Monday, December 16, 2013


Wow thank you so much for all the nice comments on my Lone Star, I really appreciate all of them. The winner of the potholder scraps is Lynne L. Congratulations Lynne!

A few of you guessed that is was my birthday and you were right! My husband took my out for dinner and then Saturday we went shopping and I bought these.........

This is an aluminum ruler that is 6' long! and about 3" wide.

At Bob's insistence I also got a carpenter's square.

I also got a laser level that tile guys use to lay tile on floors. It shoots out a perfect 90 degree angle and also the diagonal line to make sure things are square. My plan is to use these to square up my quilts. Bob of course will use the laser for work but technically it is mine! I will let you know how it works.

And because I have the attention span of a gnat, I thought I would show you these....not sure where I am going with them yet.



  1. Soooo excited Kelly!!!! You pick the most delightful fabrics so I'm thrilled to get your scraps! Thanks so much!!! I'm anxious to see how you you will use your birthday gifts too!

  2. those little blue baskets are really pretty--hugs, Julierose

  3. Yay- I love you new header!! It looks as though your prize has gone to a very happy recipient!! I like all the hardware you got for your birthday. That laser sounds like a great idea. Let us know how it goes. I love your blue baskets, they're off to a great start!!

  4. I use my husbands aluminum ruler sometimes, it's a good piece to have around. Those blue baskets are great. Can't wait to see what happens with them!

  5. love the baskets, can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Happy belated birthday and enjoy your toys..

  6. Great that laser level. We have one, but it is just a straight level, no 90 degree. What a great way to square up your quilts.
    Those littel blue baskets are so cute. Iknow you will find something great to put them in.
    Congrats to the scrap winner!

  7. Happy Birthday, Kelly! Wow, cool toys....did they come with cute new boots, perfume or jewelry?!! I like your pretty little blue baskets!

  8. what cute little baskets. I'll be making some of these for an upcoming quilt this year. I've thought about getting the laser tool for blocking quilts. You'll have to tell us what you think!

  9. Congrats on all that great squaring-up equipment. hubby uses a ruler just like that, and got some tacky glue on it, so he used his glue remover to clean it, and it took all the numbers right off! He now has a beautiful 6' aluminum stick! lol Just be careful not to get any solvents on it! :o)


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