Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beaded Tree

I know that everyone has been wondering what I have been up to.  I have not posted any pictures of any work in quite some time.  Wweellll, the reason is..............  I am in this RR you see.  One from one of my groups.  I have been working on Sue W.'s block.  She had wanted bling.  Bling to me is lots and lots of shiny things and beads.  Tons of beads!  Speaking of tons of is the picture of the tree I made for Sue:

I have been wanting to do a beaded tree for a while now.  Since a good cyber friend of mine posted pictures of a awesome beaded tree she had done.  If you ever need tree inspiration stop by Leslies blog.  Here is the address: .   You will see why she is the Queen Of Trees!
  This block is off to its next stop!

The Lion

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Need........

For all the ladies who commented on my give away post.  I need y'all to send me your addresses so that I can send you your fibers I have them cut and ready to go!

Please, send them to

The Lion

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Look What I Found

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and look what I found!  I have been told that they are not making this great stuff any more.  That is what the ladies of my N' Stitches group are telling me.  I was really dismayed!  This is the best fiber stuff to add to CQ!  So I bought these two off the clearence rack.

Ultra cool stuff right?  Since there is so much of it...................   It would take me a years worth of Sundays to use it....................   It has been a long time since I have had a blog give away or teaser....................  I am in the mood for shareing.

Any one who leaves a comment on this post between now and Friday January the 22nd, will get a yard of each of these fibers!


The Lion

Friday, January 15, 2010

Way Back Week

It is way back week on Facebook.  Everyone is changing their profile pictures to when they were young.  I thought that I would share the picture that I put up on my profile.

This picture is one of my many school pictures.  I was right around 7 or 8 when this was taken.  Of course the actuall picture is one out of my grandmothers collection.  She just had to have it back!

The Lion

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Weeks Adventures

Hello to all!  This week has been very interesting at work.  I was given my own office.  I did not know why.  I work at night and had shared my supervisors office for any work I may need to do.  Come to find out my hours are changing to 4am to noon.  Then found out that my supervisor is going to start traveling to other company locations.  So........I needed my own office to work from.  The first thing that we needed to do was locate the key for the office.  It has been locked since my sister moved to Houston.  (My sister and I work in the same company.  She is an MLT and she is the GM trainer/clean up person.)  A call was put into my sister and she said that she had the key.  She would bring it when she came into Austin.  My sister finally got here the middle of last week.  We got the key from her and I had to clean her stuff out of her office.
  She moved to Houston set up another office and left everything she had up in Austin in the office.  Knowing that she would not be back.  To her defense she is a busy woman.  So I packed up her things even her Ginsu knife.  (I don't know why she had a Ginsu knife in her office.  Those type of things were keeping me up at nights 'till I stopped worring about them.)  So the last part of my week I spent getting my office in order.  Whoo-Hoo!  Exciting things are starting to happen!!

Now in my last post I told y'all that I would describe the torture of a friend.  I am a member of several yahoo groups. StitchMap being one of them.  I thought it would be nice to do something for the owner Shari.  The first anniversery of the group is coming up.  (Her daughter Moon is also a owner, but Shari bosses her around so..........)(Have I got that right Moon??)  I wanted the whole group in on it so I created a help wanted post.  I asked for help from everyone.  From the tatters, cross stitchers to the CQ'ers.  Everyone was welcome to help with the project.  Even the new to the group.  Not only are we having fun creating the item.  It is being created in waves as this is truly an international project, but the tourture of Shari has got to be the most fun!  The ladies are getting to pay her back for all the torture she has delt out from being the teaching master she is to the teasing she has done from the teasers! (The teasers are a trivia game where the ladies of StitchMap get to win prizes.)  Shari, I know is having fun with all the banter.  We are having quite fun throwing out false clues to see if she can really guess what is up my sleeve!

