Monday, November 21, 2011

Are you ready? Santa is coming.

Our guild had a sewing class and Elizabeth showed us how to make this YoYo Santa.  I still have
to put on his cheery checks.  The hardest thing about making this was making the Yo Yo's.

I think I will keep this one for myself.

I did get into my sewing room , clean , sort and dust. Everyone needs to do that once in a while.  I found things I didn't know I had.  And unfinished projects.  no comment..............

I need to get into my green house and do the same thing.  Move plants in there.  I do have my lemon tree in there already.  I do love freshly fallen pine straw.  I love to mulch all of my beds.  But will my back let me rake?  And will the chipmunk move out that has taken up residence in my greenhouse?

I am just taking things day by day, to tell you the truth this is not my favorite time of year.
I could do without the holidays. Just saying.................. My world is not good this time of year.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Since I last Blogged.......................

I am a year older, a lot of sewing has been done.  So I thought I would come up for air and be sociable.  I love sewing for charity but I will be glad to be sewing for me.
But I have to stop and think that the sewing I have done will allow someone to have a better life in some small way.

So if you are in the neighbor hood please stop by and have some apple cider and browse through our items.  We have some talented ladies in our guild.  Maybe
pickup a Christmas present or two.

We will be selling tickets on a raffle quilt.
All the proceeds going to local charities.  Any one would to be glad to own this quilt. 

This is the raffle quilt shown at guild.  It is not finished in this picture but since it has been quilted and is beautiful.  It is named Day and Night.   Everyone of the guild members made and donated  block or 2 to make this beauty.

One of our guild members set up a web site for our Guild, please stop by and check it out  Mike did such a good job.

If you stop by and leave a comment on my blog, please give me a way to contact you back.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A very Special Day......11-11-11

A very special day.  Today is my Birthday. When I say my age really fast it doesn't sound so bad.
Mr. Baboo came in with a dozen Yellow Roses, a sweet card and a smile.

What did I ever do to deserve this man?  Then he took me to eat and then shopping.  A very special
day. We have always shared this day.  My husband of 44 years is a Viet Nam Veteran. If you remember that war wasn't very popular.  He is a hero in my eyes and it is really his special day.
I was so blessed to get him home in one piece.  At the Airport when he came back home he was in his Uniform looking so good to me, a fine citizen spit on him and his medals I will never forget that day.
We all must never forget what all of those fine men and women that serve give for our country.
GOD Bless all of them and their families.
Some time in our day please take a moment of silence and think of what our world would be like
without the ones that serve.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Having fun in a sewing class............

Two of our Guild members taught us a really fun project.  We had about 15 to 20 in the class.   We always have a good time together.  We made a hanging Santa Claus with lots of YoYo's and jingle bells.  No one said I was the sharpest tool in the shed ( I forgot to take a picture of the project). DUH !
I got so carried away with all of the smiling faces.   

My good buddy and Bee sister Dona, love that smile.

Helen my buddy and Bee sister making her Yo Yo's. She is the one who gets us all together.  She really is dedicated to quilting and our guild.

Carol flashing a smile and hard at work.

Chelsey our  newer quilter.   She does such a good job and out sews everyone. I love it when
younger ladies show an interest in quilting. She is such a joy to be around.

Debra a friend and Bee sister. She made the best cake pops for us.  Wish I had taken a picture
before we ate them all.

Robin smiling as she worked. Her and Chelsey finished first.  We had a good laugh and said we just knew that they cheated.

When I get my project done I will post it.  The best thing about quilting is getting together with
others who you have a lot in common with. Give us a chance and we could change this troubled World stitch by stitch..........

Halloween at my house...........

Give candy and no one will get hurt.  Because of my long driveway I don't many trick or treaters. I get 2, my neighbors.  I fix up 2 big special bags for them.

A zombie and Cake Boss, what a mix.  I love these kids.

Now this guy isn't in costume.  He comes from next door also.  He come to see me everyday.
He knocks on the door comes in and puts his head on my lap.  When I was so sick he would come and keep me company.  I feel a special bond with this dog.  His name is Samson and weights 110 lbs
and growing. Nothing like the face of a Golden Lab. He is 110 lb ball of love.  He also loves my Lola who weighs 4 lbs.

Ahhhhh....Can it workout?  He makes poop bigger than

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ive Got Mail...............

As every quilter I love when the UPS or mail man comes with a white bumpy package.
Deep down in my heart I know it is a sickness.  But anyway I received one.  I had ordered something from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  I don't know if you know about their deal of the day. I check their
website every morning.  They had a special on Nancy Halverson fabrics. I love her fabrics and

Along with the fabric a really nice note hand written.  Thanks Brandy............... I have her book
on the calendars.  I will have something else to work on this winter.

The weather here in North Middle Georgia has been wonderful.  I feel so quilty being inside sewing
when I should be outside taking pictures, pruning my roses, putting my garden to bed.  I cant even
think about outside until our Guild Bazaar is over.
But mean time we are keeping warm.  PRICELESS.....................

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Speaker at Cotton Boll Quilt Guild

Our Guild meeting was last night.  We had a guest speaker, Lain Stowe from Sew Much Fun
in Columbus, Ga.  She is a fabric and pattern designer.  She also owns a quilt shop
in Columbus.

She showed us some patterns we had not seen before and a lot of nice quilts and purses.

Everyone in our guild was ask to make and hand in a 12 finished black and white block.  We could make as many as we wanted or had time to make.  We did this for our Raffle quilt for the year. Some of the members put it together .  It turned out beautiful.  A black and white quilt is so
striking.  We had well over 50 blocks handed in.  We hope to have it quilted and on display at our
Christmas Bazaar.  We will be  selling tickets at the Bazaar.

This is going to be a yummy quilt.

SO DON'T FORGET ...........................

CONYERS,GA.  30013

DEC. 3RD  9:00am to 4:00pm


Monday, October 24, 2011

Hey Just remebered.....

  If you stop and make a comment please leave your email so I can respond.
  I love to get back to you.

Christmas Quilt Bazaar and Bee News

 First our Bee ( the SEW BEE ITS ) had a sew in meeting last Thursday we learned how to
make the 60 degree runner.  It is really interesting how it works.  Every ones turned out
looking different.

Helen was our teacher.  She also went to Ireland last summer and brought us back
a pretty handmade Dollie and tea.  She always thinks of us.   She went to Peru last
year and brought us back a thimble, sort of started my thimble collection.  Doesn't 3
Count as a collection?   So nice and thoughtful.

I have been sewing for our upcoming Christmas Bazaar.  Cant wait to see our show and tell
at next Guild ( tomorrow ) to see what is going to be handed in for the Bazaar.

Our Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday Dec 3rd. from 9:ooam til 4:00pm.
Place: Epiphany Lutheran Church
             2375 Ga. Hwy 20,
              Conyers,Ga. 30013

What I have been working on.............

This is the top and I had some orphan blocks and added them to the back.

A 10 minute runner.

Have you ever made an Advent Calendar?  I don't know if I will ever make another one. 
I do have to make one more for my grandchildren.  It was the most aggravating kit I have ever put together.

I also embroidered a set of pillowcases.  I still am working on some pin cushions and whatever else
strikes me.

Our Guild meeting is tomorrow night, hope to remember my camera and take ome pictures.  We always have a good time.

Stitch by Stitch

Friday, October 21, 2011


Well I really am frustrated.  I love when people stop by and leave comments.  I have no esty, just me and my thoughts.  But I cant reply to the people who come to visit.  Am I doing something wrong or are the people who comment have their email protected?  I love it when I leave a
comment and they email me back.  I am so new to blogging and really don't know the ends and out of  this wonderful media.  I guess I need a HTML for Dummies book.

So if you are one of the nice people that leave a comment I have tried to thank you for stopping by.

My Lola and I are just asking...........

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lemon Tree Very Pretty

One of the pleasures I get out of this Very blessed life is growing plants and have them reward you with
their bounty.  One of my favorites is my Myer Lemon tree.  I always have to have lemon in my sweet tea.
My tree doesn't look to lush, it has had a hard time for about 2 years.  While I was trying to fight a knee replacement and infection in both knees and my back my tree had to stay with someone else.  So I didn't get to baby it or fertilize it.  I truly believe we have a connection with our plants.  Opps anyway my bird dog went on a different trail.  But through it all when I brought it home it presented me with 3 lemons.
If you haven't had a Myers Lemon you haven't had a real lemon.

When I picked the lemons she gave me a wonderful sniff of lovely scent.  I know I know I am waxing
long about this tree, but I love this tree and what it gives me.  If you dont have one get one.
I had to pick the fruit before our first cold front comes through.  She will go along with other plants  into my greenhouse.  She will probably set bloom as soon as I fertilize her.  The blooms are so nice.

I know alot of people out on the west coast have these in your back yard....lucky you.

Just three but they will be used in my sweet tea and bring a smile to my face.  And I will Thank GOD
for his wonderful creation.  This is a story of a Southern Belle and her love for lemons.
Thanks for stopping by.......Ya'll

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Dream has come true..

Yes my dream has come true. I always look for more reasons to stay in my sewing longer.  Sometimes
body just doesn't want to sew anymore or my mind wonders.  I really hope I'm not the only one with that
problem.  I was given something I have always wanted in my sewing room.

Who is that man in my sewing room?  Why it is Mr. Baboo ( Bayboo ) it is a southern thing.  This sweet man won a T.V. in a golf tournament.  I was excited when he hooked it up and got it going.
Sometimes I listen to audio books or my favorite music station.   It would be neat to hear what everyone else does while they are sewing.

Ta DA...........  of course on a cooking show.  I am so proud and it sure makes it nicer in the sewing

I found this pattern and I had to do it.  I love fall colors and sewing for fall.

I will show it in show and tell at guild then put it on my dining room table.  I have done a lot of sewing for our Christmas Bazaar coming up but have not taken pictures yet.

I'll be posting about the Christmas Bazaar later.  We have 2 local charity's that we are donating the proceeds.

Stitch by Stitch

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lots to post about: Quilt Show, friends, winners..................

Always look forward to the East Cobb Quilt show. They know how to put on a show.  Everyone was so nice.  My Bee  sisters and I headed out early form the boondocks to scoot into Atlanta.  After a wild ride
we arrived.  Here Helen found her witchy friend.  I have never known anyone love Halloween as much as she does.  Helen will have one of these made by next week.

We have so many talented ladies in our Bee.  One our girls Donna Barlow won Honorable Mention
in the Big pieced category.   We are so proud of her.  And one of our guild members  Regina Carter won First place in that category.  Above quilt is Donna Barlow's  What a beauty............
And here is Regina Carters.  This quilt says Regina all over it.

All the vendors were great I bought some goodies.  Advent Calendars, a great pincushion, wool pincushion kit, thread , I love Aurifil and a cute pumpkin table runner in a log cabin design.  Not to bad.

So many of my favorite vendors were there.  You almost had to take a number to squeeze in and look.
I really wanted one of everything. Also Little quilts and Tiny Stitches. And cant forget the thread man.

Mr. Baboo went and got a paper this morning and guess what was in it?  No smarty not news.  A surprise.  Someone blogged about this last week, but not in my area. Sorry for the glare on the picture.
In my area they took out the fabric in all Walmarts a couple of years ago.  But checked on the Internet and they were advertising fabric.  Now don't get me wrong.  If I want a quilt to last a hundred years the fabric wont come from Walmart.  But I could run across some nice fabric for aprons, baby quilts and different things for the home. I love their buttons and patterns.   I once was told that the home sewer was out with the dinosaurs.  I also heard that quilters spend around 3 Billions dollars a year..HA
More pictures of shopping goodness.  This is one of the nice ladies that was sitting and doing hand work, she let me barrow a chair to set and rest.

Now I have brought more projects home to do. I love Fall it sort of flips a switch in me that says sew your heart out.  Hurry up Santa Claus is coming.

Stitch by Stitch

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday Night Sewing Class

Our guild had a sewing class last Tuesday night.  We really have some good teachers.  Volunteers
from our guild.  We really have some talented ladies in our guild.  I love learning something new.
I love to get together with all my friends and sew and laugh and have fun.
This class was a little thing called a Twister Thread Catcher.
Starts out looking like above.  I guess that is the twisty part. Then it looks like this.
Cute I think.  Everyone was coming up with ideas to put sewing items in it as a gift.
Cute huh?  Well Lola agrees.
Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend.  I did cause it means cooler weather.
Looking forward to going to the East Cobb Quilt Show Friday.  I hope to pick up some goodies while I am there.  It will be a good time with my Bee.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Early Quilter gets the Go!!!!!!!!!

I really do have something to blog about today.  I have a little tin box in my sewing room.
When I have spare change or dollars it goes in the tin box.  Will I have been saving for a Go cutter.
I really didn't think as popular as they were they would ever go on sale.  But I was going through my
Joann's sales paper and was thinking they will never ever put the Go on sale then I turned to the last
page and there it was. It was on sale.  $149.00 off.....WOW.  So I was at the front door when they
opened this morning.  I  picked up the box and shook it, nothing in it.  My heart dropped.  But the lady told me that they had to put them in the back, people were stealing them.  I couldn't believe it.  I sure hope this isn't Quilters that are walking off with these things.  Really makes my heart sad that people
take things like that.

I could have charged it sure, but I had rather save for it and not be in debt.  So I had a day of mixed
emotions.  For me this is an important machine to cut fabric.   My hands are so bad with Arthritis it is really hard to get an accurate cut.  Yesterday I took off a little bit of the tip of my thumb.  Thank goodness for thumb nails.  It saved my finger from being much worse.
So if any of you quilters out there have any hand or wrist problems I give this a 5 star review.

So now I am saving up for some more dies.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Civil War Fabric aka Fabric therapy

Well today I just had to go to Sweet Home Quilt Company ( one of my favorite quilting stores) to
pick up my BOM Comfort and Joy.  I just can not  leave that store without checking out the Civil War
Fabric.  They have the best selection.  The last Civil War block that Carol  with Chickadee Chatter posted the most beautiful block done in purples. Uh oh my bird dog got off of the trail. That's Southern for I'm rambling.  Anyway I had to have some purples for my CW stash. Aren't these wonderful?  And got a few more to boot.

I also picked up something for my Christmas fabric swap buddy ...Jenny from Alaska. No pictures of that but take my word for it she will like it.

We had out 1st Guild meeting last Tuesday night.  We really had a good group and a lot of  exciting
events planned.  Our Charity Quilt we will do differently this year usually we have one person that does that but this year we are asking each member to make a 12 1/2 inch block in black and white.
I think very good idea. I made 2.  Sort of  like potato chips cant do just one.

And last but not least my BOW Civil War block. This one was really a challenge but I like how it turned out.

I hope to have some time in the sewing room this weekend. And I hope everyone has a good weekend.