Monday, April 27, 2015

Twins are "3" now...

Seems like these darling premies were just born, 
and now the are 3 years old today!!
Time certainly flies when you have grand-children!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retreat Dissappointment...

Though I was glad to be there, I was sick during the whole retreat (I was not the only one), and slept a good part of the "production" time. I didn't even unpack my sewing machine, and the one photo I have to show you wasn't even taken by me, as I took no photos at all.

The upper quilt top was made by friend D, 
and the lower one made by friend L.
And here is an updated photo of our grand-daughter 
who will be 3 weeks old on Thursday...
I am still not completely back to health, as I am still battling 
a really bad cold that I haven't been able to shake.
If it's not one thing, it's another...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday to our 2 year old GS#4!
Looking cool there kiddo!! 
 He is having a hard time adjusting to having his baby sister take 
over his Mommy's lap. Poor little guy... Needs lots of hugs and snuggles.

And here, dressed in their Easter best, in the shed, and sitting on the tractor, is
our twins. GS#2 and GS#3.Next week they will be 3 years old already!!! Time flies!
Isn't this how you are supposed to look when you do your farming?? Haha!

Sick this week so not out helping my daughter this week.
I recall when we had our third child, it was quite an adjustment, for all of us... 

Happy stitching!!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Retreat Time Again!

After spending the week with my daughter (son-in-law), her boys, 
and newborn grand-daughter, it is time to head out to another much 
needed retreat weekend with my gals...

All packed and ready to go! Our Pug Ruby ready to send me off.  ;)
Happy Stitchings!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

A New Arrival!!

SHE is here!! Our first grand-daughter!!!
Born April 22nd, was 9.1 pounds, and 22 inches.
Big brothers are tickled pink, as we all are...

Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Making Progress on Sewingroom

 Thanks for all the suggestions on my last post!
I've taken your advice and been doing half-hour stints a couple times a day, 
so am making slow progress, but progress non the less.

I can see my cutting board again!!! It had been a long while for sure since 
I've been able to do any cutting there. I sorted all of my scraps into color bins, 
and here I am sorting/cutting strip widths and squares. 
 Feels good to go through all my scraps!

 Today I spent time going through my magazines. Mags between 2000 and now got shelved, and those before 2000 got glanced through, and keepers ripped out, and the rest tossed.
Later I will put the keepers into page protectors, and then sort into binders.

Slow and steady....


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Overwhelmed... What else is new?

Well, DH is gone for a week of golfing with his buddies, 
what better time to sort and clean up my sewing/computer room... 
Only problem is, I stand in the doorway and think,
"where do I even start?", and then I have that overwhelmed feeling.
That of course is bad, cause then I turn around and hide from it.
But, it needs doing badly, because it is keeping me from doing 
anything productive in my quilt-making, and there is much to complete.
I can't even share a photo of my room cause it is so embarrassing.

Wish me luck!


Friday, March 13, 2015

A Trip to Kickass Quilt Shop

I wasn't going to buy anything much, but you know how that goes!! 
Bought some sale fabrics, went for lunch, back to shop cause one of our gals had yet to pay for her chosen items, and of course I started looking around, and found this book.
Do I need any more quilt books? NO! It had 3 patterns in it that really caught my eye, so of course I had to buy it!! Pictures aren't that great. Taken with my iPod, since I broke my camera about 8 months ago. Anyway, here are the 3 that caught my eye.
And if any of my gals are checking, no, I did not get a post up last week, for my once a week promise. We had an eventful, as well as a rough week last week, for we had a sad and upsetting tragedy happen in my extended family, and my thoughts were consumed with that. I just remembered today about needing to post on the blog. Am I forgiven Ladies of my quilting circle?

Here are the fabrics I bought. Some Christmas prints.
Plus a few others...
 Our twins were up from Wisconsin for a visit.
And Hubby bought a 2010 Honda Civic. Better on fuel than our gas guzzling trucks!
Time to get some sewing done, now that life has calmed down again and things are falling into place...

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quilt Group Shares...

From our most recent retreat this past weekend.

This is 2 of Ly's blocks for a pattern called "Options" from Maple Island Quilts.
Here is her quilt top put together. 
The blue painters tape bits on the left are her row orders.
This is Di's efforts on the same pattern.
The colors sure play differently.
These photos below are from my Wonky Bits Group.

All three are the efforts of Pa's hands.
She puts out quilts like no body's business!
Her hands are always extremely busy...
And sadly, I have nothing to show for myself in the way of quilting.
Been doing a lot of knitting and crochet.

Stay warm to those of you in cold climates right now,
stay cool to those in the hot ones, and I envy the 
people that are where it is just right.

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Shrek Baby Look-a-Like

Grandson #4 - photo taken when he was about 3-4 months old.
Heading out to another retreat tomorrow.
Even though our retreats are longer than a "weekend retreat", 
I still wish that they lasted longer than they do! 
Time flies by so darn fast when having fun with the gals...

Happy stitching!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Crochet and Knitting

 Just waiting for the grandsons to come for me to babysit tonight, and thought what can I do while I wait now, cause everything is tidy and ready for them... AH! Do a blog posting...

This is a crocheted shawl I am making for myself. I have a few more rows to 
do to finish the decorative edge. Made of a Cotton yarn...
  This is a knitted shawl I am making for myself again. I always envy the beautiful woolen yarns my friends use, cause I like the look of it, but can't use it because I'm allergic to it. Found this acrylic yarn the kind of looks wooly, so thought to try it. Just another 10 rows and I'll be done!
Had a nice thick dusting of snow this morning. Everything looked so clean and fresh, but it is cold.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Just under the wire...

...with my once a week posting... whew!  ;)

A few more photos from our January Retreat...

This is YN's quilt-as-you-go baby quilt.
This is YN's Row Robin rows.
LS's Row Robin quilt top so far.
 LS's baby quilt top.
 AS's Row Robin quilt top.
 I've been keeping myself busy knitting and crocheting, 
which I will show you next time.

Tomorrow is the first of February!!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

A couple photos from retreat...

Table Topper by friend DL...
 JR's Row Robin quilt top...
AS's Circles quilt top...
Hope everyone is staying warm and healthy in your part of the world!