Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hippity Hoppity…

Happy Easter!!

The Nesting Instinct

Have a most

joyful day!!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break

It’s sooooooo nice, or should I say SEWWWWW nice to be off from work!  The trees here in northern Virginia are in full bloom and the lovely lime green film of pollen is beginning to cover all horizontal spaces outside….aaaaachooooo!!
so for me, another good reason to stay inside and in my sewing room!!  I live on antihistamines in spring…and  summer…and fall…sigh…
So, for the first two days of our spring break,
Yogi and I are holed up in my sewing room finishing my next set of projects for the Moda Bake Shop.  The two piece project sorta grew as I went… to another 5 piece design set!!  :-)
Soooooo, what does your sewing space look like when you in in the middle of a project???
Do you listen to music while you sew, or have a movie or show on the tube in the background?  I have a very old little TV/VCR device in my sewing room that a few years ago, I attached a tiny DVD player to… and I have a nice collection of chick flicks in my sewing room.  I rarely look up at the screen… but can sure rattle off the scripts for most all my favorites films!!  How about you??
Yogi usually just sleeps as I sew…or looks out the window at the back yard.  Those darn squirrels!!  They just torment him constantly!! When  he’s not in the sewing room, he loves to sit in the front doorway and watch those punk squirrels cavort around out front!  He has evil plans for them…
P.S. FINALLY saw the hand doctor and sure enough I need a little 10 minute surgery to release the tissue at the base of my thumb that is making the tendons catch...but of course, he can't fit me into his surgery schedule for another 3 WEEKS!!!!!!!!  Grrrrrrrrrrr!  :-(

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baking Away Today!!

My next set of project designs are posted today at the Moda Bake Shop!!

MBS CP project cover pix

Please go HERE and check them out!  Please leave a comment there letting Moda know if you like them and then PLEASE, PLEASE come back were and leave a comment and let me know what you REALLY think, OK??

I’m so excited!!  Hope you are, too!!  :-)


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted… but that’s “The Bad” part, so ya gotta hear “The Good” first!


Today was bee day at my house!


We only have bee once a month when we can find a Saturday that we can all meet - that’s the tough part.


We all career educators and work or have worked in the same local school system, so we have lots in common in addition to quilting.


I soooo look forward to bee each month!  I wish we could do it more than just once a month…


maybe when we are all finally retired!!  :-)


Can you see Yogi there napping on the back of the couch?


Bee today was the Good part!  The Bad part is the reason I’ve not been posting very much…or sewing very much…

sore thumb

I’m having a thumb problem!! 

Anyone out there ever have a trigger thumb?  I’m right handed and it’s that right thumb that is having pain, stiffness and clicking issues when I do just about anything…  sigh…  I have been waiting almost a month to see the hand specialist doctor.  I see him this Wednesday FINALLY!!!I am worried what he may say…

trigger thumb

When I wake up in the morning it is stuck in this position and I have to use the other hand to slowly straighten it…  that’s the UGLY part!!

I’ll let you know after my appointment on Wednesday what can be done about it…

Anyone else have a bad thumb?


Friday, April 1, 2011

GO! Check Out This April Fool's Joke!!

I got a fun email this morning
 from Lee at Accuquilt. 
You gotta go check out this link
 on the Accuquilt site!!
This is Accuquilt's CEO, Steve Nabity.

He's currently "for sale" on the Accuquilt site!!
Go here and check it out before they take it down!!

Oh, and don't forget to enter the
"Design a Barn Quilt" Contest
at the Accuquilt website!
Click on the button on my sidebar
for more info on the contest!!