Well, guess who this belongs to?!! Finally finished. First time I experimented with the lettering stitch on my sewing machine, too. Trial and error, but I like how her name on the cuff came out. The back is made with her daddy's army camo.…Continue
I can hardly believe it's been2 years since I last blogged. I'll have to try harder. But you know how it is...life gets in the way. So this year I made Izzy's Choice. Designed by Jeana Kimball, this delightful quilt was just the ticket to get me through recovery from surgery. I had prepped the entire quilt, which is just the way I work, and got busy as soon as I was healthy enough. After all the applique was finished, I handquilted each block and border as separate units. Then I…Continue
We'll start with Veronika's exterior. Her dress is done.Continue
congrats to BJ on her quilt touring the country and to Pam for her post as well. As for me, well I am sitting in a small RV. We finally sold the house. My other half is still waiting for L & I to do something about his back. We didn't get as much out of our house as we expected to due to some shifty work by the mortgage company. I am still working but between the 2 of us we just aren't getting enough to afford even an apartment in our area. Because this RV is so small, I just don't…Continue
They have put out the schedule for the quilts, through January. More shows will be scheduled, but at least we know where are quilts will be for a few months. I was rather pleased to be in the Chocolate.... oops, I mean Brown ... group. There are some amazing creations, hope you can see some of them throughout 2020 when you attend quilt shows!
The schedule so far, along with who is in what group:…Continue
As much as we love fresh corn, hardy mums and The NY State fair it means summer is ending. It's a special Labor Day weekend for our family. Our parents will have been married 70 years! They are both 88 and doing great. They don't travel like they use to... but always manage to stay busy. They have subscribed to their hometown paper in Schuyler, NE for 70 years. This is the announcement, I placed to surprise them...the year should be 49, they assured me it has been corrected!
We're getting our house painted. Here's what we started out with:
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