Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Meet Turtle... my friend, and the giveaway!

It's a great day! The AC is STILL working.. :) I believe today was a little cooler at 110. I have so much to catch up on. One project is my table runner from summer camp .. remember I didn't get the borders on. I wanted to introduce you to Turtle. She was my partner at summer camp, we had such a great time. Here

she is working on her runner. It was red, white and blue on

one side and Christmas on

the other.

Karen is her AKA and she is the owner of Havasu Quilts an online web store. Karen has the table runner patterns. I will be making some store samples for Turtle that I will be sharing with you as I work on them.

She has new fabric, books and patterns every

week added to her website!

Did you hear me say giveaway... well, check it out here. I have some stamping to finish before I get to bed....

Keep Smiling!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stamp Class, Did I say H O T????

As you know my AC went out way back on Thursday. I was scheduled to hold my monthly rubber stamp class on Friday. I started to call the girls and postpone it.. well, they weren't going to let me off that easy.. LOL My good friend Tiffany offered her home to me so we could have class.. It was a great time. I didn't get many pictures as I was out of sorts. We made a couple projects, one of them was this note holder and some notes. That is Tiffany there holding her creations. I hold my class the 3rd Friday night of every month. If you would ever like to join in come on over.

Today they finally came out and fixed my AC... we are fortunate to have family in town and were able to sleep cool at least. I only have a short post tonight since I have to try to get the house back in order. I will be back tomorrow to post again and tell you about a giveaway I saw and introduce to another friend of mine.

Keep Smiling!
kimbo :)
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

H O T ! ! !

It's not enough that the temps are soaring here.. but, my AC decided to quit blowing cool air and blow hot air. Every 3rd Friday of the month I hold a rubber stamp class. I called everyone and Tiffany said just come to my house we can do it here..... Thank goodness for our friends. I will be posting Saturday the projects and fun time we had. Stay tuned. Meanwhile I am going to try and get some sleep.

Keep Smiling ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Quilt Camp/Laughlin!!

We had a blast at camp! We sewed, we ate, we gambled ( well some of us ) and fun was had by all 41 of us.
This is a pic of .. yes me, there ya go now you know the face behind the typing. I am holding my table runner without the borders on yet. After I got it together my border was too light and got lost. I will be putting the border on and showing it finished later. I chose to do the star you could also do a tumbling block. Some of the girls thought the block was easier.
Remember my last post when I was sewing all those strips? Well we took those strips and you weave them in a special form to create these stars.. it was well.. to some not much fun.. we all managed to get through it though. Here is a pic up close you see the star formation from the weaving.
This is Ms. Susie. Susie hosted our camp and had helpers. She had lots of fun, games and prizes. I took her picture with the samples she and some others made to show us how the finished project would look. Susie is just as sweet as can be.

Posted by PicasaThis is from left to right, Judy, Loretta and Susie. They were so great. Running around helping everyone, keeping us all on time to our meals and handing out prize after prize... I actually won... a 54X70 piece of warm and natural!! I was very excited. Now just need to sandwhich it ....

I have been trying to get everything organized. I am working on several projects and need to stay on track... do any of you have tips on how you do that? I have my cupcake swap, my applique sampler for my freinds website and ALL my WIP's ... plus, now I will be helping with next years camp. I was very happy that they wanted me to be a helper. this picture to the left is a quilt that one of the girls brought to work on after she finished her runner... isn't it just too cute. I love the 30's fabrics. I did some fast block with a charm pack.. I am sure you have seen it before. Take your charms and make a nine patch, cut down the middle and across the middle and you have 4 new blocks to arrange how you like. When I get the borders on I will post a pic. I have talked your ear off enough for one night. I will be back! Until then...

Keep Smiling!

Kimbo :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hump Day and some sharing.....

Hello my friends... WOW, this blogging is really FUN! I see I have my first PIF signer. Sharon is braving the challenge. Come on gals...room for two more.

Strips for tubes..... Tubes
I finished my tubes for summer camp. I can't believe we have homework before we even get there.. LOL Can't wait it will be so much fun.

I wanted to let you know about a raffle, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. My friends over at The Calico Horse are giving away some great things see the pic, you can get raffle tickets via mail or if you are local stop on in. I was a lucky recipient one year and won a quilt made from the quilt for cure fabric. BEAUTIFUL quilt and I show it off everytime someone new comes over. OH you want to see it?

It's a crazy nine patch, isn't it cute! I love it
and have had so many comments on it.
I am not sure I have the picture adding process down just right so
bare with me as I learn. I was doing some blog surfing tonight and I just drool over all the talent among us. I have 2 quilts up on my design wall that I am hoping to finish by end of Aug and I am also working on my Baltimore Album. Until next time.......
Keep Smiling! Kimbo

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pay it Forward

I was visiting Oh Sew Cozy in March. I quickly responded to Kris's Pay it Forward post. I did not have a blog at the time and wasn't sure how I would carry out the promise but, WALLAHHH I now have a blog so here goes. This is how is goes.......

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on the blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

While you are at it.. go over and see Kris's blog.

Keep Smiling,

Kimbo :)

Tubes, Tubes and more tubes....

I don't have a picture for you.. I got my camera out and uh oh.. the batteries are dead. Well, I mentioned I would be doing homework for summer quilt camp. I have been sewing tubes. I will take a pic when the batteries re-charge... shhhhh, don't tell Sharon she is always ready. I will be in Laughlin this weekend making the table runner and I will have lots of pics.. I promise. I chose a Marcus Brothers fabric with roses and for the background I have Moda Marbles in a cream. I hope you all have a great week... I will be back with updates. I have been gathering things for the cupcake swap... I hope my partner Brenda is surprised and happy!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Looking for a giveaway????

My friend Sharon has a 4th of July giveaway go check it out.........

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Have a safe holiday...


Today is my sister's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS! We don't live close so I won't be able to see her this year. My husband and I are staying home and hosting a BBQ this holiday weekend. His son and one of my three daughters will be here along with some friends.

I do have a picture of one of my WIP's. This past winter I was fortunate to meet with some quilting friends and learn for the first time Hand Applique. We are working on the Baltimore Album blocks. Judy Gentile is very talented and her quilt won 1st place in our quilt show.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Keep Smiling,

Kimbo :)