Thursday, December 22, 2011

baking again!

Well dear daughter and friend Sandy came over today and we baked cookies. there is still more to make. We also watched the last of the X Factor. I was routing for Josh. But any one of the three left would be great! Look how happy they are to help me LOL
I think they will all have a singing career. We made our favorite cookies tonight. Nut Crescents. Then I did the cut outs. I have another ball of dough for the cutouts and 3 more balls for the nut crescents. YUMMY. Grandson wants some Molasses cutout cookies and i would like some Oatmeal raisin ones. The chocolate cake cookies are delicious!! I will take a picture of the chocolate Gooey Butter cookies tomorrow and post them  they are so good!! Merry Christmas to you all and GOD bless each of you .  Hugs


Thursday, December 15, 2011

tree pin

Here is the directions to make a tree pin. It is adapted from the folded tree napkin.
 First make a half cicrle template in the size you want.
I made this one 5 inches wide and 2 1/2" tall.  green front and print white back
Layer two contrasting fabrics rightsides together. Use your template,trace around it, then sew all around leaving a small opening on the straight edge to turn rightside out.

Now fold the two sides into the middle but off center on the bigger side. then will look like this

Fold that in half and press good ,sew a small button on the top and an pin back on the back side just catching the inside of the top layer so no stitching shows through Share your pictures if you make any of them. Be sure to thank Lyn Brown  when her page opens up click on continue readingfor the pattern for the napkin so cool!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Christmas Party

Had a party last evening . It was my local Quilt Guild in Wooster Ohio. I think it was the best thus far of the ones I have attended. I had made cookies to give  as a desert. I made squares and iced them in half square triangles. I took a table and board to lay them on and they became a pinwheel quilt laid out. Besides they tasted very good. I got to my seat  and the favors were a nice little folded tree pin, some candy cane candy , Andes mint, a pair of scissors, and a nice stiletto. I had been member at large this year and the President gave a small thank you gift. It was a neat small bag looks like an Apple but has a nice tote bag inside it. Great I love bags!! Then we chatted and ate our dinner. After dinner we gave the president her quilt and then announced the quilter of the year. Ruth Bishop was given that award and she does so much for our guild she deserved it. They gave her a thimble cage necklace sterling silver. She cried and thanked all for the honors.  They did the challenge and I came  in 3 rd place so I received the little folding tote with goodies in it for the prize. Then came the Christmas box swap. That is what you see spread out, an item for each letter in the word Christmas. Good things in my box. After the box swapping was finished up we did a singing of Christmas carols only there was a hitch to that. We, each table had to pick a Christmas song and change the words to pertain to quilting and sewing. Man you should have heard the great songs. I am amazed at the talent we have in this group of gals and gents. I think Sally is going to give everyone a copy of the songs soon . I truly enjoyed my evening out with the guild!! Below you will find a few pictures of the things I received and of the tree I entered and it was a good time!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fashion News

This just in from Seattle area all the rage and just in time for your holiday shopping. Sorry ladies this is not a Black Friday item.
This is the very latest in headwear, being modeled by Arsema. I am sure we will all want one so hurry find your favorite.They come in all types of animals, butterflys, flowers, winnie the pooh and even cars and trucks.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Woohoo tis Done

WOO HOO I am finished with the gift box quilt. It is so very pretty . I just love those fabrics and the colors and it turned out great! here have a look at it. Thanks to Moda for the pattern  under Fun Stuff quilting and to Kate Spain for her designing talents of the fabric line. Thanks to JEllen's Fabric Shop  for the sale on the fabrics. I am thrilled with it . And to Amy Bouchard of Sugar Valley Stitches  for her great quilting.
 happy dance here in Ohio .

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Guess Who and New table topper

Well sewed yesterday and today . I did manage to get the binding on finally on the table topper. I recommend single binding for these shapes. I also have the binding on my gift box quilt just need to sew it down on the back side. Son sent a couple photo's of grand daughter. she is growing too fast. check her out she is having some fun and I am sure going to be told no no. ha ha!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some Family Time and sewing

Hi All, had a good day yesterday  was fun because of my sisters. five of us were able to come together and have a lunch  and short visit. One had come up to Ohio to get her MIL . We then called the one in Michigan and she drove down while the other 3 of us live in the area. We ate at the Lynway and enjoyed some of their pies. mm Buckeye is delicious. My daughter and her friend were able to come and eat with us. was a good day in outr neighborhood!!

