Saturday, November 26, 2011


Thankful for family, friends , fun and shopping!! Yesterday, we went to the Christmas Carousel Show (love the crafts) in Raleigh NC...I always find something to buy and lots that I wish I had room for! We always go eat Chinese (at the Food Court in Cary Towne was a bit crowded...did not go in any stores there. Then to my favorite store JoAnn's Fabrics ( I was armed with coupons!) Got a cutting number as I went in and by the time I had selected what I wanted, it was my turn. I got some great a Christmas apron panel...orginally $11.99...I got for a $1.45!! It was the end of bolt!! The checkout line went fast.  By the time my husband was thru at Home Depot, I was ready to go. Ate the leftovers from Thanksgiving...I LOVE leftovers...just as good as on Thanksgiving. Have not started the Bonnie Hunter blocks, but the second step is string I will start them...I love sewing them.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Project

I decided to start Bonnie Hunter's new mystery...Orca Bay. I hope to get started this morning afternoon...I am getting ready to leave the house to hit a few local church bazaars. I love handcrafted items!! Of course, there will be delicious goodies to buy and munch on!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Been busy lately doing quilty/nonquilty things, but still good or fun things...collecting food items for food baskets, raking leaves, taught last quilting class last night for this year, raking leaves, quilting a quilt for one of the beginners in my class ( her first quilt), raking leaves, cutting 6 inch squares for a student's senior project (she needs 5000 to make throws for chemo patient ..(.And I have plenty of fabric that's not large enough for a project?or I don't know why I every bought that piece!!) raking leaves,cooking/freezing collards for Thanksgiving and Christmas...( always cook a huge pot and freeze some so as not to smell up house later!!!) raking leaves!!! Can you figure out we have lots of trees??? 7 Oaks, numerous dogwoods, and several Bradford Pear...the colors are beautiful and the leaves are pretty falling to the ground.
I also tried to enter Quiltmaker's magazine Treasure Hunt contest. I believe some of the sponsor's really do not have the contest button on their website!!! I spent time looking when I could have been RAKING LEAVES!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Latest project

I decided to make the same quilt in fall colors. I love it. The
 background is a light beige color.

200 prairie points!!! I even found leaf buttons to use!!
I used the sewing machine to sew all the buttons!!

When I quilted it I had to be careful not to sew the prairie points down
and not to catch the sides of the trees. The quilting really makes the trees pop out.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Sampler quilt along

Christmas Sampler quilt is on week 4, but the blocks are so cute and look very easy. I hope I have time to do these. Check it out.