Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas this year was wonderful despite my children and grandchildren living so far away. I even saw snow flakes on Christmas eve - a rarity for the Eastern Shore. I did not do much decorating. In fact, my tree did not get finished until late Sunday afternoon.
 My wonderful husband gave me wonderful presents. He really does pay attention to me.
New kindle fire hd - 9"

Handmade cherry yarn swiff and ball winder

There he is winding yarn from my stash

It makes big balls (giggle)

A beautiful bird feeder that we hung Christmas day. AJ even made the pole to hang it on it - very sneaky!

Scrappy was worn out from all the festivities

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday as much as I did! Live in love and peace!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


What I have been working on for Christmas:


More pillowcases - flannel

Hat for Ross
Crocheted beard hats!
Anne Marie's hat

My hat!!!

Hat for Thomas

Quilt for Gage (Anne Marie's dog)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quilt Retreat

I went to Peggy's fall quilt retreat back at the beginning of November. I took my featherweight because I thought is would be fun - turned out it was a bit of of a challenge.
All my kits cut and packed along with my featherweight notebook

One of the quilt tops I pieced

Partially finished top from 2003 flannel I had left over

Twister I put together from 2002 scraps.

I made the finished wreath into a pillow.

Peggy offers % off to retreaters so I picked up two patterns, some fabric and more crabs!

What we really do at retreats - help the young groomsmen staying at the hotel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My New HQ Avante

Awesome!!! and thank you AJ for designing where the furniture should go to fit in this magnificent machine!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween projects

I had very good intentions of making everyone a Halloween pillow.

But I only made one.

I did mail out a pillowcase to Brice and one to Thomas and a bib to Barrett.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Second Trip to Chincoteague

Tisha and Brian came to visit for a week. They wanted to go to Assateague to see the ponies. Unfortunately, when we hiked to the lighthouse, the bugs were out.
Unfortunately, the ponies stayed away.
Fortunately, there was a deer splashing in the road providing lots of entertainment.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some Progress

 It has been awhile but here is what I have been doing.
Made a self-binding baby blanket

Made a second one with Mary Beth's fabric she sent me

Gathered together Halloween fabric for project - hope to have finished and out by Monday

Worked on my Trip Around the World -- dark because it is 4:30 in the morning

Finally finished Barrett's hat

Rearranged and repositioned my kitchen table

A whole new set up because (a little squeal here) I had to make room for my HQ Avante

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trip to Chincoteague

My daughter, son-in-law, and grandson drove down from Syracuse to spend a long weekend with me. Of course they went crabbing with AJ. And, of course we did some shopping. But, the greatest adventure was our trip to Chincotague and Assateague. Here is Thomas buckled up.
Are first stop was Jimmy's for an early breakfast. I ordered my usual - the shore breakfast.

Second stop was Sugar Bakers on Chincotague to wash down the breakfast with pastries. We parked the care in the lot and followed the ducks.
We made our way over to Assateague and saw some ponies off in the distance.

We spent the rest of the morning into the afternoon on the beach. Thomas and I stayed in the waves the whole time. We both took some tumbles. A giant wave came up the shore and wiped out all our chairs, towels, and quilt. That's when we packed up and hiked out to the lighthouse.
Anne Marie and Thomas posed for me
We drove back and the ponies were up at the road. Awesome!!!
On the way home, we stopped in Salisbury and picked up a Smith Island Cake. The cake was awesome too!

Friday, August 10, 2012

My newest BOM

I have been putting a push on finishing my newest BOM. It is called Vintage Rouge. I am almost done embroidering the centers of four blocks. The hoop is a metal one I have had for over 40 years. Next up is all the mahine applique.
 Here is my knitting project I started. The pattern is free. The yarn I bought last summer in Boston.
I have a confession to make. I bought this quilt kit on eBay and I know it originally came from JoAnn's. it is a sentimental thing.

Monday, July 23, 2012

This Past Weekend

Stuff I worked on when I wasn't mowing the lawn, doing laundry, running errors, cleaning, etc....

My current BOM

Quilting placemats

Moda Bake Shop pattern using flannel charm squares