I came home and decided to sew some. I cut out two pillows and then sewed them and quilted them out today. The pillows are fin ished. I like them alot!! They are in the magazine Celebrating Quilting by Fon's and Porter publishing. Great magaazine if you see it you should buy it. There is so much in this issue you will not be disappointed. I will now post a couple pictures one of my sisters and I and the other of the pillows.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Check this one Out

I have made and finished the blue baby quilt. I just finished sewing the binding down this morning I started sewing it down last evening and had about 26 inches to do and said tomorrow is another day. SO It is ready for giving.
Her is a picture of the front and the back I did all the quilting and am happy with it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween over

Well the scary days are gone and we had a good turn out for treats. I live in the country and we had farm wagons pulled by tractors to take the neighborhood kids around to houses that wanted to  participate.  My great grandson came over and he had a grand time. There were two wagon loads counting the grown ups.
So after the trick or treating they went to the home of the family that had organized it and had some drinks and I think donuts. that was so nice and safer for all the kids, it was from 1-3 PM sunshine and all.
So I have been sewing again and trying to finish up a few more things. One is a baby quilt the pretty blue one and then the fall twister topper and last but far from the least is the Christmas hexagon star. I get to quilt them out starting tomorrow and have the baby quilt done first.  I am pleased with them all.
here is a couple pictures

I have more to do and then the ones I really want to make, I just want to get these 3 quilted and bound for now. I have a pattern by Sandy Gervais named "Done" that I want to make and have hanging on my wall for the holidays too. My gift boxes quilt top should be back her in a week or so. Then it is time to make the binding and add it to that pretty thing!That one will hang in our front hallway as we enter the house.
Next week I put the pumpkin wall quilt up until Thanksgiving is over.What is you favorite quilt to hang? Thanks for coming by and seeing me again today. I love company

Thursday, October 27, 2011

oh so Fall

I made these this afternoon . I got the pattern from . It is a quilt group  that has many members and they are all skill levels come on and join it,it is free and much fun you will not be dissappointed. I am sure you will learn something. Plus meet many new and friendly people there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

a finish on my part

All sewn together and ready to go to the quilting person.
I am doing a  happy dance over it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Well been sewing on a Christmas quilt. It is made with Flurry by Kate Spain from Moda. I love the fabrics. They are so bright and happy and make you feel good when you see them. Anyway I saw a completed quilt top at a QS in Lyndhurst called JEllen's Fabric Shop. She has the cutest place and so inviting . if you are ever in the Lyndjurst area I recommend you to stop by her place. I had to buy the fabrics and make muyself one . I still like it and plan to have it done and on my wall for Christmas.  Here is a photo of the one I am making. a fun one to sew as well.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

a done for now

Finally stitched the first block for the Sew along with Sew Happy Me (see side bar). I hope to get the second one marked so I can begin it . Maybe I can get caught up this week. we shall see.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New look

Look how cute she is . This is Arsema she is soon to be 7 months old. I can't believe how fast she is growing.

Today was a busy day I took off from de-cluttering and went with a couple friends of mine. We went to see Cindy's new shop then onto the other new shop.Somewhere Sewing, from there we went to lunch and then on to Mrs. Millers. I had a great day . The weather was perfect  and the shops are terrific. Cindy's is really bright and cheerful. I am so happy for her I think she will do really well. If you get the chance to go visit her and shop it is worth  your time energy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

De cluttering

Well it is that time of year once again. Where you go through your stuff and try to remove some of it. I am in that mode for now. Have been going through boxes of saved things and am sorting and will give some to friends and then some will be burned and some will be donated and then that still leaves me a plenty. So will do the go though  and then do it a second time. Once I am satisfied with what I have chosen to keep then it is time to find a home for it all. A place to house it and be able to find when I want it.The end results are always so very nice. I hope to get through a few more totes today. I am happy so far.  I am off now to get back to the job at hand have a great day everyone!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Timey cook book

Today I bought an old Timey cook book and have been reading through some of the recipes. this is a good one maybe even for this day and age! Named
Leatherbritches Beans
wash and drain a batch of firm green beans Remove the ends and the strings. Use a large darning needle with heavy white thread and thread through the pod near the middle pushing them along the thread so they are 1/4 inch apart. Hang up the strings of beans in a warm well ventilated place to dry. They will shrivel and turn greenish gray. To cook in the winter time as the pioneers did ,cover with water and soak overnight.
 Drain, renew the water and parboil slowly for 1/2 hours.
Drain again cook slowly with ham hock or salt pork until tender
 Serve with Cornbread!!!
Next one I plan to try is this
Keepsake Biscut
1 quart milk or cream
1 1/2 cups of butter or lard
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon cream of tartar
Enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead well and mold into neat small biscuts with your hands. Bake well and you have a good sweet biscut that will keep for weeks in a dry place. They are fine for a traveling lunch!!
MRS.Colonel Moore
written down in 1890

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Game Playing

This is our Grandson CJ also known as Charles hard playing the game of scoccer. He is a very good player and he loves to be  a team player. Huskies are doing great. The last picture is of grandson Solomon they both play on the same team. I am so very proud of them both. They work hard to be good  at this game and at anything they do , great kids. Thanks for checking them out  today .
Way to go CJ and Solomon