Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The ABCs of Me

Polly over at Aunt Polly's Porch had this entry on her blog and I thought it was a nifty way to get to know my cyber friend better. Enjoy this from me.
A- Age: 63 and loving life

B- Bed size: Queen, and I really love to get home and sleep in it

C- Chore you hate: washing windows but I love sparkling glass

D- Dog's name: Abbey (she is an English Cocker Spaniel, get it?)

E- Essential food/item: chocolate, prefer Snickers

F- Favorite color: periwinkle blue

G- Gold or silver: with bling bling it doesn't matter

H- Height: 5'1"

I- I am: not a morning person

J- Job: education change agent

K- Kids: son and daughter

L- Living arrangements: home was built in 1923 near the world's only Corn Palace

M-Mom's name: Carol

N- Nickname: DocSly (the baseball players from DWU gave me that)

O- Overnight hospital stay: too many to list

P- Pet peeve: people who can't make decisions

Q- Quote from a movie: "You had me at "hello"

R- Right or left handed: write right, pitch left

S- Siblings: 1 brother who is 9 years younger and very special to me

T- Time you wake up: up by the clock, wake about 10 am

U- Unique thing about your car: a Toyota with no runaway problem

V- Vegetable you hate: turnips, rutabaga, carrots, celery

W- Ways you run late: can't find my phones

X- X-rays you've had: again too many to list

Y- Yummy food you make: bean soup, pecan pie

Z- Zoo favorite: I don't like zoos!!!

That's ME- A to Z!! Your turn!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Remember the Strings Challenge?

I have started another project with my scraps. I just loved the way these turned out. I just stitch them onto some muslin. I will be making wall hanging for the quilt room I think or maybe I will put them on the ceiling (LOL). I have two blocks done so far.

Winter Mini Swap

I found this wonderful batik fabric and decided it was just what I wanted for a focal piece in the mini swap quilt I was making for Megan. I used batiks for this and then added a beautiful varigated blue thread for the "Tracks in the Snow". I love the way it turned out and I hope she likes it.

These Boots Were Made for Warmth

I am so proud of my sister-in-law. She is just a quilting queen! She has completed her third king size quilt in one year. This one is various beautiful fabrics in squares that are boots. 11 piece boot square, by the way. We created a boot border complete with a bull dogger heel for the borders. The lasso design was created for the strips between the blocks. She quilted on my machine the last weekend of February when they came to visit. I just love it. Be certain to click and take a close look at the variety of prints she used.

Watch These Updates

I will start with my latest creation. First I will show you the view of our house from the street and the view outside my quilting room. Finally have some light coming through the skylight in my kitchen. It has been covered with a drift since two days before Christmas. These pictures inspired me to create a breath of spring from stash fabrics of florals. I love flowers and always have to pick up a fat quarter of something if it catches my eye. I needed this color to survive the last two weeks.