Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We had our family Thanksgiving on Sunday so today it's just the two of us....and Daughter's dog....the cats are hiding.  We're having roast chicken and all the fixings. DH doesn't care for turkey white meat so going the turkey breast route is out.
Did I mention before that I'm babysitting Daughter's dog over this holiday weekend. Don't you think he looks pretty content?

Sometimes he does the cutest things. Last night he decided he wanted to take his stuffed kitty outside. So finally I put him on his leash(he's a runner) & he picks up his kitty, takes it out and carefully lays it on the porch while he goes out in the yard to take care of business. Then he comes back, carefully picks up kitty and brings it in the house. Silly dog. I just stood there laughing.

This is the lastest quilt....a Quilt Group quilt that went to a member's son who was in a car accident. I only quilted it & did the binding.


Friday, November 19, 2010


Friday.  Since my last post all the damned blasted wallpaper is off the walls and two big deer have been cut up on my kitchen table.  Guess who still has some meat to wrap.

All the blocks for Orange Crush have been sewed together and have been pressed since this picture was taken. The star blocks are shown in an earlier post.

I have no idea when I'll get to lay them out to put the top together. When you have a refrigerator setting in the living room with the furniture pushed out of the way to make room it doesn't leave much space for laying out a quilt. LOL After seeing the blocks next to each other I kind of wish I had used a brighter red in the star blocks, but what I used was what I had at the time..................and I don't do do-overs!!!!  It'll be fine, just a little darker than it might have been.

Enjoy your week-end. We'll be having Thanksgiving at our daughter's on Sunday and celebrating our younger granddaughter's 12th birthday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another step done

Lately, I haven't said much about progress on Orange Crush...because there hasn't been any, but today I finished putting these together. Thirty of them.

I'd slop wallpaper remover on the wallpaper and then while it was soaking I'd go sew two or three blocks, scrape off the wallpaper and repeat, repeat, repeat.

Now I can start working on the ORANGE part of Orange Crush. Do you suppose I'll get this top done before Bonnie starts posting clues for the next mystery later this month?  That's a mystery in itself.  LOL

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Heart quilt

Last week I was working on a Heart quilt that I couldn't share a photo of. Since it has now gone to live with its recipient I can post a picture of the quilt & the new owner.

Our quilt group makes these quilts from group blocks to give to people who have had some sort of set-back. Wanda's had a pretty rough year so we're happy for her to have one of them.

As for me, I'm still stripping wallpaper....hope to have it finished by the end of the week.  I work at it until my hands & shoulders hurt too much, then quit for a while. The fridge will have to be moved out to really finish the job. Then it's washing everything down, putting on primer and finally painting the color. If I could only make up my mind about the exact color!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'd rather be sewing

No pictures today. I'm having so much fun stripping wallpaper off my kitchen walls!!!  NOT. If you want to come help me just leave a comment with your e-mail & I'll give you directions for how to get here. How's that for an offer you can't refuse???

I just wonder what stroke of decorating genius possessed me to put that stuff up. As the saying goes, what goes up must come down. Must have forgotten that little detail. Anyway, if anybody even suspects that I might be thinking of looking at a wallpaper sample book, ever,  please come slap some sense into me.

My goal is to at least have the walls, ceiling & woodwork all painted by Christmas and have the new flooring put down. Probably the cabinet painted that requires moving the fridge too, so I don't have to move it a second time. Then I can take my time over the winter scrubbing down the cabinets & painting them. It'll be tedious, but I'll just take my time. I just wish I hadn't procrastinated for three years on hands hurt a lot less back then.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New record set

We had THREE Trick-or-Treaters last night. That's right, THREE. A great improvement over the past two years when we didn't have any at all.  I remember when my kids went out....I think they hit every house in town. Aren't kids greedy for candy any more? Or is it that their parents are driving them now and will only go to the streets where the houses are close together?? Halloween just isn't what it used to be.

Tomorrow I work at the election so it will be a loooonnnngg day. Predictions are for low voter turnout so it could be boring as well. Maybe the school board race or sheriff's race will bring them out. Hope so. I hate sitting there trying to stay awake & thinking of all the sewing I could be getting done if I was home. How many complaints do you suppose there would be if I set my sewing machine up on the table next to the ballots & kept myself busy.  The County Clerk's phone would probably be ringin' of the wall. LOL