Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012


What a beautiful weekend!
The weather was perfect for junkin at both
"The Pec Thing" and Elkhorn.

The "Pec Thing" was alittle disappointing.
(Just my humble opinion remember)
We arrived bright and early to be there when the gate open
only to wait in line for 40 minutes.
They had just one poor lady taking $$$ at the gate!
But most importantly, I couldn't find a bargain.
You know what they say about the thrill of the hunt.
Trust me, I hunted.
We actually left without making a purchase.
But it was fun looking.

 The Elkhorn gate system is perfect.
They come down the line taking your $$$
and as soon as the gate opens everyone is off and running!
Plus I found a few bargains!

Let me start by showing you one of the treasures I found.
A LARGE mystery stack of linens for $3.00.
I forgot to get a picture before I opened it.
Just to excited to see what was inside.
There were miscellaneous doilies, kitchen towels,
a pillowcase, a sweet lace apron and these
The one on the left is definitely faded and torn.
But hey, I'll just cut around the bad spots. 
The green one is in pristine condition.
I'm going to hang it up in my studio and admire it for awhile.
But that's not all.......

Look at this GORGEOUS album quilt top I found.
With Bubble Gum pink sashings!

No rips, stains or tears.
And a bargain.
I love it!
I can't wait to go back in June.

Want to share a customer tabletopper I finished this week.
And the back.

If you need a good cake recipe look no further.

No cake pictures.
Nance make this for our retreat and it
was gone before I knew it.
Going to bake one this afternoon to take to the grandkids.
I'm going Tuesday for a few days to help out.
And you know, a Grandma can't visit without bringing a treat!

Have a great week.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Off and running this weekend to flea markets.
Looking to rescue a quilt top or two. 
Beautiful Weather!
Life Is Good.
Thankful for all my girlfriends.
This ones for you! 

(Pinterest, of course)

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Spring!

Blogger has a new format for posting.
Keep your fingers crossed, I'll do my best.

I've been busy..........
Had the youngest 3 grandkids (under six years) for the weekend.

   It was their Mommy's birthday. So on Sunday when they came to pick them up
we surprised her with a special dinner, a very decorated birthday cake and handmade cards.
Wouldn't you know, it rained all weekend!
Lots of coloring, puzzles, movies and Uno games for Papa & me.
I Love to have them around!

Spend last weekend at retreat.
12 crazy quilters and a ton of chocolate.
What could be better?
I worked on a 30's pinwheel quilt, set on point, 
that just needs borders.
I can't decide, piano keys (like the pattern called for) or
maybe a ribbon? Or flying geese? Zigzag?
Need to leave wide open spaces for feathers.
I spearheaded a sewing marathon to piece two "comfort" quilts
for guild members who are facing serious health issues.

We wanted something bright and cheery that said "Spring".
Members wrote words of encouragement and signatures in the white strips

 The pattern "Summer in the Park" is a free video
from Missouri Star Quilt Company.
They made it look so easy, and it was!
EXCEPT......edges are on the bias.

And you know how tricky bias edges can be.

My title was "Happy Spring" because I wanted to show you how
beautiful my flowers are in the front yard.
I can't wait to fill my planters on the porch, trying to hold off for
another week or so. Temps are still dropping in the evenings.

Hope all is well in your world.

Ain't it the truth!