Love your quilts Cheryl. It is hard to get the kitties to give up a quilt. You have beautiful colors in your quilts and you did a wonderful job on the Kitty Tuxedo quilt. I have the pattern by have been reluctant to try it. Seeing yours gives me inspiration. Keep up the great work.
Cheryl, so glad that you joined us. I love your selection of colors and how they pop - even the one which is done in black and white fabric. You definitely have an amazing talent for Quilting, and I am so glad that it is a passion for you. Thank you for sharing with us. Mr. G.
I'm so impressed that you have time to do any quilting at all...with grandkids and being a full time student. My grandchild also lives next door to me, so Hailey Grace is at my house quite a bit...absolutely love it! I think she is getting to the age that she could start picking out fabric for her doll clothes...I'll definitely keep that in mind. Good luck with school!
Cheryl: I love the way you think. The thing is....hubby's room is down right scarry. I have promised not to go in there and so I have given up all control over how messy it is. There may be something growning in there for all I know. I can spread to other areas though. Unfortunately, I have a large home. I would love to down size as cleaning this monster is more that I can handle. When the boys were home to help I was able to manage. Now I hate the time it takes. Anyway, thanks again for your advise and I'll get you a before, and after picture if you promise not to laugh.....well laughing would be ok...fainting not.
OMG, your first time at blogging. Your site is cool. I wanted to thank your for your tips on storage. I like the idea of the boxes and fabric. Just may have to try that. Although, I'd rather sew than clean but it's about time I grow up and learn to keep my room tidy.
So you want to hear about the tea. Half an hour before the tea, I was going to make the scones--so it would smell good (bad idea, make ahead). I found I had used up all the eggs. Panic--I call Elizabeth and ask if she could bring a couple of eggs and "oh by the way" a pint of whipping cream because I forgot that too. She goes to the grocery on the way to my house and I make the scones with everyone watching. Well we were eating our scones and cloted cream and lemon curd and my fire alarm goes off. My husband, who was watching his favorite football team, upstairs with the door closed, takes a couple of minutes to react. You need to understand there was no fire at all. Mike comes down and disconnects the alarm and turns on the fan in the kitchen (no smoke, nothing) I don't know why it went off. The rest of the tea went great. Complietely forgot the cucumber sandwiches. Oh bother. Everyone loved the tea (All two of my friends.) All the food tasted good. Elizabeth is going to have the next in the Spring, she like it so much. I had such fun showing off my china. I have some from Aunts, Mother, Grandmother, Great-aunt. Bits and pieces. We each had a different tea cup and saucer, and dessert plate, etc. Tea pot from a different setting. It was all lots of fun. Glad I did it. I've decided maybe only twice a year.
Hi Cheryl! After looking at your photos, ALL your grandchildren are cute! I used to do portraits in pastels and the first thing I noticed is what gorgeous eyes they have! I also wanted to tell you I liked that quilt with the cats (the live ones!) on it. I think it's your #14. Love the colors.
Hi there...thanks for the tip on where to find both those quilts - I am definately going to try and get that back issue. I appreciate the offer of you letting me borrow it, that is very sweet. Let me see if I can find it first, looks like it would be a nice addition to my quilting library. I'll let you know how the search goes. I didn't get a chance to do any quilting - today was a LONG day at work...I just want to sit here and do nothing. Thank goodness for left over! Talk to ya later
Thanks Cheryl. I have alot of fun pulling colors and putting them together. I love your 'babies'....I lost my baby 2 months ago, had him for 15 yrs. It is nice to sit down and just wander around and look at all the wonderful work posted here.
Felix (on the left) has short hair but that's just about the only difference. He will lay on his back when he wants an armpit massage. He's so weird! When you massage his armpits he stretches out his arms as far as he can and spreads his digits. He just loves it! He would also like to become a baby. He loves to ride in the stroller. He sleeps in a baby seat or baby swing. He also loves to bounce in the Johnny Jump Up. He won't eat people food but if I am feeding a daycare baby he sits next to me and waits, hoping to finish whatever baby food the baby may not finish. Kitties can have such unique personalities.
Hi Cheryl, thanks for the words of encouragement. I have been on vacation the past couple weeks and have my newest grandson's (due in March) quilt top pieced AND one of the couch christmas quilt tops nearly finished. I have been a hermit in my quilt studio, except for breaks to look at all the beautiful quilts here... I love your penguin quilt too...where did you find that pattern? I wonder if I go online if I can find your bowtie kitty quilt pattern, worth a try. Isn't the internet wonderful for research?! It's wonderful to meet quilting friends from all over! Happy quilting...I WILL keep you posted on my UFO and new project process.
what a wonderful story about you saving Gabriel as a kitten! Does it seem to you that quilters tend to be cat lovers? Not all but it sure seems like a lot. I think cats and quilts are like chocolate. I just can't seem to get enough!
You are sooo right about kitties. I spend half the time petting them. I'm putting on an afternoon tea for close friends and have been "very" busy in the kitchen. My cats and husband have stayed "far" away. I think sewing pointy points is much easier than "putting on a tea". Everything at least tastes good--so far. I'll have time to applique tonight. Take care, Til later
I love your kitty bowtie quilt. I have four cats also, but no dogs. I have been told that someday, I will have to make a dog quilt for my daughter who has two 60 lb. lap dogs (to guard her?). Her husband is in the military and gone at times. I have made applique cat quilts too. Happy quilting, Joanne