Tag Archives: quilts

2016!

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I do really enjoy writing. I have allowed myself to become so busy that my blog got pushed back..way back.

You know how a mom is, want to do so many, many hobbies. I still love Plexus, I got really involved with sharing the products and my story!

I have been quilting!

I have been serving the Lord!!!

Taking care of my husband, kids, and grand-kids! Furbabies!

Now I have a new Bucket List to work on! My new word this year:

PURGE…deleting unwanted items from my home, deleting unwanted fat from my body! So far ¬†slow but good. I am keeping tract so I can see the victory ūüôā

Homeschooling is still going on and we are running at our own pace, each students ūüėČ ¬†The cats are fun to watch. 3 teen kittens and my older cat. I need to find pictures for you, being that I’m (sadly) just like a cat mom, I have too many pictures.

Plexus Facebook still going! Plexus website is new! Love it, new look check it out!

www.shopmyplexus.com/cathyschweer/¬† ¬†Health and Wellness! Who doesn’t want it?

 

 

 

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March Snow? True Madness Indeed!

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Oh, the craziness of Kansas and March mixed together! I love it. I am glad today is Saturday so I can be at home and do what I want {ha…ha…ha} I did get my treadmill walking in and did some reading on my¬†Kindle¬†Fire. Laundry ¬†started; candle burning. I’m ready to get moving on to something else now. ¬†

Doing some much desired quilting today on my little machine, it was getting a workout! ¬†While quilting I think of happy thought or I will be tense and mess up badly on my stitching. I thought about the next quilt (s) I am going to be starting….my secret one….my son C’s needs to be sandwiched this weekend….my sisters….three is enough for now to think about.

Also, we have been getting some snow showers, nothing sticking most of the day, but this evening it was staying around. ¬†My how the brackets of basketball is being thrown for a loop! A few big upsets already and I am hoping for more! Can’t wait to cheer for the underdogs in the games to come. ¬†Good night! Nothing much to report to ya! I’m looking forward to Palm Sunday tomorrow! Guess I will find some warn clothes to wear ūüôā

 

{love candles}

{love candles}

Day 5 last day for Spring Break

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K and her friend wanted to go to the Mall, so I went fabric shopping while they ran around. Let me back up…we did get the ‘snow’ it was not much, I have a picture to show you, I almost didn’t get one before it melted, it is in the 30’s * F today. On the way to the Mall (we only have one) I saw a salt truck, then I saw another, and then later at home one drove down our street, yes, they are using salt on the roads, is there still something I do not know? I guess we might once again get snow or ice? Well, okay.

snow this morning

snow this morning

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops  :)

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops ūüôā

So, the girls and I went to the Mall. I purchased pure white fabric (2 5/8 yds) and cocoa brown fabric 1/2 yd) . I had coupons, never shop with out them if I can! So, I ¬†spent $22.91…..I have a pattern I bought a while back and so I needed the back ground (white) and the brown for the dress stand base. Quilt is called Pretty Dresses by Black Mountain Quilts.¬†I have so many quilts waiting to be finished or made, I will ¬†be starting this one and just work on it here and there when I get the time. I have a friends quilt to make first and my sister’s quilt to make.

The girls found clearance, duck tape and billfolds that hold their cell phones. Very cute! 

As for this evening, Hubby and I are alone {with dogs} he is napping. I think we might go grab something to eat…I think I will get a nap for a bit. Came home, watched basketball, some old Red Skelton DVDs and I worked on my quilt.

Day 3 March 20th of Spring Break

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Today is a little cooler, news is telling u we have a chance of rain and snow starting¬†tonight¬†and Thursday. I just started thinking SPRING since today IS the first day of spring ¬† ūüėČ

I painted my nails grabbed the flip flop and a T-shirt….now may be back to fall clothes for a bit longer? We shall see what really happens. I forgot to take pictures of our outing, but K and I went to the Mall today for a pretzel, we ran into friends (my friends) we sat with them. We ate and chatted for a bit then K and I went on our way to look for shoes (for her).

