Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Have a Latte"... day one...

Today is the first day of the "Have a Latte" hop.  And I am lucky that today is also my day to show what I had made.

I think everybody in my family drinks coffee.  I remember when I was just a little girl, dunking my molasses bread in my mother's coffee.  I mean, this would be almost every morning.  Then when I got older in school I didn't like it much.  It was after I graduated High School when I started drinking it.  I honestly don't remember Latte's or Cappuccino's, though.  Mom always bought Maxwell House  (Good to the last drop!)

I want to raise my cup and thank Madame Samm and Joan at Moosestash Quilting for coming up with this idea and for all their hard work putting it all together for us.

"Have a Latte" by Dan DiPaolo (for Clothworks) is a beautiful fabric line, I couldn't wait to get my hands on It.  At first I had a hard time finding the fabric but not for long.  Now, it can be found almost everywhere.

I started by making a little mug rug.  

I love making them.  And this will work great for me in my room.

Ah, but I didn't stop there.  I had an idea.
I got out my pencil and paper and started to draw.  Look what I came up with:

Yup, our old friend "Garfield".
See, he also likes Latte's from morning 

Till night..

(guess it goes good with Lasagna, lol)

Now let's grab a cup of your favorite, and join me in seeing the other talented ladies are showing today.

  April 13

Opps, time to make another pot. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our April Quilt Guild meeting

Today was a fun day at our Guild meeting.  We did something totally different this month.  We played a few quilt games together.  One of which was "Ugly Fabric".   That is when you bring in a yard of fabric that you do not like or left over from your stash.  Well we each brought in 4 fatquarters instead.  Then when we were done, we all went home with 4 different fatquarters.

I also printed out different word scramblers, crosswords, word search, etc. Puzzles for all to take along.

Oh, and our "Show and Tell"....well, we had some beautiful projects brought in.
I just had to share with you all.

Bette brought in a sweet Flannel  Baby Quilt she made.  Even her back was soft.

Another one of Bette's quilts.  Would you believe she does her quilting by a small antique Singer machine.  And to perfection I might add.

Gail shared with us her Flannel  Baby Quilt.
(Must be that time of year for babies.)

One of Shelby's Quilts. 

This is a Quilt that Pat's mother made before she was born.  She dyed tobacco pouches of her husbands.  We were told that these were the only two dyes that she could get at the time.  
Pat is over 80 years old.

Let's not forget Tillie's projects.  She said she was cleaning out some of her stash when she made them.

See, we sure had a lot of fun today.

"Have A Latte"
Hop starts Monday the 13th

I hope to see you all there.
Until then,


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Winner of "Meet and Greet"

Every morning for the last few days, I got up, poured a cup of coffee, got comfy and read some blogs...

I seen such beautiful projects.  I was completely blown away every morning.  (I don't have good Internet reception at my house.  Seems mornings is the best)

Anyone who missed the "Meet and Greet" hop, go to Madame Samm for the complete list of those who percipatated.  I promise, you will truly enjoy seeing all these talented ladies work.  And all the creativity.

As for me, I am working on some UFO's and trying to organize my room.  My partner in crime has better ideas.

Well, I will let her go, she looks too comfy to bother.

Anyway, I went to and got  a winner for my Honeycomb Bella  Solids.


CONGRATULATIONS!   I will be emailing you shortly for conformation. 

Thank you all for joining in with the "Meet and Greet".   I was so happy to see all of yous.  AND Thank you so much, Madame Samm  for coming up wth the idea and setting it all up.

Till next time......


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meet and Greet Day

Welcome to Meet and Greet day

Hi, my name is Jane.  Welcome to my so called spot.

I am Pennsylvania Dutch and was born and raised in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.   I have 1 brother,  which is 7 years older than myself.   I Married a wonderful Italian man,  (wow, it will be 40 years, this year) and we have 2 boys and 1 girl and 3 wonderful grandsons.  

I never had anyone in my family that sewed, unless you count my aunt, which crocheted.   I was raised around Amish and Mennonites all my life.  And I always promised myself that one day I wanted to learn to quilt.   I worked full time at Hershey foods, and did a lot of boating with my husband and family. 

Well, That day came 10 years ago.  We left PA and moved to TN.  The children are all grown and we decided to retire here and enjoy our life together.  I am self taught, I read a lot of books and magazines.  (I took my first lesson a few weeks age, on Log Cabin blocks, that was a lot of fun.)

