Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trunk Show

At our Quilt Guild this past Thurs. we had a very interesting speaker--Judy Gunter or maybe its Gunther. She is a very talented quilter and judges at shows and other places. Judy collects old Doll Quilts and her presentation was about the Presidents Ladies and some of their quilts. I don't think very many actually quilted them but did certainally collect them. She gave us a bit of history on them and their influence on their Husbands and the country when he served. I was particularly surprised at the wonderful condition the quilts were in. There was a small doll quilt made of cigar wraps or ties. They were similar to our selveges. The pictures I will post will be from the mid 1800's till the mid 1900's. I am sorry I did not write down all the info, but I did get some pictures

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My 5th picture

I have only been blogging just a tad more than a year. In the beginning it was only words, no pictures. I had to have Pat show me how to do it and in the beginning I messed up a few but have gotten better. I am going to show my 5th picture. It was taken at Baywood Golf Course right down the road from us. Beautiful surroundings and yummy food. L to R Linda, Kaye, JoAnne, Anne, (she is no longer with us as she has some serious health problems) Pat. and Sherry. A great group of friends, we call ourselves "The Lakeside Ladies".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Made with Love

This was designed by Julie Weaver. The blocks are 12 x 12 and there are 6 of them. Finished top is 38 x 52. The instructions were very easy to follow and I am pleased with the results. The only problem I really have is I cannot go on the floor to make sure its straight and even with sandwiching and then pin. I have 2knees that will have to be replaced soon and arh ritis in my lower back. I do the best I can, but this I"ll need some help with. Anyone else that has the same problems, what do you do? Any hints, I would appreciate them

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Butterfly BOM

This is the 3rd in the group, for some unknown reason I couldn't upload this picture last nite.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Butterfly BOM

Our local Quilt Shop Serendipidy has several BOM she has offered. I choose the Butterfies, loved the colors. The pattern and kit come in the package. I have finished 3, got behind with the holidays. I went there the other day and got the next 4. The patterns are by Debra Gabel who designed and created them and the series is called Butterflies in Flight. I did a combination of hand and machine applique. I need lots of practice doing the applique but I am improving. She has a Quilt sample of the finished quilt in the shop and it is absolutely beautiful. Will keep you posted as I progress

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blocks of Green

I joined a no-sew block exchange with 11 other Lovely Ladies. We had to pick a block, complete 1 for ourself, cut out all the pieces for the other 11, put each in a baggie w/block name and send them to the moderator. She will then make 11 piles and send 1 pile of 11 to each of us. There is 1 stipulation, blocks have to be green w/ white or tan. Mine is all ready to go, so I thought I would show you before I sent them on their way. It should be a fun quilt and we can put it together at our leisure

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Warm as Warm Can Be!

I have a most generous dil and son. They sent our gifts down with my dtr Pattie when she went to NY to visit. OMG was I shocked when I opened the box! It was a pair of UGGS, the most warm and comfortable boots I have ever had on. Can't believe she went and bought these for me and they fit perfectly. They are made in Australia and should be worn without socks. You can have them on all day and when they come off your feet are not clammy and sweaty, just warm and toasty. Thank you both for such a generous and thoughtful gift

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One that is almost done!

Last year a Blogging Friend Linda celebrated a very special Birthday. She wanted a "siggie block" quilt. 12 of us did it, we signed it and everyone did a great job.. This is my top, finished, still needs to be quilted and bound. Would love to do another, its so easy. The moderator keeps track of all the blocks. We each make 12, keep one and send the rest to the moderator. She collects all the blocks ,divided them into 11 groups, mail back each group and then we sew them together any way we desire.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Now & Then

Its been 51 great years since that day we vowed "till death do us part". So much has happened since that day, We have 5 wonderful children, 10 awesome grandchildren,old friends & new friends. Phyllis has been my friend since we were 15 years old and she recently moved here to Delaware. AND I have all you. My Dear Bloggers, this past year has been a blast. I have met and had so many of you become a daily part of my life and for that I thank You. We have had our ups and downs like everyone else, but we always weather the storm together. God has Blessed us many times over and in so many ways, for that I am extremely Grateful. Thanks Pat for your friendship and sharing of your quilting knowlege. I can't forget my Sisters and their families, they are such a big part of our Daily lives. Last but not least, I am eternally blessed and grateful to Larry, my Hubby, my Love and My Best Friend and to have shared these past 51 years together