July 19, 2016


This made us laugh this morning...GOD BLESS THE POLICE!!!


July 18, 2016


Leah Day did a great job in comparing Surface Marking a Quilt in this video.....so many ideas are popping into my thread bare longarmed brain!!  How about you?

I am working on my married daughters Swoon Quilt....
Leah's Swoon

Some Clouds Do bring Us Rain
......with  sciatica going on I work in shorter intervals than I did before this ugly attack....I am swimming everyday if the thunderstorms give me a break this summer in SC!!.
....we are NOT complaining about the rain......the holistic DR that I am going to started me on Thyroid support as my level finally fell below normal...it has been low normal before....so T3 is getting some attention and with that he hopes to see my sugar levels come down and THEY ARE!!....so that will help with my nerve inflammation also.....the Chiropractor moved me to every 2 weeks as he see progress in muscle memory with my adjustment to my L4.....rt leg shorter than left leg due to right hip higher than the left.....I still think it was growing up in a large family that always had babies to carry on my rt hip as I grew up.....even my Mom entered in and had 3 girls after she was 41....making my life spicey for sure!!........

Take care of your priformis muscle as you sit and quilt....stretch, exercise, use a good therapeutic chair cushion....don't go where I have been since February!!...

Have  a blessed day......IT IS A GOOD DAY TO HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!

July 5, 2016

Felll In Love

Have you ever met a Quilt and knew it was love at first sight?
Well, this was it for me this weekend.....Oh BTW HAPPY BLESSED 4TH!!
Tiffany is just so talented..and remind me that yes, you can crochet around cotton....
My Mom did it all the time with hankies, etc.
So, here you go.......Are you in LOVE TOO!!?

SEW! IT IS JUST GREAT! to know there is yet, another way to use Charms or Layer Cakes....right!....enjoy her tutorial.....so awesome.
Here are a few pics we got on our phone of the Grands this weekend...celebrating.....I went swimming for my therapy of hip....love my little pool..does the trick for me!
Wishing our families were all closer together so we could enjoy holidays together.......
Our sleeping Roomey is our 2nd born Grand...she is a busy gal, horses, work and college in the fall....helping Gramps on the little farm we have.....
Enjoy!! the photos.....I have my daughters Swoon loaded now and ready to start quilting....all in moderation sew my hip and leg does not BARK!!.....


YES, she sleeps with my 1800 Reproduction Fabs!!

Linda's Swoon all ready to see it's new owner!

Our Little Pool Haven

Time for Swim Therapy

Neighbors new Thoroughbred....Dixie
Hope you had a safe and sweet 4th......OUR NATION'S 240TH!!!,,,,,,,

June 28, 2016


It is always a goooooood Quilted Feeling....like the old song I am
hooked on a feeling......to see a Quilt finished up.
Using the French General fabrics I think this Swoon is unique and
specially made for a dear, close friend.....
In the Process

Now completed, ready for binding
Please enjoy the following video on some trupanto  .  Angela Huffman 
at Quilted Joy is such a blessing to me.


June 12, 2016

Dear Jane Quilt.....Born Again Today...1863 & 2016

Yes, Dear Jane was Born Again....on my DR table....230 pm today...Relief starts the minute you stitch the last stitch into a quilt that has taken your time and love and life for 4 months.  When I started
 Dear Jane  I knew it was a total commitment and had heard and even
Now, how to Quilt Her?!
repeated the phrase, No Pain No Jane.  My body took it literally, when
after I started it February 12th of this year I soon came down with
Sciatica .... I felt like I had the flu....my legs were weak and then I had no stamina in my right leg especially.  Piriformis Syndrome must involved too, according to my night time pain in my hip......not much sleep in 4 months.....

Always Enjoy Music while you Quilt and Play.....Enjoy it below...

Auditioned on our bed.....

  We tried different things ourselves, thinking whatever it was, it would leave soon.  We finished up the kitchen and the new bathroom too and I quilted on Jane Baby.....Finally, as God would lead us,
we found what we needed.

 I tried deep and painful muscle massage first and then acupuncture; along with seeing our holistic MD.....he is getting my blood sugars back into normal ranges too....so now we are at the Chiropractor two times a week.
My sacrum is twisted and my left leg is longer than my right leg....the sciatic nerve runs from your ankles to your brain....I guess this was a NO BRAINER for some, but I have been blessed with good health....no issues, even with heavy hard days and nights as a Nurse...but...it is what it is.

I am just preaching a little as us quilters need more exercises in our life....develop a
NEW PATTERN!!...in your life.....please, never experience what I have....
It may take 4 months to get this conquered.....good news is my xrays showed a
very good spine; slightly swayed inward....but no arthritis.....
So, I am done teaching......I took a few pics with my Iphone of the top on
our bed....over 5200 pieces and 226 fabrics involved....and a Crazy Lady who
lives and loves to Quilt.....
I must add.....my Hub......he is a saint....our vows of for Better or Worse, Richer or Poorer, in Sickness and in Health......46 years......Perfect.  
My Perfect Companion....My Gary.....

Summer Cooling on Sunny's Pond

Cleaned up DR Table......wink!

Reflections on the Pond

Horse Fencing
Our Granddaughter came to stay with us....she is going to go to college here in Aiken.....working at Papa Johns....she loves horses....she is helping her Gramps put in posts for our fencing for boarding horses....her dream.....a small income for her and us....
God's Timing.....there is a Season for Everything Under The Sun.........
Blessings!!!!Quilted, of Course!!

May 30, 2016

Blessings on This Memorail Day

Here is it Memorial Day again.  What are your plans?
I thank God for my Veteran Hub who served in the VietNam War.
Our first child, Leah, was born while he was gone....a long year....and
I am grateful for all Military Soldiers and Sailors.  Our oldest son served
in the Marine Reserve and then active Army for 11 year.  Our oldest
Granddaughter, his daughter, is now serving in the Navy...getting
her training now.
Rejoice in our freedom...our ability to serve God and Man.....and to
get up each morning to decide how to use that day....today I am working on my last block
row of Jane baby....then my triangle border....and my hub and Grandgal that
is staying with us for now are going to start putting in more fence posts to
board self care horses in;  Lord willing.

Blessings to day in whatever you may be doing or where ever you may
be going!!.....Yes, i am still with my sciatica but on a good cream and predisone now....hoping....my hubs heel is still barking.....so it goes!!  we are thankful anyways!!

Enjoy Angela.....I ALWAYS do!!!

Quilted Blessings today!!  Thanks for stopping by!