Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Round Robin

Here's the next round on the Round Robin my stitch group is making.  My friend Leslie added the gold skinny border and the last blue border with the word "Liberty".  I'm liking it!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kansas City and Hamilton! MO


This past week I got to take a little trip to Kansas City, MO to deliver quilts to friends.

(Is it ok to have feet on the SIDE of square quilts?)

The quilts were made for the daughters of my dear friend Dee who passed away last November.  The family was our first friends when we moved to Houston back in 1988 and we've remained close all these years.  I thought Texas themed quilts would be appropriate to remind the girls of their mom and our former home in Texas.

Both girls live in Kansas City now.  Here they are with their quilts,


While there, my dear husband suggested we go on to Hamilton! MO, home of Missoiri Star Quilt Company.  

I might have fed my craving for fabric.  Just a little.

Then, we visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City.  My grandfather fought in the trenches in France and the museum really brought that to the forefront of my thinking.  Freedom is not free!  Grandpa never talked about it but now I think I understand why he was so quiet. The museum is well worth the trip.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Springtime in OK



Even though most people think that Okalhoma is a wild place with dust blowing everywhere and a tornado at least every other day, it truly is a beautiful place to live.  At least it is here in the Northeastern part of the state known as "Green Country".  This spring has been especially green because we're getting "normal" rainfall after three or four years of very low rainfall.  In fact, last week we got 7 inches of rain!  That's more than we've had all summer long in some recent years.

Peonies that I dug up from my mom's yard several years ago.

Creeping Phlox and a very cute little Easter Bunny!


The double peonies which just finished blooming.  The smell is heavenly!


Irises in my mom's front yard in MO.  My niece was sweet and sent me this picture for Mother's Day.  I have starts of these flowers but mine didn't bloom much this year.


One of my mom's violets.  This is the first time it has bloomed since she passed away in 2009.




By now you've probably guessed that my favorite flowers are the pink/purple ones.  Strange, because my favorite color is red.

Well, it's raining again.  Hopefully, there will be no tornadoes.  I've never seen one and I don't want to start now!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter 2015

I haven't done a lot of sewing this week....a little bit of hand appliqué and my turn with a round robin my stitch group is doing.   The light blue and yellow was the first round and I added the rest.

I attended the funeral of a dear friend and a member of my stitch group.  I've known her since 2001.  A huge loss for us, but heaven's gain.  Can't you just see the love and joy she brought us?

Coleen loved birthday parties, especially hers!  

As I go to bed tonight, I look forward to celebrating my risen Lord!  I love Easter and all that it means!  I'll leave you with a little glimpse of the past.  Easter 1959.  I loved it then I love it now!







Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quilt Festival Chicago II


I spotted my quilt on the International Quilt Festival Facebook page.


This time it's hanging up high, right in the middle of the picture behind the dark quilt.  So at least I know where it is!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilt Festival Chicago





When my quilt "Red Dresden" was accepted to be a part of the Ruby Jubilee 40th Anniversary Exhibit at the  International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall they asked permission for it to travel to three other shows in 2015.  The Chicago show is the first.  If anyone goes, please take a picture and send it to me.

And now the red and white exhibit is so popular there have been multiple requests to have it shown at other shows and museums.  So guess what?!  My quilt will continue traveling throughout 2016.  If I don't get to go to any of the shows where it will be shown I won't see it again until December 2016.  Scary, uh?  But also very exciting!

Here's the display in Houston last fall.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finished the top

I finished this quilt top tonight.  I started the baskets in a Gwen Marsten class back last June when she was the guest artist at the Green Country Quilters' Guild show.  I made three baskets in the class.  I had forgotten how much fun they were.