Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quilting Book Extravaganza

I went to a small thrift shop on main street today.......I don't usually go there because they never seem to have anything I want.......well today they had a stack of quilting books that were only 1.00! I picked them all up....these are all new books that did not sell in the stores.....there was also a couple of beading books and a crochet motif book that I had thought about getting once before but never got.....now I have it and it only cost me a dollar! Yay!!!! Anyhow, I just had to share the bonanza of books with you......now as I was looking through these there is one by Debbie Mum that I will never use as I am not into the country theme.....So if you are into country quilting you can look at the pic and if you would like to have it leave a comment with an email so I can get in touch with you and if there is more than one person who wants it I will draw for it......










 The book below is the one up for grabs if your interested.......



Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Monday, March 28, 2011

Progress Being Made

Thought I would post a few of the things I have been working on to lighten things up after the last heavy post....I have been working on a couple of swap projects and have a few sneak peeks......the first one is for the Doll Quilt Swap that Christine hosted here: my partner was Bree and this is a peek at what I made for her before the quilting was done.......I decided to do this pattern that I had been wanting to try for a while.......and since I had already decided to make an artsy quilt I chose this.......Bree likes blues so that is what I decided to go with.....you can't see it in this pic but the background is a really soft mint green which makes the blues pop against it......white looked too harsh.......
 I hope she likes the quilt when she receives it......I really wanted to keep it for myself so I will be making one soon for me....When it arrives at her home I will show the quilting.......I am also making a doll quilt for the Doll Quilt 10 Swap......this is my in-progress shot for this little quilt......this is a secret swap so I cannot tell you where it will be going......sure hope my partner likes it......
 I have added two borders since this pic was taken and will post another pic when I am finished quilting it......I also have several book pages that are on their way to different people and when they arrive I will post pics of those also....

Happy Stitching,
Wendy

It's Finally Over

As most of my readers know my son, nephew and brother-in-love was hit head on by a drunk driver a little over a year and a half ago...since then we have been to court several times....finally this past week we are finished with court......all in our favor thankfully....yet the person who hit them will not be prosecuted or go to jail......this was her 3rd offense for the same thing...alcohol found in the persons system,in the car she was driving.....the same persons parents placed her in a home for the mentally unstable so she would not be prosecuted.....there is nothing we can do unless she ever gets out before the time frame to be prosecuted is up.....then she will go to jail......my bil will never work again, walk properly, or do the daily things he was able to.......my nephew now has anger issues resulting from this wreck.......my son does not sleep well or ride in a vehicle well since the accident......three lives changed by a careless driver....for my son he can now move on and eventually will recover from his issues......my nephew will do the same.......my bil's life is forever changed along with my sister.....now she must work to support her family.......the roles are reversed........please pray for them......there is no satisfaction or relief in store for them......they're lives are forever changed because someone chose to drink, and drive with no regard for themselves or others......IF YOU DECIDE TO DRINK PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE..........YOU MAY BE LUCKY AND MAKE IT HOME OK WITH NO MISHAPS.....THEN AGAIN YOU MAY HURT NOT ONLY YOURSELVES BUT OTHERS AND FOREVER CHANGE SOMEONES LIFE FOR THE WORSE........Yes I am happy that they did not die........they could have and my bil almost did twice........and still could from three of the blood clots that will take over another year to dissolve........at the same time people who drink should not drive........the laws should be tougher on those who do........they should not be allowed to hide away to keep from going to jail........yes she needs help......yes she needs to dry out and get off all drugs and alcohol.......and yes she should go to jail for what she did......our laws should protect the innocent and not the law breakers........the laws should be harsher for those who continue to drink and drive........the roads would be safer for those who do follow the law........the innocent would be safer........If you drink and drive my prayer is that you get caught before you hurt or kill yourself or someone else.......Please don't be the cause of someone else's suffering. For those of you who think I am on a soap box and need to hush......undoubtedly you have never experienced what we as a family have in the past year and a half or you're a drinker who drives when they please without regard for life...yours or others.......Drinking and driving do not mix!!! Please do not put the two together........they only cause harm and eventually you will either get caught, hurt someone (maybe someone you love) or kill/hurt someone you don't know....I am not trying to be harsh, just trying to keep what happened to us from happening to someone else.....Awful things happen to good people all the time.......some may say where was God in all of this......He was with them in the accident......they all survived.........my son said God pushed him over to the side when they flipped.......God was with my bil during all those days, weeks that he was fighting for his life....God is still with us today........WE praise God daily for the lives that He spared that day.......I even thank God that the person who hit them did not die......at least now she has another opportunity to change her life and accept Christ into her life.....I thank God that He was and is with us on a daily basis making the crooked path straight....God has been with us through it all......He has given us favor when we needed it, strength when we needed it and love throughout this ordeal....Every time I look at my son I see the faithfulness of God to us......God was and is with us at all times, good, bad, hard and easy....and I am thankful that He is Faithful to us who call Him Father......Please don't let someone you know DRINK AND DRIVE!

