I'm playing instead of packing ;)
I'm trying to finish a customers quilt before we go on vacation. I just looooove to quilt! Hummmm lets see; quilt or 2 day car ride to Ohio, quilt or car ride.......
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for stopping by!
and with the help of two men in a bucket!
a little technical difficulty when getting down.......
they got a little tangled up in another tree so that got trimmed.
So after thirty minutes, $350 later we have a limb removed, a clean yard and a soon to be very happy husband!
My treat other than the happy husband?
my grandmother's flowers that I brought back from upstate New York are all in one piece ;) This is truly tree triming at its best.
One happy camper!
my youngest daughter Billie. The occasion? Well maybe for successfully completing her third year of college, or making the Deans List last semester, or being a kind loving person to others, or just making her mom so darned proud! Yep that's it - "just because".
My new Janome MC6600 that I purchased at Houston last Fall. This baby is a work horse and I LOVE it! Quilting is a passion of mine as is collecting fabric. "Hello, my name is Sharon and I am a fabri-holic".
I have dabbled in sewing since the age of 5 making the usual baby doll clothes, pageant costumes as a teenager, little girl dresses as a new mom and now quilts as of 6 years ago. I haven't a clue as to how many quilts I have made or how many I have quilted for myself or others; I quit counting. I vowed to keep a journal and I do take pictures but then that took away from my sewing time (I tell you I have it bad). A couple of years ago I did make 12 quilts in one year and then this past February at a 5 day retreat I made five. "Are they finished?" heavens no. Well some are and have moved on to their new homes (they make great gifts) but there are still several lined up to be quilted. I usually keep 3 or 4 projects going at once; okay I just heard my husband choke in the back of my head; who knows it's a lot! But right now I am plugging along on this beautiful kit I purchased from Fig Tree......
The fabric is just stunning! I looooove red and green and these are just so soft and warm. The pattern is called "Fly Away Home" and this quilt was featured on the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting several months ago.
So when will I finish?.....Well lets see; there are 3 pieces to a block, 29 blocks per row, 12 rows for a total of 1,044 pieces; oh probably in this life time! ;) But trust me you will be the first to know. When you hear a loud roar "WAHOO" that will be me. The one with droopy dark circles under my eyes from the lack of sleep, numb fingers, a crooked back BUT one quilt top complete!
So now with my new venture into blogging..... "Hello my name is Sharon and I'm a fabriholic-blog addict"
Rules: I am to share 6 unimportant things that make me happy (seriously, just six?)
and "Tag" six blogging buddies
If you are one of the lucky six, copy and paste the cute smiley face on your blog and share with us your six unimportant things that make you happy.
So here we go in no particular order.....
1. Sand between my toes
My father was in the Air Force so I spent most of my childhood in Flordia and Hawaii and a little ocean water and sand on a girls feet was just heavenly!
2. Organized kitchen cabinets
"A place for everything and everything in its place"
A nice cup of tea on a cool Fall day with girlfriends
(this is my grandaughter - is'nt she sweet!)
4. A red sports car 5. A bowl of cereal
There is nothing like a good bowl of cereal before bed, and......
"TAG" You're it!
1. Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home
2. Karen at Somedays are Diamonds
3. Pat at Birds Nest on the Ground
4. Cathy at The Sylish House
5. Rue at Rue's peanut butter and jelly life
6. Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
I hope you will have as much fun as I did!
Thank you Michelle,
this very pretty little butter dish. Now to find the perfect place for them to shine!
Thank you Mr. Postman,