Friday, August 27, 2010

A little something for Maggie

Can you guess who I made this little quilt for?  Clue:  Her name is on it.  LOL

The little gal is 6 months old already and I finally got her a quilt made.  Hope she likes it.

Now for a peek at our newest grandson.  He's taking a nap on one of his Mama T's quilts.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm back...again

Tim and I spent all of last week in Missouri, mostly in St. Louis.  His step-father had surgery for throat cancer in the HUGE Barnes Jewish Hospital.  The surgery took 7 hours and then he was there another 4 days after that.  We did a lot of sitting...and I have to tell you that even though I took some sewing along with me, I didn't do ANY at all.  I did read a quilting novel and looked at quite a few quilting magazines.  We're home now and Bud is also home and doing well even though he's going to have to have 6 weeks of chemo therapy.

Since I don't have anything new to show, I thought I'd post some older wall hangings that I don't think I've shown here before.

This one is a Pat Sloan design. I machine appliqued and quilted it.  (17.5 " x 44")

I hand appliqued this one and machine quilted it.  (23" x 17.5")

I bought this one at the Green Country Quilters' Guild 2010 quilt show.  It's made by Debbie Ross. I've admired her work for quite a while and when this came up for auction at the "Little Quilt Auction"  I just couldn't resist.  Now it hangs in my sewing room.  (12.25" x 13.75")

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's Been A While

If you wonder where I've been...I think I could sum it up to say I've been in an oven...baking.
It's been over 100 degrees here for I don't know how long.  It seems like everytime I look at the thermometer it reads 104.  So I've done NOTHING outside.  Yeah, I know you're probably thinking it's dry heat so it's not that bad.  Well, it has NOT been dry heat.  In fact, it's been so humid, that we went to Houston (on a business trip for Tim) and it felt better than Oklahoma!  We lived in Houston for 8 years so I KNOW about humidity.

Speaking of Houston...we stayed in the very wonderful ICON Hotel downtown.  We've stayed there before and really enjoyed it.  This time, after one night, we got upgraded to a penthouse suite!

It had a living room, dining room, bedroom, a huge bath and a guest 1/2 bath and a little kitchen.

I was really spoiled.  A car picked me up and took me shopping! 
Wasn't it nice of Tim to invite me to go along?  We're gettin ready to celebrate our 35th anniversary in a couple of days and will be spending it in a hospital while Tim's step dad has very serious surgery.  So the hotel suite will have to be our get-away for now.  Unfortunately, Tim had to work.  But at least we were together part of the time. (We like "together")

I got this top finished!  I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  It goes to the quilter tomorrow and will hopefully be done in time to be entered in the Tulsa State Fair.
They really helped me put this quilt together.

I made the little tags on my computer.
We here in Oklahoma are really hoping for a break in the weather soon.  Until then...I'll continue baking.