Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just 4 Fun...

Well, duh!
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South

That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Midland
The Northeast
The Inland North
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mom's jacket

I finished this jacket for my mom. It starts with a sweatshirt. I want to make one for myself, but it will need to wait until after all my Christmas sewing is done.
I went with Mom to Sewingly Yours this morning for their great holiday sale. Bought many beautiful 1 yard cuts and 2 new quilt books to have for inspiration. Now, I just need more time to sew......................

Friday, November 28, 2008

New project and family portrait

This is the family portrait for our Christmas cards this year:

The hounds were not very cooperative, but I still like it!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Troubadour style for my holiday table!

I finished this beauty. I call it "Troubadour". The musical patterns along with the diamond made me think of a musician from the Middle Ages. I free-motion quilted it, very free, see the detail! This is a large table runner but went together very quickly. We are having guests Saturday night, so I will get some reactions on this.
And since Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow, here is some of what I am very thankful for:
1. My family
2. My dogs
3. My friends
4. My trips to the Grand Canyon and China
5. My sewing machines
6. Having a job
7. The groceries in my cabinet
8. Mary Jo's is just an hour's drive away!

What are you thankful for?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My first student!

This is my friend Tammy showing of the table runner I taught her! She was a terrific student. We worked on this during our lunch hours for a few days. I really enjoyed this as well. I have given her the assignment of getting to know her machine, not to be afraid of it! I think she did an excellent job and gave her an "A".

On other fronts, my hubby is 10 days away from a hip-replacement. Our man-cub is about 2 weeks away from coming home at Christmas break. And I am preparing to be outnumbered by males again!
Well, I will retreat to my sewing studio (the Sweat Shop) for fun and relaxation.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby Quilt completed

This little beauty is for a friend who is having her 4th child, 1st girl! I love the way the yellow and pink makes it bright and sunny. It turned out exactly like I wanted.

I am trying to finish up a couple of other projects. I have a new (for me) table runner to quilt and some samples for work. Then I am rearranging my sweatshop studio. I have to clean and organize ever few weeks to keep myself inspired. Also I want to Mary Jo's yesterday and have many beauties to add to my stash!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Another "happening" in the time since my active postings: the 2008 Lenoir CycloCross! This year the weather was spectacular, the course was dynamic and the riders were many! I always enjoy helping out at this event since the races are exciting and the cyclists are so darn entertaining! I wish I had more time to train, so I could race too. If you have never seen one of these races, GO! You will be amazed at the sheer athleticism exhibited.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lots have happened!

In the days since my last post, many things have occurred:
1. 4 members of my team worked their last day
2. Daylight savings time ended
3. We elected a new president (yay!!!)
4. Michael Crichton and Miriam Makeba have passed away
5. Pepper the new pup has been spayed
6. I had a birthday!

Still sewing up a storm, not as much as I like. I actually sewed all day yesterday and have almost completed a new baby quilt. Taking tomorrow off. Still have another 2.5 vaca days to use before the end of the year.

Thanks to all the Veterans, those who came home and the heroes that didn't. It is due to them and their efforts and sacrifices that I have the right to blog about whatever I want.