Saturday, February 24, 2007


Jay doesn't like it when I spend more time quilting than with him....but does anyone see something wrong with this picture?? Wink

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Americana Star

Last night I made my very own star and appliqued it on the flag. I know the star isn't perfect but I thought maybe it gave it a more homemade look which I definitely like. Hopefully tonight I can put the three layers together and stencil on some quilting templates and I should be ready to go! You can't tell in these pictures, but everything that appears white (or creamish) is actually a light creme with tons of gold sparkles in it. I wish you could see it better, but it definitely gives the quilt an Americana type feel to it.

The other photo is a wedding gift that we received. I thought it was beautiful and have it in the master bedroom with some candles around it.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sparkling Ice

On the way home from work today I attempted to capture the beautiful ice. It was so brilliant at some points I could barely see to drive but it was gorgeous. With all the tree covered hills in northern Kentucky, it make the landscape seem almost like a fairy tale. A photograph really doesn't portray it very well but it is at least a hint of the beauty.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My Valentine!

I was afraid to drive to work this morning because I wasn't sure that I wanted to drive by myself. I am a terrible driver in the snow and ice. Just ask Dad. He had to come and dig me out of someone's front yard a few years ago. Of course, that was back when I had a Mustang. I have a more "snow worthy" car right now, but nonetheless Jay took me in.

When I arrived home, this huge card was sitting on my dresser. How cute! We plan to eat at Olive Garden tomorrow evening (probably along with a hundred other couples). Of course, I already gave him my Valentine when I took him to Gatlinburg TN as a surprise. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Update on Stars and Stripes

It appears to be coming together. I have a couple other blocks done that I didn't put in this picture because I am not sure that I really like them that much. We will see.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Working hard...hardly working?

Another fun Saturday for me! Below are some pics of the quilt that I am working on. I am not really following a pattern for this one. Everything is kinda just coming from my head. We will see what happens. I am using blocks that I have used before but I've never really seen a quilt like I have in my head so I am just playing around and having some fun.

Little pieces...... bigger pieces........ larger blocks......

What I believe will be the center of my quilt...

and my makeshift ironing board since right now I am only ironing small blocks

Sorry, Dad! No crib quilt this time. GRIN!

Monday, February 05, 2007

....and Another

This is the other quilt. I just finished the binding tonight. Now I just have to decide on what colors to do the next one. In honor of my cousin, I am thinking maybe an Americana type quilt.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tic Tac Toe

Well, it was definitely a very lazy but fun Saturday for me. I didn't really get up until 11:30 and at that time, Jay brought me breakfast in bed. After that I did some laundry, cleaned up the kitchen, straightened our room and then snatched up my sewing machine about 1 p.m. and have been sewing and quilting for almost 10 hours!!!! I loved it!

I think Jay enjoyed watching his basketball games while I quilted. I finished the crib quilt for my friend at work and plan to give it to her on Monday. She was married the same day as we were last fall. They immediately became pregnant (on purpose). They planned to have the ultimate surprise by waiting until the baby was born to find out its gender. However, just yesterday, her husband was informed that he would be deployed to Iraq in 90 days. Meaning, of course, that she will be alone to deliver their baby. They changed their mind and are now planning to find out what the baby will be. I finished her quilt and now have the binding on my twin size quilt and it just needs whip stitched to finish it up. Of course, that sounds simple but the binding takes quite a while to do...either that or I am slow doing it. Probably both. Oh and if you look closely, you can tell that I haven't done my hair all day long!! Don't I look just lovely?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Family Matters

The view was goregous.

Having fun taking photos in the cabin.

Me and my honey on the cabin porch after it snowed.

Other cabins we could see from our porch.

I am not really sure what in the world they are doing!