For my final note on this post, yes it is COLD here in Texas.  Right now it is 19 degrees outside.  It is a little warmer tonight.  Last night was 13 degrees.  I know, I know.  There are alot of people out there a lot colder than this.  As I keep saying when you are use to 30 or more days in a row of above 100 degrees..............13 degrees is too cold!!(That is Farenheit)

I am also hopeing to show y'all that beaded tree that I have been working on also.  I am so behind with work and all.............. The trunk is almost done though!

The Lion

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It Is All Silk!

I don't think that I have posted on these yet.  As many of y'all know I live in the town of Bastrop, Texas.  It is a lovely little/big town.  I say little/big because Bastrop is really growing.  We have lots of new businesses here!  It has come a long way from when I was growing up here.  Today we have a huge HEB grocery store, when I was a child we had Longs on the corner of Main St. and Farm St.  That really was not that long ago!  But to get back on track with the story.  We are growing but still we have that great small town atmosphere!  Main St. Bastrop you can still park your car and walk up and down it to do a little shoping.  At the one end of down town Main are a couple of great antique stores.  I visit them every once in a while to see what I can find to put into my quilts.  I have found many GREAT things!  But the two items I am going to show y'all right now are I think the geatest yet!  I found some really great silk scarves!  Here let me show you the first one. 

It is so big I had a hard time finding some place with enough light to take pictures of it.  Is it not awesome??
Here is another picture.  One of the corners:

I LOVE the colors!  Here is another corner!

I alway loved the trick horses in the circus!  Here is the next corner:

Its kinda upside down but it is the acrobats.  Here is the last corner:

The elephants!!  I am still loveing the colors in this scarf!  Here is the middle:

This is a great scarf right?  Hard to believe that I found it!  It is also ALL SILK!  If you let your imigination flow can you not just see this as a crazy quilt???  Would that not be awesome?  A circus crazy quilt?  I am seeing it.  Now just to take the time to plan it out!
As I was checking out with this little gem, the lady who owns the store asked me did see the one with the birds?  "Birds?----No.  What Birds?"  "The scarf with the birds on it." she said to me.   "Uh, No......Where would it be??"  She started to look around her store.  She then showed me this one:

(Sorry it is not ironed)
WOW!  No I did not see this one!  Of course I said that I would take it on just a glance!  If you were in my place is that not what you would have done??  Upon closer inspection of the scarf, it is also silk.  Look closer........The birds and flowers are hand painted!  WHOO-HOO!  Jackpot!  Right???  Let me show you the close ups of the birds.

Just awesome!  Here is another corner:

The colors came out just great in the pictures!  I think that the scarf faided with age.  Here is another corner:

What can I say?  I am still in awe of this jewel!  Here is the fourth corner:

Who ever painted this scarf was very talented!  The birds are just for lack of a better phrase.  They are just AWESOME!!  Now I bet you can see THIS one in a crazy quilt!

The plans for so many crazy quilts are just stacking up!  With the years getting shorter and shorter, well I can tell you I will have so many UFO's in the closet my darling daughter is just going to die when she has to clean it out when I finally pass away!  Hopefully I will leave her with smiles!

There is my entertaining story for the day!  Just wait until the next post.  We are going to talk about the torture of a great friend!

The Lion

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Brand New Year!

Here it is a brand new year.  I did not post yesterday as I had left the computer and started puttering around with my sewing machiene and just did not get back on the computer until this morining.  I am very happy to have spent the first day of the new year dreaming up projects.
Just wait they are coming in the new year!  I have so much to do and the years are just getting too, short!  I have finished up on a project that needs to be sent off!  I did not want to chance it getting lost in the Holiday mail.  It is a RR for CQI.  I will put the blocks in the mail on Monday for good measure. 
Below is the block that I did:

I am now finished playing with my roses.  On to another flower!  There are so many flowers out there to choose from.  The ladies of CQI are going on to pansys.  I am ever the rebel, so I want to play with another..........  The things I have to ponder!  Today I think that I will finish beading that tree that I started for another RR that I am in so that that block can go into the mail this week also!

I hope that your new year is getting off as well!

The Lion