Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thanks for the excuse...

A big fat Thank you, I really didn't need an excuse or any encouragement from Fat Quarter Shop to purchase the fabric I have been eyeballing for some time now.

I am so excited I ordered Ty Pennington's new fabrics. Oh, yeah and I spent enough to take advantage of the "Tax Refund" discount.

(just needed to blame someone, my husband has taken to reading my blog)

Now if that darn "Prince Charming" that everyones been tweetin about would get in the real world, we'd really be cookin with gas.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Block Swap for April

This month for my block swap I have Leanne from Australia. She said she likes "Shabby Chic". Well she was in luck. I have this perfect fabric that I am using for my soon to be niece's quilt. I hope Leanne like it, I took block #12 from the blockapalooza and it was a blast to make. Who ever came up with the technique of the flying geese is a genius.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

About Me....

Many moons ago I was an avid quilter, gardener and housekeeper. Then like many people that I have read about on the blogging world, I too had major health issues for several years. I'd like to say I am back. But its been so long I don't know what I am back from.

I have a room full of fabric, 2 sewing machines, a serger and a longarm machine. I have a beautiful home, yard and husband that I thank the Lord for everyday. When I started this blog I decided it wasn't going to be one of those whiny blogs that I poured my feelings out to my silent audience (2 followers).

So this is going to be about things that inspire me, things that I am working on and completed. Also other passions in my life than quilting. Along with time, when you go through life changing events your passions change as well. I am not so crazy about yard work, and I work on my housework when I want to.

My husband and I both volunteer with the local Fire/EMS department. I teach CPR/AED and First Aid weekly. I am staff/volunteer with the American Red Cross. I've gone on National deployments to Georgia '09 and Tennessee '10. In my heart I have a very strong need to help others in any way I can.

Thank you for coming by my humble blog. Sign in and follow along me in my journey. There are so many of you that are an inspiration in what you do. My first shout out is to cousin Ann!

Brenda Dahmen