Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Great Purge of 2010

Today I am purging my clothing closets. So far I have weeded
out about 40 bent and twisted hangers.
Who knew they took up so much space??
I have clothing from.... 20 years ago (out of style)
.... size 16 and up (I wear a 24)
.... jeans that used to be comfy
.... shoes that somehow shrunk
.... a dust bunny of epic size
(world record I'm sure)
.... belts (why? I don't wear belts)
.... t-shirts with stains (never wear)
.... gift items I would never pick
.... sparkly dress's from DD & DS
weddings (where could one wear
these ever again?)
How do you decide who stays and who goes? Right now
I am trying to convince myself that fit is the only
way to go. Realistically I will probably never lose
weight until I am too old to get to the refrigerator
or put in a home. But still, I cling to the mini-me
wanting to keep those clothes.
I am taking a break, hardening my heart and heading
back in there to kick some closet a$$ !!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quilts Delivered!

Delivered both quilts to my daughter Jenny. I was so happy that she loved both of them.
My hard work paid off with the smile on her face. This is the Love Knot Quilt that I made
to replace a quilt that had worn out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Finally the last stitches are in for my daughter's house-warming quilt.
I think she will like it, she has 5 birds as pets!
Jenny's Quilt

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I love the free patterns for quilting/embroidery on this blog
Gifts of Grace

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My daughter's quilt

I last made my daughter a quilt when she was about 14 or 15. It has finally been loved to
pieces! I haven't quilted in years and years, but she assures me that she sleeps much better
when wrapped in a quilt made by me. (I fell for it, sap that I am) I am now in the process of
paper piecing her a new quilt. What I lack in precise paper piecing, I hope I make up for in
effort involved. Some of these blocks have close to 100 pieces, some less, all SMALL.
Only 3 more to go and I can set it together and get to quilting.

Here is the album for the Bird Block (or will mama go blind first) quilt
Jenny's Quilt Squares
note: my swirled snow is made from an internet picture. I have been unable to
find the original source for the work to credit them.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Swirled snow pattern

Swirled Snow Pattern

My version of swirling snow, I haven't stitched my test piece yet

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 1, Summer is here. I always wait until now to say that. Once is has been said the heat and humidity become an issue here in the Mid-West.
I have been working on a quilt for my DD, it is slow going as it is paper pieced and each block
has multiple (insert:MANY) pieces. Here is a very bad picture of one block. It looks much better in person, my DD said it was her favorite so far. I have 4 blocks left to do (by Christmas)
Same ship only this time with skull
A bat ship for Halloween