Wednesday, October 31, 2007

la lala lala lala......


.....scare ya? Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seeking motivation on this fine Sunday morning!

I'm stuck......between languishing projects!!!! AAAAACK!!!! I did pick Fran up last evening and decided to work on the verse section...should go quickly and then it will really seem like I'm making progress and I'll decide to plod on to the rest of the piece.

I haven't been spending much time in the sewing room though. These are components for my version of the vintage red stars quilt I showed in a previous post:

Surely will be a lovely quilt when finished! How can it not be---what with all of those yummy wonderful Moda fabrics...have I ever documented how much I LOVE Moda fabric? I LOVE MODA FABRIC! Just wanted to get that out there...ha! Okay---and it has RED in favorite color...and I'm using that fabulous pear fabric from a Brannock & Patek fabric line (Say It With Flowers) from a few years back.....lots of wonderful components that should make me really want to work on this!'s the state it's in:

What is wrong with me? LOL I'm not really in the mood to do much of anything lately. I DID get a lovely new contraption......does this make me a knitter now????

I own a fabulous yarn swift sort of thing now! Lovely! Note the fabulous handspun angora bunny yarn that's waiting........what, might you ask, is it waiting for?'s waiting for the Royal yarn ball winder to arrive in the mail that I also ordered. Then I can magically transform my skeins of handspun yarn into center pull balls and how cool will that be? But in the it sits.....

Soooooooo....I think I'll do this. I will put a pot of coffee on.....start some some piecing on the red stars for a bit.....then at some point retire to the living room to stitch on Fran...and maybe bake today. I go to find that motivation to accomplish all this! :o) I'll report back with any progress! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Just touching base.....

busy week with VERY VERY VERY exciting things happening, of which I cannot blog about at this very moment. But I'm quite hopeful to have some exciting news to share with you all in the next couple of weeks!

How's THAT to pique your interest? ha!

I've been working away on the red stars quilt.....but have no photos to share with you right now because I'm too lazy to go downstairs and take any!

It's been a rainy and chilly day today......yesterday was beautiful! 70s! Perfect! Today---rainy and 50s...but hey, the Cowboys won! YAY! So all is good in my world.

I'm getting ready to *GASP!* pick up a needle and stitch for a bit! Paulette---you can pick your jaw up off the floor now! ha! Just kidding! I am going to work on Fran though, and will post a progress pic at some point this week!

Take care! :o))

UPDATE--Progress pic of Fran---she's not holding my interest.....UGH! Maybe if I stop working on the boring sky/cloud thing and work on something more colorful, fun and small! :o)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What's everyone up to??

I hope everyone's enjoying the weekend and doing fun and creative stuff!!! It's a brisk and rainy weekend here in South Dakota...perfect for a big pot of chili, and quilting! I've been looking through quilt books and have found the inspiration for my next quilt!!!

It's a photo of an antique quilt....MAN I love those red stars!!! Soooo....this is my next project. I already have fabrics pulled......and so I'll be posting my progress as I go along! I may get some cutting done yet this evening...otherwise that will be a fine Sunday project until the football game starts! :o)

I've also been stitching on my Frances Eden sampler. If I think of it....I'll get a picture posted of my progress on that beauty! She's going to be quite the substantial sampler once I get her all stitched! I'd say I'm about half finished with her!

Nothing on the knitting needles at the moment, though I do have the Sensational Socks book on order, and have the LYS on stand-by for one-on-one lessons in DPN sock knitting if needed. ;o) I'm excited about learning to knit socks! Have you SEEN all the yummy sock yarn out there? OMG! T*R*O*U*B*L*E !!!! LOL

I'm off to the sewing room.....have a great night!

Monday, October 08, 2007

OMG! Gotta Love Them Cowboys!!!!!

WHAT*A*GAME! Oh my holy goodness gracious!!!! WOWZER!!!! How 'bout them COWBOYS!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!

The heart was pounding and racing....the family is asleep....I think I threw my shoulder out triumphantly pumping my fist and jumping around the living room...albeit as not to wake the sleeping family. WOW! I won't be able to sleep until 2AM now! LOL

Hope you enjoyed the game if you watched it. Whether you were for the Cowboys or was a great game! :o)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

It's All About the FACE TIME

Okay---I have been remiss-------my dear friend, Paulette in Omaha (Hi, Paulette!) has let me know she enjoyed reading about my soon to be sis-in-law, Mona (Hi, Mona!)...and her quilt that I gifted to her.....and Paulette reminded me that yes, indeed, I have also gifted a quilt to her in the past.....with lovely pear fabric included (ha!).....and yet, I had no photographic proof nor any photographic show of gratitude for said gifted quilt. Sooooooooooo....she has graciously provided such proof:

I think it's all about the face time! ha! JUST KIDDIN Paulette!!! :O) You know I love ya! For those of you who don't know her...she is a very gifted and talented artist...currently designing her own line of needlework samplers! You can see her work here

Some day I hope to design some samplers of my own! But for now...I live vicariously through Paulette! :o)