Note: Choose Batting Wisely

I was going through some past uploaded photos.  (wish i had a new camera) This is my daughters quilt.  We made it together - with our 4-H group in Arizona, great group (hello C.H.E.V.Y. kids!) ... gosh, that was about 10 years ago...  We each swapped fabric (cut in 5" squares and they were sewn together with individual accent and sashing.  I have a group photo - somewhere, I should scan it it  (thank's to the old man for the NEW scanner, TONS of photos to scan!) ...ANY way
.... About a year ago i took them both apart. In our rush to finish them, probably because i more than likely had a coupon, a Toddler and in a hurry, we used this crummy batting ... and then mostly tied the quilts, (i quilted mine in the sashing - a real bear to remove) ...
This is what becomes of crummy batting when you love  your quilt and use it, as intended, and wash it ... who knew.  Pretty uncomfortable when you want to cuddle with it. especially when your not feeling well (like now, which is why i probably am missing it)  If I never slept,&  lived a perfect life, i would have repaired them - IT would have made a great Christmas gift for the girl. I don't even have my Christmas Tree up... i just can't get in the mood...
at least someone appreciates bad batting!
 But, truth be told it's not a perfect world - this year has been what this batting looks like, crappy.  SO, in the future - we hope to make better choices.  We have learned our lesson about batting ...
Life doesn't come with instructions ... but, there are great quilting instructions, and i am happy to learn from both!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Vanilla Candles
Sound of: Trains in the distance
Taste of: Cinnamon & Orange Spice Tea
Sight of: Video of my Grandson
Feel of: Freshly made bed

Good Things about Today:
- Great day to sleep, jipped work
- Peter made Stromboni for dinner
- That i am starting to feel better, finally
- That my family is safe.


Merry Christmas to me... Thanks KCMQG!

Another Reason i love the KCMQG! I won the Kona Color Card!
... so i got to take it off my wish list!
How great is that!? ... I would love to show you the fun 2.5sq's of fabric that i received in the swap, or my Hot Pad from Petra ... from our Log Cabin Hot Pad Swap with our Modern Guild sisters in Portland.
 I will get pictures posted later ...
... truth be told, i feel crummy
... and am typing this with one old kitty laying on me to keep warm.
.. quite comical to picture...
~ but, instead, I am going to show-n-tell the Habitat quilt top/back that i completed - but Have not had time to quilt yet ... but am looking forward to playing with some techniques
... SO, the next time you see this 'ugly thing' (as my daughter calls it)
... will be when it is completely quilted, bound and  DONE!
(i finally got these pictures uploaded,
one step forward, two steps back!) 
McCaroll Habitat Challenge Fabric Bundle
Habitat Front
Habitat Back
 The weather kind of has me down... But, i have had a chance to briefly hang out in my studio to play with the KC Scrappy Bee Blocks ... Forrest & Fields for Nancy 
 ... I have been missing in action from blog-land, mostly cuz i just have not found my life that thrilling, besides hearing my son play the BASS & the Orchestra presentation of 'A Night at the Movies'
... But, i hope to show you soon what i am making for my grand-son!!! super excited about that! ...
i guess i can tell you, as he cant read yet! ...
  =D  It's a Quiet Book! 
... for now, i have to go let the dog out, she fell down the stairs earlier and was a little freaked out, and flattered we all ran to check on her! 
Keep WARM!