Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No, You're Not seeing Spots....It's Snow!!

I found a blog or two with snowfall and thought I'd like some too.

After all, for about 5 months of the year our temps here in Sacramento are in the 90's/100's and I'm ready for some snow!!! (Just to clarify, it never snows this is all wishful thinking.)

This was the view from my porch in N.C. when I lived there. Before the snow plow passed. Lovely, quiet, soft-falling snow.

I miss it.

The temps here have lowered to the high 70's which lets me know that the two weeks of fall (or of spring) has arrived. So, that means that winter is on the way.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sis Boom Pow!!!!

Lovely V, my buddy from the Bumblebeans Blog is always doing something wonderful, and now she's asked me and a bunch of talented quilters to join her. She will be gifting us with some white squares and some pieces from Jennifer Paganelli's Sis Boom line of fabrics for Free Spirit. We are to make 2 blocks and send them back so that she can assemble them into a charity quilt.

Now, I'm just a little intimidated by the company I'll keep, but I'm game and excited to see what those fabrics say to me. Those are her two blocks......see what I mean?

She has started a separate blog to keep everyone up to date on our progress. You can follow along with us HERE.

Friday, September 4, 2009


She's the sweetest girl and even though she's 8, she still looks like a little girl. That is, until you look up under her chin where she has lots of white hairs (just like the ones I have up under my chin!).

Anyway, I thought I'd show you so you could admire her great beauty along with me. Did you notice that she has thick eyeliner on? She is channeling her inner Cleopatra, or maybe it's Nefertiti.

I also thought I'd show you that I've put up a flannel sheet to serve as a design wall near the sewing machine, and there are 4 blocks up there. The only part that shows up on this pic is the center, cause the frame is the same color as the sheet.

Hey, every little bit of progress counts. I also put some snazzy red legs from IKEA on my sewing table, because the original legs were wobbly.

I had to run errands earlier and didn't finish because I had to get home and out of the smoke. My asthma is giving me fits and there are fires in the foothills to the east and also to the west, so it's all coming here. Oh Happy Day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lovely Squishy In The Mail....YAY!

Hey, I might not be consistent in blogging, but I'm consistent in reading blogs and one that I read daily is Wanda's "Exuberant Color" ~ doesn't that title just say it all? Lately in addition to quilt making she has been making journal covers. She featured one recently on her blog made with selvages and Kaffe Fasset fabric and I was a goner.

I sent off a quick email asking if she would make another and sell it, and she was kind enough to agree. Paypal handled the transaction and the mailman brought this to me today!!!

Ta-Daaaaaaa!! She even sent me a "seed" block to encourage me. I love it!!

It is just the best. I am not much at journaling, but I have wanted a little notebook to keep notes in about the quilts I make. Stop laughing! I do make quilts....just haven't made many lately. But I have big plans and so that counts, doesn't it? LOL

Thank you Wanda for making my day.