Showing posts from July, 2014

One more UFO OFF my List!!

Today started out as busy as the rest.  I helped pick blueberries for Ruth after we were done walking. My cribbage friend said his wife went to the emergency room yesterday and was there from 11 am to 9 pm last night. Looks like she's having problems with her lungs which are making it hard for her to swallow. She's on a liquid diet till she sees the specialist tomorrow morning at 8 am. Please send your prayers for her.

I got home, KNOWING I needed to go downstairs and work on the quilt....well.....I really didn't want, I stalled.

How you ask?! Well I baked this ...
Wild Alaskan Blueberry Buckle

Recipe belongs my daughter-in-law at Crazy Cucia Chica: Desserts. (click on the link) This was AWESOME! I asked her the other day what would be a good dessert for my blueberries, and she told me about this buckle cake. I needed to make a dessert for Patrick, so I made it today! I had it after supper today and man, oh man, I was thrilled! This is going in my favorites book.

So Close!

Yesterday wasn't much to report on, as I didn't do any quilting. I met Rose at Sister's Quilt Shop where she got fabric for her wall hanging. It's one of Nancy Chong's two fabric applique patterns. We worked toward getting the colors to go with her comforter in her bedroom. She also bought fabric for her curtains. Since she is a seamstress, and not a quilter, I'll get her there. lol

This morning I went out walking, played cribbage, and picked blueberries. I also grabbed my camera to take a few pictures of the garden.

Patrick's got the flowers growing so well! They are awesome right now!

His garden is even better.

Spaghetti squash.


Green peppers.

More green peppers.


More tomatoes.

My tree of blueberries. Took me a good hour just to pick my blueberries.

Took a shower and came out to see this on my deck.

I missed my Aunt and Uncle coming from AZ. They dropped off some goodies for me! It's like Christmas in July!! I loved it!! We had supp…

Moms Quilt

Have you ever had one of those days - or reoccurring days? Here's what I put up with EVERY weekend -

I sit and play games while Patrick sleeps in. He gets up, then turns the TV on. What does he watch - you ask?! Well, he goes straight to the food network. Think he likes Trisha Yearwood and that other gal after. Anyway, he sits and eats, then before you know it, he's gone. Whether he's outside working in the yard or if he's down the hall. It seems like he has radar! If I change the channel, he comes in and sits down, "did you change the channel? I was watching that." So, we change the channel back and within 5-10 mins, he gone again. So, I sit here wondering what he's trying to tell me. TV is his or watch this food channel and cook something good for me?! Which is it? Heck if I know.

So, after awhile of this, I did my ball exercises and headed downstairs.

I put the two rows together that I had done yesterday. Then I started on the other blocks.

Just as I w…

Working on Finishing the Quilt!

Yesterday, I bought fabric. UGH - Quilter's Juction had a 20% off sale on all fabric. So, I just had to go and see what they had. I was looking for fabrics that would work for the eagle I want  do. This is what I came up with.

Of course, the grey fabric was the end of the bolt and I decided it would work great for the bald eagles head.

I went downstairs this morning to start the quilt, and figured I better put the fabric on the boards. Of course I cleaned everything up so well, that it took me 10 mins to figure out where I put the extra boards!

Once I did, I was happy! You should have seen me looking! I checked out my cabinets, I went upstairs to see if I put it in my draw up here, and I checked the family room downstairs. Then I remember where I put it and pulled them out! What a pain it can be when I clean!!

Today I decided to work on the quilt for my mother-in-law. This is a 20 year project that is now on it's last legs. I'm excited about it - but not really thrilled to…


Fooled ya! I'm finished with the blocks, now I need to put them all together into a quilt top.

I finished the second of the three blocks I had when I went to the courtroom - yesterday. I decided to take a photo of the two together - for yesterday's post - but I forgot to work on my blog last night. So, I'm making up for not blogging yesterday.

I've been picking more blueberries again. I'll be giving them to my son and his wife. I feel bad, I was on the trail on his Birthday - or I would have posted a Happy Birthday to him on Tuesday.

Went to quilting today. I worked on mom's quilt - marking it, and she worked on my last block. We then put some blocks on the floor to figure out what I would do for the top. I've got all the sizes and stuff for the sashing and borders. Now, if all goes well and Patrick doesn't come up with something to do tomorrow - I'll be working on cutting out what I need and get ready to work putting it all together! I'm actual…


Trial is now over, and we had to convict. I'm a little off today. I did get 3/4's done on my block so I can't say I didn't get anything done today.

I don't like having to convict a young adult but according to the Law we had to do it. Came home and played on the computer. I feel we made the right decision but at the same time, it was hard to do. When a young adult made a stupid mistake, and hurt another person, than they need to be responsible for what they did.

Hopefully tomorrow I will be back to being Happy Quilting!

Finished Another Block!

Had Jury Duty today. I was able to finish one block and start another one.

Tomorrow is another day of Jury Duty, but at least I can work on my blocks while we wait on the trail to continue. Will keep you posted tomorrow to see what I'm up to.

Still Happy Quilting!

Got the Job!

LOL - got ya! No I didn't get a "job" but I did get put on the jury. I'm serving on the jury till Wednesday, so I won't be able to post much on here while I'm sitting on a court case.

As for what I'm doing while I'm waiting -

I put all but 2 pieces on this block while waiting on the jury. Not bad, considering. I also placed a game of solitaire while waiting, so I could have had the body on before we left.

So, I came home, went a took a photo of Charlie, for her blog, and these photos of the flowers.

Then I sat my rear down and decided I'm going to play a few games. I need a break and I need to get my mind off the trail. I go back tomorrow morning.

Life is good, and I need to keep telling myself that! This "hiccup" is just that. I won't be able to quilt tomorrow but I will on Friday.

Best wishes to all and may you be Happy Quilting.


This weekend has been busy! We did more cleaning yesterday for our company! You would think we had the King and Queen of England coming to our house! Nope, not the case, just bowling partners that haven't been here before. Patrick cleaned around every window in the house, vacuumed over what I vacuumed the day before. Oh, well, whatever makes his day!

We had a great visit! We played games well into the evening. Had a blast, and the best part is I WON!!

Today was another one of those days. I got up a little later than usual. Patrick took his shower and I did my ball exercises. Then we headed up to Shelton to the casino. We then went shopping for my sons Birthday gift. Afterwards, we came home and my parents came to take us out to eat.

Gave mom one more block to add to the rest.

I have jury duty tomorrow and will see if I end up on the jury. I'll take a couple blocks to work on, and see how far I get. Mom said it looked like there was one more block that needed to be done. That w…