Monday, October 12, 2015

Time For Ham Fest


 Here in Cadiz, Kentucky, it's time for Ham Fest.  A celebration of Fall, Cadiz style.  It also means it's time for our Quilt Guild's big show.  I didn't get a chance to enter a quilt this year - gave them all away.  But, I did have some small items to enter in the Quilt show and I also entered four items in the Homemaker's  show.  Thought I would share them with you.

This is a set of four place-mats with a Halloween theme.  They may also be used as a table centerpiece.




This is a cute casserole carrier with a chicken theme.     


This is a mini-table runner made with Halloween mini-charms.
This center piece is reversable







Both Cardinal table runners have a similar backing of Cardinals.


My extra long Log Cabin table runner.


I did win three 1st place and one 2nd place at the Homemaker's Show.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Old Bikers - Forever Friends



Last Sunday we had a reunion with the HOG group we first joined when moving south.  This group is a bunch of the finest folks I have ever known.  We have not seen these people since moving to Kentucky, over four years now, yet we did not skip a beat.  We all told stories of the past, talked about our lives and families today and chatted a bit about the future.  We just love these guys!



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Remember Hosting the Tupperware Party?



Can you remember the days of the Tupperware Party?  You would invite your friends over for an afternoon of chitchat and games.  The Tupperware representative would put out an impressive display of Tupperware that any homemaker would love to own.  As a kind Hostess, you would fix a lite snack before letting your friends choose the Tupperware of their dreams. 

Welcome to 2015!  No longer do we invite our friends into our homes.  Instead, we make our contact via cell phones and computers/social media, to name a few.  The latest enlightenment is the party by Facebook.  I am holding a Pampered Chef party via Facebook.  I set up an event and invited my friends.  I gave them around 10 days to peruse the PC catalog and place their order.  They were able to choose to have their choice shipped to their very own door.  My only question is ~ how do I serve the punch and cookies?

So, here is the invite to my party, yeah, there is only 2 days left and if you would like to order, you must make your decision quickly.  So, if you would like to see what that looks like, here is the link to my party. 

http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/ditto/guest-landing/8911244967067;jsessionid=8CDE92D77DDAD811F82F7BA4AE18FC89

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Quilts and Things for Baby

Here are a few of the Baby Quilts I have made:



 
 
And a couple of other Baby items . . .


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Making of a Block of the Month Doo Rag Quilt

I had a unique opportunity arise a little over a year ago.  My daughter left over 50 Doo Rags at my house.  She is a motorcycle enthusiast and did not have a use for carrying that many Doo Rags with her.  So, what to do with that many Doo Rags?

How about a quilt?  I've seen many T-Shirt Quilts using biker's t-shirts they have acquired over their many miles they have traveled.  I've seen T-Shirt Quilts made from kid's athletic events they have participated in.  However, I have never seen a Doo Rag Quilt!  Well, if you have not seen one before - here is my version of a Doo Rag Quilt!  I joined with two friends taking turns creating a 'Block of the Month' for one year (2014).  I have used one fabric, white with dotted peace symbols, to carry through all blocks.  Otherwise, each block is made completely of doo rags.  I will start with each block.

January - Snowball 

February - Ohio Star

March - Lady of the Lake 2

April - Four Winds

May - Aunt Dinah

June - Winged 4-patch

July - Shooting Star

August - The Alamo

September - Castle in the Air

October - Maple Leaf

November - Waterwheel Variation

December - Star and Pinwheels
So, now you have seen all the blocks that make up my Doo Rag Quilt.  At the end of the year, I put all of the blocks together with multi-design/color 2 1/2 inch strips.  And this is the finished quilt . . .

Doo Rag Quilt

Back of Doo Rag Quilt

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Waiting for Spring

I don't know about you, but, I'm ready for Spring!  I need some color in my world, trees budding, flowers blooming, sun shinning.  Here in Western Kentucky, during the winter months, the landscape changes dramatically.

The fences people have grown to hide in, have lost their lush thick leaves.  This leaves a very different view from the road.  We can now see behind the walls, we can see through the fences of nature.

The colors are different now.  Instead of the beautiful bright hues of yellows, red, orange and green.  We have the browns, beige and creams of cold weather.

So, here are some pictures of Spring to come.  I hope it helps to ease the next few weeks until Spring arrives once again to Western Kentucky.








Thursday, January 8, 2015

Recovering Old Dining Chairs

I am the keeper of my Grandparents Dining Room Set.  I have had the set since my wonderful Grandma pasted away.  It makes me think of her often and the happy childhood memories spent in her home.

This is the second time we have recovered these chairs.  The first time was soon after the set entered our home.  And now, over 25 years later, my husband and I tackled the job of reupholstering the six dining chairs.  Here are a few pictures of the new chairs . . .

This is the old - purchased in the late 80's I'm guessing.

This is the new upholstery we have chosen.

I love the dark colors, it makes the wood look richer.

Six chairs completed!!