Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UFO Block Now A Wall Hanging









My sweet husband bought me a new Juki TL 2010Q at Christmas because my Bernina stopped working right before the holidays. I had this quilt block laying around in my ufo pile for a lonnnnnng time and decided to go ahead and break the new machine in by quilting it. I love how it turned out. And my new machine, wow, wow, wow! This machine will fly and is a workhorse. I absolutely love it. I have been wanting this machine forever and a day, so this is what I chose. It only does a straight stitch and that is fine with me. The Bernina will be going into the hospital to be fixed soon, now that I am able to drive and move around a bit. I am hoping it can be fixed as it will be great if I need to zig zag or want to use those fancy stitches on it. If not, I can always use the Pfaff that the hubster picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. Hope you are having a great day.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Santa Sack Part 2










I noticed that I had not posted what I had made and sent out to my partner in the Secret Santa Sack swap this past year. My partner has a year round tree and she wanted some fall ornaments, so I made her these to go along with the bowl cozies, which are reversible and coasters that I made for her. I really enjoyed making all of these for her and she was happy to receive them.

Finally A Post!
















I hope all my readers are still here. I have been sick with two types of flu since December 27th of 2017 and am also dealing with four herniated discs in my back. The last flu has taken me five weeks to get over and I am still very tired. I had a block on my L4 and L5 the middle of January. Which has helped tremendously with my lower back. However, the upper back at T11 and T12 where there is involvement with my spinal cord, those two herniated discs along with the bone degeneration is knarly at times. I was prescribed a tense unit and have had massive amounts of physical therapy, which is helping, but it is slow go. The surgeon and I are trying to keep me from having to have surgery. I'm getting better, just wanted to finally post on the blog. Most of my posting since Christmas has been on insta gram as it is so easy with the phone. I am on the mend now and will try to post regularly again. My yard is in full spring bloom mode at the moment, even though it is still dropping into the 30's at night here. March has come in like a lion with high winds and cold breezes. I'm happy to be feeling much better. I do have a quilty post for tomorrow so hope to see you here. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Secret Santa Swap 2017

I joined in on the Santa Sack Swap again this year which was hosted by @madaboutbags on instagram. Below is what I received from my partner Rachael. This was such a lovely swap and I love everything that I received from my partner.




I will show what I sent to my partner in part two of this post. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

SSCS 2017 part 1

Hi everyone, I do hope your Christmas was a wonderful time with family and friends. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner with our family, which for us was missing one important member this year my dad. This was our first Christmas without him and it was really hard on all of us, but we made it through sharing memories and stories of past Christmases. Then on Monday night I was hit by a nasty virus that has kept me in bed until today and my son came home from work on Wednesday night with the same thing. Not fun at all. Today I have been able to keep down a bit of yogurt and pedia lite for kids. That's it. Better days ahead. Now on to the good part of this post. This is my swap parcel from my partner for the SSCS 2017. We make one ornament and a gift for our partner then send it out and wait patiently for Christmas to arrive....


I love both sides of my ornament!
The pics of this table runner do not do it justice. It is so gorgeous!




Hi everyone, I do hope your Christmas was a wonderful time with family and friends. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner with our family, which for us was missing one important member this year my dad. This was our first Christmas without him and it was really hard on all of us, but we made it through sharing memories and stories of past Christmases. Then on Monday night I was hit by a nasty virus that has kept me in bed until today and my son came home from work on Wednesday night with the same thing. Not fun at all. Today I have been able to keep down a bit of yogurt and pedia lite for kids. That's it. Better days ahead. I should have posted sooner, but just opened this on today. Look at my beautiful ornament and table runner that Maria made for me! Absolutely stunning is all I can say about both. I joined SSCS 2017 this year. I have participated in all but one of these and I always enjoy swapping and making a new friend. One of my favorite swaps. I will post tomorrow what I sent out to my partner. Thank you Chooky for another great swap.



Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Christmas Tree






My tree for this year is up and decorated. Not my big tree this year in the living room, just a smaller tree. My sweet Bliss purchased this purple tree for me several years ago. I decided on white and silver theme for this tree, which is actually the tree for my bedroom. This year with my back issues I am minimally decorating for Christmas this year. I love how this tree looks with all the ornaments placed about. One of my favorite items is the lace poinsettias that I found for this tree. They remind me of the lace I have learned to make from my classes with Karen Ruane. You can find her here. I hope each of you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas this year! May your home be filled with love, happiness and much joy during this happy season!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snow Cream and Playtime






Jazmine and Auntie Bliss playing in the snow before coming in and eating some snowcream that I made for them. They had so much fun making snow angles, a snowman and rolling around the yard in all that snow. They were soaking wet and cold when they finally came in after dark. Both of them had such a wonderful time playing in the snow. I laughed while making these short pics and a video of them rolling around in the snow. Today was such a wonderful and relaxing day for all of us.

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