Monday, May 28, 2012

Design Wall Monday–May 28, 2012

Not much has changed around here.  Other than things falling off my design wall and me putting them back up, I think it’s pretty much the same.


It was a busy week for me what with getting back from Quilt Market in Kansas City and getting ready for a lecture and workshop for Nite Owl Quilters guild.  Hopefully I can get a little sewing in before I leave for a family visit to the Portland, OR area next Friday. 

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times Blog



Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Nite Owl Quilters Guild

I've just about finished packing up all the quilts and bags for tonight’s lecture in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  If you’re in the area I’d love for you to come and see my little song and dance routine.  Here’s a link to The Nite Owl Quilters Guild website

In the mean time I thought I’d share a photograph I took yesterday while driving home. 


The picture doesn’t do the Jacaranda Trees justice.  The colors is a vibrant lavender/purple.  Although absolutely beautiful on the trees, they make quite a mess as they fall to the ground. 



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Playing with Stripes–Part 2

I spent a little time un-sewing and re-sewing yesterday.  Here’s how the blocks look now.


They’re looking better now.  I’m going to pick up more fabric tonight so that I can make more blocks.  Stay tuned.



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Playing With Stripes - Part 1

The other day I was looking at a Hidden Wells quilt that I made a number of years ago for my daughter Shelli.  It’s usually on her bed at home but I borrow every once in a while to use as part of one of my lectures, so it’s currently in my possession.  I’m going to be making another one again this summer when I get together with a group of friends in Las Vegas.

Shelli Hidden Wells

This time I thought it might be fun to make it the lazy way by using a striped fabric.  I’ve purchased  four different stripes to play with,.


I’m playing with the top one first.  The stripe has a very wide repeat so it’s turning out different than a regular Hidden Wells, but it’s still interesting and has promise.


So far these are a few of the blocks I’ve made.


The two on the right are sewn together correctly while the two on the left look more like Kaleidoscope blocks (because I sewed them together backwards Sad smile.  I may take them apart and sew them back together and see how that works.  In the mean time I will continue to play and try some of the other stripes. 



Monday, May 21, 2012

Design Wall Monday–May 21, 2012

Not much has changed on my design wall lately.  Here’s is my Millennium Star with some fabrics up there in the audition faze.  I’m not “in love” with the borders but I’ll think of something.

Design Wall 52112To see what other have on their wall, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Design Wall Monday–May 14, 2012

I have been very, very busy but unfortunately not with a lot of sewing.  However, I finally got to take a workshop from Peggy Martin last Thursday and by golly I got to sew for the entire day.  Whoo Hoo!  I’ve been want to take a workshop from her for a long time but the timing just never seemed to work out. 

The points aren’t sewn together yet but they at least made it to my design wall.

Millenium Star

Hopefully I’ll get it sewn together this week.  To see what others have on their design wall, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times



Friday, May 4, 2012

friday funny- out of the mouths of babes

I couldn’t help myself……………………I just had to steal borrow this from Lissa at  Have a great day.  Before we get to Lissa’s great post here’s a photo, just because a blog post needs a photo.  BTW, this was right before WWIII broke out.  Molly (on the left) was being mean to poor Lucy. 
Molly and Lucy





I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'  
On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents ..'
A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone.. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now She's hitting the bottle.
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'  
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report. My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'  
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked.
'It sure is,' I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'  
A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.'
'And why not, darling?'
'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.'
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Father, and unto the Son, and into the hole he goes.' (I want this line used at my funeral!) 
A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out.
'What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

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