Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Flower Wednesday ~ August 31st 2011

These are the cute---est.... two little flowers
from my swap partner in Cynthia....   THANKS.. girlfriend!

and here is 

A Hexagon table-centerpiece I crafted
for MOKA Quilt Study Group Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK next month....


Why Do I Quilt.....

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everything.... this is it:   Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."   by William Morris, 1834-1896







Monday, August 29, 2011

Borrowed Quote of the Day & Photo... !!!

I cannot count my day complete.... 
'til needle, thread and fabric meet.....   
Author Unknown



ATAC Tour of President's House - July 2011

Click this link .... wonderful slide show !!!


ATAC Tour of President's House ~ July 2011


From: Michelle Flamer
To: presidentshousequilts
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:55 PM
Subject: [presidentshousequilts] FW: Invitation to view "ATAC's Tour of Presidents House:Their Untold Stories In Quilts" photographs

Hi Everyone: I hope I can send this link this way so you can all see the grand time we had last week when Avenging The Ancestors Coalition (ATAC) visited our quilts.  Laura Elam, ATAC's photographer took all of these.  Asake Jones, Susan Levering, Belinda Fields, Sally Poulshock and myself talked about our quilts.  The response to our quilts was amazing and heartfelt.  We toured all three venues although Laura only photographed at NCC.  Enjoy!-Michelle

Books on Sale....


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Flower Wednesday ~ Hello Friends... !!!

 Always nice to have something to look forward to doing... during my non-challenging work day....

Of Course.... I'm also sitting in the evening.... making the larger Star Hexagon
 And the Star needs to be surrounded by 18 white hexagons....

 TaDaa.... on my design wall....


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT....
I wish I had-a

made this quilt.....
Shall I call it.... the ultimate TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.... !!!!

Here is one more version is you can stand the beauty!!!



Here's is my Once a Year Gift to Myself.....


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Thursday, August 18, 2011





"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you 


have a thousand reasons to smile."

-- Unknown

Still Hand Piecing my hexagon . . .


This is another unusual GREEN... 9-patch set with folded flowers.....    The hand piecing is also very quick and easy...  

I just can't get right back to my cathedral window quilt because of the multiple layers... the hard thread pulling it takes... and the slow,slow,slow pace in which it flows.   Only thing is that my quilter friend said when I finish my cathedral window... there is no need to add batting --- no need to quilt it.  When it's done... its beautifully done!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lost my Hexagon....

 Yep... this really large star.... but I'm sure it will come up!!
 Good news, good visit to this new facility in OKC.....

 Afrono Quilt Guild is giving away this quilt...Raffle Quilt
 Here's my cat-napping, car-ridin angel!
 Another angel-cousin of mine!
And finally, this is keeping on with the 1-6-12-18 round of hexagons!!!  YIPPEEE

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Very Good Reason to Make A Quilt !


THE OKLAHOMA FARMER STOCKMAN
“Lighten Woman’s Burden”
Stockman Reporter


October 5, 1911
“Few of us can escape the primeval sentence that we shall live by the sweat of our brows, but all of us, even though our lots be cast in scenes of isolation and hardship, where books and music and art are little known, and perhaps a common schooling not always be had, may reach out for themselves and rise above the daily grind of household duty to seek for the beautiful and claim it for our own.”


                                    The Break O' Day Farm and Metcalfe Museum 

is located in the beautiful Washita River Valley in Western Oklahoma.
Roger & Lloydelle Lester, Directors
Becky Buster, Store
Phone: (580) 655-4467
Fax: (580) 655-4654
Route 1
Box 25
Durham, OK 73642

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Antique Pattern Library is an invaluable resource with an amazing collection. 

"This ongoing project is an effort to scan needlework pattern books that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our needlework heritage in our hands. These scans have been photo edited to make them more useful for needle workers, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses."

Handstitching along

Hello Happy Stitchers... and to my followers...... Looking at the pattern glued onto the blue organizer
Lets count off the Hexagons....
1 (0ne Yellow) 

6          (Six red) 
12   (Twelve blue)

 Taking a forbidden diabetic break......
Working on the  18 (eighteenth round
two colors) 

More coffee.... plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Final go-around is
30 (thirty) 
is the next two-color STAR - Ring 
for this hexie!
Keep watchin.... today..??? maybe???

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Fabric I wear..... cooool ! ! !

I lean towards wearing the very same fabric/color combo.... that I especially like to see in my quilts!  Not really a surprise...
 My friends..... hmmmnnnn.... we are multi-colored also.    (Just sayin....lol)


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

One Flower Wednesday ~ August 2011 MidYear

 A Close-up of Center Flower Petal in Hexie.....

Smile.... My sistah friend.... Lunch hour meeting at our local guild....
She's hand-stitch a Friendship Knot.....


I'm in a Hexie Swap.... then I'm also making the much larger Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt (hand stitching).....  Here's my carryall box.   

Monday, August 1, 2011

I Hope I win A Go-Baby!!!

Go Baby Give-Away -- Signup!   Click this link to visit Heirlooms By Ashton House!

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