Monday, July 28, 2014

My Oldest UFO is Now Complete!!

Whoo!  Hoo!!  I cut the strips for this lap quilt oh, many, many years ago and they just sat around.  So last week, I decided they were taking up too much room and they needed a home!!  So . . .

Ta! Da!!  I love it!!  I was going to give it to my friend, Janet O. over at Rogue Quilter, but it turned out so bright and yummy that I decided to keep it for myself!!  Sorry Janet!!  ;-)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

God's Perfection is in Everything Around Us!!

A treat from my neighbor's garden!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday's Smile!!

As many of you may know, in the Etsy community, you can make what is called a Treasury.  It's fun because you pick a topic and then go hunting for items in different Etsy shops.

I am sharing my Treasury here, not so you will go buy anything, but to show you how much fun I had putting it together and to make you smile!!

Click on the image to see my newest Treasury - THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!!  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Many of you Know . . .

that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) are very involved in Geneology.  Well, on July 20-21, 2014 (a 24-hour period)

by participating in the Worldwide Indexing Event.  It is really fun to see the records of others being processed so that anyone can get online and find their own family members from the past. Click HERE to see more about the sussceessful 24-hour event!!  Maybe you participated!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Young New Quilter . . .

just finished her very first quilt!!

I have been teaching a couple of the young gals in my neighborhood how to quilt.  I think it is so important to have the wonderful tradition of quilting passed onto the younger generations.  And I am so fortunate to have these two young women ask me to pass down my love for quilt-making to them!!

This is Ashley ~

And her darling son, Simon!!  Mom said he was in a very serious mood this morning!!  LOL!!

And here is Ashley's quilt for a friend's baby.  She used a fleese, flannel and cotton for the squares.  Then, those little ribbon tabs at each edge are to clip a baby toy to, so that when the baby is having playtime with her toys on the quilt, they will stay close by.  I thought that was such a cool idea!!

She did EVERYTHING ~ cut the blocks, pieced the front, did the quilting on my Baby Lock Tiara, machine stitched the binding on and then hand-finished the binding and sewed the label on by hand.

The backing was a black and white gingham and of course, a label.  Ashley hand-stitched a buttonhole stitch around the label and it turned out darling!!

The next quilt Askley is going to do is a UFO of her Mother's that she wants to finish for her for Christmas.  Her Mom's eyesight is just not good enough to work on quilts anymore.  That will be a fun surprise for Mom as she has no idea Ashley is going to finish it for her.

Great job, Ashley!!  Your friend and her baby are going to LOVE this heirloom!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

And the Winner of the Patriotic Pincushion is . . .

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And that is Sandie over at crazy'boutquilts!!

Thank you all for playing along!!  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Slow Stitchin' Sunday!!

Yay, I finished my first Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block!!

And it has just made me excited about #2.  I have not given up on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt - it's coming along slow but sure!!  I will share pictures next Sunday!!  Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July and a Giveaway!!

This is such a special day for those of us that live here in the United States.  

And this video says it so well ~

Plus, as I was listening to the bombs bursting in air last night (Utah State University had their fireworks program) I made this little pincushion.  I thought it was so cute I wanted to share it with one of my sweet bloggy friends.  Click on the picture for better view.

This giveaway is open to everyone all over the world who loves living in the country they live in.  Just leave a comment telling me why you love your country!!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Christmas in July!!

I was going through my emails and one of my Dear Jane emails told of a first day of summer red FQ bundle giveaway on a blog.  Well, guess who won!!

But . . .   Here is what came in the mail all the way from the United Kingdom!!

Hmmmmmmm, I said.  Looks like more than a FQ Bundle!!

First, there was the FQ bundle with a couple of little butterflies!!  And these fabrics were designed in England!  How fun is that!!  My first English fabric!!

But then there was thread to go along with the FQs!!

And then there were more coordinating FQs!!

Finally was this darling card and when I opened the envelope, all these darling butterfly buttons spilled out of the envelope!!  Oh, Liz, you would love these little buttons!!

I want to thank Jacqui over at Buzzing of Bees for the so fun package!!  I don't think there are many things in life more enjoyable than getting a surprize package in the mail!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

We Had Some Early morning Excitment Right Next Door!!

My neighbors are elderly and Mr. S. had just gone outside to turn his early morning water on the lawn and he had moved around to the other side of his house.

Then all of a sudden I see police cars and other official-looking cars pull up to his house and in his driveway.  I thought, "oh no!!" Something has happened to Mr. S.

Then I heard a cloppity-clop-clop down the driveway and I looked out my window and saw all these guys running into Mr. S's backyard.

I ran for my camera, yanked the screen off the window and hung out trying to get a picture but was too late!

Here is what they were after ~

This picture is after the tranquizer dart had subdued this gorgeous tall, lanky, majestic animal!!  He had come down from the mountains.

Here is the story from the newspaper:

A young bull moose that made its way into Logan was tranquilized and moved this morning.
After receiving word at about 6:30 a.m. that the moose was in a neighborhood north of Adams Elementary, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Logan City Police Department and Cache County Sheriff’s Department responded and followed the animal for over an hour before DWR biologist Darren DeBloois was able to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart. The bull moose, which DeBloois estimated was two years old, collapsed in a parking strip along 100 East at about 670 North just before 8:15 a.m.
DeBloois said just last week he caught the same moose, which had a red tag in its ear, in a neighborhood in Perry and transported it to the Hardware Ranch area.
“It’s not very common (that a moose would again make its way into an urban area),” DeBloois said. “He probably got kicked off his mom.”
He estimated that the young bull weighed between 800 and 1,000 pounds. It took eight men to lift a tarp upon which the moose had been rolled to place it in a waiting horse trailer. DeBloois then administered the antidote, and within minutes the bull was on its feet.
During the pursuit — which at one point led to him being trapped between a chainlink fence and a metal shed — the moose injured his right antler and his left forefoot. It cleared several fences during the chase.
“These guys are pretty amazing, what they can hurdle,” DeBloois noted.
At one point, as the officers followed the moose, they spooked a deer from behind a house. After the moose was sedated, passers-by stopped to snap cell phone pictures and ask questions.
DeBloois said it was the first time he had been called to respond to a moose in Logan this summer. He said a veterinarian would examine the animal before it was released, probably high up Logan Canyon in the Sinks area, or possibly near Deseret Ranch in Rich County.
Ya just never know when your morning is going to start with a cloppity-clop-clop down the neighbor's driveway!!