Friday, December 24, 2010


Well, I am not going to try to explain my absence, lets just say that LIFE GOT IN THE WAY. I plan to start the New Year on a new note and try to be more faithful to the 21 people who follow this Blog. Man you guys are all glutens for punishment aren't you?

At the left I posted pictures from last years snow, none to come for this year so far. Just really cold weather and wicked wind. We had a good day today, spent it with my Hubbys brother and wife. Kids got to open presents and eat some good food and then it was home to watch more Christmas programming with the kids. I plan to put them in bed early so I can rest before tomorrows Mayhem.

Hope all you guys are having a wonderful holiday season and have a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends.

Barbara and the gang! ! !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Happy Birthday to the sweetest grand-daughter in the world. Who knew that 10yrs ago when I held you in my arms you would turn out to be the Beautiful young lady you are today. I think I knew even than what a wonderful addition you would be to our lives. You have blessed these two grandparents with 10 yrs of love and joy and I hope the next 10 yrs goes well for you.

You are entering a time of big changes some for the good and some for the bad. I want you to know that your PaPa and I are always there for you and will be here to help you threw both the tough times and the bad.

Heres hoping that today is a wonderful birthday for you and I will see you in the park at 6pm.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Today is the big day and I will be working on my project for the Charming Girls Christmas Party. I will be working on this little pin pillow that I plan on giving to a special friend for Christmas.

This pattern is offered at The Painted Quilt and is one of her First Friday Freebie patterns. Also for all you Raggedy Ann lovers out there she now has a monthly Raggedy pattern going on that is also free. I love Raggedy Ann so I am definately working on this one. If you will scroll down on my right sidebar you will see a button where I link to her and you can check out all her freebies for yourself.

I am off to check out a couple of garage sales and than I will be back also with some sweets to share with the rest of you. Who knows, maybe I will score a few Christmas items at the garage sales.

Looking forward to sewing with all of you.


Monday, August 9, 2010


As I was driving home from work one morning about a month ago I passed by this little beauty hanging out beside a dumpster. I could see that beneath her rough exterior was something beautiful waiting to come out so I stopped and carefully stuffed her in the side of my Van and brought her home. She now sits in the garage waiting for her transformation to start but the temp has been almost 100 with such high humidity that I am going to have to wait for cooler temps to get out there and start the sanding process. I am not sure how to do the back of the chair. I think I will just cut a plywood oval and nail on than I am thinking of a beige or white. I hung my new Shabby Chic looking quilt over it and I think it looks reall nice so once finished that is probablly where the quilt will hang when not in use. I bought some pretty pale blue gingham on sale that I plan to make cushions for the back and seat with.

I have also finished another baby blanket with a cowboy print for my niece and her new baby in Washington so I can cross one off of my goals for the next two months in The Charming Girls Club. Still need to start my weight watchers and only went to Gym once last week but it is a start. Oh I did do something for myself, I went to see The new Twilight movie and it inspired me to knit a hat like the one Bella wore in the movie for my grand-daughter Savannah.

Till next time - DAISEY

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I am now a member of the Charming Girls Quilt Club and I should have posted on here what my goals were for the next 3 months. I am late but here they are and I have to say that some I have actually been working towards achieving my goal.

1. My number one on this is TO LOSE WEIGHT.
2. Take more time for myself. Going to a movie or out to eat with friends.
Go shopping and buy a outfit for every 10 lbs that I lose.
3. I am paying every 2 weeks on a membership to a gym but I never go.Sostarting
this week I will go and work out at least 1 hr, 3 times a week.


1. Finish my poor sisters wedding quilt. My goodness she is going on being
married for 4 yrs now and they are still patiently waiting.
2. Work on and hopefully finish my repo row robin quilt
3. Finish and tie my charming friends quilt for my new great-nephew

I have some finishes to show but will put in a post for tomorrows entry.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Hello here I am again and this time I have a neat swap to tell everyone about. I just signed up to be a follower at The Gypsey Fleamarkets blog and wanted to let you know that she has a neat new "ROSETTE SWAP" going on. I am going to join and see what kind of pretty flower I recieve. Hope some of you will think about trying this. One of my favorite things to do is blog surf at night and I have seen some really pretty rosette tutorials out there. There are so many ways to do these and I am really anxious to see what everyone comes up with. Now to put my thinking cap on. I have posted a button over on my sidebar that will take you right to her blog.
Ta Ta for now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


