Finished Nevada Quilt and Leather Bead Wrap Bracelets

Well…I finally finished the quilt I designed for someone my sister knows. I’m pleased at how it turned out, even if it was a bugger to put together. 🙂


Am taking a break from quilting now…dug out my leather cords, beads, buttons, thread and needles!

And making a bunch of these:

Still working on the Nevada quilt ~

A while ago someone my sister knows asked if I’d make a quilt for her, not being of sound mind, I said yes. 🙂 I lost my mojo on it, but have jumped back into the swing of things.

This is as far as I got when my quilting mojo ran far far far away ~

Parts of the Nevada Quilt…back in April 2012

Let me tell you! It’s been a bugger of a quilt. I threw the pieces up onto the design wall and sat back just staring at it…then sitting on the couch, with Lucy and Luna, pondering how the hell am I going to attach all those together?! All I can say is Thank God quilting and a wash will hide some of my mistakes. 🙂

Piecing the bugger together.

After bouncing off some ideas on my friend’s head, I decided it did indeed need something else up north of the State of Nevada. So I started making wee stars. Will make two grey and one blue. Still need to add some strips here, stars over there…that sort of thing…but am hoping to get the top finished and ready to sandwich by the weekend.


For Today ~ 19 March 2012 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 19 March 2012.

Outside My Window… Lots of traffic. High clouds with a bit of blue sky.

I am thinking… I’m tired of my left foot hurting. The chiropractor said its my plantar fascia that is inflamed. All I know is it hurts like hell and I want it to stop.

I am thankful for… April, who I’m sending a long distance hug to.

From the kitchen… I’ll probably make pizza tonight. There’s a chicken breast left in the freezer so will make a chicken pizza with garlic olive oil sauce.

I am wearing… jeans, tennis shoes, a black mock turtleneck.

I am creating… Still working on the Nevada quilt, I have the state finished along with 3 stars, some geese and a few other odds and ends. See the state below.

I am going… to have to take a few days off of work to finish painting the inside of the house. I had to call it quits after my hand died, still have some trim and touch ups to do in a few rooms. Also, I definitely picked out the wrong color for the living room…the living room will probably go to a neutral color as the sea foam is just not working in such a large room, great for a bedroom, just not a huge room. Went to Lowes and bought Valspar’s Ultra Premium (one coat coverage) in Antique White.

I am reading… still reading a few stories a night from Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul.

I am hoping… that the foot stops hurting, it’s been over a month already!

I am hearing… Construction trucks backing up beepers. A backhoe. Windows creaking. Traffic. Have I told you the insulation in this new building is really really really awful?

Around the house… Flower bulbs trying to bloom.

One of my favorite things… Laughing. Until it hurts. We rented The Rum Diary last night and there was one scene in which I had to pause it as I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. My sides hurt soooo bad.

Rum Diary Car Scene

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Work on the Nevada quilt. Plan a few days off to paint.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Poor daffies in the snow

Center piece of quilt I'm designing for a local lady.