Archive for October, 2008


South Texas Corn Maze

October 30, 2008

We had a blast at the Corn Maze today! But the kids wore me out so all I have tonight is a photo essay…


Dressed for Dinner

October 24, 2008

I have been working on my applique project, Dressed for Dinner, even though I’ve not mentioned anything about it lately. Here is the current status:

Finished Blocks:

The Heart Block

The Turkey Block

The Pie Block

The Corn Stalk Block

Unfinished Blocks:

The Eggplant Block- it was in the finished category but I have decided to rework some of the values. There is not enough contrast in the block for me… I’m hoping that I don’t have to redo the whole block though. Hm-m-m, maybe some paint in a few key areas…

The Great Pumpkin Block- This is one half of the block. The other side is a mirror reflection. This block is in the applique stage. The shapes are glued in place and I am just beginning to applique. I decided to try gluing everything in place first hoping to avoid the problem I’m having with the eggplant block… namely getting to the last piece and seeing I don’t like the combination of fabrics.

My original plan was to have this done by October 31. Ha!

That’s not going to happen… Maybe by October 31 next year!!


Navajo Baskets

October 22, 2008

This is a lovely quilt that my friend Jan pieced. It is all pieced from strips 🙂 What fun!!

I used a panto by Jodi Beamish called Koko to quilt it.



October 14, 2008

Tina and I had so much fun last week when we went with her Girl Scout Troop to see a musical, Seussical. Based on the story Horton Hears a  Who, it had a complete cast of characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton, The Wickersham Brothers, and The Whos.

The costumes and scenery were, as is to be expected, colorful, outlandish and fun.

The most exciting part for Tina was getting her picture taken with JoJo, the thinker of strange and wonderful thinks.



October 13, 2008

I have always kind of wondered what it would feel like to hit my finger with the sewing machine needle. Now I know. I’ll spare you the gory details but suffice it to say, I’m not going there again!! I’ll be much more careful from now on. And I hope all of you ladies are careful too, because IT HURTS!


Cleaning out Closets…

October 10, 2008

Debra commented on my last post, “Looks vintage. Are you still cleaning out customer’s closets?”

Yes, Debra I guess that is my self appointed task in life; to clean all of the languishing quilts out of this world’s closets!

This particular quilt though, came from a customer’s drawer, or rather her mother’s drawer. After her mother passed away my customer was cleaning out her mother’s drawers and came across the embroidered blocks. My friend Karen put the blocks together and I quilted it. Can you imagine how special this quilt is going to be to family of the embroiderer?

And now I have to ask… what is languishing in your closet?!! Hm-m-m?  🙂



October 9, 2008

I don’t usually use the word sweet to describe anything except food. But that is exactly what I think of when I work on this quilt. Sweet. It reminds of little tea cakes, or the little candies that you get at weddings.


Goose Chase

October 7, 2008

I finally got Goose Chase quilted. Now all I need to do is bind it and it might actually make it to the recipients before Christmas!


Apple Dip

October 2, 2008

A friend of mine made this yummy Apple Dip for me this week and I just had to go home with the recipe. I thought I’d share it with you too…

Apple Dip

1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips

1 can Eagle Brand Milk

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp white vinegar

In a small saucepan over medium heat melt together the butterscotch chips, milk and salt. After they are melted add the cinnamon and vinegar and stir well. Serve with sliced red and green apples.