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Crunch Time...

My first Shop Hop of the season starts next Thursday ...  Tour de Quilt which means it's...




Crunch Time...
Until next time... Be Kind...

Kelly Ann

Thinking....

This morning I asked the question on my Facebook page, if you could sew with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? All I can say is THANK YOU to all the responses I received.   The majority of people would love the chance to sew with either their mothers or grandmothers and reading and "liking" each response put a smile on my face.  The emotion this question brought to the surface really touched a lot of hearts and souls.
So...if you don't follow me on Facebook, first WHY NOT?   second..you can answer the question here...if you could sew with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
BTW...the funniest answer...George Clooney...
Yes..I think I could sew with George...
Until Next Time.. Be Kind...

Kelly Ann

Shortcuts...

Most of y'all know I love to cook...one of the things I enjoy about cooking is the prep work, slicing and dicing to put everything together is the part of the process that I love.  I made a big pot of soup last night and it included roasted poblano peppers. So I fire roasted the peppers over an open flame then peeled and diced the peppers up, it's messy work and just about the time I was done I remembered that Wegmans carried fire roasted poblano peppers in their freezer section..and this point I would have slapped my forehead and gone duh..but with messy hands from peeling the peppers I'm glad I didn't.
While the soup was simmering I was cutting up fabric for a shop sample and my mind went all squirrel, which it often does, and I was thinking about precut kits and it dawned on me...I really do like to cut out quilts.  I'd almost have to say that cutting is my favorite part of quilting...now don't get me wrong, if I can pick up a jelly roll or charm pack I'…

Bucket list...

Do you have a bucket list going?  is it growing or are you checking things off? I never thought about actually writing down a bucket list, there are things I want to do and places I want to see but to actually start a list, I've never thought to do that.  For one thing I'd be adding things to my list then scratching them off because I changed my mind or whatever it was I did something similar.  So...if I did start a bucket list it would look something like this...
Spin raw wool into something beautiful Weave Throw Pottery Play a musical instrument  Learn the ins and outs of photography See the Northern Lights Visit Alaska and see all the cool stuff there See wild horses on Assateague Take a hot air balloon ride
see...I've already starting checking things off... There are a ton more things I'd like to do and see  and like I said, I'll add to this list and scratch things off but at least it's a start... so.. what's on your bucket list? 
Until Next Time... Be …

Hanging on by my fingertips...

Vacation as defined by Wikipedia: A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specificfestivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.
We're just getting back from this...



The purpose of this vacation was just to get away and chillax...and chillax we did...
Back to reality tomorrow..
Kelly Ann

Surfing

Not surfing the net....life is sweet!

KA

Getting away...

Do you ever feel like just getting away from it all???
Can't get much further away then this...

We are spending a few days in Chincoteague VA..
and while we're spending some much needed down time on the beach I'm also  reading a hilarious book by Susan McCorkingdale, 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl omg...make sure and  wear your depends when reading this book, she will crack you up.   But wait..so that you don't think that I've totally turned into a beach bum and completely forgotten that I have two shop hops coming up I am working on one of the projects I've designed for Quilters' Quest..but mostly I'm reading and enjoying my time off with Andrew..
I'll be back in a few days and check in on what I've gotten done and fill you in on the rest of the beach getaway..
Until Next Time I'm on Island Time...
Kelly Ann

Ahoy...

Avast...today will be full of swashbucklin' and not for the Lily-livered.   We've all taken upon a sweet trade and turned into  Buccaneer's go on account of doubloons... so raise the jack of Jolly Roger and hope that we don't end up in  Davy Jones' Locker..
Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day

So have a great day Matey and grab some Swag
Kelly Ann

It's Tuesday...

I was gonna try and come up with something clever to say about it being Tuesday.. maybe even give it a clever name... but all I've got is... it's Tuesday...
Go out and make it an awesome Tuesday because it won't be around again.. until... next week...
Until next time Be Kind
Kelly Ann

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We will not forget...

KA

Stitchin'...

I've been busying stitchin' on the Quilters' Quest quilt and while I would love to share with you what I'm doing I like the surprise element of  what the quilt will look like when it's done.  But...here's what I can  tell you...it involves Aurifil 12wt Red...Michael Miller Cotton Coutour Bright White and 200+ half square triangles...
So... Until Next Time... Be Kind..
Kelly Ann

Weather

Isn't it funny how there are certain things that can cause a major discussion...religion, politics and the weather.  Spending a good chunk of my life in Eastern North Carolina...


See that little town, Havelock, yep that's where I grew up...anyway back to the weather.
Ya see, growing up there I know a thing or two about humidity, to say it's thick is an understatement. The threat of hurricanes coming up the coast was an annual event and we took it in stride because that's what you do.  Snow...don't go there, when it snows everything stops, seriously, no road salt trucks, plows, what's that?  In 1989 there was a snowstorm to beat all snowstorms, poor Skip (the local weather legend) is still talking about it.

Sitting on my front porch in Virginia this Sunday morning the air is so thick I can actually see it and you can almost taste it..yep it's THICK...and ya know what it feels pretty good.  But ya know what feels better, the a/c when you do walk back inside.…

Music...

I'm a lover of music...I know that most people love music and some even make money from it, let me just say that I'll never make money from music...I can't carry a turn with two buckets in hand.  My inability to carry a tune never kept me from singing at the top of my lungs when I was growing up. I'd walk down to the Zip-Mart and pick up a latest copy of Song Hits Magazine, it didn't have the music notes but the words to all the latest hits, run home and sign every song in the magazine before the end of the day.  Today Hal David passed away, most people don't know who he was and to be honest when I heard the name I wasn't so sure myself but when I saw the list of songs he had written I knew that I did know Hal David because I could pretty much sing every song he had ever written, you tell me, do you know these songs?

24 Hours from Tulsa A House is Not a Home Alfie American Beauty rose Anyone Who Had a Heart Blue on Blue (one of my favorites) Close to You Do…