Thursday, August 19, 2010

Guess What?

We are going to the August stomp at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont Fla. Did you even know Fla had wineries?? Really looking forward to this for some time. I hear they have ancient oak trees to keep us cool. Geesh, I hope so. Our daughter and her family-translate, the grandbaby- will be joining us.
So, I won't be posting for Satisfied Saturday. Let me know what had made you happy this week, and I'll be back with you soo. God's will and the criks don't rise....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time to get a move on Tuesday


Today I got up late. Something I rarely do unless sick, which thank God, I am not. The hubs has left for a morning of handyman work, and I am blessedly alone. I love him being retired from his long-time job, but still crave alone time. So, I cherish it when it comes.

I vow today to get in the studio and work on something! Still haven't chosed the ornaments to make this year, and there's plenty to finish up. Need more coffee!!! And a maid, but that's another topic.
The picture at the top is a quilt a long-time friend and I challenged each other with. She did hers in wild colors, and I chose the traditional route, obviously. the appliqued pieces are hand-sewn, and like everything, still need to get it quilted.
Ok, I'm off to accomplish something.
What are you planning to do today?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Satisfied Saturday

It's one hot Saturday, in a place that defines hot! We did some shopping today and could not wait to get home so we could stop getting in and out of the car!! I am ready for a cold front, and it's a long way off!
We got to visit with our grandaughter this week, so this Saturday, I am feeling very satisfied. At 17 months, she's interacting, and doing things to get a reaction out of me. She seems to know I adore her. Spent some time at the beach, she was fearless with the waves. Her mom wished she had more fear. I reminded mom that this is why pastors use the analogy of a child's trust to explain how we are to trust our Heavenly Father.
Also went to the zoo, they go every week, and she knows most of the animal's names, and where to stand to see them. With a child this age, you get to rediscover everything. Like going to Disney World, all your cares melt away. We are grateful for her in our life.
You know, I don't think I got into the studio at all this week. Though I did decided to organize my thoughts to encourage creativity. I lost my edge a few years ago, and want it back. I'll let you know how it goes.
Has this happened to you? How did you get past it?
Are you satisfied this Saturday?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Slow Poke Quilters

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.
I've joined Slow Poke Quilters. It suits me well. When I first started, I thought I had to get it done! We all have met quilters who churn these things out, completely finished, at a whirlwind pace. I thought that's what a good quilter did, and tried to work like that. One day, a gal I worked with at the quilt store, and who make the most beautiful quilts, clothes, bags and home dec, was sewing away, but peacefully slowly. I asked her about that, and she said she sews for pleasure, not to rush. Duh!! Of course, what had I been thinking? Now I work at my own pace, make less mistakes, and love what I do. Check it out, join us as we share the process.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Satisfied Saturday

not sure, this may become a new theme on this blog.
It's been a good week, despite the $750 truck repair, the sewing machine I broke and the AC threatening to go in my car. All in all, we are blessed.
I've made progress on the socks for hubs. Turned the heel, made the gusset and just finishing the foot part. Had to slow down a bit on these, as my hand was cramping. I am hooked on knitting socks, must make more. Downside, I live in South Florida, and we don't do socks!!!
Wondering how I broke a machine? I was pushing, very gently I may add, and a table it was on collapsed. It's an embroidery machine, and it need a Dr. After the truck, she will have to wait.
Have about 22 blocks finished on my latest effort to use up fabric. I fould a Kim Diehl pattern, but wanted a different size block. Out comes my Block Party book, and using those dimensions, I'm moving right along. I think I'll make about 35, then see how it lays out. The blocks I'm making are a Framed 9 patch and Goose Tracks. Yeah, that pic at the top is a sampling.
Cynthia has tried to tutor me how to place the pics where i want them, haven't mastered it yet.
Remember the embroidery piece I shared a few months back? Just doing a bit of detail work, so finish pics should be up in a week or so.
There are projects and goodness knows, Christmas gifts rolling through my mind that I must get cracking on. I think I will paint ornaments this year, we'll see if I can find a surface i want to use.
On a personal note, my sister is going through tests for what one Dr says is a malignancy on a PT scan--size of nail on little finger, and another Dr says could be infection. I think it's in her lung. So far, so good. Still waiting on the brain MRI. We are praying for her, if you'd like to join us, we'd appreciate it.
What make you feel satisfied this day?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's a Beautiful Morning

Are you singing with me? And why not? Oh wait, you're too young to recognize the song??

Sharing a piece I made a while back. Do you recall when Robyn Pandolph's first Christmas lines came out? I have always loved her fabric, and have bought more than one edition. Our local shops don't carry it anymore, or I'd probably have the latest. I tend to fall in love when I enter a shop, and buy. So, as you've guessed, this was made from that fabric, and it happens to be one of my favs, as these are my most favoritest colors. I also love stars. Now, if only I could wriggle my nose and it would be quilted!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hump Day

Hi Friends
Just stopping in to say Hi. I'm missing a few of you, Nancy and Cynthia in particular. Haven't seen a post from you gals in a while.
Almost have the second sock finished for my sweetie. Not much exciting going on, just working away.
Bummer is sweetie's work truck, which is old, needs repaired for about $750. Yuk! Not sure it's worth that much, but it's still cheaper than a payment, so we fix it.
Good news is I don't think we're as miserable with heat as you all are. And thank God, the latest storms have fizzled.
I'll get some more project pics up this week. You all be safe.