Friday, October 22, 2010

It's FRIDAY!!!!

Good afternoon bloggers! 

My day has been really great! I finished one of the items on my "Challenge!" list plus sewed up a couple shirts I had cut out for my DH. I use to make all of his clothes, but now that he has his 'manly' figure back I don't have to do so much of it. I had 2 holiday scrubs cut out. One is a Mickey and friends playing in the snow and the other one is a Halloween design. I decided I had better get at least the Halloween one done since next weekend is Halloween, but managed to get both done! 

I am thinking about what I am going to do on my next "Challenge!". I would like to have 3--100 day "Challenge!"s in the year 2011. That way I could have a few days off between each "Challenge!" to decide what I wanted to accomplish next and just be able to take a break. Would anybody want to join me on one or all of these "Challenge!"s? 

Reviewing the comments made during the "Fall into Fall Giveaway" I was glad to 'hear' most of my visitors like my set-up. I keep the 'plain' look because as I have read other blogs with all of the fading and fancy background stuff I find it hard to read. Because I have family on both the east and west coast I started this blog to let them know what I am up to. Now that I have figured out how to 'operate' the tabs I am going to add a couple more. I like the option that my visitors can pick what they want to read about without having to read everything.

I am getting a new quilting buddy next week. I'm not sure if it is going to be a 'him' or a 'her'. I'll let you know when 'it' arrives. 'It' is in the mail as I write and I am almost bouncing off the walls waiting for 'it'. My DH bought me a mid-arm quilt machine for my birthday!!!! I have been thinking what I need to move and re-arrange to get my new buddy set up and running. Then I have to decide what I want to work on first, then, then, then. To many 'thens' to deal with..... 

Till 'then', have a great week!

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Good Morning bloggers! The winner has been chosen for the 'Fall into Fall Giveaway' from our magic green bowl!

and the winner is:

Jen W!!!

Congratulations Jen W!

See you all in a day or two with more things quilty!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The beginning of another year for me.....

This past Saturday was my umf, gulp, snort birthday. My DH took me to Jerome, AZ for the day and we had a great time. I just wish that Jerome was more of a ghost town than it is. I couldn't believe how much it has grown since the last visit. It seemed as though every building was occupied and  while talking with a gal in her shop she said she waited years to get a shop up there. I didn't find anything that I couldn't live without so came down off the hill without anything for myself. I was amazed that I didn't see any quilting products up there, not even in the antique stores.

After we hit bottom we found a great little 'local quilt shop' better known as LQS. Yep, we stopped----of course! I found some fabulous Laural Birch fabrics. I was going to post a pic, but the camera is in the car which is downtown Phoenix right now.... Laural Birch was a fabric designer that designed whimsical animals in bright colors. This pattern is very subdued in color for her, but the same famous design that happens to be horses. After I picked out the patterns I liked I decided what I wanted to do with them on the way home! Now, I can't wait to get them done! I will just have to wait a bit 'cause I have other things on the 'to do' list ahead of this!

Last stop up in the mountains was on the cross roads of I-17 and the road to Clarkdale. I didn't realize that there was a shop in the building with the Shell gas station that we stop at for a pit stop. I found 2 beautiful turquoise rings that I fell in love with! Every where we go I look at the jewelry, but usually with the price of silver so high I just drool, but this time I danced a little dance all the way home. I will definitely remember this little shop now!

Sunday we went to our old building for church. It felt like old home day! I had to chuckle because Carl has always had to wait for me to finish talking to go home and this past Sunday I had to wait for him! It was great to see friends and have a chat.

Well folks, I am off for tonight. Gotta' finish some stuff before DH gets home from his Spanish class.
I hope you all have a great week!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What a find!!!!

Good evening everybody! 

Thank you for all the comments from all of you "Fall into Fall" Giveaway posters!! I assure you that I have read and continue to read all of them and appreciate you letting me know what you like and don't like around here at Coyote Quilts. After the giveaway is finished I will report on a summary of all comments and check out your blogs if you have one. 

Today before I went to work for 1/2 day I was cruising the internet looking for a quilting machine. I do that periodically. Well, I didn't find a great bargain on a quilter, but I did happen on a listing on Craig's list for 3 'antique' sewing machines. Of course I had to go see them, even though I am not a collector, nor do I really want to be. I could tell by the pictures that one of them was a hand crank machine (they intrigue me) and when I went to check them out I found 2 hand crank machines. Yep, I sure did, I brought both of them home. The decals are not 100%, but fair and they sure need a lot of TLC. My DH was checking them out and noticed that the one with a wooden base had a drawer. He got that drawer open and I was sure surprised with the contents! The manual was in there with several feet, 2 shuttle type bobbins, needles and of course a few buttons! We couldn't tell what that machine was because there was no markings on it anywhere, but the manual says it is a "Gloria" Vibrating Shuttle Sewing Machine. The other machine is a Davis and is in rougher mechanical shape I do believe and we may not be able to restore it. One of the things I noticed was the tension wire is pretty rusty and we have not even opened them up to see what kind of goop is inside.

Here is Mr. Davis

Here is Miss "Gloria"

Aren't they just beautiful! So if the weather continues to be nasty out here (we have had bad thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes in areas) we may be staying home this weekend and doing a little 'cleaning' instead of traveling. Not a problem for me that's for sure! 

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009