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Friday, August 26, 2011

Back From a Fun Retreat!

Spent the last 3 days at a very fun retreat with the girls from my Sit and Sew group. We laughed and sewed and ate and laughed some more! Very much fun indeed! I managed to get quite a lot of little things done-----one more block ready to embroider in my BOM "Leanne's House", 3 Yellow Brick Roads tops for Project Linus and a 5-yard quilt top using a new pattern. The pattern was just called 5 yard quilt pattern and was kind of hard to follow, but I muddled through. I'll show you each of these as I have them quilted and ready to go.

The pictures show some of the quilts that some of the gals did---sorry I did not get pictures of everyone's quilts. But there was quite a lot of sewing going on!

A fun time was had by all and we were planning our next one before we left this one!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Too HOT!

My thermometer says 111 degrees in the shade. Don't know what the official temperature is, but I know it is HOT! The Air Conditioner is trying hard to keep the temperature down and so it is relatively comfortable in here. But it's so hot the dog doesn't even want to go outside!!!! Can't say that I blame him---he is black and comes in from being outside so hot! He doesn't stay out any longer than he has to!!!

Made these 3 quilts for Project Linus.....three are Yellow Brick Roads and one is a Big Pinwheels pattern.

Try to stay cool wherever you are----or maybe you are having nice weather now----I hope so!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dance Ballerina!

I made this from a panel. The litte girl is so sweet. She needs someone to help her tie her shoes in the first pictures and in the second set of pictures, she is already to go! Hope some little girl will love this! The color is really pink, not orange as the camera shows---my camera is off color for some reason and we can't seem to fix it---too hot to try to go outside to take a picture!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grandkids Pictures!

First one shows Isabel and Ilena getting ready to play "Pinkalicious" Scrabble on the "Scrabble" Quilt that Maynard and I made for them. It really was fun---We played the Junior version and had a good time. Amy reports that they have even used it for Sunday School and had good reports on it from there, too!! Always nice to hear that quilts are being used!!!!

Second picture shows the girls with the little quilts I made using their pictures they had drawn for me as patterns. They understood the concept and thought they were really neat. Ilena asked if I put seeds in the ground like she did---I hadn't seen that part, so we had to add those with a marker.

Last, but certainly not least, is the picture of Ilena and Isabel wearing the t-top dresses that BFF Debi made for the them. Didn't Debi do a wonderful job---they loved these and didn't want to take them off, so I knew they were comfortable, too!
Thanks again to Debi!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Miscellaneous Quilts...............

First two quilts are for Project Linus and the first one is called "The Electric Blue Chicken." I didn't realize that the color blue I had picked out was so bright until I was actually sewing them up. Hoping that some kid will think it's cute!

The second quilt I called simply "Fall Leaves." It reminds me of Fall. Oh, that it would be fall and all this hot weather would be behind us!. Just a few more weeks to go and my wish will come true!

The last two pictures show one quilt---right-side up and wrong side up, guess you pick which ever side you want to be the right side! This was a Karen Combs pattern. I didn't pick the colors with enough contrast for the yellow one, so it doesn't show up as well as the others. It was easy enough to piece, but my color choosing could have been a bit better, I think!

Going to the Plano, Texas Quilt Show with BFF Debi on Friday. Should be fun to see the quilts and the vendors-I hope there are some good ones!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Back from Vacation.....

We had a wonderful vacation away from the triple digit heat into 90 degree heat and humidity. But we were able to stay in most of the time, so that was a good thing! The pictures show face paintings: Isabel with a kitty, and Ilena with a puppy. This was at a camp carnival that we attended. What fun---it was hot, so everyone drank plenty of water! The kids didn't care about the heat!

It's always fun with the girls and their parents. We played Scrabble on the new Scrabble quilt that we made them. This was Pinkalicious Scrabble---I guess that made it better??? They loved the little quilts I made them that I had used their pictures as the patterns for the quilts.

It was fun to go and visit, but it is good to be home,isn't that always the way it is?!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!