Sunday, November 30, 2014


Saturday, November 29, 2014


Hi friends!
Cold cloudy day!
This is my grandchildren!
We had Thanksgiving yesterday here with them.
3 of them are my brothers grands but 3 of mine ain't there
This is one of my great grands, isn't he beautiful?
I think Tommy counted 28 being here yesterday.
He counted 26 on Thanksgiving day!
I will post later about Thanksgiving day!
Needless to say we are in recovery mode today!
Have a wonderful day friends.
Quilt Happy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Not sure i like this block but that's all i had to show.
Sis and I spend the day in Chattanooga yesterday!
First stop was McKays , we left here with a car loaded down with books and came back with me a box full and Sis one bag full.
Then we hit JoAnns,  she said i saved 66 dollars but i paid 68 dollars. They had a buy one get one free on blades so i got 2 packs of each plus some fabric.  Got 3 yards of two that are nearly solids to use as solids for my next quilt, maybe and some red with white dots.
Always get me some needles but i forgot to look at the rulers.
Our Jo Ann' [Chattanooga]has the very nicest people working in it.
Then we went to Kohls where Sis was looking for a toy, and Petco for Sis's dogs.
We always go to 'Tuesday Morning' to see what we can find.  I found one Christmas present  and bough a new skillet. Then we eat lunch at Panerra bread.
 We always hit Hamricks on the way back , had to get Christmas shirts for the Holidays.
Always love shopping with Sis, but how much longer will we be able to shop?
It does wares us out.
I want be posting the next two day, we are having Thanksgiving tomorrow with Tommy's kids
and the next day with mine.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friends.
Hugs Quilt happy

Monday, November 24, 2014

Great Day

Hi friends!
 Beautiful warm day!
Happy birthday to me!!!!
I am 73 years old and feel maybe 30.
So everything is good!
One of my friends suggested a bird so yesterday i put a kinda bird on it.
Right before they came over.  Of course i gave it to them.
Clair bear our cheese eater!
And sweet Lola, the flash made her close her eyes.
I started making My Tatum's pillow sham, she turned 16 on the 17th and got her drivers licences.
She is going to drive all the way up here by herself for Thanksgiving.
My babies are growing up so fast!!!
Hope i am around long enough to see Tatum have grand kids.
Have a wonderful sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is my wins lately!
I won these from podunkpretties , Lea Anne is the sweetest person. I won that charm pack but she sent me all those Christmas fabrics too.
Wasn't that sweet?
I won this Modern Patchwork Magazine from Sharon Of Colorgirlquilts  HERE
I have been wishing on these quilts. There are a lot of them i would like to make.
Don't you love looking at quilt magazines.
Have a wonderful day friends.
Quilt Happy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Caitlin's quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I always put at least one star block in my grand kids quilt, except for Davids and i made his pillow with stars.
I was looking on Quilters cache yesterday and found a double star.
This block is 20 by 20.
Some of my friend have suggested disappearing 9 patch  , i like that idea. Another said a falling block which just might work because the blocks of tractors is just 3 by 6 inches if you don't get another tractor's wheels in it.
Both great ideas!
I an thinking about  both!
More decisions !!!
Got to get to work, this house want clean itself!
Have a wonderful sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Caitlin's Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This might work!
Or this!
Or maybe this on point.
I will have to look some more just to see if i can find something i like better. If not i may go with one of these.
Looked yesterday for some fabric that might work and haven't found any here so far , may have to buy some but don't have any idea what !!!
That Amish Diamond would be cute on point wouldn't it?
With that pattern two fabrics would work!
And i have some black!
Oh well got to get busy!
Wanted to give it to them on Christmas day>
Have a wonderful sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Caitlin"s Quilt

Hi friends.
Beautiful day!
I am about to start Caitlins quilt , Hoping to get it finished by Christmas.
I have been looking for some fabric to work with it .   Have some black that i think will work.
I had though about doing the tractors in the middle of each block but they would be 3 by six inch and that is kind of small.
I may go with a larger  middle block with maybe 3 or 4 for the middles .  I am still looking for a pattern that i want to use for it but going to have to look harder.  I will go on the blocks site and see what i can find to inspire me.
Have a wonderful day friends.
Quilt Happy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Handmade Christmas Challenge

Hi friends!
Cold with snow flurries today!
I am using a quilt that i made earlier this year for My step-daughter.
Every Dresden plate is made out of snow man fabric because she loves snowmen.

