Thursday, August 28, 2014

I wish my garden - Lauretzin Gardens

I am lucky to be able to drive to this garden and see it's beauty - 20 minutes from home.

This is from my garden

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beautiful Quilt Blocks

How lucky can you get, the below blocks have been donated and will be auctioned off.  These quilt blocks will be sewn into beautiful magical quilts by some wonderful quilters. 

Happy Happy Happy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Grapevine, TX Row by Row Exp. winner

I just love all the rows. This is the winner from Grapevine.

this Row by Row experience is so much fun.  It got started by a women in NY.  Lots of states are participating. 
Grapevine, TX has a wonderful winery - my son had their wedding there and the  wine is very good.  - The delaney vineyards is a wonderful place to have a wedding.  A great/cool room.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday was a bit of a bummer!

Do you know what this is?  Yes I was in the hospital on Monday getting ready for some women surgery.  Sunday afternoon my right leg had a bit of inflammation and I knew what is was, phlebitis - pain 1 - couldn't take any ibuprofen since I was going to have surgery.  I thought they would put the white stockings on to help with my circulation.  Did all the prepping (which wasn't bad) went to the hospital and they told me we had to cancel because of my leg.

 I did not copy the tour.

The rest of my afternoon I had to go to 3 doctors (I am sure they are all going to charge me for a visit).  It was superficial (I told them that) and now we have to wait for another opening date for surgery.   I know the nurses were concern about blood clots - I had one after I broke my leg. 

Now I am in my sewing room instead.  I told my husband don't let everyone know when the next surgery will be.  Friends were cooking sending me get well cards.  This month has been tough for me due to other issues I can't get into.  I am very lucky though - things could be worse.  I have health insurance but boy is it expensive.

I went to Dairy Queen  for an ice cream - that made things easier.

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Row by Row experience

"the Quilt Basket in York, NE display for Row by Row.  It is a corn stalk

Are you following all the patterns for row by row, so much fun to look at the shops who are in the run.

My SIL in New York has everyone going to the shops and picking up the patterns. My DH took me yesterday and spent 4 hours going to 2 more shops.

You will need to type in rowbyrowexperience in search to get to their link.

I love the row by row at Country Traditions in Fremont, NE great design.
The row by Calico House in Lincoln, NE is footballs.

Have a great day.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Martha's Vineyard to England

Susan Branch I love her products and books. She lives in beautiful Martha Vineyard and she traveled to England on the Queen Mary 2.  Susan Branch "A Fine Romance" is a great great travel guide.  She loves anything Beatrix Potter, so do I.

The photos and stories are so fabulous, you feel like you her with her on her tour.

"Celebrations" is another one of her books.
You can order items from her blog or Amazon. 

I just ordered her 2015 calender items, it is a gift to myself since I will have surgery this coming Monday.
My Beatrix Potter collection:

This is a 2008 Calender and well worth it.  It has photos, little file folders and great photos.

The knitting rabbit I gave to my mother for a birthday present one year.

I have 23 books - found at Goodwill.
Queen of England gave Prince George an original set of these books to him for his first birthday.

Have a great day.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cross Stitch and Quilts

I have been busy, I feel good that I am getting things done. For WOCS I have started stitching cards.

Pillowcase for granddaughter:

Quilts for church:
Before I go to sleep I think in my mind what I am going to sew the next day.  I start thinking of color, patterns, stitching, hexies.   Enjoy..