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The more I learn about quilting, the more I like it. I grew up in Southern California but have lived in Missouri a bit longer now. Mother of two young men Grandmother to adorable girls.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I need sewing time, Please!!!

I find that working 5-6 days a week, just cuts into my sewing time. So I have made a deal with myself to sew on certain nights. I believe if I stick to my plan I will have time to finish project and start a few fun ones too.
I do not know how the ladies in my quilt guild work and have time to sew as many things as they do.
I can say I still am working on my Jan Patek applique quilt, working in stitches on my lunch hour. I see myself completed with it by 2015 at the rate I am going. Well that works for me!!

I can not believe 2010 is almost away and I will have a new year of quilting. UFO's here I come.....

Friday, November 19, 2010


I was at my guild meeting in October and Jenny showed us how to use a dresden plate ruler tool to make a quilt
Turkey , you can view her Tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHBW_VbX6QY&feature=player_embedded#!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pink Pink Pink

I have not been very faithful with blogging lately. Well when have I!!
I admit I have not been sewing much either.
I am in the middle of a Turkey wall hanging, 3 quilts and I now have another quilt I will start
at my Friday night sew. I must say one thing that has me busy, is my Jan Patek applique quilt.
OK, Jan ....you are kicking my butt. Yes, you have challenged me.

Here is an update in a nutshell.

1) Moving, Stuff is everywhere.
2) Start up of a new Quilt Guild, not too much time but it all adds up
3) I am between homes and going out with friends is fun, ah the life of
    a wantabee party girls is crazy!
4) Donation and volunteer time is a good way to share yourself
5) Did I say moving, I can not believe how much fabric/ sewing stuff I have
    I need a sewing room, a big sewing room. Is it bad when you have more
    fabric boxs then clothing boxes and where do I store all my sewing machines.
6) Work, why does the 8-5 job take up most of my day
7) Friends, I love my friends, some day they will all have one of my quilts.
8) I have a new grand daughter "Matilda", I finally was able to take her the
    baby quilt I made her.
9) I have finished all quilts for my grand daughters. Boy they should be warm this
     winter. I love my girls, can't blog and play at the same time.
10) I am utilizing my lunch hour a few days a week to applique, who does that?

Maybe I just need to make sure I update my quilting once a week.
I promise to post picture soon

Happy quilting

Below is a Donation quilt (picture is the quilt top) For the Northland Pet Pantry.
Which Jennifer won.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Annual Quilt Show was a hit

I entered three quilt items in the 2010 Lathrop Sew n Sews quilt show. There were over 90 quilts on display with so many beautiful entries. I had a hard time choosing which to  vote on. I loved the colors, patterns and designs. It amazes me to know the hours of love, sweat and tears the women place into making their work of art. Pauline and Wren were wonderful host, I give them a huge A+, great job girls.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My sweet little guy. As I sewed and sewed and sewed some more. He patiently waited for me and fell asleep. I was up until 11:30 last night sewing. I went by the library to pick up a quilt book I have been waiting to check out. Gizmo was fiesty when I got home, So tonight we took a break from sewing and I planted my flowers in my flower bed, while I waited for the laudry to dry. I need to plan a night to relax and just chill. So maybe tomorrow I can sit and plan my next quilt. I currenty have 3 cut out and ready to sew, But I need to plan a new project.

Happy Quilting.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Upcoming Quilt Show

My quilt guild " The Lathrop Sew N Sews" have their annual quilt show on July 31st. This year I have decided to be a bit bolder and enter 3 quilts. My halloween wall hanging, a Scrapy baby quilt and Kirsten's coin quilt. I have been working hard on three other quilts as well. Now I am of to go do some binding....go, go, go.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Quilt Retreat

I had a wonderful time with my quilt guild at the Feb 2010 retreat. I was able to complete this Butterfly Fling Stack Coin Quilt I have been talking about doing for a while. With the Demo I presented, two fellow quilters completed the raggy square quilts. The mystery quilt Judy put together was a really cool pattern. Everyone had fun with our gift exchange.