Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tai Kwon Dakota

My one and only Grandson
Dakota Isaac
9 years old
You go Dakota!!
And now the other side of the coin...Yikes


A Little More Halloween....

This was too cute to pass up.  I saw Connie's at Free Motion by the River and had to have one as well.  The pattern she used was for a postcard.  You can find the pattern under Tutorials at Quilted Delights
Thanks gals at both blogs for some fast paper-piecing fun! 
I practiced a little free-motion quilting of my own on this one.

Only 5 more hours to VOTE!!!...giggle

Yes, I'm still hopinig to win.  Second place is closing in on me.  I just want to thank everyone who has already voted for me.  I know you guys and gals will be glad to see an end to this quilt...giggle.

To vote for me click on 
My quilt is the Sew Spooky Halloween quilt number ‘3. Billie’
Scroll down until you see the large photos of our projects.
Keep scrolling to the smaller pictures.
I’m ‘3. Billie’
There will be a small yellow star with the word vote next to it.
Just click on the word vote.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Corrections made to post....

I made some corrections to my  October 25 post.  Nothing life shattering, just a correction.  Scroll down to the Red letters.....giggle.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

FMQ Challenge

Click on the picture to make it larger.
(at your own risk..:))
Free-motion quilting Challenge

Friday, October 26, 2012

We have a WINNER!

Congratulations to JoyceLM!
She's the lucky winner of last Saturday's giveaway.
Thanks to every one who entered.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

BLOCKBASE SAL...Not...How Far Will You Go? QAL

Block 2
All through except resewing it....giggle.  You can see the cream was too short to cover the little blue on the right.  Maybe if I finish the QAL, I'll redo this later....grin....or maybe not.
 BlockBase Sew Along Blog Badge

Edited:  to change Title and Button

I titled this post How Far Will You Go QAL??
This block 2 is actually for my BLOCKBASE SAL.
Jenny posted a comment about sewing along with her.  I answered about how far behind I was with  the How Far Will You go QAL. 
Then I hopped over to her blog to see her blocks, and found she was following the BLOCKBASE SAL.  Geez am I all messed up.....giggle.  What can I do but laugh??
I must have way too many QALs going on at the same time.  I can't even keep them straight.
I actually do have concentration problems, and I think old age is making them worse.
Such is life!  We all have something to deal with.
Thursday Linky
Applique Thursdays
I think I'm going to take a blog break and maybe a sewing break.  Big Mick bought me a new TV for an early Birthday Present.  Think I'll chill out and watch some movies!
I'll post the winner of last Saturday's giveaway sometime tomorrow or Saturday if I don't forget:).
Welcome to my new followers!!  Hope you have some fun.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Texas Tenors

Thank you Barb!

How Far Can You Go QAL?

Block 7
This one kicked my booty!!  The inside square is not square.  At that point, I should have started over.  Did I? NO!!  How dumb is that!  It's finished and that is that....phew!!
How Far Will You Go? QAL
Weekly Linkys in case I don't get back.....:)
Boms Away
Sew Happy Geek
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Applique Thursdays

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wow....Over 200 Followers.... my email followers.
That calls for a giveaway to say Thank You!!
These are Windham Fabrics called Seville by Whistler Studios.
Just leave a happy comment, and make sure I can reach you.
I'll try to remember to pick a winner on or about next Friday.
Look what I found in my mailbox.
Thank you Angie!  I won this from Angie at A Quilting Reader's Garden 
For any new followers, Angie host "Applique Thursday," and is responsible for prodding me into finishing my applique blocks.....giggle.
Applique Thursdays
She has another giveaway in progress right now.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late.... (Applique Thursday)

for a very important date.  Yes, Applique Thursday and it's Friday.
Here is my new applique project.  Yep...just a little applique at the top.  I'm hoping to make a couple of these for Christmas.  I'm NOT saying what year.
Hop over to Angie's for Applique Thursday on this bright, happy Friday :)
Applique Thursdays

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How Far Will You Go QAL??

Block 6
I need to finish two more of these.  I'm still way behind on this QAL, but I'm loving these blocks.
How Far Will You Go? QAL
There is still time to join!
Here are some linkys for this week.
Boms Away
Sew Happy Geek
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Applique Thursdays

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Awesome Autumn.....It's Time to Vote!

Sew Spooky
It's Time to Vote!
over at
for your favorite Awesome Autumn Quilt.
Pick me!!!!
(grinning, waving my hands in the air with fingers crossed)
No Comments needed....Just click on Vote under the quilt you pick.
I'm number 3. Sew Spooky


Block 1
The Blockbase SAL
BlockBase Sew Along Blog Badge

An Oh So Sweet Win!!!

Look what my friend BJ at New Girl News and I won from Jenny at Jenny of Elefantz
This is even cuter in person Jenny! 
Thanks so much.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How Far Will You Go? QAL and Linkys

Block 5
I still have to make one more of block 5.
How Far Will You Go? QAL
I hope to et this made for Thanksgiving.  This poor turkey is so cute.
More Linkys
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Applique Thursdays
Have a great weekend.  See you guys and gals on Monday!

2012 Christma Quilt Show

Michele Hester of Quilting-Tutorials is having a
2012 Christmas Quilt Show

Birds of Paradise - a Must See


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How Far Will You Go QAL? and a Sandwich.....

Block 4
Wow.....I going to have to take a nap after that one.....:)
How Far Will You Go? QAL
Mick's lunch looks so colorful.
Go float down the River with Connie and check out her Linky.
The weather is still pleasant in Texas, but it's starting to warm up a little.
Hope everyone is having a fun day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

I Just Read a Wonderful Post.....

from Dayle at A Little of This and That about Fear Not being of God.  We know that, but I myself sometimes forget the things in this wonderful message.

It's another must read guys and gals.

How Far Will You Go QAL?, A Vistor, and Linkys

Block 3
A Vistor
Monday Linkys
Boms Away
Sew Happy Geek
Hope everyone had a great weekend!