Friday, July 31, 2015


I am sooooo happy today--
I got one of my large quilts finished--
totally finished--
this big girl is totally finished--
hand quilted and all--
even the binding is all sewn on it--
that alone took me 2 1/2 hours to stitch on !!
I did not keep track of the amount of hours this took to hand quilt--
just know that it took hours and hours!!!!!

Smiles, diandmissgracie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


my friend Anne did with some blocks I gave her--
the 2 house blocks are from a long time ago--
I really don't even remember giving them to her-
but recognized the fabrics--
the flower wreath block was for another quilt that I had started--
and all the rest of  the blocks where a 'bom' that once again had started and not finished--
I had no idea what to do with them so gave them to Anne last week-
and today she showed up with this--
I just love it!!!
And here is another one of her quilts--
she loves to just put blocks together--
great job, Anne--
for lunch today after a morning of stitching we went through Arbys drive-thu and got
some sandwiches and went to the other end of out lake and ate-
and here is some photos from the point--
this area park is large and has a swimming beach area with it--
and I just love this old tree that borders the swimming area--
It has turned off really hot and humid here this afternoon--
so be cool --
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Saturday, July 25, 2015


My measuring tapes have been 'lost' for while now--
had fun trying to measure my quilts here a week or so ago---
looked everywhere for them--

Then yesterday I decided to look for my silver marking pencils that I like for tracing my quilt
stencils onto the quilts with--as I wanted to be sure I had a nice stash of those before I move--
I was sure I had 5 or so yet--but could only find one plus the one I was using--
so yesterday I walked over to the quilt shop to get more--they were out so I ordered 6--
and this pretty flower arrangement was on their back table--
this morning as I was waking up--
the ole light bulb lit up!!!!
there is a drawer in the sewing table--
wonder if that is where my pencils are???
jumped out of bed and opened it and sure enough there they were --
along with the measuring tapes and some other sewing goodies!!!
so I walked back over to the quilt shop to cancel the order--
I think 6 of those pencils is enough for now!!!
I did leave the drawer open a bit so that I remember to clean it out--
so that if I don't move that table to FL with me--at least I will have my sewing supplies!!!
Have a great rest of the week end--
smiles, diandmissgracie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I did have to go over to the Quilt shoppe yesterday--
so I snapped a couple photos for you--
Love the colors in this quilt--
wool projects--
more in that room--
I really do love working with wool-the real wool--not the felted wool stuff--
though there is projects I have seen in that I like--
the only problem with the real wool is the cost!!!!

remember my story about my 'flower guy' who was arrested for meth--
well--they did decide that he was not making any meth at the flower house--
and he is out of jail--
the other night when I walked by his place and taking photos --
he was  in the trunk of his car--he was trying to fix a tail light--
so we talked a bit--
I told him I would miss his gardens as I was working on moving to FL--
and he said the thought he was moving anyways and would be digging up his garden to take
it with him--
I did not let on that I knew of his 'troubles'--
but later wondered if that a bit like 'lying'--??????
I will miss his gardening that is for sure.
Found this one on his porch last night--
Does anyone know what it is???
loved it--


Wouldn't you like to go shopping in this room of old treasures????

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