Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Project

This is my latest project I am working on. I can't start quilting my boxed squares until I get a new cone of thread or the horizontal thread holder for my machine. It is loaded and ready. While I am waiting, I decided to start working on this blue and white kit.

Bird Watching

Jessie spied a couple of little birds in the top of our crepe myrtle bush outside the window..

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Last night's progress

We finished Julia's other quilt last night. I used the "Fay Feathers" pantograph.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Julia's Cat Quilt

While my sister, Julia, is here for Thanksgiving, we are doing some quilting! This was a very cute quilt she made, and put fleece on the back. It is for a gift to keep someone warm. We did the pantograph, Happy Times, on it, and it turned out great. Jesse decided to check it out.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Busy, busy day. Didn't get to sew any yet today. Errands, groceries, house cleaning, cooking...My sister and her husband are coming here tomorrow for the week of Thanksgiving. It will be fun. She's a quilter also and is bringing a quilt to do on my machine! Today I purchased some track lighting for my quilt room. Can't wait to get it installed and take down the little ceiling fan light I currently have in the room. Jake is cozy and warm on this cold evening!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pine Mountain Kentucky Quilt Retreat

For those of you, like me, who have never been to a quilt retreat, here is a peek. My friend and I were invited to visit Pine Mountain State Park Resort in Kentucky where a quilter's retreat was in progress. Even though, I tell everyone that I am not "social," after visiting, I did think that it is something I would enjoy. A huge room is set up with about 60 tables; one for each quilter. Each person brings projects to work on. You can work on your projects, check out what others are doing, hand stitch by the fireplace, eat in the restaurant with a georgeous view of the mountains, hang out in your room or cabin. It looked like a great place to meet other quilters, get new ideas, and be inspired! Thanks Betty and Linda for inviting us! Sign me up for the next one!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What I am working on...

Boxed Squares. This quilt is made from a jelly roll. I found the pattern on MaryQuilts blog. I am still working on the blocks (80 of them). Haven't decided yet if I will add another jelly roll and borders to make it a queen size quilt.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fall colors and smells....

These pictures aren't that great, but imagine the smell of pecans, maple syrup, pie crust freshly baked.....yum, yum. I wanted to practice a bit for Thanksgiving, so for supper tonight with our fried chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and peas, we are having cranberry salad and pecan pie.

Imagine the sound of leaves falling to the ground, the bright yellow of the pansies. Fall is such a beautiful time of the year!