Monday, December 28, 2015

After Christmas

Hi friends!
This was my first Christmas quilt .
I got it out because it's light weight and it's been so hot here.
I hate to put my Christmas things up!
My tree!
It took me several days to get every thing in place and i do hate to take it all down.
May just wait until the middle of Jan.
Biltmore house and all the big places keep theirs up until then or longer.
I just turned on my tree a few minutes ago because it's raining again and it cheers me up.
Have a good one

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hope you have the very best Christmas, talk to you next week.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Hi friends!
Our great grands on my side.
We have two more Jarod and Lane, but they are older so we count them as grands.
This is the Little's on my side soon to be joined by Shania.
Kari went to her Dr. this morning and he said two weeks!
If she doesn't have her sooner.        Poor baby.Kari, looks like she is going to pop!
We gave Shania that baby taggy blanket that i showed you last week and a stacking toy
Although she isn't here yet!!!
We had a great time!
More later.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A present

Hi friends!
Still making baskets.
This is for a birthday that's right after Christmas.
along with this....
She will have two baskets plus a zipper pouch !
Plus it sparkles!!!
See ,  plus the dark blue basket does to.
I think she will like them!
Have a good one

Monday, December 14, 2015

Need to work faster!

Hi friends!
I just didn't like the backing so i found some more!
This is white where the other was black and picking up every thread it could find.
Got it all pinned together but may not get to it until after Christmas to finish. My Christmas list is still long!
That's what i need to do right now!
I have got to get finished with that before the 20th.
That's when we have Christmas with my kids .
I still like at least 4 things!!!!!
Have a good one

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Finish

Hi friends!
I used a sold color to go around the hole and the opening where you tie it.
It's waiting for her to come and get it.
Maybe this weekend!
In this picture the tree looks like its tilting but it doesn't look like that when you are in there.
I am still not through decorating! We have been looking for a topper for it and haven't found any thing we like yet.
Maybe by the time we start having our Christmas party's i will be finished with it.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Hi friends
Here it is all all quilted!  I had pictures of me quilting it but where they went i don't know.
I put this around the bottom but didn't have enough to do the  back opening and around the hole.
I will finish it soon because Daughter has her tree and will want to put it up this weekend.
This is the wreath i redid to put on my front porch!
This is on the back door!
They both had to have a face lift.
Our tree in the living room.
Have a good one

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Tree Skirt

Hi friends!
I was working on this when daughter came this weekend.
I had some white fabric for backing and i sandwiched it and started quilting right before she came.
Look who she brought with her.
Isn't he cute , he is growing like a weed.
I have all of my 23 grands and g-gs trained  to eat if they come to grand maws!
Except the ones i never see!!!!
Have a good one

Friday, December 4, 2015

Finished top!

Hi friends!
I cut all of the pieces out and decided how i wanted then to go!
I numbered each piece to get them the way i wanted them.
Sewed them together with my baby feather weight.
One hugh Christmas tree skirt, daughter is going to get a live tree and didn't want to get needles in her carpet.! This should do the trick.
Now to sandwich it and quilt it!
It may even be two big but she doesn't have a ruler so couldn't tell me exact measurement's.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Tree Skirt

Hi friends!
This is the first day i have felt good!
My daughter wanted me to make her a big tree skirt.
Much bigger then the patterns that are out there.
So i cut a pattern from Christmas paper .
No seams yet just cutting!
Got half of it cut out.
She wanted a big enough one to cover her carpet so needles wouldn't get into it.
My old making clothes days helped me to make a pattern.
Have a good one,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Everyday life

Hi friends!
This was made inside Hubby's Dr. waiting room.
See those trees?
Our two in the back of the house!
These three started losing their leaves by Sat.
Hubby was cutting up leaves , that's easier then raking.
He will be doing this again later when the rest of the leaves fall.
Have a good one friends

Monday, November 30, 2015


Hi friends!
This is one of the baskets i made for Tatum for her birthday.
This is the other!
I made her a zip pouch to but didn't get a good picture.
What do you give them they have every thing.
She was driving her daddy's jeep Friday when they came for Thanksgiving.
She has one and so does her brother.
Don't know how they make all those payments!
She is in the eleventh grade, takes college classes , works at the theater that she loves producung play and playing in them and has a job at Chickfila!
I wish i had her energy!
I will post picturers of Thanksgiving later this week.
Have a good one

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Hi friends!
Hubby took me out to red lobster today for my birthday!
We love the sailor's platter!
Look at our lovely mountains!
They are red and brown and green this time of year. We live in a valley between two mountains.
One is Taylor ridge and the other is Sand mountain. That is not what they are called but it's what we call them.
Our new High school.
It's much bigger then it was before.
A great place to live!
I am not quilting right now but will talk to you next week, after two days of thanksgiving dinners.
Have a great Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hi friends!
Got it sandwiched but really don't like the backing.  It catches every thing!
So now i will be looking for fabric to back it with and undo all i did.
Right now i may have to put it up until after Thanksgiving and work on it next week.
Naturally i am wanting to start the next one.
I am thinking about a ribbon star quilt next for my third Aunt.
Gave My Aunt Betty Jo hers today and she cried.
She starts chemo next week. Please pray for her , she is my youngest Aunt on my mother's side and just 8 years older than i am.
Have a good one

Friday, November 20, 2015


Hi friends!
I laid this out, then decided to put the last row on the bottom.
I like this better!
Sewed it together and now it waits to be sandwiched.
Finished !

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Three rows and counting

Hi friends!
I added one more row! Made another up but them had to rip it out so that's where i am right now!
Finished making my dish clothes, i now have four and sis has one. Pretty good from just one skein of yarn. I will be looking for some more of this yarn , just hope Walmart carries it.
Got to get my forth row sewed back together. It's amazing what one block that is a little bigger can do to a whole row.
Just like adding one more row and then i will see if it's the size i want it to be.
Raining here but so far the wind isn't as bad as they said it would be. But it's slowed down so we may get a lot of rain.
Hav a good one

Monday, November 16, 2015

Two Rows

Hi friends!
I laid them out to see if i thought it would be the size i wanted.
With white running between each block so it looks like the star's are floating i think it will be just right.
The first row!
All i got done this weekend was these two rows, we had a lot of company Sat. so didn't get a whole lot of Christmas sewing done either.
Alisha spent the night with us Sat. might, we were going to sew but had company instead.
She met Clair and Lola and the next time they come over they will be looking for her!
She had them wriped around her finger by the time they left.
Clair wanted to spend the night so she could stay with Alisha.
Alisha is our baby grand daughter. I didn't get any pictures because i had put my camera some where and didn't find it until Sunday afternoon.
Her mother is my daughter.
Have a great one friends.