Spring Quilt Festival

The Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival @ Amy’s Creative Side started last week and I’m late to the party! As always, there are some fabulous quilts on display. I L-O-V-E this quilt I made from Sandy Henderson’s Meadowsweet line. The photo does not do it justice. The colors are amazingly vibrant.[Read more]

The Proof is in the Pudding…

…or…actually…the pudding is in the cake.   Apparently, old proverbs are being shortened and clipped down from the original full sayings. Word Detective points out that the phrase “the proof is in the pudding” originated as “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Which means, the true value[Read more]

Spring Break

This week is Spring Break, and for me, it’s been a real disappointment. I always think I’ll get so much done since I won’t have to hound my son to do his homework or practice his violin and bassoon, and all other activities get put on hold. But, I suddenly[Read more]

It’s Only Paint

“It’s only paint.” “You can always paint over it.” I have often heard and said these very phrases. So what’s my problem? Why have I had a half-painted, empty mirror-frame hanging over my mantle for months? If I paint something I don’t like, I can paint over it. Really. I[Read more]

Icepocalypse 2010

I don’t know what this says about me…but… have you ever thought about how the icicle is the perfect murder weapon? You know, no fingerprints… because it melts. It’s just something that crosses my mind when they get this big. My son is 6 feet tall. That’s a long icicle.[Read more]

Christmas Eve on New Year’s Day

We FINALLY celebrated Christmas with the family New Year’s Day. I was completely over Christmas by that time, but we still had a good time, and of course, plenty of food. Many years ago we stopped buy gifts for each other and started doing ‘Dirty Santa’ gift exchange. You know,[Read more]

The Oklahoma Snowpocalypse of 2009

Christmas Eve brought us 14 inches of snow. For us Oklahomans, that is a crippling amount. Christmas Eve activities throughout the state were cancelled, as well as my own family get-together. (Postponed ‘til New Year’s Day, officially.) Highways closed and even the mall! On Christmas Eve no less! Even today,[Read more]

Big Kitty

On Saturday we discovered a hot water leak. Under the house. Being a Saturday, we turned off the hot water and thought we’d make the best of it until Monday. I took a bath at my mom’s house and my husband and son took showers at my mother-in-law’s house. I’ve[Read more]

Black, White and Red All Over

I enjoyed sewing the first pinwheel quilt so much that I decided to do another one…baby size! I’m going to catch up on my DVR while I sew on the binding. Here’s a peak: