Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fun!

Today, I will be piecing and planting. Zone five is open! Pictured above is "Powder Puff Grass." It turns pink. I also have roses,Heirloom tomatoes,and some other perennials coming. I can't wait. Spring fever??? Most definitely!

My log cabins are coming along. Slow and steady wins the race so they say. LOL!

Here is Miss Elly this morning. I guess,she will not be bothered by the sunrise. Her ears are covering her eyes. She is snoring away. LOL!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's a...

There is only one baby. I guess, I need to come up with something new to tease Jess about. lol

I am soo excited! I can make little dresses,bonnets,and doll clothes. Hooray!!

We took our pack to the vet yesterday. It was their annual visit for vaccinations. I really need to look into pet insurance. Cost effective or not???

The vet put them on a weight watcher program. Drats..all three need to loose ten pounds each. I hope, if we increase walks and cut calorie intake these fat dogs will shed 10lbs each. To be honest a walk won't hurt me, either. I can walk the bassets alone.Which is kinda funny. I am going to need help with one more! Hint hubby **wink and a nudge*
Here are the Fat Pack. LOL!



Miss Elly

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Anticipation is the word of the day! That song is in my head! I don't remember who sings it..Anyone know??

I did piece my first log cabin block. I couldn't wait to see what it would look like..Anticipation!!!

At 5:45 pm, Jess and Justin have their first ultrasound. I keep teasing her about twins. Her Dad is a twin, actually his Mom had two sets. LOL! We are watching Camden for them. I can't wait...Anticipation!!!

If, by reading this post you now have that song in your head...So Sorry!

Have a Great Day and keep singing!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Yesterday, I did manage to get my strips cut for the log cabin class that Pat at Quilting can be Fun is offering. It is going to be donated to Quilts of Valor when completed.I am planning on using the light for all the light logs.

My DD Jessica stopped by Monday to show us her new hair cut. She is holding 12 inches of hair that was cut off. She decided to donate it to Locks of Love. This makes mom soooo Happy. It is "virgin hair." Never been permed or colored. She is not going to have the time to mess around with hair. She has Camden (1 year old) and a baby due in September.

Meet the Fleetwood Four

If you want to see a video click HERE to visit ABC's blog. Turn up the speakers!
They are all sweet dogs. The red one is a bit timid but with alot of loving, she will warm up.I forgot to write down their names. I know there is Mick and Stevie...Oh i can't remember Grrr!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gone to the Dogs...Again

On the road trip last week, I picked up some "dog fabrics." I think... I could use some blenders. Does anyone have a pattern idea?

Today, hubby and I are visiting Boomtowne.
ABC welcomed "The Fleetwood Four" from Missouri, yesterday.We are going to visit and socialize these bassets.They came from a puppy mill. Its any ones guess just how they respond to humans. Hopefully, they will find "forever homes" soon here on the east coast.I will share some pictures and a few stories with you tomorrow. Animals are another passion of mine. They must have fur. No reptiles for me!!

Have a Great Monday!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Results of the Longarm Road Trip and more

Here is last weeks focus project. A UFO transformed to a top! Complete with a scrappy binding. I need to come up with the backing. The border is flat but, I was too lazy to press it before the pic! LOL!

The Trip

We had soo much fun!

First, we checked out what Handi Quilter had to offer.

The HQ Sixteen and the HQ Eighteen Avante. If my budget and space would allow ...I would have bought the Avante.She is fourteen feet long.Lots of bells and whistles! When we were told the price...I think hubby was in shock! LOL

I just chuckled to myself...He hasn't seen a Gammill yet!

Then after a quick lunch we headed to Leicester, NY. I knew this stop would be more in the budget.Keep in mind.. I already have a Proflex Frame that is less than a year old.Mama just wants more quilt area. She is tired of having to advance the quilt every 4.5 inches.

We arrived at Bailey's. I wanted to see this Home Quilter.Chuck and his sons build these. We test drove the 13 inch.It seemed very sturdy. The machine also comes in a 15 inch and 17inch.

