Thursday, April 30, 2015

And It Is Thursday Already

Time sure does fly when you are having fun or working hard or both.  Yesterday, I worked all day long on a new "style".  I have to hem it, and it is done.  Not sure if I love it or hate it.  I'll figure that out tomorrow when I have a chance to work on it again.

All is well in my world today, and I am so thankful for that.  Jerry is feeling good.  I am feeling good.  Josie, the smaller dog, did not crawl under the fence and run off today.  Actually, Jerry was watching her the other day, and she is able to crawl OUT and crawl BACK IN.  Fortunately, Jackie is too big to perform the trick, and Josie won't run off too far from Jackie.

I worked at the store today, and I enjoy so much working with the girls there.  It makes the day go by so fast for everyone to get along and be in a good mood.  Of course, I only go in two days a week.  Jerry is there more, and he says the same thing.

I'm still on my Herbalife diet, but I'm not losing weight.  I am having more to eat in between because I don't really want to lose any more weight.  I think I can STAY in Size 12 jeans, but I don't want the stress of trying to stay in Size 10's.

I came home at 3:30 and went out into the back yard to check on the dogs and the peonies.  Jerry has been asking me for days to go PROP UP the peonies because they were all sagging.  I don't know WHAT I was supposed to prop them up with!  When I checked on them today, they were not only sagging, they were all hanging from broken stems.  I decided to cut them all off and make a bouquet.

Seemed like a really good idea UNTIL three different varieties of bugs decided to descend onto my kitchen counter!

First there was the spider.

Then there was some very strange looking bug that was hanging on one of the pretty pink petals.  I tried to SHAKE him off the petal, but he would not move.  I took the flowers over to the sink and tried to flick him off.  He would not flick.  I then put my fingernail behind his butt and tried to PUSH him off.  He came off but he STUCK to my finger!  YUK!!!  He must have been some kind of glue bug.  I had to get a utensil and push him off my finger.  I had to wash him off the utensil and down the drain.

Then I went to put the flowers back on the counter, and I saw what I THOUGHT was a green leaf on the counter.  I went to pick it up, and it MOVED!  YUK AGAIN!  It was a skinny green caterpillar.

I feel like there are bugs crawling around in my hair and up the back of my neck.  Heaven only knows what I'll find on the kitchen counter in the morning.

Now, I remember why I don't like gardening.  Terry loves it.  She is looking for someplace to put a garden.  I figure if she puts one on my land, then she has to work it, and I get to eat out of that.  Does that sound fair?  I HATE bugs!

Better go.  Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Monday, April 27, 2015

Purple Outfit, New Tee, Jewelry and Embroidery

Hello everyone on Monday evening.  I have from now until Dancing with the Stars comes on to chat with you tonight.  DWTS and the naked people eating snakes and bugs is about all we watch these days.  I wonder how they edit all those videos to blur out the naked people's non-watchable parts.  I think they should blur out their rear ends as well, but maybe they think we can't picture what is underneath those tattoos.

SO!  You want to see what I've been doing.  I had to scroll down-down-down in my own blog to see what I haven't shown you.  I figure you all are sick of me showing you every thing I do every day, but maybe you aren't.

I didn't show you my very first RING.  My hands are not pretty anymore, so I don't really like to wear rings, but I wanted to try to make one.  It was lots of fun.  Sorry pics are fuzzy.  Really hard to photograph jewelry.

GOOD HEAVENS!  Is that HAIR on my finger???  I guess I should be plucking my fingers as well as my eyebrows!

I made this knit top yesterday just PLAYING with Sure-fit Designs.  I wanted to make a style because it is so much fun.  Not too fun if it doesn't turn out though.  This is drawn to be made with a WOVEN, but this fabric was just lying on the chair, and it was TWO-sided.  All one fabric.  HOW COOL!  It was big all over.  I took the underarm seams in over an inch, and my bra is still showing.  

 It is SUPPOSED to be an assymmetrical neckline, but it isn't far enough off center to look like it.  I guess it does though.  I will work with it some more.  I really like it.
This is the back.

The stripes look like they are MOVING!  Too big in the waist.

And here is the blouse that has the CORRECTED SHOULDER CAP.  I KNOW I made a video of how to fix the cap.  Maybe I didn't post it in my blog.  

JUST IN CASE, here is the video.  From the look on my face it must be VERY exciting!!!

I am showing you a close-up of the buttons.  In the center of each button, there are three seed beads like are in the bracelet below.  Really cute, and they are washable and dryable.

Here I am today wearing the whole outfit with matching jewelry.

The pants are the Burda pattern.  The top is my own Sure-fit Designs creation with 8 pleats.  I really like it, and the new sleeve cap height is AWESOME!  So comfortable, I still have it on.  I am usually in my jammies by now.
It had to have a matching bracelet and earrings, of course!  Didn't get a close-up of the earrings, but you can see them in the pic.

I made this from start to finish ALL BY MYSELF with no directions.  It felt SO GOOD!  Jerry was very impressed.  He said I should start my own clothing/jewelry line.  I think I already did, only it is just for me.
I thought I had already shown you this, but maybe I didn't.  I don't see it in my posts.

I absolutely love this purse because it is purple.  I was really surprised to see when I hung my wet blouse up to dry, that it matches my purse EXACTLY!    NOTE:  Blouse is WET!

 Did I show you these cute hearts I made for Valentine's Day?  I love them.
And did I show you these????

My daughter, Tammy, asked me to make her some stitch markers.  I had NO IDEA what one even was, but thanks to the internet, I was able to whip up a batch in no time.  I hope they are working for her.

Back to the drawing board on the assymmetrical v-neck tomorrow, and Terri is coming over for some embroidery.

OH, OH, OH!!!!!

I almost forgot to show you.

When Terri asked me to embroider some initials on a pillow for her, I remembered that my embroidery machine had just gotten back from the repair shop not long ago, and I had not used it yet.  So, I took off its cover and decided to embroider something to wear with my new Size 12 jeans that are all odd colors I don't have anything to match.  My friends may get VERY SICK of me wearing the same tee shirt with all my jeans, lol!  I better get busy making some more.  

I really have to go.  My hubby hasn't fixed his shake yet, so I have to go down to make sure he eats.  He drinks Ensure and fruit for his shakes.  I'm still doing Herbalife.  

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunny Sunday Salutations!

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a lovely weather Sunday like we are today.  We have had enough rain to float a small Ark around here!  Everything is SO GREEN and so lush right now.  Jerry has had his "landscaping hat" on all weekend.  He has trimmed all the hedges and bushes and mowed the lawn.  Trimming hedges around here is no small task.  IN FACT, I think I'll run down and snap a pic....

I TRIED to get a pano with my cell phone, but it was not cooperating.  You'll have to fill in the blanks, lol.

In the center where the sidewalk jogs is a huge hedge that he has trimmed level with the mortar line in the bricks.


That is why I am not allowed to do it.

I never get it right with the mortar!  He always comes all unglued and fixes my trim jobs.

Can't you SEE that isn't level with the bricks, Joy!?

Then, I put on my best shock face and tell him he is OBVIOUSLY a GENIUS at trimming hedges, and I better not do it ever again!

 Here's one showing you how it lines up with the mortar when Jerry does it.
And YOU thought I was kidding didn't you???

And HOW GORGEOUS are these flowers the rain brought suddenly to full bloom?  I had only ONE bloom last year, but this year I have EIGHT.  This has to be the most gorgeous flower of all.  I saw them in Aunt Betty Jane's yard when I was working at Mom's house in Kingfisher, and soon thereafter, I planted one of my own.  That was three years ago.

How can ANYONE with half a pea brain (as my Mother used to say) think there is no God when they see a creation like this, never mind a human being?  I just do NOT get that!

Also notice our LOVELY dirt yard.  All that dirt you see USED to be green grass.  The dogs, evidently, have an aversion to grass, so they destroy it.  Sometimes I think I will have to get rid of them to ever have a pretty yard again.
The sermon this morning was called "Kingdom of the Mind".

EXCELLENT sermon by Pastor John Hagee this morning.  I wish my grandsons who have just started attending church together could have heard it.  I bet they will listen to the recording of it though.  They were at their Dad's house this morning, and he goes to a very strange church.  I will say no more.

And I have been sewing AND embroidering AND making new Sure-fit Designs AND beading buttons.

Do you want to see?

If you do, leave a comment, and I will post pictures tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy your day.

