Monday, April 7, 2014

Where have I been...????

Not too sure what I have been doing...


Quilting

Sewing
Not much gardening...but getting things ready 


Well, I am back and catching up with you too!!



Blessings all,

kathy


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines's Day 2014.....and Monster Cookies

Happy Valentine' Day to each of you!



Made these "Monster Cookies" for my sweet hearts

from Sally's Baking




Except I did cook mine a bit longer.... 12-14 minute.

...and that is all of the cooking I am doing today...lunch on me...dinner on sweetie!!



Blessings and  L O V E  all,
Kathy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snowing....quilting....crocheting !!!!

We have had two snows here in Eastern NC in the past two 



weeks...almost unheard of!!



Today,it is real pretty...



So I am working on a t shirt quilt



and starting a crocheted baby blanket



(hand dyed grass basket from Ghana rural women's cooperative...website if interested...

and probably eating too much as well!!

Blessings all,
Kathy

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Signing our Duke Family Signature Quilt...

On our trip to Louisiana, while visiting with family, we began signing our Duke Family Signature Quilt!


cousins signing...


my sweetie signing...


and the 80th birthday girl signing!!!

We had a wonderful time visiting my husband's family
on our first trip to Louisiana...

the mighty Mississippi




Nottoway Plantation on River Road...





LSU and Mike the Tiger ...



New Orleans of course...


our wonderful tour guides and hosts...cousins Ginger and Howard...



beignets at Cafe' DuMonde...



BUT
 what we both enjoyed the most was family...

just family



cousin Jean...cousin Alice Katie...


cousin Billie, the 80th birthday girl ( we were her surprise too)...





for what else is there but our family!!


Blessings all,
Kathy

prior posts on this quilt progress


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sew OR No Sew...???

Does anyone else have a hard time with NO sew projects?

cg flat fold shade

I mean really...no sewing for a Home Ec teacher???

Well, of course, I have found a great window treatment that I like that is YES
NO SEW...

by Centsational Girl

If I make it, I am sure there will be some sewing!!


Anyone else have this problem?

Blessings all
Kathy

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Quilt Finish...

Finished up the Duke Family Reunion Signature Quilt today...well, all but the label.


I am pleased and now it is all ready for our signatures. 

Here is the post about the reunion and
the quilt top...

Duke Family Gaathering


We are hoping to go to one of Cliff's first cousins 80th birthday party in Louisiana in January and get it started...pictures then.

Blessings all,
Kathy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pinterest Paying Off...

Finally got around to trying one the recipes that I "pinned" on Pinterest...Pistachio Cranberry Cookies!!



The recipe said it makes 2 dozen but I make 31 cookies..

tasty and so festive for our Christmas season too.

Here is the site with the recipe...


Blessings all,
Kathy


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Special Gift...

I have a wonderful and very talented quilt friend
who keeps blessing me by sharing her many talents with me !


Knitted socks,
knitted scarf,
and
now this wonderful pattern complete with 
her hand embroidery!!!







Didn't it turn out just lovely...



and she gave one to all of our Guild members too.

Check out her blog too...


to see all the many projects that she completes and just how talented she is!!!

Blessings all,
Kathy