Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gonna be a hot one...

If you feel like this...
or this...
and this is happening..

but you want this to happen...
so you can feel like this...
stop in here...

we'll have the a/c cranked way down so you can come and  hang out with us for a visit...
hope to see ya soon...
Kelly Ann

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy National Ice Cream Day

You Scream....I Scream...we all Scream for Ice Cream....

It's your assignment to eat ice cream today...
enjoy!!
Kelly Ann

Friday, July 16, 2010

Name that Movie

Sometimes a movie comes along that I can watch over and over...this movie is one of them...this I might add is not one of Andrew's favorite.  I thought I would leave you with a few quotes and let you figure out the name of the movie...and maybe even share your favorite character....

In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.


I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free. And I don't see movies 'cause they're trash, and they got nothin' but naked people in 'em! And I don't read books, 'cause if they're any good, they're gonna make 'em into a miniseries. 

The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God. 
 



I love ya more than my luggage.  

I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood 40 years!
 
and last but not least...cause I love this movie so much I could go on and on and some of the quotes actually give the name of the movie away...here is one of my very favorite quotes...

The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize. 

Enjoy the day...
Kelly Ann 





 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Workstation

So I follow this blog...Houzz and one post had stylish workstations and it got me to thinking...I know alot of people have done post on their sewing, studio/room/cave (take your pick), there are so many pictures out there of organizing their stash and how they handle their rulers...but the real question..when the camera is tucked away and you're back to creating what does your work station look like?  Do they look like mine???


My sewing space does double duty with my office, so this is what it looks like in the morning as I'm having my coffee....there's receipts in front of my computer, paper in a cute little rack to the left, a basket of papers to the right and a jumble of papers right beside the computer...I do clean off my desk and then within a day it's back in this condition...I know it's messy but for some reason it works for me...but I will show you a picture when it's all neat and clean...the desk is very cute...so you might want to see it with the my stinkin' cute lamp.



Now this is my sewing side of the room...I actually have a work in progress, that's for another post.  I was sewing yesterday before work, it was time to leave so instead of putting it away then dragging it back out for today I left it...but that's almost a normal for me. It's hard to tell from this picture but I have two pin cushions, two rotary cutters, two pairs of scissors, a tape measure, lots of thread, some lickity grip and some starter & enders...I must confess...I edited this picture cause there's a big pile to the left of my machine some with projects that I don't want some people to see...to the right of my machine is a the drawer cabinet that goes with the sewing table, it holds all my wonderful Aurifil thread and the top holds my rulers and some misc stuff that I can easily put my hands on.

So.....after seeing this mess...confess your soul to me...are you a neat sewing?  or like me not so neat??  Is your "workstation" stylish?  function?  or a door over two file cabinets?  I'm working on a new layout for my work station, one that allows me to just turn from my machine to my computer with a swing of the chair, something like what Pat Sloan has over at her Camp, check out her July 13th post... I 'll keep y'all posted on what I end up doing...but first I need to get that top done and quilted...cause it's so stinkin' cute and y'all are gonna love the pattern..

until next time....
see y'all around the Monkey Farm....
Kelly ann

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Words on Wordless Wednesday



You know when you look at clouds and see things...well I look at objects and see the strangest things...
















So you tell me.....am I seeing things or what????


Have a great Wednesday...
Kelly Ann

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summertime Flowers

Just a quick peak at what I picked from my yard today....

Happy Saturday...

Kelly Ann

Friday, July 9, 2010

Doctors Orders

You know your doctor is always telling you to get more fruit in your diet...so do you think this counts?

well....if you take all of these ingredients....you'll get this..


so go ahead and listen to your doctor...enjoy....

Happy Healthy Eating...
Kelly Ann

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pets of the Month

Okay now it's time for me to brag..."The Girls" aka Zele & Stella stay at this wonderful place, Ohana Pet Paradise ....  Pam and Charlie take really good care of them...I think we might actually come home from vacation to find that they were sleeping in their bed, but P&C insist they have enough four legged critters in their bed that if they added our two someone would be on the floor and it wouldn't be the critters.  Each month Pam & Charlie pick a Pet or Pets of the Month and guess who they are featuring for July...you guessed it...

