The Earth is the Lord's........... and the fullness thereof!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A quilt shadowbox! I'm lovin a good cuppa Tea, a pretty tea cup collection

I've got a new itch... to match my quiltin craze!




 It's collecting great tea cup... to sip my afternoon tea!  Not just show and sittin pretty!
I first garage saled the Royal Albert pretty - gorgeous bone china.  

Don't know if it was glaze coated or not.... I began to soak (overnight by mistake....in baking soda.... and now a new stain may be set in...???)   Anyhow - I Love it (bought the 6 pc Lavendar Rose setting cheap) !!  I'm gonna use it...yeah!!




But the latest cup sits low, larger round lip and my thumb is so comfortable.  It's porcelain... I like better a little weight in the finish of the cup.   What does RWO mean????

GERMAN CUP AND SAUCER MARKED PLANKENHAMMER FLOSS BAVARIA GERMANY WITH RWO SWORDS

Monday, April 14, 2014

One Inch Square.... Ta Dahhhh !

So intriguing...
To start small and see a plant, a child.... or a quilt grow bigger... into maturity and/or completion!


A Split Nine-Patch Set on Point

Starting out by cuttin our 5 inch squares... in solid colors.   Actually, I'm led to cut up all my fabric stored in my stash boxes.  cut'em up and down to size:  up to 7 in square which would be used in HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLES ... 6 7/8inch squares matched with a white to create pinwheels or a real triangle colorful quilt!   Could be scrappy.... the merrier




The Split Nine patch is mixed with 5" black and white to offset solid colors..   Outstanding, eye-catching easy pattern purchased at 2013 OKC Quilt Show (January!)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tea, friends, cookies, and quiltin !!


A cup of Tea 
@ the afternoon workplace
along with a gift bag of sugar cookies....AHHHHH
I've been with my friends at the noon quilt guild, today....

 "Having a place to go - is a home.

Having someone love you - is a family.
Having both is a blessing." 
~ Donna Hedges


Sharing a show and tell quilt!   Think we'll learn to expertly do needleturn applique!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grits Le Passion Quilt

Hexie swap girlfriend "Grits Life' blogspot featured this (go check her out!) ... so I started last August 2013... I'm continuing on.

During my lunch hour breaks.... spread out on the floor.  I'll have to rearrange/sew some blue hexies to offset the three green ones.  They are all set in which and surrounded again by blue.

My fabrics will vary in shades. WHY?  because I seldom buy all fabric matching and seldom cut out all pieces.   


As a black woman..... my inherent nature is take the the bits and pieces of my life (fabric)... just as I believe God sums up the bits and pieces of our scrappy lives.... in order to go along and look back and see a unique thing of beauty.

So... the patterns is seldom followed.... it becomes LE'Passionate Beverly!!!


I'm eyeballing the pattern... and making up my own method of joining the rows.

Dear Old Man.... Grandpa passes on! Peace Lilly Gifts

. . . .   “Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants.” This tropical plant breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide inside its pores. While we all appreciate cleaner, oxygenated air, it’s also the easy Peace Lily care, resiliency and forgiving nature that makes them such popular house plants. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday's Quilt Gig !

My father-in-law passed away almost two weeks ago (3-25-2014) after we put our heart,home, and hands into continual care of him as a leukemia patient.

So after the stormy whirlwind..... Hubby and I are home alone.  Time and loneliness on our hands.  A wise girlfriend even said its OK ...  to be relieved that Papa is gone!  My blog and sewing room has taken a silent whipping..... the kids even stacked junk in my sewing room, closed the door.... when company came over!!!   OK???   well, I guess so.


But... It's Monday!  and I've rejoined my "girls" at the YMCA.   The Afrono Quilt Guild is made up of retired women who quilt twice a week.... from about 10:00 am to 3:00pm on Monday's and Fridays!!

That means I take a lunch hour (and a half) to drive 6-8 minutes over to the center!

I pulled out a box of greens.....threw the box in the back seat....
Spent a little less than an hour... ironing and laying out in order to cut 7" squares.

I think I'll do a triangle quilt... the pattern calls for 6 7/8" squares, place with a light fabric RST and sew a diagonal line.   Cut apart and I'll end up with two triangles!


