Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful weather to spend in the yard!! Happy Memorial Day!!

Jim and I, mostly Jim have been working quite a bit in our yard this spring.

We added a tree and then added some plants we got from Jim's mom to the raised bed.


Our tomatoes are in their pots.  We will have cherry tomatoes and big tomatoes coming out of our ears!!

Jim's favorite place in the yard is our pond.

I want to wish everyone, especially our Military Men and Women, a great Memorial Day

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How do Quilts and Longaberger Baskets work together?

In addtion to my love of quilting I also love Longaberger Baskets. 

I have been collecting baskets and pottery longer then I have been quilting. 

I use them for decorating, flower vases, storage and now quilting. 

Large Serving Baskets with Lidded Plastic Protectors 

Ohio State Team Spirit Small Berry Basket

They hold quilts, books, rulers, tools, fabrics, leftover scraps, pins, bindings, patterns you name it!

Large Picnic Basket

Sort and Store Small Storage Basket

Longaberger is having a 30% off everything online for Memorial Day Weekend.  Check it out at

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 22nd Wedding Anniversary to us!!!

My DH Jim and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last night by going out to dinner and then  we visited the Longest Covered Bridge in the United States, it is located in Ashtabula, Ohio. 


The bridge is located on State Road (County Road #25) in Plymouth and Ashtabula Townships and was dedicated on August 26, 2008.  The bridge is the longest covered bridge in the United States at 613 feet.

It boasts a clear width of 30’ and a clear height of 14’6”. It stands 93’ above the Ashtabula River.

Ashtabula County Ohio has 17 Covered Bridges

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2010

I was searching for quilting blogs and found the Blogger's Quilt Festival so I decided to submit my first Ohio State Buckeye quilt.

I'm an alumni of The Ohio State University, and a big football fan!!! I have been told by friends that the Columbus campus must have implanted me with a Go Bucks chip!!

I started quilting at the Country Hutch in Geneva, Ohio about 20 years ago. I took a very long break and got bit my the bug again the summer of 2006. Once I started I could not stop. My first Buckeye quilt was an Ohio State Varsity Quilt Kit I bought in Columbus, Ohio at the Red Roosters Shop.

I machine pieced it at the Great Lake Quilt Escape at Geneva State Lodge on November 10, 2007. The Ohio State Buckeyes were on their way to a second National Championship game in 2 years, but the fans didn’t think that would happen after getting beat by the University of Illinois 28 to 21 that afternoon. I continued to work on the quilt top even after the loss and completed it that evening. While in Columbus the following July I saw a similar quilt and decided that I needed mine quilted by Jennifer McCann of Galena. If you look closely you can see many words that represent The Ohio State University. OSU, Scarlet and Gray, Brutus, Go Bucks, Round on the Ends and High in the Middle, OHIO, Carmen Ohio, and College of Agriculture. I displayed this quilt at the Lake Farm Parks Quilts 2009 Show. And at the Madison Library Quilt show in 2009.

If you check out my blog you will see that I haven't stoped quilting Scarlet and Gray and probably never will.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Done cleaning, now I need to get back to Quilting!!

My dad is a snowbird in Florida, so this weekend he returned to Northeaster Ohio for the summer.  My winter quilting has kept me from the joys of house cleaning!!  So I needed to do so picking up and cleaning over the past week.  Unfortunately that means that my quilt room now needs reorganized so I can spend some time sewing.  In between my volunteer activities, I need to get in there and find my sewing machine again!!  I post my next project shortly.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Does it count as Mother's Day if your children have four legs?

My husband and I were never blessed with human children.  We do have a few god children and nieces and nephews which we pray for and love.   Right now we are fortunate to have Garfield and Nermal in our lives. 

They keep us entertained.

So Happy Mother's to our Mother's and all Mother's today!!! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Not eligible for 2010 Ohio State Football Lottery!!

I was checking today to see if it was time to throw my hat in the ring for tickets this fall. 

After I logged on to the Ohio State Alumni Ticket Lottery site it told me I was not eligible for 2010 Football tickets!!! 

Of course I called the office to find out why.  They informed me that a small number (?) of alumni were not uploaded to the site correctly.  This is being corrected and I should be able to process my request by Monday, May 10th!! What a relief!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Eleanor Burns Quilts on American Barns Block 1

Just finished watching Eleanor put together the 18 inch Center Barn Block  It went together pretty easy.

I will be seeing her sister Patricia Knoechel June 4th at the Ashtabula Nazarene Church and that will be my chance to purchase the book and necessary templates and accessories.

This quilt will be an opportunity to use up stash and scraps.  I'm planning to do the wall hanging size which has 6 inch blocks in it.