Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chalky and Co. workshop

Last night we went to a Chalky & Co. workshop at Rae-Bon Quilt Shop.  If you have never done any chalk painting - you NEED to !!  This was so much fun and Connie our instructor was just great !   I know several gals who are going to be painting anything they can get their hands on !!...
Looks like a very nice day here...... so I better get busy !!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NIce clean dogs !

Gus went to the groomer last week and Rollie went yesterday....... Now both the boys are nice and clean and smell so pretty !!  Aren't they handsome !!!     Looks like  a very nice day today !!! .... I am going to head outside and work.  Have a good day !!!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday............. May 10, 2017........ Looks like a nice day !

Been very busy around here.... have had "builder guys" here working .... fixing doors, building a new porch.... all kinds of jobs.  It will be a big boost to get these done... then back to my sorting and cleaning out. 
And I have been doing a little sewing here and there.
So this week it is baskets....


A bright happy summer basket....


Have a good day !!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dreary, cold day..........

Snow ???..... there was snow out there when I got up..... Brrrrrrrrrr.  We better not be going backwards in the weather. 


This is NEST...... a new quilt pattern...... no borders. just blocks.... It was fun to make.. went together very nice.  AND I quilted it on my Babylock Coronet.  This was the first large quilt I did on my Coronet... and I have to say I LOVE that quilting machine.  It is easy to operate..... and very sleek and quilts like a dream. The Coronet does not have any computer capabilities and that is one reason I like it.... I do free motion quilting and I am learning to use rulers... I just am tired of computers. and having to learn more computer stuff.  I have enough computer stuff on my embroidery machine... so this is GREAT... AND I am going to get all those quilts finished !! ........ok.... eventually !     I hope you are all having a good weekend...... and please leave me a comment if you read my blog.....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rainy Thursday

Rainy day........ normally I LOVE to nap on rainy days.... but I have a list of things to do today !
I am sewing and quilting and want to do a million other things............
I have lazy dogs laying here .......... they are not excited about going out in the rain either.....


Looks like Gus has the right idea...... sleep till the sun comes out.    My rhubarb is very happy it got some rain !...... I expect that I can pick it much earlier this year... maybe about 3 weeks.. and I can make a rhubarb dessert...... or just cook some rhubarb "sauce"...... So tell me....... what do you call a can of peaches.... when you open it and put it in a dish ?........... Peach SAUCE !!....... my husband and I have had that argument for years...... Peach sauce, Pear Sauce...... maybe we called it that because we put it in "sauce dishes"...... but... to me it will always be sauce.  What do you call it ????
Hope you have a good day !!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring is "flying" by....................

Took down the snowman quilt and hung up this one......  Looks much more like spring. 
Been busy in my projects.......... sewing and sorting...... sorting and sewing........


Not much to blog about at the moment.....
I will be back soon !!!





Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017


Another project....... there is just so much to do !   I want to chalk paint  !  So I have been reading and researching different paints.... and I am using Annie Sloan's chalk paint and wax.  This is my very first piece. 
As I was going through some "stuff"... I found this board..  it is the hymn board from my old church.... this hung in the church for many years.  What makes this special is - my dad made this.  And when they left the old church building and build a new church... or course all the old stuff had to go.  They were good enough to give if back to my dad...... and like everything else.. we saved it !  But now I am glad to have this.. and I am going to chalk paint and find a place to hang it in my home. 
This is just the first coat of paint on it.... I will work on it again today.


For those of you who know I retired..... I am really enjoying it !  I am working on so many different projects and it is great to have the time to spend on going through things and deciding what I can part with.... believe me - it is a big job !  But so far it is going pretty good.


I will show you the finished hymn board when I get it finished.