Thursday, February 21, 2013

CQJP 2012 Finally completed!

Yea!  have you ever worked on a project that you were almost done with and just couldn't figure out how to complete it?  For a couple of months I have had my last CQJP 2012 block (Dec) about 90% done but just couldn't for the life of me figure out what to do with the center.  Strange thing is I usually start my projects from the middle working out.  This time - Not!

The other day I posted on the Face Book page for CQJP that I needed some help trying to come up with something to bring my block all together.  Received some great ideas but the minute I read Maureen's suggestion for a cornucopia I knew what I needed to do.  I had bought 2 of these adorable little cornucopia motifs a while back from a lady in Belgium and never really thought about using them.  I had already dyed both pieces of lace so I was amazed that one of them fit perfectly in the center of my bock.  I decided to stitch it down and embellish it up so as to make it look like it was pouring out flowers.

Dec CQJP 2012 (After)

CQJP 2012 Dec (Before Center)

Now to get started on CQJP 2013.  Already have a few blocks made up so now need to find the time to play "dress up!"
For all you Crazy Quilters, Pat Winter's Spring Edition of Crazy Quilt Gatherings is now out and available through McCloud  CRAZY QUILT GATHERINGS recieved my copy yesterday and am blow away by the talent of so many ladies - beautiful job Pat! Oh, and by the way .... guess who is on the back cover?! If you've never bought this magazine is a MUST!  Back copies are available too as well as Pat's beautiful Calendar and BoHo Purse Magazine.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valenitne's Day!

To my one and only Babe... I loved you yesterday, Love you still... Always have... always will

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Good New, Sad News

When someone says "Good News,Sad News" you think for a minute and wonder which one you want to hear first.  I think I'll start off with the good news ...

I'm back from my trip to California and must say I enjoyed every single minute.  To start my trip off, I left 18 degree weather and arrived in California to 75-80 beautiful sunny degrees for the whole week I was there - can you say "heaven"!  My grand babies Evita & DeAngelo have grown so much since I had last seen them in August.. hard to believe they are going to be 4 in May. 

Yummy treats!

Nana's new little lace helpers

Every morning these two precious babes would run into my room and jump under the covers with me.  We'd build a tent and turn on their little star making machine while naming each and every star.   On the Saturday I was there, my DIL came to me with a choice - I could either go to Evita's Ballet Class to see her dance or I could go to DeAngelo's soccer game and watch him play - both were being held at the same time!  OMG!  No way could I make that kind of decision as they had both come to me asking me to come see them.  There's always a solution to a problem.  Nana took daddy's car and had him program in the directions from the dance studio to the soccer field.  Watched Evita for about half and hour and made it to DeAngelo's soccer practice in plenty of time to see him play.

During the evening after everyone was tucked in I would settle in bed surrounded with all my CQing pretties.  It was so nice to just sit and relax with no tv, no computer and no phones.  I finally finished my October & November CQJP 2012 and only need a couple more hours on my December block before I can begin CQJP 2013.  Even had time to comlete a RR block.

November CQJP 2013 - Nicki Lee & Rob - Age 2

October CQJP 2013

All Things Pretty CQI RR - For Janie

Now the for the sad part of my post.  On Friday, January 25th,  I lost one of the most important ladies in my life - my exMIL.  Way back in 1975 my parents moved away to Virgina - I stayed here in Massachusetts to raise my two babies by by myself.  At the time Rita was already my exMIL but over the years she became so much more.  For 40 years she was like a mother to me and told everyone I was her daughter.  Lots of tears and laughter came about in those years - I  miss her terribly but know that she is at peace now - I'll just hold tight to all my cherished memories and the words she spoke to me a millions time:  "This too shall pass - life goes on"  I love you Rita.



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