Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Snow Block Has Arrived in St. George

This one is from Terry who lives in Indiana.  She said that since the snow folks were the stars of our quilts, she made a Snow Star, and she arrived safe and sound today!!
Is she darling or what!!  Thanks, Terry, I love her!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

to everyone that celebrates this day!!  And for those of you that don't officially celebrate it, I hope you have a happy peaceful day!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

I have so admired the hexie flowers that I have seen where the petals are "fussy cut," so I thought I would try to do one.  Wow!!  It is really hard to get those little fussy cut pieces centered!!  There must be a trick and I am hoping some of you that do the fussy cutting will share your tricks with me!!!  This was a flower that was totally out of my comfort zone!!

But I did get to use some of my hand-dyed fabric as the center!!  Woo! Hoo!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Snowing Snow People

I joined a small swap last month - only 13 swappers - and now the blocks are starting to arrive.  I thought you might like to see some of the creativity from the ladies who are members of this swap ~

 This one is Pat's - the eyes are made with the old-fahioned snaps!!  Ha! Ha!!  I didn't even know they made these snaps anymore but I am old enough to remember them!!

 This is Martha's snowman - she told us in her note that on the rare occations when there is enough snow to make a snowman, this is what he looks like within a few short hours of making him because of the intense Texas sunshine - pretty clever, huh!!

This is Rebecca's snowman - this little cutie has had a LOT of work put into all the embroidery done on him!!

Thank you, girls!!  Your blocks are wonderful and I LOVE them!!

And there are still another 9 snow people - including some possible snow babies (aka snowflakes) - coming, plus the one I am working on for the swap!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

So far, this is one of my favorites!!

And look what we have getting ready for Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Look at All This Gorgeous Fabric

from Barbara Brackman's new line called "Lately Arrived from London"

I am going to use it to make this quilt ~

This fabrics are soooooooooo beautiful and the hand on them is simply decadent!!!  I think I need a whole day to just touch each and run my fingers across all of it before starting to cut it up!!  :-))

One thing I found really interesting about this fabric - ~ it was made in Japan instead of China or some other third world country.  The quilt will measure 76" x 76" once finished!!

I also am working on a couple of things for my Secret Sister in the

but I can't show you until the Soiree is over!!  I am hoping she likes her gifties!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Charity Quilt Completed at the Last Minute

Oh, boy, I have been like many of you here is blogland - SICK!!  I finally went to the doctor last Tuesday and he said I had bronchitis and sent me home with antibiotics, an inhaler and codiene cough syrup!!  He also told me that if the tightness in my chest was not gone by tomorrow then I needed to go in for a chest ex-ray as he said it might be pneumonia and the antibiotics he gave me would not take care of any pneumonia.

So, I have been hanging low this past week but I had charity quilt for Church that needed to be finished by 6:30 lat night.  I was given the fabric to work with and it was the ugliest fabric in the world but I managed to make a pretty quilt quilt out of it by cutting off the tea pot border and cutting it all up in to 6 inch squares and adding a couple of borders.  It is a double/queen size so I couldn't get good pictures but here is a taste ~

It really did turn out quite well given what I had to work with and I contributed the border fabrics and enough of the red to do the back.  Just as I was smoothing out the back after folding it - the door bell rang!!  Whew!!  Finished just in the nick of time!!

Everyone enjoy your Sabbath Day!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


We Support Our American Troops!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ok, I Super Miss All of You and My Little Blog

and it only took two weeks!!

I have done a lot of thinking and praying these past two weeks.  I have also been very sick the past few days with a cold that put me down in bed for two days.  But today is a good day!!

Also, my older (only 2-1/2 years older) brother is in the hospital again!!  He was in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange.  When he started having problems with his body about 10 years ago, the VA mis-diagnosed the Agent Orange-induced diabetes and he has gone through so much in the past few years!!  He is such a man of faith and love and he inspires me daily!!  He is a computer geek to the 10th degree and he was sooooooooo excited when I started this blog.  In fact, he was my very first follower!!  How's that for a great big brother!!

He was also so excited when I started taking computer classes a few years ago and he kept telling me I could do it - even last night when I was chatting with him on the phone and telling him how hard learning PhotoShop was for me!!  Here he is in the hospital with a morphine drip, the pain is so intense, and he is cheering me on and telling me to hang in there - that I was smart enough to get through this class!!

I want to dedicate this post and my humble little blogging experience to him and thank him for being a great big brother!!  I didn't always think that way and now I am regretting all those years that we didn't stay in touch because I didn't want to!! Here is a picture I created in Photoshop and Greg, this is for you!!!

And thank you extra much for all you wonderful friends that were so concerned about me!!  Life is STILL way too big for me right now but my attitude about life is improving!!  Sometimes we need to step back and realize that if we are given big trials in life we are great enough to work through them as so many of us know - Heavenly Father will never give us more than we can handle!!

Thank you all for hanging in there with me!!!