Monday, November 23, 2009

1st birthday without MOM

Today I turn 54.......without my Mother.......I cried all day yesterday,so I am pooped.........I am going to knit today and try to be happy.We are going to dinner and have birthday cake at home......Amy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some knitting ......


I decided to get this sweater finished up for this winter...........Cant wait to wear it.Its very soft and has a nice drape.....Amy

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Mother has passed away.

My Mother passed away this morning at 11:40...........Amy

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mother in hospital.......................

My mother had a massive stroke somtime early Tuesday morning.We found her in her bed yesterday morning.I stay in her room 24/7. She does not know us at all,cant talk,but listens when we talk to her......She is going to go to Hospice care as soon as possible.All we can do is keep her comfortable.........
I hate to tell people this sad news,but I need to get it out.......I will probably not be around much to respond to this message,but I appreciate any good thought you have.................In friendship,Amy

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hello................

Sorry I havent been around lately...........My mom is doing better ,I guess........... I am sooo tired this last month, no energy for anything......... terrible fatique..........
My daughter is going to help me with photos on this computer,its new and I cant figure it out......I am not doing much except knitting right now...........Amy

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mother had a small stroke

My mom is 92 and lives next door to us.She has Dementia and I take care of her daily......She has had a small stroke on Tuesday,Dr confirmed it yesterday............I've lost another piece of her.Please pray for strength for me and my family to continue on down this road........Thanks,Amy

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby Robin

This is a baby Robin in our backyard tree...........There were three ,but only this one survived.....
I just saw him sitting on the fence......and he flew off with mom..Guess they are done with the nest.......He is so sweet. Amy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Some new reading material.......

I picked up this magazine,it has some neat things in it........Sure most of you have it already.
I found this in the used bookstore and had to bring it home................
Still sick and on antibiotics............They take my appetite and mess it up and I dont sleep well. I have a infected Lymph node behind right ear,about the size of a marble and it hurts like HECK! Not in the mood to do much...............Amy

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Final stretch......and some new stuff.......

Here is the final area of the needlecase........it will not be done in time for retreat as you can see, but I am enjoyin it all the same.............
This tin I found for .50 cents and its in great shape........ I will use it for all my cross stitching stuff.........Love the flowers

Saw this old book and thought it would be a nice read.......it was 1.00...........Love the title..........Hard to believe that spending a dollar and 50 cents can make you happy............
Thanks for visiting,Amy


Friday, April 10, 2009

Some more Blackbird designs


This is a needlecase by Blackbird Designs. The chart is out of print, but I was lucky enough to find a kit with the original fabric in it.......I luv this....... So primitive..........They have a new blog in my side bar.....

Here is the inside of needlecase....... Bye for now, Amy

Monday, March 30, 2009

More Quilts..........

Click photo for detail.
This 1st quilt was amazing.....The quilt is 21x21.......Its foundation paper pieced and the the sashing is all done in Silk Ribbon ....The blocks are 1/20th of the original size.

I thought this one was striking colors and I luv Applique.....
This is wonderful to me,very traditional feel.



This was made in 1955, my birth year.It was marked $760.I wish I could have brought it home.......Oh well,atleast I have a pic.
Hope to see you soon, Amy

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More quilt pics..........

These are some more pics of quilts I liked..........
I am not really into baskets, but this one was pretty.

This was in a booth and caught my eye, the quilting was nice.


Monday, March 16, 2009

More from DALLAS..................

This is my best friend Pat and I. I am on the right in green coat. We were in Bonnie Blue Quilts booth and I ask them to take our pic...........We can look back at this and say "Remember your first quilt show"......
This was one of my favorite quilts.Notice the Black TOILE border.It was gorgeous.

Guess whose quilt this is?? Pat fell in love with this,and I said "Oh, I know the designer of this beauty".......I felt so proud,lol!


This one was amazing.....The rug is crocheted,the tote bag has real fabric rolls in it,as does the basket.The log cabin quilt is an actual quilt added to the larger one........It was neat.



This quilt was for a 50th anniversary,notice the dates top and bottom.Very impressive and special.




I adore this one, so feminine and delicate........Its a favorite.
Thanks for stopping by, Amy





Sunday, March 15, 2009

Home again & sick.................


I am home from the Dallas Quilt show......These are a few things I bought......The little sheep quilt is a kit with EVERYTHING in it.,even the batting.......It was only $19.The sheep are wool and so cute.........
I had allergy trouble on wed,and then about 3:30 Friday I ended up with Laryngitis.......I simply got to where I cound not talk,no voice unless I strained..........I am not feeling well, so I will share more tomorrow...........Thanks for coming by,Amy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

One more sleep and I'm outta here...........




I am going to Dallas Quilt Show tomorrow morning. I am going to leave at 6:00 am,its 180 miles........I am going with my best friend who is new to quilting and its her 1st show......Oh what am I getting into,lol!

This is my tote bag I made for the occasion........I dont think it will be big enough,so I will take another one too! Optimistic would you say......

