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......

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