Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jana's Birthday March 2011

SO...Jackie (my skinny mini sister) made the plans this year for Jana's 46th birthday (yes, Jana IS the baby girl, #7).

Jackie's plans for the day included getting to Coronado in San Diego, riding a bicycle built for 4, drinking, lunching, shopping and dinner!
I was SO okay with all of that except the bicyle part. For days I would look in the mirror and say to myself, "Do I look like I'm in any shape to excercise?" A resounding "no" was the answer........but........this was not all about I figured the day could go a few ways:

1-We would have a miserable bike ride and harrass Jackie about it for the rest of her life------good memories!
2-We would have a great time and talk about it for a lifetime----good memories!
3-We would end up in the hospital.....good material for my brother's to tease us about for the rest of our lives----good memories! we went!
To Coronado:

To Lunch---yummy salad and pizza!

On to the bike shop: Where the owner actually tried to talk us out of riding, saying it was ALOT of exercise and we would be "sweaty"! NOW WE WERE COMMITTED!!!

Through the park:

Under the Coronado Bridge


To the Del Coronado Hotel

Then a little shopping, some drinks...and back the way we came! There was a jumper on the bridge that kept our attentions diverted for a while, but they talked her down!
ON to dinner at Ocean Prime in San Diego:

We had a great day! The weather was beautiful, the food and drinks to die for, the company AWESOME!

Now I feel foolish for the Novena I did, praying to pass a kidney stone so I had a good excuse not to go----Thank God for Unanswered Prayers!

Happy Birthday, my Jana!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Quilting Day!!!!

Today is National Quilting Day!!


I get to spend the WHOLE DAY quilting too!!! Awesome!

Here's a few quilts previously made by Theresa and moi!

Some donation quilts by moi:

One made by Emily (7 yrs old) with a little help from me:

This is my Emily (niece and love):

And these are 2010 quilts made solo by me!

Thanks for looking.....see ya!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St.Patricks Day

Nothing like corned beef and cabbage- I always look forward to cooking this for my family! Made enough this year for leftovers!

May good luck be with you wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

50th B-day Quilt for co-worker/friend

Finished this quilt in record time...

I picked out the material (based on our friend's love or lavender)
I cut the material out, copied the pp pattern.
Theresa came over and sewed the rail squares while I cut and pieced and ironed the binding and border,
I put the rows together.
Theresa ripped out all the paper (whew!), then quilted it on her Bailey.
Then I took it and applied the binding and label!

THEN we found out her bday is April 28, Not March 28th...oh well we are ahead of the game!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Don't cha just LOVE it when you get a package in the mail, especially one you forgot you ordered?

Got this material from a discounted fabric store online.

As soon as a saw the 6 witches, I knew I had to have it!

6 witches....6 sisters....get it?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sew Bee It!

This is what was created today:
First, Theresa and I started a quilt for a co-worker turning fifty this month.

Then I finished two reversible tablerunners (one for Jana and one for myself):

That's it for now!