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Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall is here!

At the Pumpkin Patch is where you find us on a lovely Sunday afternoon with the grandboys and their Mom and Dad. Evan (6) and Nathan (just turned 3) each have a pumpkin in mind, but Nathan's eyes are bigger than his strength, I guess.

We spent a lovely week-end in Austin at the park for a birthday party for Nathan--the weather was perfect and we went on a safari and found "wild animals!" What fun! There were about 25 people sharing the afternoon so lots of laughs and good times!

I also put in a picture of the fabric I found on sale at one of the quilt shops we stopped at on our way to Austin---all for backings for Project Linus quilts!!! That seems to be what I run out of the quickest! All in all a great week-end!!!! Family and quilt store---what better combo!!!!!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mini Star Quilt

Yesterday at Sit and Sew, I sewed down the binding on this mini quilt. It is made with the left over stars from the Fairfax County Fair quilt. It measures 17.5" x 22". I saw a picture of it in a magazine (no pattern) and made it from the picture. Not very easy to do and so it has a few mistakes in it and some things I would do differently!!! But I do like it! Now to find a little spot to hang it!

Also finished the first block on Written in Thread quilt. The directions are written in a strange way--instead of going block by block and giving the colors of each item in the block, it goes color by color and lists what is that color, so you have to look for the item in a long list of colors---I will be winging it a lot in this quilt, I think! Definitely out of my box!!!!!!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mystery Quilt Finished!

Here is my mystery quilt from LQS --Quilt Mercantile-- all finished and ready to snuggle with this fall and winter! It was a good mystery because it came in a kit with the fabrics all pre -chosen for us---we had our pick of 3 different colorways and 2 different sizes. I like the way it turned out.

Also shown is the Tender Treasures quilt from a pattern from Australia--I finished it this morning. It's all scrappy and the fabrics all came from my stash with plenty left over---going to start on another scrappy quilt and I have the fabrics all pulled from my stash for that one, too. But the funny thing is--the stash doesn't seem to be getting any smaller---I've heard other quilters speak about this , too and wonder what the deal is!!!!

Then there's the "Let It Snow" quilt that I finished quilting and bound yesterday for Project Linus. So I feel like I got a lot done this week!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making a Birthday Celebration Last!!!!!!!

On last Saturday , the DFW Gang got together for a Sit and Sew at Sally's "house" in Ponder and among other things celebrated Shelly and my Birthdays! Mine isn't until later in the month and Shelly's was in September, but that didn't stop my friends----I love making a celebration last a long time---so much fun! We had a cupcake cake which was yummy courtesy of Debi and a song, of course. Above is a picture of all the wonderful things my friends got for me---wonderful fabric and all kinds of special goodies. Thank you one and all!!! We did get some sewing done, too!!!! Believe it or not!!!

Yesterday at Sit and Sew, I finished up the last embroidery block for the Tender Treasures (I think that's the name of the quilt, for some reason I never can think of the name!!!). Now to put the last big block together and sew the big blocks together and put the border on and I'll have another quilt top finished. That will feel good!! Always feels good to finish something, doesn't it?!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Butterfly Placemats

Our Life Group, aka Sunday School, at church, Lakepointe Baptist delivers Meals on Wheels as one of our mission projects. Since I'm not able to help deliver, I decided to make some placemats for the people we deliver to. Here is a picture of 4 of them--I'm going to make 16 ---that will be 14 for the people and 2 extras for good measure! My good friend, Debi gave me a bag of 5" squares and a lot of them were butterflies, so that and some plain squares are what I am using for the placemats. I love the way they are turning out. I figure even the men will like them! (I hope anyway!!!) LOL!!!

We are getting more rain here and flash flood warnings are out, sometimes seems like the ground can't hold anymore water!!!! The roses sure like it though--they are just blooming along!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fairfax County Fair Quilt

This is the quilt called Fairfax County Fair --it was lots of fun to do---the stars were all fussy cut, not appliqued---yah!!!!!!! As long as you paid attention to what you were doing, it went together very well! Now I'm working on a little mini quilt that I saw in a magazine to use up some of those wonderful little stars.

We delivered some more quilts today for Project Linus--we take them to a LQS--Happiness Is.......................Quilting in McKinney, where they are picked up and taken somewhere to be distributed in the Dallas, Grayson, Collin and Rockwall Counties area. I had eleven in the pile to go this time. Now to get busy quilting some more!!!

It was a beautiful morning--sun was shining and not a cloud in the blue sky, but by 2:00 the skies had clouded over and the rain was moving in. Now it has been raining steady---looks like it will last all night, well, we can use the rain! I like to lay in bed at night and listen to the rain (as long as there's no thunder and lightning) because it seems so peaceful!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!