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Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I MADE LIFETIME AT WW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was THRILLED because with all the stress in the house I gained 8LBS but I was persistent and made it there today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now to keep it off...FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve is taking me to a VERY NICE dinner tonight to celebrate my Lifetime membership.

Life is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's DONE!!!

WHEW...this quilt was a big one! LOL...but it is GORGEOUS and I hope my longarm quilting enhanced it. Sure hope the maker and her grandma like it!!!!! I haven't quilted a quilt this densely in a long time! It sure was fun to do though!

This is the center, log-cabin medallion. I incorporated the ferns, hearts, and the leaves from the body of the quilt into the center. not sure why it looks like purples (at least on my monitor, but they are browns) CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE...

Here is the full length of the quilt...hard to get it all in!

the brown border represents wind, the yellow is leaves, and the body has the leafy/ferny type quilting.

part of the back...I used a green thread and Superior So Fine...

A closeup of the back...

the medallion back

Tomorrow I'll get it shipped to PA!!!!!!!!!!

Someone was busy last night! LOL

I went on a long walk to clear my head and when I walked up the sidewalk to the front door I saw the most amazing spider web. I think I captured it pretty well. I would guess it's about 15" long. No spider in there though. Back to the quilt on the longarm.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fun project...

My friend Barb's DGD made a special quilt for a raffle. I am fortunate to have a hand in the process...I get to QUILT it!!!!!!!!!!!! Life has been pretty stressful here lately, (see previous post) and I haven't wanted to touch this beauty with an emotional heart. SO, I loaded it a few days ago and left it at that. Today I FINALLY felt I could place my love into this special project. Here's a sneak peak!!!

Here the quilt is on the machine. Just WAITING for some inspiration from moi!!!

Here is a sneak peak at my inspiration!


Thursday, August 14, 2008


*sigh* God keeps throwing hand grenades our's been a stressful 10 days and I sure hope God sees fit to stop testing us. We'll be fine but our emotions are on overload these days.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wedding Fun!!!

This past weekend my niece got married and we had a great time! Time with family is THE BEST!!! Here are a few pics! Congrats Katie and Eric!!!

Introducing Katie and Eric Stinson!!!

Katie dancing with her little cousin Jacob!

The happy couple!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

QUILTY FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! the heat index is around 110 degrees today...that is a combination of the temp and the basically, it's STIFLING!!!!!!!!!! We are due for a cool spell this week so that is great! BUT...I felt a need for something chilly and Christmassy (is that a word???). SO, I went shopping online and find this FUN Christmas fabric! Who knows what it'll become, but I'm sure it'll be FUN! The fabric across the bottom is for the backing!

This top was finished 2 weekends ago. I just felt the need to put SOMETHING...ANYTHING together that was quilt related! SO, here it is!!! I am not quilting as much as I'd like, but at least it's something! ;o)

If you are in the midst of this heat wave in the Midwest, stay cool!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

OH WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And no, it's not about Christmas! But it might as well be! My son called last night and asked what I was doing today...i said nothing and he said he and his girlfriend were on the way to ourhouse! OMG...does life get any better? I just LOVE LOVE LOVE suprises! And this was a super one!!!!!

We had a TON of fun in the are Kev and Dan getting the nets put together for the water polo game I bought at Target.

Sarah and her friend Molly's boyfriend ready for some water polo action...

Kev and Ashley waiting for some action...

Kev and Dan doing the brother thing!!!

And Kev and his AWESOME girlfriend Ashley! She is totally amazing and I just LOVE her!!!

Life is good!!!!! Cherish the moments...