Thursday, May 27, 2010

The coin quilt

O.k. I managed to get the pictures downloaded off of my camera so here is the beginning of the coin baby quilt. IF it looks like something you might be interested in you can go to and get the free pattern.

Wednsday 27th

Its been hot here the past day or two. Lots of humidity after it rained for several days. However I have still managed to work on one of my quilts and trying to finish up a table runner that I started some time ago. I have a picture of the coin baby quilt that I started but haven't managed to get it downloaded off of my computer yet. Hopefully this weekend for sure. This is a really fast one to make. It only takes five strips of coins and I already have three of them finished.
I also need to get out and take some recent pictures of all the garden activity. I love this time of year as everything grows soooo quickly. Hubby told me when I came home from work that we already have baby zuchinnies and cukecumbers. I would normally take pictures and send to my daughter as we love to tease her since we have such a longer growing season then she does but they had a frost recently and it killed everyhting she planted so I just don';t have the heart to tease her right now. (Maybe after it gets going again) I knoww I am sooo bad! O.k. I am off to play a little golf on the wii game" Take care untill next time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Well its saturday again and it seems like instead of relaxing on my day off all I do is work and run. I am sure its like that with all of you who work outside the home. sometimes I feel like I am working my life awayyyyyy!
O.k. now for some good news" I found my camera! They had it at target so I bit the bullet and bought it. I loveeeeee it! so little and so much fun to use and view the photos with the touch screen. I think its a keeper!

Today I have managed to get the laundry done , cook dinner for hubby and grandson" who was here all day working on someones truck. I think they had a good visit". Which by the way gave me a little bit of time by myself to sew. I actually managed to finish my granddaughters quilt top. all that is left is to pick out some material for a border and then it is ready to go with me on my trip". Once I get there I will buy the batting and a sheet to match and tie the quilt with my dd and the grandkids.
Then I actually managed to get two more dresdon quilt blocks done inbetween the laundry and the cooking. Hope everyone else managed to have a good day today.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh shoot!

Oh shoot I almost forgot! I am looking at new cameras and have fallen head over heals with the s4000 coolpix by Nikon" Does anyone out there own one and if you do what is your opinion on this one?

Still working"""

Time seems to be flying by" Before I know it school will be out and I will off for the summer. still working on grandaughters quilt. I think I have enough blocks finished to make the top. Now all I have to do is put them together and decide on a border.
In the meantime I have somehow gotten involved in the dresdon frezy" It seems like a lot of the blogs are making them and I just couldn't help myself. I have been playing around with scraps and really like the looks of them.
Other then that we have been playing around in the yard watching all the veggies grow. the flowers are getting gorgous and hubby decided to get one of those portable wood pits and would you believe we say outside in 85 degree weather roasting hot dogs to try it out! I swear the older we get the crazzier we get! It really was fun though. I guess you just had to be there!
Well thats about all for now. take care

Sunday, May 9, 2010

mothers day

WEll I went back to look at the post and that was the wrong picture of the grandkids so will add the right one now as I cannot seem to get the editing to work for me.
Now you can see why when I said she wasen't too happy it all makes sence. lols Linda

Mothers Day Is Here"

Well its been a gorgous day outside. WE actually had coffee out in the yard this morning. I received a beautifull card from my grandchildren and daughter , and her hubby from spokane" This morning they called and all yelled happy mothers day! My stepson and his wife came over with the great grandsons today and brought me a beautifull ceramic coffee cup to plant some flower in and a package of canna lilly bulbs. My granddaughter zoe emailed me from Seattle and my stepson from seattle also called and emailed me. So life is Good! Mothers Day was always something special between me and my mother. I always got her something on mothers day usually flowers. At that time they always had venders on most of the street corners selling flowers. I think its a day that says ohhhhhhhhhhh wow do I ever realize nowwwww what it was like raising kids. lols I actually enjoyed raising kids. that is untill they became teenagers and then I am not so sure. would have gladly traded them in untill they were 21.
My daughter sent me some pictures of the kids which I always loveeeeee! and in this one the baby doe's not look happy about the whole process. usually she is such a little ham!
Well its about time I got back to working on granddaughters quilt or I won;t have it ready when I leave for Spokane this year. Take care and Happy moms Day too all of you!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Its almost mothers day!

