Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

  Well yes it's that time again.  Tuesday Treasures and today I share with you the treasure that I hold close to my heart.  My Girls.  Bailey is the burnett, she is 17 and it has been such a blessing to watch her grow and develop into this young adult.  She is so caring and  responsible.  She is not a person to vocalize her feelings;however if you are lucky enough to be loved by this young lady you will be loved for life.  She knows what her task are and is very diligent about completing them.  She is very focused on her plans for life, the sky is truly the limit for her.   Brittany is the blond and when you are around Brittnay you have to smile.  She is that fun, carefree butterfly that floats around the world blessing as many people as possible with her presence.  She is never going to make a plan because a better offer my come along and she would hate to miss out on a good opportunity. 
  They are truly the best thing I have ever done in my life.  As like most mothers, I think they are the best girls in the world. (at least my world)   I know I stand a little taller when I am around them, my heart beats a little harder and keep me grounded as well as help me keep things in prospective.  Yes they are real teenagers, dirty rooms, ribbon for hair and a hair straighter is a must, but I do not remember what my life was like before I was blessed with them and I don't want to.  I am thankful everyday that I have been lucky enough to be a mother.  

   Let's talk just a little about the list I have completed some items this month.  I know! I am so excited that I will get to cross some off instead of just moving them to the next list. 

Till Then Tracy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

  I say each month that I am going to post more.  I have realized that I have not shared much about my life, the things I treasure. So I introduce to you Tuesday's Treasures.  Each Tuesday I am going to post about people or things that I treasure.  Why Tuesday?  Because that is one day of the week that I look forward to, it means I made it past Monday.  
  My first Tuesday's Treasure is my mother.  This is the beat of my heart.  I loved and still love my mother with all there is within me.  My mother Linda was the kindest person I have ever encountered and if in my lifetime I achieve to be half the woman she was I will have truly accomplished something.  My mother had that special way of making each one of us feel like we were her favorite.  I can't recall her saying a bad thing about a single person.  She was the strongest person I have ever known, sure she had times that was tough, but she was always determined to battle.  I would be very wealthy if I had a penny for every time she said that there was nothing that I could not do.  
The summer before my freshman year of high school my mother was diagnosed with a muscle disease that she fought and was a strong contender in the battle for 14 years.  Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was a beast that she could not defeat.  She lost her battle with cancer within a year.  Thursday April the 15th would have been my mother's 59th birthday.  She lost her battle with cancer at the age of 53.   I am truly a blessed person to have been raised by her. The pictures are from a collage that hangs in front of my sewing table.  My mother never seen one quilt that I made. Quilting is something I embarked upon after her death.  I hope you all enjoy the pictures and I also hope you each are blessed with as my Dad would say a       
"Linda Lou" in your life. I love you mom and miss you dearly 
Till Then Tracy 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quilting Why

  Why do you quilt?  I love the whole process, finding a pattern or making my own, picking the fabric, washing, ironing, cutting, piecing the top, and yes I even like sandwiching the quilt.  I love the machine quilting I feel like it is the icing on the cake. Binding it is the embellishment to me.  I quilt because I love the journey of a quilt.  Where will it end up?  Who will adore the quilt and who will it comfort?  Each quilt tells a story to me.  I can't look at a quilt without thinking of the person who made it and question their pattern, colors and admire the time spent.  

Till  Then Tracy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


  I am trying to decide if I am even going to post an April WIP list.  I have not completed one list yet so I am starting to think that this is just a failure.  I could come up with tons of excuses for not being able to complete a single list; however, I hear my mother's voice in my head saying "it could be worse" so no excuses.  I will update the current status of each project that was on the March WIP list.  
Dads vest.... on the shelf to be completed 
Lone star workshop wall hanging... Needs one outside border then the top is done.  
Owl Quilt.... I have spent a lot of time with this project.  The top is complete and I have been working on the pattern.  I have never written a pattern before and there is a lot more to it than I ever knew.  I have been encouraged to have it copyrighted and have learned that a copyright is not a piece of cake either.  I am just about done with the Owl Pattern.
Chicken Blocks...... DONE   I even have a picture of each set.  I am so excited and can't wait to see the blocks that I get back in return. 

This is the roosters and I am ok with the way they turned out.  Of course there is things I would do different next time.  They each have there own personality.  
The hens.   

I think these ladies are just gorgeous.  Yes I have my favorite and I hope she makes it back home to me.  

Last but not least the chicks


I struggled the most with the chicks.  I could not get the eyes and eyebrows to look right.  And I must say I still have not figured it out I had to just settle.  

I am undecided on the April list or if I will even make one so if there is anyone who reads this you will have to check back and see if I did indeed post an April list or just gave up all together and let the PHD's win.  

Till Then Tracy

Friday, March 12, 2010


  Well I have shown yall my owl quilt.  I posted a picture of the quilt on the quliting board asking for ideas of how to quilt and I have had an amazing response.  So many people want the pattern.  I can not belive that someone would be interested in a pattern that I put together.  I have been doing just that putting the pattern together.  When I did the quilt I just winged it. No pun intended, so I am having to go back and put the little guys done in paper without all my hen scratch.  This little quilt has a funny story and sometime I will have to share it with you all.  Hope you all are doing great, if there is anyone out there reading my rambles. 

Till Then Tracy

Friday, March 5, 2010


 Phd.   Projects Half Done.  We all know that I have plenty of my own PHD's, but my quilt quild had a garage sale and there was a few phd's that I could not resist, they were such a great price and all the proceeds went to the guild.  I had to my part to support the guild.  This is the things I purchased...

I think that I ended up with four phd's and the rest was fabric.  One of the phd's that I purchased was these string blocks.  All of the blocks were completed they just needed to be pieced together.   I put four blocks together to make one large block then put the large blocks together.  I just now have to decide on a border. 


It was fun to put something together that someone else had worked on.  The other thing that was interesting to me was some of the fabric that the original owner used as foundation pieces I have in my stash.  I love string quilts and actually have one in progress now.  My ADD is taking over again because this sting quilt is not on my March list.  I will have to work hard on that March list.  

Till Then Tracy  

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I have been adopted

Yes you read it correctly I have been adopted.  I have mentioned the quilting forum that I visit so often "The Quilting Board" well it had a challenge for an experienced quilter to adopt a newbie. So I was adopted.  I am so excited.  My quilting mother is the best.  She has so much knowledge and I have such a comfort knowing that it is there for me to tap into at anytime.  I worked on the cushions last night and today delivered one of them to the owner and he is going to check it tonight to make sure that it fits.  I hope he likes them.  I hope you all have the comfort of knowing you have someone to help you with your projects. 

Till Then Tracy