Friday, December 11, 2009
Seasons Greetings everyone! The Wackies got together for a wonderful dinner last night at a great restaurant in Madisonville, Texas. On the menu was prime rib, boneless pork chops, rib eye, steamed veggies, baked potatoes, salad, mushroom soup, mushrooms, and wine or mixed drinks........yummy.
We decided to eat out and not exchange gifts but just enjoy one another's company. The restaurant was very accommodating, the service excellent, the foods mouth-watering. Needless to say, we had a great time.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The above numbers are links to "How To Make Stockings"
Here's a challenge for all the "Wacky Wannabees" and other WACKY blog readers and followers..........We challenge you to make one stocking of your choice and share a picture of it. Let us hear from you.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Every now & then, we run across interesting sites, sales, books, gadgets & such that we want to share with you. We've titled this sharing....... "Linked" so that each time you check our blog, it will be easy to find that particular post.
Here's a site worth seeing.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This old quilt was one of my first ones from a great book - "Quilts Without Corners" by Cheryl Phillips. This particular quilt is Hopi Sun. This is not a great picture of it because you can't really tell that it's a round quilt. I used a nine degree wedge ruler & I hand quilted it to accomplish this stunning quilt. It took me about a year to choose and purchase the fabrics which I thought was the most fun. The quilt measures approximately 45 inches.
If you're looking to try something different in your quilting world, try something like this.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This old quilt, we titled, "The Blue Quilt" for obvious reasons........blue & beige blocks. We donated it to our local Quilt for a Cure fund raising organization 3 years ago. Each "wacky" made 2 blocks each then we had a sew-in to put it together and Kathy L. machine quilted it for us. Note the border applique` of a vine with stars, leaves & red berries and a two-toned blue ribbon. This little extra really tied the quilt together.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
143 down 357 to cut. Just look at all those tiny, little squares.
If you're wondering what this is all about, it's all about "Charm" quilts. The Wackies decided on the next challenge for the fall. Well two of us cooked it up, the rest kind of nodded in confused delirium.......LOL..........our goal is to cut and bag 100 different fabrics measuring 2 1/5 inches for 8 participating Wackies. Even though I was not in the original "cooking up" part, I have been cutting my little buns off. I've bagged the allotted sets of 100 and am now cutting the rest of my own goal of 800 tinny, little squares!!!!!!!!!! Molly, Annie, Kathy and Kath have begun but I'm trying to get there first.......hehehehehehe
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This small quilt (appox. 36 inches square) was my first try at stitching by hand using the buttonhole stitch around the chickens. I can't remember the exact name of the design or where I saw it in the first place. Maybe someone could help with that but I loved all the different colors and crowns of the chickens. The eggs were something I added because I thought there was too much black sashing.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Vicki says that her mum started the quilt in the 70's and didn't get to finish it. When she passed away in 2005 Vicki inherited the king size quilt top. The pattern is an English pieced hexagon method with lots of fabrics Vicki recognizes from dresses she and her sister wore way back when.
Thanks Vicki for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful quilt. Pop over to Vicki's blog and say hello!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
On the sidebar, the "wackies" have included "Taps" which has a rich history. To find out more about the origin of it and the Union General Daniel Butterfield, click on the link. It's amazing that no matter who you are or where you are, when TAPS is played, we all know and feel the emotions that it elicits. But there are also some facts that you might not know about it. So, please check out the link and do have a safe and wonderful Memorial holiday!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
KathyL's Blooming Nine Patch
Monday, May 11, 2009
Would I make another, I don't think so but I won't comment to anything at this point.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Yippie Skippy....it's almost time for another "Wacky" retreat. We have already invited the "WestCoastWackies" to join up, in spirit, as we plan on sewing up a storm, eating healthy (sort of), laughing until base-layers are ruined and getting some rest, when needed.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Before ruffling one of the 36"X6" fabrics, turn under one length of it for a hem. Then stitch it to the bottom of the fat quarter.
Make a pocket from scraps to stitch onto the fat quarter. At this point turn under the rest of the fat quarter for a smooth finish. Finally sew two 24" X 6" length strips together, press in half and attach as the tie band. More prefer long ties on their aprons.
This apron is winging its way to a special friend of mine, so shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!