Tuesday, January 1, 2019

They say...

My family is famous for saying "they say"...normally it's folklore...like "they say that if the woolly worm has more black on him then brown it's going to be a bad winter."

I've read more than once today "they say whatever you are doing on January 1st you'll do the rest of the year".

So let's take a look at what I did today...


  1. Made breakfast - eggs, bacon, and fruit
  2. Did 5 loads of laundry throughout the day
  3. Vacuumed the downstairs
  4. Did our annual New Years Day walk, had to use the paved Greenway because Whitney State Park is too muddy for Bodhi.
  5. Made Lunch - BLT Lettuce wraps
  6. Unloaded my car that was full of Neked Sheep Wool supplies
  7. Cleaned out some of the basement.
  8. Used my new Instapot to make hard boiled eggs - perfect and delish
  9. Made dinner - Black-eye peas, spinach salad and homemade, from scratch, cornbread.
  10. Cleaned kitchen, put the rest of the Christmas cookie tins away
So...if my 2019 looks anything like my January 1st, I'm gonna be so stinkin' busy. For the rest of the night, till bedtime, I'm gonna play with my new iBayam Fineliner Pens and see where this new creative outlet takes me.

Until Next Time
Be Kind


2019...Changing times...

As I was sitting down to write this post I thought about how to start it off ... so many choices of words to use, ways to put them together and yet come across with my voice. I thought about doing a video but that seemed a little vain. Besides, I'd have to put on lipstick and fluff my hair. Then it dawned on me ... just spell it out ...


After many late night discussions here at home and at the shop I came to the conclusion that it was time to semi-retire.

What does this mean for Kelly Ann's Quilting? Well, starting January 2, 2019, we will be hosting a retirement sale with discounts ranging from 20%- to 25%-off. All fabric will be sold in yard increments, and no fat quarters will be cut during the sale. We'll also have a lot of our furniture and fixtures available for sale, along with our many props that we've used throughout the years.

We will also be changing our days and hours of operation. The store will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.  Please understand that if you call and we don't answer, we are busy waiting on customers but please leave a message, and we will call you back.

Thank you, everyone, for all of your support over the years. It's been a fun ride, and I can't wait to see where semi-retirement takes me.

Until Next Time
Be Kind




Monday, December 31, 2018

More looking back at 2018

Yesterday was so much fun I thought I'd add more "looking back" for 2018
January

February


March
April


May
June

July


August


Sept

October
November - what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

December



Until Next Year
Be Kind







Sunday, December 30, 2018

Memory Ornaments




Leslee made these ornaments that hung on our tree at KAQ...using scraps from the shop, she stuffed these little plastic ornaments with bright colored bits of fabric love. You can pick up the ornaments from Michaels, Jo-Ann's or the Dollar Tree.

As you cut your fabric in 2019 and make quilts, runners or any quilty project, save slivers and place in one of the ornaments, and you'll have a memory ornament to give along with the gift.

Because I'll be doing so much with wool in the coming year, I'll be making a few ornaments with wool bits. Can you think of anything else you can add to them to capture the memory of the craft you do?

Until Next Time
Be Kind



Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Year in Pictures

January




February






March

April - 1st Baseball game of the season


May - Mom and her sister




June - Quilters Cruise




July - Washington Nationals Game




August - Readers' Choice Winner

September




October


November




December

Until Next Time
Be Kind



Friday, December 28, 2018

Rain, Rain...Go Away

There is a line in the movie, Men in Black II...

You aren't sad because it rains, it rains because you are sad

Well, I'm gonna tell ya...I'm sad because of the rain. We've had so much rain that the moss is growing moss. Our yard is a hot mess, can't keep up on cleaning the pawprints off the floor and everything just feels soggy.

All this rain makes me want to jump on a ship and head south...





What do you like to do on a rainy day?? One of my favorite rainy day things to do, nap, but today I'll be working with Leslee as we continue with counting fabric and updating inventory...don't you want to come and help us out??


Until Next Time
Be Kind




Thursday, December 27, 2018

Post Holiday Update

It's been 6 days since my last post, and that is for a good reason. I closed my laptop and spent time with family and good friends, and to me, that was more important than keeping up with the blog challenge.

I kept the phone face down so not a lot of pictures, but I did manage to snap a few and share a few of those that did get some.

Christmas Cookies by Angie's sister

Christmas Eve dinner table

Me & Mom


Chris & Shiona, Isaac, Hailee, Kaehlia


Angie, sister from an another mother

 We did Christmas Eve with my nephew and his family at my SIL's house, she was in Florida with her sister. This was the first anniversary of my brother's death, Angie hosted our Christmas Eve dinner and games, and it was a fun time spent with family. While we were sad at missing my brother his friends did something that was perfect...

They brought the cut out of him in his top hat and tux to his house Christmas afternoon and toasted him, they could not have remembered him in any better fashion.

Christmas Day we spent time with my sister from another mother, Colleen and her husband, Larry. We've been friends for almost 35 years, and just spending the day with them, Andrew and mom, was the perfect way to cap off the holiday. Larry's brother and sister-in-law joined us for dinner, it was fun having a full table of friends and family.

We did gifts, and again, I left my phone turned over, so no pictures. I gave mom this black & white quilt, she snapped a picture once she got home.


Mom's Quilt
I sent this quilt to my mother-in-law in Chicago, she lives in an assisted living facility, and she called to tell me it brightens up her little place.

Mother-in-law with her quilt
We got back on the road December 26 to head home, our pups were happy to be home and to see us.




Well...it's the week between Christmas and New Years, and that can only mean one thing in retail...inventory! We did all of the small stuff but that leaves fabric, so for the next three days we're holding a finish the bolt sale, 25% off, skinny or fat the bolts need to go.

Until Next Time
Be Kind




A family selfie


They say...

My family is famous for saying "they say"...normally it's folklore...like "they say that if the woolly worm has more bl...