Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy first day of summer!  Feels like it's been summer around here for a long time already.  And today we have a smokey hazy covering to our area because of some wildfires south of us.  Not great breathing weather.  I'm praying for a big old thunderstorm to come through tonight.
Took the girls to Chick-fil-a the other evening and ran into a couple of cows.  The girls were most intrigued with the princess cow.  They didn't know such a thing existed.  Imagine! 
A friend gave me this birdhouse a few weeks ago and I attached it to the fence post around my husband's garden.  I have seen bluebirds hanging around the area and figured they were building in the house.  Well, Raleigh and I went out the other day and there were five little bluebird eggs.  Can't wait to see all those babies flying around.   
For some reason I always thought their eggs were blue but I guess not.  Another good friend gave me a bluebird house which I put out front but I keep getting sparrows in that one.  I finally quit tearing out that poor birds nest so she could have some babies too.  Maybe we'll get bluebirds out there next year.

I have been working on quilt blocks off and on today.  I started a log cabin quilt a couple of weekends ago with Ms. Debbie's class and today realized I had 75 blocks I was trying to complete by Saturday.  I have 20 completely done with a bunch to go.  My friend Lynn is going to come over tomorrow to work on her homework for class also.  I told her my sewing machine would be hummmmmmmmmmmming along in order to get the blocks finished.  I don't even know if I needed 75.  I may need more!  UGH!!
I had two beginning embroidery classes and a trunk show and Miss Lou's Quilt Studio in Henderson on Saturday.  I had two large displays of embroidered pieces to share along with some other stitching goodies.   
A little one on one instruction always seems to help.
I had a surprise for Debbie as a thank you for inviting me to teach in her classroom.  My sister and I came up with a pincushion design made just for Debbie and her shop.  I would say by the look on her face she was surprised and happy......and ready to cry.   Awwwww................. 
Here's the pincushion I stitched up and my sister drew.  Thanks for having me Debbie.  And thanks to all the ladies who attended the embroidery classes.  I'm looking forward to meeting the ladies at the July class.

Happy summer stitching days...........................

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We started another beginning quilt class on Saturday but it wasn't actually a beginner class since we've all taken the class already.  So everyone is doing something different which makes it really fun.
Debbie Powell brought some of her first quilts to share with us.  Show and tell is always great fun! 

And Saturday just happened to be Debbie's birthday so we couldn't let that go by without a cake.  29 and holding........................... 
Love Janie's block.  She replicating a very old quilt that I have.  You can see a photo of one of the blocks from my quilt.  Good job Janie! 
I decided to do a log cabin quilt this time.  Here's one of the blocks.  Started without a real plan but now I think something fun might be in the works.  Love when it accidentally all works out. 
Birthday Debbie is also doing a log cabin quilt in patriotic colors.  I know this is going to be beautiful.

We were missing a couple of people so hopefully we'll have more great quilt pictures to share.

I posted new classes for July and August on the web site in case any of you want to be creative over the summer months.  Lots of fun things to do.  Be sure to check out the photos on the web site under "class model photos". 

A beautiful couple of days here in the south.....lower 80's and little humidity.  Raleigh and I spent quite a bit of time outside today, watering plants, filling bird feeders, hula hooping (no, not me!), stitching, eating lunch, taking advantage of what we know won't last for long.

Hope you all find a little time to relax and stitch along the way.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today is Raleigh's 5th birthday. 
She and her big sister and two years and one week apart in age.  Lots of celebrating going on in that house! 

Happy Birthday sweet Raleigh!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Reagan

Today is my granddaughter Reagan's 7th birthday.  How on earth did she get to be 7 years old already?  Her Mommy & Daddy had a small family (and boy neighbor friends) birthday party on Sunday afternoon for both girls (Raleigh's birthday is next week).  So she started celebrating her big day a little early.   I think next weekend is the party with all the girlfriends.  I know they'll have a great time.
It's a Barbie world!! 
I love that she can read her own cards now.   

Wonder what could be in this big box?  Aren't birthdays fun, especially when you're 7!
Make a wish and blow out the candles!
Happy Birthday Reagan.  We love you a bushel and a peck!!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Did you know it was National Donut Day?  Me either!  That is, until one of our local radio stations announced it this morning and then called Krispy Kreme to confirm that it could actually be National Donut Day.  Krispy Kreme not only confirmed that it was National Donut day, but they said anyone that comes in will get a free donut.  Well, think about sugar overload!!
Raleigh and I patiently waited for Reagan to get out of school, picked her up in carpool line and headed downtown to one of the older Krispy Kreme establishments.  I didn't tell the girls where we were going until we got there.  As we were sitting in the parking lot, in my most excited voice, I said "Girls, it's National Donut Day and we need to celebrate!!"  They both just looked at me, I think trying to decided if their Mina had lost her mind or what might be going on.  Then, together they said "Yay, do we get donuts?"  Of course we get donuts.  So we headed inside for our donuts when the phone rings and Ms. Evette says she's in the parking lot and can she join us.  Well, the more the merrier when it comes to eating donuts!! 
Ms. Evette showed the girls how to have donut eyeglasses.  I think she's done this before!!! 
There's still time for you to go out and grab that donut and help celebrate National Donut Day!!  Enjoy........