Saturday, August 30, 2008

August BOM

I finished my August BOM designed by Carol Doak. I like the way it turned out. Now I have to catch up. This was the last month of the 12 month series. I have too many projects started........ I have the 4000 member celebration block to make also and.............the list goes on. Oh, but it's fun!!

Hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Yahoo!! I just recieved a Blog Award

My Comadre, Michelle, sent me a blogger award which was Created by Ms. Javablu. My dear friend Michelle and I met back in 1999 over the internet. (if you are down and need a good laugh, she is the one to call. She is a RIOT!) They were then transfered to, Scott AFB, the base I lived at. It was back when she was a quilter. Now she is a Paper Crafter mostly. She does BEAUTIFUL work!! Check out her blog. Anyway, we belonged to "The Chicken Swappers." No, we didn't swap chickens..(I got strange looks when I meationed the group I belonged to)...LOL we swapped chicken quilt blocks. It's funny, neither of us were or are chicken lovers. We had so much fun in that group. I'll post a picture or two later. I have to finish this post or I might forget why I started it. LOL No, I couldn't forget. It is an award that is greatly appreciated and comes at a time when a could use a little "pick me upper". Thanks Michelle! You're the best! If I could give you this award AGAIN I would.

OK, Here are the Rules:

  1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

  2. Link the person you received your award from.

  3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.

  4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.

  5. Put links of those blogs on yours.

  6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

Here are my favorites that I check each day:

1.) Polka Dot Pineapple Talk about inspiration! Arlette is so creative. I am in Awe of her creativity. I want to be just like her! lol I always look forward to checking out "what is new" at her web sight. She has some wonderful tutorials.

2.) Hazel at Sewcrazy has a inspirational blog also. I met her via internet about 2 years ago at Carol Doaks yahoo group. She does beautiful work and is very active with making quilts for charity. Thank you Hazel for all you do!

3.) Tracy at 'Tis the Gift has a blog I enjoy reading. She makes me remember to be thankful for and to share the "gifts" that we are so blessed with. Thanks Tracy!

4.) Bonnie at Quiltville's Quips & Snips is chalked full of interesting facts and fun stuff! I love checking out her sight! She does alot of charity quilts and furnishes tons of free (well, not tons, but you know what I mean) patterns so one can use up all those leftover scraps we tend to have. You can find those patterns at Quiltville. Thanks Bonnie for all you do!

5.) Lauren at My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence has a great blog that I have spent a lot of time on......reading it and enjoying her card creations. She is one very busy and creative lady. Thanks for all you do!

Make sure you check out these blogs. I'm sure you'll enjoy them as I do.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tequila 1989-2008

Our cat, Tequila, of 19 years was put to rest yesterday. As other pet lovers(owners) know, it was very hard to do, but we didn't want her to be in pain anymore. She lived a good life. She was one fiesty lady and our other cat and dog knew you didn't mess with her. She was the Queen. But yet, when I cut her nails or we pet her, she would always purr. She was very friendly with people.
She will be deeply missed.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Smooth Sailing Block

I made the Smooth Sailing Challenge block for the Carol Doak yahoo group. It was due by the 29th Aug, so I didn't get to make it like I had done in the EQ program. That isn't saying I never will :-) Now cross your fingers that I win a prize. I know, I'm greedy. I just won a mystery gift basket, so how can I expect to win at Carols? Well, I could be on a roll ya know! I really want to win 60 fat quarters at Carols. I'm not sure what the prize is for this block if I get picked. I've only been trying to win at Carols for a little over 2 years. Check out this group. It's Great! We just hit 4,000 members and she added a free block in celebration. Now I need to get the August BOM done for another chance to win. lol

I won, I won!!

WHOO HOO!! I won a mystery basket filled with 25 quilting and stitching items from A Legacy of Stitches! Yippeeeeeee! Isn't it fun to win?? Yup, it is! I'll post a picture of the items when I get them. It has turned a sad day into a much better one. Hop over to Sandy's and check out her blog.
I feel like Tiger, from Winnie the Pooh, right now.

