Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This is what I am doing with my evening. A non quilting project. I am making laminated quiet books for church for grandkids for Christmas. OOOPS........the cat is out of the bag if my kids read this blog.

This is what my other half is doing with his evening and most other evenings. We lead a rather quiet life when the grandkids aren't around.

Another week and it snowed about 6 inches, so we are semi snowed in (who wants to go anywhere on slick roads). It is going to be a long winter if it snows every week. I have to drive 16 miles to work and I don't like driving in the snow. I have to admit it is light and fluffy and pretty but......... it still doesn't make it any easier to drive in. If it weren't dark I would take a picture and post it. Hope everyone is snug and warm.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


We had a blizzard on Monday and it has been bitter cold all week. Five of my seven kids and their families were here for Thanksgiving. My house seems really small with that many people in it and the noise level was incredible at times. Since our nest has been empty for awhile we have grown accustom to the quiet. Don't get me wrong, we loved having family here but it was so cold we were all going stir crazy. I haven't left the house since I got home Monday after work. Everyone else was coming and going, I think they couldn't take being cooped up for that long.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and you did what you enjoy. Maybe got some good deals shopping. I know JoAnns had some tempting sales but not tempting enough for me to go out in the cold, maybe I can hit them next year.

Just a reminder everything in the Inchworm Store is 15% off. For the rest of the month in celebration of Cyber Monday. I have two Christmas Panels from Moda on sale for $4.00.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Thanksgiving is coming up really fast. I don't think I am ready but ready or not here it comes. I don't know about the rest of you but I won't be hitting the Black Friday sales. I don't live where there is much shopping and I definitely don't want to get up at the crack of dawn to drive 2 hours to stand in a line and fight for the insanely reduced sales that don't have enough to go around. I don't like the stress of knowing that I didn't get the good deal because I was to late, to slow or looked in the wrong place. Personally I like the online sales the best.

Well this may not be the time of the year that you are into shopping for fabric but if you are interested, I have a deal for you. Everything in the Inchworm Store will be 15% off the already low prices till the end of the month. I have fat quarter bundles of everything in the store just leave a comment on which ones you want and I will customize your bundle.

I will be having family at my house and I will definitely enjoy their company. I am grateful for this country we live in and for the freedoms we enjoy and pray that we can enjoy them for a long time to come.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great Giveaway over at Retro Mommy

Retro Mummy is giving away some fat quarters from the Sweet Brodiere. They are beautiful and you should go on over and look at them. I love the fresh girlie look. I haven't seen that line before and I think I have fallen in love.

4 Sister and a Mom giveaway

Looks like I am last again. I am home sick today and remembered that I needed to pick a winner. I got home late last night and was feeling lousy so I went to bed and didn't do a thing. So I hope everyone (meaning my sisters and mom) will forgive me.

Well now to the fun part, I used a random number generator and the winner of my giveaway is

Penny at Penny's Hands. (I didn't realize there was a problem, hopefully it is fixed now, thanks for the feed back)

So email me and let me know your address and I will ship it out this week. Just to remind you I added a Objects of Desire honey bun by Moda (sorry I put the wrong honey bun the first time) to the Thimbleberries patterns. I hope you enjoy them.

I think I may go back to bed. Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for entering. I sure enjoy your comments and the time you take to come by.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Can you guess what the above picture has to do with my Saturday? I decided to make a few baby quilts and blankets and baby car carrier covers. So, you say. Well one of my daughters who knits and crochets and myself, loaded up our crafty stuff and did a booth at a bazaar. I also took precuts from my inchworm store, why not, I thought it would be a good time to get some advertising since I am an online store only. I did give out a lot of business cards and talked to a lot of people. I saw people I hadn't seen in years. All in all it was a fun and productive day.

We left my husband, my daughters husband, and one of my sons in charge of my daughters twins (3.5yr) and a 1 year old. We figured that was a one to one ratio and that they should be able to handle it. Well the house was still standing and the kids were still alive when we got home so I guess everything went well for them.

I enjoyed myself but........there is always a but... I am so tired today, I guess I am not as young as I used to be. I told my husband that I must have been on an adrinaline high because I wasn't tired till after I got home and then I felt like a mac truck had run over me. Well maybe that is a little dramatic but you get my drift.

Well that is the long way around to explaining the picture. It is the fat quarters and all the precuts that I took with me that are left over. So I am going to add a turnover to the MOM and FOUR SISTER give away.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I don't know what happened to Jeanette's giveaway post....maybe she was having trouble with blogger last night. I don't know about you but I have been having trouble with maybe she was too.

I am also chuckling because my giveaway did not post until later for you...I am up at five but it is about 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. your time.

So...if you want to go ahead and leave a comment here, I am sure Jeanette will include you in her giveaway when she gets home. I know it has something to do with Thimbleberries.(Barb)

Well I went to work this morning and forgot all about the giveaway until one of my coworkers commented on my blog.
As you can see I am the slacker out of the bunch, Barb asked me last night if I remembered that I needed to post. I said yes of course, and she was worried about the others, it looks like she needed to worry about me.

I am giving away a block of the month pattern collection from Thimbleberries called "Build a Village Block by Block". They are new and there are 12 card stock patterns. (I picked them up at my local quilt store, can't pass up a good deal.) All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you like about Thimbleberries. For everyone that already left a comment you dont have to do another. Then if you want to enter my sisters and mothers contest you can go to Quilters Corner and the Average Quilter and last but not least the spear head of this giveaway Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. We will all pick a winner next Wednesday and good luck to everyone. You can become a follower if you like and shop my store would be great. If you mention this giveaway on your order I will throw in a free gift.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tonights project

I am trying to make a effort to do something every night. I had this baby top ready so I decided to quilt it tonight. Baby quilts really don't take to long but it is getting my tired body to muster up the energy to do it after I get home from work. I just want to veg but I have a goal to get somethings done for a Bazaar this weekend. Hurrah for goals.....not! Check back to see what I get done tomorrow.

I just read Barb's blog. She can't dance to much there is only 3 years between her and me and only a year between her and Margaret. I just wanted to clarify before everyone thought I was some old decrepit over the hill, on their death bed grandma. I may have 17 grandkids (she got the number wrong, another clarification) but there is a little pep left in this middle age body (I say if you aren't over 70 you are middle age). I may not be able to run a marathon but I still can out run the grandkids, well most of them anyway.

We are definitely going to have a 4 sis and mom giveaway, we are just trying to get it to fit into our many schedules, well maybe my schedule, I think the rest are ready to go. Soon very soon. So check back, to make sure you dont miss it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Where does the week go?

Some weeks go by so fast that I don't feel like I get anything accomplished. Thursday I went to one of my daughters and babysat her two little boys. Friday and Saturday my other daughter, her husband and their 3 little kids were here. Not much computer time or quilting while the grandkids are here but I sure enjoy them.

I did get this baby quilt done. I was practicing my swirls. Not the best but I am getting better. I will blame it on the machine I have to work with. HA what an excuse but the only one I have.

One of my daughters and I are going to do a Bazaar this weekend so I will be busy and probably won't have much computer time. Hope everyone has a great week and I will let you know how it goes.

Oh by the way if you haven't checked out Kona Bays 6 yard bolts, you should hop right over there, they have a very nice collection and you can order directly from them. Use the code 7242 and they will send you a free gift. It is really a good deal for their fabric and they have the nicest fabric.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TaDah the Top is finally done.

This is what I ended up doing on Saturday. Apple Juice and more Apple Juice. My back is still killing me. "The old gray mare aint what she used to be."

So I had to put the blocks together last night. I thought I was short blocks and was about to abandon the project for another day but Barb wouldn't let me quit.

So tonight we were on a messenger call and every time she didn't hear the sewing machine she would get me back on track(what a slave driver). It is so easy to get side tracked, the internet calls, I start looking for patterns, food breaks, and potty stops. But I finished, well except for the border and I will have to think on it for a bit and decide what I want to do. I love it when I get done.

I can breathe a sigh of relief and start a new project. That's the beauty of quilting. There is always another one on my mind. You gotta love it.