Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Evening

And another weekend wasted. WOW, I am good at wasting time. I have so much stuff to do but our schedules are so hectic (and different, Hubby works nights) around here. So we cram in what we can when we can and it doesn't work very well this time of year with so much going on. We still don't have our Christmas Tree yet!!!!! I didn't get any sewing done today either, the Girls came home so we goofed around with them. Kelsey's (DD) boyfriend brought home a puppy so they stopped by to show us the puppy, our puppy wasn't very happy to see another puppy in the house so she pouted FOREVER. SPOILED LITTLE GIRL SHE IS!!!!!!!!! no pictures today, no sewing so nothing to show off. I do intend to work on a purse for myself soon. That should be interesting to say the least. :) anyone have any patterns or tips they would like to provide me????

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Stuff and Such

There are plenty of things I should be doing today and one of them isn't playing on the computer. Tons of stuff to do, Christmas Shopping (We still haven't gotten a tree) some wrapping of the presents I do have, some Block Swaps I am in, not to mention cleaning the house etc. Maybe later today I will get busy and pick up the sewing room, looks like a disaster hit in here. Fabric all over, stuff all over the sewing table, I made some Christmas Cards last night, so there is glitter, left over refurbished cards I cut parts of to use in new cards etc. Plus I made a needle keeper for a gift, so leftovers from that are here too. What a mess. Think I should clean. LOL. Whether I do or not is yet to be seen.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ordered New Shoes Today

I have NEVER ordered shoes online, always was worried about fitting and sending them back. etc. til one of my Girlfriends at work talked me into it. I ordered Keen Presidios in midnight navy in case you want to look at them. She has ordered from them before and told me they have awesome service, no shipping to or from, 365 day return policy. WOW. so I called and asked about sizing, really helpful, etc. ordered on line, got home from work with a message in my email, they upgraded shipping for me at no cost to me and my shoes should be here Monday or Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that. My Girlfriend said that too, she said she thought they would be here on Monday. WOOOHOOO. Now for the bad news, while I was at work yesterday someone (Consultant that works for us) backed into my car, luckily it was only damage in the back, bumper and tail light and it was a company car so work is paying to get mine fixed. So since it happened yesterday and today is Friday, I decided to get an estimate this afternoon (they can't holler at me for leaving work early to get an estimate for my car that got hit at work right?????>>> NOT THAT THEY WOULD ANYWAY) so I left, got the estimate and went shopping. GOOFED OFF ALL AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!! it was fun, going shopping in the daylight, usually I work til 5 and it is dark at 5 pm. So this was a BIG TREAT!!!!!!!!!!! That is my story of the day. Hope everyone is having a HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just found this and HAD TO SHARE

This is the COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN, I wish I had seen them in time to order some for Christmas Cards (Presents) but I think I am a little late, anyway go check this out. Anyone who loves gardening and being "GREEN" will LOVE THESE CARDS!!!!!!!!

WOW What a Wonderful Secret Pal I had

Got my last package from my Secret Pal (6 month thing) and what a great package it was. Here are some pics of what I received. I LOVE EVERYTHING but my favorite is the needle keeper (Well it comes in a close 2nd to the candy LOL) Lots of tea to keep me going thru the winter too. She also gave me the places she found the things she made for me. I had never seen those envelopes before, they are really cute too. IT IS ALL GREAT!!!!!!!!! THANKS HEATHER!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter in Wisconsin

Winter in Wisconsin, we are snowed in today. the plow guy came around 5 am by 6 am the snow had blown back across the driveway, so I get to spend a day at home and I am BORED ALREADY, so I went out off our screened in porch stood on the steps and took some pics. This is our little corner of the world today.

Monday, December 8, 2008


It is COLD HERE TODAY, and crappy weather, freezing rain right now, changing to snow, approximately 8-10" they are saying by Wed. Morning, here are some more pics of my BOM, Feb. didn't get centered correctly so I may be doing that one over, depends on how it looks once I get the strips around the outside of the block. Don't want 1 block looking crooked.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

WOW I am more talented than I thought

I figured out how to add music. Spent all night picking songs, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. If you like my music taste and think I have forgotten any songs or artists please comment and let me know. I am sure I am missing some good stuff. :) Jeanne

Suz Guz BOM-This is January 2008

Ok, promised some quilt photos so here we go, this is what I am working on right now, well this is 1 of the things I am working on, but I want to get this done soon, all the blocks are on the background fabric, and about 1/2 of them are blanket stitched down so I want to get that all finished, use some of the homespuns for borders around the blocks then chambray for sashing and VOILA a quilt top done SOON I HOPE. So let me know what you all think. I am thinking of using different colors homespun for a border around each block, the border being one color in that particular block all the way around the block, not sure about cornerstones yet? Anyone got any suggestions? Jeanne

