Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Here the clematis has bloomed. New life for a New Year. 
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Rich and I, Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Blogger Merry Christmas

I am at 4998 people who have visited my blog, please leave a comment and you maybe one of the next two,  who will be number 5000. Merry Christmas to all my blogger visitors.  Hope you will also have a Blessed New Year.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Life in the Cold Winter

I saved this Clematis Vine from the nursery this past summer, when it was only $4.00 instead of about $15.00.  Yes, it was not looking good then and not so good now.  But, I noticed it was going to bloom, it has two buds on it.  So, I cut all the dead stems and leaves off and watered it.  This is a summer plant here in Ohio, I have never been able to get one to grow or bloom, they always die.  It is meaningful that it has two buds on it,  We found out yesterday that we are going to be Great Grandparents for the first time in July 2011, and grandparents again in Aug 2011 for grandchild # 9.  Boy, do I feel old now, but like I said, New Life in the Cold Winter.  Winter is the renewing time of our seasons, or at least for me it is.  Everything becomes clean again. It is like a clean palette to paint on. It is a time to reflect on the past year and to review your life. 
Remember things can change in a blink of an eye, hold the ones you love close to your heart. 

Until, the next post
Hugs and Kisses to all our children, grandchildren.

Sister's Choice Pillow Finished

Here is the finished pillow that I did for my Sister's Birthday.  It is hard to see the back, but it is the same color as the center block of the pillow.  She was happy with the outcome of her new pillow.  Happy Birthday Sis.  Love You.

I really wanted to add another photo to this post, but the new format will not let me.  So that means a another post.  See you next post.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sister's Choice Block

First, let me just say I HATE the new formatting and composing on Blogger now.  It will not let you add your pictures in order or where you want to put them.  I had to play just to get this writing posted where it is starting from, it was all the way to the right.  Hopefully they work it out.

This block is called Sister's Choice, I am not sure of the history of it or why is it called Sister's Choice.  But I am making this block into a pillow for someone very special to me and who I have known for many, many years and  hope she will enjoy it.  One thing I noticed today as I was finishing the top was, as I was sewing it, I notice I think alot about the person I am making the item for.  And I remember I do that for all of the items I make.  I think we all do that when we are making items for people we love or for someone in passing.  So I add a prayer that this item will bless or bring peace to them some how, when they see it or touch it.  May we all remember the love that the person has given us, who the item was made for.
My camera is playing funny with the color when I take pictures.  It is a great color of green and pink/peach in the block.

We have sun and blue skies here where I live in Northeast Ohio today.
And, yes there is snow on the ground, but I like that.  My husband said if we ever have to move, friends will have to send me cut out snowflakes, so I can hang them around the house.

Remember loved ones and pray their skies are blue and their sun warm,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dominoe Necklaces

Here are Necklaces I made from dominoes and scrabble letters. Dominoes and from a yard sale and the scrabble letters are from one of the kids old games.

Love ideas with reuseable items. This is why my husband is afraid of me not throwing things away, which I hate doing because you just have to go buy it again, and that is a waste of money.

Happy Crafting


Pillow for TQ Christmas Party

Here is the pillow I worked on for our quilt guild's Christmas party.
It is all hand embroidered and then hot fix rhinestones are embellished on it where the red berries are.
I then made a pillow out of it, the pattern was for a pincushion.
It is still snowing here, yesterday we had blue skies and sun most of the day. We did not get all the snow they said we were, and most of today is blowing snow with drifts. The snow plows come by about every other hour and plow the streets, which is good if you want to venture out. Will head to Michigan on Friday to pick up our youngest daughter (Katharyn) and her daughter (Madison) for a few days for our Christmas together.
Our middle daughter (Amanda) and her son (Briston) will be moving back to North Carolina after Christmas, we will miss them living so close. We wish all of our other children could be here, but miles separate most of us, but hopefully not our hearts.
Until next time, may your needle and thread mend your soul

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dream Rocket Panel - update

Here is an update on the Dream Rocket Panel. I have done the outline on the bodies and added the heads, now I need to outline the heads, I believe I will do it with just black paint. Still thinking if I will paint the world in or leave the way it is. The next step is to just layer it, then quilt it, put the binding on and send it in.
And, by the way it has not stopped snowing here for the last four days, not a lot of snow at once, just non stop snow, so we have about a foot of the white stuff. It is great quilting weather if you can get a chance to work on your quilting. So, for the ones of you who have snow or bad weather, I hope you can work on your quilting or sewing or crafts. I know in my world it is my therapy, my quiet time.
Happy snow days and stitching,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Anna and the Pink and Lime Green T-Shirt Quilt

I am helping girl that I meet through "Time Bank" work on a t-shirt quilt of her college days. She had saved all of her t-shirts in hopes of one day making a quilt out of them, she did not know how and had given up hope of finding someone to show her how to make her dream come true. I had found out about "Time Bank" from a flier and gave it a shot. I found Anna (36) there asking for help. If you have never heard of "Time Bank" you can google it and find one in your town maybe.
We have the first row put together, but it is slow going. She works full time and then some. It is fun helping her learn a new skill, her grandmother sews and knows of quilting but never has done it herself.
I will let you know where we are on the T-Shirt from time to time.

Friday, December 3, 2010

From one pattern to another

How does one get from one pattern to another pattern when we are working on a quilt? The picture on the left is the first pattern that I was going to use for my panel, but I found out the size would not work, it would be more than two feet wide when done. The Dream Rocket Panel can only be 2 feet by 2 feet, or at least the one I am working on. I choose "Community" as my theme. I wanted to keep different people from other countries as the main focus, but I choose children for the people, take a closer look at the shirts of the bodies. I still want to take the other pattern and finish making a world in a art quilt somewhere along the way.
So till next time,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More Dream Rocket panel

Here are the next parts to my panel for the Dream Rocket. Do you want more info on the Dream Rocket then please go to and find out more. Check out the shirts on the kids, right now they are missing heads, lol. I'll put them on next, but with no faces. Next pictures will show more sewing details, and hopefully the finished panel. Have to come back tomorrow to see what will show up next.
Live with Purpose

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Snow

This is our first snow of the season, and it's Dec 1st, and it's been snowing all day. I love the snow and hope I don't have to move away from it.
Come back tomorrow, I hope to have pictures of the Dream Rocket Panel up, that I am working on.
Happy Stitching till then,