Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quilter's Delight

The garage sale that I went to was a daughter that was selling all her mother's stash and started projects because her mom wasn't able to sew anymore and believe it or not she herself didn't quilt. Hence the title of the add in the newspaper: Quilter's Delight! Here are some pictures that I took of my haul! I spent a whopping total of $26.00. Most of the bags I bought with projects already started that she had priced at $.50 but some were a whole $1.00! The cuts of fabric were anywhere from $.50-$2.00. I could have stayed there all day! Now on to the pictures! Enjoy!

This was a bag full of strippy blocks that are just like what we were swapping on our Scrappyand Happy yahoo group. Only this lady was paper piecing them. The newspaper she used was old so no telling when she started this project!

This is a quilt that the lady had started and it's not quite all there. But I love the way it was coming together. Not sure how I will finish it. And there were pillow panles to go with it.

This is a stack and whack that the lady already had cut out and it has lots of leftovers to add to it too! Coby is gonna love this one!

This one is large enough to put together and have a top already. It is in strips and just needs to be put together!

This one is in LOTS of pieces. She had tons cut but only this one put together. (not real neatly done either) But I think I can do alot with it.

Not really sure even what it's called, are they stars or what?

And then there is this panel that Miss Cindy would probably love, since it's purple and all! But I thought it was precious with the butterflies and flowers!

Here's alot more little pieces she had cut out but nothing done. I really like these little pieces!

These are the cuts of fabric that I picked up. Some of them have several yards in them!

These are charms that are cute and a few are put together. I will probably take them back apart and use in a more random arrangement!

This on I REALLY loved! Great head start to my black and white quilt I wanted to do!

So that's it for now! I do hope you enjoyed my treasure as much as I enjoyed digging through her stash. Guess I need to read the paper more often! lol

P.S. She even sold me her mother's pretty little heart shaped pin cushion. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it. And two good size wicker baskets! Now that's what I call a true "Quilter's Delight"!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Miss Me?

So where has all the time gone since I was in here last? I have no idea! But in the mean time I have had 2 more grandbabies and life is good! In June I have a trip planned to Anchorage Alaska. This is to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the man I married when I was just a kid! I am so looking forward to this trip but I have NEVER flown, so am just a little nervous! But my tickets are booked and I am not backing out now!
Over on The Quilt and Needle we are doing a row robin this time and my theme is going to be all about my 30th anniversary trip. In other words ALASKA! Of course I am a non-peeker so it will be a surprise when I get it home. My 2010 round robin is almost home. It is at it's last stop before reuniting with me! I LOVE surprises so I have always been a non-peeker and it is sooooo worth the wait to let it just be a surprise when it comes home! Row/Round robin, it doesn't matter. These are soooo much fun and I talked 2 new ladies into joining us this year! So far they are loving it! It is so awesome to get people from "across the pond" to help out on our projects. It really makes these thing SUPER special! Not that they aren't special being done by those friends here in the states, it's just a neat idea that these tops get to do more traveling than I do! lol
Well, that's all for now. As soon as I get time I will set down and add some new pictures to this blog. Thanks for staying with me. I'll try to do better.
P.S. Garage sale finds to come! You won't believe what I got yesterday for just a few bucks! Let's just say that the add in the paper said "Quilter's Delight"!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

What happened to September?

Well all I can say is, It's been one heck of a busy month! Birthdays galore! Lots of things going on! And still my sewing room isn't finished! Close but no cigar! I have the ceiling done! I have the walls done! I have the base boards done! I have the light switches and plugs done! Still need the phone jack done! Still need YARD STICKS! I want to use them for the crown molding since it's a sewing room! Got my shelving units in but still have to get the new table finished! I did buy legs yesterday! Woo Hoo! Now if we could just have some SUN, I might be able to get the finish on it so we could move it in!

Ready to DROOL now?

I got my round robin back! Man oh man can you believe how beautiful it is! I love it sooo much! Everybody did a fabulous job, but the last border REALLY set it off! The ladies at the Quilt and Needle are so talented, it is unbelievable! I love this thing more every time I look at it! It's gonna get finished as a wall hanging so I can put it in my sewing room! That way I get to look at it ALOT! It will have to wait til after the first of the year though. Too much other stuff that I have to get done! One being: FINISH THAT SEWING ROOM!

