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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!

Friday, January 7, 2011

MIA..Here I am! Catching Up.. lots of pictures

Where oh where have I been?....

Hmmm...I missed the first 2011 Favorite Things Friday and the First 2011 Design Wall
Monday :( be sure and check them out if you get a chance(they are so fun to see what everybody is up to all over the world)You can find their badges to the right side, here on my blog.
Well, actually I am still here, never left.
But my MIA was in part due to starting on my "Spring" cleaning so to speak. I know it's not Spring yet, But I can only hope! it's right around the bend and am looking soooooo....forward to it. Though, yesterday was wonderful..... ( who'd a thought 40 was warm,but after -8, 10 20 30 yea!)until the wind hit 50mph that is! Even then I must it admitt it was even a blessing, it melted most of our snow. Then last night we only received a skiff over the wonderful rain the dripped before, Watch out roads!!
Oh yeah, I was talking about Spring Cleanin'..... you know the not so fun, but needs to be done type of thing.... Above the cupboards, under the cupboards and everywhere in-between where the dust bunnies may take up residence. Where the splatters may end up, and all those pretty little keep me's that hang out in the up above can't reach space? Yeah those ones, that type of cleaning, and NO a week will not be enough...remember I have a basement here too! and quilts wallhangings and such..... that are calling to be made!....Clothes that need to visit elsewhere....Yep you got the idea now. (So if I am MIA look for me there(((giggle.giggle)))I will more than likely be ready for a cup of coffee any time!! and definetly need my quilt fix. Ohhh and yes a couple of project Warmth quilts lurking at the LA looking to be sandwhich'd and stitched upon........
Anyways....... On to more FUN stuff......
Most of the following has been done as far back as Christmas timeish and I just haven't gotten updates in the works. Here goes... Enjoy and May you have a Wonderful Weekend!

This first picture is the begining of the "Missy's" Mystery Quilt that I have started with the QB online. I decided to start with just the Wallhanging size, with the option to go bigger later.
This weeks clue #2
Clue #1..........................
Hmmm..........................Oh what oh what may it be?? Do you know??
Then I have worked a bit on my Winter Quilt. In fact I decided that it needs to get bigger, not just borders bigger, but "hiney" covering and warming bigger. So, I will be adding about 20 more blocks. Now when a person decides this and has had the material a little longer than a month or two even, they will more than likely run into the problem of "not enough fabric" (Unless of course they knew what they were doing at the time and had purchased correctly) YEP! you guessed it! Not me! Off to the fabric stores I headed. I have found something that will definetly work. With many "thanks" at the Quilt Guild Meeting with Rosa Lea's help in "Unstitching" and a little resewing a row here and there,I am once again ready to continue adding blocks around the top for the "bigger"ness.

The adjusted top.......................and the new block 19 more to go....hee hee

I am thinking of trying the Dream Wool on the LA on this one. So if any suggestions and tips on quilting dream wool feel free to jump in ANYTIME....
Then we come to these little guys. These are some more of the 3" Farmers wife Sampler blocks
#46 Hill and Valley 30's Prints
#45 Grape Basket
#44 Gentleman's Fancy
#42 Fruit Basket
#41 Friendship Star

Then we have the 4" Farmers Wife Blocks in Scrappy Fabrics
#43 Garden Path
#46 Hill and Valley
#45 Grape Basket
#41 Friendship Star
#37 Flower Pot
#44 Gentleman's Fancy
#38 Four Winds
#42 Fruit Basket
Well, I could probably add some more here,(I am surprised the limit hasn't been reached) lol) but the "Spring"pull is calling, a couple more blocks that want to me made, a load of Laundry, and tons more before head to get boys for physical(basketball tryout coming up), and stuff ready for their 4-H Archery that starts tomorrow.
Yep! I better Get movin'....Take Care.... and remember :::
"Don't let yourself get so busy that you miss those little important extras in life--the beauty of a day...the smile of a friend...
the serenity of a quiet moment alone. For it is often life's smallest pleasures and gentlest joys that make the biggest and most lasting difference..........Unknown Author

1 comment:

  1. You can come up and spring clean my house for me in a few months! Love all the blocks and don't forget to do some sewing in between cleaning!