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Friday, March 31, 2006


Been There Done That


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Back from Vegas

Hi everyone!!
Elton John was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He sang 110 minutes of his GREATEST HITS!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was phenomenal!!! What an entertainer he is!! He could've talked to ME for 10 mins and it would've been worth it! I hugged dh after the concert and said, "It was worth every penny!" He agreed!!!

I have learned that Vegas is NOT for me though. I've btdt and unless I want to see as how that is ONLY at Vegas, I wont' go back on purpose!

Now to get back to quilting!!!! I did get 4 heart applique blocks done!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

MIA in Vegas

Hi Everyone! Thanks for the great comments on the Angel Quilt. I think that Linda and Bill are hoping to present it on Friday night. My Dh and I will be present if that is the time of it!

We left Sunday for Las Vegas. I've never been. We are actually staying at Ritz Carlton at Lake Las Vegas (about 17 miles from the strip). This place is so-so for a supposed 5star resort...but it's fine! Last night we went to the show "Blue Man Group" at the Venetian. It was strange, funny, unexpected, different all rolled in one. Basically I give it a thumbs up!

This afternoon we are going to explore the shops more. We have Elton John tickets for tonight as well! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT IN VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!! Does it get any better than that????

I'll get caught up with everything later!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Angel Quilt is DONE!!!

The Angel Quilt is done. Linda and Bill have picked it up and will plan a day to give it to Marg. They want me there. I had to give them my dates when I'm gone so they can try to plan around it. ;o) Enjoy the pics! There will probably be one more post about this project (sorry if you are tired of hearing about it) after it is presented to Marg.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Angel Quilt is QUILTED!!!!!!!!!

I got the Angel Quilt done today. It went surprisingly well!!! I loaded it lengthwise so that it wasn't rolled too much. That was a light bulb moment! ;o) I also covered up the block with the mountain dew snippets on it with extra layers of fabric when I rolled it so that it didn't cut other angels or fabrics. All I have to do now is the hand stitching on the binding. I'll post a pic when it's completely done! Thanks for the good thoughts!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Angel top

I got the top assembled today and the label made. No pic of the label as of yet. Look for that later...when the top is quilted. I hope to load and quilt it tomorrow.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Happy Birthday Kevin and Angel Sightings!

Happy 19th Birthday Kevin!!! You've brought a lot of joy into mine and dad's lives!!! Have a great day!!!
ANGEL SIGHTINGS!!! Here is a pic of 6 of the angels that I got. Can you say "OVERBOARD EMBELLISHMENTS???? I'm a bit worried about how some of these are going to roll on the longarm. This one is too cute! Love the doll hair on it!
This one...OMG...the angel wings are done in snippets of a mountain dew can and the pieces are STAPLED on...YES...STAPLED!!!!!! I'm going to have to make sure I protect the quilt from being cut.
This one has so much glue on it that the area where the shells are is very stiff...I'm afraid I'm going to lose some of them when it's rolled on the longarm!

Tomorrow I'll attempt to put the blocks together! Pray for me! God has to be watching over me on this one!!! ;o)

I asked Bill and Linda if they knew when they'd give this quilt to Marg and they said not yet. That was to be brainstormed. They did say they wanted me there if at all possible! I said I'd be honored (but I'll feel weird!). Remind me not to speak to strangers in Joann's again! LOL...

I did tell them that this quilt will not be washable. I did NOT tell them that it isn't going to be snuggly either. (sigh)

We're off to eat dinner for DS's bday! He wants to go for KC BBQ! YUMMY!!!


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I cranked up the Longarm today!

Well, I think my longarm was getting rusty! GOSH...It had been a long time since I had done a quilt on it! It was fun! My sister sent me this will be a sample in an LQS in MN. She wanted random circles and I said let me try this spiral! WOW..looks like concentric circles but it was MUCH faster! I am pleased with the outcome!!!!! This is from the Circle Judy loves their Baptist Fan...and I'm thinking this spiral is going to be my new best friend! ;o)

Now I want to get an applique project prepped! I'm getting addicted to this dreaded "A" word! LOL


Sunday, March 12, 2006

WOOHOO...1st Applique project is ready for quilting!