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Weekend

Well, I went to Nashville this past weekend. My dh and I had a wonderful time with a nephew and niece. It was nice spending one on one time with them. When you're with the whole family, everyone is talking and one doesn't usually get that time. My nephew and niece are a great couple and we very much enjoyed our visit. While there I went to the Nashville Quilt Expo. You are probably wondering where the pictures are...........I left my camera at my nephews:-( I didn't realize it until I wanted to get a picture with Eleanor Burns:-( I complained for a time,but I survived. I do have pictures of me with Eleanor from other shows and I can view pictures of the quilts on line, so I don't feel too sad.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just a note

These are close ups of half of each side of the quilt.

Whew I'm done

I know, I was working on the "Trips Around The World" quilt, but I needed a quilt quick and that one wasn't going to be done in time, so I made this "quilt as you go" reversible quilt. I just finished with time to spare. I just have 5 more blocks to do for the other quilt and will work on that one when I get back from Nashville. So here are a few pictures of the quilt. I really like how this one turned out. Hope the recipients do too:-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Help from my furry friends

I'm sure if you have pets, you know they try to be very helpful when help isn't needed......well, not from them anyway~~~

Picture #1 Kahlu: "Hummm........., not sure I like these blocks here"......#2 "Nope, don't like them here".....Austie: Nope, I don't like it either"......#3 "Well, aren't you going to give me some other blocks to check out?" Austie, looking uninterested: "Whatever."
The quilt is the "Scrappy Trips Around the World"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beautiful Fall like morning

Good Morning! It's a beautiful 61 degrees this morning. I've been busy working on my "Scrappy Trips Around the World" By Bonnie of Quiltville. It's coming along. I might post a picture later.
I've been at Announcements To Ponder and loved it so much that I thought I'd share with you. With the holidays coming up, I'm sure Jessie could come up with some pretty unique cards. I have not used this service or personally know Jessie. I just visited her sight and was in awe of her work. Enjoy the creativity and while you're at it, she is doing a giveaway at Bloggy Giveaways.
Enjoy your day! Kathy

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday already

Where has the week gone? It seems, for some reason, when one retires that time just seems to zip right past you. The thing is, I don't remember what just zipped past

Today I've been working on a "Scrappy Trips Around the World" quilt by Bonnie at Quiltville. I'm using cat fabric. I love Bonnie's sight!

Only 27 more blocks to make.LOL

Today, Carol Doak presented our group with another challenge called "Smooth Sailing". She gave us a paper pieced boat to play with. As always, there will be a random drawing and a prize given the end of the challenge. I was playing with EQ5 and came up with this 15X15 inch block with the sail boat in. I am using the monkey wrench block from EQ's block library. I want to paper piece it, so I have some figuring to do. I think if I put a pre-made four patch in the center, I should be good to go....we shall see. This will have to be put on the back burner for a while so I can get some other things done. Hopefully, I'll get it done in time.

Don't let the weekend pass you to quickly without you enjoying it.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wouldn't you know it.........

Wouldn't you know it, once I put out a post for help, I figure out how to do what I asked about??? I've only been trying to figure it out for a gazillion days! Well, maybe not that many. hee hee. Now you are wondering what I am talking about. I asked for help to be able to print a name or sight and have it linked up to the sight or persons sight that I was talking about. My dear friend (Comadre) Michelle said she would explain how to do it when she got settled in..... she is in transit to BeaverCreek, Ohio with her new move, it will be a while yet. Before I lost contact, she mentioned the earth link and I tried to figure it out, but no such luck.....until today when I decided to highlight the word I wanted to LINK. YaHOO, it works. She is going to be sooooo proud of me when she sees I figured it out all by myself!!! Yippy, yippy, yippy......this has made my day! Doesn't take much. hee hee. Now I can direct you to a maybe not that many.(295 at present)Blog giveaways. Bloggy Giveaways Have fun and good luck. Until next blog. Have a GREAT day! Kathy