And one more thing before I go... the new grandbaby has a name!
Drum roll please!.....................
Parkes Graham it is! Very adult name but, as Coby would say "Me thinks he will grow into it!" It took Coby quite some time to decide that this was an okay name! Every time you asked him what Aunt Karla and Uncle Scotty should name the baby, he woould say, "Coby!" We would ask him, "Coby Nathaniel?" and he would say, "No, just Coby" So anyway, we all like the name, including Coby!

Next time I post, there WILL be pictures of the FINISHED sewing room!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's a BOY!

We finally found out what the Dec. baby is gonna be! It is for sure a boy! After 2 sonograms there is no doubt! So now we are waiting for mom and dad to pick out a name! But they still have plenty of time for that!

The round robin is getting close to being over. I have 2 more borders to do and then in September mine will come home! I am soooo ready to see it! I have been really good and not peeked so it will totally be a surprise! I can't wait!

I am in the process of completely remodeling my sewing room. I have taken EVERYTHING out and organized my fabric! Huge accomplishment! I will remove the popcorn from the ceiling first, then retexture the walls and paint! Got new shelves to put in and for my birthday, my dear sweet hubby had me sewing table built to put in my new room!

Maybe my next post will have before and after pictures! til next time...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The End of June!

Well life has been pretty busy this month! LOTS of work and not much free time. Really looking forward to a 3 day week-end! I need to finish some sewing that should have already been done, but with kids, grandkids, and granddogs I haven't had much free time! My round robin border that should have already been in the mail on the 26th is still waiting for me to finish it! Thank goodness the lady I am sending it to is on vacation and not sitting at home waiting on it! I have several sunbonnet sue blocks to make for a swap that is due in August and Happy blocks for July the need to be redone because I didn't read the details of the fabric choices! So, this week-end may be a holiday week-end but I have LOTS of work to do at home! When I get some finished products I will come back and post pictures and that will probably be my July post!

By the way, the end of July we should find out what our new baby is! Can't wait! Things are going really good with the pregnancy so far! Yeah! I am soooo happy for my kids, it is unbelieveable!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Well since I don't have a photo of our newest addition (Allie) thought I would post a photo of her with mom, dad and brother(Coby). Aren't they just the cutest little family? This was at Coby's birthday party and as you can see, it was a camo party. This little boy is all about HUNTING! So I guess sissy is gonna be a tomboy!

Now....... for the REALLY EXCITING NEWS!

WE HAVE A NEW ONE ON THE WAY!!!!!!! Scotty and Karla have been trying for quite some time and had some set backs but it's official! I can't wait to see what God has planned for these 2 but what ever IT turns out to be, one thing is for sure! IT WILL BE SPECIAL AND LOVED! God has been so good to us! Thanks to him this is possible! We just have to have FAITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Life's Update

Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of things that you really want to do? Well that's what has happened to me this past month. Life got very busy!

About 3 1/2 weeks ago my husband and I got the bright idea to have a clean-up day on Saturday. Friday night we had our grandson spend the night and his dad was going to come help us the next morning. When we got up we decided that the pile of limbs in the pasture could go ahead and burn down some before Nathan got there. That way it wouldn't be quite so hot to add more limbs as we cut them. Robby's not so bright idea was to pour gas on it! Can we say"BOOM"?Needless to say, he got burnt pretty bad and we had to make a run to the ER.

Nathan met us 1/2 way and took Coby so he wouldn't have to be at the hospital. And then he went on back to the house to put the fire out. And, yes, they called the fire department, AGAIN! This only makes the 3rd time they have been called to our house. And, yes, Robby loves to burn things!

Anyway, Robby suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his right arm that has taken a considerable amount of my free time to clean and dress. We had a niece to come and help with 1/2 of the dressing changes, thank God! I could never have done it by myself! But with the prayers of ALOT of people on his behalf he has healed remarkably fast. Even the doctor was surprised!

So we haven't been doing any fishing, or yard work or anything else! But he is about done healing and maybe soon we can get some things done! He still has to be careful when he is in the sun, but other than that he is healing well.

Check back later and maybe I'll post some photos!