Sunday, February 28, 2010


I found out today that what John Donne said is very true. "No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main,"

So many of you commented and told me to get to the doctor so I bit the dust about 5 and went. I am now on crutches and I have a prescription for one of those boots. My ankle has a chip and I have a grade 2 ankle sprain.

It means so much to me that many of you took the time to comment and show your concern. Thanks to my blogging buddies!! You are the best.

Good News/ Bad News

I am coming along with my squares for the workshop. I love these square in a square. I love making the stars the most but the square in a square goes fast.

This is what they look like with the rest of what I have done.

I tried to make some houses but these don't speak to me at all. I am not sure what it is but I really don't like them at all.

I made these Broken Dishes yesterday and I love the look of these simple squares. I hoped to make some more today but...

In cleaning up my work area yesterday I decided to sew some strips together and got these neat blocks. I did not cut one strip or square for these, I just used what I had on my table. It is so much fun to work that way.

And the bad news is I fell this morning taking one of the dogs out and my ankle looks like there is a goose egg under the skin. I can barely walk on it and I am not sure whether to go to Urgent Care with all the sick people or just put ice on it and hope for the best.

Monday, February 15, 2010

92 Years young

My mother was 92 yesterday. She is doing very well. She is at home with full time help but otherwise is doing well. We had a small party for her on Saturday with Krispy Kreme heart doughnuts!

In her day my mother was a great seamstress and quilter. Her quilts are traditional and beautiful.

I have been busy with mother's party and a sick grandson. Also, we had snow Friday night. We woke up to gorgeous snow Saturday morning. It was a perfect snow, about 4 inches but wet and fluffy. It didn't interfere with anything anybody had to do. The kids could get out and have a great time.

I have not done much sewing, I made a little black and white sawtooth border yesterday. My sewing machine is getting lonely.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mini retreat

My aunt and I had a mini-retreat this week. I went to see her on Tuesday so we could make some of the squares we are to take to Texas.

I did these last weekend. Gwen suggested making some black and white sawtooth. She said Freddy likes to use that to break things up.

This is 4 Broken Dishes put together. I love the way this looks.

This is a 4 blocks that I will use for a Wild Goose Border. These blocks are actually fairly small so I will need a bunch more.

My aunt and I made some Liberated Shoo Flys. Her fabric was beautiful.

This is my first liberated shoo fly.

We also did some spiky saw tooth border. This is great fun and so liberated.

My shoo fly blocks.

I just love the look of the Spiky Border with the Liberated Shoo Fly. I am trying to be totally "Gwen" in my choice of fabrics.

My aunt and I had a great time. She had made a delicious carrot soup and for dinner we had a southwestern chicken soup. She wanted something easy so we could spend more time sewing. I was also able to visit with my daughter. My daughter is always so much fun to be around!

My goal this weekend is to do some black and white 4 patches and put them on point to possible use for a border. We have rain today and maybe some snow tomorrow.

Is winter ever going to be over?!!!!