Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where did the time go?

Enjoy a couple of zoo pictures of their bird show. Hello all. I know it has been a while since I posted anything. Well Rob finally got a job and I have been working like crazy so there has not been any time for anything else. I have got to finish cutting out my squares for my jean quilt at some time. This weekend is chalked full of stuff again. We have a birthday party on Sunday for the family September birthdays and I have to make my Grandmother's famous chocolate cake for it. Saturday I am taking the kids to the zoo for member appreciation day and World animal event. By the time we get home I will have just enough time to make the cake before I am too tired to move. Poor Rob will not be there for most of it. His new job is 7 days a week and around 10 hrs a day right now. The poor guy does not know if he is coming or going. hopefully the kids will give him a break this weekend. He is going to take Sunday off to be with us at the birthday party since Mitch and My birthday were this month. I will grab the chocolate cake recipe and post it before the end of the week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I have started on a new jean quilt. I spent most of Monday cutting some squares to get it started. I have a 7" square and a 6" square as well as a 2" x 6" rectangle and I think I want to place them as shown. I am not sure.
Like this I think. I am not sure. Any one else have any ideas?

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Quilt BOM

I just found a wonderful blog called The Shabby from a blog I follow (P.S. I Quilt ). It is a wonderful blog about fabrics and quilting. They are starting up two new BOM patterns soon. The one I fell in love with is The Great Pumpkin Quilt BOM. It starts in October and runs until next September and is the cutest thing I have seen. It has such wonderful fall colors in it that the moment I saw it I knew I had to start it. Once I sign up for it I will start posting monthly on my progress with it. If you love quilting and sewing you have to check out the website Shabby Fabrics. I love their fabrics and collections. They have some of the cutest patterns too. I think I am loving the Bittersweet Amber Fat Quater set by Nancy Halverson. It has so many of my favorite fall colors in it. Just thought I would share a wonderful site.


Ok off to another project. I am going to start on a new jean quilt this weekend, since it is a nice 3 day weekend and the husband will be working it. It will be quiet enough for me to be able to start It has to get done by Christmas to give to my brother-in-law (Tom) this year. I made one last year and we took it over for the gift exchange and found out we had the wrong person and it had to go to the other brother-in-law (Russ). We let him know that if he did not like it we would get him something else. Well he opened it up and loved it. He would not even let the wife touch it. So now that we have Tom this year, I will have to make another one for him. I am trying to decide if I should back it with flannel or fleece since he will probably use it for when he goes bear hunting in the snow. I will have to see how bulky it gets first. Any suggestions out there? I will start posting pictures as I go so you can see my progress.