(Quilt behind me in picture above, hand appliqued an hand quilted)

I enjoy designing my own quilts.  I only ever bought 1 pattern.  When I see a quilt I like, I like to copy it myself.  Then add my own twist to it.  I seem to have a problem just making something that someone already made. (Although,  I do sometimes)

I enjoy doing appliqué the most.  Whether it be hand appliqué or machine.   I also love to draw my own appliqué designs.  It is so rewarding to design, draw, and then see it come together. 

My bouquet of Roses:

It is hard picking my best quilts that I made.  So I left it up to my family.  I didn't get unique pictures though, for most of my quilts were given away.

These are my mother's cats:

And her Poppy's

This is a quilt I made my brother and his wife. Their yard is full of roses.  So each appliqué is a different kind of rose.

This is a rose quilt I made in honor of my Uncle.  It is also my husband's favorite:

This is my version of Sue Bonnet Sue.  I added ears and a tail and is became "Sassy the Cat".  (This was all hand done)

A wallhanging, I have been having fun doing different things with "Sally".  In this one, she has 122 pieces:

I also enjoying coloring on fabric.  Here is a baby boys quilt I designed, and colored, then embrodered around:

I even put his name and birthdate in bottom corner.

(Close up of center)

His sisters:

She got Mother Goose in the center:

I want to say Thank you to Madame Samm, she is the best.  For coming up with this "Meet and Greet" and for all her hard work getting it all together.   Thank You!

Oh, look, my Ladies came dancing in to announce my giveaway.   

(Look at them kicking up their skirts) 

Anyway, I am giving away a stack of pre-cut

This is a stack of 40 cream colored, called "Snow Belle Solids".

To enter just leave me a comment. 
That's it and anyone is eligible, just make sure I get your e-mail.

I will pick a random name on Wednesday, March 25th.  So Good Luck to all!

Well, I could go on and on showing you my quilts.  But I know there are so many other talented ladies we all want to visit today.  And I plan on seeing them all!
Go to Madame Samm to get the full schedule of all those pertisipating today.

Thank you for dropping by.

(Don't we wish, lol)


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bird Tree hop....My Day!

I know everyone had a hard winter this year but Spring is finally here for some others right around the corner.  So those birds are singing and having a High ol' Time.

Well today is my day for the "Bird Tree" hop.

I must say that I have been watching the birds all Winter, same as a lot of yous.  I feel bad for them in the cold and snow so have been feeding them regularly.   I had more and different kinds this year than ever.

They fly in and out of out trees, all tring to get to get their share of Sunfower seeds.   Sometimes I even see the larger birds pushing the little ones off the feeders purch, wanting all the seeds for themselves. So, I throw seeds on the ground for them.  But, lately, I  have heard chirping and singing in our Oak tree that was louder than before,  I kept watching and seen the Wrens, Gold Finches, Robins, Bluebirds, and Cardinals all fly into this tree.  Now they have been in there for awhile.  Like they were having a meeting or something.  So, I snuck up on them to take a picture....

Why, there are all dressed up and ready to go to the Nashville to the "Bluebird Cafe" to hear "Ryan Rooster Lee and the Outlaw Band"!!!

I hope I did not bore you with my story.  When I first signed up for this hop, well, anyone who knows me, knows I got out my pencil and started to draw.

AND being close to Nashville, AND my son singing and playing the bass in the "Ryan Rooster Lee and the Outlaw Band" . 
(What's a mother to do, lol)

Hay, look, someone else is hopping a ride to Nashville, lol

I also made myself another pincushion.  I seen pictures of bird pincushions, and well, this is what I came up with....

I think this will work...

Then I made a Hummingbird Mug Rug:

Thank you so much Madame Samm and Lana for coming up with this hop and for all your hard work in putting it all together for us.  We all do appreciate it.

Before I end, I also want to share another little story.  See, my husband and I used to have a perminate site on Chincoteague Island, VA.  We would go there as much as work would allow us in the summer months.  Everytime we were there, we had a Seagull that was always be on our site.  (Always hunting for scraps)  We called him "R-55".  Well, my husband made me this for my flower bed:

(Not exactly a Seagull, but I like him.  He will always remind us of our good times there.)

Ok, now lets grab some coffee and fly out to see all the other beautiful creations these talented ladies made today:

Thursday, March 19