In the Willows...

In the Willows...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cadet Stevenson 9/11 Ceremony

Not sure how to do the link but this is a 9/11 ceremony that my son was in at Elmira College where he is a senior and it was covered by the local news.  He is the Cadet speaking to the news reporter.  I am so proud of him.  Elmira College 9 11 Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

now we have spiders.....

I just love how this came out, seriously one of my favorites!

Thank you, Pintrest!

Monday, September 8, 2014

its getting spooky around here

I had done the cross stitch part of the quilt last year and had put a fabric border on it that I just hated so I threw it in the UFO pile.  I pulled it out and started messing with some of the Halloween fabrics that I acquired on my trip to Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire a few years ago and this is much better than my first version.  Some projects just better with age.

I am working on another tiny Halloween quilt that I saw on Pintrest, its so cute.   I also knocked off a few pillowcases.  A kitty one for my nieces 4th birthday and snowmobile themed ones for my husband and his crazy snow dreams.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Silly Kitty

Wylie the silly kitty

Camping, sewing, yard work, a new cross stitch project, canning tomato sauce and jam have all been on the recent agenda.

Still cleaning up my UFO pile in my sewing room and I am happy to say my counter is cleaned up nicely.  I am working on my hexie project and that will evolve over time, so now on to some new table runners that I want to do as gifts.

Monday, August 25, 2014

taken care of business..stitchin

I have been working on my UFO pile.  The pink blocks were left over from a quilt and I wanted to see how they would look in a runner and they just called out for some frilly add ons

The next two runners were left over projects from last fall, I started and just ran out of steam and left them in a pile to get to some day, well some day is here.  This is a cute Christmas fabric, perfect for the kitchen.
 and I just love the scarecrow fabric.   I have a bunch more selections of fabric that I bought to make into runners.  So we will see what I pull out next.
 and here is my three month out photo... My brother who hasn't seen me in a few months came over Saturday night for a visit and all he could say was " holy sh*t, you look like you did in high school!" no I wasn't offended.  I went shopping with Sam this weekend and was able to try on sizes that I have not seen in 20 years, made me cry and feel really proud of myself all at the same time.

                                                December 2013              August 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nine, yes I said nine...

by the end of the day I had another turtle gram, with nine little turtles sitting on a log...

This could be the begining of a children's story.