Saturday, July 26, 2008

I'm a Wylde Woman!

Wow! Thanks to Rhonda over at Patches and Pieces for presenting me with this beautiful Wylde Women Award!

This award was created by Tammy Vitale to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

These are the rules of this award:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blog site (
http:// (so I can go visit all these wonderful women.)

Well, let me see here, I know a few Wylde Women and I would like to present this award to:

Amanda at Amanda's Musings

Gina at Quilting in the Valleys

Val at Pumpkin Patch Quilter

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Neighbors who would have thought?

I did want to mention something that happened here in the neighborhood this past weekend that was just, really nice. We have lived here for 7 years and honestly we knew none of our neighbors. Yes, we'd wave to be polite and maybe say a hello now and then, but we knew no one. There was the preacher and his wife, the couple with the golden retrievers, the blonde and the guy with the beard or the people the kids help shovel snow for.
Well, Stan and Shirley (formerly known as the preacher and his wife) decided to have a block party. They provided hot dogs and hamburgers and all were welcome to bring a covered dish and attend. This was to take place in the cul-de-sac in front of the house. We felt compelled to attend, even though we really didn't want to. So we took some cookies and potato salad and headed out.
What a nice time we all had getting acquainted! Donna and Gene (formerly known as the people the kids shovel snow for) sang songs while Gene played along on his guitar. Mike and Patty (formerly known as the couple with the golden retrievers) brought their DGG Ashton and I just fell in love with her curly red hair and we played in the front yard. Ron and Paula (formerly known as the guy with the beard and the blonde) told us all about the history of the area since they had grown up here in town and their house was the first in the addition to be built 30 years ago.
We all had to tear everything down quickly and head inside as the storm rolled in and promised to do it again, and I really hope we do. It was relaxing and very enjoyable. We have some super sweet neighbors! Maybe you do too?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Changing patterns

This first pic is a row robin I was working on. Susan, the owner, wanted red, black and white exploding or bursting stars in red, white and black. I chose these two thinking they both looked like they fell within the guidelines. I argued with DH as to whether or not the star row on the left looked like it was bursting. I see bursting, he sees boring bars.Next I have pics of lotto blocks for Mailblocks. The block was my choice, its My Blue Heaven from Quilterscache. The only input I had was that the blocks were to have a light blue background and the quilters choice for the other colors, but that it looked to me like butterflies against a blue summer sky. So I made these, with butterflies in mind, the striped fabric was cut on the bias to make the stripes go in the right direction. And I think they do look like butterflies.
But then I thought to myself that I didn't really specify that the hsts could be different colors and I was afraid that everyone would take the instructions very literally, so I made these. I thought they were rather boring until I put them up on the design wall to take the pic.
Well now, that's a rocking awesome star in the middle where the blocks intersect...I didn't notice that at first. But that's the fun of playing with blocks on a design wall isn't it?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Bear paw blocks for a swap at Mailblocks I think I'll make some more and use them on point as a back to my Homespun Turning Twenty UFO 8" Batik Happy Blocks for a swap. I've made 50 of these, the maximum is 75 and the due date is not until August, I plan to make at least 25 to 50 more, hopefully!
Dog block swap at Mailblocks Blocks were supposed to be 12", my puppies are 24" I had hoped that I could just trim them up to be 12" but I would have lost part of their ears, so I expanded to make them 24" square, I hope Ronda and Melanie arent upset.


I guess its the summertime that's making me neglect my blog. I've been enjoying mornings on the deck with my coffee, watching the birds and a bowling ball of a squirrel that lives in my backyard. I call him a bowling ball because he will wait patiently for the birds to perch on the privacy fence in the backyard, then catapult himself towards them sending them flying and sometimes falling off their roost! Evenings are spent either in the adirondack chairs in front or on the deck in back after the sun goes down. I have been trying to spend some time on the yard. Let me assure you, its not beautiful, I'm just playing catch up with the weeds I've let take over in the past month or so.

I finally started taking things into my own hands regarding the renovation of the living room. Q and I tore up all the carpet before DH got home one day last week. So now we have concrete floors. I am hoping this will be enough to light a fire under him so that he gets moving on the drywall. He thinks by asking me "What furniture colors are you going for? What colors are you going to paint the walls? Have you thought about what furniture you you're going to buy?" that he is putting me on the spot, in other words, "If you're going to make me do all this work then you better be prepared to get a move on also!" But I was already prepared, I have the paint samples in my purse and I've been to the furniture store twice and know exactly what I want, I just haven't decided on a color yet because he's not made a decision on the floor :-) Still just waiting on him!

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Bargersville, Indiana, United States
I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.