Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Introducing...Wesley Joseph.
He was born tonight (June 29) at 10:01 p.m. He weighed 6 lb., 13 oz. which is TINY for a baby in this family.   He's absolutely adorable.Here he is with his Popple Tim and his Aunt Dre (Andrea) who was there to document his first moments  (She's a professional photographer so I'm sure I'll be stealing some fabulous pictures from her soon.  He was only  about 40 minutes old here.And I guess I should include a couple of shots of him with the people who are responsible...my very tired and worn out daughter, Calista and her proud as a peacock husband, Chris. 

He reacted to the flashes from the cameras and the bright lights in the room which is very good.  His brother Timothy has a sight empairment and this baby had a 50% chance of having the same thing (even total blindness).  We are rejoicing and praising the Lord for this good sign of sight!!!  It's been a long day (mostly for Calista), but hey! what about me! I listened to Timothy chatter ALL DAY LONG!  ha ha

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Old Stuff

I was looking for something to post and came across these pictures of postcards I made back in 2006. I think they're pretty cute and I wish I would make some more of them because I mailed both of these to friends. But right now, I'm too excited to do much of anything... ...Tuesday is the day. I'll be a grandma--again. Or a "Mama T" as I'm called in this family.
Calista will be induced and I'll be taking care of her other two boys. I'm sure I'll be posting pictures by Wednesday. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I finished up this little charity quilt that I started at our stitch group lake retreat. I love striped bindings.
Just a few more days and I'll be grandma again. Calista is finishing up projects for little Wesley's room. Here's the wall hanging she embroidered. Her blogging friend Nichole Lorenze drew the picture (Winken, Blinken and Nod). Calista used some metalic threads and it really looks good. I pieced it and quilted it.

Wesley will make his appearance on or before June 29.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Green Country Quilters' Guild Show 2010

I've picked out a few of my favorites to show you. This "X-Block" was made by my friend Colleen Bland.

Greta McGregor designed and made this one. She has her own pattern business.

I love brights against dark colors.

I think this was one of the judge's choice awards.

A Sue Spargo pattern. I love her stuff.

Lavena Rager made this one. We work together at the Cotton Patch.

2 quilts, same pattern. This one by Jane Green (also of the Cotton Patch)


...and this one by Carol Furgason.

Another bright one on a dark background. Love it!

Colleen Bland made this one, too. She didn't want to enter it, so it was sneaked out of her house. LOL

Doesn't Leslie look good "modeling" this quilt?

This one won "Best of Show". If I understood correctly, the maker quilted it on her home macine. Then, the batting was bearding so she completely "unquilted" it and quilted it again, this time with black batting, patching in white batting under the white fabrics. Unbelievable!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Winners from the Quilt Show

This quilt won the award for the Best Machine Quilting. A simple quilt, but the quilting was perfect. Quilted by Carol Furgason.
This was a judge's choice. A special award given by the family of a deceased guild memeber. Dolly Mosley hand appliqued and hand quilted it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Quilts from the show

Remember those birthday blocks I made last year? They were for the Civil War Reproductions Club I'm in at the Cotton Patch. We give blocks to each other for our birthdays. Some people actually make them into quilts! LOL! Here is Leslie pointing out the block that she made in one of our friend's quilts (I think this is Jane's quilt)
And here's the one I made...

Another quilt with the block I made (this is definetly Nancy's quilt--owner of the Cotton Patch)

And Leslie again with the block she made.
I'll be posting some more pictures from the show soon.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No rest for the wicked

I thought I might get rested up from all of my activity the last few weeks, but no. There's a new grandboy on the way and things must be ready. So I've been helping Calista.

I'll post more pictures of the quilt show soon.

Tomorrow I meet with my stitch group after I see the eye doctor. Did I mention I had cataract surgery last week?

Now, I'm off to bed.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quilt Crazy Show 2010

I just spent 2 fabulous days at the Green Country Quilters' Guild "Quilt Crazy" 2010 Show at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. I entered 6 quilts and donated one of those plus one more small one for the auction (I bought my crazy quilt back-- the spot where it was hanging in my sewing room just looked too naked).
So here I'll start with the icing on the cake of the great time I had at the show. I WON THE RAFFLE QUILT!!! Yes, me. I WON!!! I was never so surprised in my life. Don't you see my surprise?! I think it's gorgeous.
I got an honorable mention on this quilt....
...and a third place on Tim's office quilt...

....but here's my most exciting news. I won a blue ribbon for hand applique/professional machine quilted. AND a huge ribbon and cash award for the BEST USE OF COLOR award. Here I am pictured with Donna Titsworth who quilted it. It was moved into the "winners' circle". I am so honored! And so excited!

Here I am yesterday, when I found out. (Picture taken by Donna Rushing--I don't know why they're so small)

Now, I must rest...until Monday when I have to help finish sewing for the new grandbaby's room.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ready for the quilt show

Yesterday, our good friends Leslie and David came over and shared our Memorial Day with us. I actually talked Tim into eating outside (he says picnics are for ants). I have to admit that it DID get a little bit hot before we were done with the meal. But at least the wind wasn't blowing (unusual for Oklahoma). Since I had 2 tall guys together, I decided it would be a good idea to take pictures of all my quilts I'm entering in the Green Country Quilters' Guild "Quilt Crazy" Show which is this Friday and Saturday, June 4th and 5th. (Don't ask me why Tim has one eye closed in this next picture)
This was the last picture I took of the two guys together and they were acting a bit goofy by the time we were done. These are the two quilts that I'm donating to the Small Quilt Auction. The one on the right will also be entered in the "Quilt Crazy" Challenge.
The one on the left is a baby quilt and the one on the right will be entered under "wall hangings"

This one is my Civil War Reproduction quilt. Kat LeFevre quilted it and it looks great. It will be entered under the "mixed techniques" catagory.

And last, but not least is my hand appliqued quilt. I'm so pleased with the quilting done by Donna Titsworth.

Don't you just love quilts with feet? I do.
I've spent every minute the last few days sewing on hanging sleeves and making labels for these quilts. Then it took me at least an hour to "de-lent" them all today. But finally around 4:30 I got them delivered to the home of the "quilt collector". They'll go to the fairgrounds tomorrow to be hung and then judged on Thursday. I hope we'll have a really successful show. And I hope that many of you who read this can come. It starts at 10 a.m. Friday. Ya'll come!