Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #6

This week’s blogger of the week is Arlette, at the Polka Dot Pineapple. She has a wonderful blog. It is so colorful! Cheers me up to go there. She has some great tutorials I am anxious to try. You will just have to go have a look to see for yourself. Click here to go there. As soon as I get this posted, I am going to try to make a folded hexagon yo-yo. They are so cute! In her latest post she showed a tea bag tote she makes. I hope she will have a tutorial to make those. I could go on and on, but I want to go make something!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kangaroos and Giveaways

This is a picture of the latest stitchery from the Noah’s Ark BOM. I think the kangaroos are so cute, and so Australian. While blog-hopping this morning, I came across a couple of giveaways. One is on Natalie Ross’s blog. She is going to giveaway a set of her FAIRY MEADOW BOM patterns. They are fabulous. She is another Australian designer. Click here to go there. The next giveaway is from the Pumpkin Patch Primitive Quilt Shoppe. She is giving away a Patch Abilities Sandcastle quilt KIT! Looks like a fun project. So Summery. Click here to go there.
On another subject...Has anyone noticed that the blog list is not updating the posts of the bloggers you have listed. That is really ticking me off. It worked fine for a bit and now it doesn't. I thought it was working correctly until I went to one of the blogs and found I had missed a couple of her posts. I am going to see if I can find a place to let them know about my problem..........Edited to say...........
Now if that doesn't beat all! I looked at my blog after I made this post, and what did I see? Yep, the blog list had updated!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, if that will "get her done", I will post more often.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

William's Quilt

When I started this blog I called myself a quilter, but I notice that of all the pictures I have shown on here, there is not one quilt! I am going to show you one today. I wish I had better pictures. This quilt is the first one I made. I see that it was 20 years ago that I made it. Gosh! It doesn’t seem like that long ago. Time does fly! I look at this quilt now and I wonder what I was thinking when I made that big of a sashing and how much better it would have looked with some corner stones, and why didn’t I…….so on and so forth.. I made this one with cardboard templates, cut everything out with scissors, pieced the blocks on a cheap old machine, and got all my directions from books from the library. I hand quilted it one block at a time using the first Georgia Bonesteel book, also from the library. It is amazing to me to think of how my life has changed since the internet became a part of my life. I will save the rest of that thought for a future post. Any hoo, I was really proud of this quilt when I made it, as was my husband. He is so proud of it that it is hardly ever used. It is folded nicely in a drawer, and I guess it will stay there till one of us croaks.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #5

My pick for this week’s favorite blogger is Myra. She is a very interesting person and has a great blog. Lots of nice pictures of quilts. You have got to go see the whole cloth sample she made. It is gorgeous. She seems to be quite fond of her 2 pug puppies, Ruby and Dora. I got a kick out of reading a post she made on June 15. I wonder if it hits home for anyone else? Hope you will drop in and visit her. I think you will enjoy yourself. Click here to go there.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oh, My Aching Back

Good Morning,
I am taking a moment to tell those of you reading my blog, why I have not been making many posts. I managed to mess up my back on May 21. Won’t go in to all the details, but after seeing the Dr and having a CAT scan, I found that I had 2 compression fractures. It is getting a little better day by day. Thank God, and I mean that literally. I want to tell you women of a certain age, to pay attention to your calcium intake. I didn’t, and they tell me that osteoporosis is the reason for my fractures. Well, enough about pain and sickness! I want to get back to the fun stuff, so I am off to check up on a few of my favorite bloggers, and maybe mess around with my blog for a bit. The picture on this post is of a little stitchery I did a few years ago, and gave to one of my sisters. Have a great day y’all.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #4

My choice for blogger of the week this time is Serena at Embroidery Treasures. I won the machine quilting gloves from her giveaway last week, and I thought this would be a way to say thank you. She is having another giveaway this week. There is still time to enter to win some nice looking batiks. She has lots of tips for machine embroidery on her site, among other things. Go on over and check her out. Click here for the link to her blog.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #3

Catherine has a very nice blog. Lots of neat pictures. She shows a cute needle case she made. I love the blue and white quilt she is making. She says she is going to make a quilt with 1/2 inch hexagons. It is called the "insanity quilt". They got that one named right!! She is also owned by a couple of cats. Pop on over and visit her. I think you will enjoy it. Click here to go to her blog.

One More Giveaway

Quilty Gal is having a giveaway on her blog. Looks like a very nice assortment of "quilty stuff". I just found her blog this morning and the drawing is Sunday, the 8th, so you don't have long to get over there and sign up. Do it now! I hope she doesn't mind that I used her picture to show all the neat things she is giving away. Click here to go to her blog

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another Giveaway

Embroidery Treasures is giving away a pair of quilting gloves. I have wanted to try these for a long time. Maybe I can win a pair. Click here to go to the site where you can sign up also.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Another Little Stitchery

I finished this a few nights ago. I loved doing the flowers, but the gate itself was a bit boring. I am going to have to decide pretty soon what I am going to make with all the little embroidery pieces I have been making. Or not!!!!!! They are mine so I could just trash them if I wanted to. Like I ever throw any thing away! When my back gets well I think I will make little quilts out of them. Then I want to get those really cute hangers for them.