Hugs, Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Television and Bust Adjustments

It is 9:11 PM on Monday, and I have just landed in my night time laptop blog posting/checking position.  I always check to see what Rhonda is up to.  Sometimes, I still check on Gertie, although she seldom posts now that she is rich and famous.  Stitcher's Guild seems slow too these days.  Pattern Review seems boring now, or maybe it is just me.

I need some NEW blogs to read.  Any suggestions???

My husband just came in to take his place on the other side of our king size bed with a large bowl of vanilla ice cream covered with chocolate syrup in his hands!  HOW ON EARTH am I supposed to keep the weight off with temptation like that!?  Fortunately, I just brushed my teeth, so I don't want to get them dirty.  His excuse is he has braces, and he has to eat something soft.  WATER is soft!  That is what I have to "eat" these days.

And, of course, we are now watching that Alaska family with the Dad that has the long gray mustache blowing in the wind and the grown son who thinks he really is a wolf and a bunch of other kids.

All of them are in various stages of tooth decay.  The mother had to have some of hers pulled in one of the shows we watched.

Shocking to me that people live like they do.  In one show they were building an outhouse for the girls to use as they described how they all currently tended to the call.

Funny thing is they all seem to really love the way they live, and not only that, they are on TV doing it!  Sure don't see any TV people banging on our door to film how Jerry and I live!

I worked all day at our store today.  I really enjoy it.  Everyone seems as happy as can be expected, and I love seeing their smiling faces and talking to them.  I talk to myself here at home!

Not much happened to talk about today, so I'll sign off.  I may make a video of a bust adjustment tomorrow for the lady that asked me what I do.  I use the Palmer & Pletsch method.  There just happens to be a new Craftsy class with Pati Palmer and her daughter showing you exactly how to do all the blouse/top alterations.  I highly recommend it.

It is on sale right now.  You can see in the paper pattern on Pati that there has been a Full Bust Adjustment put into it.  AND LET ME POINT OUT that in this class they use all sizes of women to fit.  They do the two pictured, plus another over 60 woman with lots of issues, a large-breasted young woman, and a very plump young woman.  Most fitting videos use models that are 19 years old with a B bust and perfect figures.  A LOT of teachers on Craftsy use manikins!  Worthless to us over 60 shapes!

Let me know if you read any other Blogs that I might like.  I'm going to check on Rhonda.

Hugs, Joy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WHAT a Sermon and Two New Tops

Oh, my!  Even Phylly agrees.  She emailed me that she watched Pastor John Hagee at TWICE this morning.  It was very, very, very good!  I urge you to watch today's sermon in the rerun/archives tomorrow if you can.  It was called Anchor of Hope.

Pastor Hagee talks about something that happened to him that NOBODY but his family knew about.  Jerry and I watched his sermons all through the time he referred back to, and we KNEW something was wrong, but we had NO IDEA how severe and terrifying an ordeal he was going through.

God truly is our ANCHOR OF HOPE!  I don't know how people who have convinced themselves there is no God can even get out of bed in the morning.  Where does their hope come from?  There isn't any place.  That is why most of the whole world is on anti-depressants.  It is so sad that a person born and living in America can't get through one day without some kind of drug because they are so depressed.  And SADDER THAN THAT, the drugs just make it worse!

How can you hear the voice of God speaking to you?  How can you hear the counsel of the great and mighty Holy Counselor, the Holy Spirit, when your brain is drugged?  It is no small thing.  The Bible says wisdom comes FROM GOD.  If we can't HEAR God, how can we receive wisdom?

Maybe there are SOME cases where a person really needs that stuff, but certainly not the millions that are on it.  Even the children!  Children need parenting, discipline, love and good nutrition.


I'll get off that soap box.  Just sayin'.

And God is SO GOOD!  I have a loved one in my family that has made some majorly bad choices and has gotten into a place of depression and heartache that seems insurmountable.  Another is going through a broken heart and trying to save his marriage.  These two loved ones just happened to be together this morning, and after asking me for instructions, they sat together and watched Pastor Hagee preach Anchor of Hope.  They were many miles away from here, but I was certainly with them in Spirit.  God has promised He will NEVER leave them or forsake them.  It is my only comfort.  No drug on Earth can fix what those two are going through right now.

