Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trying to get something done

Well for the second weekend in a row I have been determined to get some quilting done only to have life intrude on my intentions.

I've gotten a lot of cleaning done. Did some Christmas shopping (including shopping for fabric!) and even a bit of reading.

I did get a tiny bit of quilting done. I've gotten the top and bottom of the current round on my roosting robin done:

I am working on the sides - they will only be two rows wide - I'm going for a rectangle. Maybe this evening......

We've been having an adventure with Thunder. At long last the fleas have arrived. sigh. Last week the poor thing felt so abused - two baths and one application of flea repellent. Doesn't he look happy? lol.

We tried to tell him everyone else is having a terrible time with fleas this year but it didn't really make him feel any better.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Terrific Give-Away

Can you believe someone wants to give away a quilt? Check out this link:

and you too can have a chance to win this beautiful quilt.

Be sure to look at all the pictures - this is a gorgeous quilt and this lady designed it and made it herself.

Sure hope I win it. lol.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Goin' To A Show

No I'm not going to a quilt show - although I sure would like to. lol. Goin' To A Show is the name of my latest finished project. Its a wallhanging I made to hang my show pins on. I spent a lot of time looking for a pattern specifically for show pins (there aren't many out there) and finally found this wallhanging that I decided would work.

I thought the pins would make nice centers for the flowers.

A couple of these are not show pins but are very special. The pin to the left is from Capital Quilts - a great quilt shop in Gaithersburg MD where I went with three wonderful ladies that I'm on a Yahoo group with. The pin in the middle is of a quilt block with four flowers that I also got at Capital Quilts. Of course each of the flowers represents one of us. Not that I need anything to remind me of that very special day but they sure are nice to have.

I've also done two more rounds on my Christmas roosting robin. They were very simple - basically a separator round and a round to take it off point.

I mentioned before that my daughter has taken an interest in photography and I found this picture on the camera. This is the front of our house.

Now you can picture where I'm at when you read my posts. (I'm sure you were all sitting on the edge of your seats just wondering what my house looks like. lol).

Well it's time to get moving and get something productive done.

Here's a look at one of Thunder's latest pictures.

It's hard to believe we've had him 7 1/2 months. He'll be a year old before long. My baby is growing up. lol.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody

Friday, October 10, 2008

Something New

My friend Barb is a multi-blogger. She has a quilting blog, a book blog and a devotional blog. I already have the quilting blog and have been wanting to do a book blog but since I have a hard time posting here regularly I didn't want to start up another blog to keep up with.

So when I found Shelfari I saw my opportunity to mention the books I like without having a book blog.

Now when you come to visit you can check out my bookshelf (on the lower right hand side of my blog). You'll find a selection of books I have read and loved. Right now I have a selection from Jennifer Chiaverini, MC Beaton, JK Rowling and Cindy Woodsmall. I have read multiple books from these very talented ladies and would recommend anything any of them has written.

So be sure to check every now and then to see what I've been reading and maybe you'll find something that looks good to you.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody