Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Feathered star

First off, Thank you so much for your kindness to my Husband and family.
Jeanne, Janet, Kathie, Carol, Stina, Mary, Judy, Rosemary, Colleen, Karen, Libby, kjquilts, s'me and Averyclaire , I'll forward your comments for my DH. He will enjoy reading your very kind words and support.
We are appriciated deeply.




Here is my first feathered star which I finished a month ago but never had a chance to post on my blog.
It's a miniature feather star. (well, the instruction said 17-1/4" x 17-1/4" finished size, but I ended up16-1/2"x16-1/2")
I bought this pattern at a quilt show. It contained a direction with tissue foundations for machine piecing.
Although you know me , I like hand piecing. :-)
Here is a close-up picture with my thimble.



Monday, May 25, 2009



Freedom Is Not Free

by Kelly Strong

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.


Semper Fi,
Lea

Friday, May 22, 2009

HUG OUR HERO

I learned this DADDY DOLLS INC. right after my DH came back from Iraq 2004.
This company is well known for making a doll and other keepsakes for Military kids & families.
I thought this is a wonderful idea for my kids to have their own Daddy Doll.



Well, It's finally came in my front porch today! I ordered a Daddy Doll for Mindy.


I could choose the Doll's backing, So I picked PINK camouflage print. I don't think my DH will be thrill about PINK CAMMIE though.*LOL*



and here is a Pillow case for Myles. He will be able to cuddle with his Dad every night. :-)


They were so excited to see their Daddy doll and pillow.
Mindy put her Daddy in her doll cradle. *LOL*


and put him on her doll carry. *LOL*
Oh, Boy, He looks VERY cute with PINK.*LOL*
I guess When I feel lonely I need to hug this Daddy doll too. :-D

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What a lovely day

I received a surprise package from my dear friend Jun.
She is a master knitter/Crocheter and She made those charming stoles for Mindy and me!!!
They are so charming. I just adore her beautiful crochet flowers and edgings.

Of course, Mindy was so thrill to wear. :-)
Jun, Thank you SOOOoooooooo much!!!!!!! ((HUGS))


Another lovely things are those goodies. (or Should I say "My Dear Husband's DAMAGES. *LOL*)
I went to my favorite LQS Fat Quarters and purchased Jo's fabrics plus Bonnie Blue's 5" charm.
Even Mindy picked up this vintage inspired sewing book at the shop.
This book contained basic sewing, embroidery, rag doll making and cross stitch samplers for little girl. (or for big girl. *S*)
I'm still basting my Americana quilt, Meanwhile I'm making another cross stitch from my idol Stacy Nash's pattern & Booklet.


Friday, May 15, 2009

few of my non-favorite thing

Yikes..... I do not like the basting.
It's my least favorite process of making a quilt, I shall say.
What's your least favorite process?

On the other hand, a mail man brought latest Yoko Saito's book at my front porch today. YUuuuuuuppppppppppiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!
I'll look through this book for my bed time. :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dealing with military kids

My kids are a having difficult time, specially right before bedtime.
So I plan to watch a movie every night with kids.
We can pick a movie of the day, and watch it together.

I love old movies and TV sit-coms, my hubby love action (of cause!*LOL*) , horror and mysteries.
We have a quite selection of DVDs as you see in the picture.*LOL*



Well, I bought more DVDs today. I love original version of "The out of towners" and my son's request "Misery".
But We'll watch "Tower of Terror" for Mindy's sake tonight. :-D

(She loves witches and Halloween kinds of stories)




Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poison green


I love this doll quilt.
I finished quilting a while back but never show you a finished photo.
Don't you love a poison green?? It's one of my favorites color. :-)

Here is a close up picture.
Also I made this darling scissor holder. It's Stacy Nash's design. (yes, of cause.)



Friday, May 8, 2009

T.G.I.F.



I finished this homespun quilt the other day.
I've already done quilting a while ago but never finished the binding.
Well, it's complete and I feel much better now. :-)


Another progress is Friday block of "My country week".
This block remind me an incident that My hubby and I saw at a lake numerous year ago.
A man was try to cast a fishing rod to catch a fish but he caught a goose instead. Yup, A GOOSE!*LOL*
Oh, That was hilarious. *S*

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Star quilt

I've been working on this Lemoyne star for a while.
I found this quilt picture in an antique quilt book and loved it.
So I wanted to make a replica for my daughter Mindy.

I use this template from Hoopla by Froncie Quinn.
Those template are very handy for either making hand or machine piecing.
I've been ordering some of her patterns and also have exchanged e-mail several time.

Well, she was at the Road to California quilt show and finally I had a chance to meet Froncie in person!
Surprisingly, she remembers our exchanges of e-mails last summer .
She is a very charimg and fun to talk with. *S*
Meeting Froncie was the highlight of the quilt show for me. :-)
Anyway, this template is made for Froncie's pattern called " The Clarissa Moore quilt"
It's a very beautiful Lemoyne star quilt made by her.

Monday, May 4, 2009

*LOL* love letter



I just checked my e-mail box and found a mail from my dearest husband.
He said " I checked your blog and you need to fix it. You miss spell {sign} and forgot to add {want} in a sentence."


*LOL*
I must be tired!!!!!

Thank you Honey, I corrected them. :-)

Pincushion swap


I read Karrin's blog and decided to join the pincushion swap.
Sandra from Netherlands is a swap mom and she also has a lovely blog.
Sign up is open till May 10th. So if you want to have fun, come and join us! :-)