Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bizzy Lizzy!

Hi There!

Right this second, I'm listening to the wind swirl about my little abode,

(well, what's a step UP from that?!)

Actually, it feels like a storm coming-- the wind is building up; wind chimes are playing a symphony, and I've felt
restless and achy today...

I remember the old jokes about "must
be my 'Rheumatiz' acting up"--


I finished up the Fences for Fido donation quilt from a couple weeks ago--posting a picture of it

Just For You!!

It's on display now at Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, Salem, Oregon, USA
for your viewing (later on--bidding!!)

I spent quite a bit of time, and 3 spools of thread; machine quilting it- very happy with the results!

I think the Silent Auction goes on during June, so this will hopefully get other quilters thinking about and quilting for a worthy cause=

getting pooches off chains in the wind and rain, and into safely fenced areas where they can run and jump and PLAY!!


(I just Love rhyming words)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Way Cool Fabric!!

(fabric from the Contemporary Cloth site)


Okay, I'm sure they've been there (since 2000, I think!), but I hadn't.

Found them during the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop...

If you like Modern Quilting, patterns, edgy fabrics,   Graphic handmade papers, silk scarves...hand-dyed fabrics, and love batiks

(from the Contemporary Cloth site)

(you can even find Tsaps ('chops'), which are used to stamp wax on fabric to make BATIKS!!)

go to www.contemporarycloth.com

really great eye candy. 

(this is a fabric stamp-wooden block-
from Contemporary Fabric site)

Ever Pulled a Funny on Yourself?

Yesterday was funny. 

I was dashing out the door/garage was open, in the truck, see it snowing...I'm in a cardigan, shoes on, but no sox. 
(wHAT!  Are you KIDDING ME?!! where did snow come from?!!  That was never in the forecast!!)
Never mind I never WATCH THE FORECAST!!
I'm saying 'screw it!--WEAR WHAT YOU'VE GOT ON!! 
I have a furnace at work!' 
(found on Etsy)
Drive down Browning, almost to the light--debating all the way--...
'NUTS!!' i'M going back to put on some wool socks and boots! 
This is crazy!'
When i get in the house, I still can't believe it's snowing, so I pop open the weather APP on the phone, and it says, 'Neskowin-2 degrees!'
(found on Etsy)
Flip to Salem---1 degree?!! 
No time to worry about whatever's happening! 
"CAROLE!! Just get in the clothes, and GET OUTTA HERE! "
so i did, being puzzled all the way to work, and it's snowing, and crazy...
(Trader Joe's newsletter)
it defaulted to Celsius!

Friday, March 16, 2012



Guess what?!  Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, and my friend, Karla Alexander, have each been nominated for the 2012 Golden Quilter Awards!

Greenbaum's for Best Shop

Karla for Best Author


And, you can vote for them once a day, and win valuable cash and prizes! 

(okay, maybe not cash, 


Hey, why do they always say, 'Valuable Prizes'?    Do you think anyone would register if they just said ordinary prizes?!

soso Prizes?

Mediocre Prizes?!

Prizes you'd be lucky to get rid of at a yard sale?


Anyway, use the button at the bottom of the page to get to Sew Cal Gal

or this link:


 and go vote!


Where Have I Been?!

Oh my Goodness!

Where does 3 weeks GO? 

I'm really embarassed that I haven't been here more, lately...lots of goings on in my life...

Let me think.

Full-Time Job

Part-Time Job

Wrote a newsletter for the Quilt Guild-12 pages!

(Tonye's expert Needle-Turn Applique)

Hosted the February speaker, Tonye Phillips, of Camp Sherman; and it was the mostest FUN!!

(my not-so-expert Needle Turn Applique!)

Took Tonye's class, learned Needle-Turn Applique

(I think the following weekend, I slept about 26 hours--not all in a row!)

Attended the Guild Board Meeting

Helped at a Potluck Piecing class at Greenbaum's (at least we're into the month of March!)

(Sally's Sample)

Took a 'Scrap Republic' (new quilting book) class at Greenbaum's taught by friend, Sally Blankenship--using up my scraps!

Afterward, worked with friends Donna, and Cari, and the three of us cleaned out the Exit/Lunch Room at the quilt shop!  That was three hours of clutter-filled horror and then, BLISS!


Finished my donation  'Dog Quilt'--(which I blogged about in my last post)

Photos will follow. 

Made an apron as a sample for the shop--reversible, from Japanese Linen--very cute owl Print!

FINISHED A UFO (unfinished object)--a huge duffel bag, which I started about two years ago. 


(thank goodness this computer saves, because I just hit a wrong button and thought I lost my memory!  as well as my shopping list of all the stuff I've been doing!)

Play with Kitty Maggie--how could you resist?!





No wonder I feel tired all the time!  I think I'm glad I took the time to write that out, because that weekend I slept so much--I really thought I should feel guilty--

but I didn't!

Then, I felt guilty that I didn't! 

i'm so goofy!

(here's something I just noticed a couple minutes ago...

quilty and guilty are ALMOST THE SAME WORD--

do you think there's anything to that?!

I wish I could link up some kinda MAN thing like that!




i'll have to think on this for awhile.

Here's something else which has taken space in my brain--

a quilt challenge.

It's called 'Quilts from the A & P'--and actually, the small-group that I'm a part of: Twisted Stitchers, is hosting it.

I've gotta get busy, and make something.  Here are the rules:

1-Food Related (A & P is/was a grocery chain)
2-Uses Applique ('A') and Piecing ('P')
3-No larger than 25" on a side

I think that's it.  Pretty simple--right?

oh, and it's due March 31!

well, in my Jelly-bird mind (that mean's kinda fuzzy right now!  NOT the brain-size!)...it seems simple, but I've built it up  (HEY!  quilt/guilt/BUILT!!)
to gargantuan proportions.

Fruit and Vegetable fabrics are whipping around in my thoughts, and I got nuthin', zippo, bupkis.

Sometime this weekend, I'll get out my foodie-looking fabrics, and take a look.  I had one idea: to  use a silhouette of Kitty Maggie against the scrappy-piece fabrics.

(We are what we eat, and she's liking to lick the ice cream, yogurt, and popcorn bowls when I'm done!

She also is the voice who says, 'Meow, Meow, Mom!  I'm Hungry!' and when that happens, and I've run out, it's off to the Grocery Store for MOI!)

This would be ME about now!

(say!  What about a coffee-theme?...)