August 29, 2010


I got the patchwork layered yesterday and started quilting it today.  Just doing a very simple straight stitch 1/4 in. from edge.  This quilt makes me happy.  :-)

Great day to sew.  It's been overcast and raining all day which means I didn't have to mow the grass.  Yay!  Although, I'll have to use a bush hog when I do get around to mowing. 

Have a great Sunday!

August 28, 2010


I can tell football season has begun.  Yikes, I've been busy!  We had our first home game last Saturday night.  Besides the fact that we lost, the game was delayed because of lightning for almost 2 hours.  Needless to say, we didn't get home until well have 1:00 a.m. and didn't get to bed until 2:00 a.m.  I am not a night person.  I am in bed most nights by 10 and up by 6:00 during the week days.  I didn't get anything done on Sunday.

My patchwork quilt is all pieced and ready to layer.  I just need DVS to clean off the table so I can use it.

I've gone back to working on a block of the month that I started last year.  Here are a few of the blocks I've completed.

The fabric is Portabello Market by Moda.  I LOVE this fabric line.  This was a 2009 block of the month named "On Point" designed by Bits 'n Pieces.  I'm a confident beginning quilter so these blocks have taken me a lot longer to complete than normal.  However, I've really enjoyed the challenge.

Have a great day!

August 18, 2010

Slowing Down - It's the Journey

This was a great article!  It's all about the Slow Cloth Project.  The article was written by Elaine Lipson of Valley Fiber Life.

Do you rush through your projects or take your time and enjoy the process?  I'm usually rushing through trying to get a baby gift, Christmas gift, Birthday gift, done.  However, on my latest patchwork project, I've made it a point to slooowww down.  It took me a couple of weeks to cut and now a couple of weeks to sew. 

Not a bad theme for everything in life.

Have a great day! 

August 12, 2010


Not much sewing going on this month.  DVS was away for a few days with the team in Atlanta so I was able to work a little bit on my patch quilt.  I'm hoping to work on it more this weekend.  I need to buy some batting on Saturday. 

In other news, my mom had surgery a couple of weeks ago on her shoulder.  She's doing much better and going to physical therapy a few times a week.  Hi Mom!  Love you!

Our first pre-season game is tomorrow in Philadelphia so it (football season) has begun!  From here on out, time will fly.  I guess I need to start thinking about getting some Christmas presents made.  Yikes.

It's still pretty hot and humid but I'm walking every day.  Lost 4 pounds so far, so I'm very excited.  I would like to lose at least 10 pounds by Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

That's about it for now.  I'll update more this weekend. 

August 6, 2010

We Love Our Military

We love our Military here at the Jaguars.  Jacksonville is a very big Navy town - home to both NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport.  We had Military Appreciation Night during training camp last night.   

The Marine Corps Band from Albany, Georgia joined us and performed.

And then, of course, our mascot, Jaxson de Ville had to get in on the act.

Ok, and here's a football picture as well.

Have a great day!

Thanks to my husband for the great pics!

August 1, 2010


I started this little project just for me.  All you do is sew 4" patches together.  It's very easy but there is a pattern called the Ollaieberry Ice Cream Quilt from the Posie Gets Cozy blog.  It's worth the $7 to buy the pattern.  Alicia Paulson does a great job of giving you yardage and guidance for a crib, twin, full, queen and king size quilts.  It's soo easy and a great project for summer.

Alicia suggests just sewing the patches together.  Don't worry about matching colors, solids, etc.  Just put them together and be free!!  This would also be a great project for charm squares (so you don't have to cut).