Autumn song

Monday, January 28, 2008


I did a BIG No-no. I have been driving my husbands prize BMW for the last 6 weeks, while I waited for my new Mini to come across the pond. I have been so-o-o carefull not to park near other cars or hit the low front end of the bumper on a curb. Yesterday as I was parallel parking the car, I hit the curb with the wheel and scared the rim. A Full twelve inches! I couldn't think of anything else but the scar and having to tell him when I got home from church. If only the Car Gods had steered me away from that curb just 3 more days.
There was no shouting when I told him, but a really good lecture! I am still alive, but so-o-o-o sorry it happened!

Pablo BEEcasios Results for January

Do do you remember
these 12 items?

Each of the members of the Pablo Beecassos were each given these 12 items. The challenge was to use 9 of the 12, any way we like.
We could make anything! A wall hanging, a doll, a purse anything our minds could

Here are the results.

A Box
A Wall hanging

Another wall hanging
A Doll

A Purse

An another wall hanging

An another doll sitting in a window!

(See her diamond ring on her finger

Isn't it amazing how each "artist" used their items so differently?!?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Block of the Month Club Up Date

Quiltkeemosabe will be so-o-o-o proud of me!
The block below is block number 2 for the month of December.
(I forgot to post last month.)
It is named
"Nextdoor Neighbor"

Today Block 3 was handed out at our LQS.
I picked my block up today about 11am.
It is now 7:45pm,
and the block is complete.
This block is named
"Water Wheel"

Three blocks down..........Nine to go.
Hope I can stay ahead of the game.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Race is on......

As some of you know my son is engaged to a lovely young lady and the
date is set for September 20th, 2008.
This is the basket of fabric I have choosen to make them a
Wedding Quilt.

Here are the first sixteen blocks.

I chose this pattern after seeing it on Ms. Goodneedles design wall.

Hers was rendered in red prints, assorted greens, blues, grays.

I liked the layout because the blocks could be arranged to allow for a center block for their names and wedding dates.

And now I am on a time schedule!
The second weekend in February the staff of the local quilt shop where I work part time,
is going on a quilting retreat!
All of us from both store! So much fun ahead and sewing time
with no interruptions
maybe a glass of wine,
girl talk
and eating!
(That we don't have to cook or dishes to wash!)
My goal is to have ALL 60 blocks pieced and the center 16 1/2" square completed with the names , date and other designs embroidered
and ready to be
sewn together and borders added.
Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

January Challenge Down - June Challenge to go

Remember these 12 items I received at my first meeting with the Pablo BEEcasso meeting? I asked for help deciding what I could make them into. The challenge was to use 9 of the 12 items! We could make anything using them.

The Challenge is now complete.

This is the result !

What do you think?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Baby Smith

The young lady who does my nails is expecting in June. So during the month of December I made a baby quilt for the new "Smith" to be.
She and her husband are so excited.
This past Thursday I presented it to her. She, of course, was thrilled with the quilt.
Lan and my daughter are the same age, as is her brother Steven and my son. I have adopted her as another daughter. She and my daughter are so much alike in their likes, dislikes, thoughts and the way they look at life. I wish her and the "Baby Smith" much happiness.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

May 2008 bring you

prosperity, wealth,

good health