Friday, September 25, 2009

Today I Remembered I Have A Blog

I'm not sure who's reading, or I should say not reading.... as it's been a while since I posted something. I did notice that the counter has gone up significantly! I get wrapped up so much in my day-t0-day that I don't have to much time for 'me.'

I will try to be better with this. Leave a post if you're reading! Some quilters have been saying they can't post on my blog......... I don't know the reason.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Life

Over the past few months I've been constantly reminded of how precious life can be. Those that know me are familiar with my personal journey the past couple of years. I had a life change experience 2 years one month and 3 days ago. I decided the best way to get thru this was to not make quick decisions and to focus on the daily and not to far into my future. That has helped me I believe to make more positive decisions that effect my life. It's not been easy road to follow and I still have a long ways to go. But, I'm seeing things more clearly now. One of those things was my decision to go back to college for a while and take a class that could better be. I've had an enormous support group and grateful for the family and friends that are cheering me on! This would be less of a challenge if I was

Also, I'm still working on believing that I have a postive influence on those around me.

This all brings me to sharing with you the news that I have a new granddaughter!! Today she is 22 days old! And, she's as beautiful as my daughter. I had the privilege of meeting my gd on Monday. I can't begin to describe to you how this felt. Just know that I have softened some and will be better for it! As will those around me. I wish the best for this tiny life and know that my daughter and son-in-law have many years of once-in-a-lifetime moments ahead.

Out of respect for my daughter I won't be posting pictures on-line. But, I will share a photo of the first quilt I made for her baby!! This is a quilting blog after

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Simple Little Runner

I followed a link from Quilting With Debi to the Moda Bakeshop. And, while I was browsing around in there I found this little simple little runner. I could imagine all kinds of fabric I could pull out and use! I came across this packet of fat quarters someone had given me as a secret sister gift.

I think this will make a pretty fall table runner. I believe I will have enough to make two of them with these fat quarters. I'll put mine away for next fall and give the other one as a gift!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring! At least that's what the calendar is telling us! Our temperature is calling for 61 degrees today. Sounds like a good start for putting winter behind us.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

St. Patricks Day

This is a runner made for a friend. She's requested 3 more holidays and then she will have a runner for each of them! This is an Adkinson Design called Waffle Time. The size is 18" x 18".

Her request came to late to finish her Valentine's one and I will also be making a Happy Birthday one for her.

Just a little information I found about St. Patricks Day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

It snowed again this morning...... and, it's >>so close<< to spring I can taste it! Of course I missed taking a beautiful picture of the hillside to share with you 'cause I was in a rush. And, the snow was melted when I had the time. So........ instead I'm sharing some pictures of some things I have made the past few months.

These are some scarves and a hat I've made for a friends at work.

Another friend of mine loves tablerunners. She has one for every holiday and then some that I've made for her! This latest one is some madi gras fabric I found.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Person We Call Friend

Each of us has a hidden place
Somewhere deep within ourselves;

A place where we go to get away,
To think things through,
To be alone, to be ourselves.

This unique place, where we
confront our deepest feelings,
becomes a storehouse of all our hopes,
All our need, all our Dreams,

And even our unspoken fears.
It encompasses the essence
of who we are
and what we want to be.

But now and then,
whether by chance or design,
Someone discovers a way into
that place we thought was ours alone.

And we allow that person
to see, to feel and to share
All the reason,
all the uncertainty
And all the emotion we've stored up there.

That person adds new perspective
to our hidden realm,

Then quietly settles down
in his own corner of our special place,
Where a bit of himself will stay forever.

And we call that person a FRIEND...

~Author Unknown~