Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall leaves

I'm sure I probably posted a picture of this quilt last year...but I really like it a lot, so I'll post it again. I made the table runner out of the leftover blocks from the quilt. I'm busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and company from Missouri, so for now I'll leave you with these. But after Thanksgiving I have lots of picturesof UFO's that I've finished lately. Happy Thanksgiving to all ! May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Thought for the day:
The really good thing about invisible quilting thread is that you can't see it....
The really bad thing about invisible quilting thread is that you can't see it.

That's all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Here I am with the man I love. He's made an amazing recovery from his total hip replacement he had done on Sept. 30. He's walking without his cane now (except for long hauls) and is exercising to gain back his upper body strength. He has one more week before he goes back to see the surgeon to be released to full activity (at least that's what he's hoping for--it's been loads of fun putting his socks on him, but all good things must come to an end!) The most amazing thing is how straight and tall he stands now and the fact that he no longer has pain on his face. I'm so thankful that he's doing well and just wanted to share it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pryor, OK Quilt Show

Last Friday, Leslie and I sneaked away for the day to go to a little quilt show in Pryor, Oklahoma. Here are some of the highlights: We do a self portrait at EVERY quilt show. Cute, uh?

We both love black and white quilts and have a huge collection to someday make one of our own.

This quilt was designed by the maker and done entirely by hand....even all those tiny little pointy things in the border. The middle of the blocks had New York themed fabric in them.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What's left of summer

Last weekend I cleaned out my flower beds and just couldn't bear to throw out these beautiful roses when I trimmed them all back. (Even if it did mean risking bringing more gnats into my house--they're driving me insane--HELP!) The little cream colored ones are from the miniature bushes I gave Mom for her last Mother's Day here on earth. I took them home with me and planted them in my garden.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another one finished

I'm working on a pile of UFO's (unfinished objects) for a contest we're having at guild. This is a little quilt I started for Hearts and Hands over a year and a half ago. All I had to do was quilt and bind it. Hopefully, some little kid in need will love it. My good friend Rindy in Houston gave me the kid fabric years ago.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Stitch Group

My birthday was stretched out over many days this year. Even tonight I received another very nice gift from a friend. Last Thursday I celebrated with my stitch group as we got together and sewed all day at Emma's house. Leslie made my favorite cake (Red Velvet). We decided to bring "orphan" blocks to see what we could put together for a benevolence quilt. I had 4 blocks like this left over from a quilt I made years ago.

June had several hexagon flowers and Leslie had this beautiful batik block that she didn't need.
Emma had lots of fabric in her stash to add.
Here's what we came up with:

Isn't it pretty? It will go to Hearts and Hands for someone who needs a quilt. (it's a group within our guild)

Here are 7 of us (Coleen and Louise were absent) Front row: Emma, Loretta and June.

Back Row: Leslie, Judy, Donna and Yours Truly.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday blocks

I got my birthday blocks at the Cotton Patch last week. These are the ones that I made myself as I was making them for the other birthday girls throughout the year. With the exception of the middle one. There is a long story why these are all in a red and black color theme, but I won't bore you with the details. So the question now is...will I make these into one quilt or add them to the others. I COULD make two quilts out of them by adding a few more blocks to both. What do you think?