I loved making this , made us one last year for our bed at Christmas.
Needless to say she loved it!
It's a large queen sized.
I have really enjoyed this challenge , loved every minute.
Thanks to sewcalgal  HERE
Go and see all the great things people have made.
Have a wonderful day friends.
Quilt Happy

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Winner!

Hi friends, 
It's time for our winner!!!
The dog bowl was our drawing place.
No kidding this is the bowl he put their dog food in.
My hubby's hand drawing the winner's name.
It's Carla, congrats Carla . I have already sent her a email.
Next month will be my 3th blog year and i will have another giveaway  the first of Dec.
Have a wonderful day friends.
Quit Happy

'Grow Your Blog" soon

Hi friends!
Nasty day!
It's all washed and snugly.
Today i want to talk about  this blog Here
Do you want to "GROW YOUR BLOG" -- make new friends-- increase your blog readership? The opportunity do do all of those things is just around the corner
Vicki Goes does a lot  to help people grow their blog.

1. Please title your blog post "GROW YOUR BLOG".  Introduce yourself, tell us who you are and why your love to blog.  If your blog pertains to a specific interest or area - tell us all about that. In short - we would all like to know what drives you create your blog. 

2. There is nothing more dreaded than the "no reply blogger" status.  Simply go to your blogger profile page and add your email address. This will allow folks to reply directly back to you from your comment on their blog. We all want to be able to reply directly back to our visitors - especially if they ask a question-- it's so frustrating when that cant be done.

3.  Comment moderation spam filter -- ugh.  Most of us hate it!  Please consider turning it off for this event. This is NOT a requirement - but it will definitely make your visitors more likely to stay longer and leave a comment if they don't have to play with the robot.

VERY IMPORTANT-- if you want more followers - be sure to add your FOLLOWER gadget to your sidebar! Please have it positioned prominently where we can all see it.  (you can find the Follower button in the gadget section of your design page.  Just click on it and position it on your sidebar.)

5.  You might want to consider adding your email address to your public profile and also somewhere on your sidebar.  Mine is listed in 2 places on my sidebar -- I want my readers to easily be able  to reach me. I also often list my email address directly in my post so that folks can find it more easily.

6. Consider telling us your name.  Seriously. Folks want to be able to call you by name and to connect with you when they leave a comment.You might want to also consider posting a photo of yourself somewhere on your blog- that helps your readers to connect with you also.  My name is Vicki. (see photo at bottom of this post) .  See -- that was painless!  

7.  I know that many of you are artists (like me) and that your blogs are often about the things that you create. If your craft is genuinely a part of who you are -- then by all means share with us what you make!  BUT -- this event is not about selling our wares-- this event is to meet people and grow our blogs. Just have your website or ETSY shop listed on your blog sidebar-- if your visitors are interested in making a purchase -- they will go to the trouble to find your shop on the sidebar or to email you. 

8.  Sometimes when you go to a party -- you just feel like getting a new dress or outfit.  So-- if you would like to update the appearance of your blog -- a new blog header --or a whole new layout-- you might want to contact my friend Karen Valentine.  Karen has dedicated her entire blogging career to helping us all with our blogging concerns,questions, and also helping us create beautiful blogs.    Karen is my very own "go to person" when it comes to anything that I need help with relating to my blog. She has practically "adopted" me.  I know that she would be thrilled to help you with updating your blogs in preparation for all the company you will be receiving at this event!  

