Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I am sure you have noticed the button on my sidebar (it was at the top of the page but I couldn't make that one link).  That is a link to the website and I need to tell you about it.  It has the potential to make all your book wishes come true.

Check out this book the front and back of this book:

Doesn't seem like much does it, until you open it.  Here are a few of the quilt designs inside:

Yes, Love, the last quilt is a needlepoint Sunbonnet Sue!  All the patterns are in the book and they are full size.   And there are alot more designs.  I love this book!

The point of all this?  I ordered the book through and it was free!  I joined the site in November, 2009, and so far I have requested and received over 30 books.  Many of them I have wanted for years but they were too expensive. 

I urge all of you to check out the website and see how it works. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


How do you like my new avatar?  Instead of a blue box with a white bust I now have a face.  It is a real picture of me from some thirty, er, twenty (mumble, mumble) years ago.  Do you like it?

On to something more fun.  All the APQ Bloggers know I am an avid flea market/thrift store shopper, so I thought perhaps you would like to see some of my finds.  Earrings are a passion of mine and really the only jewelry I wear.  Having a large collection, I don't buy them very often anymore, but sometimes they are too hard to resist.   Here are some that I found over the summer.  Starting at the top left and going down: 

      First Row:  Hearts, pearls, silver & mother of pearl, red & green enamel; the last pair are silver & mother of pearl cufflinks (every girl needs one good set of cufflinks, right).

      Second Row:  Opals, needlepoint roses (yes, real needlepoint) , gold drops, enamel flowers with removable drops

     Third Row:  Black marquisites, silver birds (my husband made these from a damaged belt)
 Fourth Row:  Gold filigree drops (no, I don't think they are real), the last piece is a pin (I don't usually look at pins, but this one caught my eye)

Aren't they lovely? Aside from the fact that the earrings are really different (which I love), most of them only cost a dollar (the gold drops in the second row cost fifty cents). The most expensive pair are the lavendar enamel flowers for a whopping (wait for it) 8 dollars. OK, so I am bragging a little. Forgive me?


Monday, January 25, 2010


OK, so I promised myself that I would try to post at least one blog a week, but I have nothing quilty to tell you about - yet.  However, I am trying hard to figure out how the blog program works.  I have noticed that some blogs show all the comments right underneath the entry.  I would like to set mine up for that too, but I can't figure out how.  Any help out there?  I chose the updated editor.  Think that has anything to do with it?

In the meantime, thanks all for your warm welcome.  Love, I tried to email you but I couldn't find an address on your site.   I put mine up for all of you, feel free to email anytime.   I have the new APQ button (it is so cool) but I am not sure I have signed up to follow everyone's blog.   Email me if my name is not on your follower's list.   Is anybody going to sign their blog up for Quilters Blog list?  I am thinking about it.

Now, I have to take some pictures.  I need an Avatar and a heading picture to start with.  How do I put in a background?   Sorry this entry skips around so much, but sometimes my mind does the same thing, LOL.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


To all my APQ friends - I AM HERE!      Still setting up the site.  Stay tuned!  (If I have missed your blog on  my list of "Blogs I Follow", leave a comment and let me know.  I don't want to lose anyone.)