Wendy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giveaway

Kaelin over at the Plaid Scottie is having an awesome giveaway of fabric.......three chances to win.........two fat quarter bundles and a box of scraps from her studio.....go on over and check it out.......but hurry it ends midnight tomorrow.....her blog can be found here: http://theplaidscottie.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two Posts in One Day/The Jelly Roll 1,600 Quilt Video

1600inch Quilt..........

I had a jellyroll laying around that was not earmarked for a special project and thought I would try out this quilt......Its called the 1600inch jellyroll quilt and makes up really quick......below is the one I made......in one hour I had this quilt completed.......I will definitely be making more of these quick quilts....this makes a good size lap quilt......if you could do the math you could add to it to make it a bigger quilt.......I just don't know how that would come out.....
Here is my  mug rug that I received from my swap partner...........I so love it......my swap partner was Wendy and you can find her here: http://wendymoondesigns.blogspot.com/  thank you Wendy.....we thought it was funny that we both had the same name and she had my name......
I have a few more I need to add but I am waiting on my camera to charge up to be able to show the pics of them........a couple of doll quilt swap pics to show.......


Happy Stitching,
Wendy

Friday, March 11, 2011

Praying for Japan

My heart and prayers go out to the people of Japan..........Such devastation is never easy.......It seems of late we are offering up prayers and thoughts to those around the world who are being torn apart by natural disasters........Australian floods.......New Zealand quake.........now Japans quake followed quickly by a tsunami......may each of these countries find peace in a hard time, along with safety..........may those who mourn loss of life be comforted by God's peace..........may those of us who are safely tucked away in our daily lives stop and take a moment to say a prayer for our neighbors around the world.......May all of our friends in these places know we love and are praying for them.......

Wendy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Rant and an Apology

 Edited to add: This is the email they sent out a friend sent me this copy of the email.......It is not from Me!!! Please disregard and accept my apologies that it was sent out to you without my knowledge......


(Hope you get this on time,sorry I didn't inform you about my trip in Spain for a program, I'm presently in Madrid and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept.I want  you to assist me with a loan of (2,600 Euro = $3300) to sort-out my hotel bills and  to get myself back home.

I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively,I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with,I'll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don't have a phone where i can be reached. Please let me know immediately.
    Thanks
   Wendy Ford)


 I would never ever ask my friends for money! I have my own thank you very much! Can you tell I am mad about this!And I hope all my friends will disregard this flagrant fraud and know that it was and is not me.......I have fixed my account but the emails had already been sent out.......just disregard those please and know that it was not me.........

Hi everyone hope all is well with you........last night my email was high jacked.......my daughter who lives at home said mom did you know you were in Madrid Spain and need money to pay hotel bills and get home.......and by the way the embassy was not helping you at all......what did you say!!!!!!!!!!the bottom line is that my email account was hi jacked and all my lists were stolen........if you get an email that says its from me and is asking for money please know that it is a scam.........I am not in Spain and I do not need any money from my email friends or blogging friends........This makes me so angry that anyone would stoop so low as to steal information from other people let alone try and get the people they know to send them money........I do apologize for the emails that I am sure will be coming to you. Please know that I have no control over it. I have reported it to Yahoo and they are working on it.......I hope they catch whoever did this.............they had no right to take the names from my addy list and try and defraud them by asking for money.....I am seeing red right now I am so mad..........Not only did they steal them from me but now I no longer have access to the addys unless you email me saying you got one of these.........I cannot email everyone as I can't remember all the email addys that were in the address book........it was a lot........anyhow please know that I would never ask for money through an email or letter for that matter.......that being said I hope you have a wonderful day and I pray that this does not happen to anyone else......
Wendy

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