Friday, March 26, 2010

I looked out the window and what did I see??

SNOW, SNOW AND MORE SNOW.... Big Huge flakes! It looked like someone was throwing pieces of cotton from the clouds! Good thing it's a spring snow and will be gone in a couple of days. Then the temprature will be back in the 60's with any luck at all!!

But still... I don't like it!

Hmmmm, I'll just have to stay in where it's warm and dry and sew all day. I guess it could be worse ;)

Have a great day (hopefully your day will be warm and sunny)!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Hey Quilting friends, I hope you all had a wonderful National Quilting Day!

Thanks for the comments, I loved hearing about your favorite parts of quilting.

Here are the 5 random winners.....

1). Chook

2). Jenny

3). Carrie (Cricketwood Prims)

4). Sherri

5). Shari B.

Please email me your address along with your pattern choice - you can go to my website
Pick your favorite pattern and I will send it to you!

Thanks again for the comments I really enjoyed reading them.


I LOVE this stone wall, there is so much going on here! I love the colors - all of the different grays and greens (how subtle) and the different textures too.. just wonderful!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sewing up a storm

I am sewing up a storm right now. I'll post the 5 winners tomorrow!
I will share my dirty little secret with you now though... On National Quilting Day I didn't go in one quilt shop... I guess I'll have to make up for it on a day when it isn't National Quilting Day.. I think I can do that :)
Happy Quilting

Friday, March 19, 2010


Tomorrow is National Quilting Day, so in honor of that very special day I am having a giveaway!!!

Just leave a comment about your favorite part of quilting and I'll randomly draw 5 winners from all of the comments and send each winner one free Mary's Cottage Quilt pattern of their choice!!

I'll share my favorite part with you... I think it HAS to be picking out the fabric (oh, how I love fabric).

So, just tell me what part of the whole quilting process you like the most! I would love to hear from all of you!

I'll pick the winners on Monday (March 22nd) so be sure and leave your comment before 10:00 AM ON MONDAY!

Happy Quilting and Happy National Quilting day!!


OH MY GOSH, I ALMOST FORGOT... Hop on over to Riley Blake Designs blog and see my super easy and cool tablerunner!! It's a free pattern on their Cutting Corners College! These tablerunners are so easy and fun to make that you'll want one for EVERY season :)

Have a great day!

I don't know what the tractor has to do with National Quilting Day.... I was just fiddling around with the color saturation of the tractor and I liked the way it turned out. Thank you Photoshop!

Monday, March 15, 2010

We Interrupt this Blog to Bring You an Important Public Service Announcement!

Ok, So, last Monday night (a week ago) I am getting ready for bed and I turn on the dishwasher and go upstairs (like I do every night). I am fiddling around on the computer when I hear these weird noises downstairs so I check them out.

I walk downstairs and enter the kitchen and there is SMOKE coming out of the dishwasher!!! You know, that stinky, black electrical fire kind of smoke! I run over and open the door of the dishwasher which turns off the cycle then I run back to the stairs and start yelling for Scott to come downstairs NOW! We both enter the kitchen and there are now FLAMES coming out of the dishwasher!!


We get everything under control and are in clean up mode when my mind starts working.... What if we had gone to bed??? How long would it have burned before the smoke alarm alerted us???

When I think of the things that could have happened and what did.. It just scares me so!!

So there's my story about the flaming dishwasher of doom, and here comes the public service announcement part... Please, NEVER LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITH THE DISHWASHER, THE DRYER OR THE CLOTHES WASHER ON!! When I think of what could have happened - it's just too scary!!!

Anyway, the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day today and I am washing dishes by hand - like they did in the "olden days".

Have a great day and please be careful!!!!

Oh, here is the quilt I made for my Mom (it's my ON THE RUN pattern and we added one row to the bottom), we worked on it together when she was out here for Thanksgiving and I think it turned out great! She loves it too!!