Monday, September 3, 2012

Hand quilting challenge with Bonnie Hunter!

Bonnie Hunter issued a challenge to do one hour of hand sewing each day.  I guess many of her followers requested something like that so we could all be more productive on our hand projects sitting in the closet.

My grandma died over 2 years ago.  When she was a little bit sick (lung cancer) she told me she was bored and needed a hand quilting project to work on.  I got right on that!  I ordered a small whole cloth throw for her.  She complained, but secretly was thrilled (that's how she was) and got to work.

When she passed away, she was about 90% done.  So I've had this piece sitting around to finish since then.  I am not a hand quilter, but am willing to work on it.  So I'm going to get this finished up ASAP and throw it on the back of the sofa.

And I apologize for this photo, it was hard to get any real detail for white on white.  I'll work on a better shot when I get it done.

No worries, there is a KING sized quilt I pieced waiting for me to hand quilt when this is done, so this is just a warm up.

Amy in KY

Monday, July 9, 2012

Don't forget your inner kid!!!

We were at a restaurant for my niece, Isabelle's birthday "weekend".  I think she was horrified when I put french fries up my nose (no, I didn't eat them!!.

Hey, we all got a good laugh, including the waiter.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Look at my cool bright yellow featherweight!  I wanted a yellow SUV, but I guess this will be a great substitute.
We all need to read this - at least once a week.  Please make sure you read to the end,

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good..
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15.. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words : 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Guess she's been waiting for me to get this put together...

I think my dog, Abby, is enjoying the flimsy I'm putting together!  This is Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll, Bonnie Hunter's mystery from 2010.