SO -- please mark your calendars.  Make a poster - put it in your datebook-- place a reminder on your phone -- a sticky note on your computer--write the date on your bathroom mirror~~~ if you are a reader or follower of my blog, I won't let your forget! 

As I add blogs to the lists, I won't be sending emails to each of you this year telling you that you have been added in.  I just can't-- that takes hours and hours of extra work.  So please, if participating in this event is important to you - please save the date, mark the date -- and refer to this post for all the info that  you need. 

*** please note~After the party begins, I will wait 24 hours and then begin to delete those blogs that do not have a specific "GROW YOUR BLOG" post.  (I'm so sorry-- but I want this to be fair to everyone.)  So please do remember the date.
I copied her blog nearly word for word so you will know what i am talking about.
This works , i joined last year and had a great time.
You have till January 17th
 to enter your blog.
Have a wonderful day friends
Quilt Happy

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our Christmas Quilt.

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is the quilt i will be quilting all weekend long.
Our Christmas quilt.
This is just one of my blocks, there are 48 blocks. The quilt measures 97 by 105
I started quilting it Thursday and it will take most of my sewing time this weekend to get it finished

So if you think of me this weekend you can picture me here. I am putting flowers on each block and leaves and my version of random quilting in between.
Have a great sewing weekend friends.
Quilt happy

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Finish!

Hi friends!
Cold here!
I have a Friday finish! You know from that direction it does look like a tree
There is that one little leaf!
I used white for the quilting but am hoping the red will fade a little and cover it
This end looks more like a tree.  it's in the washer now with plenty of color catchers so maybe it want bleed to much!

Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nearly Done

Hi friends!
Nasty day!
Don't for get my giveaway , i will draw Monday the 17th.
Finished my quilting and now i am  hand sewing the binding

I will do it by hand because i like it better that way and this quilt is for adults.
I always double sew the hem for little children.
Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow and i can get some pictures before i wash it.
This pictures was made 2 days ago because the sun was shining then.
I planted 3 Bradford pears coming up the drive way and 2 behind the house. These have really changed.
The ones behind the house not so much.
Well friends it's cold here , don't know whether it will get into the 40ths and 20ths tonight.
It's usually Jan. before we get weather this cold.
Have a great sewing day .
Quilt Happy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Brad And D.J.'s quilt

Hi friends!
Started quilting this yesterday and did great with lots of brakes until after supper .
I think it's best not to do this when you are tired.
Your movements are jerky and you move to fast at time's.
So i will be taking out some quilting today before i can hopefully finish quilting it.
I am doing leaves on it because it's all that i have practiced enough to be slightly good at.

Love this sheet that i am using for backing..I have about half of it done but need to take some out and maybe i can finish and get the binding on today!
I hope!
I am hoping to be finished by Friday .
It being red , it will take a lot of color catchers when i wash it.
Time to go back to work.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Quilt Sandwich

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Cold is a coming!
I sandwiched Brad's and D.J.'s quilt, so today i will quilt it, i hope!
I used a full sheet and added some muslin on one side to make it big enough for the backing.
My rose bush still thinks it fall! It may get killed by the end of the week, lows in the 20th's.
At least they have taken the snow out of the forecast.  Maybe it will hold off at least until Christmas.
  My poor garden is gone!  It still had bell peppers on it.
Something else that has buds on it but it blooms  during the winter.
I bought two of these and only one blooms.
They are both pink Camellias.
Have a wonderful sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Monday, November 10, 2014


Hi friends!
A finished flimsy!
I put one leaf on it so people would know it was a tree!!!!
Now to sandwich and quilt it.
Just maybe i will finish it by this weekend.
Had a nice weekend
Sis came over on Sat. and brought me some fabric.
She brought me this too.
A Tubby Santa , she said it was ornament for the tree.
So when we go back to Walmart i will get some fiber fill to make it.
It has all the fixings except that.
Their is not telling how long she has had this so i probably would  have a hard time finding any more of them.
There was a 6 piece set .
They are all so cute.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy