Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
It's called "Coventry" from the book Comfort & Joy by Brenda Riddle.
I love this book and wish I could piece every quilt in it!
But, there's just not enough hours in the day.
The stars are from a Robyn Pandolph fabric line a million years ago.
We stopped at the Outlet Mall on our way home Sunday and they have a Crocs store. I love Crocs! Hot pink & orange so summery. People will be able to see me coming from a mile away!
I'm meeting up with Polly from Counting Your Blessings tomorrow. A real live blog friend.
Off to enjoy the nice weather and rock awhile with hubby.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Red Rick Rack Butterflies
Made by me from all new reproduction prints.
Notice the quilted butterflies in the background?
This is a vintage beauty. That orange just pops.
All new reproductions fabrics. Made by me.
I found the vintage butterfly blocks at an antique shop.
I set them with a small green print.
Love the traditional Baptist Fan border.
We are off to Tomah to visit the grand kids this weekend.
Hubby is golfing with "the boys" and I'm "catching up" with a dear friend.
Lunch and a little antiquing.....what more could a girl want?
Maybe I'll find another butterfly top to quilt!
Have a great weekend.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Cuz I knew you were coming!
"Come sit on my porch with me
My drinks are cold & my friendship's free"
Railing planter filled with pink & purple petunias and snowflakes.
Sorry they're not blooming.
All my flowers took a beating with the tornado winds
and flooding rain we had last week.
This is the extend of my garden.
My cora belles are a beautiful purple hue.
Last week "Iris" was in bloom.
I wish she'd stay all summer!
An old pump I found at an antique sale.
It did have blooms before the storms.
The wind chime is made from an old plate and blue glass.
I love the mama bird feeding her babies.
My cup broke so I put a feeder ( bought at Michael's) on this one.
Just as cute, don't ya think?
The stone reads "It takes a long time to grow an old friend".
Thanks to both Cielo, from The House in the Roses and
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Come on! Show us your green thumb.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Baby Colors Yellow Brick Road
I am going to put a minkee fabric on the back.
This checkerboard piece is for a class.
We are going to cut it up and sew in back into pin wheels.
I'll definitely take pictures of the after.
Monday, June 9, 2008
http://www.coloursforyou.blogspot.com/. It gives you all the information you need to redesign your blog. Step by step, hold your hand, kind of directions. Pretty nice huh? I love the pink & brown combo. And the free banner images from http://bannerofblessings.blogspot.com/ are so cute. I want to use them all! I feel so smart when I figure this computer stuff out. It's like one of Oprah's "light bulb" moments. I just won't tell you how much time it took. LOL.
I went on a quilt retreat this past weekend. A fun time was had by all. We had some great singng going on. The 7 of us (one gal was to young to know the words) belted out oldies from the 1950's & 60's. When was the last time you sang "Last Kiss" or "Going to the Chapel"? Believe me, we sounded just like the Supremes on some of the classics. Didn't we Rikki?
No photos. No camera. Can you believe I left it at home? Silly me. I will take pictures tomorrow of the projects I worked on. I did learn one BIG lesson (another O moment) all those UFO's from the early 1900's........I don't want to finish them. I want new/current fabrics and patterns. Just like the big girls have. I am feeling guilty for having a ton of UFO's. How many do you have? We won't even go into stash.......
The rain just isn't going to stop anytime soon. There is a "water issue" in our basement. Of course, it's in the finished studio area. We have sucked up the water and have fans and a de-humidifier going. Didn't we ask the last owners about any basement problems? And they said there were none....hmmmm.
I am busy working/quilting this week. Have some Las Vegas ladies waiting for a package from me. Wait to you see this funky raw edge applique I'm quilting on. Sooooo cute. Customer used black and brights. What a fun combination!