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.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved snow days!  The best part is waking up to the absolute silence. No cars, no noise just the silence of a cold, snowy morning.  Even though I now longer look forward to school being canceled, I still like to "do what I want to do" on a snow day.  And what I like to do is sew!   And eat.  So I made chocolate chip cookies, chicken noodle soup and I sewed.  And ate.  

I've been working on these baskets.

And I added some other blocks.

Today I got 4 of the rows put together.  Because the basket blocks are all random sizes I had to do a bit of thinking to get all the rows to come out the same width.  I threw in a few "fillers".  Maybe tomorrow I'll get it finished and have a picture to show.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I've probably posted a picture of my heart quilt every Valentine's Day since I started  blogging.  But this is the first time I've pictured it with the beautiful hand cranked sewing machine my husband got me for Christmas.  Ain't she pretty?!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birthday Boy

We recently  celebrated my son's 30th birthday.  He's my youngest kid so that must mean I'm getting old.

When Aaron was about 3 years old he was sick.  Hubby and I had taken turns being up at night with him.  It was hubby's turn and he happened to have 6 hours of The Three Stooges recorded on VHS tape.  Men and boys think The Stooges are really funny.  Hubby put in the tape and Aaron loved it so hubby went to bed assuming Aaron would eventually fall asleep on the couch.  WRONG!  When hubby got up to leave for work 5 plus hours later,  Aaron was still awake watching The Stooges.  We think it might have affected his future.  Nevertheless, knowing how much men enjoy The Stooges and now recogniIng that my son is indeed a man, I made him a Three Stooges quilt for his birthday.  It also has guitars on it because Aaron plays.  Although he never plays for us even though we DID pay for a lot of lessons!  (Mother lays on the guilt).

I put Minky on the back of this quilt and did he ever love it!  So soft!

In conclusion, I'm very proud of the man my son has become.  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sewing with my sister

Over the Chrsitmas Holidays my sister Greta came from Missouri and spent six days with me.  We had a "sewathon".  We spent one entire afternoon shopping for fabric for her quilt and then she spent most of the next day washing and ironing it.
For some reason I have the same look on my face as I do when I light birthday candles.  Every single picture in which I'm lighting birthday candles!  Weird!

I finished this top while she ironed.  It's for the daughter of my friend who passed away in November.
She was my first friend in Texas so all these fabrics represent something about Texas.  I'm working on a second one for the other daughter.

This is what Greta accomplished while she was here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year

Don't know if there is anyone out there who still reads my blog, especially when I'm so sporadic about posting.  

We had a great Christmas with lots of company afterwards.  I finally got all the decorations put away a few days ago.  

Here are two quilts I made for my daughters and their husbands that I couldn't post before Christmas. They were surprised and happy with them.  They're just utility quilts but they needed them.  It's been really cold here!

My friend Cindy was here from Reno.  She brought this quilt to bind.  Isn't it beautiful?  Remember she was working on it while we were with them on their sailboat in The Bahamas last January.

My sister was also here over the holidays.  We sewed.  And sewed.  More on that next time.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"Time Out"

I've been very anxious to post a picture of one of my latest projects but had to wait because it was a gift.  Well, it has been gifted so here it is:

My stitch group had our Christmas party this week.  We drew names for the gift exchange this year and I drew my BFF's name.  So I gave Leslie the "gift of time".  

Here's another clock I made.   I'll be teaching a class at The Cotton Patch in March.