Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Laundry Room, Shoes, Daisy, Giraffes, Corona!

Last month we discovered a pipe leak in the laundry room. This required the drywall to be removed in a few sections, the wallpaper taken down, the floor ripped up, then a new wall, paint & floor. I don't have any before photos, but this is during and after.

Cutting mats and rotary rulers are great for cutting vinyl, who knew?

New floor half done.

Appliances back in place, we built new shelves for over the washer and dryer.

More new shelves, the furnace is behind the door.

Even more shelves, these are ClosetMaid wire racks, the baskets are from Home Goods, we use them for shoes.

Beth moved out of our house and in with a friend, these are just some of her shoes she packed in her car!

 When Danielle graduated from college, she brought home this little Pug, Daisy. I can't believe I'm actually posting dog photos, I'm not much of dog fan, but she has an awesome personality.

These are Danielle's Giraffes. She has been working on the project for well over a year and it's been on my design wall.

Her project on my table...

It was time to take back my wall and sewing table, so we made her a design wall! We covered it with 2 layers of batting because the board was pink and showed through.


A member of our sail club organized a purchase of used billboard canvases from Billboard Tarps. We choose if we wanted the back white or black. Most are using this to cover their boats for the winter, we are covering the top of our wood pile. When we unfolded it, it was a Corona ad, how fun is that!
The tarp is 11ft x 40 ft.

10 Foot Corona's 

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Quilting Bloggers Fall Splendour

Hi All,

I just entered my "Falling Leaves" quilt in the Quilting Gallery's Weekly Themed Contest. By popular vote the top 2 winners receive free fabric. If you get a chance please vote for me..."Falling Leaves" - Marlene Reasoner. Voting ends this Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Vote here:


Monday, August 08, 2011

Project Sunkissed

Project Sunkissed is now under construction, just a few more cuts to make and the sewing begins...
I added a few "blues" to spice it up a bit.

Friday, July 22, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Back in early May, my Dad had a stroke thankfully not a severe one but bad enough. He sat in "his chair" for over 12 hours before he could call 911 for help, needless to say, too much time had past for him to be given TPA. He then spent 6 weeks in a wonderful rehab facility in Mesquite, TX, and is now home. He is walking now without the use of a walker and his right arm/hand are getting stronger everyday. He still has a long way to go, and the doctors are still recommending he not live alone. (Mom passed away in 2008) My sister Karen has been living with him this summer, but will be retuning to work once school begins in late August. (Did I mention he lives in Dallas, TX) More decisions to make...
Now comes July...This is the house my husband grew up in, it's in northern New York State. His Mom is in her mid 80's and also cannot live alone. She is going to be living with her youngest daughter Sue, in Ohio. The past two weekends were spent cleaning out her house of 57 years, and getting it ready to sell.
My husband Dan is one of six, all his siblings were all there to help along with four of us "outlaws". We had a huge 4 day moving/garage sale, then last Sunday closed the front door for the last time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kona Charm Challenge

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild had a challenge using a charm pack of Kona Solids, adding as much print fabric we wanted to, but no additional solids were to be used. I missed the meeting, so here's my project. I found the outer border fabric on my recent trip to Charleston, using it as my inspiration in the overall design of my quilt.
The Fabric is from Blank Quilting, #4225 Brite Candy Corner.

The center was designed using EQ, and the rest on paper.  My solids are appliqued circles that "float" around the compass rose.

Monday, May 09, 2011

The Graduate!

On Saturday, Danielle graduated from Shippensburg University with a BSBA in Accounting. Here she is being held up by her siblings, Luke, Ben and Beth, all college grads too!

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Forever Stamps"

My Postage Stamp project is quilted, bound and labeled, it now resides in Charleston, SC.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


I won this! A Fender Sunburst Guitar Hand Signed (with certificate) by Aerosmith: STEVEN TYLER, BRAD WHITFORD, TOM HAMILTON, JOE PERRY, AND JOEY KRAMER. I was randomly selected as the Sweepstakes Winner for the “Dodge Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Sweepstakes” sponsored by the Chrysler Group, LLC.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

The PMQG is having a members Mug Rug Swap. It is basically a mini quilt for your cuppa. Part of this challenge, was to try something new. So here's here's my new... I have been wanting to try Lesley Riley's TAP for some time now, so I purchased a package of it, and I must say this product is awesome! 

In Photoshop, I started with the photo above, I removed the phrase and the yellow background.
Then I found the chemical structure of Caffeine.

Married the two photos together and added the text...printed my new image on TAP, then applied to fabric. I used Insul-Bright batting, then quilted it.

Here's the product, a 4" x 6" quilted rug for my mug!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along

 My completed top for the Postage Stamp Quilt Along. The fabric I used was
"Collection for a Cause, Hope" and "Oatmeal Bella Solids"
Close up.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Marathon Dan Runs Again - Phoenix, AZ

On the 16th, Dan along with his cousin Bill, ran the PF Changs Rock n Roll Marathon in Phoenix, AZ

Here's Dan at mile 5, OH NO Where's Mr. Bill? At this point, he's 20 minutes behind. He finished 1 1/2 hours behind Dan. See Bill run again in Cleveland, and Dan in Atlanta!
While we were in Arizona, we visited the Desert Botanical Garden.

Then Sedonda to see the red rocks!

And the Grand Canyon!!

Sunset at the Eastern lookout in the park.