Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ROAK'ed :)

I recived the prettiest packages of beads in the mail today , I don't know who they are from as there was no sender info on the envlope . Whoever you are thank you so much , I've been having a really crummy week and this really lifted my spirits :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A blog I love

Well ya'll I have found a totaly awesome blog , it's called Pairie Quilts . She does some of the most amazing sane quilts . Ater I get some more work done on my crazy quilts I have a few sane quilts that I need to pull out & finish . I wish that they would just magically finish themselves while they are sitting in my craft closet LOL :) Well that will never happen so I really do need to get off my bum and get them done . Please go check her blog out , the link is in my sidebar
Hugs All !

Sunday, August 26, 2007

What flower are you ?

I am a

What Flower
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Fall Block 2 - another update

This is the little leaves that I stitched the other day on my 2nd fall block . The yellow is not quite so bright in person . I drew this design myself - not to shabby I think.

This is a seam that I stitched today . I'm not totaly happy with it , it seams to need a little something more , but I'm not sure what that more is ? ! The sead beads at the end of the spikes are really sparkly in person , they're colour is called Red Gold Luster.

Here is some of the lace that I hand dyed a few weeks ago . Looks right smashing on this block , kinda ties in the teal peice of fabric at the top.

This is some fabric that I found today at WalMart . It was only 1$ a yard I got the whole 5 yards . I am going to use it as shashing on this C.Q. and I hope that I will have enough to use it as the backing too.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

You ever have one of those day's ??

Today has just been one of those day's for me today . Nothing has gone right for me today . As some of you may know I am trying to go to College on-line fron Northwestern here in Louisiana for a Bacholor of Pscy , well it's not going so well.From the start it has not gone well , it took almost a month to get Maine to fax the college my GED scores .Then after all that it's taken almost 3 weeks to get ahold of finacal aid just to find out that I need a whole bunch more forms filled out ! I have been trying to get my books all week long but still can't get aproval from finacial aid . Finacial aid is doing one of those random verifcations on me & it will be 4 to 6 weeks before that is done , I will have to drop out of the 3 classes that I am registered for :( I guess I'm going to have to hope that it all goes alright and I don't get charged for the classes because I just don't have the cash to pay them right now . I knew when the lady at the Registration office wanted to sign me up for the classes before I got ahold of Finacial Aide was a really bad idea. At this point I'm just a hair away from saying to hell with it all !! I'm going to have to call them Monday & tell them to drop me from those classes for this semester . I'm just so upset , maybe it's not ment for me to go back to school :(

Fall Block 2 - Some Cattails

I have gotten this much done on my fall block this week . I have 1 more mofit to put on this block then I will start doing the seams . I am wanting to finish this block this weekend and get # 3 ready to go .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fan Colours

Yup I think I really do like them better on black , now I just cross my finger's that I have enough black for all the blocks . I think I will use this Rose fabric ( it's a litter darker in person ) for the sashing and I may even have enough for the backing too. I found another 4 1/2 yard of the rose fabric in my closet tonight so I thin in all I have 2 yards of the black & like 8 yards of the rose. Thank you to everyone who left me a comment on the other post ya'll are just wonderful !!!

A couple of Fans

Well this is as far as I have gotten with my new Fan quilt . It's going kinda slow as I also have the Fall C.Q. to work on & the Redwork RR. Also I had ro revise my pattern as the one that I had started out with was not working . These will be 9 inch blocks instead of 12 inch blocks but that's alright . Cheyenne has picked out the fabrics for these two fans and I think she has done a wonderful job for being 11 years old . I have a couple of questions for those of you who read my blog -
1. Should I make all the fan base's the same colour ( I have a medium grey ) or should the base's match the fan ?
2. Should I put the fans on some black satin or some light rose satin ?
3. Should I give ya'll pic's to see what they look like on each fabric ?
4. Should I do sashing or a straight set ?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Redwork RR - Shay's Blocks

These are Shay's blocks. The background fabric isn't really blue it's a bright white . These are from some vintage iron on patterns that Shay had - they are very pretty.


