Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quiltathon a Success!

Well, even though I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, I still got 4 of my six projects finished and I'm happy. Yesterday I finished quilting Marilyn's quilt, called and left her a message that it was done, she called me back and came right over and was so excited about how the quilt looked. I finished the Christmas Bell Wallhanging. I finished the Poppy Quilt I had started at the S'Mores Retreat back in May.

And I got the border on this quilt called "Reflections" - another Billie Lauder Quick Trick.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Finished one! and Then Another!

I love this Quiltathon! Thank you Judy at

I forgot all about this quilt I had on the frame. I was quilting yesterday when the top thread broke and never got back to it. Now it is finished and ready to go back to it's owner, Marilyn from church. She will do the binding.

Then I finished one of my UFO's... the Christmas Bell Wallhanging.

Back to the Quiltathon

Now that I have the house to myself, I'm going to get back to sewing! These are the projects I intend to work on today... let's see how many I can finish :)

From left to right... in the pizza box is Jessica's wedding star quilt, in progress. That won't get finished, but I'd sure like to work on it. Then we have the Christmas Bell wallhanging I made yesterday... it just needs quilting and a few buttons for the clappers of the bells. Next is my Poppy Wallhanging... it needs binding. Straight up from that are, on the left, a quilt I have started using one of Billie's quick tricks. Two 10" square blocks will make one of each of the blocks shown. Next to that is a quilt that needs borders and once it has them, I'll take a picture of the quilt.


I was interrupted for the last several hours by my husband... he brought the truck home so he could put the solar panels on the roof.

November 15th Quiltathon

I started yesterday on Judy's Quiltathon and managed to finally finish this tote bag.


I finally got to meet Billie Lauder. I had to travel to Houston to do it and even though I had my camera with me, I forgot to get a picture. Then Billie finally was able to come "home" to New Mexico and we met at the quilt shop and even though I had my camera with me, I forgot to get a picture. It wasn't until our guild meeting that I finally remembered to have a picture taken!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jess and Marc

I just wanted to share a picture of my daughter, Jess, and her husband, Marc, while on their honeymoon in Cancun. Here they are visiting the ancient Mayan capital Chichen Itza.

Let it snow!

This is the second snow of this fall/winter season. First snow was a month ago, very wet, but moisture is moisture and I will gladly take every drop or flake of it.

This is the view from the front of the house...

And this is a view from the back of the house...

I know it doesn't look like much, but it's a great excuse to stay inside with a fire going in the pellet stove, and to sew :)