Sunday, August 29, 2010


Yep, I'm stuck! No desire to sew/quilt,nor do I want to do any housework, laundry, etc.! HELP!!!! I'm pretty sure this all came about with the starting of school and returning to work, but come on, I can usually at least sew! But this past week--nada,nothing! Well, I did hem a pair of work pants for Shellz, but that really doesn't count! Took all of maybe 2 minutes!

I did have a highlight this past week! My friend,Pat, and her sister-in-law were passing through the area so they stayed with me one night. (happy to have the rooms now to host overnight guests! Altho, I miss my kids!) Park Street pizza was requested for dinner Tuesday evening--so yummy! Wednesday we did some "cheese" shopping followed by lunch at Mrs.Yoder's where Ann joined us. All to soon it was time for them to continue on to PA. :(

So, here's to hoping I can get back into the 4:30am wake up call, work 6-9 and 2:30-5 routine real quickly! If not, it's gonna be a loooooong winter!

Monday, August 23, 2010

ACK!!! To much to do,to little time!

So, school starts tomorrow and there are alot of "things" not done that I wanted to do this summer!! Have no idea how it got to be August 23rd already!!!

Since we attended an in-service on Friday, we don't have our ususal "day-before-school-starts" one. Not sure I like this since there are usually last minute changes, but will just gowiththeflow tomorrow morning! A nice quiet smooth start would be great!!!

I finally got my border on my Medallion Quit on this morning--now to get the next one cut, which again consists of "geese."

Also need to keep working on a few other UFO's but as you know--staring new projects is soooo much fun!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


This morning we had a visitor on our back deck. Very friendly and wants to be in the house with us. Don't know where he came from, but he's beautiful and friendly. Only problem is, his long hair is causing the girls' allergies to flair up. So, do I keep him in or make him stay outside? Also, so far my other kitty hasn't accepted him........

Friday, August 20, 2010


are on the agenda for a few days! I would like to have ten sets (4 per set) made by the first of October. Have most of them cut, just need to buckle down and get them finished.

Went to the

Holmes County fair this evening. Michelle came home late afternoon and brought her friend, Mandi, along. Hubby is home for a three day weekend (gasp!) and we also had Ms.Rylee for the afternoon so"things" were hopin' around here. It's been a loooong time since we did anything together, so we decided to go to the fair! Altho it was kinda hot and humid, we had fun! Ate food we probably shouldn't of, looked at the animals, and caught up with what's happening in the lives of a lot of friend's we hadn't seen in a while! But, I am sooooo glad my kids are out of 4-H, etc. Just don't think I could still do the "all week camp out" at the fair anymore!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flying Geese

....OH how I dislike making them!!!! The Medallion Quilt takes 72 of them! Today I got them all make and one border added:

Also made seven blocks to help out a friend-

AND.............did a little shopping!!! Only bought a few yards of WOW since it was on sale...always seem to need white-on-white!

Now, my sewing machine and projects bags are all packed and ready to load....hate the drive home but summer vacations are over and I have to be at work around need to get an early start in the morning.

Monday, August 16, 2010


on my new medallion quilt.The center is done!!! It measure 24" x 24". Tomorrow I will be deciding on the "geese" fabrics that create the first border.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reminisee: A Medallion Sampler Quilt

ok....I know I have quilts to quilt and quite a few to finish...but.............

A small group of friends have decided to do a challenge but it involves A LOT of applique! Don't get me wrong, I love seeing applique and would love an appliqued quilt, but I just don't enjoy the handwork! I do some embroidery/counted cross-stitch and am working on a Celtic but to do a WHOLE BIG quilt--not gonna happen for now!
Anyway, another gal doesn't "do" applique either so while out shop-hopping a few weeks ago, we came across a pattern that would challenge us. The two of us will be working on this:

I am not using KT/CW fabrics...just whatever "speaks" to me! My center is made of batik fabrics (yes, I actually cut them--hear me crying??)

I hope to get Pat to "blog" her progress too! I'll post a link to her blog if she agrees!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Update on Crossing Ohio

I have finished the Crossing Ohio top! Actually thought I'd add another border, but just can't find a fabric to add that pleases me so am letting this stay a "sofa" to get it quilted! Am sure it will be on the "to quilt" pile for awhile!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lone Star.........

I've wanted a "Lone Star" quilt for a loooong time but was scared-to-death of the pattern! A few years ago I purchased a foundation pattern from QuiltSmart thinking I could "do" this! I auditioned a lot of fabrics and color palettes before I found the "perfect" one for me!

Finally, a few weeks ago, I got brave enough to cut the fabrics into the triangles I needed! what? I went to a mini-retreat this past weekend and took this project with me...knowing that if I got brave enough to attempt starting and got "stuck" I'd have plenty of help! Yep, I was right! Not only did I get the encouragement I needed to start, they were right by my side until I totally understood the pattern and process! I am sooooo thankful for my quilting friends!!!!

I'm also loving what's one my design wall!