Monday, February 25, 2008

What's new???

I know, I promised some quilty pics and updates to be posted about a week ago. I'm terribly sorry, time is just flying by before I get a chance to post. Let's see if I can catch up on everything now...

First of all, I want to thank the ladies that sent me blocks for a quilt for a Union University Tornado victim. I have 5 blocks (and coordinating squares). Only 15 more to go...

We have a new online retailer carrying my patterns. I'm sure you are all familiar with the Fat Quarter Shop. If not, be sure to pay them a visit.

Also I've been using the wonderful Leaders and Enders method to work on the kit I got from Lazy Mazy's.

My church sewing guild has been working on a quilt to donate for an auction. The colors are so vibrant. It will be great to see how it looks when all put together.

I made a Bingo block for the next quilt guild meeting.

Here are two leaf blocks that will be used in one (or maybe two) quilts to be raffled off at our retreat in the fall.

I made some Wrapped Candy blocks for Melinda to make another adorable candy quilt.

Took a field trip to Arkansas last week to a quilt store that is closing down. I picked up some random goodies. Gentry came along and was so good. He also got a little sleepy on the ride up.

Hailey's quilt is coming along slowly, but surely. I can't show too much here as it is a surprise for her and she likes to check out my blog.

My new quilt/pattern has become the "turtle" in my life...slow and steady wins the race. I wanted to give you a very tiny sneak peek. I have altered the image just a bit though so that the final results will be a surprise. There are a lot of colors and fabrics in this quilt!

Tonight I need to work on a new QOYO block. It looks easy, just need to decide on the fabric choices and placement.

I know I've been working on more than that, but I honestly can't recall what all it may have been? This weekend will be the Farm & Gin show and I haven't made anything else for it, yet. And Friday night is one of the favorite church activities for hubby and I. It is the Low Country Boil and Hoedown. Now, we never dance, just watch the others. But the shrimp and other fixin's are just too wonderful to pass up.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sassy Sixteen Opportunity to Help

Look at this Christmas Sassy Sixteen made by my dear friend, Marge! Thank you, Marge, for letting me post it, it is wonderful!

I have an opportunity to help for anyone who is interested. As some of you might know, we had quite a bit of damaging weather here last week. One of the places hit by a tornado was a local college dorm. Lots of students lost everything. My guild is determined to make a dozen quilts, minimum, for them. Any of you who have my pattern, if you would like to help, it would be great if you could make a Sassy Sixteen block from eight different jewel tones fabrics and send eight 3 1/2" squares, one from each of the same fabrics used in the block, we'd be happy to piece the top and finish the quilt. Just let me know (so I can send you my address) and have them in the mail by next Tuesday. I'm swamped in my day to day life and I know that many of you are too, but I thought maybe if some of us could make just a block or two, that it might not be too bad.Thanks so much!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lizard Salad & Tagged

Most of you have no idea how clever my son, Gentry, can be around the house. I'm always finding new things that he has reorganized or moved to fit his idea of "pleasing". Usually, it consists of stacking things, grouping similar objects, etc. They serve as tiny little surprises to find around the house that can let one, little by little, into the creative (and OCD) frame of mind of my son. He never points out his little creations, as he does them more on impulse than for attention. Imagine my surprise the other night when cooking dinner to turn around and find my salad had be altered...

I've also been Tagged by Jan:


1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

7 Random Facts About Me:

1. I have lived in 6 different states from coast to coast.

2. I have moved 19 times in my life.
3. I attended 10 different schools before graduating HS.
4. I dislike mayo, mustard, vinegar and sour cream.
5. I can only eat two bites of cheese cake because it is too rich.
6. I prefer hard fudge over soft.
7. I belong to two guilds (PUP's, Pickin' Up the Pieces, Quilt Guild and Advent Sewing Guild)

7 People I'm tagging:

3. Anne
6. Pat

I know I haven't been around much. I've been super busy!!! But, I promise, before the week is out to post some quilty pics of what I've been up to.