Sunday, October 5, 2014

MY BLUE ORPINGTON CHICKENS...

I moved the Blues to the Hen House a few days ago.
Yesterday, they finally decided to check out their hen yard. I have a couple of Dominique Hens in with them, they are old, but sweet girls
 

This Cock will be Big, he already is and a great protector....love listening to his smooth, long crow
...and then there are the girls....pretty
till next time...
~~KATHY~~
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW ADDITION TO OUR GANG....



These are Blue Orpingtion...4 pullets & 2 cockerals I just added to my flock. Looking forward to watching these pretties grow...and hoping to raise many more.
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

THE SIMPLE LIFE....

This is our little place in the country...peace & serenity and never a boring minute.
This morning's picking in our garden. This is the second time I've picked this many tomatoes....and still more out there for me to get. That's a lot of BLT's, tomatoes & scrambled eggs or cottage cheese for this ole gal.
till next time...
~~Kathy~~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ANOTHER AFGHAN IN THE WORKS....

 
This is what I do when I can't sleep at night. I finished one last night in colors for a boy. This one is for a girl.
I have made many....enjoying every hour working on them....All For Project Linus.
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Friday, June 20, 2014

MY GARDEN SO FAR....


My garden is doing well, despite some late planting on my part. The 24 tomato plants are huge and full of green tomatoes, love those fried green tomatoes. Ever bearer strawberries are doing well. Yellow squash, acorn squash, cucumbers, butternut squash, bell peppers & green beans all doing well. The yellow squash are full of squash.
The last few years, I have only had the raised bed (fenced in part). This year I decided to have more garden area like I did when we first moved here. 
Hope you all have a little garden of your own...
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

IT'S FINISHED, ANGELS CALENDAR QUILT...

 Here it is...completed!
Backing Fabric...
                                                             ...and a close up picture.

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER ANGEL BLOCKS....

Here is November Angel Block...
...and here is December Angel Block. Time to sew all the blocks together, quilt & this quilt will be done. I think it will be a keeper!
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER ANGEL CALENDAR BLOCKS....

September Angel Block
...and here is October Angel Block. Won't be long and I can call this project, Finished!
till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A NEW PROJECT STARTED...WHAT WAS I THINKING???

I haven't been posting the last few months very much...my hubby's parents both past away just 17 days apart. It's been hard, but we are trying to get back at our lives again. We now have 2 houses to take care of and all the yard work.
 
As you see I have started sewing again.
This will take me a year to do probably...Hexagon Queen Sized Quilt, all done by hand. Yes, I know, I could do this with a sewing machine, but this ole gal loves a challenge.
I am using scraps from my stash & tea dyed muslin.
 
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JULY & AUGUST ANGEL CALENDAR BLOCKS DONE....

 Here is July Angel block completed for the Calendar Quilt....
...and here is August Angel block. This project will be done before you know it!
till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Saturday, April 12, 2014

LOCAL QUILT SHOW...

I entered a few of my hand made quilts in a local quilt show this weekend. My Grandmother's Fan Quilt won 1st Place in the Pieced Category. I received $10, 4 spools of Cotton Quilting Thread ($52 value), a large tote & a blue ribbon.

I had a gentleman come up to me wanting to buy my Midnight Gardens Quilt, I politely told him it wasn't for sale. He kept complimenting me on this quilt and my work, even down to the quilt label. I think he was disappointed I wouldn't sale it to him.
Here is a past picture of my Midnight Gardens Quilt.

So, another quilt show done and now it's time to think and make more quilts for next year's show....hmmm, what to make??
till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Friday, April 11, 2014

MAY & JUNE ANGEL CALENDAR BLOCKS.....

I knew I couldn't stay away from this project....May Angel finished....
...and here is June Angel.
till next time...
~~KATHY~~


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MARCH & APRIL ANGEL BLOCKS FINISHED....


 March & April Angels completed.....don't think this ole gal can wait a month to start on May Angel.
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

JANUARY & FEBRUARY ANGEL BLACKWORK BLOCKS FINISHED...

  Here is January Block...I am using Tea Muslin & Black DMC Perle Cotton Thread...
And here is February Block. I am enjoying spending the evenings stitching, hard for me to put them down. March is in the embroidery hoop for this evening's work...and then I will be caught up.
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Monday, March 17, 2014

NEWEST PROJECT....

I have been gathering up at supplies, mainly from my stash, starting another stitchery block of the month quilt.

Can you guess the theme? It's an easy one...

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Saturday, March 15, 2014

CALENDAR GIRL REDWORK QUILT IS FINISHED....

This quilt is Finished! I stayed up late last night and got.

All the fabric used was from my personal stash...I thought about making flying geese sashing around each block, but decided against it as I wanted the blocks to stand out and not the sashing...keep it sweet and simple.

 I haven't decided yet to add it to my collection of quilts or donate it to PROJECT LINUS.

Here is a close up picture, so you can see the print I used and binding.

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A QUILTING ADVENTURE BEGINS....

Hey friends, I'm still here. I haven't posted in a while..been busy making Project Linus quilts & afghans...20 quilts & 9 crocheted afghans since Jan, 1st.

Last night, I decided it was time for another quilt for my personal stash...and here is the first block. Carolina Lily, it will have the scrappy look, except the baskets will all be the same print. This will be a queen sized quilt. Hope I do this pattern justice.

till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Friday, December 6, 2013

THE LAST REDWORK BLOCK FINISHED,,,

A year's worth of stitching blocks finished...now to decide how I want to put them together and finish this quilt.

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ON THIS DAY, WAY BACK WHEN....

The evening of this day in the year 1969 this very young couple got married....Happy Anniversary Hubby...always and forever

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NEW LISTINGS IN MY ETSY SHOPPE...

 


Here are a few items I recently listed in my ETSY SHOPPE...Quilted Table Runners or Table Toppers.
 
 
 
 
till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MONKEYS....

2 Little Monkeys Hanging on the Clothes Line.....no wait....
4 Little Monkeys Hanging on the Clothes Line!
All for Project Linus

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Friday, November 8, 2013

NOVEMBER CALENDAR GIRL REDWORK QUILT BLOCK...

 
Here she is, getting ready for Thanksgiving.

till next time...
~~KATHY~~

Saturday, November 2, 2013

SOCK MONKEY QUILT FOR PROJECT LINUS...

 

 Another Sock Monkey Quilt finished last night for PROJECT LINUS....Zoo Animals border print!
Love making these
 
till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NEW QUILT FOR PROJECT LINUS...

 
I made this fun little quilt..start to finish yesterday. It was so much fun to make, I couldn't leave it alone. I am hoping there is a little person out there that will get lots of smiles in their life owning it....and lots of cuddle time. I plan to make quite a few of these fun quilts....for PROJECT LINUS.

till next time....
~~KATHY~~

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A LITTLE WALL HANGING. QUILT FINISHED...

 Been working on this project the past week...and today, I finished it. Love the little churn dash blocks in it, one of my favorite blocks to sew.

till next time.....
~~KATHY~~