Friday, December 31, 2010

UFO Challenge 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011
I finished my February Grab Bag Tablerunner at Quilt Camp!

MORE about Quilt Camp later!
Sunday, January 31, 2011
This is my Critter's Quilt top. It's as done as I'm going to get it for now. I have all the trees, leaves, and animals ready to go for the border, but I just don't know if I want the quilt exactly like the original. So, it's going to hang on my design wall, until it "tells" me what it wants. :)
Ready for February!

Saturday, January 1, 2011
UFO Challenge 2011 January Pick is....#6. I've been working on this quilt for about 8 years! It is probably the one that I wanted to work on the least...which is good. Maybe I can finally get it done and it won't haunt me. I have to take this:

and make it look like this:

Friday, December 31st

I've joined the UFO Challenge 2011! I won't tell just how many UFO's I have, but needless to say that doing just finishing 12 a year....I'll be part of a club like this for at least 6 years....or more. In this challenge, we number our UFO's 1-12 and Judy will draw a number and that is the project we work on. I'm looking to finish a lot of quilt tops! I have soooo many started. Working at Erica's, it's really hard to stay on task. So many things pass by my desk that I want to make that I can't wait to start the next project before finishing the others. Wish me luck!

UFO Challenge 2011

1. Charlotte's Garden
2. Rancher's Daughter
3. Bali Circles Quilt
4. S&W Butterfly Quilt
5. 2 Quilted Bags/October Wall Hanging
6. The Critter's Quilt
7. Erica's Sampler Quilt
8. Basket Quilt
9. RWB/American Primer Disappearing 9 Patch/Crazy 9 Patch
10. Tablerunner Grab Bag/Happy Hour
11. Flag Wall Hanging/Paper Doll Quilt
12. Ben's Quilt Completed

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It's that time of year. Time for presents and treats. Time for trees and tinsel...and least at Marcia's house. Her trees are pretty. It's also a special time to remember those no longer with us. My parents, my daughter, my favorite uncle...dear friends. I miss you much. It's also a time to reflect on the past year. So many wonderful memories with family, the BOYS and a wonderful vacation with friends. Some not so wonderful, like the loss of a friendship. Anyway...this is a favorite Christmas photo of my cousin's grandson, Johnny.

Friday, December 3, 2010

No Title

No title for this's been too long and life to hectic to think of a topic. Just random pics of my life during the last month.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little Dresses

A few members of the Michiana Sewing B met to make Little Dresses for Africa and Haiti tonight. We were bumped from our original building, but Darlene graciously opened her home for us to sew. Some sewed, some measured, some cut, some ironed...we all ate.

Thanks to the ladies of the "B", Erica's Craft and Sewing and of Michiana Community Church of God, we have 55+ dresses to be shipped next week. Good job ladies!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

September? Mid October?

The last few weeks have went by in a flash. A last minute trip to Kentucky with Marcia and the boys, a Tennesse Vacation with friends,

a quilt shop hopping (with a stop at a cup cake store! I had diet Coke),

TWO Apple Festivals,

quilt camp,

lots of sewing and sewing b's,

Bill and Amy were here from Florida,

apple picking with the boys

...and of course, work. I may never catch up at work....shelves are piled high with new stuff and now I get to post about new stuff on Erica's Facebook Page.
I thought life may slow down for a while, but looking at the calendar...I don't think so!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Too Fast

Someone told me the other day that Life is Like a Toliet Paper Roll...the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. Boy is that the truth. It seems that I am spinning my wheels and not gettin' anywhere.

I've been working on the "quick project" for the Club that is starting at the store in January. AND it really would be a "quick project", if I wasn't the one doing it. My attention span has really diminished and the older I get the more easily distracted I am. about that! I was writing this...walked away and started sewing. Came back to shut off the computer and found that I hadn't finished this entry! Told you I was easily distracted! is the project, without the borders. I hope to get to those tonight!

Caleb came to play this week. He spent Tuesday night. I woke up in the middle of the night to find him sitting up in bed. I asked what he was doing? He said, "Just sittin'". Silly boy! We took him to Cracker Barrel for breakfast then a stop at Wal-Mart. He liked the big blow up chair.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Miracle Happened!

Our friend's mother went into the hospital for knee surgery earlier this week. The family was told to come in and say their good-byes. Jenny and Jonathan asked for prayer for their mother. And people responded with lots of prayer, not only for the mother, but for her husband and children. After bedside prayers, the mother began to respond. Today her DIL posted the following:

They were able to take out her breathing tube this morning. She was even trying to take it out herself! :) She can move her arms and she can talk in a whisper. They think that she may be starting some physical ther. this afternoon. It also looks like they will be moving her out of the ICU and into a regular room. We still have a long way to go but this is a huge improvement from what we have seen.

We give God all the glory and praise. Thank you, Jesus.

Now for quilting:

Last night was the Blair Hill's Sew B.
We only had 4, but it was very nice. Darlene, Kristie and I pretty much sat and talked....we did do a little work. Marcia got the borders on her quilt!

Kristie brought 3 quilts to share:

I finished one of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle tops. This is the Leap of Faith quilt. I'm also going to make one in blue with rounded corners. Cathy M and I will start teaching this class after the first of the year. I think the class will be held for 6 months on the third Wednesday. If you are in the South Bend, IN area..we'd love to have you join us!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cake first...then lunch!

Today was a special was BJ's 29th Birthday! He chose Ginos East Pizza for his birthday lunch. We met him there after church. Denver, Marcia and the Boys too. As a special treat...we ate the cake as an appetizer while we waited for the pizza. The boys actually had 2 pieces of before and one after the pizza! Ben was a little hyper! It was a nice lunch and BJ had plenty of help opening his gift!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ben was off to school for his first day of Kindergarten yesterday. He was sooooo excited. I can't believe how the time has flown by....and how big he is!

The night before was a meet and greet at his school and I was privileged to go with him.

He found his mailbox!

AND...he showed me the fish with the WHITE FEATHERS! Good luck Ben! AND remember, you must learn AT LEAST one new thing a day. I'm going to ask you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A long week...and now Ben.

It's been a long stressful week. Doctors, tests and stress. Ben was a nice diversion. We went shopping and bought a little craft "band saw" that he used to cut up a puzzle out of foam board and we finally bought the movie "Astro Boy". Swimming, painting, miniature golf and a stop for STRAWBERRY Ice Cream. We had lots of huggin' and lovin' going the point last night when he told me: "I've had enough kissin'". Then he kissed my hand once more.