Friday, December 24, 2010


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

from my family to yours!

Monday, December 20, 2010

SORRY i am still here.....

Sorry for the silence, I am still on the planet. December has historically always been the busiest time for the OR at the hospital, and we were not given a break this December. Yes I have been working almost everyday!!!! I know ME working everyday! And I feel it, hurt my back last week moving a rather large girl, and all the bending, pulling, stretching, not to mention the running made for a rather routine December in the land of medicine.   Why oh why do people wait till December to get their elective surgery done? Hello their are 11 other months in the year!!!!!!

Christmas 2008
The FAM will all be together this year. So Christmas 2010 is packed with family, activities and lots of LOVE
Hope your week is peaceful and full of Love 
Remember the reason for the season
Jesus it is His Birthday

Friday, December 3, 2010


Norma and Michelle
My quilt group has been together a Very long time,  I have been a member for 18 years.
Since I have been a member we have merged three off shoot groups. The groups original name was PIN HEADS
I am not sure what our name is now but no matter.
We still meet twice a month to see what each other has been sewing and share our life's with each other.

Julie and Cathy
Liz, Kyle and Norma
{notice the quilt on the wall}
Deb, Audrey and Terrie

And here we all are!
Hoping everyone has a calm, safe fun HOLIDAY

Sunday, November 28, 2010



Are you ready for Christmas? 

Is your list ready for Santa?

Mine sure is, as a matter of fact I am almost all done with gift buying. The last purchase will be mailed out tomorrow.....  HO HO HO!!!!!

Little Women
This gives me time to watch the Christmas tradition movies in my house.
Little Women is at the #1 spot.
# 2- The Walton's
#3- Christmas Vacation
#4- All the Christmas episodes of Little House On The Prairie


I finished the last season of The Tudors
Well worth the time, but you must start at the very beginning

Here is a map of The Tower of London.  King Henry 8th had a boat load of heads rolling up in the tower.

Hope all of you are getting your plans for Christmas done. Lets remember to enjoy the season for the REASON. JC .

Thursday, November 25, 2010



Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Sew sorry for the 2 week week absence, I have been very busy with a wonderful trip to Houston and work, the job that pays for my hobbies.

I have 2, too, and only two flowers for the week.

These wonderful dogs { are they not cute} are causing havoc with my allergies. I'm spending allot of my spare time cleaning and vacuuming and dusting to rid my house of their shedding hair and dander. The doctor wants me to get rid of them, but that would be like getting rid of my children.
Not going to happen.

Will wonder through ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY blogs tomorrow. Have a great week!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Sister Mary Margaret making her way back to the hotel.

Yes I am back, have been back from Houston for over a week........but that week was crazy. I worked all last week, yes the entire week at the hospital, exhausting. Hosted a rather large Pamper Chef party, { I am not a fan of these parties} but we did have fun. Since Ellen was cooking and she IS NOT a COOK I thought we would all need my grandmothers' whiskey sours. Yumm...  Yumm...... a good time had by all.

Houston was fantastic..... Am so glad I went. Mary Margaret and I spent 6-7 hours a day in the show and still we did not see everything. It was so overwhelming! The first day we just walked around not parting with our coins, but the second and third day we did make purchases though neither of us went crazy.  Our project for the hotel room was we made some beautiful jewelry. 

Here is Kaffe Fassett. This is one tall man.

A Princess quilt which had a ton of detail  and hours put in by this quilter.

But the neatest thing was her shoes!!

My favorite are still and always will be the American traditional quilts. These have women's' life stories stitched into them. The antique quilts were beautiful and I could almost hear their voices looking at them.

I could not photograph my favorite quilts due to their age , so I did not take many pictures in Houston.
I will post some pictures as I download them.

Good week to all.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Yup..... today is Hexie Wednesday, fast becoming one of my favorite days of the week.

.....and I have been busy finishing 3 hexie flowers this week and extra hexies waiting to become flowers for next week.

Am trying to get this sweater done for a special boy and it is the sweater that never ends.
Ever feel that way with a project?

