Monday, June 20, 2011

Wow! What a great give-a-way!

It's the "cat's meow".  You don't want to miss out on this great blog and equally great give-a-way.  You could win one of four fabulous books and a fat quarter.  A quilter's dream.  So stop cat-napping and run on over to and put your name in the hat.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids

What a great way to have fun and share the love of quilts with children.  I don't have any children of my own but I have a few "adopted" ones and they have brought so much love to my life.  I have several small quilts ready to be quilted and I would like to donate them to the children at St. Jude.  Ten years ago I was diagnosed with throat cancer at the ripe old age of 46.  I had never been sick or in the hospital. so to say it was both an adventure and a wild trip is an understatement.  It was my youth group at church that helped me get through it.

When I watch the St. Jude commercials it breaks my heart that these beautiful children have to go through all this pain and suffering.  I don't know yet if St. Jude will allow you to donate the quilts (does anyone have any experience with this) because of germ issues, but perhaps they will give them to brothers and sisters of the children.  The whole experience has to be horrific, not just for the sick child, but for family too.

So "swim, bike, quilt" on over and check out this wonderful opportunity to bring love to children and possibly when a few goodies for yourself in return (lol).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fun! Fun! Fun!

I have my first comment, how exciting! (Thank you Angi)  Finally remembered to bring my camera in and download pictures. I keep it in the truck all the time because you just never know what you will see. Work is busy right now and I am having to make just a block each morning, when all I want to do is stay home and sew all day.

Can you believe it is already June lst, Christmas will be right around the corner before you know it! Daddy always told me they go faster after you turn 25 (sigh) and as usual he was right.

I wish you could be here right now. I have the front door open and it is just barely light outside and the birds are singing. It is reasonably cool, but humid, but later you will be able to fry the proverbial egg on the concrete. But that's ok, it's why I live in Louisiana. Love hot weather, not very fond of the cold.

I did work on my Pokeno quilt this weekend, acutally I finished piecing the top, stepped back and said to myself, what a beautiful baby quilt! Not good! There are no babies in Pokeno. Back to the drawing board. Want to keep it summery, but not that summery! Will post a picture in a few days.

Little Girl just came running in the door and hopped on my chair to tell me what she has seen out of doors. To be so tiny she sure sounds like an elephant when she runs.  Excuse the lady like position, she has no shame.  She is a liberated woman!

I am finally going to post a picture of my first pincushion that I talked about in a prior post. I am also posting a picture of three quilt blocks I made. Tell me which one you like the best. Wedding quilt will be due in July for shower, so I am going to have to get started now.