Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Binding Coming Along

Last night was a great night! Hubby went back to work and i got started on the binding for the boys' quilts. Two quilts have the binding completed and the third has it sewn on the back, so this evening i will get the front sewn on and then work on getting the labels sewn on the back. Once that is complete, i can move on to squaring up my Swanky squares so i can start getting that quilt assembled.

I don't think i showed a pic of the below fabric that i purchased in Shipshewana, IN at the quilt store. I loved this fabric when it came out and why i didn't buy more variety to go with these two cuts i don't know, but that's ok, it will give me something to hunt for on my next shop-hop. I was thinking of just adding some white-on-white fabric and making a red, white and blue throw, but then i thought some yellow would be pretty with it also...what do you think? Have a great evening!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hi Everyone and thanks so much for the well-wishes for hubby! I'm so glad it is finally Friday and hubby is starting to feel better...it's been slow, but hopefully there is an end in sight!

So since he has been on the couch all day, every day, i haven't been able to do any sewing, so I've been cooking and cooking and cooking! He went several days only eating 1/2 a peanut butter sandwich and maybe 1/2 cup of cereal with milk, so once his appetite started coming back, i started feeding him.

The other day i came across a cake on Nancy No Blog Blogs and it sounded so yummy so i made it last night. We had it for lunch today with a dollop of cool whip and it was fabulous! It's called lemon lime cake. Here's a pic of the batter. Sorry i didn't take a pic when i was eating it :O) On the quilting side, the quilts for my 3 nephews came back from the quilter the other day and they look absolutely AWESOME!!!! I'm hoping to be able to do the binding for them this weekend since it's suppose to be a rainy weekend in my part of Ohio. I can't wait to give them their quilts and be able to post pics of them!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hello...sorry it's been a week since i posted but life has been crazy! If i could delete my previous post about "Life being back to normal" i so would! After i posted it, life was anything but "normal". My husband has been sick and didn't work the weekend...it's terrible when someone you love is sick and nothing can be done for them!!! He is scheduled to work tomorrow night and thursday night but there's no way he will be able to go back yet. I just hope and pray he's better soon.

So...since he didn't work this week-end i did absolutely no sewing or cutting or anything. I layed in the chair and napped, came in to my office and did some work and then took another nap. So this evening I decided i would get my strips cut and now i have begun the task of pinning them together. I'll spend the rest of the evening in the chair pinning. But in the meantime, here's a pic of my piles to be put together. I haven't even checked my email to respond to comments left on my previous posts and i apologize ... i will reply to you soon ... i promise! I hope Valerie from Pumpkin Patch Quilter received her package from my give-away and i hope she loves it!! I can't wait to see what she makes with it.

Well i hope everyone has a wonderful week and i'm not sure how soon i will be back to post.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Life Back to Normal

WHEW! It's Tuesday and hubby went back to work last night so i spent the evening doing some laundry and just relaxing! He was off for 17 days so needless to say i was ready for him to go back to work so i could spend some time sewing and just doing my own thing! So tonight i spent some time sewing my strips together and below is what the piles look like:
Hopefully later this week i can cut each strip in its 3 1/2" piece and begin sewing the blocks together. Since hubby works this weekend, maybe i'll actually get this quilt put together! That would be wonderful!

The boys quilts should be done at the quilters in the next week so i need to spend some time and get the binding made for them. Other than that, not a lot going on in Ohio...the weather has been cooler than normal which is nice and tomorrow it's suppose to rain.

Have a great week!

Monday, July 13, 2009


WINNER ... WINNER ... WINNER I used Random.Org to generate a number for my 100th post giveaway and the winner is # 81 ... who just happens to be ... Valerie from Pumpkin Patch Quilter. Congratulations Valerie!!! Please email me your address and I'll get the goodies in the mail!

Besides the giveaway I have nothing new to report...we were on vacation last week so we were at the lake and then spent 3 days down in Amish Country on the motorcycles. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time with our friends! Retirement is sure looking good after last week ... and i only have 23 years before i can retire ... UGH!

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!