Thursday, February 25, 2010

HELLO?

DO THESE SHOES MATCH MY OUTFIT? Good because I am wearing them...it is one of those mornings when you need something OUTRAGEOUS to look at...and I am off to town...yes in these shoes! One nice thing I have found about aging is you don't care as much about the stares people give you!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

TABLE TOPPERS

This is the original wall hanging/table topper I designed with red and yellow. It was so bright and cheerful, however, Quick Quilts wanted a pastel-spring version. When they asked if I could do it in pastels I thought to myself...."NO!" But when they sent my the beautiful pastel fabrics called, Nana's Garden by Arlene Neely of Rabbits Haven for Red Rooster, I couldn't resist.
This is the Spring, pastel version and it is SO DARN CUTE. Go look for those fabrics at your local store! ~~~Only 25 days until the first day of SPRING!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SOME PROFOUND WORDS

How to survive a Minnesota winter.
This list was given by an older woman to a younger women who had just moved to Minnesota with her husband to start their first job after being in Arizona for grad school. I thought it applied to any who live in long winters....and then to everyone else.
1. Laugh and smile at least once every day
2. Learn something new. Marjorie Hinckley said, “Develop intellectual curiosity.”
3. Get adequate rest even if you have to give up something else and take a nap. Five hours a night is not enough.
4. Exercise enough to sweat….not necessarily to loose weight.
5. Feed your body with healthy food
6. Feed your spirit with healthy words
7. Count your blessings often. Keep a blessing journal and write things down. Sometimes we ignore the small things.
8. Offer a daily prayer with real intent.
9. Find something you were meant to do here on earth and do it. Pursue it and find joy in it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

MY SON'S BIRTHDAY QUILT

For my son's 30th birthday (wow, where did that time go?) I made him a queen size quilt for his bed. It is all dark, blues, greens, browns and black.
The crazy part is I didn't have to buy any fabric except the borders and the back. The borders cost as much as the back, as I got the backing piece 50% off....boy I love that! The best part is while you are sewing for someone else, you think about them all the time you are sewing! My son is a great person, very personable, very friendly, very talented and is cute with his kids....LOVE YOU SON!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WOMEN ARE FLEXIBLE

My friend emailed me this and I laughed so hard....it is true, women are flexible!
Women are angels
and when someone breaks our wings
we simply continue to fly...
on a broomstick
because
WOMEN ARE FLEXIBLE!
~~~
What do you think?

Monday, February 15, 2010

I AM BACK

My sister and I went to two quilt shops.... and I bought CREAM and tan...I am really into those fabrics. When I see them I have to have some!
Then I found this darling print with all these cute animals and I had to have it....I don't even have a little boy to sew it for...
This round fat elephant;
And this skinny alligator is why I bought this piece. They made me smile!!!
"Oh Boy!" is right!
My sister is making a yo-yo throw for her bed and it is getting pretty big.

Monday, February 8, 2010

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HERE I COME

Please notice the tape....I have this picture taped on the wall above my computer...year round, but it is especially nice to see during the winter. I don't necessarily like to be in the salt water, but I like to go to the beach and be in the sunshine. I love the little beach cities in Southern California, Newport, Balboa, Laguna Beach...Catalina....and I am happy to say I am going to see my sister for a few (too few actually) days this week. I must be back for the 14th as it is my son's 30th birthday and we are having a big family dinner party. But, a few days in the sun will sure cheer me up! (Hopefully there will be sun...they have had a lot of rain.) Either way, rain or shine, it will be green, plus there are a few new quilt shops we need to visit! Good thing I don't need to try to fit into a swimming suit or get a tan! Age does have a few advantages!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

VALENTINE GIVE AWAY

Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I thought I would have a Valentine's Day give away. I always wonder who is going to win the give away.....it would be so nice for everyone to receive a "give away" gift.
But I know it it not possible so I decided my daughter would be the winner. Congratulations Holly, you are the winner of my Valentine's give away....thanks everyone for stopping by! I hope you have something to sew for Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

WINTER ENTERTAINMENT

Most winters we put a puzzle on to help keep us entertained during these long cold nights. We usually do one that has 1000 pieces.
This is what it is suppose to look like...it was just about as difficult as any we have done. Does anyone do puzzles anymore?