Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Yes, I am on a roll. Today I finished quilt #3, did a little shopping and got my tree up. Whew.......
I'm tired.I have things to do for the next couple days,know I won't get any sewing done tomorrow but may find some time on Thursday. Wish me luck****
It is terribly cold here, so if it's as cold where you live please stay in if possible and look after the elderly and your pets.Hope everybody can be safe and warm.....
I hope you have all your Christmas gifts made or bought and are sitting back in your easy chair enjoying the season.... Later, Bobbin

Monday, December 13, 2010


***YES*** I have completed 2 of the 4 quilts that I have started,I also have one of the others sandwiched...Plan to work on it tomorrow.....I think I will get it finished quilted ,at least, I may have to wait until Thursday to bind it, but we will see. Then I plan to get the last one sandwiched, so that I can get it done. DONE, now that sounds doable, have been wondering if that word was in my vocabulary, it has been a while since I have fimished a quilt. Some of these quilts ( all are for babies) are quiet a bit larger than the sizes that I usually make, I will definitely be more mindful of that from now on. After Christmas I am going to try to start quilting (again) a top I made several years ago. It's a king size and I have already started quilting it, I soon found out that quilting a quilt that large on a domestic machine is a back breaking job. But I do want it finished , so I can use it on our bed.I't isn't much good lying folded up under my cutting table.
I am sure I will not get that finished very soon, but I do plan to give it to myself for a Christmas gift next year...***LOL***
I have several projects I want to do, so have big plans for 2011.
Our job is done for this year and as I have said, I don't plan to go back, so we are meeting with our boss on Wed. and I will tell her then....I still don't know what my hubby is going to do, and I really don't want him to travel by himself, so I guess I will know what his plans are on Wed. as well.He says he still hasn't made up his mind...........I think at 70 years of age it's time to take life a little easier.
Our daughter just called to inform us that she and her family is going to Ky. for Christmas...I am so bummed out , but what can I say....Her hubby hasn't spent but one Christmas with his Mother in the 25 years they have been together, and I really don't begrudge that, but Christmas won't be the same. Of course, we won't be alone, we still have our son and his family, so am sure they will be with us. They always are.....And that is great.
Will post pictures of the quilts after Christmas, someone that is receiving one of them may be reading my blog....I know they used to, but since I have been so slack in blogging they may have forgotten to check in...LOL
I hope all of you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas, I have about all my shopping done, will probably finish on Wed. after we see our boss. I really don't have much to do, so should have everything done by Wed. night....NOW, if a good fairy would just come wrap them for me...SIGH..Anybody know any good fairies?
Gotta run, will check back soon, hopefully with 2 more finishes...YEAH

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ready to SEW!!!!

Today, I have finished all of my laundry ( where do all those dirty clothes come from????), done my ironing and have everything ready to get the quilts sandwiched tomorrow, I can't wait. I can't believe I will have 4 glorious days at my machine, although I am already contemplating a trip to my LQS.....A lady must do what a lady must do ***LOL*** I'm sure I need something! I wonder who will be working on Tuesday? Anyone know? Let me know who will be there, as some of you I haven't seen in a good while. I do hope I am still going to get to help with inventory....does anyone know the answer to that?
I am already planning to spend a LOT of time at the LQS after the holidays, I need to get reacquainted with both my machines, want to take the mastery classes for the 430 that I purchased before I left.....actually that was purchased about 18 months ago. I have used it very little ,but I have it set up to do some free motion quilting with the BSR. I think that will be fun and certainly fast. I so want to get these quilts out of my way. I can remember when I would not start a new project until I had finished the one at hand.....where did that time go.....I must have been lost on the road somewhere....
I also have been asked to make a new tote bag ( Granddaughter) and I want to do that also, but am afraid that is one project I will not start until the quilts are done, I am sure that will be the first of the year. Where does time go?
Of course about the time I get back in the groove of things I will have to help my sister move, but I am sure once she is settled that we will enjoy being with each other in our sewing rooms for a very long time.....now that they have made the commitment, I am truly excited.I wish they were coming tomorrow.....
She has been doing some embroidery on her machine and I am pea green with envy, so that is on my list of things to do. Do you think I will live long enough to get it all done?LOL***
I have been following all the bloggers that I know, and can not believe how many babies have been born in just the last few months. It seems all of them are doing well and that is always good news. Both our G-Grand babies are well and growing like weeds, so cute. I am so glad we will be around to see them more, I guess I have just been counting my blessings the last couple days, and they are many..
Quiltkemosabe and Quilt teacher I hope to see you soon, am looking forward to spending a little time at the LQS....So look for me, I'm coming!
Enough chit-chat, got to get up from here and get ready for bed......See Ya soon, Bobbin

Saturday, December 4, 2010

2 more days to go !!!!!!

Yes, I only have 2 morework days, hubby has 6......he is going to work all next week, then Friday and Saturday will be his last days as well as mine.I am sooooooo glad, we have been home almost 3 weeks, but have tried to get my house in order, then Thanksgiving. My Sister and her hubby came down and stayed several extra days,they are planning to buy a house here and retire. I am looking forward to living in the same town as her, we haven't lived close in about 44 years. It's about time, don't you think ???? We share a love for quilting so we should have a lot to do to keep us busy, our hubbys get along really good too, so maybe our "golden" years can be spent together.
I do hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to Christmas. I know I am. I have done part of my shopping,but most of all I am looking forward to next week...........I PLAN TO SEW,SEW,SEW..... I have 4 baby quilts ready to sandwich, then get started quilting. I am so ready to be at the sewing machine again. Will get to sandwiching tomorrow afternoon! Don't want to miss a minute at the machine!
Those of you that live in my hometown,what did you think of the beautiful snow.....I love that kind, you know, the kind that stays only a short while LOL , it sure is cold now though....But that is what it's supposed to be, after all it is December.
Hubby and I had to buy a new refrigerator when we got home in July, so finally all my appliances match,they're black, but we have a stainless sink, I never have liked it, so we decided to replace it with a black one, also new fixtures. He will try and get that done when we get home next week. I am looking forward to that also.....Have you got the idea that I'm looking forward to LOTS of things??? We have been away from home way to much .....been at this job almost 6 years....it's time to settle back down and take life easy!
I promise that the first of the new year I will have some pictures to post, but have forgotten what little I knew about how to do that,but soon..............
Hope to hear from you guys that I used to hear from and maybe some new bloggers.....but until next time, remember to keep quilting memories......Bobbin!!