Saturday, January 28, 2012

Catching Up

I have been mostly absent from blog land since mid December.  I had a total knee replacement and did quiet well for the first three weeks.  The fourth week was murder.  I have never hurt so much.  But I made it through and am doing much better.  I am back to work full time and have started to sew again.  I became the owner of a new Baby Lock machine the end of December and I have started to sew on it.  It is such an improvement from the small, inexpensive Brother that I had been sewing on.

The Hyacinth that I "planted" in November finally bloomed in late December.  Love the smell.

The Just Needles Quilt Guild of Pascagoula had a pincushion swap in January.  This is a picture of the one that I made.  I had the novelty fabric for some time and this seemed like a perfect time to use it.  It was a fun swap with some very creative, beautiful pincushion made by members.  I won a tomato pincushion which was also very pretty.  We will be swapping pot holders in April. 

Last, but not least, I received the latest book by Judy Laquidara.  It is a fabulous book of unique borders plus quilts that she has designed.  I will be attending a Quilt Retreat in Brownwood Texas in February, sponsored by Judy.  I am looking forward to four fun-filled days in Texas.  My friend Pam, from my Cobble Court Quilters group will be joining me in this adventure.  I will be flying into Austin, renting a car, then driving for a couple of hours until I reach Brownwood.  I have not done this in some time, so I hope I do not get lost.

You can check out Judy's adventures at  She is sponsoring a Quilt of Valor quilt pattern each month.  You can find the pattern at her blog under "free quilt patterns."

I am also working on a "secret project" along with my friend Rennie at  I hope to share my efforts with you at a later date.

Until next time............happy quilting......

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sew Red for Women

A special blog hop will begin February 3 - Sew Red for Women.  It is designed to bring awareness on heart disease and provide patterns for various blocks.   This link will provide information for this project.  The fabric line will be Chemistry by Cosmo Cricket and coordinating Bella Solids.
I love red and white quilts so I want to follow this journey and try to make the block each month.