Sunday, April 22, 2012

Go Gators!

Go Gators!  (Boy, I hope I have that right ... i am so college-football challenged! Yes, it has that green gator face ... whew ...).

Barb gave me this cute college quilt to finish up for her.  She put a wonderful bright orange minkee on the back and it quilted up beautifully.  I really haven't had a problem with minkee.  But it does look like I got crazy with a bag of Cheetos in my studio!  Little bits of orange fluff which, from a distance, look like pieces of Cheetos!  And I don't care how many times you vacuum, some of that stuff runs, hides, and comes out later to tease and taunt you!  

Anyway, here's her quilt.  I used Magna-Glide threads, blue on top and bright orange on the back.  Love those threads!  Look closely ... no tension issues what-so-ever!  

Here's Pam's quilt that I started calling "Steve Jobs".  Lordy, don't ask ... i had a moment and just went with it.

Anyway, it's a beautiful muted batik - great for a guy - and I again used the Fil-Tec Magna-Glide thread on it.

Happy Anniversary to us!

Today is our Anniversary ... woo woo!  It used to be that The Sweetest Cowboy in the World (I could definitely be a charter member of the Sweet Potato Queen club ...) bought me diamonds and rubies ... little baubles that sparkle and shine ... NOW, at my request, my 'baubles' are now LONG-ARM toys!  And I'm so happy!  And TSCITW is happy ... if momma ain't happy, ain't noboby happy, y'all, doncha know?  

True Story:  We went to a fancy place for brunch this morning, and to the tune Happy Birthday, we sang Happy Anniversary ... soft, looking into each others eyes ... sweet, romantic.  And then I added a 2nd verse just for TSCITW ... real soft, low, and sorta funny.  Song over, we ate our brunch.  Yum.  Heading towards the door afterwards, I heard hubby laugh a bit.  Outside he said that the man sitting behind us, stopped hubby and said: "In my 55 years, I've never had a woman sit across from me and sing to me ... you are blessed!!!"  We giggled all the way to the car ... Happy Anniversary, Larry!

My newest present:  Micro-Drive handles for the machine.  And I'm planning on having me some fun ... 

Here's a couple of pics of some of the flowers on our deck.  I love this time of year ... if it wasn't so darn chilly and damp ... and these roses will be spectacular in about a week if we have some warm sunshine.  And the begonias in the red pots will be HUGE in about 6 weeks.  I'll check back later with you.