Thursday, June 30, 2011


I have been working on finishing up some of my UFO's.  I recently took a trip to my sister's house in Arizona, and made some progress on my slowly, but surely, dwindling pile of unfinished projects. 
 My sister owns a Gammill, so that made quilting the completed tops a breeze! 
 This was made from blocks from a BPF swap.
This UFO, entitled "Red Tidings" was made using scraps.  It measures 80" x 80".

In all, 10 UFO's were quilted, bound, and crossed off the "To Do" list!  Hooray!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


My little Sweet Pea has been here for the past few weeks.  We have had loads of fun and made just as many memories.  Sweet Pea loves to watch the Food Network and is constantly coming up with new recipes, like her special "Veggie Pizzaz"!  Our trip to the library resulted in a cookbook entitled, "Mom and Me Cookbook" by DK Books.  She picked out the recipe she wanted to make, and we began...
 First, we made jam from the strawberries from Papa's (great grandpa) garden.
 Then I mixed up some cookie dough, and Sweet Pea rolled out and cut the cookies.  I placed them in the oven to bake.
 When cool, I frosted one cookie with butter cream icing, and my little Sweetie tenderly added the jam.
 Next, the second cookie was placed on top, and voila!
 Strawberry Jam Sweethearts!
They were sooo yummy...and they went very fast.  My compliments to the Chef!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Finally, A Completed UFO!

I am finally able to work on whittling away at my UFO list.  This Zigzag quilt was on the list (notice the past tense here!!)  It's now finished and donated to my local Project Linus chapter.  The fabric for this quilt came to me as a bag of scraps.  Putting it together was quick and fun.  I did the machine quilting myself, although it has been more than a year since I have quilted anything on my machine, and it shows!  Boy, was I out of practice.  I thought about taking the quilting out and starting over, but that's not going to happen.  So I officially declared it DONE!

Now on to another UFO, as well as getting projects ready for the upcoming retreat in May.  I'm way behind!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Snowman Gift

Recently, two of my friends(Michelle and Peggy) have posted on their blogs, cute little snowmen quilts displayed on a wire frame. I just loved them! I became inspired to make one, too, but knew it would just turn into another UFO. Really, I'm trying very hard not to create more UFOs. To my surprise, a package came from my sister the other day. Can you guess what was inside?!! Yep!! My very own snowman quilt in a cute little wire frame!! My sister embroidered the snowman in red (my favorite color) and embellished him with some cute snowflake buttons. Woohoo!!