This is Rat Pack's Voilet Whisper . Voilet is a 5 pound black tri . Her mother is Princess a sable & white that weighed 7 pounds and her daddy is Rusty a 5 pound choclate tri . Voilet is comming into heat , I checked her yesterday and she is in the 1st part of her cycle , she will be bred to Rat Pack's King of Hill otherwise know as Bo Jr. He is out of Rambo a 4 pound charcole tri & Ladybug a 6 pound black tri . Bo carries for Blue Merle , choclate & blue where Voilet carries for sable , choclate & blue . I am very intrested to see what they will produce . Voilet has had one litter and that litter was 2 blue frosted males . One of the males was stillborn and the other one she smothered at just under 2 weeks old . I am hopeing that this litter she does alot better with .

Fall Block #2 update

This is what I have done on the second fall block , I know that I want to put some wheat on this block now I just have to find a pattern of some wheat . I really like how the deer turned out but the horns are a little to light , I used a light creamish tan on the horns.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Start

This is a new crazy quilt that I have started - someone please stop me I have no will power !!! This will be a 20 block quilt for my kid brother Corey & his wife Erika . I have never made anything for them & I thought it was about time I got off my rump & got started on it . I will be setting the fans on some white fancy fabric that I bought and it will have a deep rose coloured fabric for the sashing though I may have to change the rose fabric because I only bought 2 yards and it may take more than that to do the sashing . I'm not sure what colour I will do for the fan base maybe some black satin that I have but I'm not sure yet because I think I want to do some outline embroidery in each fan base but we'll see how it goes . Well I'm off to do some more fan blades . I hope to have the top done in a couple of months so I'm really gonna have to hustle on this one.

Redwork RR Update

This is the block that I stitched for Bette . I just love her patterns & her colour choices. Just awesome !!! I will be mailing this out to Shay on Friday when I get paid.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cheyenne's 11th Birthday :)

Well all my big girl has turned 11 , ugg I'm feeling old now ! She had a wonderful day , she got a DS & a game with it , lots of jewerly & a few purses.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

1900's Crazy Quilt

This quilt was acquired from the estateof Agnesmae Eakin Fleming, born in 1912.Agnes moved from Iowa as a child, to Coronado, Calif.,where she lived until she passed away in 2004.She was an only child, and did not have children of her own. She attended Coronado High School and eventually became a Home Economics teacher

Fall Block Update

Well here is the new Fall block that I peiced today . And here is a pic of the 1/2 finished fall block , I'm still not totaly happy with it . That rusty pink stands out like a soar thumb , I bought a whole bunch of shirts today at Goodwill for my Fall C.Q. , I got 6 silk shirts and 2 velvet shirts all for .50 cents each , what a bargain !!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Trade From Janet

This is a bunch of silk that I got from Janet ( link to her blog in my sidebar , go check her out she does some awesome work !! ) I am sending her some crochet mofits that I had made , I have 1 more to finish up for her and I hope to have it done tonight so that I can mail out after work tomorrow . I will be useing a few of these silks in the fall CQ that I am making , I also will be useing some in a wall hanging that I am making for a friend of mine .

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

More Progress

Well I have managed to acomplish a little bit more on my Fall block , I hope to have my little owl done by tomorrow afternoon. Also I got my load of wood today , it is 200 8 foot long 2x4's , 60 10 foot long 1x6's and 35 4x4's 8 foot long and all for under 300.00 !! Now if it ever decideds to cool off I can get back to work on my dog kennel .

Sunday, August 5, 2007

1895 Antique Fan C.Q.

A little more work

I stayed up till midnight last night to finish off this little pumpkin , I think it turned out quite grand :) It was quite a challange , I've never worked one this little with this much detail . The whole pumpkin measures about 1 3/4 inches . I've still got a couple of seams to do on it then it will be packaged up to go to Gerry .

Saturday, August 4, 2007

1884 Antique Crazy Quilt

I love this quilt ! The hand embroidery mofits on this quilt is very neat, I just love the little Squirrel and the butterfly's are so pretty .

Redwork RR - Bette's Blocks

I recived another Redwork RR package in the mail last week , this is Bette's blocks . The first one was stitched by Sharon , the second one was stitched by Anita and the third was stitched by Bette . I just love these blocks , they are done in the Baltimore Album style.