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I am a 40 something female who has a great love for crafts...any crafts. I love quilting, I collect fabrics, books and patterns. I enjoy traditional patterns in bright colors. My favorite fabrics are batiks and brights. Because I am a great collector...I now have a stash that is out of control. My goal for the upcoming year is to reduce my stash. I won't stop collecting so I need to become more productive.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Paducah Quilt Show

Paducah was great! Lots of shopping and lots of beautiful quilts.
My friend Elaine was my shopping buddy this trip. It was her first trip...she is an amazing quilter, has a great eye for color and a wonderful conversationalist! If I ever go on " Who Wants to be a Millionaire", Elaine will be my phone a friend.
The best of show is a wonderful quilt that a picture doesn't do justice. There are 236,000 sequins on this quilt. Most of them are on the back. It is simply AMAZING!!!!

Well, my feet hurt and my purse/bank account took a beating!!! Will take a month to recover. Definitely taking lunch to "dark place" for the next two weeks!

Take care and happy days everyone!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Trip

The big trip is near. The Annual trip to the Paducah. Ask a quilter what Paducah is and a smile will appear. We will be heading North to quilter's playground...Paducah, Kentucky.

I will walk my feet off, eat "real" kettle corn made in a kettle, and shop! I really don't plan on buying much because as my friend Carolyn says..."You, don't need anything!" I will have to keep repeating that through out the trip. Actually there are only a few items that I really want...a new quarter inch foot for my featherweight, some more thread, of course I must visit the "Fat Quarter" lady...how can she show a profit without my visit? I will also shop for patterns and fabric for ONE project....and black and white fabric...hmmm. This could be a dangerous trip!

Happy Trails Everyone!
Call me on my cell if you think of anything you want.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Quiet Evening

Since I had plans to babysit this weekend....I really didn't make any back up plans...should have done laundry today or at least sewed a stitch. Didn't do any of those things...woke up way too early and then took a long mid day nap. In other words will have to take a sleeping pill to go to sleep tonight in order not to waste my entire day!
Video kind of matches my mood but not for long will be back soon.

Take Care and be Happy Everyone...on my way back!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Saved by Two Little Boys

Every year I babysit for my dear friends as an anniversary gift. This year I received a phone call stating that I was saved. The boys have been vomiting all day. She had a feeling that it was going spread like a wildfire through the house...so I am free this weekend.

I will be quilting on infamous Brandon quilt and will hopefully have it finished by the next weekend.

Happy Quilting Everyone!

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Happy Easter and Passover Everyone!

Today, I finished cutting fabric for the "Brandon" quilt. I have the right colors, blue and gold ; I will get started as soon as I move my butt into the sewing room.
Today was the Easter Egg hunt...with 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Whew, 60 of them. So cute so excited about finding the colorful plastic eggs. "Look!!!" I heard for each and every find. Children have such joy, they appreciate and enjoy the smallest of things. May you rediscover your joy this Easter.

Peace and Love Everyone!

Friday, April 07, 2006


I wish there was a cleaning storm in my sewing room or better yet anywhere in my house. Unfortunately, we are under a storm watch. I really hate storms...I don't mind a gentle soaking rain. But I hate storms!

I am in the sewing room now. I have to complete this month's blocks and perhaps cut some strips. I want to make a baby quilt in the fall and have plenty of fabric, just need to locate it and organize it.

Well, back to the machine. Won't be able to sew for long.

Take care and happy sewing!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Not Any better!

Well....what is the saying March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion...or is it the reverse, not sure!

Didn't get anything done today other than making a nice indentation in my favorite chair...hehe! We watch Lifetime Movies and some DVDs, absolute no sewing was done. I did order new fabric, again, for the infamous graduation quilt.

Found out that Mom had a car accident. She is fine but the car isn't.....so sad since it is only 6 months old. I told her she could get a new car..be happy that no one was hurt.

Happy Days Everyone!

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Here is a weekly update for those people in my life who forget I have to go to the dark side occasionally (AKA work).

Quilting unfortunately wasn't a priority this week. I did order the fabric for Brandon's quilt...Unfortunately, I thought the school's colors were blue and yellow and they are actually blue and gold!! For you non-quilters that is a huge difference! So I will try again! Will I ever finish that quilt???!!!

Well, tomorrow hopefully I will get into the sewing room. More information to follow. This month has to improve.