Sunday, November 25, 2012

I finished a comfort quilt that I will send off to New York tomorrow. Got the house clean and the family is on their way home. It's a beautiful sunny day here. We get one more then the rain comes back.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

As I finished the foursies for Easy Street, I rethought my color choices. I went thru my stash and reconsidered the browns.  So I pulled out purple.  Turns out I like it better than I did the brown.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out and whether I like the colors in the end. Now on to binding a comfort quilt that is going to head to someone in NY.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The mystery begins

Step one for Bonnie's mystery "Easy Street" Came out today. I love the little foursies that is step one.
After the family left today I got started on them and finished 100. Now I am going back to cutting more. Somehow I managed to misread the instructions. I only cut and sewed 100 of them.

Thanksgiving went well. There was almost no leftovers. That was nice. I did miss my ds and his wife.  He had to work so couldn't join us. But he thinks he'll get Christmas off.

 Since it has been raining hard here all day it is great for sewing in front of a Law and Order marathon in front of the fire.

I completely avoided Black Friday shoppers and traffic. Didn't go out for any reason. Time to get back at it and put another log on the fire.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Yesterday we drove up to our vacation home. It took an extra two hours! We were stopped on the highway for completely unknown reasons for about half an hour, in the snow. When we got going again nobody would go faster than 35 mph the rest of the drive nor would they pull over. Just rude. It was midnight before we got in. Our yard had a little over a foot of snow in it had fallen within the previous 24 hours.

I finished my chemo quilt and turned it in today. I then used the gift certificate they give you to buy more neutrals in preparation for the mystery. Now I am going to turn my efforts to my quilt for Aurora and send off a couple of others for those in NY. Busy busy.

As for the fabrics for the upcoming mystery, I am going with the green, red, brown and yellow. That is what I have in my stash so that's what I'm using.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

fabric choices

Tonight I am choosing my fabrics for Bonnie's mystery quilt "Easy Street". I am going with Red, yellow, brown and neutral but I don't know if I want to use a green or blue for the constant in this one. Ideas?? Here are the choices.

Here is the blue. I know its a little dark but I took this picture really late last night.

Here it is with the green. I kinda want to lean towards the green but I do like the blue also. decisions, decisions. I was up until about 1:30 AM today pulling fabrics.

Today I took my sis out, don't panic, Christmas shopping. Yep got done with the younger kids gifts and only need to work on the adults. Thankfully, not as many of those. This will make for a more relaxed Christmas season without all the crowds which I hate! Since I started pulling out fabrics for Easy Street last night and was out shopping all day today I didn't work on my quilt for Colorado. So tomorrow I am going to whip out the quilt then work on the chemo quilt that I will hopefully have done by Friday. Then I can go shopping next week for more fabric.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A star is born

Last night was my premier for what is called a sizzle reel for a new show concept called Animal House. Think Extreme Home Makeover for animal shelters and you get the idea. Sadly our dog shelter is a few tuff sheds built at the county landfill.

As the first shelter to benefit from the show if/when it gets picked up by a network it will be a real blessing. The night was full of political candidates. We had a great turnout and lots of fun.
Now we just wait and see.

I am getting a warm and cozy flannel quilt ready to be quited tonight for the Aurora Emergency responder (and victims) quilt drive.Hopefully I can get that shipped out early next week. Then I can do the same on my chemo quilt for our hospital. Then I can maybe get back to Midnight Flight, if  and I mean a big if, it isn't time for Bonnie's mystery quilt called Easy Street. Hope it lives up to its name.

They just don't build halloween costumes like they used to. M went as a princess this year and by the time we got home it had ripped out. To the point we had to throw it away. She was happy with her candy haul. I was just glad that we had good dry weather to be out in. Right to the end.

Tomorrow begins the holiday shopping. I am going out with my sis all day kid free. I have such a super hero husband. He is staying home with M and my neice.

Well I should get back to work. Literally, just home for a quick lunch break.