The wind here in Colorado has been BLOWING HARD for 2 days now and I believe it is starting to wear on my sore head. Maybe a pumpkin latte will help so I am off to Star Bucks.  
Will be checking in on everyone to see your flowers. 
Happy Hump Day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I'm wondering how many Hexie friends and quilting friends are going to be in Houston in November?
If anyone would like to meet up for coffee? I will be there with friends and my sister. MM does not believe that internet friends are real. Can you believe that? So it would be fun to meet you in a living breathing body and to introduce you to my sister MM. She may need to touch your arm to see if you are real!
{ just thought I'd throw in some pictures of my puppies. no reason just wanted to}.

This is why I am getting her out of Chicago and work to show her their is another whole world out there just waiting for her to open.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I Made the dead line!!! Today has been crazy, heck the last 5 days have been wild. I thought I wouldn't be able to post today but I am coming in under the wire with one hexie.

Here is my little pile thus far, meager I know but remember spring is a way off for me. I plan on making hexies all winter long.
Well I am off to bed, will check everyone's blogs tomorrow for hexies.

Monday, October 18, 2010


We had a wonderful week-end. The weather was fabulous, Indian summer, beautiful colors just perfect for a pasta party at Ellen and Dan.
Caitlin dressed in her apron ( aprons are a family tradition).

 building her mound to start the pasta. Yumm... lots of eggs!

Dad helping to roll the dough, it's a four hands job.

Fresh linguini waiting for the  boiling water.
It's so pretty and feels great to run your fingers through.

Hurry Dan the noodles are almost ready. Dan the master mind behind the pumpkin alfredo sauce

Spinach ravioli. Eric is perfect for this job....Mr Patience's.

All of us sitting down to a MAGNIFICENT dinner!
Nothing better than glorious food and a wonderful family. Only wish we could of all been present for this dinner.

Apple pie from the apples in the backyard.

Hope you had a wonderful week-end.
Oh and a side note Wisconsin beat Ohio.....what a perfect day!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I finished my hexie for today, sorry the photo is not the best. 

I have had a very busy day teaching CPR at the hospital. Those Annie dummies are new and stiff so by the end of the day my hands are sore and tired. Makes sewing and knitting difficult. I am so grateful for the use of my hands to do the things I love.

Here is some of the pretties I bought last week-end at Connie's. Not sure how I will use them but I am sure the end product will be beautiful.

I have my triangle quilt on the machine for quilting and man-o-man this quilt is big for my Bernina. Took me a couple of hours to get this quilt "adjusted" so I could manage some fine quilting that satisfied me.
Hope to get some quilting in before bedtime. Until later have a wonderful evening. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Today has been a beautiful Fall day in Colorado. Our leaves are just beginning to turn, we do not get the bright reds and oranges that the east will see. Though our gold looks very rich and satisfying to me. 

Mums in the front yard

Bees busy working

 Yellow Mums in front yard

I am working on a Fan quilt using up some old fat quarters I found in the sewing room. I'm really liking how it came together. I used a ruler made just for the fan block and boy is it EASY!!!!! All the different rulers that are out on the market have my attention. They do so many cool things, not to mention making quilt blocks so easy and fast. I can just keep running fabric through my relaxing for me to hear that machine running.

Next Friday I am thinking of doing this.

Check out the info here.

I bought some fun fabrics at a sale today at Connie's. I will have pictures on the next post. Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


On Monday I taught the "Charm Pack Quilt" class in my home and we had a BLAST!!!! 

This pattern I made up as I sewed along and wanted to share with friends.
Their were some very experience quilters and some that had never used a rotary cutter.

Kathleen and Dawn

Julie and Tammy

Dawn and Kate

Kate and Freba

Had 4 of these beauties humming along. A very relaxing sound to hear a Featherweight machine chugging along. You can't make them fly, they go one speed..... slow.

My 2 hexagon flower for One Flower Wednesday. It has been a long time since I have hand pieced a quilt and I forgot how much I love this slow process. Gives me time to enjoy the fabric and do a lot of thinking. I love doing things the "old" way, using featherweight machines and hand piecing. I feel connected with quilters from long ago who made their quilts to be remembered. 
I"m remembering Ladies.


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