon wanted to know how we chose the names for our blogs.

My isn't too well thought out.  My Name is Billie Beth and Mom often calls me Billie B.  So making it a little more quilty, I named it BillieBees adventures in quilting and the patchwork of my life.  Quilting is definitely a fun adventure, and the patchwork of my life.....ask God...He's the one sewing me back together.  Hope he doesn't run out of

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's alllllll about the Men this week!

Run over to Pigtales and Quilts and check out the Guy Quilters.
You can win dailey prizes for commenting and take the time to vote on their beautiful quilts.

Today Thearica is giving away a beautiful bowl handmade by her talented husband.

Happy Dancing at BillieBees!

Look what I won! from Gwenny Penny's
I'm so excited.  Thank you so much for the giveaway Gwen!!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Mystery Monday

Every Monday Sherri Falls is posting the next step in her Mystery Monday.
Click here to see the fun at Little Bits of This & That.


Also go check out BOMs Away at What a Hoot! and Design wall Monday at the Patchwork Times.
Both buttons are listed on the right side of my blog.
See what everyone else is doing this Monday.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Charming Chatter: "The Gap"

If you don't already read her blog, hop over and do so.  It's a wonderful post and I have nothing....grin.


Today I'm babysitting my Grand Dog Lucky.

She's nothing but a ball of energy.
(Crazy photo by Shelley)

Have a great day and stay out of the Gap.