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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Roll Roll Part 2

Woo Hoo! 
Step 2 of Roll! Roll! Cotton Boll! done!
I am so excited I am on track and not behind schedule!

Saturday, November 27, 2010



MacGyver, who is also a pastor, does a service at the LV Salvation Army on Friday nights for the homeless.  I took my camera last night to capture some of the evening – the message, the feeding, the coats…. but the homeless were not willing to be in front of the lens. That’s ok, most aren’t comfortable there.

I took a few pix inside the Hope Chapel. Had issues with ISO so… this is whatcha get.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Boll #1

Remember my post on the Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery Quilt Challenge by Bonnie Hunter @ www.Quiltville.com ?  Well, she has posted the first clue to the challenge!  And, in record time (for me), I have completed step #1! 

I am not the first to complete it, I know for a fact there is at least 1 over-achiever out there who finished it before me, and for 2 separate quilts. UGH!

Maybe I’ll feel inspired to do 2 quilts too, maybe not!  I think the batiks would certainly be easier to cut into strips & sew than shirtings. Will see!

172 pieces (actually 517 pc sewn together), but who’s counting….


Rain Flowers


Today brought high winds, dark clouds, and rain drops!  It’s a perfect day for a nap, in which I indulged .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A little something

Went to Craft Night @ Mops’ last night and made a few little goodies w/ felted wool.  The flower is a barrette / pin, really cute!  The snowman is an ornament…. cute!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tamron Lens Give-A-Way - Contest - I want to win it!

I was on the http://www.quitville.blogspot.com/  and saw this link to http://www.southernhospitalityblog,com/ for a Tamron 18-135mm lens giveaway contest! So here I am, blogging about it!  I will be upgrading my camera within a month and would SOOOOOO love to have this versatile lens!

Check it out here!


God bless!  Have a great day in the Lord!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Or Option #2 ?


Well, I have pondered my fabric choices for the Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery Challenge Quilt.  I looked through my shirting stash and pulled out these to  work with, just in case.  I think I’ll do these instead of the batiks. Comments?

I’ll get one more brown, one more blue, and maybe on more neutral.

Can’t wait to get this thing started. 

Actually, yes I can. I have too much going on right now.  But still looking forward to it!



Friday, November 12, 2010

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery Quilt!



Bonnie Hunter, @ www.quiltville.blogspot.com or www.Quiltville.com is starting another mystery quilt challenge.  If you aren’t already familiar w/ Bonnie and her websites, you MUST check them out!

Bonnie has several amazing quilt patterns on her website that are available for you to use at no charge!  She just wants you to give her credit, and send her a picture!  She also showcases a great organizational way to handle your fabric. Now, if she would just come up with one for the rest of my life, I’d be doing oooooookay!

These are the fabrics I am contemplating using for the mystery challenge.  I think  I will go w/ oranges, blues, and greens as the 3 colors, the watermelon for the anchor, and the 2 beiges for the backgrounds.  I am not too much of a purple person and don’t know that I have enough of it anyway.  But then, I have that nice, 1 1/2 yd, cut of the darker batik, maybe that as an anchor, or first border? Hmmm? 

Maybe we need to vote!


Not many people will be surprised that I am using batiks.  Frankly, I am tired of batiks.  Don’t tell anyone on the Western Slope I said that, ok?  It’s only a temporary illness anyway.  But, this is what I have enough of to use for the quilt.  I believe the quilt is to be @ 108’ x 89” or so.  Nice size. And this will look beautiful on my bed. I also feel that if I deplete my batik stash, I will be able to go out and buy more, when my illness passes.  And it also shows me, I don’t have enough of other fabrics.  I better take care of that one too.

Oh my.  Poor MacGuyver,  He needs another job!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sewing Class in the Desert

We had our home school sewing class yesterday! Due to illness running rampant in the desert, we had one family come. However, we had a blast!

We made string potholders and they turned out great! Even Miss A. made one!

I put together a cute little bookmark from felted wool this weekend, looks cute!


This last picture is of a lemon from our lemon tree in the back yard.  I went out to check the lemons today, to see if they’re ready for picking, and found this one had exploded, while on the tree. Kinda looks like it has an attitude, don’t you think!?