I got the borders on the "Survivor" wallhanging! I just LOVE how it added life to the wallhanging! I'm pretty happy with it! Now to find time to quilt the darn thing! Just wanted to share!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Retreat Applique Project and more...

I haven't posted something quilty this week so here goes! This is the finished applique part of my 2005 applique retreat! I still want to enhance it with beading or rhinestones or something like that. Also, I am going to do a striped border that I will cut on the diagonal and add some pizzazz to it as well. As you can see, I struggle with picking fabrics that stand out on this background. I could have trouble picking out fabrics on a cream background! of my challenges with the dreaded "A" word in quilting! Here is a closeup of a couple of the flowers using bias to highlight the petals. I really liked this method because I didn't have to worry about things shifting! Just butt the pieces up to each other, baste them in place, and attach the bias that I made.
I put a pink ribbon from another breast cancer fabric that I have in the center of this flower!
The ribbon was done in pinks for my being a breast cancer survivor. I think I'll hang this in my sewing room when it's finished! IF it gets finished! ;o)
Lastly, these are 3 of 40 applique blocks that I am going to put into a patchwork quilt. My friend who went on retreat with me last year and again this year, and mysel bought 5" squares of this gorgeous line from Moda. We just fell in love with it. I knew right away that I wanted to applique them into hearts. I found a gorgeous deep red and a buttery yellow (the pics don't do the colors justice) for the backgrounds. I don't think I will sash them...but I'll wait and let the quilt talk to me when it's done. It's nice to have something simple to applique on at night.

SO...there ya have it! Something quilty from me!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Yesterday was a sad day for baseball

If you're not a baseball fan you can skip this post. I am a Minnesota gal and Kirby Puckett is synonymous with MN and Major League Baseball. He helped the Twins win 2 World Championships. He had an infectious personality and smile. He was always SMILING...always having FUN...until one day he woke up and couldn't see out of one eye. Glaucoma had taken his eyesight and his ability to play the game he so loved. There's so much more I could say about Kirby but will stop here. Kirby died of a massive stroke at the young age of 45...soon to be 46 next week. He leaves behind a son, daughter, and fiance.

Minnesota lost an icon in the baseball world. Minnesota lost a friend. Minnesota lost a hero. The nation lost an amazing human being.

RIP Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Put your sunglasses on! LOL

Here is the tshirt quilt that I assembled this weekend. I had a MAJOR redesign when I was pressing the interfacing onto the backs of the shirts and found I had one that wasn't included in the design...

It's the western on in the upper middle of the quilt. I had to make a pyramid type deal at the top instead of having all the squares and the Hello I love you shirt in one row. It turned out nicely...but it's wild...the girl wanted stripes and she got them! ALL FROM MY STASH!!!


Saturday, March 04, 2006

Where does time go?

Today is my "baby's" birthday! He is 17 years old! I can't believe that he's that old already! He's a great kid and I love him to death! Today we'll celebrate with gifts and chicken enchiladas (Dan's request) and chocolate birthday cake with chocolate frosting! YUMMY!!!

Here's a pic of Dan as a little tyke:

Why are they so cute when they are asleep? LOL

And here's a recent picture of Dan after a soccer game! Isn't he a handsome young man? OOPS...sorry, a bragging mom here! :-D

I'm off to work on a t-shirt quilt! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Today I'm tired!

Gosh, I'm tired today. Too much staying up late and getting up early. I NEED more sleep! And I will get it...I'm just not sure when!

I had the best of intentions today...I wanted to start on the tshirt quilt. But, being tired I decided to wait so I didn't make a fatal cutting error! That would not be a good thing. I could've pressed the interfacing on the backs but I knew if I did that I would want to cut! There's always tomorrow...........

I ordered some things from karen kay buckleys website for applique. It is her circle templates for perfect circles and her thread holder. The order was placed on Saturday night and it arrived yesterday! Talk about FAST!!! And the thread holder is's made out of Patricia Campbell background with BRIGHT BRIGHT flowers...definitely my style!!! The bonus though...I received 2 of her patterns for FREE just for ordering!!! How COOL is THAT!?!?!?!!! I got "Folk Art Fantasy" and "Garden Medley". My friend and I ordered together and she is taking the Garden Medley one. I will keep the other and we'll trade if we ever get to that point! I was thrilled to get this!

I've rambled enough...have a great evening!