Friday, June 23, 2017


I admit I'm a procrastinator and usually have way more projects in the pipe than I should have.  And this one IS small but just one more border (which will be the same as the background) and this one can be quilted.  I did have some issues with the background fabric as it was a bit stretchy so I'll probably cut the outer borders in the other direction to kinda reel it in and prevent anymore stretching while on the frame.

Have I mentioned I LOVE this one?!!  Star spangled pineapple quilt love!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I can just see this

hanging in my entryway NEXT 4th of July!  HA  I have two more rows with pinwheels then final outer borders and just about ready for quilter.  YAY!

I hit a couple of shops yesterday on the first day of row by row.  One shop was for a friend and the other was for me.  Last year I said I would NOT be doing it this year and mostly I won't.  I'm totally underwhelmed by the majority of rows so that makes it really easy to pass on them.  There are only a few I've seen that I really like and if I don't get them, that's OK by me.  Anyone else doing row by row?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

working on the pineapple

It's coming along and I really, REALLY like it!!  I've got all the sashings cut and ONE pinwheel together.  Got a few more ready so I feel like I'm closing in on the finish.  At least it'll be ready for next year.  😉

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chuck got his today

Yet another QOV presentation..Chuck did surveying for the USAF.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Gone for a week

Was gone for a week up in SW Colorado..SO beautiful as always.  Weather was gorgeous (perfect, actually, except for a little nippy after dark).  Saw the musical TEXAS! in Palo Duro (again) and was great as it always is.  Did some geocaching, went to Durango for a rodeo and quilt shop visiting, did a little shopping in Pagosa, some card playing and a nice relaxing time.  Good to get home to the bed and kitten who's missed me.

 Eating good Mexican food out on the patio watching the folks dipping in the springs across the way.

Gorgeous aspen trunks.

Trying to catch a hummer at the feeder.

Cards anyone?


And beautiful sunsets!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Jim got his!

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I didn't get to be there for this presentation but wanted to be sure his wife was there when he received it and she can't always make it.  So I just asked them to go ahead if she was there.  That's three who've received their's and a few more to go!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Now it's a half a quilt

This one MIGHT be done in a couple of weeks but there will be a little down time between now and then.  WOOHOO

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Two are cuter than one


Patriotic pineapple

Look at my first cute little pineapple!!!  I definitely won't have this one ready for THIS 4th of July but will push to get it done and to the quilter so I can hang it NEXT 4th of July.  I fell in love with it when I first saw it and started it right away (so it's only been a few days).  Today I was thinking I wish holiday projects would be shown 6-8 months out as then I MIGHT get it finished in time.  But then probably not, LOL.

The pattern can be found here and I want to thank Amanda for sharing this cute little quilt with all of us!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Larry got his QOV today

Larry was the recipient du jour today.  He was air force and had an interesting story about his brief encounter with Gen. Omar Bradley.   So that makes 2 delivered, 6 (or so) to go!  Woohoo!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Soon another quilt

I saw this somewhere in blogland while looking for ideas for quilts using layer cakes and charm packs.  I don't know HOW I came to be the owner of SO many charms packs and a few layer cakes.  This one is not using a layer cake, I'm just cutting a bunch of the fabric that I really need to use.  This one block is 36" so the quilt will only take 4 blocks and will be 72" unless I decide to add a border (which I just might since that will use MORE fabric--GAH!).

I also ran up to the church today to pick up the final QOV I've been working on.  Since those were ALL started last year, I guess they qualify as finished UFO's huh?  Will be good to get them all parceled out to their much deserving owners.