Thursday, January 30, 2014

FNSI...and Snow/Ice!!!

 I am late posting my FNSI, so sorry about that...I will get to that in a moment...it is 4degrees here as I type this post! So very cold and I do mean cold...living in the south you do not expect this type of cold!!! The above pic is of the roadway....
 My poor feet have not been warm for three days now...double the socks has not helped either...we had ice and snow on yesterday, three inches!
 What a mess...my niece wrecked her car because of ice on the roads...two young men helped get her car out of the ditch and bring it to my moms house...her mom sent an ambulance to get her as she was having severe pain in her left side...my daughter Bliss rode in the ambulance to the hospital with her...the ambulance slid off into a ditch because of another car out on the icy road...they were unharmed, thank the Lord...but it was a very trying time yesterday...
 the weathermen missed it big time here on yesterday...it was supposed to be a light dusting of snow and no ice...yet the ice came and then the snow...the interstate was backed up for hundreds of miles, with people abandoning their cars to get somewhere safe for the night...today has been no better...no more snow, but the ice is still on the roads and the national guard is trying to sand the roads down so they are usable...it is so very cold and slippery under all the snow...
 The pond iced over and then the snow fell...see those lovely tree shapes made by the ice....
I am sooooo over winter! I want spring to come now, thank you...
 The smaller pond in front of moms house....love the snow on the rocks...looks lovely...
 Riddick walking about in the snow...freezing his poor little feet...
 Riddick and Ruby...they were shivering so much....
 Whizzer...this is his first time to see snow and he did not really like it at all...
 Jazmine's first time with snow as well...she did not really like it at all...especially when her uncle c threw a snowball at her...made her mad, it was so very funny...
 Riddick running around in the snow like crazy now...
 Now his paws are beginning to freeze up on him...I had to take him in and rub them with warm water and a warm towel...my poor sweet boy...and every single time someone went out, he was right there with them...then we had to do the process all over again...
nothing is open and even if it were you cannot get on the roads to drive anywhere as they are all closed...I want the sun to come out and the snow and ice to go...come on warmth and comfort....come on spring, I am truly over winter...now for the FNSI...I have had this jellyroll of "Bliss" forever and a day...I actually had three and this is the last one...I still have a fq set though...anyhow, on Friday night this is what I worked on...these strips became...
these...next they will be cut into 2 1/2 inch strips and then sewn into squares...stay tuned for progress on these in the next few days.
I have also crocheted some since the snow and ice...I will post about those soon...hope you are warm if you live in the cold areas and staying cool if it is hot in your neck of the woods...
Wendy

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog...and A Giveaway

I am participating in the Grow Your Blog 2014 Party organised/hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full and I hope to meet many more bloggers from around the world by visiting their blogs and, hopefully, as they come to visit my blog as well.  To participate, I need to tell you something about myself and my blog.


Welcome to my little part of the blogsphere...it is here that I post mainly about my sewing, quilting and crafting...sometimes I will post about family as well...I love to share about what I am up to on the crafty front...

I am married to my very best friend and soul mate, we celebrated 25yrs. this past December...we have three children, with one being married with four children and the youngest two still at home...come this fall both with be off to college and I will be an empty nester...I have two furbabies that are my sweet boys...Riddick who is the more calm and laid back sweetboy and then there is Whizzer who is my add little fellow...he has more energy and gumption than is imaginable...both are lovable and never leave my side...even as I write this post they are sitting right next to me...

I started blogging in 2007 as a way to record my crazy quilting journey...I love to sane or traditional quilt, but my true passion is crazy quilting...I never thought that I would be blogging this long...I enjoy meeting new people and forming friendships through blogging...of course you not only meet wonderful people, but through swaps and such you have a chance of connecting with others of like minds...
Epp scrappy stars...a slow work in progress...
Epp scrappy grandmothers flower garden...slow work in progress....
Postage stamp quilt....slow work in progress....
I am a fourth generation quilter, which I think is awesome...even though I started out young I did not really start to quilt until later in life...always just small items...in 2007 all that changed and I became more involved in quilting...in the last year or so I have fallen in love with epp and have several projects on the go...two scrappy and one which is not scrappy...
Crocheted baby blanket for my dd friend...I also enjoy crocheting very much and have four blankets in progress...one of which is almost finished...
Crocheted pin cushion...
Crocheted frilly scarf...
 Current crocheted blanket in progress....
shawl in progress....

I also love working with laces and fabrics while making fabric books and collages...they are quick and very relaxing to make...
book pages in progress....



Embroidery is another area that I truly enjoy and use a lot in my crazy quilts of course...I do not however like cross stitch as it is for me, too time consuming...and I do not like having to count my stitches...




So, on this blog you will find many areas of the crafty version along with those posts about my furbabies....sometimes I post about my family happenings as family is very important to me...

I do hope you will come again to visit and if you do please leave a comment to let me know that you were here...I love getting comments and then being able to answer them back to those who leave me one...I always try to comment back within a day or so of your leaving a comment...if you would like to become a follower that would be awesome as well...I always love having new followers...
 a sweet collage that I have been working on....
Now for the fun part...a giveaway...I will be giving away a collage ( similar to the one above) that I have made to one of my visitors on this post... just leave a comment below and I will be picking a name on February 15th 2014...you do not have to be a follower to participate in the giveaway...do however make sure you are not a "no reply" blogger or your name will not be entered into the drawing as I will have no way to contact you...this giveaway is open to my international readers as well as those who live in the US...
Wendy

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This Friday...

which is tomorrow for those of us in the US is the first FNSI of 2014...I will be there with projects to work on as well as a cuppa and some kind of treat...will you be joining us...you can go here to sign up and be a part of a world wide sew in...see there!
Wendy

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lace, Lace and....

More lace...over the weekend I was gifted with lots of lace, muslin, cotton fabric, sewing notions and other items...my sil's grandmother who is 93 is moving to California to live with her last surviving son...she has been a sewer, quilter all her adult life...she still quilts, but not like she has in the past...I was gifted with some of her treasures and will be using these in some of my projects...some of the lace is old, some vintage and some (not much) is newer...here is the bounty of my haul...there is 20yds of this soft pink rose fabric with lace added to the bottom....
 this crocheted piece is about 20 inches in width and is about 8ft long...so very pretty...
 there is twenty two yds of this one....a very soft cream color...
 30 yds of soft muslin...just out of the wash and still needs to be ironed...
 loving this stack of lacy goodness....
 all this lace is yardage...so very pretty and old...
 a wee crocheted heart to hang.....
 this pic is turned wrong...don't know what is wrong with blogger... ugh...the blue gathered fabric has 22yds...she gathered this herself for making curtains....
I am so happy with my good fortune of being able to take these treasures and add them to my own...knowing a bit about the lovely lady whom they come from is just icing on the cake...there was more fabric for sane quilting as well...there were two rolls of this yellow dots...each roll has around 300yds of fabric and it is 8 tp 10 inches wide...I plan to use some of these for hexies....it is a lovely lemon yellow that I just love....
Until next time,
Wendy

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peacock Splendor

Remember this mini crazy quilt...well it is almost ready to finish, just a few more seams to do and it will be ready to put the border on...trying to decide what type of border to make...a crazy border or just a really pretty solid silk with stitching around the outer edges...I guess I will let that percolate for the next few days and then decide...stay tuned for the upcoming finish...
wendy

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