Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Got my taxes done so back to crazy quilting. Here is a block I made earlier and I turned it into a little door hanger friendship pillow for my secret pal. This block is one I made especially for my secret pal and turned it into a box lid cover and covered the rest of the box. I will fill it will the little door hanger and other little gifts, hope she doesn't get on my blog site before I get it to her.

The next pictures are of blocks I made for a drawing . The first two are fruit basket blocks and the second 2 are friendship blocks. The patterns for both came from Marcia Horn's quilterscache.com web site.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Just finished the third block of the white blocks I am making. Am not as happy with this one as I was with the first two but it is a musical theme block and guess it is ok.

Have been working on taxes the past few days and will send it in tommorow.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

It snowed here in West Texas today and it is cold. I'm not too fond of cold and as you can see from this picture we live in an old house built in 1897 and it is impossible to get warm. (This picture is not of the snow today but the one we had around Christmas, hence the decorations. ) We pretty much stay in one or two rooms when it is cold as we can't afford to try and heat the whole house. It has no insulation in the attic and even though the walls are solid wood there is no insulation in them either. We did put energy efficient windows in it several years ago and I have caulked and caulked inside, and it is better but still cold.

So I am spending my time in the only warm room today working on CQ stuff. Made little books for two of the round robins I have joined and getting my blocks ready to mail off. If I can pull myself away from my warm spot I might take pictures of them later.

Here is my latest white CQ block. I am working on the third in between other projects. I decided to make it a musical themed block and am having fun with it. Not as many beads on it as the first two so far.

Monday, April 2, 2007

New blocks and my blooms

This my first finished block for a white crazy quilt I am making. I actually hope to sell this one. I don't know how these sell but am going to try. I bought so much white "stuff" I figured I could use some to make one or two to sell. I have started the second block and love how it is coming along. Should have it finished in a day or two.
This is my blank block for the Kitty Kitty round robin. this one is going to be fun

This is the first time my wisteria has bloomed and it is AT LEAST, 10 years old. So am proud that if FINALLY bloomed. And it smells sooo good!

I had to share a picture of my Lady Banks rose bush, it is humongous and just loaded with flowers this year. When i bought and planted it I never realized it would get so big but it is technically a climbing rose and it is slowly but surely taking over my whole front yard. I remember that my Mom had one in her back yard. Not anywhere near this big but I just loved all those clusters of tiny perfect roses.

A Little About Me

Hi and Welcome! I am 50 years old, married with 2 girls Andrea and Crystal, and 3 grandchildren. A girl, Jesi who is 13 that we are raising and a boy, Christian, who is 6 and, lives with Mom. Andrew James or Peanut is 6months old and brother to Jesi. We live in a house built in 1897 that is not in the best of shape but we are working on it and we love it. It is a 2 story colonial style with big columns and a big wrap around front porch. We also have 6 cats, of which only part of are allowed in the house, and 5 dogs. A Momma dog and 4 puppies. She had 9, we gave one away, then they all came down with parvo. I lost 4 but was able to save 4. A heartrending experience but was just glad to be able to save any. No help from the vet as they want so much money but found some homeopathic remedies that actually worked. I also have a 7 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is my baby. She goes everywhere with me, sleeps under the covers with me, and is just the cutest thing ever.