Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow fence is working

My dear husband put up the snow fence this year and its working!  It's worked so well ... much of the state has been affected!!  Sorry snowmobilers and fans of snowy winters,,I am not going to ask him to take it down yet. Its been real nice for me & my car to get down the lane with out bucking snow drifts, not to mention the garage flooding from snow melt. The bad thing is ...I haven't got to wear my new coat or snowboots  and ,sigh,  and I was so excited to put them to use.  Oh well, Feb & March can still prove to be cold and snowy.  I also haven't been doing much sewing...OH, NO...and I do need to get  going on some projects. My stash pile has grown instead of shrinking like it normally does during the winter.  YIKES!  Best wishes to everyone in 2012

Friday, December 9, 2011

Handquilted Nine Patch

What a project this has been! I needed to use up scraps, so I put together a 70" x70" top. I  really don't why  I left it a square shape  (HMM ??)  but I did and then I started handquilting it ...  over a year ago. A thumb \hand issue put  handquilting on the back burner. Surgery fixed the problem, but the recovery took a long time. So with a new and improved  thumb  the UFO (unfinished  object)  made a reappearance. OH  happy day.. another UFO done! This would easily cover a twin bed, or make a great large couch quilt  or a good sized wall quilt. The hand quilting is cross-hatched over the center squares and the border is kind of a  half shell  pattern. If handquilting didn't take so long I would probably do more of it, but it's time consuming and  there's all this fabric in my sewing room calling my name. My next project... an outside wallhanging to replace the faded, tired looking one that's
hanging out there now. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Ruby Quilt for Ruby.

We have a special little friend  named Ruby, that we see once a year while on vacation .  This  bright, beautiful , energetic little girl is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  As of today, the chemo is doing its job and  lab reports are coming back good. So very thankful to hear that!!  As a quilter I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her, but  then the hunt began for the fabric that matched her personality.. Out of the blue... comes a line of fabric named Ruby!! Instantly I  knew it was meant for her.... bright ,  beautiful and energetic.  I couldn't have found a more perfect fit for this little girl. So Ruby gets to meet another Ruby. Her story can be found at  ..
Just win Ruby!

Monday, November 14, 2011

LaDeeDa Quilts: Fall sunset and sewing

LaDeeDa Quilts: Fall sunset and sewing: WOW !! I thought the world was coming to an end when I saw this sunset. Just a breath taking sight to see. Where I live it so flat .. we ...

Fall sunset and sewing

 WOW !! I thought the world was coming to an end when I saw this sunset. Just a breath taking sight to see. Where I live  it so flat .. we see the first rays of the sun rising  and then end the day with  beautiful colored sunsets. Its awesome to watch!

These are the latest master pieces I finished. I did a  super simple scrap quilt with SOME of my fabric scraps. (Didn't make a dent in the scrap pile, though). Then I had the itch to make something out of 50"s fabrics and  made this and a larger version of this. Its  fun to use fabrics I normally wouldn't pick. The good news ...for me , anyway, is both the scrappy and small 50"s quilt have found new homes and owners. I would like to try to get something added to my blog so those of you who are looking for a quilt can see what I have available, but ..... it all takes time and I  hate to admit it, (sigh)   I am not that good at computer stuff. Just keep checking back and maybe some day I'll figure it out!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

 The corn and beans are in the bins.. so officially  harvest  is done. These are a couple of pics taken from the inside  of a bin and this is what the outside of the dryer looked like a couple of weeks into corn harvest. All the red is what I call bees wings... very small red fluff that comes from the cob. This stuff is like snow, piling up on everything and coating the ground with red drifts . The slightest puff of air will make this blow around... finding its way into any little crack..Hold your breathe and shut your eyes is best advice  given when turning on the air or heater for the first few times in our farm trucks.

Hubby has started working ground--better known as "ripping".  I love the smell of freshly turned soil...such clean  smell.Fertilizer and anhydrous is  also be applied to the soil.... and so the  next phase of farm work continues.  My gardens cleared off...I have some seeds to gather and bulbs to dig.. and then off to my sewing room... I can hear it calling my name..
 But...first I think I'll go outside and enjoy this beautiful fall day .

Monday, September 12, 2011

28 # watermelon

 As Robin  would say "HOLY WATERMELON BATMAN!"   I can't believe this watermelon grew in my garden. It weighs in at a whopping 28 pounds.  I cut it open thinking it wouldn't be so good, but to my surprise its solid, very sweet and so juicy. The good news is there's 3 more of these still growing in the garden so there's plenty to share with friends & family. 

 Calling all fishermen...I recently finished another kids quilt -- ABC-Go Fish,  is the perfect  size for that  special little girl or boy. ABC & fish fabric make it a fun little quilt to look at and to snuggle under when lake winds turn chilly.