To here's the first stack of green fabric out of the box (and yes, I'm color-coded!)


Hexie ~~ Word(s) of the Day! Epistolary Friendships

DEFINITION

adjective

1 :
of, relating to, or suitable to a letter
 
2 :
contained in or carried on by letters
 
3 :
written in the form of a series of letters

EXAMPLES




 
"Jonathan Franzen, with whom he had struck up an epistolary friendship, offered to get together that April when he was in Boston." — From D.T. Max's 2012 biography Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace




An epistle, an epistolary friendship

This somewhat explains the "Mail" received from hexie partners across the miles!    We have a series of letters and friendships in which we enclose a handstitched hexagon flower.   

This explains why we pay the postage.... why we know the receiving party will smile and appreciate our efforts (timely - late)   !!!



Friday, April 4, 2014

Quilt Art..... is



Giving up About $9 bucks for hexie swap friends !!!

I Love It.... beautiful examples... 


then, my little patch of stitching.....
Hex is what I do !!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Always a Quilter !


Picture Thursday !

 New glasses !!!
 A simple project.... waiting to be done!


 My dancin girls on a postcard.....  
 My wonderful mammy.......


Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

 
This quilt received a lot of views at the show, and was created by Roger of North Carolina.  He was a first-time quilter, and pieced and quilted this quilt.  The back of it is duplicated in the same pattern in black n white.  Pretty amazing.


Sharing a few facts about this wonderful quilt exhibited @ OKC Winter Quilt Show 2014 in Oklahoma City, OK

Every experience deeply felt in life needs to be passed along -- Whether it be through words or music, chiseled in stone, painted with a brush, or sewn with a needle -- It is a way of reaching for immortality.......

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I miss my Quiltin Gig... but Hexies are still In vogue!

There's been major bathroom remodeling.... Life with an ill father-n-love....

Just a tad bit of hexie quilting

Monday, January 13, 2014

I SWITCHED/ OPENED MY BLOG IN GOOGLE CHROME..

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE.... I NEEDED AN ADMINISTRATOR TO GET IN THE DO -- OR UNDO -- AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS!  HOOKED ME UP WITH GOOGLE CHROME....


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Geesh Fellow Bloggers.... It a broken Link

on my workplace computer...(8 hrs a day - where I do all my posting)   !!!   So now you know how frustrated I am that I haven't been able to post to any of my several blogs...!!!

Error....Blogger dot com... can I ever post again!!!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Stichin into the Best of 2014

In eight days I'll be turning 60 years old again! 
 
Churning --- Dashing thru 2014

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kyrgyzstan (kur-gi-STAHN)

WORD OF THE DAY: Kyrgyzstan (kur-gi-STAHN) is a country located in Central Asia (China lays to the East... and Russia to the North..... hmnnnn. So I have their coffee cup (a gift from my super flight attendant daughter) ..... I'm sipping my morning tea so yummy and soothing! This diabetic tummy is so easily upset on some days......ughhhhh!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blogger Dearest..... I am a WRETCHED Witch.... un-done!

Dad-n-law was hospitalized this weekend... his disease is rare...slow-acting...and keeps us guessing about about blood transfusions....


my oh... blog-hop...grandpa's need for blood....and goblins and wickedness....
  

well---the clock's a'tickin.... and I'm DEAD tired.... so here's my midnight post

my summer-to-fall front yard display is glorious as I pull off my garage -- headed for work each day......


 
Back to be-witchin'...she's pretty mad @ nightfall!
 
I was a happy signer-upper with the Blog Hop Hostesses....  Thanks a Million....  and do go by to visit my hop-buddies....
 
hmmmmmm  can't get my copy key to post......yucky..
 
 Tuesday, October 29th    got it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

visit my friends'''   oh so creative.....

 
Here is quiet, relatively slow-paced Oklahoma... expecially in my cul*de*sac of retired neighbors - - over the past years... kids still run and dress up with parents and knock on doors....
 
so whether I'm home or if I take the GOOD WITCH GLENDA.... to a church Hallowed event...  she is my little prit****teeeee (oh so pretty) 5 yr old!
 
 

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