Wednesday, September 28, 2011

To Quilt Along, Or Not to Quilt Along

I've been thinking about doing a small quilt along project. I would like to just start with a baby quilt size or a small wall hanging.

Well crib size, you can decide to give it to a baby or hang it on your wall. 

What do you think?

I would make it a mystery quilt.  I would tell you what you need in fabric and in what shades (light, medium, dark).  I would guide you through all the blocks and we would slowly put them together.

Wallah!  You have a quilt.

So what do you think?

Should we try it?


Saturday, September 24, 2011

When Company Leaves....

So, somehow, I got the little break I needed this weekend.  My husband took my mother-in-law home this weekend after a two week stay.

I love the woman, I do, but you know how it is when you have guests.  It kind-of disrupts the flow of things.  While it was nice having her here and Hailey really loved it.  We had nice talks and some good times.  I was ready to have my house and routine back.

I think part of it is that our lives have had NO routine all summer long until recently.  We are getting a routine back, slowly.

I'm relishing having a routine again, it's safe, it's comfortable.

Hailey went away for the weekend with a friend.  It came about Friday night about 40minutes before they left.

And then, I was alone!

Alone, I tell you!  Alone!

Wait, what just happened here?  Did everbody really just leave?  All at once, all together?

Oh man, what to do?  What do I want to do first? 

You'll be ashamed of me, but you know what popped into my head first?  Clean.  Can you believe it?!  I'm almost disgusted with myself  for even letting that pop in my head first.

You know what I DID do first though?  Ate what I wanted, watched what I wanted and fell asleep at 9:00.  Kind-of sad huh?

It's all about quilting today though.  I have to go get some wine and pizza.


Friday, September 16, 2011!

As a few of you may know, we have moved back to Montana.  We have moved back to a different town than the one we lived in before though.  While I am familiar with this area, I grew up 160 miles from here (which is not very far in Montana terms).  It is frustrating here right now in terms of technology.

They have it, they are not behind the times at all.  The problem is growing pains!  This area is growing SO fast the cell towers, land lines, utilities, town infrastructures cannot keep up.

Our internet is SO slow here, because of the amount of people on the "service network" in this area.  It is frustrating going from very fast internet to, barely moving, and can't load my blog posts half the time, internet. 

What's really irritating is it's not beacause the service is slow it's the demand load on it.  I wish the service providing companies would get off their buts and get more towers and service in this area.

It's annoying.

So, anyway, that is why my posts are still far and few between.......sucky service.

I think I may have to change my internet provider.  Which saddens me because then I will not have the convenience of mobile internet.  We travel a lot, it's nice having internet motoring down the highway.


See you on the flip side


Friday, September 9, 2011

Grandma's Quilt

Well, I finished my Mom's Birthday Quilt.  A little late, just a little.  We had a lot going on this summer and I just wasn't set up for quilting until recently.

I know, excuses, excuses.

Well anyway, a little background.  I've been planning this quilt a very long time.  I designed it myself on my computer (using EQ6).  It took me FOREVER to pick the fabrics though.  I mean this is my Mom, and yes I know her well, but her tastes seem to change and her color choices REALLY very depending on what the color is for.  Eclectic is a good word for her, in some ways.  Not in others. 

Anyway....I had a real hard time picking fabrics I thought she would like.  We would go to a quilt shop and her tastes would be all over the board.  Crap!

So I buckled down, bit the bullet, took the leap, whatever euphemism you want to use and picked out the colors.

Now it is done, quilted, bound and all.

Tell me what you think, honestly....

It's a queen size, draped over my couch.  Yes, it's hiding my new couch.  (I'll show that some other day.)

The back is a burgundy leaf pattern. (Oak leaf or maple leaf.)  I made the little label on the back.

She has seen it missing the binding.  She really liked it, I think, or she was just trying not to hurt my feelings.  You know, sometimes it's hard to tell with parents.

Well, let me know........

Anxiously awaiting review,


Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Quick trip to the Lake

We went to Fort Peck (the lake not the town) to visit with some friends.  It was great to see them again!  We went out on boats and fished and drove fast and laughed on the lake.

Of course.....

I did not remember to bring my camera for this part.  (I think it was an unconscious fear of dropping my camera in the lake.)

It's my blog, I'm sticking with that story......

For the record, this is our friends campsite.  This works well to block the wind, with an open view to the lake.

After all the boating and lunch, my INSANE daughter wanted to swim (in the 63 degree lake).

My crazy daughter also found a friend to swim with.

....him and a few friends, she was collecting them.

Can you find the frog?

Of course, where there are frogs, there are snakes......this is a baby one.

Having a good weekend?