Thursday, February 18, 2010


Jennica's quilt and a baby blanket for my niece that is. Here are the newest pictures:
 I used my new serger for the first time on the pink baby blanket and LOVED it!! I bought fabric to make one for Diane's new baby (SURPRISE!!) and I think that I am going to do it a little different but it will be very nice I think. O...and now I am going to start on Caleb's quilt...he wants red for the fleece...should be fun!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Plugging along...

On Jennica's quilt. Here are some teaser pictures:
I will put up more as I get it together and tied.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow of the century

We live in the DFW area and yesterday we got the snow of the century...a new all time record for Dallas. Here is my time line of photos of the snow:
8:37 am...I woke up to this.
 8:38 am...snowing huge flakes.
8: 47 am...not letting up.

1:34 pm...I took this photo out my sewing room window to show the snow on the bush.
1:35 pm...I had to step out the front door. Looking slightly right.

1:36 pm...looking slightly left. I was amazed at all the snow by this point.
1:37 pm...back to the back yard to take another one to compare. 
AND you can tell it is still snowing.
3:33 pm...still snowing. Compare this one with the 8:38 one...same view...more snow on shed roof.
5:59 pm...decided to shovel because it was going to be dark soon.
5:59 pm...snow is covering my shoveling.
5:59 pm...and the pathway to the front door.
February 12-12:13 am...still snowing.
12:14 am...pretty good for night pictures with no flash. The snow made it SO bright last night.

3:19 pm...after shoveling again.
3:20 pm...let the melting begin!!

Last night I stuck our ruler into the snow on top of our garbage bin by the back door and it was 8 inches. They said this morning that we ended up getting 12.5 inches at DFW airport and the entire metroplex had 9-14 inches. Plus the snow was HEAVY and WET...perfect snowman /  snow fort building snow.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This morning I woke up to this:
AND they didn't close very many schools...including Keller.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jennica's quilt

Jennica turned 3 last month and Julie just got her a twin size mattress so that she can move to a big girl's bed. So I guess it is time to finish her quilt. I had bought the stuff in December (that I didn't already have) so it was just a matter of cutting and sewing. Here is my progress so far: 
Here is my stack of is actually higher than this because the top piece is black with smiley faces. I don't use every design for every quilt but some of them I have used for all of them so far.

Here they are cut into 2X2" squares and ready to lay out. I use approximately 3 of each design. There are 120 squares in each block.

Here is one of my blocks put far I  have 4 done and I need 12 for a twin size quilt. Below are pictures of my other quilt blocks.

Here they are all laid out on the floor.(at least the 4 that I have done...1/3 of the way there!!)

The pink fabric is for the "grid" pattern or in between the blocks. The black fabric with the bright colored flowers is going to be the outside border.

Here is the pink fleece backing and the white under that is the batting. I will add more pictures as I go. I better get busy (or go to the sales).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Racecar cake

Yesterday I baked and today I decorated a racecar cake for a friend of mine's son. He turns 3 today!! Here is his cake in process of decorating:
He wanted a GREEN car cake that was chocolate. Hopefully this fits the bill!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The name is appropriate since I am reading "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" but our Snape is a snake. Michael got him out this evening and here are a few pictures:
Here is a picture of when Michael first got Snape.
I'm not sure if you can really tell all that much but he has grown quite a bit AND  he is getting ready to shed again.