Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

Well, the big breath we've been holding has now been let out in a big sigh of relief. Yes, my hubby's cancer has increased in size but nothing significant, although the activity level is much higher. However, it HAS NOT SPREAD! So we're as happy, happy, happy as we can be while living in this land of cancer. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers! They are working! :o)

Hugs all around,

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Finished Quilts

In going through some of my photos on my computer, I came across a quilt I had done back in January 2007. I've been wanting to add my finished quilts (the ones that I have access to anyway) to my blog for awhile now, just never got around to it as of yet; simply because some I have pictures of somewhere in this mess and others I have yet to take pictures of. So, I will start adding them one by one as I can. Below is "Redwork Flowers." I had a fun time making this as it was all out of stash fabric and I got a chance to use my embroidery machine for the flowers. I used my EQ program to design it. It measures 26x26.

They will eventually all be listed to the right of my blog that..."Finished Quilts." LOL! I originally wanted to do a slideshow, but I can't figure it out. Duh...

Quilty hugs,

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fun With Dolls

Okay, I admit it. I'm a big kid who still likes dolls. I love to make clothes for them and dress them. Luckily, I also have a 6-year old niece who loves dolls too and I can lavish her with many, many cute outfits. These two outfits will be winging their way to her in the mail soon. Think she'll like them?

With dolly love,

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sewing Therapy

Thanks everyone for your well-wishes and prayers regarding my hubby's cancer. I've been sewing for some therapy. Guess what top I finally got done? My Keepsake Squares top! WooHoo!

The buttons are only placed on for an idea of how they will look once the top is quilted. Don't want to have to maneuver the top with buttons on it while it's being quilted, now, do we? Can you say tricky along with broken needles? LOL!

Now on to another project...

Happy stitching,

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Some Bad News

My hubby's recent PET scan came back not so great. His cancer has increased in size. We asked if it has spread as well, but they wouldn't go over it on the phone. They want to see him. So we have an appointment on July 31. We're trying to be positive and should actually consider ourselves very lucky that he's had the past 16 months with no changes, but reality and mortality have reared their ugly heads.

Please keep us in your prayers.


Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Let Freedom Ring!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Spice Meadows

Much as I've wanted to join a few blocks of the months hosted by other quilt bloggers, such as AmandaJean and Judy, my guilty conscience always nags at me that I have plenty to finish up in my own closet(s). So, here I am...diligently working on one of my UFO blocks of the month -- Spice Meadows by JoAnn Fabrics. As I sew them, I remember why I don't purchase their BOMs anymore -- their cutting is very inaccurate. We quilters know no matter how precise our 1/4" seam allowance, if they aren't cut correctly to begin with, then it's a losing battle. Luckily I got these on the clearance rack last year at like 60% off or something crazy like that.

Anywho, here are 8 of them all pieced as well as I could given my constraints. LOL!

The one saving grace is I really like the colors. I have 4 more pieced blocks to go and then the center appliqued block. Then I can add the sashing, borders, blah, blah, blah. :o) Can you tell I'm not really gung ho on this one? The imprecise cutting really has me down. Someone help me get over it already!

Hope your projects are going better than mine.

Quilty hugs,

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Yep. That's why I haven't updated my blog lately. Between putting the house on the market, house showings, open houses, family events, etc., I've just been a bit busy, busy, busy. I did manage to squeeze in some sewing yesterday and this morning, so I'll have another post forthcoming with pictures of my project in progress. Meanwhile, I have to skedaddle (or however you spell it - LOL) and tidy up for another house showing this afternoon. I have a good feeling about this one. No special reason...just sayin.

Hugs to all,

P.S. What's the consensus on my new header? :o)