Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stained Glass Window

I have a stained glass window in my bedroom! Its bright colors are beautiful as the light streams through them. Here, take a look and see what I mean:

My bedroom faces west, so from mid-day until dusk my stained glass window is a beautiful sight to behold!

I'll show you a picture of the entire window:

It is really my grandma's quilt as it hangs in front of my window. Isn't it pretty? I love seeing it during the day when it seems luminescent!


I still haven't started on Josh's quilt yet. Its size really intimidates me! I was expressing my worries to Steve and he came up with a great suggestion: How about making a doll quilt first? Oh! I don't know why I didn't think of that. I can *do* a doll quilt! It is small and if it turnes out terribly I don't have to let anyone see it. Great idea! Thanks, dear!

So here is the material that I chose for a doll quilt (the pic will enlarge if you click on it):

Instead of making a 9 patch, I'll make a 4 patch, having the tiny squares be a 2" finished size and the big squares 4" finished size. The entire thing will be 24" x 28". A little bigger than the doll quilt swap sizes, because I like them a tiny bit bigger.


Also, I have added some "helps" on my Pimp My Site blog. We are learning how to create your own webpage simply by using Notepad on your computer! There are already explanations there about: using Notepad to build a webpage and what codes to use to title your work and create the body of the page. How to add pictures to a page and reference to them, letting a new window open as they click on the smaller picture of your page. And how to change the font text, size, and color with color codes, all using HTML code. Go on over and try some of it out!


My whole family has had a cold this weekend. I think the changing of the seasons with the temperature changes has been the culprit. We have taken it easy this weekend, kicking back with movies, books, naps, and plain and caramel popcorn.

I hope that this weekend has been restful and enjoyable for all of you too! And if you haven't tried that caramel popcorn recipe you are seriously missing out!


  1. That quilt does look lovely in the sunlight!!

    The doll quilt is a terrific idea. I keep wanting to try my hand at some quilting, but it seems so overwhelming... Maybe a doll quilt would be the way to go.

    Thanks for stopping by this morning!!

  2. That is such a beautiful quilt that your Grandma made!

    The material you bought is pretty. I need to make another quilt!

  3. I always loved crawling under a quilt frame to see the light shining through. I love the reds in your grandma's quilt

  4. So here is a super easy recipe for yummy, soft caramel popcorn.

    2 sticks of butter (now you know it's got to be good with that much butter)
    1 cup of Brown sugar
    33 large marshmallows
    2 bags of popped microwave popcorn - we used 3 because this recipe makes a lot of caramel topping.

    Melt the butter, sugar and marshmallows and pour over the popcorn in a huge bowl. Just a tip, if you do use microwave popcorn rather than popping your own, make sure to scoop the popcorn out of the bag rather than pouring it out into the bowl. There were a lot of little kernels that got mixed in and once they were covered with caramel, they were hard to spot.