Sunday, April 29, 2007



Oh Wowwwwwie!!!!! Check out my "action shots" taken by Pat my hubby as I took my maiden voyage hahaha.
Now I can officially say that I have done it. I have waited all my life to be able to do this one little thing. And now the best news. Its MY Bike now! I am reading the handbook and will take the permit test this week.
This is my back yard and I spent a couple hours this afternoon going around in circles learning to use the handles. just about everything is on the handlebars! I got my feet totally onto the pegs by the second time I was around the yard and feeling pretty good!
Then 3 hours later I was tiring out and was trying to pull the brake lever and instead twiested the gas handle and just about ran the bike through the chain link fence hahaha. Didnt help that by then the sun was lower and in my eyes! Hubby was inside watching through the window. He didnt say a single word, and was very proud of me! I did dump the bike and had to get off and lift that heavy bugger back up to standing. Whew!
It was time to call it a day after that! I went inside and enjoyed a lovely dinner of smoked bbq portabello mushroom burger with swiss cheese and a green salad. Then we watched Night at the Museum. FUNNY!!!
Love ya!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

April 19

Heres the string heart quilt for American Hero's. Took me a total of 2 days worth of sewing to get this far. I took this project with me to go see Lynn at her place and taught her how to make a couple of the blocks. Now she is hooked and looking for scraps of brights to make her own.

Anyways, this is what the center looks like. I have since added a light print strip around the outside of the whole thing and I am going to add either the red or the blue that I have up beside it.

Susan said how about a border like an attic window, 1 top and 1 side blue, 1 bottom 1 side red. I just might do that, It sounds really neat! So I hope to post the finished top tomorrow or day after.

Heres the center of Molly's pink and brown log cabin. Its the only photo I have right now since I am still finishing up the quilt. Just another row to do and then its off the frame and trim threads! Yippee! I am having so much fun being creative! And Molly Loves it! She got a sneak peak when I showed her this picture.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Prayers to all those who are grieving and suffering at Virginia Tech.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Well day after hehehe.

I have been busy whipping out small patriotic projects to make into quilt tops for American Heros. for more information.

Here is a pic of the crazy quilt blocks that I used the "chunks" of scraps. So far there are 9 blocks completed and they are 8 inch squares. I cut up enough muslin to make at least a twin bed size so I figure mabe 25 blocks total to make it big enough.

Next post I will show you the blocks I made with strips and strings. I am setting the red/blue
strips and string blocks to create a heart image and around the red/blue blocks I am setting strings of light color to outline the heart. Very cool! I am enjoying the creation part of these projects but putting the actual top together is always the hardest for me. So then it winds up sitting on the work wall for a couple days and I WONT take it off the wall until it is completed!
New Rule I imposed on myself last summer and it does work (most of the time) As usual I am making too many new things and not finishing many of the old things.
OH....and I am going to start doing Crazy Quilting too! NOW I am officially C*R*A*Z*Y!
Ta Ta for now!