Friday, February 5, 2016

January 2015

We had 10 inches of snow fall the end of January.  I decided to get in the craft room and sew.  Valentine is a favorite of mine.  Think it is because of the pinks and reds!  Those little conversation hearts are also a favorite.

Growing up, Daddy would buy a bag of conversation hearts for each of us.  Well there is only me, my sister, and brother.  I make sure I have them on hand, for nostalgia sake!  I decided to create a mini quilt and mug rug based on those hearts.

I also tried a new project.  Postcard quilts.  Very small, but quite fun.  They do actually mail!  This is a spring rainbow.  Using six 2" squares and a boarder. 

Weatherman is calling for more snow this weekend and first of the week.  Wonder what I can get myself into?

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016!  I have started my crafting list for this year.  Think I need to start with some UFOs that have been hanging around for sometime.  I inherited three quilt tops from my grandmother before she passed in 2009, I started a quilt for my husband-I can't even remember the name, Sunbonnet Sue quilt, several wall hangings, mug rugs and postcards.  That's just the quilting.  

I have unfinished scrapbooks for everybody in the family.  There's a little bit of everything needing attention.  Guess I need to do some organizing so I can see what needs to be done.  

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas crafts

The Christmas crafts were a hit!  My co-workers loved their ornaments.  They were very simple to create. Chalkboard ornaments from craft store and chalk marker.  Love the winter scene.  Just wish we had the same.  Temps have been in the 60s.                                                                              

Daddy's Barn Quilt brought back good memories for both of us. We both love to help Grandmother.  He doesn't think he will hang it on the barn, but we will see.

My sister said her framed chalkboard was her favorite gift this year. I have to agree!  Made one for our back entry.

My niece loved her doll bed and bedding.  

Now on to 2016!


Monday, December 21, 2015

I am still around. I promise!

I am so far behind on my blog!  Guess I just need to jump in where I am and not worry about the past months!!

We have been VERY busy at the Little White House.  Both of the kiddos have graduated. Logan still lives at home. Ashlea moved in with her boyfriend of 3 years.  They have blessed us with our first grand child, Eli. Planning a wedding in 2017. No date has been announced yet.  Still have our outdoor furries,  Camo the Tom Cat and Reese the Husky/Lab. We now have Gizzi the very pampered kitty and Drake the Pit/Healer puppy.    Remodeling the house, STILL!  Have the craft room set up.  Just need to paint and put in new flooring.  That is probably going to be the last room we finish.  There are six rooms ahead.  😉

I got a new Brother Sweing/Quilting machine for my birthday.  It has been out of the box for six months.  Last night was the first time I sewed with it.  I made doll pillows, a blanket, and mattress cover for my niece's Christmas.

Lots is happening in the craft room this week from doll bedding, ornaments, chalkboard frames, to barn quilts.    Gotta go get busy if I plan on giving these as gifts 🎄

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to my blog

Hello.  I am very new to this blogging thing.  So here goes....

I am Tracey White.  On several boards, I am known as queenof2802.  I decided on that name as a joke.  My daughter, who is now 17, says that she is queen of our house.  She is our only daughter, so as the story goes, she IS her daddy's little girl.  So, needless to say, she started calling herself the queen of our house.  I beg to differ.  I am and will always be the queen.  Our house address is 2802.  And that's the end of that!

Who is Tracey White?  I am the wife of Todd, 22 years this coming June.  We have two children.  Logan, 18, is a senior this year.  I have already introduced Ashlea.  She is a junior.  We have 3 pets, Reese the dog, Camo the cat, and Dutches the bunny.  I do have a full time job. 

How did I get started in crafting, you ask?  My grandmother, Nancy Lee Osborne was my mentor.  I did EVERYTHING she did.  Quilting was her craft.  She belonged to the UMW group at her church which had an active, and do I mean active quilting bee.  They put in 10 quilts a year.  One each month except for June and December.  Why those months off?  The Annual Barbeque where they auctioned off all of the quilts made from July to May was held in June and Christmas holiday in December.  My mother was our Brownie Leader and she always had some sort of craft for us to do from paper-crafting to stitching something.  We made ornaments to our own vest to display our badges earned.

Enough about me for now.