I have not made an announcement about Ginger until now, we are going to have puppies this week!!! Ginger and Skeeter got married and are expecting their first 3 puppies!!!! Yes (3). I had her x-rayed on Wednesday. Her due date is the 4th of July and I pray it will be before or after the 4th. Just in case I needed our vet. I am believing for an awesome delivery!!!! The grandchildren and myself have had a ball thinking up names, however, their prospective forever homes may have other…Continue
I PASSED MY GED WITH A 2680!!!!
Do I have to back tack HST's? DH bought me a new temp sewing machine cause mine is still in storage in another state. He bought me a Brother SE400 sewing embroidery machine. Anywho when I sew its wonderful but if I back tack it pulls out a whole bunch of threads from underside when I try to cut it off. I have threaded and rethreaded, put in a new bobbin everything I can think of. So then I thought do I really need to do this in the first place?
Hope your having a…Continue
It is hard to believe that we have been quilting for charities in Central Iowa for a little over 18 months now. The goal the first year was to make 12 twin size quilts. And my husband and son laughed at me telling my I over estimated the generosity of people.... I just told them that they didn't know quilters.
Thanks for taking a look.
Update on the other half, the man spent 48 hours in the ICU unit at the hospital. I warned the nurses to get out the duck tape but noooooo. He kept disconnecting himself from the monitor at the side of the bed to get up and move about the room. Talk about a caged animal! Ok it was sooo bad that the girl they have that watches the info that that machine puts out ie...heart rate blood pressure ect ect called the ICU and told the girls to warn him about not disconnecting his monitor. They…Continue
Donna has been knitting up a storm. Check out the newest cuddly afghans.
Added by Deb Semmens on June 28, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments
This is the "Somersault" quilt.
The quilt was made from two Bali Pops. The back was chosen in under five minutes. I had to finish the quilt by the weekend and only had one chance to buy the backing fabric. Entered the quilt store five minutes before closing, chose the fabric, had it cut, paid for it, and was out the door by five after. I think the backing…Continue
Update on the robin family: Previous posted photos were the beautiful blue eggs and then the new hatchlings which looked like skin with fuzz; that was only 2-3 weeks ago.
Above: Mom protecting her brood; she never blinked an eye at me as I stood 2 feet from her.…Continue
This is the perfect size lovie for wrapping a baby against the cold,Continue
While trimming shrubs a couple days ago, I saw this snapping turtle on the edge of the lawn. Not much more than an hour later my DH saw him behind our out buildings headed for the swamp; distance he hiked was probably about 75 yards, quite a distance for that slow mover. He has prime choice of where he wishes to live as we are surrounded by swamp on 2 sides and lake across highway on front side. He was about 16 inches head to tip of tail; glad our dog didn't spy him first. Here are 2…Continue
My DSIL plays bunco in which I was a sub one eve. To muffle the sound of rolling dice she laid out tabletoppers to roll onto. So I found "dice" fabric online and made these 3 tabletoppers.
Above is pattern out of "Let's Do Lunch" called Taco Salad.
If you are a quilter who sends fabric or blocks by mail, I would like to know if you are having problems. I mail at least 30 envelopes per month by USPS and have done so for many years with only a few problems. I have copies of all the new postal regulations and have an authentic postal scale. I print my own stamps and get my packages ready to mail at home, but take them to the PO for mailing. In the last few months, I have had multiple packages returned, with many different reasons…Continue
Sew I’m sewing again…just like riding a bike…
almost completed a sweet baby/toddler/wheelchair-bound-knee-warmer quilt…flannel with Minky front with coordinating flannel for the back. Sea foam and lavender really go nicely together. Used a thin iron-on batting that gives it a nice drape, very comfortable for the summer months. Now…do I donate it, Give it or…Continue
This is not a quilting post.
My MIL is a tiny thing who has been on her own for many, many years. She is young for her years, quite active and independent. Not elderly by any means, but completely white-haired and soft-spoken. She would never question a recommendation from an "expert."
She called my husband a couple weeks ago saying she took her car in to be fixed and it was going to cost her $3700. She drives an older model car with only 70,000 miles on it. It is in…Continue
Since I don't see my daughter all that often, I committed to finishing her (king sized) tshirt quilt AND this queen size grad quilt for my niece and have them to her last Saturday. So that meant I needed to make the king quilt start to finish and quilt and bind the pink/red quilt shown here. Tall order, but I got it done! Whew! Feels good to give these quilts AND feels…Continue
I have been busy teaching some classes and creating a bit and here are the results.