Sunday, May 16, 2010


I'm in a potholder swap and yesterday mine arrived from Alaska! How cool is that!!! I love how they turned out so a big thanks to Krista!!!

Krista also send me some tasty candy from Alaska and some special treats for my dog!!! Thanks so much Krista, you are the best!

Now don't read anymore Krista.......I made her potholders this weekend and I am going to mail them off this week.......she likes orange....

And I have some Old Bay and candy going along with the potholders. Nothing says Maryland like Old Bay!!

And here's a peek at my snowmen from Citrus Christmas......she's ready for the beach!

Have a great start to you week everyone!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Stitching away on Candy Cane Lane.......and Citrus Christmas!!

See how my beads dangle!

You can see more over at A Candy Cane Christmas.

Have a great Friday!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Purple Brad

I got started on this late last I need your help. Lots of it!!!!!

I am very, very, very undecided where to go with the fabrics for this. I usually am very good with this part of quiltmaking but this time I am stuck.

So I need your advice! Please be will help me out.

When I got the idea for this quilt a year plus ago, I was at the copy shop playing around with enlarging images. I noticed how interesting it looked when different part of the image where just scattered on top of each other.....

So I made more copies and arranged them until I was happy.

Then I squared it up to 24 inches.

Now I am stuck.......I have my collection of purple solids.

 But I am thinking I should mix in purple prints to give it more texture and life. What do you think????

Also, I am toying with the idea of assigning breaking down the orginal image into a certain number of values, then assigning each section/value a specific fabric. That way I can unify the whole image in the same way it currently is using the grayscale. So the individual sections would bend more into a united whole.

Now your feedback please!!! Should I stitck to just solids or mix the two of them together?????

Do you think the idea of assigning values to the original picture would work?

Looking forward to hearing from you!!


PS Here's the links to the original idea behind "Purple Brad."
Go here and then here.

Whitey the Eel

Last night I was up late surprise there right?? Anyway, I go out to the carport to put away a screw driver. Why I was running around with a screw driver at midnight is another story. Back the original story......I turn the light on and go outside. What do I find slithering in my carport????

Whitey the Eel!!!!!

Ed, Brad and Mikey went down to the stream yesterday and caught him along with some fish. They decide to keep him in the fish tank overnight. They had piled rocks, boxes, etc on top of the fish tank lid so he would not find a way to slither out BUT Whitey the Eel was more clever.

So there I was at midnight, in the carport, trying to catch Whitey the Eel in the net and get him back in the tank. Jack was still up and came outside to lend moral support.

I finally caught Whitey the Eel and got him back in the tank. Then I realized he would just get out I found a bucket with a tight fitting lid. And then I had to get him out of the tank and into the bucket. He's sitting in there now......plotting against me.

Do these kind of things only happen to me or what???

I'll go to work on Monday and people will ask, "How was your weekend?" and then I go......"Well it was fine except for when the eel tried to escape and I was running around with a net in my PJ's in the middle of the night". Hmmmmmm.....they probably wonder about me huh?

I spend most of the week stitching on Candy Cane Lane. It's coming along really's a peek.

If you want to see more of the blocks and the process involved with making them, click here.

I have started working on Purple Brad and I will do another post about that. Have a good rest of the weekend and watch out for eels.

And you have to ask Brad why he named him Whitey......