Here they are in all their glory...don't they look happy?  Zele & Stella want to say thank you to Pam & Charlie and all of their fans for picking them to be the Pets of the Month and pawtographs will be available as soon as they rest up from their trip to Paradise...

Have a great day....
see y'all around the monkey farm...
Kelly Ann

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Which one?

If you had to pick...would you want to be Jeannie...


or...
Samatha...

I just can't figure out if I want to twitch my nose or blink my eyes....decisions....

have a great day...
see ya around the mayonnaise farm...
Kelly Ann

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cowgirl

As most of you know I'm a pretty big dog lover...as a matter of fact I love most animals...I say most cause some just don't do it for me.  A dear friend of my mine loves, and I mean LOVES her dogs, they are her fur children. Well her little girl, Cowgirl is having some problems with one of her legs.  It appears that Cowgirl has cancer and is in need of some treatments, and in order to help pay for these treatments Traci is raising funds through her etsy store, Sundancer  So I'm gonna send some stuff her way to help her raise some bucks to help the girl...take a hop over to Traci's site and see what she has going on...who knows you might find something that is perfect for your home, your friends home, your mothers home, your sisters home...okay y'all get the picture....and to send you off with a smile...here's a picture of Cowgirl...
now look...is that not one of the sweetest faces you've ever seen..
thanks for stopping by Traci's etsy shop..
Kelly Ann

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

My wish for everyone is to have a safe and fun 4th of July....enjoy the show...

see y'all around the monkey farm...
Kelly Ann

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lots Going On

I know the last several post have been wordless and I know some of you may find it hard to believe but at the time I really couldn't think of what to write, there was so much going on that I think if I started typing out the words it would be like reading hieroglyphs...just a bunch of jumbled words....maybe I should have written something out then we could all play word jumble...that would have been a hoot.

Well...June is behind us and I'm still wondering where it went, as a matter of fact I'm wondering what happen to the time since I was in Minnesota for Quilt Market.  We did take a vacation, yes a real vacation to Lake Gaston with the girls, a quick trip to North Carolina to visit the family...but still there were a bunch of days that I could have written a note, or something...but jeeze I couldn't figure out what to say...yep, I know hard to believe...but...
I'M BACK
There's so much to say that my keyboard is on fire I'm typing so fast...Kelly Ann's Quilting will be a happening place this summer...We're starting a Debbie Caffrey Mystery Series July 1st and it's free, just need to stop in and sign up...sorry no mail outs available on this one, I'd show ya a picture but...well you know...it's a MYSTERY!   

We also have a pattern of the month, Twas The Night Before Christmas by Helen Stubbings




How stinkin' cute is this???   This is like a Block of the Month except no fabric, but it's real scrappy and you'll have a blast doing the redwork, or bluework, or greenwork...any color you decide...Pam Ruffner did the shop sample using the varigated red Aurifil 12wt.  This one we can offer through the mail...just give the store a call, 540-341-8890.

Wait...I'm not done with the happenings....We're doing a Summer Show and Tell...bring in any of your finished quilts, bags, embroidery work, let us take a picture and enter to win a $50.00 store credit...now that's incentive to get those UFO's done this summer. 

What...you thought I was done...nope...at least one more thing...do you love working with 30's reproductions?  A big fan of Aunt Grace from Judie Rothermel?  Coming soon....a six month Block of the Month featuring, exclusive to Quilt Shops,  Aunt Grace Circle of Friends...

Is this not the prettiest quilt??  We're still waiting on details from the pattern designers but once that comes in we'll be announcing all the details in our newsletter and on our Facebook page but we are taking pre-sign ups so if your interested drop me an email or give the store a call and get your name on the list.

Let me see...what else....on the home front it looks like we'll be home for most of July and finally get some yard work caught up.  The weather has been brutal and the heat of July and August hasn't even arrived.  But today the humidity has broken and we can enjoy a nice cool morning with the windows open and the girls are lovin' it...

I'll try and not wait too long before I do another post...but until I do...
stay cool...
keep quilting...
and we'll see y'all around the monkey farm...

Kelly Ann