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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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.-Roger Caras

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Has Arrived

If you're in doubt, yes, it's the same tree :o)
I woke up this morning to a wonderful chill in the air. Oh how I love fall...I sleep so much better. Life is great!
Had a wonderful time with my friends last night. Planned to post pictures of the event but left my camera and my purse on the landing of the stairs...can you believe that! No purse!
Well, it was great!
Will post pictures of new quilt as it progresses.
The picture is not from this area. Because of the drought our fall colors are not great! So here is a little picture from somewhere else....beautiful!
Hugs and Blessings to All!

Pink Dyson


I am trying to win a Pink Dyson. Click on the Dyson in the side bar to the right for your chance to win too!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rainy Days

Nothing quilty to report today.

I am working for the next three days so I will not be in the sewing room for a while. Work is going okay for me. I feel good but the sleep issue still hasn't resolved yet. Only slept 5-6 hours today...not enough but I pray tomorrow will be a better sleeping day for me.


1. Good Health
2. Rain
3. Sleep
4. Family

Hugs and Blessings to All!


Monday, October 22, 2007


Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your livesand into the lives of all those around you.~~~Eileen Caddy

Gratitude I was reading a blog this morning about gratitude. The blogger posts everyday about what she is grateful for.So Here Goes.


1. Having a Job--although I have complained about work, I am grateful to be able to do a job that I love. There are many people who aren't blessed to do something they love.

2. Shelter--with the recent tornadoes in the Midwest and fires in the West we all should be grateful for having a warm,dry place to sleep and live. Many aren't blessed to have this.

3. Peanut butter---I love peanut butter. There is a store in the Mall of America that sells all types of peanut butter...I could have stayed there for hours.

4. Family

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Christmas Ideas

If you are looking for something unique for Christmas...you must visit this site.


What a great idea!!!



HQH Quilt Show

The Quilt Guild's Biannual quilt show is this weekend. I was lucky enough to attend yesterday and took a few photos. Unfortunately, my camera's batteries died and I didn't get the entire show but I was lucky to get my favorites.

I was also very bad about my Fabric Diet....pictures of purchases are pictured above. The bottom picture is of me and some good "sewing" friends...we had a blast.

I have uploaded a few photos to Webshots., will upload more later.



Blogging Update--Long , Very Long

Well, a lot has happen in since July!!!

I had been feeling tired for a while but I thought it was due to working nights and working such long hours. No one told me that I was also a little "irritable"...nice way to say I was a witch. Not putting things together, I thought well, maybe I am going through the change of life.

Well, let's go back a little to August. Mike and Abbi's wedding was wonderful! I had such a wonderful time visiting with them. I went two days before anyone else and stayed two days after everyone left....great! I got to spend some time with both of them and also my cat "nephew" Cyrus!

The wedding was great...we did have a few mishaps but who cares. It is over and all is well.

The weather in this area this past summer was horrible. The heat the humidity...why or why do I live here...I think we all asked ourselves that this summer.

I went in for my yearly physical...with my weight loss and healthier lifestyle I was so confident that all would be well. I would get a pat on the back and a "see you next year". I was almost out the door when the lab review happened...first page, no problem, second page...this is a little high, but we will just watch it. Third page....the earth dropped ...Oh my, you have to have surgery!! What!!! Yes, we will referr you to...Dr. Blah (named changed) her is his number and he will see you on Monday. Well, in a daze I go to the car, I drive home, I go inside....what do I do now???

Well, I say Dr. Blah the second week of September...very "surgical" we have to do a test...blah , blah, blah...okay. Now I have just come back from vacation!!!! Now I have to have surgery....is this a horrible joke!

I go to the appointment secretary...she opens the book and says how is a week from Thursday???What!!!!??? A week from Thursday??? WEll, okay, what time?? AHHHH....7 AM. Good. See you then.

I have now spent two weeks in a daze....what am I going to do. I will have surgery, a scar...a scar, a scar...not doing well at all. Have told no one!!! Well, I have go to tell someone now. I call me cousin, then Andrew (who is freaking out...can't talk to him now), my friend Carolyn...oh yes, I will have to tell my boss. Made the decision not to tell my parents until after the surgery...too much money was spent on the wedding and things just a month ago. I have support here...I will be okay, won't I???

I come to grips with the whole surgery thing....scar versus kidney failure, osteoporosis, death??? I will take the scar.

Surgery was quick...15 or 20 minutes. Woke up with the worse sore throat in the world...why was Sheila on vacation??? Oh well. My voice is gone....when will it come back?? Two days later. Aunt came and took me away...told mom and she was mad, beyond mad. But they did understand my reasoning behind not telling them.

Recovered for three weeks...first week and a half was hard!! I slept most of the time. My energy improved and then I was cleaning machine. Took a week off the gym...boy was it hard to get back into it....but I did.

I have now been back to work for two weeks now. Still hard but I definitely feel better than I did.

Whew...sorry for being so long winded!