Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weekend Get-Away

This month marked a milestone birthday for me.  To celebrate I went on a long weekend get-away to New Mexico, Las Cruses to be exact.  I had a wonderful visit with family and friends of family. 

We visited the Salsa Festival, went shopping for jewelry, ate great Mexican food, spent time with friends, and visited Carlsbad Caverns.  I had always wanted to go there, so we went.  The following is some pictures of my great weekend.  And...oh yes, I visited a Quilt Shop.  More on that in another post. 

Below are some pictures showing some of the things we did.

 Great Mexican Food
 Geri, me, Sharon after the meal
 One of our side trips
 Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns
 A view from the seats used to see the bats come out in the evenings
This is one of the domes.  So beautiful.  I could go back again and again because it is that beautiful.

Catching Up

I have a lot of catching up to do on this blog.  The last month has been busy with travel, both personal and business.  I have done a little sewing - making pillowcases.

These went to my grandkids and their friends.  One of the fairy ones below was also sent to them.

One fairy pillowcase and one of the puppy ones was donated to a charity that the Just Needles Quilt Guild is working with. 

These are fun to make.  I will be making Halloween ones for the grandkids for use in their Trick or Treating.

I am also working on two baby quilts for my twin great neice and nephew.  Below is a picture of them; aren't they cute!!

I will be adding more to the blog soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2011 F-R-I-E-N-D-S Swap

I decided to join the F-R-I-E-N-D-S Swap over at  The details and the rules can be found by clicking on the link.  It sounds like a lot of fun, plus it is a way to make new friends. 

According to Khris, "We will be swapping Seven (7) gifts starting with the letters of the word FRIENDS. This is open to all crafty bloggers with a current blog."

Hop on over and check it out.  Maybe you will want to join in the fun.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Twiddletails Blog Give-A-Way


You have four chances to win a GO! Baby.

Also check out her store.  She has the most beautiful fabric.  I belong to her monthly "Dear Jane" fabric as well as the monthly "Brights" fabric.  They are so beautiful that I hate to use them!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Cuppa Joes and Cupcakes

Today is the beginning of a new month so the Cuppa Joe and Cupcake swaps over at the Scratching Post are due.  I put the cupcakes in the envelopes without taking a picture, but I did take a picture of some of the coffee mugs (Cuppa Joes) that I will sending out in August.  By the end of December, if everyone follows through, each of us will have 52 cups to use for a quilt or some other type of sewing project.

Since August is my birthday month I will be receiving cupcakes from everyone.  I have already received four cupcakes.  When the number gets larger I will post pictures of them.