Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I still will be visiting all of you, and counting on lots of inspiration along the way!! Happy June everyone!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A week ago tomorrow our nephew graduated from high school…a handsome graduate I have to say, and there’s his big sister ( a college graduate a couple weeks ago) helping him out. We had a wonderful family celebration before the ceremony and lots of us there to cheer for him. We are all so very proud and just know there is a wonderful future ahead for him.
Look who’s birthday it is today……our very own Miss Red Geranium. I stole this picture from her blog and it makes me laugh like crazy…in a good way of course. Not only is she having a birthday was an “O” in it, her new online store is minutes away from opening. It is so darn cute and Sharon is very excited for everyone to have a look see……
Isn’t this button too cute for words. Her webmaster…talk about being professional…is still working out the bugs. She will have a newsletter and all kinds of fabric, patterns, books, kits, notions and on and on. The site is AMAZING!!! Sharon is busy getting products loaded on, so I’m thinking shopping should be happening at any moment. So go have a look see , Daisy Cottage Quilting, and give our girl a big birthday wish.
BINDGINS!!!!!!!! Business is booming ! All seven of these quilts belong to my friend Jan, three of which will be hanging in The Sisters Quilt Show in Oregon next month. Last night at our friendship group Jan shared them with us………….we all were jealous--- very, very jealous. She is such a prolific quilter …amazing the amount of quilting she gets done. The green one on the right is a graduation quilt filled with wonderful picture memories . She is fearless when it comes to quilting, and makes patterns that I just look at!! Wish I could size the pictures a little bigger, but I couldn’t quite figure that part out! I think if you click on them they will enlarge. In addition to doing these bindings, there have been Mothers Day quilts and wedding quilts, so no quilting happening here! Call me crazy (many have!), but I love doing bindings!!!!!
For The Charming Club this month I am going to catch up on the Jelly Roll Along blocks (2 behind) and follow along with the quilt along, a minature version of the Between Friends pattern that Darlene shared with us. Thanks Kelly and Darlene for the great quilt along idea.
Happy June 9th everyone!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Just a little peek in my sewing closet…and yes this is a stash gone wild. My friend Teresa has inspired me to get it under control. She recently donated 4 HUGE bags of fabric to a group (actually there were 7, but her mom captured 3 of them)! I have donated a bag, given a couple kits to friends and mailed off a couple more to some long distance quilty friends to add to their own wild stashes!
……then there was a bit of time to whip up a dish towel…….
……finish up the Valentine Cake hanging I started at quilt camp….
and make pillowcases for some kiddos. Sprinkled in here and there, some wonderful time with my favorite little dots. Our niece is graduating from college Saturday and a big family celebration will be happening…….life is very good!
Happy Friday everyone :-)!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Here's our very gracious camp host Eleanor Burns. She is so much fun and enthusiastic and such a cheerleader for all of us quilters. The four days of camp she is right there with us sewing and checking in on our progress and also entertaining us...introducing her new book, Quilt Blocks On American Barns, with a sing along to Old McDonald Had A Farm and Quilt In A Day staff and campers dressed up in barnyard costumes......TOO FUNNY!!
One of our afternoons we were invited to Eleanor's home for goodies and to have a look see around her wonderful home and studio........ooooooh, ahhhhhh!! Love, love, love that antique quilt on the table in her studio. A very pleasant afternoon spent with quilting buddies. I just can't say enough about this camp experience and if you ever have the chance I think you need to come to camp!!!! Thanks to all the gals at Quilt In A Day for the best time ever!!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here’s my buddy Annie and my friend Marie with baby quilts for their new grandbabies….lucky babies to have such wonderful Nana’s!! Sue and I were so excited to spend the four days sewing with Annie at her table and boy did we get lots of talking in!! I’m already looking forward to next camp Annie!!
Here’s my friend Sue working on the most wonderful angel quilt…just waiting for the heads to be buttonholed on. I love the fabrics in this quilt..in fact Sue taunted me so much with these sweet blocks I had to get myself a kit----she was so very proud of pushing me over the edge :-)!!!
For me it was a productive 4 days. Finished the Tossed Nine Patch quilt, finally the basket quilt, added the outer border to Between Friends, and got most of a mini valentine done-- just need to add the wool heart and outer scrappy border….such a great feeling to get so much done!
more camp pictures next time!!!