"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Easy Street...

Quilt Mystery...Easy Street!! by Bonnie Hunter

One thing comes to mind when I hear "Easy Street"...NEW ORLEANS...aka as "the Big Easy". However, Mardi Gras colors just didn't appeal to me right now. I wanted to do something in more subdued colors. Upon further thought of the name...the following came to mind. 

My son loves the 'Band of Brothers' about the Easy Company of World War II. He can tell you which battle was fought, and where and loves Captain Winters and the men of Easy Company. These men are real life heroes. 

So, 'Easy Street' has been renamed... 'Easy Company'. 

The colors that I picked are Americana. I labeled each fabric as to Bonnie's colors. 

I love my reds and navy blues. They just scream Americana to me! I am not necessarily fond of the particular camouflage fabric I have...but since I already own enough yardage...I am going to use it. I have several background fabrics in neutrals that have stars, baseballs and other things that  can be considered 'American' in nature. There is even a piece with hot dogs at a picnic with tiny flags. How could I resist using it! The gold should tie everything as it will be a constant throughout the quilt. 

Even though I am not able to start right away on the mystery...I plan to save the steps and start over the Christmas break. 

Thank you Bonnie for yet another wonderful 'gift' this year! Your mysteries are the bomb!!

I will show my progress as I make some. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hitting the Road!

Trade sweetness for Strength

Trade doubt for Belief

Trade fear for Courage

Trade SOCCER...for NOTHING!!!


After a grueling double overtime game at Divisions...a game that lasted nearly 110 minutes (versus the usual 80)...our girls came out on top. Seated #3 in the North...we are headed to the State Championship this Friday night.  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Yard Sale Saturday!

I have been a follower of Bonnie Hunter's blog...Quiltville Quips & Snips... for a long time. She is unable to host the Yard Sale Saturday...but Suzanne at Colorado Lady has graciously offered to host it. Yay Suzanne!

I have a few items that I would like to list for the sale.

My girls are going to Divisions and hopefully State for Varsity Soccer...and I could really use the money to go and support them. 

UPDATE: The Girls won at Divisions...and are now headed to STATE!!  


Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilts by Kay Nickols - New condition (does have a sticker on the cover from the shop I purchased it at) - $18 includes shipping to US

Debbie Mumm's Nature's Christmas - New condition - $6 includes shipping to US

Li'l Davis Designs presents Timeless Techniques by Jenni Bowlin - scrapbooking idea book - New condition - $6.00 includes shipping to US. (I have 4 copies of this book for sale. Don't ask why I have so many.) 

Carol Doak's Easy Reversible Vests - good condition, has a name written on inside cover with 1995 date. $10 includes shipping to US

Accuquilt Studio Die - PALM BEACH - $75 plus $10 shipping to US. Listed on my etsy site. I used this die once. 

Halloween fabrics Quilt Top  
25" x 60"- $20 includes shipping to US

Elephants on Parade 15"/5" Pantographs - $12 includes shipping to US SOLD
Marcusbrothers Textiles 20 fat quarters - hand dyed cotton - FQ5-009 Color Works - $50 includes shipping to US

Please email me if interested in any of these items. Also, if you wish to make an offer...that is great too. These items MUST find a new home! 
Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November is T1D Month

What is T1D you ask??

It is Type 1 Diabetes. My oldest son, Sven has T1D. He was diagnosed on March 29, 2010 at the age of 10. He is now 13. 

To show my support, I am asking my friends and family to check out this website allowing us to be a part of a mobile based challenge. To be T1D For a Day!

Check it out here...be T1D For a Day.

I have already signed up...will you?