The days are much shorter – the last ‘walkies’ for the dog at 10 p.m. are now done in the dark – such a change from mid-June when it’s still daylight at 10 and even at 11 p.m. it still isn’t completely dark. And of course, by 4 am, it’s light again. Quite a change from our winters – when it’s dark by 5 p.m. and not light again until after 8 a.m. One of the advantages of living in the (semi) north. I understand that Washington, Oregon and California are considering staying on…Continue
How much company can one house have in one week? It has been nonstop for the entire month...so, there wasn't any quilting going on! I did score two tops for a friend. I have two in the works so passed on them. We went to Rutland Vermont to a wedding. What a beautiful area. There is a small Norman Rockwell museum that we visited. Amazing man. When we got to the section of 1950, we started recognizing Saturday Evening Post covers. Lots of memories. We also went to the original Vermont Country…Continue
I made a little purse for my 22mo granddaughter. She loves slipping purses over her arm and walking around with them. …Continue
Tour de Fleece ends this week.
It seems that one of my photos didn't make it to the finished blog post.
Here it is - the Welcome wall hanging.
I belong to a group of about 20 quilters that try to get together on Saturdays to quilt, socialize and share. We call ourselves “The Charm Pack”. We can sometimes manage it weekly, other times we may only manage to get together once a month. It all depends on availability of the location where we gather. But one thing is constant. How much we care for each other.
When someone has a life changing event we make them a ‘heart’ quilt. We choose a common fabric…Continue
Hey Ladies... Just wanted to play catch up. I tried to comment from my phone some last week and the crazy thing wouldn't let me post it..???? That's technology for you. Hope everyone is well. It's not as hot here but Barry helped out some with the rain. This weeks been a little busy but hoping to settle down some now and stay in and work on my quilt blocks. It's good to see some of you because it's been awhile. Pam, BJ, Irene, Prairie Quilter, Peggy and others. looking forward to seeing what…Continue
As long as I'm on the site, I decided to add one more project. This is the wallhanging I made for my SIL's birthday. They were in town yesterday so she got it a week early, and seemed pleased.
In a little while I will head out for our annual quilt group picnic. So far, no rain, but the heat index is 95 so we will probably end up eating indoors. Usually we grill out, and have outdoor games with prizes before heading indoors to our sewing machines. Here are a few pictures of things I've worked on the last few months. The table topper in the bright colors was from scraps left over from the quilt, and the result of a winter that just got too long and dreary. I haven't decided yet…Continue
You may know that the second Saturday in July is the Sisters Quilt Show. Since we live so close, we decided to go. I decided to take Veronika with me to get some photos, because she's a quilter, too. (She sat inside my purse most of the time.)…
I just saw that my art quilt for the Cherrywood Fabrics Bob Ross Challenge is one of the finalists and will go on tour for a year. Can you believe it? WOW WOW WOW There are so many awesome ones, I am very humbled and very excited.…Continue
I'm sitting here thinking it's been 11 years since I have been on QWU. I found out about this site through a flyer that came in the mail in 2008. I joined along with many others. Each day they posted members birthday until the members got to be too many to post. I have enjoyed viewing the the beautiful quilts of the many talented lady's on this site. And the many variations of of quilts I have seen. I was a new quilter when I joined QWU and was amazed seeing all this talent displayed. I…Continue
Hope everyone had a good 4th. Its finally cooling down here in south Alabama. Just checking in to see what everyone is up to? I worked on my heirloom quilt some over the weekend. Hope to hear from some of you...
During their last visit, the kids brought us a Kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin) from their veggie share.
Like some of the rest of you, I too have gotten away from posting or doing much on here. Thanks Pam for the nudge.
For me I quit coming on a regular basis after my hubby retired, 6 years ago. Life dealt us some detours that were out of our control (for the most part). Started out 6 months after moving into our home I had a heart attack. No worries on that now as I am in better health than I have been for years. I have brought my chloresterol levels into normal ranges, all without…Continue