Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday evening here and it's raining.  A small thunderstorm just rolled through and with that storm comes some cooler temperatures and lower humidity.  Guess I'll have to do my happy dance!!  Tomorrow is Cameron Days which is always so much fun to attend but especially fun when the temperatures are cooler and a nip of fall is in the air.  If you've never been and you live close enough to go, the town is crammed full of antiques galore, some crafts, lots of vintage items, and great food.  It is just a good time for all!! 
I've been busy with classes but either forget to take pictures or wait too long to put them on the computer.  This was a fun class we had this week for embroidered and appliqued towels for the fall season.  I took a couple of designs from the latest Need'l Love book and embellished some towels.  The ladies had a great time. 
I love taking close-ups of people's hands as they work.  Pat is determined to get this towel completed and soon! 
So what have I been busy working on you ask.  Besides trying to get some things finished for the barn sale (Oct. 14-15), I was informed that the quilt club I belong to was meeting this Sunday and not next Sunday as I had thought.  I somehow got the wrong dates on my calendar.  So shame on me!!  So I had some homework to get done before Sunday's class.  How would it look for me to show up without my completed blocks, me being a teacher and all that!!!  So these blocks aren't all exactly easy for the non-quilting me.  This was actually my last block to be stitched waiting next to my sewing machine.  Here are bunches of little pieces...................  
Now sewn into rows.................. 
And ta-da, just like that....the finished block.   I think this one was called mosaic.  The quilt is a mystery quilt comprised of 84 blocks.  So far we've met twice so I now have a total of 8 blocks.  A long way to go............... 
This one is called Beacon Lights.  Not sure why.  And I probably didn't do my colors correctly to show the beacon lights.  Looks more like a baseball diamond to me.  Oh well............ 
This one is called Indian Trails I suppose because of the bear paw design and you would probably run into a bear if you were an Indian on trails in the woods.  That's my version anyway. 
And this one is called Indian Plume.  Wonder why?  hmmmm........thinking on that one.  Plumes of a feather.....doesn't look like a bird to me........hmmmmmm........I'll let you know if I figure that one out. 
And last but not least, baby Joshua in his car seat with his eyes open wide.  Love the warning sign next to his head.........WARNING, likely to cry........beware!!

Hope you all have a great week.  And if you're reading this and you don't have your homework done, get busy!!!  It only takes three days to get the blocks done so you're about out of time!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So glad it's officially fall now.  The temperatures still aren't very cool and it's still very humid but my brain is happier just because it's truly fall.  And the cooler temps will be here by the weekend.  Lots going on around here, classes, a short trip, more classes, barn sale prep, doctor visits, grandchildren visits, more barn sale get the drift.  Just busy busy busy!
We went to visit my son Eric and his wife Kristin in Martinsburg, WV for a few days.  Of course I had plenty on the trip to work on in the car.  Snowmen being assembled........... 
And black cats and witches.............. 
A great group of ladies in Henderson at Miss Lou's Quilting Studio got together to learn how to do the color embroidery for the Thanksgiving quilt that I just recently finished.  It turned out great and I can't wait to put it on my kitchen table!!  The ladies all seemed to have fun and we got back to first grade with our tracing and coloring. 
I had a quick meeting at The Little Herb House with Lisa this afternoon and on the way to the car I snapped a few pics before my camera battery went dead.  If you haven't been there, you need to visit.  And we just happen to have the barn sale right around the corner so that would be a perfect time to visit!! 

These fun metal sunflowers, etc. are in front of the barn.  Isn't it just great fun!! 
Can't wait to see y'all at the barn............. 
The latest picture of little Joshua, asleep as usual!!  Still a sweetie and getting bigger.  Up to 11 pounds now.

Hope you all have a great week and happy stitching!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Well, happy fall y'all!!!  Us southern folks are just tickled pink today because we woke up to temperatures in the 50's with the highs only being in the 60's.  We haven't seen those kind of temperatures since Feburary!!!  So I'm doing the happy fall dance today and in honor of the cooler temps I unpacked some fall decorations and had a grand old time cleaning and decorating the house.  Needless to say, this is my season. 

The girls dressed up as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz and a little black cat last year.  I already owned the black cat figurine and found a Dorothy figurine to match Reagan.   
These pictures are of my boys when they were smaller and I found the little figurines to match their costumes ages ago.  This is always one of my favorite things to put out for Halloween. 
I haven't put these pieces out in years but thought the girls might enjoy them.  The haunted house lights flash on and off like it's a stormy night.  Sort of makes you feel like you're at a rock concert! 

Here's the most current pic I have of baby Joshua.  He's doing great and steadily gaining back some of the weight he lost earlier on.  He's just plain cuddly now!!!

Lots of classes going on around here.  I have taken some pictures but just haven't taken the time to post them.  Another day..................  Still time to sign up for any of the classes.  There are spots available in most of them and I would love to have you come visit.  The Loose Stitches Stitchery Club is meeting here this morning.  That is so much fun and the ladies are getting things done during class and I'm here to help however I can.  I have a special little "fall" stitchery I'm going to be giving them today.

Have a great weekend and enjoy today!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

 Hey (or hay as in the picture), how's everyone doing?
Me and the girls are just hanging out here, working our feathers off, getting ready for the Barn Sale!! 

We can't wait to strut our stuff and show you what we have for you! 
As you can see, the girls are all busy as chicks can be trying to come up with fun and new things for you to see.  So be sure you have October 14-15 marked on your calendars!! 

Hope your day's just plucky!

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's been a super busy week getting things worked on for the Barn Sale coming up in October.  Hope everyone has marked the dates on their calendars for a great time.  October 14-15, 8am-5pm both days.
Wonder what this machine is for???  It's being borrowed from my printer and used to help create something for the barn sale.  What do you think girls? 
And how cute are these guys?!!  Evette came over for some crafting time and show and tell.  I stole these guys away to sneak a picture.  I think she needs to make many, many more of these handsome fellas!!

Hope everyone has a safe and restful Labor Day Weekend...............