Quilt Top by Me, Hand Quilted by my Mother, Doll crocheted by my Mother

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chocolate Basket

Mel had her foot surgery last Monday, she is home taking it easy, her hubby and sometimes her children   are cooking and taking care of the chores for her. (note: I said sometimes, you know how teenagers are LOL).. Mel posted on Facebook one day last week that her foot hurt and she wanted Chocolate....
Do you think this works
All kinds of Chocolate YUMMM

She loved it.....

As for our weather status, we have been having out of state family members call today checking up on us.  For all friends and family, we are fine... Hurricane Isaac made landfall further west of us.  We did get some of the bands of wind and rain but all is well at the house. 

It was so funny yesterday, we have hummingbird feeders hanging in front of the kitchen window and on hubby's workshop porch.. Well yesterday with the Hurricane heading our way, I took down all planters and feeders... I kept watching and the hummingbird kept checking where the feeder hung, they just couldn't figure out were it went... I felt so bad for them and I hung the feeder back up, if the wind got really bad I would take it down again.  Well as the winds and rain pelted us all day, I watched that little bird... it sat on the feeder, not eating but just sitting there... I think he was afraid I would take it away again..  I watched as he chased the other hummingbirds away from his feeder.. So I again felt bad and put up all the feeders, three of the birds took charge of a feeders, they protected it all day yesterday, the wind and rain didn't bother them at all, and today they were still sitting there.  Guess my neighbor took her feeders in as these guys don't hang out here, they usually come and go.

Friday, August 24, 2012

a quilt for us

I have finally taken the time to make a quilt for our bed. I make lots of charity quilts and quilts for family and friends, I even made hubby one for his recliner this year, but to date I have not made one just for us.  I almost forgot, I did make us a quilt, I watched a Fons and Porter show, took notes on a quilt I liked and that top is waiting for quilting too, it has been in the UFO basket for 5 years or more, I forgot it was there..
With Autumn fast approaching and me just happening to spot some lovely quilt kits in fall colors at Tuesday Morning store, I knew I would have to make a fall quilt.  But the kits were twin size and I have a King Size bed, that's OK, the quilts were priced really low, I just love Tuesday Morning because of the merchandise they sell at great prices.  So I bought three kits, pulled out the Accuquilt cutter and got busy.  The quilt was now cut and ready to sew, but the charity quilts needed to be finished, so after I finished them last week it was time for ME.  This week, I pulled out the fall quilt and tonight I finished putting on the last border.. Isn't it just lovely... beautiful orange, red, yellow, and browns... not typical fall fabric but I think I like this better.    I won't be quilting this top till I have more quilt tops to work I guess I need to get busy..

Friday, August 17, 2012

Charity Quilts are done

All the quilts I have been working on these past few months are now finished and ready to be delivered.  Ladies from The World of Charity Stitching group stitched the squares and sent to me to be made into these beautiful quilts that will bring smiles to the children and seniors who receive them. Most of these quilts along with tote bags and pillows will be delivered in December along with cards, sachets, Kleenex holders, and other small items.

what a beautiful site,
14 quilts ready to be delivered to Ronald McDonald House and a Nursing Home

Country Quilt
CCS Square stitched by WOCS members, log cabin blocks by WOCS member Gisela

Cupcake quilt,
 this was a very popular theme and members stitched enough cupcakes for another quilt. 

Family Quilt
Squares donated to WOCS from another CCS group, Sm HST blocks from a reader of our FB page

Farm Quilt,
I had left over hens and roosters from that quilt and members stitched other farm animals to make this great farm themed quilt...  John Deer hat fabric donated by WOCS member

Hens and Roosters quilt,
  Hen fabric donated by WOCS member

French Country Quilt
My Birthday request quilt, to celebrate my birthday this year, I bought the JBW Designs French Country Animals Patterns, gave them to WOCS members who stitched the squares.. I requested all squares be stitched with green floss. This is a beautiful quilt and will make a senior lady so happy. Thanks to Judy at JBW Designs for the great patterns.

Birds Quilt,
another one of the multi colored quilts, this time was birds pattern.

Owl Quilt,
 Squares donated to WOCS, plus squares by WOCS members, top assembled by Dona and quilted by ME

Patriotic Quilt

Snow Globe quilt #1
Snow globe designs donated by Vee and Company

Snow Globe quilt #2
this was such a popular project that we ended up with enough squares to make a second quilt.
Special thanks to Vee and Company for the pattern donation

Sports theme quilt,
Top assembled by WOCS member Laurie, quilted by ME

Hearts and Flowers Quilt,
Stitched by WOCS members, top by Dona, quilted by me, sent to Aurora CO for victims or first responders

Scroll Square Multi Colored quilt
Special thanks to WOCS member Kell for her great pattern.

Now that these quilts are finished and as I wait for the new CCS to come in for more WOCS quilts, I will be working on quilts for my grand children. 
 I am finally making a quilt for My bed, I found beautiful fall colored fabric and decided it was time to put everything else aside and make something for our bed.. My fall quilt is cut out and last night I started to assemble the blocks...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A sad day in the garden

Angel in the Morning
CCS design by
Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum

Today is a sad day in the garden. I just received word from my Told in a Garden group  that  Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum the designer of the Lavender and Lace Angels I so love to stitch has passed away. Marilyn will be missed by all who enjoyed stitching her wonderful designs.. She brought such inspiration to all, thank you Marilyn for your beautiful angels.

  Marilyn's designs can be seen at the Told in a Garden web site. Marilyn had three main groups of designs, her beautiful Lavender and Lace featuring  beautiful Angels, Fairies, and Wedding Designs, Told in a Garden featured her Amish and farm designs, and Butternut Road featured Samplers, beautiful ladies, and  Indian designs

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Another Dolly Finish

I have completed yet another of the Dolly Mama's Kits. To date that makes 12 Dolly's finished and ready to be made into a quilt. I still have some kits waiting to be worked on and as soon as I finish up with the 14 quilts I am making for my charity group I will be able to get back on track with my dollys.  Of course as usual I am still always on the hunt for new Dolly Mama Kits at really good prices, so I shop ebay weekly, I just hope that I can find more Dollys.

 I had also seen a really pretty Black and White quilt made with black on white or white on black fabrics and I have added that quilt to my TO DO List for one of my charity quilts, I just need to find more fabrics. So if you have a 6" square of black on white or white on black fabric, you can send it to me and I will make good use of it.

As for my neck and the injection series I just finished last week... Well, the series helped, but it just didn't totally do the trick this time.  I mentioned to the nurse when she called to check on me today and she said the doc has more things to try in his bag of tricks.. So I don't know what may happen at the next appt.  I  hope that the injection will kick in and the pain will go away... Of course I also believe that the weather has been causing some of the problems too as all we get is rain..  Maybe if we get out of these daily storms my shoulder and neck might get  better too.

Puppies are ready to leave the nest..

Remember the photos of the puppies

Well this is what they look like today..
Little Boy, CoCo Puff and Cotton
 are now ready to find their forever home.

Little Boy

Coco Puff and Cotton
the girls