Wednesday, February 24, 2010

TNB Quilty Post

We had to reschedule our TNB meeting to this past week and it was perfect because we got to celebrate Jackie's birthday...yes she is finally 21! After some great food provided by Nook and dessert by Kim (sorry no food pictures it went too fast) we did some show and tell of the strip quilts that we started at our last bee meeting. The over-achievers, Nook & Charlene, had theirs finished, binding and all but there were a few that just had the tops but that's okay because we'll still count them as finished UFO's. I took some pictures but they didn't turn out the greatest but I thought you might enjoy seeing what we've been up too...


Charlene's finished quilt...





Jackie's top


Mine...and yes it's just the top..
Barbara's top..but to be fair she's made like a million of these...
Nook's finished quilt...she only had about 1/4 of one side to finish the binding...she made her's bigger...

We had alot of fun making these quilts...can't wait to see what we're doing next month. We're also starting this year's round robin but those pictures will have to wait because I'm waiting for Kim's block so that I have everyone's block to start.

On another note....if you are going to the Hampton Quilt Show this weekend and take your Kelly Ann's Quilting bag along with you, have a friend take a picture, send it to me and you'll have alittle gift waiting for you at the store...and if you go to the Batiks Etc booth and have your picture taken with Carol and my bag I'll pump up your gift.

Hope to post more quilty stuff soon...
until then...
stay warm...
and..
keep quilting...

Kelly Ann

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finally...a quilt posting

Did you ever think you were gonna see another quilt related posting? Okay, so technically these aren't quilts but they are quilty stuff. On the 3rd Thursday and 3rd Saturday of each month we have our Thimbleberries Club meetings and what fun we have. So each year we challenge the club members in making a name tag to wear throughout the year, not everyone finished theirs but here are the ones that showed up this past week...now if you don't think I had blast taking these pictures...remember they are name tags and y'all know where we wear name tags...just sayin'....


Along with all of the laughing that went into taking these pictures we have food...and I'm just gonna say that I have now had the best homemade scones EVER!!!! Eleanor made maple scones that were to die for. We had brownies and sugar cookies along with the scones on Thursday then on Saturday Kim treated us to cheese and sausage muffins...OMG...yes they were as good as they sound, to top off Saturdays treats we had Girl Scout cookies from Liz.

I'm collecting pictures of the finished quilts from the 2009 Thimbleberries club and we'll be posting those on the stores website. BTW...have you ever gone to the stores website and taken a look at the online quilt show? We've been taking pictures since opening in 2005 of our customers show and tell and let me just put this out there...we have some very talented friends at Kelly Ann's Quilting.

Today is a stay at home day, the girls had a bath, the laundry is going, I'm gonna start a pot of sauce and sew....yes I promise some pictures maybe as soon as tomorrow.

Stay warm..
stay happy...
Kelly Ann

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Enough Already

Looks like someone is tried of the snow...we'll he's not the only one....

Kelly Ann

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Not a weather Post...

Even though I could I'm not going to post about the weather and I do have more pictures to show from the latest storm but that's got to wait because I have a very important question...What do y'all listen to when quilting? Normally when I'm sewing I have my ipod going in shuffle mode but today, being home because of the weather, and Andrew downstairs on the treadmill I decided to listen to Pat Sloans radio show...OMG...if you've not listen to it, pop over there and have a listen...wait, wait...don't go right this minute, I meant after I was done typing...focus! So here I was squaring up my scrappy strip blocks and who did Pat have on the episode I was listening to, no other then the scrap queen herself, Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville.com .... wait to click on that link I'm not done yet... one of my least favorite things to do in quilting is squaring up blocks, I do it but that doesn't mean I have to like it...well I want you to know that in the 56 minutes that Pat & Bonnie were chatting I got all of my blocks squared up and ready to be put into rows...so let me just do a big WOOT WOOT for that. The time flew by and while I was paying attention to what I was doing I was also listening to two fun quilters have a friendly chat, and if you listen to Pat's show live you can even call in...how cool is that.

Okay, I'm gonna sign off here and work on getting my rows put together...so you can now go play and click on the links...you won't be disappointed...
see ya soon
Kelly Ann

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunny but Cold

I guess you can say I'm stuck in a weather loop when it comes to blogging but after what we've been through I guess it makes sense that it's always on my mind. We're having a beautiful sunny morning but it's 11 degrees outside and there's only one word for that....brrrrrrrrrrrr. This is the good news of our weather... the bad...there's 5 to 10 inches coming Tuesday night into Wednesday following by high winds. Once we get moving this morning, me doing some cleaning and my hero going for a run, on a treadmill thank you, we're gonna head into the store and see if we can get things moving so we can open on Tuesday because Wednesday isn't looking so good.

