Sunday, January 27, 2008

You Are Grape

You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.
People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.
You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.
People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.

Yesterday was a playday at Margaret's. I needed to work on my quilts for Romania and she was working on a new version of kaleidoscope quilts.

Here she is pinning...

the first quilt but it's a bit too small....

with borders that Margaret had to match.....just a little longer.....

with all its borders on...and feet

This is the second top I made with no apparent order

Friday, January 25, 2008


My sister, Misty and her hubby, Eric had their baby on Wednesday, January 23rd at 3:22pm. She was 7 pounds 9 announcements (Kylie's words) and 19 inches long. Kylie is thrilled with her new baby sister!! (can't you tell???)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Your Birthdate: May 18

You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.
You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.
Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.
You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wibby snuggling in the covers...ain't he the cutest thing ever???

PHQ Hickory Knob Quilt Retreat 2008

Each year over Martin Luther King weekend the PHQ quilters gather at Hickory Knob State Park in SC for an extended weekend of quilting, eating and general fun. We work on finishing projects, starting new projects or whatever strikes our fancy.

Betsy is cutting (I'm too A.D.D. to try cutting in a group).....

Connie, Rachel and Margaret (being difficult)...

Kay working on her blocks to finish her blue and yellow quilt top

Shelvy (mom) and Marie (daughter) are working on a joint effort quilt top. Each block is in it's own baggie on the wall to work on...

Betty H and Jolene who is working diligently finishing a workshop quilt top


Practical jokes abound at the retreat...this years victims were Pat H and Angie...they left the gremlins alone that night and their quilting area was pummeled with signs and all their stuff was tied together with yarn (most of which they had removed by the time i took this picture)....Linda H 'posed' for the body and apparently it's chilly on them thar floors.....

Patty L and her friend...

Connie working hard on her blocks

Kay's finished quilt top

Connie showing Dana the purse Margaret felted for her

this pretty little deer was next to the cabin while Connie and I waited for Margaret

mistletoe in the branches

the Barn where we rained so the only thing I can think of what that I had raindrops on the lens.....

Dana and mascot

Shelvy and Marie made the quilt blocks and finished this top over the weekend

Jolene finished her quilt top from one of the PHQ Workshops

Judy and Ille and select Kaffe Fasset fabrics for the Lollipop Quilts they are working on

Connie finished her blocks!!

scarf i knitted...i may add beads to it...

Linda and Rachel

Kay working on applique

Lori and Susie

Linda Y's blocks for a challenge project

Margaret's Turning Twenty for her dad

View from the Cabin

This is the view we had from our cabin...wonderful isn't it

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Alhambra Socks

Mossy Cottage's Alhambra Sock pattern done in Sockotta yarn color #8.


We DO NOT see much in the line of snow down here in the Augusta, GA. I had heard talk of Atlanta getting the snow but felt pretty secure that we wouldn't...however, I have been known to be wrong on occasion and apparently this is one of those times....

I moved down south to get away from this stuff....argh....

Charlotte says this crap is cold...I'm soooo outta here....