Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Do as I say, not as I do!

See this?


No...not the fat finger, not the wrinkles, not the freckles and no!...not the fact that I need a manicure! 


Come closer,

A little more....




Don't stick your finger under the needle of your quilting machine!




Monday, October 11, 2010

Everything's "Falling" into place

Another fall post.

I'm going to see 'Bama Girl this week,  I decided to take her a couple of things, so I had to get busy.  Saturday night, I started on this and finished up the binding Sunday morning:


                                                          and then, I made this...


                                                                          it matches!

She can use the quilt as a wall hanging or table topper.

I also found something to hang with my wall hangings (I'd been looking for something other than a curtain rod or just having them hand plain against the wall.)


I thought it was cute.  But that may just be me!

We're going to lunch and a little shopping.  I'm sure I'll be going to JoAnn's because they have a 50% off coupon for a single cut of fabric.  (I'd like a whole bolt, please!) 

Maybe if we find a few bargains, I'll have a few thing to show off.  Actually, that reminds me that I've wanted to talk to you about something for a while.  You see, that's how I've been feeling lately...like I'm being a show off, when in reality I'm just documenting the things I make and what I do daily...okay?  Okay...just wanted to get that elephant out of the room and clear the air!  I also hope you'll find an idea or two that you can take for your own!

Since I'm in a mood (a sewing mood!) I'm going to get some more fabric out and see what I come up with!



Friday, October 8, 2010

Quilt blog.

It is and therefore, I should show some quilts, but I really, really hate to.  The only one I've finished lately is suppose to be a Christmas present...but here goes (maybe she won't see it).  BTW...it's lime green, black and white...but it photographed yellow instead of lime.


If you want to see it closer, click on it!  I had a hard time photographing it.  It's really windy here today!

My next quilt is going to be black and white and gray.  I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but probably a square in a square.  Any suggestions?

Here's some of the fabric:


I just pulled some from my stash.  As much as I love black and white, I've never done a quilt with only these colors.  And looking at them now...I really wish I could add another color to the mix...maybe red or orange, green or blue.  But I can't.  This was a request.  The person requested black and white with no "pattern".  Hmmm...since I didn't know what this meant, I'm just winging it.  (It's for my son...duh!)  He just wants something that he can throw on the couch for his friends to use when they stay over.  Nothing sentimental here!  I'd go to the local "Big Box" store and pick up one for 30 bucks, but it's the first time he's asked me to make one for him and I'm his mom...what could I say?  Yeah, I'll make you one, but it has to be the colors I want?  It's going to be a challenge...so...bring it on!

Guess I'm through now!  Ya'll have a good one and....Roll Tide!



Wednesday, October 6, 2010



Welcome!  October is here!  Ummm, yeah...I know it's been here about a week, but I'm just now getting into it! 

I don't know if I've ever shown my front door before.  Oh well, I know I haven't when it's decorated for fall!  And I know I've shown my mums, but I love the color!



One of the things not so great?  Hay fever.   Yuck!  I was trying to finish mowing the last pasture that needed it and the grass and pollen are killers this year!  But it looks good now that I've mowed!


This part had never been mowed before because it was always too wet.  But not now!  We really need some rain.  Even the pond has dried up.  And there's Red Flag Warnings...fire weather warnings...no burning for the whole state.  And you can see why by the above picture...everything is brown and dry!

Well, as you can see, I'm really scrapping the bottom of the barrel to come up with something to write about today!  So...