Saturday, January 27, 2007

New demons in the

Yep they are there...demons in the fridge in the form of cream puffs. Just like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man on the Ghost Busters movie in the '80's, they lurk in hiding and wait to be called out. Those little devils from Costco call my name every few minutes!! and of course when you buy things from Costco, it's not just one item-it's 50! Well, not exactly 50 cream puffs, but, at least 6 or 7, and they yell JUUUULLLLEEEEEE!!! We are so good, come eat us!!! and don't you know, I start off with a handful of almonds-okay, that's the Biggest Loser's secret weapon against food cravings, and normally it works, but, this is not a craving, it's an onslaught of cream puffs. Next, I try to drink water to fill me up, and after, oh, I don't know, maybe 2 gallons, I'm still craving the sweet stuff.

What does anyone do to ward off the cream puff attack? If you've ever had these little delicacies, you'd be saying "uncle" right along beside me and begin to cut one in half, cause just a little bit won't hurt will it??? Or should I take them out and smear them on my rear, right where they'll end up sooner or later anyway?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Where's the fun in stash busting?

The fun in stash busting lies in actually finishing a project and enjoying the quilt/craft you've made with your own hands. What a useful thing to do, combining productivity and insight enough to create something beautiful and pleasure giving. There is also the therapy aspect of quilting, being able to lose yourself in the planning and work involved in making the quilt is probably better for you than any drug, or I'd at least try quilting, before I took Prozac.

She who has the most fabric when she dies has surely lost out on a lot of happiness for herself, as well as others. Leave your quilt legacy by first beginning with using up that material in your stash.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Quilting is taking over our

I set up my Hinterburg table and Brother 1500 sewing machine in the dining room, and my husband said "you're taking over the whole house". Here's my downstairs living room and dining room, I guess he's right!

I'm about to use said table and machine to quilt my camouflage baby quilt. This set up is a great option, if you don't want to invest $10 to $20,000 for a long arm. This total set up was about $1500.00. It works well for me.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


January 22nd was my birthday. I got a dozen red roses and baby's breath flowers. This is a picture of my favorite frog and birthday flowers. I feel like a quilt that is beginning to show a little wear on the binding-not much-just worn from trying hard to be useful.

It's snowing outside...yea!!

Of all the ways to cleanse the world of all that it gloomy, there is nothing like a layer of snow. Not 3 feet of snow, just a couple inches maybe.

I love how when you open the door and you see your breath and you can only stand there long enough to take a couple of pictures.

Even the fairies are enjoying the nice day today. I wonder if they like flying in the

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Northeast Quilting Friends Schedule for the next 6 months

Quilting is one of the last tribal things women can do together. Whether it's to work on one project as a group, or an individuals quilt, it's always nice when you have women to help and encourage you as you work. Let's face it, quilts take a lot of time to make, and time always goes faster when we are having fun. If you can find the right quilt guild or group of quilters to laugh and be inspired by, there is no better way of living a simply quilty life.

These are pictures of the quilt group I attend, Northeast Quilting Friends, which meets in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is our schedule for the first 6 months of meeting. January someone will be teaching the Underground Railroad sampler blocks, the last Tuesday of the every month through December. In February we'll learn how to make a tote bag, and take a trip to a quilt show at the Carnegie art center, in New Albany, Indiana. Next we go to a sale at a quilt shop. In March we go to Bloomington, Indiana for a quilt show and we also will be participating in Quilter's Day Out-a national quilting opportunity for all guilds to get together and visit about their activities, etc. April we are taking a trip to the Louisville Antique Mall . Paducah and Chicago both are having quilt shows this month. In June we will be finishing our Blooming Rose quilts and taking a trip to Lavenders.

This is just one example of a quilt guild and it's activities. Lots of lunches , laughter and love to share with wonderful women/quilters.

Join a quilt guild today or start your own. Churches and libraries are usually good places to start for a location...good luck and happy quilting.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Camouflage baby quilt

I'm shooting away at my stash for '07. Part of that stash included a baby quilt request, from my niece for a camouflage baby quilt. I understand babies like sharp contrast, but, I don't know what to think about this one. Oh well, at least it's complete and I hope they like it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Icy day-great quilting weather...

The winter is finally here. We were barefoot and happy in Kentucky, until


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