I am sooooooo happy it is the weekend again" It is so nice to be home where there is air conditioning. I think I may have mentioned that I work for the school district and we have no air conditioning in our kitchen. Do you have anyyyyyyyy idea how hot it can get when it is in the nineties outside and we have ovens runing inside? No one has been brave enough to set a thermomitor in the kitchen because if they did I am sure we would all quit! They are building us a new one and from what we have been told we will actually have air conditioning in this one yesssssssssss!
So far today I have managed to get he laundry finished, I cooked dinner a nice dish of rolled up chicken with ham and cheese in the center, garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes, corn and of course beer bread". My hubby has become sooooooo spoiled " He is a bread lover from wayyyyyy back and before I would bake bread maybe once or twice a month, because lets face it" baking bread can be time consuming and when you work outside of the home as well as inside not too mention gardening and your favorite hobby is quilting you just don't always have the extra time. wellllll I love to search blogs and one day : I came across one that talked about beer bread. I had never heard about this one before so naturally I had to do some research. I went and typed in beer bread and came across sites that gave recipes which were all reallyyyy easy to make. you see the beer replaces the yeast process so all you do is throw the ingredients together which takes a total of three or four minutes and then you add a bottle of can of beer and put it in the oven with some melted butter over the top and you are doneeeeeeee!!!! Did I metion that this bread is fabulous! well it is and if you haven't tried it you really must! I promis you that you won't be sorry.
I am even going to tell you how to make it and save you all the recipe searching so you have absolutely noooo exscuse. make sure you have a six pack of beer in your fridge from this day forward. Don't worry the alcohol content will be cooked out of it. Hubby and I are not beer drinkers ( I prefer wine) so we have to buy beer just for our bread. o.k. are you readyyyyy. first you take 3 cups of flour sifted, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup of sugar, mix , then add a 12 oz. can or bottle of beer and stir it with a spoon. pour the whole mess into a greased or srayed bread pan . go to your microwave and melt 1/4 cup margarine or butter pour over the top and put it into the oven for one hour at 375 degrees. Nowwwwww is that easy or what? No exscuses you really have to try it!
O.k. I am off to see what else I can do today. I have managed to cut out some more blocks for my granddaughters quilt. Its times like this when I wish I still belonged to a quilt group. I have cut out about thirty ten inch squares of blue and I keep having to run back to the store to find more blue. O.k. take care and have a great day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm bafckkkkkkkk

O.k. Just had to tell you that I finished putting one of those little friendship bags together and not only that! but I actually stippled it! Yuppppppp that is the first time I have stippled anything . Nothing fancy but it always makes me feel good to try something new! If you would like the tutorial on the friendship bag you can find it at p.s.i quilt sorry this isen't showing up as a link for some odd reason but if you go to your search engine you should be able to get it from there. The only thing I would change is that I would use some kind of a stiffner the next time around. Have fun!


I swear" I do not know where all the time goes! I think its a combination of getting older (time definately goes faster) Mainly because it takes us longer to get everything done! and the fact that I am working for a living it seems like one day just runs into the other.
This is gardening season so that has been a huge time user and I have even found time to start a new quilt for my one of my granddaughters. I have not told her yet because I am hoping to finish the top by the time I leave for spokane. if not then I don't want to disapoint her. This is what it is looking like right now. She loves blue so hopefully she will like this one.

Last week I went shopping at michaels. They had the most adorable boxes on sale for 40% off. I looked at them and thought I really would like to get a couple of them and then as quickly thought nooooooo you don't have any room as it is. welllllllll being a typical woman I got home and thought Linda you should have bought the darn things to keep your applique in one place and another one for your hand embroidery. welllllll by the time I got back there they were not on sale any more so I wound up paying full price for one of them and used my coupon for the other one. Now ladies just learn from my mistakes and when you see something you love! grab it!

Well this is the morning I had to take my boniva" Its H-ll getting older! so Now I have all those things I need to catch up on that I couldn't while not being able to bend . everyone take care and hopefully it won't be so long before posts again. I do have a pattern from blogland for a small friendship bag that I hope to get made before long. I have even picked out the fabric for it! so hopefully I will be back soon to post more finished pictures.