Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tick Tock, It's Rush Hour time

Rush, rush rush....seems we all do it or did it at one time or another.  In most cases it is because we don't  want too.  Fortunately, I am now retired and try not to "Rush" anymore.  (Neither are my helpers, Tamo and KC)



This hop was one that  I  did not rush with at all.  I was ready way ahead of time.

Thank you soo much Madame Samm  and Carol for coming up with this great theme and for all your hard work.

I made 3 different projects.

My first was well needed.  I always keep a calander on my desk at my computer.  I am one that loves being organized and also writing everything down.  My calendar not only keeps Birthdays, Anniversaries, appointments, but things I want to accomplish that day.  Also notes as to what I did accomplished  that day.   I needed to get a new holder, but we are 17 miles from our nearest store and I only go twice a month.  Unfortunately,  I keep forgetting.  So I got this idea:


I made a pocket using black fabric, and placed a thin piece of cardboard inside.  Not knowing, but it should  have been a  little heavier piece.


It is not perfect...but it sure works good for what I want it to do.  


My second is a wall hanging:
  
(I always say to myself.  Get your work done, then quilt.  That way I can quilt as long as I want and not worry about getting other things done.  Before, I had to wait till after 5:00, when I got home.)




My third and last is a mug rug.

I like to enjoy a good cup of coffee when drawing, or designing my next idea.  (Coffee  isn't bad but when I have a cold drink, it sweats.) 



(I usually  grab a few cookies too.  
Chocolate of course)


Oh, I almost forgot my pin cushion.  Isn't  it cute?  Holds lots of pins and a tape measure.  I have it sitting on my cutting table in the corner.


I purchased this a week ago when I went to Jackson with my husband.  I thought it was too cute to pass up.  Plus I can use it as a pattern. :)

Now it is time to put my mug rug to use.  I am going to pour myself a cup of coffee and see what others had made.

Come join me.  Here is today's list:


Check out the full schedule here.

Till next time,

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!









Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rush Hour starts today

Rush hour starts today.  I think this is the first hop that I was ready for wayyyy ahead of tme.  I actually didn't rush for this one.


Ah, but you have to wait till my day to see what I made.  For today's schedule and the whole hops schedule,  go to either Madame Samm        Or       Carol

As for me, well I was already with my coffee to go read today's posts and enjoy their work till my phone rang.  Seems as my son has off work today and called to see what was for breakfast.  

(A mom's job is never done, course, we love it!)

So I will join everyone after breakfast and visiting with my son.

Hope to see you all there.





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quilt Guild, Weakly Co. TN

This month our Quilt Guild had a table turning by one of our members,  Marguerite Branch.  Her quilts were beautify done and I wanted to share them with everyone.  


 (Marguerite is on the left)


She did ALL of her appliqué by hand.


Most of her quilts she quilted by hand also.  Her stitches were all perfect.  She was telling us that she insisted on 10 stitches per inch, or she would rip them out and start over.




These Hummingbirds were adorable.  She said she never bought a pattern.  Just drew her own.






She also told us that most all the quilts she made were at least queen size.



(I hope you can see the details in these quilts.)  This is a Scrappy  Cathedral Window.

After the table turning, we had show n' tell.  Here are a few.



Next hop is coming fast....
"See you in September"
Starts September 3rd.


Hope to see you there.  
I don't know about you, but it was nice having the summer off....although I missed the hops too.

Till then.....

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE! !!







Friday, August 22, 2014

Stop and Smell the Roses

Here it is, mid-August already.  I can't believe how time goes so fast and you don't realize it till its gone.


We had such a busy summer this year.   Preparing for our son and daught-in-law's wedding, traveling to PA, seeing family we didn't see for years, our Nephew's wedding, etc.  Well, this past week I just sat back and said Ahhhhhh!


Tamo and I just enjoyed sitting on our porch and enjoying nature. 



Sometimes I tend to do too much and well, my body said "Knock it off".  So this week I spent time outside, enjoying my flowers, watching the birds, etc.



I am glad they survived while we were gone.  I placed water bottles in each pot before leaving.  The bottles were all dry, ground was dry but flowers were okay. 




I got a lot of my hand sewing caught up while relaxing on my swing.  (Something for "See you in September")  It was the perfect spot, that is early morning and evening.  



These last few weeks have been really hot.  In fact this week is to be the hottest so far this year.  (Time to get caught up with wash, unpacking and get back in my sewing  room, lol)


Oh, and our son and his wife got in some fishing in our pond this week.


Yeah, we do have some fish left.  My husband was afraid the neighbors would fish us out while we were in PA.  We ask that no one fish without our premission.  Ever since we were broken into, my husband does not like anyone on our property while we are not home.  (some people just don't understand or care.)  Anyway, all is well and we have fish.

I sure hope you are all enjoying your summer also.  It is going fast, so stop and smell those roses....and have fun!





Next hop,  "See you in September".
Starts September 3rd

There are going to be sooo many 
GREAT projects, plus
GINGHAM! !!


Hope to see you all there!

Till then,

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE! !






Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What a Ride!

What a Ride!   From our house to Hershey PA is aprox. 932 miles.  When we came home after the weddings we were all tired, relieved it all went well, and ready to go home to our own beds.  


As driving through Hershey, I did notice that they added quite a few new rides in their park since we were there last.
Including a large Roller Coaster that carries you upside down.





The Ferris Wheel is still at the same place. 


Unfortunately,  the traffic was heavy so my hubby took another route to Harrisburg.  I missed some good pictures but was told that next time we go to Hershey we will stop.

12 hours later, we were on the bypass around Nashville.





After driving all that time and through the night, some of us just couldn't stay awake no longer.

(This is Wayne, one on our son's friends that came along back to visit.  We teased him cause he couldn't wait to see Nashville and here he is sound asleep.)


All went good.  We were all glad to be home and in our own beds that night.

Wayne got to visit all around West TN for the rest of the week.  Then the day before he flew home they went to Nashville.  From what we were told, they had a blast.


Vincent playing his harmonica with another guy while waiting to get in the "Wildhorse Saloon".


Not sure which Honky Tonk they are singing in here.

My husband and I sat this one out...I got caught up on wash, putting everything away and he did yard work.  Then just kinda recovered from the trip and all the relatives,  lol.

Now, time to get back to quilting.  I was being teased that I was going through withdrawal,  :)

Till next time,

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE !!