Monday, May 18, 2009


Ok, when DB was here this week-end he set me straight about his new machine. It's a PlasmaCAM Cutter, NOT a laser cut machine as I had previously posted. Evidently, there is a difference. For all you sewers out there, think sewing machine vs serger!!! Anyway, it is a fabulous new toy for him and he and his BFF since high school are going into a business together to supplement their retirement, hopefully! With all the things that I want him to make for me, it will end up delaying my DH's retirement in order to help my DB!!! Just kidding, Sarge!!

Anyway, this is one of his first, if not the first cut he made on his new machine. Isn't it fabulous?!? I haven't seen it in person, but hopefully,

I will soon. You can see from the step stool, how big it really is. I have more pics from our visit, but will add that later. Just wanted to make this correction before I forget to!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


My brother just recently invested in a "laser cut" machine and is experimenting with it. He and his friend came to New Orleans this weekend and he brought this for me!!! My maiden name is "Boudreaux" but my husband had come up with this spelling of it when we first got married and has always called me "Boodro". I even have it for my license tag! This plaque is gorgeous and I couldn't wait to hang it up! Thanks again to my brother! You made my day!

Friday, May 8, 2009


I've finished all of my May blocks!! WooHoo!! First is Janet's block. Easy-peasy! She wanted a 12" log cabin done is black and white with red center. She will be making a quilt for her 14 year old son. It's gonna be very striking!

Next is Debbie's "Dream Vacation". What would represent a dream vacation to us! That was so easy for me. My block is called Alaska! Now, for those who know me, know I have been there 3 times already, but when I dream of a vacation, I always want to go back there!! I am lucky enough to have a SIL and her family that live there. I envy their life there (but just in the summer months!!) Don't know if I could hack it in the winter! LOL!
And when I was making this block, all I could think of was "purple mountains majesty"--hence the purple mountain in the center! Deb-I'll write my story when I send the block.
Lastly, is my birdhouse for Connie. I had to add the cardinal because every night at 7:15 we have a pair of cardinals that come to our birdfeeder. You can set your watch to them. It is truely amazing! And now, if anyone is saying that I didn't put an eye on the bird, all I have to say is--you try appliqueing a circle that is less than 1/16 across, then we'll talk! LOL! Connie didn't want any embelishments, so if she decides it needs an eye, she can maybe add a small bead or button. (I actually like it the way it is!)

Now I need to get back to my April block for Jeri!!
Till next time.....

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Well, Ann was supposed to get this block in April, but I didn't get it done in time. I was trying to do a more involved block for someone else and ended up making a cut where a cut shouldn't be! I HATE when that happens.

Anyway, back to Ann's block. She wanted a 9" Churn Dash block done is blue and cream. Hope this works. I felt so bad being late, I made her 2!! Now to get them to the Post Office in a timely manner. Hopefully on Monday.

Now to get going on more blocks. Till next time......