Thursday, November 20, 2014

My birthday?

No! Just "retail therapy" after a "surprise" hospital inspection! After our last inspection last month, we started to breathe again. Well, that was short lived-12----- yes 12----inspectors were at my hospital (Medicare) for the last 4 days! Can you say white gloves and flashlights? It was grueling.

What's a girl to do? Well, if you don't drink, eat sweets, swear ( maybe a little) or gamble----I guess it's off to JoAnns I go.....this is my loot ( minus a birthday, and a couple of Christmas presents)!

Is that not the cutest rick rack you have ever seen?


And this is for my favorite Dr.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014


My daughter moved in with 2 girlfriends in Carlsbad. I made her a reversible Halloween/ general table runner in late September! The girl's all loved it and have it on their dining room table.


When Amanda was over this last weekend, she asked me why she hadn't gotten her Thanksgiving/Christmas runner yet! I LOVED that question! Most times I think people just tolerate getting things from this crazy quilter.





Amanda also requested a green grocery bag holder for their kitchen. Yippee! I will make that in the next few days! That obviously requires a trip to get fabric!

This is the runner I made for our family room:



I also made a 5x8 pad holder for my bff, Susan:













Friday, November 14, 2014


I am putting stems and leaves on the bottom of the "Fall Quilt"in the last blog post. I was using freezer paper to turn the edges and iron the seam allowances down! I dropped the iron on my leg for a split second:


Be careful with your irons....they are HOT!


Long time no blogging.....


Ever since we "updated" my iPhone and iPad to the "newest" IOS last week, I had been unable to use Blogsy to write posts from my iPad. That wouldn't be so tragic if our home computer hadn't died as well. After much investigation and time, my wonderful husband was able to fix my iPad and iPhone, and then he went and bought me a new computer (he is a serious MAC guy, but I have to have IBM to support all my embroidery patterns on my Bernina), so he was forced to buy an IBM laptop. Then he took the time to transfer all my stuff from the old computer to the that guy!



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guess how many hexagons?

I have been working on these hexagon blocks (flowers?) for years. Each is from a different piece of Japanese fabric! I have no particular plan for these, but I am making some headway, and enjoying every bit of the process!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Raving Reviews

Made 2 things for my husband's trip:

#1--a pillowcase made for my husband's buddy, Paul, who is a Michigan graduate:

And I made a special fishing case for my husband. Now he keeps his gps and flashlight in it!



50th birthday quilt in a hurry

I don't know how it became so late for us to realize that our friend/coworker is having her 50th birthday, but we have 1week to make a quilt!

Luckily, I already had an idea and material in mind. The hard part was convincing Theresa that my quilt idea was THE one!

So far: using my accuquilt 4 1/2 inch HST die: