Wednesday, July 1, 2015

First day of 'Family' vacation

We are on our way to Estes Park, Colorado to spend a week with my 2 brothers, sister in law, daughter and son in law. Looking forward to spending time with them all.

Our day started off nice. Beautiful weather, not too hot. Enjoyed all the Crepe Myrtles along the interstate. That truck on the right looks like a Texas flag!

Wait, shouldn't that be a yellow rose?

And who can pass up Buc-ee's? Not me!! For those of you that have never been to this place, you are missing out on one heck of a shopping experience! It is the ultimate Gas Station. But most of the time we don't need gas, but we HAVE to stop! They have everything including the best restrooms in Texas!! It was hard to walk out of there without my usual Sausage on a Stick and their homemade Chips!!

Then a couple of miles down the road we were at a stop and crawl for 2 hrs because of this. Hope no one was hurt.

We are hoping for a better day tomorrow. till next time.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blogsy Test

Trying out Blogsy for the first time. I really need something that will inspire me to get back into blogging! Hopefully this will!

Now to post a random pic!

This is the "Runaround" bag from Lazy Girl Designs. I have made quite a few of these bags. I love the size! The only thing I do differently from the pattern is "squaring" up the bottom so the bag will stand up on it's own instead of laying flat. This is a surprise for someone special!

And here is the matching wallet. Every small purse needs a small wallet!! This is the 'Wonder Wallet' from Lazy Girl. I have made a ton of these!! So easy to make and it even holds coins!

I love this Australian fabric. Bought it in Oregon last year and found the perfect batik in my stash to go with it! till next time!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

First post of the New Year

Really?  We're already going into the 3rd week of the New Year?  Where is the time going?  I really hope to blog more this year. Of course, I probably say that every year!

I am linking this post to Connie's Linky Tuesday.  Connie always has a project in progress and it's inspiring to see what she and other quilters have been up to in the past week.

I have been busy sewing. (I have even finished 2 spools of thread!). Every year on Black Friday, Bonnie Hunter (the Queen of Scrappy Quilts) treats all of her loyal subjects (her scrappy followers) to a free Mystery Quilt Pattern. Every week she post a lesson and within 5-6 weeks (if we keep up) we have a quilt top!  It is a lot of fun to watch the pieces all go together.   This year, I decided to go with my own colors and NOT make it scrappy. I am sew happy with the outcome.  I stitched the whole quilt on "Peachy", my 1950 black Featherweight. She did a great job!
She even added the borders!  What a workhorse!  I will need to treat her to a "spa" day with lots of oil and grease and a new needle!!
Next up, was the pressing. I LOVE my new pressing surface!

That's a lot of pressing to do. Took me over 2 hours!  I do press all my seams when I sew, but I wanted to do a final press after the top was completely finished so I could hang it on my new Quilt Rack that my son in law made for me. It is made with Purple Heart, my favorite wood!  Beautiful purple color!  This pic was taken at Christmas when he installed it for me. 
Here is the completed top. It will be on the quilt rack waiting to be quilted, hopefully this year!

....Sew till next time.......