My new friend over at Just 4 Rambling is having a fabric giveaway if anyone is interested. She has alot of fabric left over from her shop closing that she is thinking of making into 3", 4' and 5" charm packages that she wants to giveaway to blogging friends. Go on over and take a looksie and be sure to tell her that I sent you. Her blog address is

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Starting a New Cat Block of the Seasons Quilt

I am starting a new Cat Block of the Seasons Quilt over at Ellies Quilting site. I have posted a link on my side bar. I have finished the first block which is SUMMER and I am posting it here. She offers it in embroidery or applique and I chose the embroidery. I have also been saving the Under the Seas block of the month, you can find it on my sidebar also and she is doing a special coloring technique using the Derwent Coloring pencils so I thought I would try it on these blocks. Being a lover of all things CAT and LADYBUGS this BOS was definately for me. I am posting my finished first block on here today. There are 4 main blocks each representing a different season and 4 corner squares with embroidery. There will also be patchwork blocks that seperate the 4 main blocks and maybe a center block, I am not sure but Ellie says it will be really cute in the end. Anyway without further ado here is my 1st finished main block. I havent finished the smaller block yet but will post them togather when it is finished.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

I am also going to join this 4-month group to try to work on some early Christmas Gifts. I have put the button here on the blog. It started June 1st so I am not all that late. Our first project was to decorate a Journal and than to make a christmas list of people I intend to make things for. I have a Compostition book I intend to decorate and have on here by monday nite. I work 12-hr nights for the next 2 days but will work on it on my down time and have it done on monday to post. Judith is helping us to organize things so we can have stuff done by the end of September. If I keep up and make the 3 gifts a month than I will have 12 gifts done by than which is quite an accomplishment for me since I always start way to late.

Take care and hope everyone has a great weekend.


Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Going to do the Charming Girls Quilt Along!!

I am planning on taking part in the quilt along over at the Charming Chatter Blog to make this cute little quilt.

My sweet Great-niece is finally getting another child that she and her husband have been trying for for so long. After lots of prayer and fertility treatments they are expecting a boy in July. I plan to make this one for her but am using the Nautical and Nice charm packs from Sandy Gervais and what could be more fitting than Red White and Blue for a July baby. I am posting my fabrics on here so that others in the quilt along can see what I am using. I will put on an additional border to make it a little bigger and put sailboat blocks in each of the 4 corners. Here are the fabrics I am using.
The white with tiny pale blue spots is my background fabric and the light blue will be the outer border and the sailboat blocks in each corner will be dark blue with red sails and the white background. I think it will be super cute.
Have a great weekend to every one.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crazy spring weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have had a good beginning to our spring weather. For 4 days now we have had rain off and on and the night before last we got a tornado. I have included a picture. I was off work but it was about 4 miles from my job. I don't think it had touched down it was just skimming across the field but it looks pretty wicked.

One of the things I hate the most about living in the Texas Panhandle are the high winds that sometimes produce these tornados. We are educated at work and by the TV stations but sometimes when one is actually near I forget all about what I am supposed to do and give in to the fear that springs up in me.

I have been busy with my sewing, I am in a bag swap with my Snickerdoodle dreams buddies and my partner is in England. I am making a tote bag that is turning out to be much bigger than anticipated but hopefully she will be able to use it in some function. I have made a baby quilt and a lap quilt that I will post on here as soon as I can get some pics finished.

I took the kids to the park and came across some interesting sights I thought some of you might enjoy. First up is this sweet little bird. If you click on the picture you can see how he has puffed out his furry tummy. He was busy singing in one of the trees.

There is a lake at the park and the kids never miss a chance to feed the ducks and the swans. We also went by the Discovery Center which is a hands on museum for Kiddos and lots of the big people like it too.

When we started the walk it was clear than we were surprised by a big rain shower which is what drove us into the Discovery Center and when we came out there was this beautiful rain bow. Oh how I love rainbows.

I will finish up with the pretty budding trees. They are so many different colors right now, pinks and blues and white and lavendar and yellow. Oh yes Spring has surely sprung in the Texas Panhandle.
Thanks for taking this walk with us, I hope the sights and sounds are as pretty in your neck of the country.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My block for Little Anilias Monthly swap

Last month I joined a swap with anilia at This month the theme of the block was home and my partner wanted something in yellow. I have made a sweet little yellow polka dot house with spring flowers. I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Balinda Washington in Maine, be sure to keep a look out for this block. I am honored to have sent your first block.

Barbara in TX

Thursday, February 18, 2010


First things first I have to post that I LOST 3.8 #'s this week and I am soooooooooooo excited. I have tracked everything I ate and followed the program to the letter and it paid off with a nice weight loss. I am not going to the Gym as much as I thought I would but I still was able to lose.

Being a proud Grandma I had to post this photo of my sweet little Josh in the drivers seat. Click on the picture and you will even be able to see his dirty little nose and beautiful blue eyes. That is all for tonight but I will get on this weekend and post some more.

I do have to post about something that happened yesterday about 2 miles from me. While I slept in yesterday, at about 7:30 am a small plane crashed into a nearby warehouse. Both the passengers in the plane were killed. The Warehouse was a Glacier Ice bldg and happens to be managed by a friend of mines husband. I didnt even know it had happened untill my husband told me as he was going to bed. My first thought was about Dick and if he was ok but it also made me think of how fleeting our very life is. I didn't know either one of the passengers but how very precious each day is that we are given and we should not take it for granted. I have friends who have family members who are in life and death struggles and they know how precious each day is in the lives of their loved ones.

I make a vow here that I will be grateful for every day that I am given and instead of grumbling about things that go wrong I plan to thank my Heavenly Father for the gifts he has given me that day. I am working on a Gratitude Journal where I can do just this.

I need to go to bed now so goodby to all my blogging friends.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weight Loss Wednsday a day late & Rasberry Rabbits Block finish

First things first, I finally did it. I joined Weight Watchers yesterday and Golds Gym today. I completed my entire day on program and am so pleased with myself. I figure I have about 55 pounds to lose hopefully can do it with 2-3 lbs per week. I start back to work tomorrow but will be wearing a special boot to help with the sprain. Working a 12-hr day on that boot does not seam to be something to look forward to, but I will get er done.

I finished my first block from the Raspberry Rabbits Sentimental Journey BOM. I think it turned out real nice, it is at the top of this post. I wish I could figure out how to make the pictures go with the paragraph that is talking about it but this will do for now. I thought it was finished but I found some pretty little copper looking glass beads to put on it.

I am on my way to bed but wanted to at least post these two things. More snow last night, another 5 1/2". They are now saying there will be some more on Sunday followed by another round next thursday. I am really, really getting tired of this white stuff.

Have a wonderful weekendI


Saturday, January 30, 2010


Well here in Amarillo we recieved a little over a foot of snow and I have had plenty of time to sew and stitch. Hubby has been happy getting an overdose of old westerns, currently he is watching "The Professionals" with Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinalie. I am busy working on my free BOM from The Raspberry Rabbits website and trying to get it finished by tomorrow because she will put out a new one on monday and the old will be gone. If you read my blog it is I love all of her stuff and she is so good to put out the free stuff. I am working on something special to send her to thank her for all my freebies.

The pillows above are two different interpretations of her free "12 days of Christmas" pillow. The redwork one was done by a blogger in Norway and mine is on the right. The original is the blue one that was done by The Raspberry Rabbits blog owner. I put hers at the top as it is the original.
I still havent started the weight loss program but plans are still the same. I did join Golds Gym and will be able to swim and exercise and will hopefully start the Weight Watchers program on wednsday. Not much else to say or show. Will hopefully post tomorrow with my finished BOM the raspberry rabbits site.
Snowed in in Amarillo - Barbara

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New BOM from Jenny of Elefantz - BOUQUET

Hello again, wow 2 posts in one day. I am on a roll friends but I have to share the next two BOM's with you. I followed Jenny of Elefantz all last year with her Shabby Roses BOM and she has created a new one for this year. This one is going to be as pretty as the Shabby Roses one and I can't wait to start on it. Be sure to go over and have a looksie and tell her Barbara sent you. I have posted the button on my sidebar under BOM's.


I can't believe it has been so long since I posted, but my vow for the New Year is to post at least weekly from here on in. I am hoping that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and ready to get into the New Year with a bang. I have several things I am hoping to do with the NUMBER 1 being that I have have to lose weight. I will be joining Weight Watchers in the morning and also signing up for Curves. My goal is to lose at least 30 lbs by June which I think is a pretty measurable goal, it is only 5 # a month and if I am able to lose more than all the better.

My Goal #2 is to start saving more and spending less. I have to 6-shelf bookcases full of material and I plan to use it more and not buy as much. I have already pulled out fabrics to do 2 quilts with and have plenty of at least the material for one of my latest Quilt BOM's. In my next post I will tell you about one of them.

Every Wednsday I will post about my weight loss journey so there is my weekly post that I am naming Weight Watchers Wednsday. Take care my friends and may your journey in 2010 be the best.