Friday, April 30, 2010


Well--here's the scope---
Little sister is here--
Yep--I have had her in the dog house all day---
Remember the bird cage "we" both found yesterday at the Antique store---Now _-- I found it first--but I had to get to an appointment--then she found it and before I could get back today to get it--she went and got it!!!
Now I want to know something---for two sisters who have "different" decorating styles--why do we always "fight" over the same things at antique shops and yard sales???????????   
Good Question???

OKay--did we get all our goals and challenges met for April????
Here is my last CG&GClub goal--
I did it --got the Summer set of Patchables all done--now I only have the 3 pc. Fall set to do, but I don't have the last one yet--it will come this month sometime!!

I did do a couple changes--first change was in this one--
Here is there version--
Here is mine---can you see what I changed????  I also have some flip-flop buttons coming for this one--but they are not here yet!!
And I did some changes on this one--made it more for Northern living!!!

My last OPAM challenge was "birds"--
From the Tilda book--
I just loved making these---today---I do believe I will make more of these some day!!!!

Now I did not get two bom's done--yet---
Frist Friday Freebie--Annie--but she is nearly all stitched and I have finally decided  how I am going to finish her!!!  But I figure "I" am not late yet on this project as we won't get another one til May7th--so see I still have a week yet--the same goes for the Bouquet block by Jenny--it is started--just not finished and she doesn't give out each months till the 7th of each month!!!!

And how did you make out???????
I know I am tired--and my "house" and the pile of "laundry" look it--(it seems someone neglected to--or rather elected not to do the laundry this week----so now maybe we should put "Di" here--
Yep--sounds like a plan to me!!!!

May Day is tomorrow---
I can remember doing the Old fashioned tradition when I was young--we used wild violets and dandelions in the paper cones--
Have you ever done this for May Day????
Oh--not only is it the last day of April--and tomorrow is the first day of a new month--May--it is also another---
week end---two whole days---so enjoy them!!!
Hugs, Di

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I had a different kind of day today---did not sew all day nor did I do housework or spring cleaning today---

This morning I had to a PT appointment--and for being a "good girl" and doing my excises the PT instructor gave me MORE to do!!!!  Oh well somebody has to do them!!!

Then after lunch around 2 pm Anne picked me up and I actually went to ---
Quilt Club---at my local quilt store--
I took a BIG bag of things for show 'n' tell as I had not been a long long time---
and here is some of the other's show 'n 'tell--
this is Anne showing her old quilt she just finished--
And this lady is actually showing Barbie dolls that years ago my Anne made dresses for--Anne used to make and repair antique dolls and made alot of old fashioned dresses for the Barbies and this lady bought some for her granddaughters to play with and she still had them--how neat!!!
this lady was away for a couple months and this was her project while she was away--
this crazy quilt was to die for---she did a wonderful job of creating it--you could of looked at all day and still seen something you missed---
this is being made for a grandson who is 22 yrs young!
A neat table runner--
this gal is showing a quilt her Mom made years and years ago!!!

Jeannie out quilt club instructor has a drawing for those that bring show 'n' tell and then one in the end of class for everyone---
Guess who won the show 'n' tell one---
I got a pattern and a towel  to do the pattern on!!!!

I was good (remember--no money!!!) and I got only one yard of fabric and it was a "free" yard I had earned--
I got the pink kinda checked one on the bottom to go with the flowered one on the top--- I had picked up the rows of flowers at another quilt shop on a sale--these are just the right size flowers for Dresden plates and now the pink checked will be the centers--now to find the time to make them???????

OKay now time to get "serious"---
I "think" I might be pregnant------
I am "craving" peanut butter by the spoonful right from the jar--
And chocolate tonight ---big time!!!!!

Any one wanta join me???

Tomorrow I hope to have another Show 'n' Tell for April finishes--so stayed tuned!!!
Hugs, Di

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


While reading Di's blog site---
as in the reading of this site could cause "one" to spew Dr. Pepper all over the computer screen--
As has happened to one reader!!!!  And Di would not like to see harm come to someone whom might "choke" on food--or harm come to someone's computer due to becoming "wet" from Dr. Pepper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now on the latest Sewing News:
Oh my--what is the above picture all about??????
That does look a lot like that new "Verna" line everybody is soooooo excited about???
OHHHH--another "hint" here I see---I know that that "Di" had down on her April goal list to make up her newest design in the Verna line---I wonder???????
Oh MY---I do believe that Di chained herself to the sewing machine today and she has the new one all make up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well--I do believe she has got another April finish to add to her list!!!!
She might--might make her finish list for April yet---but she still has a couple "pans" in the fire--and only two more days to go-------????????
Hugs, Di

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


 Anne came today and we quilted til noon--she worked on a pre-printed wall hanging and I worked on Sunday Best--
Little Sister showed up about 11:30 am and so Anne asked if we would like to go out to lunch--well--we ain't no chicken--so of course we said that sounded like a plan!!
We went to a place called "Mr. Chicken's" and guess what we had?????
Anne and I had chicken sandwiches--little sister got 1/2 chicken so she had leftovers and she got to bring it home for another meal---but Anne and I also got some Strawberry cheese cake pie---( I know Di just found those couple lost pounds--again)
this was the view looking out the window where we sat--right across the street--behind that truck is the entrance to the State Park and our famous Gorge!!!!

While we were eating we watched the weather do all kinds of things outside--sunshine--rain--sleet--snow--rain--snow---!!!!  Didn't everyone say that "spring" was here???????
Let's see do I give you the "good" news or the "bad" news first?????

AH let's get the "bad" out of the way----
I hate computers---I really do--blogging friends!!!
It seems every couple of days something changes in the format--and it is nothing I have done--this "crazy" box--just uses the gentle word "update" and then you are updated alright---and it is like starting alllllll over again in relearning how to do the simple things to make it work!!!!
Tonight the format for me to download my clipart and pictures has all changed--I like the old way--what is wrong with the "old" way---us (me) "old" women like the "old" way--leave us alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok now I got that off my "chest" let's see where were we????
Oh--the good news---hey look at this---
It is the Sunday Best -- Schnibbles-- all hand quilted and all finished--even the binding is all done---Hurrah for me!!!!
I used this stencil in the four patches--I just loved this stencil and the design it made--

Here is how I did the center patches--just outlines--
And here is how I did the little corner squares-- and I did do some quilting on the borders--but it is hard to see here--I did a line around the bird nest and then outlined around some of the little squares!!!
So here we are in all our "glory"--pillow and quilt all done and happy in the rocker to no longer be "man" handled by the quilter!!!!!!

PS--we have 3---just 3 more days to finish our April goals---so how are we doing????
Ah--think Di best get to hers!!!!!!!

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