Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Little More Family.....

I decided I needed to post some other pictures that I had found on my cell phone. The first is of me and DH. He must love me, he's put up with me for 30 years. After a while I think it's just 'cause I'd be to hard to get rid of, I mean where would he hide the body....LOL. But all kidding aside, he loves me and I him. They say there's someone for everyone, you just have to find them. Well I believe that God knew we needed each other in life and he threw us together. We dated on and off while I was in high school (unbeknownst to my parents - he's 10 yrs. older). I went off to college and when I came back we started dating again. I think that's when we knew we were done - BOOM - we got married. Then came the first child, with another 12 yrs. later (I didn't say we were smart - LOL). So now we're stuck like glue!!
We moved back out to where we both grew up, after living in our first house 20 yrs. That's a lot to move, and I don't think we'll be doing it again!! We moved into a house across from my parents (pictured below). My Mom & Dad are in their mid-80's and still very active. They live in the house I grew up in, maintain a huge garden and the yard, and have a good social life. They impress me every day and I'm so proud to call them "Mom" & "Dad".

Dad, Me, Mom and my Brother
Our Granddaughter Hannah (pictured below) came along a little over 3 years ago. She is growing by leaps and bounds!!!! And she's smart as a whip. She doesn't miss a trick. Her Mom and Dad have their hands full keeping up with her, and now that Grams bought her this snazzy car to drive it's even harder. She loves driving around the yard and up and down the sidewalks in her neighborhood. She's taken one of the dogs for a little ride (very little), some of her friends, and even her other grandmother.
This last picture (below) is of one of my BFF's of many many years. Janie, my partner in crime. Since we moved back to my old town Janie is also now a neighbor that lives right down the road from me. We tend to go on a few road trips together (and try to stay out of trouble), and spend some Saturdays and Sundays in my basement working on quilting projects. This picture was taken on one of our "road trips". We went to MAQ last year for 4 days of quilting at St. Mary's College. This was from one of Janie's classes she took. I don't think she ever finished this one as she wasn't happy with the colors. Maybe I'll be able to convience her to finish it one day!!
So there you have it. Just a little glimpse into some of my life. I'll try to find some more pictures of family, friends and nuttyness, and post them here for all to see. Till then........ Smile, it makes everyone wonder what you're up to!!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Freedom" Day of Quilting with the Ladies

Our Wednesday Wonders Quilting group has started a once-a-month Saturday Quilt Day. We've lined up some projects we'd like to do and think we could pretty much accomplish in a day, unless you're over achievers and want to make more than one (that would be me!!).

So on Saturday, June 23rd, the ladies converiged on my basement and we set about sewing the "Freedom" pattern from Nellie's Needle ( It's a great pattern, as you can make either a Quilt, Tablerunner or Table Topper. You can use either true red, white and blue fabrics, or you can go with the more country/primitive/civil war renditions of these colors. Either way you can't loose as the end product is great. To the right is Sandy, taking care of some pressing matters....LOL.

We had a large selection across the board. Some made the quilts, some the runners, and I adapted the pattern to make beautiful door hangers. We all also did our own thing when it came to the applique stars. Some did the buttonhook stitch, some decorative, some straight line. Some used matching thread on the stars, and some used either red or blue. Everyone was very creative.
Here's Janie, Georgette and Debbie with their Tablerunners. Notice Debbie chose to use Yellow fabric for her stars, and Janie & Georgette lef theirs longer for their tables.
Here's Sandy with her Tablerunner. She also left hers longer. Her use of true red, white and blue was great. I loved the pureness of the white, it made everything pop!!
Here's Barb (top) and Hazel (bottom) with their Quilts!! They would be wonderful to sit on and watch the fireworks from on the 4th of July. Need one of these for next year!!

Georgette finally working!!

Barb helping Hazel with some machine issues.

Debbie pinning to get ready to quilt.

Janie in deep thought, working on her stripes.

Poor Georgette, we wore her out!!
And so, we all went home with either a finshed project, or one not far from being finished. I managed to finish all 3 of my door hangers, and now they reside at my Mother's (on her back door), at my Daughter-in-Laws, and at my house. Love how they look hanging on the door!!!

Our next project with be Mondo Bags. These are awesomely huge bags that you can carry a ton of stuff in, or a quilt you're working on. I'll make sure to post pics from that adventure as well. Till then......

Happy Quilting!!!!!!