Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quilted Book pictures

These are a couple pages from a book I quilted a while back. There are 12 pages,each with a different picture. It was fun, but a lot of work. I am sure I won't make anymore, but hopefully someday a great-grandchild will enjoy this one.The embroidery is "supposed"to be of a childs coloring,that is why some of the colors are out of the lines. LOL. There is also a turtle,pig,cow,lamb,,turkey,ant,butterfly and an elephant. I was learning to free motion quilt and this was a really good lesson. All the pages were quilted. Some good and some not so good.
We are off in the am. for our journey to Portland,Or. I am excited, we have never been to Oregon before. I am told it is a very pretty place. I do hope it won't be too cold as we will do the event outside. We will be at the Tiger Woods Center at Nike. If you get a chance come by for a visit. I would love to meet some of you.
I must get off here and finish my laundry so I can finish packing. Am about done, just want to leave everything clean and need to pack a couple things I have worn these last few days. So, will try to stay in touch, hopefully we will be able to get on the net with no trouble.catch everyone later, how about quilting memories for me. LOL

Sunday, September 16, 2007

What To Do?

What To Do??????

Aren't these pretty? I think these are probabl'y the makings of a baby quilt.Will have to do something about the pink ones, This will be for a boy, so can't put pink in it.Not sure what pattern yet either, but will take some quilt books with me on our trip and maybe find something in one of them.I also have a number of patterns, so maybe one of them. Don't know yet. Any suggestions?

Have been happy to have our Granddaughter here last night and most of today. We sure do enjoy her company.We took her out to dinner last night and let her sleep late today. With her busy schedule, she doesn't have a lot of "down" time. I think everyone needs time to do nothing every once in a while.

It is finally a little cooler here, I think we got the remnants of "Humberto",a good rain( not nearly enough) but every little bit helps. Hope it will be cool again tomorrow as Hubby and I have to finish working in the trailer for the trip. It does get hot in there, so cool weather would be a blessing.

Hope all of you folks are having nice weather and quilting memories,beautiful memories.

Later everyone

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Things from my Sewing Room

Hello, from hot,hot N.C. The weather is still very hot here, but will cool off in a few weeks I am sure! I want to share some pictures of "things" in my sewing room.The strips (Chinese Coins) are a baby quilt I have been working on for quiet a while now. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever get it finished. It seems my time is no longer mine and hasn't been for a while. I am sure my life will get back in order as soon as we get back off this trip . We should be back around the 17th. of October. Are leaving on the 21st. of Sept. A LOOOOOOONG trip.

The picture of the wooden sewing machine was given to me on my 65th. birthday from a very good friend. I have been eyeing it for some time. I love it !!! The pot with the windmill was a door prise 2 months ago at our quilt guild. I think it is so cute. The wheels are made of fabric and when I won it it also had 2 FQ'S with it. Wasn't I the lucky one? Both of these sit on top of a shelf in my sewing room. I enjoy seeing them each time I am fortunate enough to spend some time in there.

Well, I am a new great aunt. Grayson was born August 29th.We got pictures of him today via internet. He sure is a cutie. Looks a lot like his Dad.That's not so bad, I think his Dad is a cutie too! All are doing well. That's always good to hear. Hope to see him before too long.

I am healing up pretty good from the surgery I had last Thursday. Am really bruised,and haven't heard from the biopsy yet, but Dr. didn't seem concerned, so am trying not to worry. Should know for sure on Friday.

My leg is also about all healed, will have a nasty scar, but that is ok, at my age a scar really is no big deal.I'm just glad it has healed nicely.

Hope everyone is doing great and quilting memories, take care until we meet again.

Monday, September 3, 2007


If you are in Portland,Or. on Sept.29-30, we will be there. At Nike headquarters at the Tiger Woods center with Lance Armstrong . I will be working at this trailer. I am the old woman.LOL.The rest are guys, so I am easy to locate. Come by and say hi, I would love to meet you.*VBS* Actually we will also be in Austin Texas on Oct.12,13 and 14. So if you are there come see us too.I would love to meet some of you bloggers. I may not have much time, but there is always time to meet new friends.*VBS*



Quilt blocks in Illinois

Guess what!!!!!! I think I've mastered the art of getting my pics from the camera to the computer then on my blog. I won't bore you with all of them today, but have been wanting to share them with you for a while now!These were taken in Illinois at a rest area.These quilt designs were in the walls and on the floor. They are tiles, and the story is on a stand out front. I thought that was the neatest thing. Have any of you seen this? On the wall beneath the designs is needle and thread etched in the bricks. Needless to say I had to spend some time there, I just enjoyed looking at them, and hope you do too. All of the designs on the big wall was around the wall individually. Someone did a lot of work and I did so appreciate getting to enjoy looking at them. Thank You ILLINOIS!!!!!
How about quilting memories for me.

Grandmother's Quilt

This is a quilt my Grandmother made when I was a teenager. When she passed away I got it,I do cherish it. It was made with a sewing machine,but the butterflies were hand appliqued. It fits a regular double bed, but as we all know that is all that was available at that time. That would have been about 53 years ago. As far as I know she made all the quilts that was used on our beds. I also have another one. It is solid on both sides, I think they were called utility quilts then. She quilted it in a grid, not very straight, but definately useable. They both have been washed in the machine many, many times and still show very little wear. When she died she had about 25 or 30 quilts, but with 10 children and a LOT of grandchildren,we had to share!! She has been dead for about 30 years now and I wonder if the rest of her quilts are still around. I know only 2 of her children are still alive. So, I do wonder what has happened to all of them.
I appreciate the comments about me cutting my leg, it is all better now and they have removed the staples (28 of them),It doesn't hurt any at all now, just itches.
Thursday, I am going to have some breast surgery, the doctor thinks I have some adhesions,so he wants to check it out. It has been painful, so I will be happy to get that straightened out so I can get back to my everyday life. Although DH and I will be leaving for another month on Sept.20th. WE will head to Portland Oregon, then on to Denver, Co. and from there to Austin, Tx. then home. Another long trip!!!!!
Hope everyone has been quilting memories, keep up the good work.