Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's a Plane.... It's a Bear's Paw....

Yes.... quilt block # 40-something for Takes-2

And a long-wanted-to-do.... paper pieced flying geese pattern....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sew Inspired....

ps... I told Chris Wheeler,,, FB friend/quilter.... that this really makes me wanna turn in a time slip, take off work ... and go home and sew!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flowers... and Quilts... Giving Thanks!

 randomly.... my love to go to garage sales.... includes the chance to see beautiful yard-scapes!!
 This was the botanical gardens... downtown OKC a few weekends ago June 2012
 Eating out.. Sunday Dinner with my twin... meemaw's baby girl!
 For my annual mammogram... I look forward to Tenth Street (OKC) St Anthony facility with its summer flowers...... my inspiration for my own yard!!
 Life is always' a-quiltin....Bquiltin that is....   take two mystery quilt.... 40++ some blocks... I just struggle at doing the applique blocks...
 Thankful for Papa Kirk at 81 years old... cancer survivor!!!
 JUST Takes - 2
Mother Nature and Quilting......Summer Time.. Woodridge front yard .....2012   

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just Takes-2 Blocks 33-24-42- - - and so on


After a late NBA Tuesday Thunder Finals game.... hubby goes... "how long r u gonna be working on those little squares...???
 Just Takes-2   Red & White Quilt



The thought tickles me... just how he see's me sewing on a long-term task....

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Celebrate..... 15 Years of Quilting

Does 15 years make me an oldie / seasoned / pro-like quilter ???   Or am I still a newbie... Yes still a learner!   The reason dawned on me as I posted on my genealogy blog... that my daddy passed away 15 years ago in June 1997.... and that is the time period when my heavy heart was lifted by the gathering of his endearing neck-ties.   I set out to make a quilt with just a pretty picture on a pattern .. not knowing it was a terribly challenging pieced item for silk-like small fabric cuts.  I was a sew-ist since childhood and highschool vocational educ classes!  So after the second 14-16 inch square....My mother, also an avid sewer, said she could made the backing and stuffing for PILLOWS!!!!

I noticed last year... my daughter reached into the corner and picked up one of the pillows to SHOW n TELL... her friend how I started quilting!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sew.... and Smell the Roses !!!


Post Game Sewing.... for Beverly !!!

Yep... OKC has a basketball team... that is kickin' It!!!

But after all the family hoopla.... I sat about an hour in my sewing room.....   giving thanks for my PFAFF

 Hand sewing my Cathedral Quilt......  and below......... is just an ongoing Paperpieced... about 7-inch Pineapple blocks....  I've never seen a completed quilt... where they are simply lined up... the white arrows will create an pattern within itself....

Both long-term....--- 3-yrs ---  PRE-RETIREMENT PROJECTS  >>>>>  luv It!!

What's Up Doc !!! ???

 Thunder Up --- OKC vs Miami Heat!

J-Anthony Kirk turns 7 yrs old on 6-16-2012



Jr. Walker and the All-stars....

What does it take.... to win your love for me..........



How about   Just-Takes-2....  quilt blocks.....zipping along... and today is a new batch...Check my side bar link!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Life, Life, Life....

Up and Down in a 24 hr day............

Monday, June 4, 2012

Me and Einstein.... looks like....

He's laid back... contentedly.... wishin' ....
he'd a-made himself a quilt !

I like looking down the road.... ten years ahead

I like good food....


I like the goodness of remembering my loved ones.... a good cemetery visit...!!

I even like a good insulin stick..... this is a daily part of my eating, living, working, quilting, parenting kids and grands.....
I cherish good friends.... and a good GRIN !
 I love my black boys.... Langston University 2012 graduates....
 The month of May held great fun with family at graduations....

 May is a beautiful month to set out my planters and coleus flowers....

 And old gray pot gets a new sparkle of paint
 Mother's Day... meant beautiful flowers from my Austin,Tx baby girl!!!
Another quiet time of coffee 

 Feeling goooooood ..........





Monday Quilting with a Diet Seven-up...

The ladies...I call them my girlfriends..... these friends that I quilt with are....hmmmnnn  old.... alas.... they are so young and enthusiatic in spirit.   They've taught me to laugh easily... to believe that I'll have enough TIME, REST and MONEY in retirement to enjoy life!!!!
A Red and White Crazy-Patch Quilt
Mzzzzzz Mary hand-quilting a baby quilt

New comer... Mzzz Kitty

Willie & Orelia.... cuttin board and cathedral window...

Joyce is machine-stitichin her cathedral window!!
This will be our donation quilt for the YMCA....which block did I make????

Hello Kitty for Granddaughter





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