On the sewing front...I have 10 blocks left to finish piecing before I can start setting them into my strip quilt...I really want to get that baby done cause I have my newest round robin block to make before our TNB meets next week.

Y'all stay warm...
keep sewing...
come see us at KAQ if you can get out Tuesday..

Kelly Ann

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow Picture Time


The Blizzard of 2010 began Friday February 5th...doesn't look too bad...but wait...there's more...
Friday..birdbath...
Saturday same birdbath...
my beautiful crape myrtle...
backyard...
deck stairs...no one is using these for awhile...
back side yard..
We have a lovely redbud in the corner of the back yard, you can make it out..I hope I don't loose any of the limbs with all of that heavy snow.
My hero...
Saturday afternoon once the snow had stopped...I took this from the top of the driveway that my hero cleared...
after snow sunset...
look how the snow drifted over the back yard fence...pretty cool...
our neighbors tree...hopefully they won't loose it with all of that snow...
front porch...it's a great place to sit out and watch the birds...but not today..
this fence is a four foot fence...and yes that's snow almost to the top...
can ya see the girls.....
Zele isn't too happy to be in a sit...
Stella T. Puppy Dog...
Zele says....that's enough snow for me....

So here is the final count, 21 inches in Jeffersonton...and are ya ready for this...more snow is coming Tuesday into Wednesday, I've heard everything from 4 to 6 inches to 8 to 12...I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the 4 to 6...

I closed the store Friday and Saturday and now it looks like we'll be closed on Monday...I'm trying to get some sewing done...how about you...do you sew when it snows?? are ya finishing up some of those UFO's?? I'll try and get the quilt top done before I head back to work on Tuesday and post a picture...I'm thinking it's gonna be stinkin' cute...

stay warm...
Kelly Ann

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's a Blizzard...Really!!

I'm gonna call us lucky...as of 7:30am we only have 14 inches...but there's more to come for the rest of the day. Last night the updated projection was 30 to 40, I was a little afraid to look out this morning but what a relief when my measuring area was buried under a foot...woot woot...
We've cleared the driveway last night and we'll do it again this morning then once the snow as stopped, sure makes life alot easier to move 7" at a time instead of 20 all at once.

Once I do my snow duties I'll be hunkered down with my sewing machine...what are your plans for
today??? if you live in our area break out those UFO's and get to working...it's perfect sewing weather...

until later...
stay warm....

Kelly Ann

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ding Ding Round 3

Ding Ding...Round 3 of snow came through last night and dropped 4 1/2 inches of wet snow followed by some good old fashion snow fog...before I run out and clear the deck, yes Andrew is home and is gonna use his big boy toy to clear the drive, I want to share some early morning pictures...




Here's proof that Zele does go out in the snow, can you see how she plowed her head through the snow...nose to the ground...nothing was stopping her.

My beautiful crape myrtle, it sits right out the front door, the snow clinging to it's little branches, how beautiful is this?

Remember yesterdays post? Red Sky at night..well this is the same shot except no red sky in the morning just snow covered trees...

Looks like another big storm is coming this weekend, and they're calling BIG, like as big or bigger then the one at Christmas, looks like another weekend of staying inside...now what will I do...let me see...QUILT....I am not happy about all of this snow, it's a mess, I can't open the store, it's a mess, it's cold, it's a mess....but if I have to be home I might as well do some sewing. Off to clean the deck so we can get out and open the store...because everyone needs to stock up on bread/milk/tp and FABRIC...

Kelly Ann

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Red Sky


“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning”


This picture was taken at 7:00am this morning...and yes we're do to get hit with another snow storm tonight but this one will only give us 1-3 inches...the storm coming Friday into Saturday is suppose to be a big one...gotta wonder how red Friday mornings sky will be...

While everyone is out stocking up on bread, milk and toilet paper, run don't walk to your local quilt shop and stock up because old man winter is not going to let up...nope, not one little bit. And by the way...just heard that that rodent in PA saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter, dang I could have told them that without having to stick my hand in a hole and pull out a over-sized rat...just sayin'. Can ya tell I'm tired of winter???

Stay warm...
keep a project at hand...
stock up on bread/milk/tp...

Kelly Ann