Friday, May 1, 2009

Had quilt guild this morning. My secret sister had 3 gifts for me! I guess she was catching up for March and April plus this month for my birthday. Got 3 sets of fqs, 8 each set, a table runner pattern, rosemary plant and a Dean Koontz book. Think I will use the fqs to make the table runner. Nice fabrics! She chose well.

Ran some errands, then home to take it easy. Have breakfast club and AZ Quilt Centennial Committee tomorrow.

We'll probably do dinner (Red Lobster) and a movie on Sunday for my birthday.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Busy Weekend

Since I had no quilt guild meeting to go to this week, bummer, I stayed home Friday and cleaned house and did laundry. Saturday I had breakfast club. Got home about 11:30. Spent about an hour working in the front flower bed burying soaker hose then sprinkling in wildflower seeds. Hope they all come up! I put in a mix, so it should be really pretty. The I made up a batch of bread dough and used some to make homemade pizza for supper. Sunday I took a break from work and did some cross stitch and worked on hemming some pants for a friend at work. Couldn't get my old Kenmore to do a decent twin needle stitch without skipping stitches, so had to set up my "traveling" machine on the kitchen table and use it. Worked like a charm. Sorry now I wasted so much time trying to get the Kenmore to work properly. Oh well, live and learn.

The cats did their usual body slam against the computer room door, wanting to get in where Mommy was. They start out scratching and pushing, and trying to reach under the door with their paws and meowing in their pathetic little way. If that doesn't work, they do the body slam, I wonder how far down the hallway they start their running leap. lol Of course, if I have the door properly latched, that doesn't work. Always scares me and makes me jump! I can't imagine it not hurting them, but they seem to think they have to be in whatever room I am in, even if dh is home for them to snuggle with.

Here's a picture of the babies in a quieter moment. They love sitting in the kitchen window watching what's going on in the back yard.

Friday, March 27, 2009

This is a baby quilt I made using 2" Thangles. The original pattern called for 4" blocks for a full-size quilt so I thought making the blocks half size would be perfect for a baby quilt. Because most of the blocks were half-square triangles, I thought Thangles would be the way to go. I made over 1,000 of them! I learned I do NOT like repeating blocks. But I think it turned out cute. The pattern is Hugs and Kisses. Can you see the X's and 0's?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not keeping up so well

Guess I'm not keeping up with this very well. lol Life is too hectic right now. Maybe I need to retire so I have more time to do the things I really like to do! I wish!