Saturday, February 26, 2011


Several years ago I remember Maredith Vieira was letting her hair go grey while on The View.  Every day they dropped a camera to show her roots and how far along she was in the process.  After a couple of months, she decided that she was going back to coloring her hair.  No one could blame her, after all, it is a woman's prerogative, right?  I have decided to let my hair grow out natural.  I'm posting this so I won't change my mind and so those who may see me and wonder what the heck is wrong.  And, I too may change my mind and either add some highlights or something.  I'll keep you posted.  I wonder what pink hair would look like, or blue?
Quilt happy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Did you know it was National Tortilla Day today? I like this recipe over at  But, I think I'm going out to get some all ready made.  Salsa or Guacamole?

Quilt happy,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm making more kits for the upcoming Two Wacky Women Quilt Retreat (see here).  The picture isn't that great; but, the kits are going to be perfect to show off the new quilting skills that will be learned at this retreat.   Because, this retreat is on Machine Quilting and Frances Moore (here) is a wonderful teacher.  Honestly, she has you up and quilting almost immediately.  There are still a couple of openings.  We would love to see you there.
Quilt happy,

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Have you seen the joke going around the internet right  now about Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder?  I think I am suffering that today.  I just can't stay focused on any one thing. 
I do a little quilting................
Then I decide to get lunch and notice I have a cauliflower getting old in the fridge and stop and make a roasted cauliflower soup.  It was good by the way.

Then I cut a couple more Quilting Kits that we need for our upcoming Two Wacky Women Quilting Retreat in March.

After I cut a couple more kits, I decided I really should at least start on my UFO project I have committed to finish by April.  I had put it aside because

I made over 200 half-square triangles 4" instead of 3-1/2".  Don't ask.  So I have to cut them all down to size before I can make these blocks
and put the quilt top together, then layer and quilt it, and bind it, get the label on it in time for our April guild meeting.  Then I get on the computer and...................

Quilt happy,

Friday, February 18, 2011


Went to one of my favorite fabric haunts today.  Look what I found for a backing.

It's perfect.

Quilt happy,

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Tonight is my quilt guild's board meeting. Board meetings are never really fun.  And, it can be hard to get it together and go most times.  But, I have a secret weapon.

If you come to tonight's meeting, you might get

Oh yeah..........................

Quilt happy,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I have mailed out my generosity projects (from this post) and Frances, Pat, and Cyn have received theirs. Naomi, who lives in Australia, is getting something different.  Australia's customs frown upon getting plant matter in the mail; and besides, it was just too heavy to mail overseas.

I made aromatherapy bags filled with lentils and a variety of dried herbs and flowers.  I found the idea from this blog.  Now, I need to make one for me.

Quilt happy,

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I worked on my grandson's 2nd grade class raffle quilt today.  I agonized on the framing and sashing.  And I decided to go with this.  Here is the start:

Tomorrow is another day.

Quilt happy,

Friday, February 11, 2011


Last night Quilters by the Sea Quilt Guild held their general meeting.  Our guest speaker was Leora Raikin.  What a great evening that seemed to fly by.  Leora not only showed us her fabulous African Folklore Embroidery; but, in her wonderful South African accent, explained her journey into this fabulous craft.  In addition, we learned some fascinating facts.  For instance, the hippopotamus is not a cute animal.  It is a mean animal that drowns its victim and then doesn't even eat it because the hippo is a vegetarian.  So, don't imagine them smiling.  Seems as if they are rather grumpy.  (Sorry, my pictures are not great.  I forgot my camera and had to use my phone)

To learn more about Leora and her craft visit her at:

Quilt happy,

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I know, I know, I have a bunch of UFOs I have committed to finish.  But, this is now on the top of the list. It is a raffle quilt for my grandson's school in Florida.  I got these charming quilt blocks in the mail from Plew's 2nd grade class:

There are Plew Panthers:

There are Plew Panther paws:

Aren't they wonderful?

Quilt Happy,

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Today my mail carrier rang my bell and then left.  That usually signifies that she has delivered a package.  And sure enough this was propped up on my mail box: a package from Shutterfly.

There it sat, just a styrofoam box with this tape on it,  "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION".  I shook it.  No rattles.  I wasn't expecting anything; but, I still didn't want a broken something.  So, I carefully slit the package sealing tape and this was inside.

My Valentine from my Florida family.  This is what you will see when I drink my coffee.

This is what I see when I drink my coffee.  Maybe I need to make another mug rug.  Thank you guys.  I love it and you!  Silly post office.  Not at all damaged.

Quilt happy,

Friday, February 4, 2011


It's been a busy week; but, I managed to get a few things done. That's why I haven't posted much lately.  And then, I can only show you a peek until they reach their destinations.

Except for these Valentine Mug Rugs.  The recipient doesn't read my blog.  I'm pretty sure.

Quilt happy,