Monday, November 30, 2009


For the last few months I have had two charm packs of Hello Betty by Moda. I decided it would be great as hexagons. I also was looking for something to work on while we were in airports and on the airplane that was easy to carry.
Here are a few of my basted hexagons. It proved to be a perfect project. I was able to complete the hexagons from one of the charm packs which are 60 now I only have 60 to go..... What was I thinking. Simple project not!

I want to stitch these together in a free form shape. Here are a few of them laid out on a red sheet. I think this will be a fun throw to cover up with. I am not convinced that I want a red background but while I am basting the other 6o I have plenty of time to figure this out. They will all be hand sewn together.

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was wonderful. Our kids came home for the holiday and weekend. I enjoyed having them at home and now I am missing them. I keep telling myself that it is a good thing and I have to let them grow up. I am so proud of the people they are!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am Thankful!

Here it is, the Dallas Cowboy's stadium. We took a tour of the stadium on our resent trip to Dallas, Texas. It is quite the place. I did not expect something so grand but it was really great. We visited the Stadium on M's Birthday with my brother and sister-in-law.
Then if you are doing a Cowboys vacation you have to visit their practice facility too. This is a photo of M and my sister-in-law. M says they are the true Cowboy fans. I am not sure what that makes my brother and I.
Tailgating before the game with Mimosas, MMMMM..... Perfect.

Here are the four of us before the game. It was a wonderful day, now not such a great game but as my son says "A win is a win". It was such a great trip. We could not have asked for things to be any better.

I am happy to say we will be spending Thanksgiving here at home with our kids. I love it when they are both home!!! I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Next week I will bet back to the jobs at hand and fill you in on my progress on my UFO's.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dye Candy Giveaway

If you have not already been to Chris's blog, Dye Candy you must go and visit. She is having an incredible giveaway. Her fabrics and jewelry are wonderful. I know first hand because I was the lucky recipeient of a giveaway she had last year.

So run don't walk and go visit Chris.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hi there, I have been working on my unfinished projects these days and have not taken the time to write in my blog. I just have to visit for a bit this morning.

The piece in the photo is a small piece that is ready to be quilted but first I have to decide if it is the size it will stay. My photo transfer of the aspen tree as ended up in the center and I am not crazy about that so the size of this will probably change in the near future. I will be cropping and chopping soon. Then some machine quilting and possibly a few added embeleshments.

Now on to my real unfinished projects. I have been hand quilting my Celtic knot and it is coming along nicely but I have packed it away until next week when I am flying to Dallas to visit my Brother and Wife. Mark will be celebrating his birthday while we are there and I have purchased Cowboy Game Tickets and Stadium tour tickets for him. He is a big Dallas Cowboy fan. So the Celtic Knot will be the perfect project to work on while in the plane and airports.

I have also begun quilting the Western Quilt I have been working on for the last year or so... I have added several boarders to complete this. I am hand quilting this one also. It will have western brands quilted in the light color squares and Arrows in the sashing.

So now time will tell on what projects I finish by January first. It feels so good to have these further than just tops. I hope all is well with all of you and as soon as the sun comes out again I will post photos of the quilting in these .....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I have decided to participate in Jacquie's challenge to finish UFO's by January 1st. I have come up with 5 things I need to finish:

1. Celtic Knot
2. Nine Patch
3. Aspen Mini Quilt
4. Western Quilt
5. Thread my Loom (This is not really quilt related but I thought I needed motivation and I am hoping this will get me going..)