And let me say again -- in case you don't read my blog much and you are in shock over my statements -- that this is MY blog and everything here is MY opinion

If you don't agree or you don't like it or you think I'm insane and need a good Shrink, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out that I am a Square Peg in a Round Hole.  The Bible even says, "We are IN this Earth, but NOT OF IT."

I guess that would make me a Square Peg on a Round Ball!

this square peg has two new blouses.

This is the Cutting Line Designs SNAP TO IT pattern by Louise Cutting.

I think both the "muslin" and the final turned out good.  It is a really full style for me, but I am liking it.

I started the "muslin" using the blue butterflies that Margaret liked so much.  I put the long sleeve that is in the pattern on this one even though I usually am not a fan of long sleeves.

Here is the "muslin" which is FOR SURE, a wearable top.

Notice that with Rhonda's permission, I used FIVE buttons instead of three.  Worked just fine!
I am wearing it with my new Size 12 jeans from Macy's.  I ordered TWO of every color because I have two houses, but one of this color was the wrong Size.  Fortunately, Terry was able to wear it, and she bought it from me.

 This top has ties inside to hold the inside left front to the inside right front.  Strange, but it seems to work.  Also, you can see that -- AS ALWAYS -- I have pulled the long sleeves up to be 3/4.  Should have made them that way to start with.

And here is the second top.  I actually think the first one looks better on me, but I will wear them both.  I put SHORT sleeves on this top even though the pattern only came with a long sleeve.  Turns out you can just chop that sucker off!  Those are the Burda pants I made last week.

Here, I noticed that another pair of Size 12 Macy Jeans SORT OF matched the new top.  I could only find the ONE FLOWER circled in pink that actually matched it though, so I will stick with the other pants.

Gotta go.  Been sitting in this chair too long.  Jerry is fishing to make sure his boat repairs are holding up.  He tried to take Doug (Terry's husband) fishing a few weeks ago, and the boat DIED on the water.


I just called him, and he said everything was working great.  I am SO, SO, SO HAPPY when Jerry takes a day off and does something he enjoys.

And here they are side-by-side.  It appears I'm into five buttons no matter how many of these I make.

I wonder if Louise would like to see these.  Maybe I'll try to post them on her website.  NO!  I'll post them at Stitcher's Guild.  She will see them there.

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Quick Saturday Hello

I had the funnest NON-shopping spree with Phylly this morning.

She went to the brand new Helen Enox location in Oklahoma City, and she texted me pictures of the store and different fabrics here on my cell phone in Kingston -- 150 miles south.  She said the store was packed and she got worn out because she just got over the Flu.  I think she did buy one piece of fabric and got a swatch for me.  It was VERY tempting, my friends, to run downstairs, jump in my car and drive up there.  I didn't though.  I have to be good until Candi gets back to work.

Other than that, I almost finished my non-muslin Snap To It Top.  By tomorrow afternoon, I should be able to show it to you.  I love it.  I also made a bracelet to go with it.  It was a hard pattern to learn, but as all things new, once you learn it, you can do it.  I'll show it to you too.  It is called Cubic Right Angle Weave or CRAW for short.

Jerry wanted to go to Lowe's and to Walmart this evening to get some grass seed and various other non-girly things.  I texted Terry and Tammy while he got his things.  Now, a thunderstorm is winding its way here quickly.  Jerry is outside putting his boat and his truck under cover.

Josie keeps digging her way out of the back yard, and he is trying to find her THIRD escape route in two days!

That dog can really be trying!  It is a good thing she is SO DARN CUTE!

I hear thunder.  I better go downstairs and make sure my hubby is safe and sound inside the house.

Oh, Rhonda!  Thanks for the advice.  I used five buttons both times.  You will see them in the upcoming pics.

Be back soon!

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An Apology and A Video

It just DAWNED on me today that I promised SOMEONE the pattern for the Wallflower Quilt that I called "Nida's Garden".  If you will please REMIND me who it was, I will sure send it right out to you.  Seems like it was you, Anita, but I'm not sure.

Email me at and let me know your full name and address, and I will mail the applique patterns to you on Friday.

It was a good day.  Sunshine and no rain!  My dogs don't smell like fish today.  When they are soaking wet, they smell like fish.  YUK!

I made a video this morning before I went to work.

Here it is if you want to see it.

I'm still working on that blue number, but I will have it finished tomorrow.

Do you think it is against the law to put FIVE buttons where only THREE are called for???

I found five pretty buttons that match that blue fabric that I got from The Cloth Merchants in Tulsa, OK before they went out of business.  I can't imagine where I would use just two, so I want to use all five.

Just got a call from my grandson.  He wanted to know that "Hagee Church" Papa and I go to so he and his brother can watch it.  PRAISE GOD FOREVERMORE!  Those boys are both going through a very hard thing right now.  I'm so glad they know WHERE to find the answers!  (And I DON'T mean Grandma.)

Be back soon!

Hugs, Joy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Craziest Thing We EVER Did!, New Top and Josie

I may have told you we sold my Toyota a few weeks ago.  It was replaced by the red Explorer I bought to put my dogs in.  I also have a Honda that I keep in the garage at my other house so if I go up there with Jerry, I have a car to drive.

So the nice people came to look at the Toyota.  They drove about 40 miles to get here.  They took it out for a test drive and decided they wanted it.  It was at night, so the next day my hubby met them at our bank where there was a Notary to notarize the Title to the Toyota.  The buyers took the Toyota and we took the money.  Everyone was delighted, and that was that -- or so we thought -- until today.

Jerry got a call from Mrs. Buyer about 3:30 today.  She told him we had given them the Title to the Honda -- NOT the Toyota!

Jerry called me here at home and told me.  In my super exaggerated, overly inflated imagination, I could see the teenage boy the car was bought for having a wreck in my Toyota -- for which we have NO INSURANCE because it was cancelled when we THOUGHT we sold it -- and us getting sued for everything we have.  I was VERY upset!

I thought, "OH NO!  Will I have to give them my Honda and take back the Toyota?"

I called our insurance agent to find out if we could REinsure the Toyota in less than two seconds.  We couldn't.

C R A Z Y !  Has anyone else ever done such a goofy thing?

It all ended okay except we have to go to the tag agency tomorrow to get a new Title for the Honda, because the Title shows it being sold to those other people.  Thank goodness, they were a very nice family!

I'm working on a new Cutting Line Design top.  New for me, that is.  I spent 4 hours adjusting the paper pattern for proper fit, but I think I've got it.  I'll show it to you tomorrow if I get it done.  I've got the "muslin" about half-way done.

I'm making the blue version with the three buttons.  I am NOT putting the pocket on the back of the blouse.  I think that is goofy.  Are you supposed to SIT ON your cell phone, or what?

And before I go,

I HAVE to show you Josie!

 Remember Jackie's half-sister.  She is seven months old, and she had her very first haircut yesterday.  I was SHOCKED at the LOVELY lady under all that hair.

Jackie is half silver now.

She is pretty too, of course, but I think the solid black is prettier.

Hope all of you had a nice day!

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Night

Hello friends on this lovely, cool Spring evening in southern Oklahoma.

I don't think I accomplished a single thing today, but I worked all day long doing it!

Oh, yes.  I tried that FREE knit tee pattern.

I printed it out and, I taped all its alphabet pieces together.

Then I put in a Full Bust Adjustment.

Then I pinned the 2 pieces -- front and back -- together so I could try it on one half of my torso.

I removed my blouse and went and stood in front of my 3-way mirror.

I put my hand and arm through the sleeve opening, and then I TRIED to pull the paper pattern up over my shoulder and onto my body, but it resisted wildly.

It screamed:  You stupid lady!!!  Can't you SEE I am three sizes too small for you!!!?

I couldn't figure out how to make it bigger, so I wadded it up and tossed it in the trash.  Decided to make more pants, but I didn't do that either because Terry was here working on a quilt.

In the morning, I am going to make the tee with my Sure-fit Designs kit.  Don't know WHY I don't do that to start with.  Everything seems so easy until you try to do it.

It is tax season and Jerry is grumpier than a Mama grizzly bear.  He works so, so hard all the time.  I beg him to slow down or hire more help, but he doesn't.  He thinks he is the only one who can do certain things like competitive bidding paperwork and tax preparation for the CPA.  I'm sure not going to do it.  I don't want to be so busy I can't enjoy my life.  

Jerry just quit for the day and is ready to watch TV.  I'm going to join him.

Be back soon.   Have a MARVELOUS weekend!

Hugs, Joy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Latest Sewn Creation

My new outfit is really no big deal at all.  My sewing is so boring compared to some of the websites and blogs I frequent.


