Monday, January 23, 2012

Gong Hee Fot Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year!  FINALLY!  Now I can take down the decorations LOL!  This is the year of the Dragon, so all fortune and challenges will be won to those with the courage of the dragon to fight for them!  YAY!

Here's to me finding my FTB (Forever Trailriding Buddy) and getting "Rigged Up" (finding or building my LQ - Living Quarters- trailer and pickup for the gooseneck) and camping to my heart's desire!

Til next time, *HUGS* and Alohas!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I LOVE Sundays :)

Well, it's Sunday, my favourite day of the week! I LOVE Sundays, they're so relaxed and especially when they're sunny, I love to take a nap for a few hours and just let everything go and soak in all the good stuff, kind of like recharging my batteries.

Hubby made a request for some of my Chicken and Dumplings or "Chunklings" as he likes to call it, so it's on the stove, smells yummy!  No, I won't post pics of food til I get a REAL cam, a good 35mm coz pics with just a regular digital come out scary yucky! lol!

I've gotten three rows of Sierra's quilt done and I should have the top completed tomorrow.  Then, it's get out the Flynn Frame, load it up and see what happens!  Oh yah, forgot, need to order the thread first, *DOH*! LOL!  So, in the interim another UFO gets done, YAY!

After talking with Sierra a bit, it was decided that Stars are the way to quilt it, she loves stars and I can do those all day long, thank goodness lol!

Off to blog land to see what everyone's been up to.

A special thank you to new followers and visitors as well, LOVE you stopping by and leaving comments!  

Keeping to my New Year's Resolution, I'm posting more frequently and doing more pics, too and soon, I'll have a giveaway to celebrate so stay tuned!

*HUGS* and Alohas!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Finally, A Design!

So, Sierra graduated from high school in May and has been in college since August. I had plans for her to take a quilt that I made, just for her, as a graduation present and whenever she felt homesick (college is 6 hours away :"'(  ..) she could instantly wrap herself in her mother's hug and make it through.  Well, you know how best-laid plans go and how I am so slow at quilting, c'mon, it's an "art" you can't rush an artist at work lol!  

So, I got fabrics that she loves, purple she says, not violet, not lavender (even though I got those as well to make something with, oh well, more for my "stash" lol!) but purple and  she loves pandas but I had no idea what I was going to make with them because she doesn't like "flowery" (unlike me :/) ... 

So, after 8 months I FINALLY came up with an idea!  10-Minute Blocks, DUH! LOL!  No fussing over tedious blocks, no flopping geese, just simple, large, fast and easy, lovely 10-Minute Blocks, YAY!  I am ecstatic! See?

Yes, this is me *mindlesslyhappydancing* LOL!

Anyways, back to the quilt ... so, here is one block ... 

I only got four completed when I had forgotten that I moved the ironing board and .... *BAM*!  I turned around, bumped the ironing board and off fell the iron, straight onto the tile ... Services will be held tomorrow around noon for those wishing to attend ... soon after a replacement will be brought home and I can finish her quilt!

Next, I'll need to decide on how to quilt it.  I know I'm going to use variegated thread and maybe even some purple sparkly something but can't decide if I want to feather circles it or stars ... still deciding ... either way, hope she loves it and feels every, single stitch, filled with love, just for her :)

p.s.  she's the dark-headed one in the pic upper right under "My Pride and Joy" ... the other is her younger sister, 'Lainey :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Prize!

Here is the Neko Panel (cat) that I won from Julie Fukuda in Japan, isn't it the BEST!

Thank you SO much Julie!  2012 is off to a GREAT start!