Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wow!!  Time sure's been two weeks since I created this blog, and I have 147 viewers.  That is sooooooo exciting!!  Most of my viewers have come from my daughter Michelle's blog, but that's fantastic.....thank you all so much!!

I have been doing a few things......first I had to rearrange my fabric.  Couldn't find anything that I wanted.  I can see that this will be an on-going job as the "stash" grows.  It is interesting to read how people keep their fabric stash.  Some in totes and some in closets with shelves (there are even films on u-tube).  I don't have a lot of room to keep it, so with what I have I just placed it in baskets, kind of by color on a shelf.  Taylor, my grand daughter was here yesterday, and she said "this is cool, you can find what color you want real easily".....that was my point and it worked, but as the stash grows, this might not work.  Here is a photo of how it looks.

Second, I had to finish the birthday present for my grand daughter, Megan.  Today, she is 25......can't believe that this is true.  They grow up sooooooo fast!!  Unfortunately, I finished her gift and forgot to take a picture of it before I mailed it off.  Maybe Michelle will when she sees Megan, and then she can send it to me to post here.

You may have seen what it is..........a little purse made from a Man's Tie.  They are so much fund to make.  Megan called me when she received it and said she really liked it.  I hope so!!

The last item that has been keeping me busy in my spare time was the "Quilt Square of the Month" that I have been doing.  I have appliqued before and love doing it, but it's been a while, and when I copied the pattern, I forgot that it would be reversed, and proceeded to do it backwards.  That was ok, but I also didn't read all of the directions before I did it and when it was finished the square that the bird and flowers were on was bigger then it should have been.  I didn't realize this until it was completely appliqued.  So, this meant that the squares around the center square were going to be too small........long story, short = I figured it out and cut them a tiny bit larger, and it all worked out!!  But, the whole square was too large to hang on my new hanger that I won last month, so I made a pillow.

 I think that this is it for now.  Thanks again for visiting me!!  Have a great Sunday!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

This is my first "blog post" and  I'm not sure how this is going to work, but I will give it a try.  All of the ladies that I am quilting with have blogs, so I thought I'd like to have one too. 

Most of them use it as sort of a diary.  Hmmmmm?  Do I want to do that?  Not sure.  Here goes.........

Today, we woke up to snow!  It's April 13 for heavens sake!!  I live in a small town in California in the Sierras at 2000 feet elevation.  It's not suppose to snow this low this late in the year.  It was beautiful just the same.  Now in the afternoon it has melted off. 

This is Friday.....I love Fridays -- get to look forward to doing what I love best. (No work for 2 days) I will clean in the morning and then sew for the most of the day........yeah!!

I have a quilt square to finish for the "quilt along" that I am is a pic of March's square that I did. 

It is really fun.  Every month we do a different square.  Jo's Country Store is where the group started, and Jo picks the pattern for the month and then after everyone submits their square she has a drawing and picks a winner for the month.  She gives away beautiful prizes, and this last month I won a prize!! Yippee!!  I won a little quilt hanger like this one in the exciting!  

We have a yahoo group for some of the ladies participating in this quilt-along, and although I haven't personally met any of them, I feel like I know them and they are all very supportive of each other. 

Also, this month was my granddaughter, Makenzie's 6th birthday, she loves Dora the Explorer, so I made her a Dora doll and a Tote Bag.  She "kissed" the Dora when she opened it........made me happy 8-)  Here are photos of Dora and the Tote. 

My granddaughter, Megan's birthday is also this month, she is going to be 25 (oh my!).  I'm working on a gift for her also, and will post a pic of that after the birthday. 

I love reading what other quilters are doing, and I have been following Bonnie Hunter's blog lately.  I like how she writes - makes you feel like you are there. It would be great to see her in person.  My daughter Michelle is going to be able to see her at her guild's meeting later this month....lucky her!!  

Michelle has a great blog Michelle's Quilts and Stuff and she is my inspiration for this quilting bug that I have recently caught.......look and see what she won't believe it!! 

Well, maybe this blogging won't be so difficult after all.  Starting was difficult, because I didn't know where to start........I guess you just start!!