- I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I added one more thing, well actually I couldn't resist! I love a Good Fabric Mystery! Don't You?
One of the Quilting sites I am a part of www.quiltingboard.com ( A Wonderful Group and contains sooooo much info) one of the gals is hosting (to start December 30th) a Mystery Quilt. From what I understand it will run for about 4 weeks. You can choose to do any from Wallhanging size up to King. At this point I have chosen to do Wallhanging size with the option to change to bigger size as the Mystery comes known. I picked out my fabrics and yes you guessed it!!
My Horsey Fabrics. I had a hard time deciding or should I say breaking it down to just 8 more fabrics so Missy(the gal hosting) helped considerably. I am now ready to go start cutting the Fabrics but thought I would share each step on this wonderful exciting Mystery Journey. If you are interested be sure and check it out. Also, she has recently started a blog so will be adding that info. here too as I will need to get it wrote down so will be adding at a later post.
We were needing to pick out a focal fabric that would work in a 12 1/2" Block and 8 other fabics.
Gotta Run! May you have a Beautiful Week and May your New Year be Bright, Cheerful and Peaceful.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
And then there were 4 more.........
Whew hew!! I am officially caught up with these I am soooooo..... excited..
Well ,that is of course unless more has been posted while I have been busy piecing these little guys.
Just in case you don't know: these are some more of the Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns that Jen B from Cre8tive Quilter has posted.You may get directly to her site by clicking her gadget on this blog if you would like.
This one is #43 and is called Cake Stand from Walworth County
Block #44 No place like Home-Walworth County
Block #46 Grandpa's Delight- Green County
These were all quite fun to do, and will have to get them all laid out to see how they are all looking together. Will possible happen "AFTER" the holidays.
Now off to more wonderful and exciting catching ups.......lol
Monday, December 20, 2010
Block # 49 Windblown Square- Green County
But I ventured downstairs to see what exactly was on my wall.... and it became apparent that is is getting VERY full! In fact it has creeped to the Floor, the LA, and the Couch......
To many this is No big Deal! and I think I posted this another time "But"to me it is.... Why? you might ask, because "normally" I am a VERY together, Organized, get one thing done before even consider starting another, type of quilting person. For some reason it seems like it has blown up!!
Now mind you I'm not complaining, just wondering why it has changed. hmmmmm..... I guess I may never know...
Anyways, on to the original post.... On my Design Wall for today are all my projects in progress.
Design Wall and part of the floor(except it cut off the floor) sorry
and the couch. These two little projects are the most recent. The one on the left being a 3 bag challenge. With it we were to pick out an item from 3 bags my three items were 1) A sewing Machine 2) The crayon color of Scarlet 3) beading then for our Guild Christmas Party come up with something using all 3 items we from our bag picks. This is what mine is; for the sewing machine I have paper pieced sewing machine that will be one of the blocks. For the color, Scarlet it will be part of the quilting in the quilt the little gal is making, as well as the background in the picture. For the beading, the black that is temporarily pinned is beading on ribbon. The small picture on it to the right is a picture of it when it will be similar to when completed.
The Block on the Right is a Block of the Week that Jen from Cre8tiveQuilter.blogspot (the Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barn) has out and will be a 6" PP Carpenters Wheel.... but as you see from mine I got a couple of pieces out of line and have decided it will be easier to do another one that take this one apart ( I believe I counted 82 Pieces in this one)
Then there are these guys. They are 6" Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns that is a block of the Week. I have about 40 something done and are working on catching them up now too. I think I have about 6 more to do then will be "Officially" caught up. These if you are interested can be found on Jen's site and you can get there by clicking on the gadget marked Wisc. Quilt Blocks on the right.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
4" Block # 29 Economy/Kitchen Window
4" Block #33 Farmers Puzzle
Friday, December 17, 2010
My Favorites today includes a Double one "My Family" and Archery Shooting"
We were introduced so to speak to Archery a couple of years ago and really came to enjoy it. We each have are own bows. But wanted to share a couple of pictures of "My favorite Guys" doing what they enjoy.( I am usually snapping pictures so no pictures of me or my bow)
1st and foremost we have hubby who does not like to have his picture taken (hence the closed eyes)We are at an 4-H Archery Competition
The twins with their bows............... In competition
Walking the 3D Shoot track
twin 1 and 2, BIL, oldest son and hubby (sorry no pictures of me but I do shoot and have my own Bow and yes my arrows are pink and purple-mainly so the "guys" don't walk off with them-hey it seems to work with gloves and caps too- giggle... giggle)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Our Guild's had their Yearly Christmas Party this last week, so wanted to show some of the items I received. I will start with the Minnekahta Quilt Guild since it was the first one last Thursday night down in Hot Springs.
At the begining of 2010 it was decided for every Show and Tell you brought in, your name would be in a drawing at the Christmas party for different gifts and that time the top gift was going to be a Accu. Go Cutter. Well who can not want one of those? Anyways, it just happened and would of happened anyways I was doing the Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks, And three other quilts of the week and one of the month, plus project Warmth quilting, plus all my normally quilting that I ended up with a few show and tells.
No I didn't receive the dreamed about Accu cut go, for what ever reason that was not purchased.But I did get my name drew and here are the prizes received:
Christmas Blocks.........2005-2007 Calendars Gift Certificate and Album
DaisyPincushion(Isn't it just adorable)
When I wasn''t Christmas partying this week, I did keep plugging away on my Farmers Wife Blocks, both the 3" 30's fabric ones and the 4" Scrappy fabric ones.
3" Bk #37 Flower Pot..............3" BK#32 Farmers Daughter
3" BK#39 Friendship..............3" BK# 40 Friendship Block
Bringin' them in.........................No worry's here-- food Yep! Yum Yum!!
In waiting.....................................What else to do but eat and wait.