Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen!

The tomb is empty!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekly Report

Having not posted any quilting progress all week I wanted to show that I haven't been totally indolent!
Most quilters are not the most fond of the final process of binding application

Belated Birthday…...

Today we celebrated the Boy's birthday a little late and threw in an Easter egg hunt for good measure.
The yummy ice cream cake came from Baskin Robbins, the "Cars 2 world Grand Prix" design and he chose Mickey Mouse banner, plates and napkins.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Thanks to Loretta's gift of the blue fabric, this QOV is ready for the longarm. I did add an extra red border to enlarge it to be more man-sized, now it's 60" x 76". I haven't chosen a backing yet, may need to purchase one tomorrow so I can get this finished……….

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Truncating Your Blog

After reading about all the nasty places a blog post can show up after being trolled by one of the computer generated thieves, I decided to look into truncating my posts in future. After all, I do not want one of my posts to end up on a porno site or some other despicable website!
It's pretty simple and since I plan to begin doing this I hope that my fellow bloggers who visit my site will not find it an issue. I have encountered truncating, did not realize what it was but I had no issue with it and do not think it should turn off any readers but it does prevent the robot from copying the post.
It simply means that only the first paragraph of a new post will show on the home page and readers click at the end of the paragraph to see the remainder of the post.
Truncating is super simple for bloggers to do- place the cursor where you want to truncate the post then click on the "torn page" icon in the Blogger toolbar at the top of the page. A grey line break will appear on your working space and only the words above the line break will show on the home page with a "read more" in red below. Readers click on that [but the robots can't] and presto the rest of the post shows up. Like this……...

Fabric Found!

Woohoo, look what came in the mail today……...

Re:Theft of Personal Website Content!

I got a "heads up" this morning from Heather over at Books and Quilts that another website had stolen the full content of my last blog post without my permission and without linking back. It has happened to countless others so I contacted abuse@godaddy to report the violation and I also plan to notify Wordpress of the issue.
It is not uncommon on the web but this site is flagrantly reposting the entire content and doing so habitually.
A little further investigation revealed outraged comments from many of the offended bloggers, one of whom Alison, at Little Bunny Quilts, posted a copy of the complaint she sent to GoDaddy and has invited other "victims" to use the letter.
When I tried to return to the site it had already been removed, thanks GoDaddy for a lightning fast response!
So you see it does pay sometimes to report copyright infringements, especially when working with a top notch company like GoDaddy.

Gentle Reminder: it is courteous always to link back to the site whenever one references any material from another person, and posting content from another site should always be prefaced by a request to the site owner for permission….just sayin'!
Most bloggers love to have their posts recognized and referenced by another blogger, it is a compliment, but it is simply respectful to give credit to the originator.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Two Yellow Brick Roads

These adorable quilts are for two great grandsons [not mine, I don't have any LOL]…….

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

World Autism Awareness Day

I am linking this post to the official Autism website where you can find information about this disease that can so disastrously limit the lives of wonderfully gifted people.
Autism now affects one in 42 boys, one in 68 children……..shocking statistics our family knows well. Our youngest grandson has autism, a beautiful, intelligent and captivating child, he is a delight----and a challenge!
This is the face of autism…………...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Baptism Quilt And "Bikkies"!

This sweet little quilt from 30's/40's scraps that I had on hand, is ready to go off to MA for a little boy's Baptism………...

Friday, March 28, 2014

MBH, Finished On Friday

My Blue Heaven quilt top is done, and I am celebrating cleaning up a couple of small projects before getting back to the longarm and another major project………….

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Do You Have This Fabric?

The true color is darker ……...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Blue Heaven Progresses

Linking with Heather's Needlework Tuesday.
This is a two block design and more than half the blocks are done, hoping to finish them today………….

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

35th.Ave 2013 BOM

The last two days I have been working on putting all these blocks together and it was quite a big job!
However they all fit just as they were meant to, except for the top and bottom borders. According to the pattern there would be two FG in the center but lacking space I simply added another 2" color block to fill the spot……………………...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"Jacks" Is Done!

Only need to find a backing [ from stash I hope ] and quilt this, I am so pleased to have the top completed and I like it a lot. Everything came from stash…………

Friday, March 14, 2014

Playing With Jacks

Here are half of the Jacks blocks completed to date,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Underground Railroad Mini

I am linking up with Needlework Tuesday
My Underground RR mini top is pieced and I thought my experience was a good opportunity to talk a bit more about some of the challenges of piecing minis.
I wanted to give an idea of just how tiny these pieces are, 1" and 1.25"……….

Monday, March 10, 2014

NASA Star Blocks

Astronaut Karen Nyberg has faced down the challenge of sewing in weightlessness! She has made a quilt block and invited other quilters to make their own blocks to add to a quilt to be shown at the 40th. anniversary of the Houston International Quilt Festival where Karen will make a special appearance.
A group of Phoenix area quilters met yesterday to make blocks to be added to Karen's quilt……..

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Five More Tiny Blocks

Making another five of these minis was doable but hoping to get all twelve finished and sashed- not happening! However it did go faster as the day wore on, perhaps I was finally getting the hang of it…..

Friday, March 7, 2014

Five For Friday!

Five little blocks so far……………

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teapot Cozy

Last week Heather over at Books and Quilts featured a very cute teapot cozy I want to make. It reminded me of the one I crocheted 40 years ago, this is it! You can probably tell it's vintage easily by the '70's colors, LOL……………...

Monday, March 3, 2014

2013 NYE Mystery

Here's my last NYE Mystery quilted, and now added to the two quilts that await binding. Another stash quilt, I pieced this one mostly in Boston…………….

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saturday Success

This quilt was much smaller than the last two and makes the third off the longarm for this week. I finished it up late last night but was too tired to finish posting…………...