Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another song commemorating Consuelo's Thanksgiving...

With apologies to Daniel Schutte and God......and anyone else who may be offended....

Consuelo's Table of Plenty

Come to the feast that's heaven on earth.
Come to Consuelo's table!
She will provide for all that you need,
Here at Consuelo's table.

O, come and sit at her table
Where homemade and takeout are friends.
She waits to welcome the lost and hungry
To share a cup of her wine.


Thank God for Pioneer Woman.
Her pictures alone are the best.
Consuelo has conquered the Thanksgiving turkey.
She's earned her day of rest.


Her victory is now just a memory.
But her family is crying for more.
Pass the remote, turn on the Food Network.
She needs to plan her encore.

Couldn't help it. Congrats to Consuelo...hope you all had a lovely Thankgiving weekend.....let the shopping begin! Take care....piece.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ladies.....wishing you and yours a wonderful week.....and continued blessings though the holiday season and beyond. I'm thankful for each of you and the time we share. Take care.....and.....

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!


Friday, November 19, 2010


Hello, ladies....happy Friday! We had a nice bee last night....Pam loves, loves her new job. It's going very well - but we may be seeing less of her. Her regular shift is going to be 2:30 to 10:30
pm. Things are kind of topsy turvy until the regular schedule kicks in. Lois is back and a little jet-lagged. George missed her. She had a great time with the little ones - they fought over who would sleep with her. And she visited a nice quilt shop while she was out there. Lori is having the ever-expanding Fitzpatrick clan coming for Thanksgiving dinner(every day someone else calls to say they're coming). Thank goodness for that addition - at this rate, they may well be sitting upstairs too! Dolores texted me - and was too tired to come - plus it hurts to laugh so she was being cautious. Hope you're letting Joe Byrnes wait on you. Hope everyone else is well....and getting some holiday stitching done. There are a couple of blog 'cookie recipe/project' tours going on - and lots of free holiday patterns floating around. It's fun to look....have a terrific weekend - a short week next week - which should make Monday morning a little more bearable. Piece.....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Last of the show & tell....

Here's the last of the show & tell photos from last weekend - was it only last weekend? It seems like so long ago.....oy!

Cathy - this is a cute baby quilt top - just waiting for a baby.

Cathy - an inspirational quilt for a friend.

Cathy - a sweet treat - love the red & white!

Jean - an advent calendar.

Jean - blocks started at the swim & sew....

Jean - a t-shirt quilt - done! Yay!

Jean - Mr. Thanksgiving! He didn't have his eyes on till I came here he is done.

Good news - Dolores/Candy is doing well - and feeling better every day. Have you tried to use Gracie yet? Lois is out west.......having a great time with the grandkids, I'm sure. Hope everyone else had a great weekend. Wasn't the weather just gorgeous? I can host this Thursday - hope you guys can come. Dolores - if you're feeling up to it, we'd love to see you. One of the mamas can pick you up....just let us know. Have a great start to the week, ladies......piece.
**Programming note - Wednesday night at 9:00 on the Food Network - the Pioneer Woman is on Throwdown with Bobby Flay! They're doing a Thanksgiving dinner...check it out!!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Show & Tell

Consuelo, oh, pretty is this? Lovely purple...

Consuelo - this is so cute - the little monsters are awesome!

Consuelo - a Christmas wallhanging....very nice!

Lori - this is so cool - her first jelly roll quilt. These look like Christmas ornaments....

Lori - two Phillies pillows for the Santa Shop at Sacred Heart

Mare - a cute little tag blankie for Kevin....

What a talented bunch of folks! Piece....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today's featured quilter....

Leigh Anne.....

Cute animals

For a baby boy

A cool Christmas quilt - using leftover strips from pillowcases, etc. Long enough to cover Gerry!

A hunka hunka burnin' quilt - awesome!!

This has the cutest little fairy girls on it...

A very cute snowman panel....

An impressive body of work! Way to go, LA!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Girls....what a fun time! Lots of laughs, lots of projects, lots of fabrics and lots of snacking.....what's not to love? Let's see.....Hayloft, Sauders, Country Quilt Store, Zook's, the Shack, Bitty Kinna's, Candle Barn, LA got a quilt hanger, the Iron Horse......what am I forgetting? Oh - the trip to the winery, delicious beef stew, meatballs and brie, discovering Dolores' ipod, watching the Princess Bride and gaining an hour of sewing. Lots of show & tell pictures - I'll post them throughout the week. I don't know about everyone else but I was in bed at 9:30 last night - and it was a struggle to make it that late. Dolores - good luck this week. Looking forward to the emergence of Victoria or Shangri'la. You may have to introduce yourself to us. Lois - have fun on your trip out west. Pam - hope your first day at the new job is going well. We picked pollyanna names while we were there. Pam - Mare picked for you and Lois - Maureen picked for you. They'll let you know who you got. We'll probably have the Quiltmama Christmas extravaganza between Christmas and New Year's - like last year. We also decided to go back the Evergreen House in the spring. I'll put some dates out there soon....I updated the list of things we need to bring.....and 'Depends' are on the list!!! Thanks again, make life more fun. Piece.....

PS - is it my imagination or does the horse look sadder?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I had to get this finished before we left on Friday - and it came out of the dryer last evening! So happy it's done. Thanks to Dolores for the Irish Chain inspiration and Cathy for the border cutting advice. I held my breath, cut it and it worked! And you can't see them real well (maybe that's good) - my first mitered borders. On to the weekend projects!!!! Less than 48 hrs......and counting......piece.