Friday, November 26, 2010

Silver Friday

I realized in selecting silver that my favorite silver was in the hair and whiskers of this man that has shared my life for 49 years. 


I hope you have all rested up from yesterday and are enjoying this beautiful day.  We are a bit chilly at 27 degrees.  I don't do much shopping so the busy world can just do it's thing without me. 
This little table topper I finished the other night in time to use for Thanksgiving.  It is from Art to Heart book and I am pleased with it.  It was table runner and I just circled the boys and made table topper. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord maake His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace."
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, giving thanks in all you do.  God Bless Each and Every One of You.   Love Lois

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010

There is a blog land Christmas quilt show.  This is my Christmas wall hanging.  If you would like to view some really great and fun Christmas quilts this is the blogsite.
What a fun idea and a very nice thing to do.  If you have a Christmas quilt or wall hanging or table topper or etc head on over and enter and view all the great quilts and new sites. 
My wall hanging was made using Kaye Wood diamond template.  I made it a few years ago and probably like the bows that I used to hang almost more than the wall hanging.  Love and Hugs Lois

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, Monday

I finished the quilt top, small crib size, last night.  I was looking at it and I know the background pattern is from a blog I saw at Bloggers Quilt Festival but just sized it myself  and added daisy like flower on top.  I just got the catalog from Connecting Threads and there is a book in there with same idea.  I have not seen book before and did not have catalog but mention it just in case someone has and thinks I have used idea with no credit but that is not the case.  Mine is nothing like photo on the cover, believe me.  I will take a minute and run get catalog and enter name.  Be right back.
Okay, now I am in a hurry as we are ready to go to cancer center.  Book is "Big Fun with a Little Fabric" by Amanda Herring. 
I just got back had to run out the door, no hassle for cancer patients, thats my goal. 
I have two containers of scraps I am working out of until they are gone.  LOL!  Well, I will work out of them.  Saw another quilt on blog, I need to make notes, I will try my version of what I saw.  It was white sq. surrounded by small peiced squares.  I really liked it and it is my next project.  I will get about half a dozen tops done and then finish them. 
I would like to say this is all my scraps but I also have huge tub full of scraps but that is down the road or will be someone elses when I die.  Which ever comes first.  LOL 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Button

I just added a new button at the bottom of my blog.  It is a great block of the month and is free.  It is also a beautiful blogsite.  I hope you will check it out.  Love and Hugs. 

Sunday and still trying to warm up

It is so cold out and Sat. and Sun. we spent on the soccer field sidelines cheering for granddaughter.  It was so cold.  Last games and in tournament of the soccer season.  She lives about an hour from us and we don't often get to see her play.  I do not have another thing done.  Working on Bible study that I lead on Tues and it has been hard to pull together.  Not because it is difficult but am in time frame and with this lesson on joy and prayer, I could go on for a long time.  LOL.  Now that won't do at all. 
We have Thanksgiving coming up and it is my favorite family holiday.  Need to get it all organized.  We usually have 15-18 people and it is always fun. 
I wish everyone a wonderful week.  Love and hugs.

Friday, November 5, 2010

More pink at

Well I do make pink quilts so I guess I could put a couple on pink Friday.  Have a great weekend.  I will so enjoy seeing all the "pink" posts.  Love and Hugs.   PS  I did ask  my husband if I could take photo of his belly button cause it is pink but he said no.  LOL

Pink Friday

Almost got by me!  Busy week. My Joe on radiation treatment # 8 done and 34 more to go.  Doing great.
I had hard time with pink.  I use a lot in making baby quilts and like it, especially bright pinks but don't have a lot around.  I think I love earthtones the best.  I love spring colors but fall is my very favorite.  I love all shades of earthtones.  Here is my collage.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This is current project in sewing room.  It is scrap,baby quilt, 4 1/2" squares alternating with 21/2" x 41/2"rect. until I have size I want.  Usually about 40x45, not smaller and going to normal crib size 45x60.  I think when I am done I will applique large dark purple daisy like flower on top.  Will start on that tonight.  Spent last night cutting out.  I pick decorative stitch and tack ever 4 inches to finish.  Have a good day.
This quilt is shaggy pattern from Brandy's book that I laid on quilt.  I think I also laid it by mistake on star quilt. 

I also make baby quilts for church.  They go in basket of goodies to mom and baby.  I have two tops done but not finished yet. Star is made using Nancy Notion star templete.

What am I doing???

I have one more batch of apples to dry and I will BE DONE.  HURRAH!  I love it but I am tired of doing apples.  Will make for good eating this winter.
I found a knitting project that I started when I had cancer and was doing chemo.  It affected feeling in my hands and feet and could not quilt so I knit.  I put it away when feeling came back and got it out again while Joe is doing radiation, I knit.  It is a shawl from prayer shawl book. 

Wow! Wednesday already.

Can't believe it is Wednesday.  Haven't you enjoyed the Bloggers Quilt Festival?  I have loved it.  How wonderful is it to get to share ideas, blogs and creativity.

Here is photo of my Lilly, the reason for quilt I made and gave.  She is ready for trick or treat and is Minnie Mouse.  How cute is that?