Friday, December 5, 2008


Here she is, isn't she too cute and SOOO SMART TOO and SOOOOOOO SPOILED TOO. We love her tho. She is a 2 year old Rat Terrier ( we like to call her the HOLY TERRIER) she has WAY TOO MUCH ENERGY FOR HUBBY AND I, our 20 something Daughters can keep up with her but even our Lab (pictures of him to come) can't and doesn't try to keep up with her, she tried to drag him off in the woods with her and he finally laid down and gave up running, he was too pooped to participate any longer. She came back to get him tho. :)


It is COLD here today, check out my little weather girl BRRRRRR. Last night I didn't get anything accomplished that I wanted to, I planned on coming home from work and working on my SuzGuz BOM, I would like to get that done soon, but you know how things go, never got to work on it at all. Got all settled in and couldn't find the pearle cotton, didn't feel like looking too hard for it, so Dandy (Our Puppy) and I just snuggled under one of the many lap quilts we have and watched tv. Bonding Time you know. Dandy is lonesome since Her "MOMMA KENDRA" moved to Naperville for her new job. So now the Mothering duties have fallen upon me, most of the time I don't mind, but 1:30 in the morning when we have to go out in the freezing cold and look around is a little more than I bargained for when I told the GIRLS NO MORE PUPPIES but gave in when I saw her. I will post a photo of her later today when I get home from work. :) Everyone have a good day. TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Would also like to add a link (Don't know how except to copy and paste) to buy hand made. Here ya go.
WOW, last time I was here I was talking about spring around the corner and it is WINTER HERE AGAIN, guess I should be more consistent. YEA RIGHT. Well I have spent the bigger share of yesterday and today looking at sew mama sew's blog, she was having a big giveaway. WHO KNEW there WERE SO MANY TALENTED PEOPLE OUT THERE. So I decided to get back to my blog and next time she has a giveaway, I want to be part of it too. Since I last chatted, I have sewn my entire b/w crazy quilt together, now just need to find a back for it. Have enough house blocks from swaps to make a quilt top, have been working on BOM from SUZGUZ Designs and they are turning out really nice, went to a sale of a quilter who died after a 4 year battle with breast cancer, her friends got together and sold some of her HUGE STASH, I bought enough shirtings to make myself a beautiful quilt top so I have been working on that too. LOTS OF UFO'S that need to get done, so I am on a NO BUY deal, no buying unless I need something to finish a project I have already started. Also on a NO MORE SWAP deal, did way too many swaps this year and didn't get near as much accomplished as I wanted to. I am also on a pay it forward, buy home made and buy local binge for the Holiday Season. Makes perfect sense to me, the economy is going down the tubes so instead of supporting WHO KNOWS WHO OR WHERE, why not buy from the person that made it????? and why not buy locally if it is at all possible, that way the money stays local too. NO CHINA BUYING FOR ME THIS SEASON!!!!!!!! Well enough babbling. I will try to get some pics of some of my projects on here soon. Everyone have a nice night. :) Jeanne

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Well I think Spring might actually be around the corner, altho we had frost this morning. I have been busy (Seems like it anyway) but haven't gotten much accomplished. I did learn to hand applique which I am really having fun with. Appliqueing the Dresden Plates I got for Christmas, now that I know how I have BIG PLANS. So many blocks and so little time. With spring on the way that will mean less time in the house and less time to sew unless I take my hand stitching and sit on the porch in the sunshine and hide from everyone inside (THINK THAT WOULD WORK????) I might have to try it as soon as it warms up enough to sit out there for any length of time. :) No pictures today but I will post some of my finished Dresden Plate blocks soon.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Saturday

Well today was an eventful day, a Girlfriend of mine came out and we got alot done, went quilt shop shopping, went out for lunch, came back home and sorted thru FABRIC, box after box, made some "FUN PACKAGES" for some friends, 4 big boxes, plus a box for the girl who helped me and a box for myself, some went in the trash (WE HAD TO BE TOUGH YOU KNOW) and a BIG BOX is going to our retreat with me for the giveaway pile, so I said to my Girlfriend "What if no one wants it, I have to bring it back home"? and she said "NO THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE DUMPSTERS THERE" LOL. Good thinking. So we purged and made some other quilters VERY HAPPY all at the same time. IT FEELS GOOD TO DO A GOOD THING and EVEN BETTER TO GET RID OF ALL THAT FABRIC!!!!!!!!!!!! So that was my Saturday, hope all of you had as much fun as I did.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Hope EVERYONE has someone special to share your day with. :) I know I will be spending mine with Hubby of 28 years and 2 of our 3 DD's, (the 3rd one is working). We ordered out for Chinese (had to go to the next town to pick it up-we live in a small town) and the roads are crappy but Hubby was DETERMINED, we made it there and back safe and sound so now we are home for the evening. Ok, Girls just came upstairs with a card and flowers, NOW I FEEL BAD, the deal was NO PRESENTS, just going out to eat. And the FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

My First Crazy Quilt Block

And if I do say so myself it looks pretty good, no embellishments on it yet, still trying to decide what to do with it, anyone have suggestions??? It is SNOWING AGAIN Today, wow this is getting old. It was sleigh riding weekend at a Girlfriend of mines (With teams of horses pulling sleighs) but I opted to stay home and sew. Glad I did, I am getting quite a bit accomplished, no dishes done or anything like that, HEAVEN FORBID, doing dishes on my day off when I can be doing FUN STUFF. anyway, here is my block. So what do you think?????

Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Busy Life This Week

First of all THANKS MARION for the nice award, I appreciate it. Well this week is flying by and I am not getting ANYTHING DONE, Hubby had Carpal Tunnel Surgery yesterday so I took him to the hospital, had the whole day off work. Now that being said you would think I got something done right???? WRONG, I did nothing except (well I don't think I really did anything) LOL. Tonight I got up some ambition and worked on my first crazy quilt block (now I know why they call it crazy) I struggled with that block (I thought it would be EASY). I think I put way too much thought into it and made it more difficult. I am still working on the block, but when I get it finished I will post it (if it is half way decent looking). So it is Thursday and I haven't done much this week, hopefully the weekend will be better.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Starting a new project (like I don't have enough old ones) Someone (CIE IT IS YOUR FAULT) suggested a crazy quilt BOM, so I signed up for that and then as if that wasn't enough I signed up for a RBR and picked Crazy Quilt for my theme (NOW I THINK I AM CRAZY FOR PICKING IT) but I finally got my plans all figured out for the RBR, I have NEVER done a Crazy quilt or anything like it, so this is all new to me, altho I used to do cross stitch and know applique stitches. So my plan for the RBR is all cottons so no one has to go buy silk or anything, and my colors are black/white, everyone has black and white in their stash RIGHT???? and then the embellishments will be easy too, most colors go with those 2 colors. I bought some seed beads and some pearls tonight to make a spider and her web so that is my plan for tomorrow, IF (THAT IS THE MAGIC WORD) I get it done tomorrow I will try to post it. :) I am NOT PROMISING ANYTHING YET. :)

Thursday, January 24, 2008


IT IS SOOOO COLD here today, the temp. is -9 right now and the wind chill is much colder. Good news is it isn't snowing and it is supposed to be 45 degrees by Monday. Gotta Love Wisconsin Weather. Haven't gotten any quilting or sewing done this week, been busy around the house, hope to get some quilting done this weekend. I have lots of small projects I want to work on and then I have quite a few big projects too. Some of us (Well so far another girl and myself) are trying to start a small quilting group in our little town, our Minister graciously offered the Church which is nice because we have banquet tables and lots of room, now if we can only get it going, I would be able to sew during the week too, seems like if I put more effort into it, I get more done. I don't get any sewing done during the week at home, but if I have to drag my sewing machine etc. up to Church to sew I get alot done. Method to my Madness. :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Girls Christmas Photo

This was taken at the World Clydesdale Show in Madison Wi. Left to Right, Lesley, Kendra, Kelsey

Another Snowy Monday

I won't bore you with more snow pictures, but it is snowing AGAIN and NOW IT IS REALLY COLD, and we are all sad today, the Packers lost yesterday and we (WISCONSINITES) were all hoping for a Super Bowl Trip. Oh well, there is always next year. I am going to start looking for quilty blogs and adding them to my favorites list (once I figure out how to add them) maybe I will look for some horsey blogs and add them too. I do have a sort of Christmas picture of our Girls to put in the slideshow, that was so easy to set up but now I can't figure out how to add photos to it. Guess I will have to play with it a little.

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Day in the Neighborhood

More snow, I am adding some pics of the snow in our yard, it is beautiful, but REALLY COLD tonight, check out the weather Girl. :) She is dressed warm I hope. Joined a BOM and am really getting excited about it, it is a Crazy Quilt BOM, I have never done a crazy quilt but have always wanted to, so I went shopping tonight, first to get my KONA SNOW I have been waiting for since right after Christmas, who knew it was so hard to get a hold of, so when I was in Madison I checked out the Good Will store, they had LOTS OF clothes for crazy quilts, had lots of embroidery, some lacey shirts, some eyelet shirts, some velveteen dresses, WAY TOO MUCH FOR ME TO KNOW WHAT TO BUY, here I thought I would be strugging to find things BOY WAS I WRONG. OH well I will post a photo when I get done with my first block, hopefully this weekend, altho now that I have my Kona I am going to down to Aunt Lilas's (she finished the butterfly quilt for me) and have her help me with my Dresden Plates, I got the Kona for the blocks and I am going to applique or needleturn or whatever Lilas does to the Kona. So enjoy my photos and come back soon.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Here I am, better late than never

Life has been busy around here lately, snow and more snow. I went out to see our horses yesterday and took some awesome pics of the scenery and the horses so I will share a couple with you. Chilli is our pretty little arab mare, she is THE PRINCESS, if I wasn't the Queen she would be. She is s fun little mare, sweetest disposition you could ask for. Isn't the pasture pretty, we tried to get pictures of the deer eating with the horses, but our puppy was barking and she spooked the deer. Maybe next time we won't take her with us and we will get lucky. It was quite a site.