Monday, March 31, 2008

out like a lion

Well March is going out like a lion in our neck of the woods, 6 inches of snow today is my guess. The kids were home from school and I didn't leave the farm. My MIL put her car in the ditch first thing this morning and had to call a tow truck. I enjoyed the day in my studio quilting other people's quilts. Well I did take a nap in the middle of the day, I think I had food poisoning and that slowed me down a lot! I am feeling much better tonight so tomorrow should be a wonderful day. I am working on getting the back log of other people's quilts done this week. 4 down today and 7 or 8 to go. I really want to work on my own stuff or charity so I might sneak one of them in the mix sometime soon. I hope April is better weather wise than March was.........

Josh's quilt

Josh got a new quilt for his new room we did in the basement. He moved out of his brother's room before Christmas, into a corner in the basement. (they just couldn't live together any more!) It's not a fancy room but it's his own space and he's a teenage boy, he don't really notice fancy things. I didn't know what his favorite color was until last's purple! I traded these blocks with Stashbuilder's Internet group and I am really impressed with the quality of the swap. (thanks ladies!) My mom did the binding and traded blocks also so I would have enough to make a good size quilt. It will look great in his purple black and white room. I also made pillow cases and a valance to match.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Heart Strings Pink Project #4

My mom finished the binding on Pink Project #4 last night just in time for a friend of mine to take it home to her mom. Her mom has breast cancer and is taking kemo. She told me last night she has two more treatments then its on to radiation. I made my friend cry when I gave it to her, she loved the quilt and is sure her mom will love it too. I am so thankful every time I look at these pink quilts for the ladies who sewed the blocks and quilt tops, they are making a difference in strangers lives.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

machine quilting

Today I am machine quilting. Well I've done three rows on the quilt in the frame shaky so I decided it was time to eat. Grilled cheese was quick so that's whats on the menu. I am getting behind on other people's quilts so that is what I will be doing the rest of the day. Talking to my mom on the phone, there is a fire across the highway from her house, they have called in two different fire departments to help and it keeps popping back up. She says there are no houses in the path so that's one good thing. Dinner she made is dried out on the table but I don't think the guys will care once they get back to the house to eat. Now she thinks its going two different directions. She is staying in the house out of the way of the firemen, I think that's a good plan. Well I think I will head back out to the studio to see what kind of trouble I can get in.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday night

Well it's been a long week. I have sewed a lot but I have nothing to show for it. I will post pic's when I get everything back from my mom. (the official binder) I worked the weekend, it was fun to watch all the hungover people come in the gas station for breakfast on their way home from O'Neill. I myself have never ventured up the road for the beer, drunks and cops just isn't my thang.....hehehe. I did enjoy dinner out last night with Kev and 3 kids, they were quite entertaining and we sat in the back corner so I didn't have to keep reminding them to keep the noise down. I'm trying to socialize them but they are teenagers so it is slow going. Sara is home now and complaining that her nose is 'acting up", guess she is coming down with the same thing Kev gave me that Josh gave him that Brad pretended he had.....

Monday, March 10, 2008


Life is interesting at our house when the goats are on the deck......or when I try to get them back in the pen.......or I leave one out cause I can't catch her......ugh! (every time I snapped the pick she looked down, guess she is shy or I'm just slow) Kevin finally tackled her on the hay pile and put her back in the pen with her new boyfriend. We're gonna have babies in August if everything goes as planned.

Row Robin

This is the first row robin completed in my Stashbuilders Yahoo Group. The top row is Lisa's and the bottom row is the one I added. She asked for scrappy, I tried to do like she did and have all different fabric's but in the end I had to repeat a few, (I don't have 60 different brights and 5 different reds in my stash) I'm very happy with the way it turned out and I hope she likes it. I got the next row in the mail today so now it's pink and black block time!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Evil Villain 101

Josh is an awesome Evil Villain instructor! He has received two 1st places for his speech and now he is on Varsity.(not bad for being a freshman!) Their speech team is 30 plus kids and the freshmen are awesome this year and they really like speech so I know they will have a great team next year when they all get some experience. Josh's speech was on how to be an Evil Villain, he is quite the comedian.........