Dressy shoes…. heels! ¬†no luck this time around. RATS! ¬†Next, fabric ( how could I pass up a fabric store when I have to walk right by one?) NOT gonna happen if I can help it…. we went in, found fabric for the backing of son C’s quilt, found fabric to make a bag and then we brain stormed to make K a sling purse, we are on the hunt for the pattern (free one we hope).

So, no real pictures of us, ¬†ūüėÄ Going to make dinner now…

Looked at making a¬†surprise¬†quilt with a friend ( will only be calling it that until it is finished) Had a police officer in the neighborhood this afternoon, do not know what he was doing but that is never an exciting thing to see an officer going into your neighbor’s back yards, 3 different yards.¬†What¬†was he looking for? Will the¬†newspaper¬†tell me tomorrow?
1363823781952Recipe: Chicken breast, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder (mix what you think you will need and make as spicy as you like). Heat oven to 350*F. Cut chicken , wrap bacon around it, coat with brown sugar/chili mixture; put on cookie sheet (I sprayed mine with cooking spray just in case they stuck) Bake 30-35  minutes. Recipe from Facebook  MyFridgeFood.com  

Fred and K went to the YMCA for some fun! I cleared the kitchen, now to do some sewing! Daughter M’s afghan is FINISHED! #5 is now marked off the list (Done on Wednesday). So ended the 3rd day of break with a basketball game and The Fellowship of the Rings!

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I’m Back

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I HAVE PLANS TO CATCH UP ON BLOGGING THIS COMING WEEK….WE HAVE SPRING BREAK (SORT OF) WE DO HAVE SCHOOL WORK BUT I PLAN TO HAVE EXTRA FUN TOSSED IN THE MIX OF SCHOOL! AND I HAVE MY LIST OF “to-do-s”……

  1. FINISH A QUILT AND START A NEW ONE
  2. THROW SOME JUNK AWAY
  3. PREPARE FOR GRADUATION
  4. PAINT A DOOR
  5. CLEAN OUT MY KITCHEN
  6. CLEAN OUT MY CLOTHES CLOSET
  7. NOT SURE WHAT ELSE ūüôā
  8. {Welcome Spring on March 20, 2013}

    {Welcome Spring on March 20, 2013}

Cat, Quilt and Sunday Afternoon

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Here she is last Sunday taking over my quilt! I went to do some work on the center of the quilt and found Ms Gracie Cat taking a Sunday afternoon {all day} nap! This writing is mostly about me trying to get my quilt and table back and not  forcing the issue. I went back upstairs after making Ms Gracie go through a photo shoot.  Yes, I did get to quilt finally, she wanted to eat and had to leave to come up stairs for dinner.

TAKE 1  I'm napping!

TAKE 1 I was napping!

TAKE 2... rub my ear

TAKE 2…washing my face

TAKE 3...what do you want?

TAKE 3…what do you want?

TAKE 4...Can I help you???

TAKE 4…

TAKE 5....yawn
TAKE 5….yawn

TAKE 6...

TAKE 6…

TAKE 7  ...gotta an Itch!
TAKE 7 …gotta an itch!

TAKE 8
TAKE 8

TAKE 9...nap time again

TAKE 9…nap time again

TAKE 10...Good night

TAKE 10…Good night

She woke up!

She woke up!

I went to sew!

I went to sew!

{ Did I tell you I got flowers this week?}

{ Did I tell you I got flowers this week?}

Road to Bali {quilt}

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I finally started machine quilting (hand quilting would take me forever)

Here’s some before pictures and my thoughts:

What thread shall I use??

What thread shall I use?? {HELP}

Close up of the two borders and the edge of the center.
Close up of the two borders and the edge of the center.

black, grey, yellow, white {do you see the bee?}

black, grey, yellow, do you see the bee?

041 The final will come much later! So, are you quilting anything?