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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Didn't Do Anything Creative Today....

Because today the furnace and ductwork had to be cleaned.  18 years of dust and cat hair sucked out and taken away....hopefully the time I WILL NOT have to spend dusting will now be spent sewing and dreaming and pinning things on Pinterest.

Tonight there was a Food Truck Rally (as part of a fundraiser for a local art center) in The Clem.
If you are from my area you know what I'm talking about.
It was a coolish evening, but not so cool that you couldn't hang out, eat, and enjoy the people watching.
There were a good number of trucks in town tonight...and the offerings were pretty awesome!

 Rob and Brandy joined us....
So did Cliff, Claudette and Karen.  Why didn't I get their pic?

 Perogies.  OMG the Perogies.  Especially the spinach and artichoke.  DELISH!

 Bath City Roller Girls.  I've ALWAYS loved Roller Derby.  Ever since I was a young girl and saw Rachel Welch in Kansas City Bomber.  They are actually looking for more roller girls....I wonder.  Am I too old  for this sport?

Lordy....I had the pork taco.  Tim had chicken.  Rob had the chimichanga.  All fantastic.

The kids from The School of Rock provided the entertainment.  They were pretty darn good.
(So why didn't I get THEIR pic??)

So that's it.  That was my evening....arrived at home in time for the presidential debates.
I will NOT be discussing that here!

Have a great evening!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

East Tawas Color Tour

Hey There!
Just sharing some pics of our trip to East Tawas....Tim and I got lucky and got a spot at East Tawas City Park RV joint.....Spot 169...have a great view of the train coming thru at midnight....and then another one that comes thru right after that.  I thought it was funny and it made me crack up.  Tim felt differently.
We went to the Huron National Park, Tawas Point State Park, Oscoda and East Tawas.  Fit it all in in one day and didn't feel like we were rushing or anything.
We stopped at the Garden View Coffee Mill....in Oscoda.  I dont know what it was called before, but the Quilty Chicks went there for lunch a few years back...it was that sweet little  tea place.

Anyway, here's some pics of the day......

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lazy blogging

I took this pic on my camera...I just crammed everything onto my empty design wall and took a pic.
This quilt is a birthday gift for a little girl whose favorite colors are pink and purple.
I think I have the colors down...now it's all about getting an arrangement I like.

The pink fabric at the top will be my borders...when it gets here.  I dont have enough to do the job but I did order some from Fabric Shack (located in Waynesville, Ohio.  Close to home so it should get here quick...fingers crossed!)
I'm hoping that the picture is clear....because I'm much too lazy to go looking for my camera right now!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

East Tawas Weekend

Tim and I went up to East Tawas this weekend for the Blues Festival.
We got there Friday evening, around 9......
Got our drink on kinda early Saturday @ Barnacle Bills....we had some outdoor seats that let us enjoy good music and great people watching.
However...we spent most of our time on the porch of The Harbor Star....
 And on the couch in front of the Bristol race....
 A little more time on the porch....
 And a little more time on the couch......
I also spent a little bit of time sewing.  These are some blocks that I randomly pieced from the black and white shirt scraps....they started out the size of the block in the lower left corner.  I decided to cut them in two and randomly sash them with solids.

I'm liking how they look so far....hopefully I will get back to them soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scenes From Turn Two

A Real Wonder Woman.....

My friend Claudette is Proof Positive that while we might have to grow up and grow older, we do not have to stop having silly, wet-your-pants fun.
Look up fun in the dictionary....you will see this girl.
Need to add life to your party?  Call this girl.
(Just be warned...she will bring her camera and capture You and Your inner-child!)

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Little Insight

Into how my brain works.....

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Losing my mind....

THIS is what I did today.
(Among other things)
This silly star finished at 1 7/8".
My Darling husband suggested that an entire quilt made up of these might be fun.
My question?  For Whom would that be fun?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Oh, Janome!

I was on a roll this morning, working on the string pieced border for the latest version of Stripes, when the Janome chugged, struggled, and stopped working.
So here she sits, waiting to go to the shop for what  I hope will be a very quick repair.
Thank goodness I have a spare...although without my automatic thread cutter and quarter inch foot, I will not be zipping along quite as quickly as I had been.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free Piecing

Just a very quick share.  I played around with free-pieced stars last week...Friday.  Had the house to myself and was enjoying the peace and quiet.
From stars I went to foundation-pieced borders, and from there I tried a zig zag borders.
Also did some crumb piecing to create the centers of the stars.
Woke up Saturday so stiff and sore I could barely do my hair....SORE neck and shoulder.
Guess I'm out of practice.  I can lift weights, but  apparently sewing is too strenuous for me.

2.5" finished
 That's all for now....

Friday, June 15, 2012

Time Alone....

The men have gone to the Nascar race this weekend, so I am, for the most part, alone.
I LOVE time alone.  It doesn't happen often (read enough) so I really, really enjoy these kinds of days.
Since I have a few minutes to myself, I will do  little sharing.
Here is a full view of the Black and White Shirts / Mitered Squares quilt.
I love everything about it EXCEPT I hate the batting.  I used a thicker polyester....and I can't stand it.  It is WAY too warm.  That is what my family likes about it....and they requested thick, fluffy and warm.
That's the last one of those.  From now on its back to cotton or 80/20 batting.  If they want another thick,  warm quilt they are going to have to make it themselves.

Here's 2 pics of Baby Mason Tengler on his Shirts/ Mitered Squares quilt.  Love this one.  80/20 batting, linen backing.  It's scrumptious.  And so is Mason.
 And here's a pic of Tim and I at the Cincinnati Quilt Show....which also happened to be taking place at the same time as a Tattoo Convention.  Lotsa eye candy for us that weekend!
Ive included a few pics of some of my faves......

There were SO many very cool modern quilts there to see.  It was very inspiring.

So that's it for now.  I have to get back into my sewing area and make the most of the time I have......