Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday

A friend made this cars quilt and showed it at the last guild meeting.
She said it was fast and she made it in one evening.
It would make a little boy's quilt or a bigger boy's
quilt. So bright and colorful.This weeks count on the nine patches is
156 down and 140 to go. Not a very productive week but am pleased to have some progress!! Has anyone ever started thyroid medicine for hypothyroidism? That's the path I am on this week and don't look forward to a new med added to the ones I am on....they gave me Synthroid. Well we are under a blizzard warning....don't think I have ever seen that here in SW Missouri. The front porch is already like an ice skating rink!! I think we're in for it but good for the next 2 days.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Time Story Book Quilt

When I went to pick up my block kit the owner
of the shop had just finished this small quilt top.It reminds me of books I read or looked at
as a young child. I know she plans for it
to be a child's quilt, but I wouldn't mind
having one with these old fashioned
picture squares.
Click and enlarge the pic and see if it
takes you back to days long past......

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Last week I had a Dr's appointment and saw this on
the wall in his office.
Above are my 7 grandkids.....I hope that in spite of
having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...I am able
to touch their lives enough to make
a difference.
When I am not able to be with them,
I am praying for them in their daily walk
through life.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Design Wall Monday

The quilt guild that I belong to makes quilts to give
to families that loose their homes to fire and they are
running short on quilts right now. This week I put
together these 12 1/2 inch blocks, I hope to add
a few more, and donate them to the club's block stash.
Finally got January's two Buck a Blocks picked up
pieced and the star points added.
The count on the 3 1/2 inch squares are now up to
134......that is 1 away from being half way there!
134 down and 136 to go

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Foto Finish....... Kodachrome

When the subject was announced for this Saturday's
Foto Finish and it was Kodachrome the first thing I
thought of was the song, and I see I am not the only
one that did!!!!
I also remembered the segment on the
evening news about a shop over in Parson, Kansas
that was developing Kodachrome for the last time.
I tell you people had traveled from all over to
get their last pictures developed. It was kinda sad,
Kodachrome....a thing of the past.I like all the bright colors in this quilt I made last
summer. I even have a little green grass of summer
in the picture below.
Really, I could not resist going on over to You Tube and listening to that old
song from my early teens....thought I'd just share that, too. It plays better,
I think if you go on over and watch it on You Tube.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have made it to 100 on the little 9 Patches!!!!170 more to go....and then all the little 3 1/2 inch
squares to set these on point...238 of them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday...Pink Churn Dash

I got the other antique Churn Dash quilt top out
and went over it and put pins in where I need to do
some repairs. I plan to get those done today while the snow is
falling outside the window by my sewing table!! Other than
a few falling fine flakes this is our first snow of the new year.I got the star points made and sewn on the
buck a blocks. I still need to pick up
the January set at the shop.
The batch of 3 1/2 inch 9 patches have
grown a little this last week.
I had 54 last week now there are 72. Still a ways to go to get to 270 but little by little I will get there. I feel like I am getting a head cold and really don't need that. I find it hard to sew if my head is hurting. If something else is hurting usually sitting down at the machine will take my mind off of it....but not when it is my head.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Foto Finish....Scenic

Well to be honest I struggled with this theme a little as I hardly ever travel,
or I guess I should say, never travel.
When I go down home where I grew up I always
enjoy the town square. I do not believe I have
ever seen another that is this nice to view. That
just may be because this is the one I saw when I was
a kid and we made that weekly trip off the farm to town.
Just this last year on a wall off the south west side
of the square they had this beautiful mural painted.
I like the wall murals and here where I live
they have a couple on walls around town.
The first picture above, of the train, is one I go past more
often when I get out to go to the grocery store
or run an errand. So this is pretty much some of my local area
scenery! To see more of the scenic pics go on over
view the Foto Finish Saturday post.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Design Wall Monday

If you are looking for a lot of new progress you might want to pass
on me and go to the next wall!! But, if you take time to look you will
see that my 9 patches have gone from 24 last Monday
to 54 this Monday! With my energy level very low
this week after Christmas ....that's some accomplishment.In keeping it real here at the first Monday
of the New Year .....this shows the
wall as it is. I should be getting the
next two black and white Buck a Blocks
this week if I make it to the shop.
I think it is two each month starting
in January.
As you can see I did not get my Christmas wall hanging
finished. I did get it squared up a little better
and worked on the back of those pinwheels.
I'll tell you, when working on the backs of those
I can sure tell it was my first project....they
did not fan out hardly at all....needed one
of those whack it hammers I have seen to
flatten them out. With poking and picking with
the seam ripper and iron I got them smashed
as flat as they are going to go. I am not really sure how I am going to quilt
this, stipple would be good but I don't do that
very well yet.
One reason besides time and energy that I did
not get it finished was that the backing I had
bought for it was not enough. So today
I dug around in my totes and found this
Santa fabric and I think it will work pretty good.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Foto Finish....Beginning

Here is a photo of a sunset here in SW Missouri. In
December I noticed that is was getting dark really
early ....before 5:30 most days.Here after the beginning of the New Year we will
start to notice that the days are beginning to
get a little longer. I really don't care for
the darkness to hit right after 5 pm, so I start watching
for those later sunsets.