Sunday, October 11, 2009

I can not believe this much time has gone by since I last posted to this blog. I know I have been busy but this is total neglect. I will try to do better. I have been working on several quilts but they have all been for someone else.
My goal for the new year is to work on some of my own stuff and do some stashbusting projects that have lain around and waited on me long enough.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


This is my yellowbells bush in bloom and dusted with snow.
Anything this beautiful reminds me of Gods beauty and his miracles.

This is our deck and a place where all our children and grandchildren
gather when there are so many the house will not hold them all.

These are the daffodills blooming. All our fruit trees and bradford pears were budding and
blooming so we will have a short crop of peaches and such this summer.

This is the woods beside my house and the old yellow "dog" as my grandchildren call the bus.

These are the azaleas in front of the house. Thank goodness they were not budding.

This was taken at 7:00 am. By 10:30 it was all gone.
I woke up this morning to a soft one inch blanket of snow. To most of you, especially those from the north, you say big deal. But to us it is a big deal. This is the first snow of the year for us.

We get more ice than we do snow. The conditions have to be perfect for us to get snow. When a rain, or cold front comes from the west and reaches the Mississippi River, the rivers current causes all fronts to go northward and upward. That means that a front has to be really strong to get past the current and reach us. We are usuallly 20 to 40 miles short of the pretty snowfalls.

This morning was spent playing in the snow with our grandchildren and then Church. This afternoon will be spent auditioning fabrics for my encrusted cq class.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Todays News

I am taking Sharon B's Encrusted crazy quilt class at and it started today.

I am also working on my Blue color STudy block on the CQfor newbies group.

I will be back and show pictures of my work as soon as it is ready.

There is not enough hours in the day to do all I want to.

Happy sewing and God Bless!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Coasters for Darling Grandson's room

This is darling grandson and the coasters I made for his nightstand. His room is done in construction vehicles. He loves guns and anything with wheels. I would say he is all boy but his favorite color is pink.

Stashbuster challenge

This is my block of the month blocks that I did in 2008 with my HGTV message board group.

I have no idea how I want to put them together but I want to do it this week for my HGTV stashbuter challenge. Any suggestions?

Monday blues

This is the back side of a quilt I quilted for a friend of mine that lives in Oklahoma. Her grandmother died and all the kids got together to close down her house. They found several old quilt tops and divided them up. This one is made from recycled corduroy.
The next photo is the front. I really like the feel of this quilt when it was finished. Really "snuggly"

I found my camera and this is a photo of the baby quilt I posted about earlier.

The weekend is over. I have been cleaning up my sewing room after pulling out all my beads, threads, buttons, fibers, threads, etc getting ready for the blue color study with my cqfor newbies group.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Busy Busy weekend

I cleaned house all day yesterday so I can have all week to sew and get ready for my my crazy quilt class with Sharon B at Joggles.

Welcome to my blog Ruby and I hope you enjoy your stay. I hope you can leave a comment. I am new to this blogging and I do not know if I have my blog set up so as you can leave a comment. I will check that out and see.

I have been sorting thru all my lace, buttons, beads, trim, fibers, and all the fabrics for my cq class and the Blue Color Study RR with the crazy quilting for newbies challenge. My sewing studio looks like Hurricane Camille hit it.

Tomorrow is my favorite SIL's birthday and I will have to bake him a cake so it will be Tuesday before I will get out there to work on it.

I quilted a baby quilt for my cousins daughter who is expecting a baby any day now. The Doctors tell them that the baby has a hole in its heart and it will have to be flown to Atlanta as soon as it is born and have surgery. Please lift them up to the Lord in your prayers.
The quilt turned out really cute. It was a premade top that my Aunt (babies Grandma) purchased at Hobby Lobby. I quilted it with a design from Ellen Munich's quiltrecipe from The pattern was kd1026_baby stuff meander. It is a meandering stitch with bottles, rattles, pacifers, bibs, and diaper pins in it. It turned out really cute.
My camera is out in the sewing studio covered up in all that mess so it will be Tuesday before I post a picture.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


These two quilts were quilted for Royalboomer from my HGTV message board. We did a "Quilting for Ike" relief fundraiser for the people in south Texas after the storms last year.

For every quilt that was quilted a $50 donation was sent to the Ike releif fund.


I found out this weekend I am going to be another grandma. My son recently married in November has wasted no time. It will be due in September.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went and I was sick with a stomach virus and the flu for three weeks in January so I know you can relate when I say my blog has gone by the wayside. I guess I started it at the busiest time of the year.

I will try to do better and post more pictures for you to look at.

I am really new to this so bear with me.