Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm Singing, I'm Dancing...Can You Tell I'm Happy?

I said at the beginning of the month that I would be one very happy girl if I completed all of my October goals for Charming Girl's...and I am overjoyed to announce that I DID!!!!!!!!! I got them all done! What a great sewing month...and I feel like a weight has been lifted...all those bits and pieces of things are done...moving on to new things...YIPPEE! So here they are in no particular order...

The binding is on the Spools quilt and the Zig Zag Quilt...the Zig Zag is all ready to be given as a Christmas gift.

Sadie's Sampler is all caught up...there's one more set of blocks to come and then the border and that one will be done.

Belle Meade blocks are all caught up. I'm loving these blocks. This has truly been an out of the box experience for me...there are pieces of fabric in these monthly kits that I never would have chosen, but I'm using them and they're wonderful.

Antietam is all caught up...I think I may start putting some of these together...these are the strangest blocks I've ever made...I've never seen construction quite like's going to make putting them together easy...but they sure look funny.

The Designer BOM from Fat Quarter Shop is done for this month and I sure am having fun with this the Glace fabrics.

And I'm really dancing over this one...Simply Sophisticated is all put together and my wonderful Quilt Holder is doing his job.

So that's it...October goals DONE...on to November...oh did I tell you Hampton and Camden are coming in November???? LOL!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Heart Melted...

I opened an e-mail from Katie this morning and this is what I found...oh my heart melted and the tears flowed. We haven't seen them since the end of August and they have grown up. I talked to Hampton this morning on the phone and told him that I had gotten the new pictures. I said "You've grown so much since I saw you that last promised me you wouldn't grow until I saw you again." He laughed and said that he'd try not to grow any more. I think it's going to be a long time until Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm a Very Lucky Girl!

I am a very, very lucky girl...the mailman brought me the most wonderful little quilt...I remember when I saw these little quilts on Darlene's blog, that they were the most wonderful little quilts. I never dreamed I would be lucky enough to get one. I love it on top of this little cupboard...thank you so much Darlene.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ever Faithful Friend

I've been sewing like a wild woman, but don't have pictures taken...I've just about finished my Charming Girls list...I'm finishing the last goal and that's to get the Simply Sophisticated BOM put together.

But the real purpose of this post is to update you on Andy and share a picture of him doing his exercises with his Ever Faithful Friend and Helper...Zack. He just can't do his exercises without Zack being right next to him. This set, he has to lie on the floor with his foot up the wall, he has to bring his foot down the wall, bending his knee...
He has some that he has to do lying on the bed...Zack is right next to the bed. He has some he does in a chair...Zack is right next to the chair. It's so sweet. Andy has to do the exercises 3 times a day and Zack is with him every minute.

Andy's is doing great...he has 4 more therapy sessions and then we go back to see the doctor. It will be 7 weeks on Tuesday...that's hard to believe...and he just doing great. He has excellent range of motion, he just has to continue to work on strength. He's really looking forward to the day that he can walk the dogs with no discomfort...we're getting there. He walked the dogs, both of them at the same time, for the first time last Monday when I had Mom out doing her errands. He was very proud of himself...I wasn't sure how I felt about him doing that with no one else around, but he made up his mind he was going to do it and that was that.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

October Charming Girls

I've set my goals for Charming Girls...October is going to be to finish up and catch up month for me. September was very busy and my BOM's got behind so I'm catching up on...

Sadie's Sampler

Belle Meade


Designer 2009

Then I'm going to put together my Simply Sophisticated BOM

And get binding on my Christmas ZigZag Quilt

And my Spools quilt

I sure hope I can get these all done...I'll feel so wonderful to get these caught up and finished. I also want to try and do the Charming GirlsQuilt Along...Half Pint...I'm going to need a baby quilt for April and this will be just perfect.

Friday, October 02, 2009

It's Finished

Well, it's not totally finished...but the top is finished and I am absolutely crazy about it. I can take absolutely no credit for picking the was a kit that I bought last year from The Olde Green Cupboard in Jacksonville, FL...and the pattern is Gingersnap from Carrie Nelson's book It's a Dog's LifeI love the piano key border…lots of work but I think it makes the quilt.

On to October…I hope it doesn’t fly by quite as quickly as September did. I need to set my Charming Girl’s goals for this month. I think this month will be for some catching up on some things that didn’t get done in September…Hmmmm, BOM’s are stacking up.

My quilt holder is doing great…he’s completed his first week of physical therapy and is making marked progress with each visit. The therapist is thrilled! Thank you for all of your well wishes…you can’t imagine how much it has meant to us.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

If September had 31 days...

I would have finished my Charming Girls goal for this month...but unfortunately it didn't and I had some bumps in the road this month with Andy's knee surgery so I didn't get my Gingersnap quilt done....BUT I'll have it done today. I'll be back later!