Thanks for visitng......Amy

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

See, I do get stitching done........

I am making progress on the needlecase........I am on the 3rd pocket,only 1 more to do........
I am really enjoying this project.I look forward to getting it done and then sewing the case together and binding it..........Come back soon, Amy

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh please ,not again mom!

Ok,but this is not fun................ I will suffer through cuz I tracked in all the dead grass in the yard on these fuzzy feet........
I sure hope she stops soon.........I am tired of posing.......... Its a burden to be cute...

Now come on, I NEED a puppy treat,you promised..........MOM............


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Miss Sissy is fluffy................

This wooly creature is my dog Sissy............She needs a haircut........Poor pooch.......
I just noticed the crooked cushion,lol! This is HER chair,can you tell? She loves to run and land in it full force............hence the crooked cushion............

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ta Da!

I got this finished this afternoon..........I am starting to LUV embroidery.I am starting block 2 tonight.........I am going to take the next block to stitch group Thursday at the coffee house.See ya soon, Amy

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another project for me..........

I just had to start this today. Block 2 is so cute. I have to get caught up.......
I am an easy mark for you people with your cute designs.........No will power, so keep em coming,lol!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ahhhhhh, flowers..........................and threads.......

This is my DMC collection I've had for years..............Something tells me I can do some more Embroidery projects....LOL! I also cross stitch, but dont make a dent in the floss........
This is my 1st little embroidery finish...........Ignore the wrinkles,need to press it,lol! I do believe I have found a new joy.............
This makes me appreciate the small things in life,the flowers.......I LUV flowers. The pattern is by Crabapple Hill.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New toy for me.....and a bargain.

I found this little gem yesterday and for only $4.........Its was my feel better present to myself.....I have been sick with allergies and crud for about 4 days.....so I was deserving.....
I have a bunch of Reproduction fabric left over from Second Hand Clothes quilt top, so I will do the little triagle quilt on the cover........Miss Quilt Hollow showed me hers,so I have to have one too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Block #2 is done.....



Here is the second block in the basket BOM.It was a fun one to do.I am enjoying these so much,dont want to wait till March......LOL!
Now that I look at it this one is a busy little sucker,I may have used to many prints.....
I have changed the wing on top bird,other one was to dark..........I like it alot better.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

28 years ago today.......

I married this cute guy.......He was 29 and sweet, handsome and amazing...........
This is a pic of me at age 25 in 1980.

Here we are a couple years ago........
My best friend and her husband took us to breakfast this morning.....We had fun talking and laughing.....
We dont do presents,but we will go to dinner tonight..............


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Look what I've got......

This is block 2 of the basket BOM. I LUV it,cant wait to get started.........

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Second Hand Clothes finish............

I finally got this finished.I am sooooooo tired of sewing thread,lol! Dont want to sew anymore together for awhile.....Dont know how it will be quilted yet....Hand or Machine......
Thanks for visiting, Amy

Question about Redwork Embroidery

I have not done any embroidery for years. Any hints out there that I need to know to get me started? Some many of the blogs I like do embroidery projects.........Do you use 2 strands?, 3 strands? Thanks for visiting,Amy

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

UH OH I had a craving...........again.

This is a Lemon Meringue pie. My favorite till it sticks to my butt! Wish I could share with all of you,not!...................

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I have been blessed....................

I have been blessed with a new friend.....MARY at Quilt Hollow sent me this little gift.....just cause....She sent me a sweet little hanging heart....so cute. She also sent a little Redwork Kit.The card is a pattern with Mr&MRs snowpeople.......Needles in a matchbook,thread and a neat thread holder.I have not done any redwork, but now I can try it. Go look at Redworkplus.com.They have some neat things.
This is the needle match book closed up and the thread tin,called "The String Thing"loaded up with floss.There is a magnet on the lid to hold my scissors........
This all came about when she posted on her blog that she was beggin for fabric........I found and bought a 1/2 yd of it.When I emailed her she had already recieved it from someone else that day in the mail...... No problem,I am glad to have it.........Next thing I know I get this little gift "just cause".......
MARY,
You are a blessing and new friend..........Thank You!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ready to sew em together........

This is all the blocks and setting triangles for the Second Hand Clothes quilt.They are stacked in rows and ready to go......I will sew them Friday......I got them ready on my break today.
I have spent most of the day cleaning and taking care of a sick hubby.He has a upper resp infection and a mean cough.Gotta go pick up grandaughter at school.
I go to dinner and stitch group tonight, so no sewing time.
Come by again, Amy

Monday, January 26, 2009

Second Hand Clothes................

This is the pattern I am making.This is my background fabric...All my blocks are different.I am not doing the large size,mine will be 7 blocks wide and 9 blocks down.
They are not sewn together yet.I spent Sat & Sun with a girlfriend sewing.....We are diong the same quilt.

This is what it will look like.My setting triangles are a dark green, but look black in photo.I hope to get it all put together in a couple days.
My allergies are crazy and I have a sore throat,hope it does not slow me down.........
Thanks for coming by, Amy