Sunday, December 29, 2013


This weeks prompts:

Sparkly:  it's sparkly everywhere right now.

Tradition:  it has always been tradition for me to have poinsettias at my door at Christmas.  I almost didn't this year; but, in the end I bought one.

Wrapped:  not really wrapped; but, bagged.

Best Bit of the Day:  having Christmas dinner with my family.

Where I Slept:  looks like Trudy had a hard day yesterday.  She went back to bed.

What I am Doing: taking a sick day.

Something Awesome:  cuddling up with my fur babies.

Have a good weekend and
Quilt happy,

Friday, December 27, 2013


Today I woke up not feeling so hot.  Actually, I went to bed last night not feeling so hot.

I think tea and honey might be better; but, I don't have any and I'm staying in today.

My wonderful daughter stopped everything and made me some good old-fashioned chicken soup and drove it over.  She's taking good care of me.

And these two fluff balls are also taking care of me.

I think I am in good hands and paws.

Quilt happy,

Sunday, December 22, 2013


This weeks prompts:

Lights: At a local boat parade on the bayou.  Loved it!

Makes me Merry:  when I can celebrate my granddaughter's seventh birthday with her.

Tree:  I love a nice big old magnolia tree.
Big:  I take this big and 3.6 mile long bridge nearly every day.
'Tis the Season: to just kick back and watch all those Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.

I'm listening to:  a snowman sing at the movies with my family.  So sweet!

On the Door:  at the mall.  My door is unadorned this year.

Have a Merry Christmas and

Quilt happy,

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


This is such a busy time of year for everyone, and I am not getting much sewing done.  I actually pulled out my sewing machine and thought I may get something done; but, not so far.  It is at least plugged in and ready to go once the mood strikes.

I did manage to finish one quilt with a huge help from my granddaughter Madeline.  I went to the local quilt guild here and one of the ladies is very involved in Quilts of Valor.  In a very matter-of-fact way, she pointed out that I had plenty of time to finish a quilt for them while I was here.  So here it is:

Madeline pieced the disappearing 9 patch blocks and I assembled it, put the borders on, and included a binding made in the blue fabric.  They seemed pleased to get it at their December meeting.  Obligation fulfilled (insert smiley face).

While I'm showing finished quilts, I was in charge of this year's President's quilt at Quilters by the Sea in Long Beach. 

I wasn't there to see Susan receive it; but, I'm sure she likes it.

Hope you are having a good week.

Quilt happy,

Sunday, December 15, 2013


This week's prompts:

 I Shop Here:  This shopping center is within walking distance.  My granddaughters love how close I am to their favorite shopping center with all their favorite stores.

This is the Weather Today:  Warm but foggy

R is for:  Reindeer:  After all it tis the season.  And they are kinda cute.

Green:  My little fiber optics Christmas tree for my beach rental.  My only decoration.

Joy is:  My granddaughter celebrating her 18th birthday. 

Composition:  You knew I had to get one doggie picture in.

Drink:  I don't think I could cope without my morning drink of coffee.

Have a great weekend and

Quilt happy,

Sunday, December 8, 2013


This weeks prompts:

RED:  Don't you just love poinsettias?

WHERE I STOOD:  Since being here, I have to get up early and take the dogs out in the morning.  There are no fenced back yards.  Sigh.......

SILVER:  Had to hunt around for this.

TINY: Grains of salt.

IN THE CUPBOARD:  Lots of glasses, all kinds of glasses in this beach house.

SHADOW:  Picture of taking a picture.

6 O'CLOCK:  At 6:00 we were all at the tree lighting ceremony in town.  It was lovely!

Have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Friday, December 6, 2013


Okay, so I will still need to quilt it; but, the top is done!

I have decided to make a quilt each year using the Pantone color of the year.  I started this a while back when I became aware of this and the very fun names they are using.  In 2012 the color of the year was Tangerine Tango. 

It wasn't hard to put this color in a quilt because I love fall colors.  I ended up giving that quilt to my daughter to use as raffle quilt for a fund raiser.
2013's color of the year is Emerald.  This was harder to find in fabric.  But, while at a quilt retreat in Hanford, CA, I found the perfect piece of batik and picked up a few yards with no particular pattern in mind.
Eventually I settled on a Goose in the Pond pattern. 
I had made it once before as a mystery quilt and gave it away.  But, I always loved that particular pattern.
I still love this pattern and can't wait to quilt it.  I'm not giving this one away.
See Trudy photo bombing?
Radiant Orchid has been named 2014 color of the year. 
 Up until very recently, it had been listed as #3 on the Pantone list with Dazzling Blue as #1.  I'm glad I hadn't bought any fabric.  And, I have an idea on how to use Radiant Orchid in a quilt.
Have a good weekend and
Quilt happy,

Monday, December 2, 2013


I was working on Emerald and made an error; significant enough to make me decide to put it away for a couple of days.  I will like it better then.
So, I decided to make a nice and easy distraction project.  I brought my travel machine with me and it has been sitting out looking a bit naked.

I have seen this very cute cover on Pinterest and even facebook.  It uses a charm pack and most of us have plenty of those laying around.  I had a basicgrey/origins for Moda charm pack.   The tutorial calls for only 24 charms and solid for the sides.  But, my charm pack had enough to go ahead and make the sides out of some additional charms.

Turned out cute don't you think?  Now I can get back to that Emerald quilt.

Have a good week and

Quilt happy


Sunday, December 1, 2013


This week's prompts:

A Word

Quirky - I found this on a ladies room while visiting Australia last year.  Love it!

Message - All kinds of ways to get messages today.

No - No school today so Grams is teaching knitting.

I Am Grateful for - being able to cook and spend time with my family this Thanksgiving.  Too much fun visiting to remember to take pictures.

Black - It's mighty black around here at night, except for porch lights.

All Done - Gracie is all done after her walk today.

Enjoy your week and
Quilt happy,