There is a free pattern that Ronda talked about yesterday.

Here is Ronda's Post:

You will notice that Ronda puts other people's blogs on her blog every Wednesday.  You will see WAY, WAY, WAY more and better garments from some of those people.  Ronda is very advanced and can do anything "sewing" or "pattern".  She is in magazines and in videos.  And her HAIR is so pretty!  Us girls with not very much hair have a lot of appreciation for you girls that do have it.

The tee shirt looks like a lot of fun.  I think we should ALL make one, and then post pics.  Well, maybe not Margaret!  (-;

Click the link below.  When it comes up, scroll down past all the tee shirt pictures until you see the paper pattern.

Under "Materials:" you will see the word "Pattern" in PINK.  Just click on the pink word "Pattern", and the pages to copy should come up.

So back to my new SMALLER garment.  The pants are from a downloadable BURDA pattern called Pencil Trousers #104.  I think I have done one other Burda pattern in my life.  I don't understand them very good.  I didn't realize that one pattern is really 3 or 4 different patterns.  I figured out by trial and error, and I was really IMPRESSED with the crotch curve.  It fit me really good just as it was.  That is usually mission EXTREMELY impossible!

The top is a Kwik Sew that I have made a lot of times.  I really liked the fabric until I made it up.  NOW, I think it looks like a pajama top.  It fits me though, so I'm wearing it.

Here I am in front of the sunflowers.  This fabric has little pleats all over it.  I really liked that.  It may be a bit large for me still, but it will do.  I LOVE the pants that I made out of a stretch cotton sateen.  I have ordered 4 more colors from JoAnn Fabrics.

Here, you can see there isn't a large puddle of fabric under my bottom.  I cut the pants down TWO MORE SIZES from what I cut out.  YAY!

 I am cleaning up this sewing room before I get buried in it.  Sewing makes such a mess, doesn't it?

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kissed by the Sun Quilt

Hello all my friendly readers!

Can you believe I've been "gone" for eight whole days?!

That is a first for me.

It is my husband's fault.  Sometimes, he really puts a damper on my personality.  I was all excited to show you my finished Kissed by the Sun Quilt.  I asked Jerry to come upstairs to help me take a quilt down and put the new quilt up in its place.  He was very nice to do that for me.

So "WHAT is your problem, Lady!?", you are asking.

Well, the problem is that AFTER the quilt was all hung on the wall, and all the tools were back in their designated storage place, he stood back and looked at the quilt.

I was standing there next to him waiting for him to compliment me profusely -- as he usually does when I finish a quilt -- and I was prepared to be all humble and say, "Awwwwwwwwwwe shucks!  It isn't THAT great!"

Well, what came out of his mouth was the complete OPPOSITE!

Now, before you report him for inexcusable wife abuse, I must remind you that this man has a gift (a curse) for seeing things that are crooked.  I am NOT KIDDING you!

Right after we moved into this house that we built in 1998, I saw Jerry outside standing in front of the brick wall with a level, and he was DRAWING on the mortar in between the bricks with a pencil.

I said, "WHAT are you doing?"

He said, "The mortar between these bricks is crooked, and I am drawing a straight line so it can be fixed."

Seriously!  He has it REAL BAD!

So, he looked at my new quilt and he said, "Did you NOTICE, Joy, that the lines in the blocks are CROOKED?"

I replied that I actually DID NOTICE since the pattern called for CROOKED STRIPS to be pieced together by the pattern maker.  It was kind of hard to cut them all different ways of "crooked".

He then said, "Well, whoever made that pattern didn't know WHAT they were doing!"

He left.  My usual annoying chipper personality MELTED.  I stared at the quilt, and I thought, "It looks HORRIBLE."  I need to take it down and hide it in a drawer or under a bed.

And I have been silently pouting about it ever since!

Terry came over last night so we could make a video of her talking about the classes she is going to teach at Bernina stores in Missouri in a couple weeks.  She saw my quilt on the wall, and she said it was GORGEOUS, and she would be very happy to take it to her house and hang it on her wall.

So, I decided maybe it isn't that horrible, and I am going to show it to you now.

I've got to run.

UPS just dropped off my smaller colored jeans from Zappos, and it is raining outside.  Gotta go get the boxes in.

Back tomorrow with the new top and pants I made.

Hugs, Joy