We went home and mulled over our options. After alot of debating..I called Chuck and ordered the 17 inch. Wahoo! Now, mama will have at least 12 inches of quilting space!
I hope to have it by Mothers Day!

You can check out the Machine HERE.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Longarm Road Trip

Hubby and I are traveling all around New York today! We are checking out longarms. I am not buying just.. yet. Lets just call it "research for my dream." I can't share that dream yet, but I will soon.

I wish... we were going to Paducah! Not this year.

Family Stuff

Camden had his first haircut yesterday! Here are a few pics.

The before with Beth,my hair dresser. (She is a stitch!)

The After~ Golly, We can see your eyes! Those of you who read this blog often, know I have a thing for eyes! ;0) Yes, that's a Derek Jeter t-shirt! Grandma loves him.

It is a beautiful day for a road trip! Have a Great Day everyone! Sorry about the font. I am not sure what is up with that! GRRR

Monday, April 19, 2010

Online Quilting Class

My new Friend Pat is having an online quilting class. Attend in your jammies, if you want! It is a Log Cabin Design. I am making mine for Quilts of Valor.Feel free to make yours for whoever you want. Come and join us.

Pats blog is Here. Just click on the red Log cabin on her side bar.Don't forget to say "hi" to Muffin! Pat shares some really beautiful quilts. You will enjoy her blog.

Family Stuff

It was Camdens First Birthday yesterday. Here are a few pics. Camden and his mommy,Jessica.

Camden eating his cake.


Aunt Becca, Camden and me.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Back to my Roots

We have "Breakfast with the Bassets" coming up in May. It is the first official event of the season for ABC Basset Hound Rescue. A very low key get together happening at various locations all around NY state. Coffee, Donuts, and Bassets..Fun!

Rather than charge for this event, they are asking each family to bring a gift basket which they will use at a future events for Chinese Auctions.

After some thought, I decided our family would donate a "Barbie Basket." I do appologize for my Barbies with No clothes. I won't be donating these dolls.They are from the mid 70's. I am just using them to fit the clothes, I am making. I haven't made clothes for a long time. So, this should be fun. I did make clothes for these exact dolls when I was a little girl. They are rubber with bendable joints. The hair is different than todays Barbie.

I am adding the final border to this weeks focus project. (See previous post.) I have the binding completed. "Freddy the Frame" better be ready! LOL

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits and a Giveaway!!!

I am almost done with this weeks Focus Project. (see previous post) I am patiently waiting for thread to come from Connecting Threads. It seems Freddy the Frame prefers their thread. Fussy or what?

The Giveaway

Please visit Mary who is celebrating her One Year Anniversary! She is giving away some pretty fabrics! Click HERE.

Off to weed the flower beds! Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

This Weeks Focus Project

A UFO from 2003.I have one more row to go! I am running out of fabric. Wondering if JoAnns carries it still? Highly unlikely but, I will find something to make it work! I hope to have a top by the end of the week.

Pepper decided to show you how gorgeous she is.She is going to be 13yrs old soon.

Have a Great Day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quilts of Valor

I am sooo excited! I requested a destination for the quilt pictured above. It was machine quilted by Eileen Keane of Maybrook, New York. She made the top beautiful.Click on the picture for a close up.
Honestly, I can't wait to do my next one. I need more red,white,and blue fabrics.

Here is my daughters spiral perm. She loves it! Thank goodness!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

This and That

Hi All! Has it been that long since my last post? Anyway, Here is my snowball quilt along top.

I am thinking of doing a scalloped border after quilting it. A swap block I am perfecting.

This little man keeps me hoppin. He is walking now. Spilled the dogs water dish the other day!He will be a year old on the 18th of this month.

My youngest daughter takes cosmetology classes at a local career center. She has b decided to get a spiral perm. (getting ready for prom) I can't believe how much this cost ...a whopping $7.50. Unreal right?
I just hope it comes out the way she visualizes it. I will take a pic and show you tomorrow. I was a teen in the 80's so I have had my fair share of "poodle perms" and huge hair.LOL!
Have A Great Day!