Monday, February 17, 2014


I've been working diligently on a quilt using my block that will appear in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9.  However, I'm so sad I can't show it to you yet.  It's the hardest secret to keep.  Even harder than when I was a kid and couldn't tell someone what they were getting for Christmas. It's going to be a long time until May.  Maybe you can sneak a peak at the fabrics I'm using.  They are SEW much fun!

So, when I'm not working on the Top Secret Quilt, I'm working on trying to catch up on some long overdue scrapbooking.  William will graduate in May and I want his scrapbooks up to date for the graduation party.  Want to guess how far behind I am?  Uhmmm... try 8 years!!!

Before we moved from Missouri in 2003 I was a consultant for Creative Memories and did a lot of scrapbooking.  I would trade off with quilting. Scrapbook a while, quilt a while, scrapbook a while, quilt a while....  And believe it or not, I didn't have UFO's for quilting.  Didn't even know what a UFO was until I moved to Texas in 2006.  When we moved to Arkansas in 2003, I didn't quilt much as I didn't have friends that quilted.  My friends in Arkansas scrapbooked.  So I was pretty much caught up on scrapbooking when we moved to Texas.  Then when I got to Texas, I didn't have friends that scrapbooked.  My friends quilted.  And quilt they did!  They introduced me to UFO's and I'm making up for lost time projects!

Meanwhile back at the ranch mom's house.  Since I'm in Missouri with no quilting machine, I thought it was a good opportunity to try to catch up again; at least with William's scrapbooks.  Mom and I have worked relentlessly on his books.  Okay, well Mom has.  I've snuck away a few times to sew.  hehe!  Here is the progress I've made today.  We started with December 2006 (where I left off to go have quilting fun with my friends).  I'm up to May 2008.

This is the progress mom made today,  She's working on July 2007.  

I thought I had recruited some help for a scrapbooking marathon over the weekend but my help seems to have run out on me.  We didn't make as much progress as I had hoped.  I don't know about mom, but I'm tired!  Tomorrow we'll be back at it again.



  1. I love the sewing fabric your are using. May I ask, who designed it? It would be fun to play with!

  2. Regarding the quilting..... Looking forward to the big reveal! And... You are making great progress on the scrap booking! Keep at it, Doris!


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