Thursday, March 31, 2011

Christmas Through The Year Post

012  Here’s my March Christmas project…a 12 X 12 seasonal mat that I am going to give as a candle mat.  The pattern is available here, and includes 5 other holiday seasonal mat patterns.  Thanks to Allie’s great idea, we are all getting a huge jump on Christmas presents.  If you’d like to see what others are working on check here….and even better think about joining in for April!  Thanks Allie for hosting this club.
I have also been working on something very “eggciting”013 ……..notice the cute rick rack!  Fingers crossed it’s finished tonight.  My friend Carol gifted me with a very cute candle mat…..

Confession time..I have the kit but she knows me so well and the chance of me getting it done wasn’t looking too good.  Now I’m thinking I need to pay it forward and gift my kit to someone, or maybe a giveaway!!!!
Our weather in Cali is just strange…today it was 90 degrees…seriously???? 90 degrees on March 31??  I’m thinking the summer is going to be a doozy!!  Happy evening everyone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

I am over the top happy to hear that a friend who has been dealing with some serious health issues has turned the corner and things are looking up…what a huge relief!!  Life can be so unpredictable and change in an instant.  My word for the year comes to mind ….. GRATITUDE.  So if you like please join Allie and myself in sharing what tickles you.  Happy mid week everyone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back From Our Vacation In The Can

We are just back from a great getaway to Carlsbad and a fun vacation “In The Can” as Pamkitty calls it….love our trailer. 001  The view, well not to shabby.  There were some sunny days, a couple rainy mornings, but just lots of fun and some friends to join us…..perfect!
There was some time to work on009 bindings but mostly lots of time to visit.  A dinner with our girl was definitely a highlight and the men folk found some time to do silly things005 004
……….seriously, a remote controlled skateboard??  We would have had a fit if one of our kids did this!!!
Then there were some really pretty sunsets……but then back to life and a playday tomorrow with the dots…we missed them really bad.
APOLOGIES!!!!   Apparently my blog email isn’t working anymore, so now there is a new one in place.  Sorry about not answering comments…thought I did but they went to Never Never Land I think!!   And a BIG APOLOGY  to my Pincushion Swap Partner Carol….included in her package was my card to my friend Chris, and visa versa….no one said I was smart!!!  Carol your card is on it’s way.
So here we are another week and almost the end of March….where does time go?? Happy Monday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh Yeah It's Tuesday...and You Know What That Means....

..............I'm Tickled, very, very Tickled.  I got the most wonderful package from my pincushion partner Carol.
AMAZING!!!! Not one pincushion but THREE, each and every one so perfect....and to top it off a very sweet and personalized card.  Notice there is a pincushion pattern, I've been totally spoiled!  Both the watermelon and flag are Miss Rosie's patterns and the Dresden Plate Sunflower is Carol's own design....all packaged so sweetly in a metal planter with some yummy jelly beans included.  Thank you so much Carol.  Happy mid week everyone!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Better Late Than Never......My Friday Night Sew-in Update!

Yep, got those borders on the Dr. Seuss quilt...and sadly nothing else done!  It's was Mr. Polka Dots birthday so there was a party earlier in the evening with the Dots and their Dad and Mom in
attendance....candles to blow out and presents to open....which left just the perfect amount of time for me to get those borders done!  Happy Sunday everyone and happy National Quilting Day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In Tonight

Checking over at Heidi's this morning, the list of sewers is at 172!!!  Now that's a lot of quilting happening tonight and if you'd like to join in, just visit Heidi and sign up with Mr. Linky.
My plan is to finish up this Dr. Seuss quilt I have going for the
Dots .....not much left to do, just the top/bottom inner borders and outer borders.  After that the plan is to reach in and grab a project waiting to be done!!
So come on, join know you want to!! Thanks to Mr. Linky we can all have a peek at what everyone is working on!  Thanks Heidi for hosting our monthly Sew-In.  Happy weekend everyone.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Pile Of Happy!

..that's what I got back from my quilter friends that do amazing quilting!!  Some have been sitting in my quilting closet for quite a long time, and then there's the Scottie's that I made recently. The snow guys need their eyes, and binding will be the next step, but I am over the top TICKLED to have them quilted!!

Happy Tickled Pink Tuesday to all of you :-) !

Friday, March 11, 2011


The enormity of the disaster in Japan is so hard to comprehend.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of that country. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

  Our rose bushes have stayed green all year...weird, but when I went out to leave this morning and saw this sweet rose, it just made me smile.  Spring is out there lurking and waiting to make it's appearance, and I know for lots of you it can't come soon enough.  

There's some pincushion making going on with this, and the growing pile of customer bindings to keep me busy....

 Is there something Tickling you?? Join Allie and me and share a post!  Happy Fat Tuesday everyone :-)!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Won!!!!

I am so excited I won a $25.00 shopping spree from Kelly at
Cotton Charm Quilts...and already hopped on over there and spent it all!!  What a great online site, not only fabrics we all LOVE, but tons of patterns/books, jelly rolls, charms, layer cakes....gezzzzzzz, I could go on and on!  Thanks Kelly!!

No quilting, just heat and bonding and cutting, but that's a start. Dear mojo please come back home!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

I’m tickled%20pink%20final3[1]starting to think my “Quilters Union Card” should be taken away….I’m just not getting a darn thing done…but still, lots to be Tickled Pink about :-)!
Last week we were lucky enough to spend a week in Morro Bay.  We have taken this trip each year for about 34 years…with family and friends.   Mere babies when we started going, and so many wonderful memories collected along the way.  There’s always a wonderful Farmer’s Market to visit002.  The produce is fresh, fresh, fresh and there are always yummy things to buy…….003 001
Aren’t these amazing??  Cooking not really being my strong suit…but I’m sure there is something good to do with these!
006  Then there was a trip up the coast to visit the elephant the little guy swimming in the runoff from the rain…his very own cold tub!
Of course a  visit to The Cotton Ball in Morro Bay..a very sweet fabric shop.  They have the most beautiful decorator fabrics and samples hanging around.  Our friend Sandy that camps with us is one of the most creative crafters/quilters I know.  She has been collecting
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embroidery for a long time and came up with this great  idea…piecing them in to blocks just like you would a crazy quilt.  Using the blue floss really ties them all together.  The foundation blocks are 20 inches square, and then she layers the embroidery on top, even using some edges of pillowcases and hankies here and there……I HEART this project!  Such a fun relaxing week.
Tomorrow I am off to spend the whole day with my two girls and the Dots…..hanging out at a children’s museum.   Sometime this week I am really hoping to dust off my sewing machine and work on a project or two….we shall see!!!  Happy March 1st everyone!