Thursday, March 25, 2010

wow....almost 1 year later

Guess I have been really too busy to keep up this blog.

I spent the summer of 2009 at the campground, attended the 2 quilt retreats and got projects done. I have participated in many SWAPS with Quilting Around the World....some were not so great of an exchange.

I have too many projects, not completed....
1. Teal & White Mystery from Srping Retreat - need to fininsh binding
2. Floral Pinwheels need layered, pinned and quilted
3. Squares needs assembled and then lpq'ed
4. 40's fabric needs assembled and then lpq'ed
5. Sally gave me great material and pattern for Christmas...not started yet
6. I am the hostess for mystery Spring retreat to get fabric & cut before retreat!
7. Purchased neat gadget to make placemats for many holidays; need to get started on for Christmas 2010 gifts!
8. Need to make mom's pillow case....
ok ...i must find time to complete these so I can post pictures......i must update blog atleast once a month.....guess we will see if I am able....

We are going to start camping for the year on Good Friday!!! So now armed with the Janome Sewing Machine and the laptop....should be a great productive summer....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

I finally got to spend some time with my fabric and I finished my Pastel Pinwheels for the I need to get some bags so I can turn them into the SWAP Hostess.

I also completed a Tea Towel Bag Purse. I had picked up the tea towels and patterns last summer on one of our shopping is pretty neat. I need to get camera so I can post the picture, camera is at home, not at the camper.

Son has started baseball practice so life gets a little

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I finally signed up to participate in a SWAP!
My friend Sally is the hostess, and since we are camping next to each other, I let her twist my arm and try this next step!

I am excited to see how a SWAP works first-hand...and then maybe I will do more. I just hope my "finished pieces" are good enough...

I am back camping so I am working on a few small projects: orgami purse and table runners for holidays. Trying to get some gifts ready!


Monday, March 16, 2009


Whew...where has the time gone...oh yeah, I have been running to basketball practices and games and boy scout meetings and girl scout cookie selling...BUT I have been able to get a few pieces pinned and quilted.

Finally got Fractions done and it is really comfy on the couch, but Chelsea seems to think all the bright colors are calling her name. LOL

I am getting the camping bug, I can not wait to start camping, it gives me more time to quilt and take those road trips to get more stash and ideas!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Update...Chelsea's Machine

My daughter has been wanting her own "nice machine"...and since she has continued with great interest about quilting...her dad & i decided that she deserved a great machine for Christmas...
We purchased a Janome Heart Machine...and boy does Chelsea love it! She will be 16 in April and enjoys crafting...just like mom!
She is excited to finish 2 quilt tops she had started...but always used the excuse that she could not get on my machine because I was using it ALL the time...she stayed home from school one day due to getting a tooth pulled and she made a sewing machine cover for "her baby"...using some fancy stitching to jazz it up! And she has created a table runner for her best friend. This was the first piece she has totally done by herself...she planned it, cut it, sewed it, layered it, quilted it and last night starting attaching the binding! I will have to attach photo...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

my name & why

thought I would back up and explain a few things...

I love to camp at Indian Trails Resort, in Colona, Illinois...this is where we spend our entire summer. Well my good friend Sally has been a quilter for many years, and I got jealous of her coming out of her camper and saying "look what I just made"! I knew I could sew but was very scared to start the quilting...well Sally took me under her wing and taught me many things about daughter even caught the quilting bug...more on her later!

Well now I use my camper table and create. I go sit by the fire and work on attaching the bindings so I decided to call my self the fireside quilter... quilting is relaxing to me and I do not have to give up my fire!

We have a group of us at the campground that get together one day a week to quilt in the clubhouse...some days we decide to do a road trip and check out quilt shops in other areas. Always can use ideas and need to get patterns & fabrics!