Saturday, November 15, 2008

Great Nephew and Quilt's

These pictures of the baby is of my great nephew, he is so sweet,

as you can see he is learning to feed himself, and having a great time doing so.He was so proud of himself, every time he would get that spoon in his mouth he would just GRIN. We enjoyed being with him and his Mommy and Daddy while we were at Myrtle Beach. His Dad is a Marine and we are so proud of him, he very proudly serves our country. God Bless all our troops, wherever they may be.

The other 2 pics are quilts I have finished while here at home. The Christmas quilt is now quilted and hanging in our LQS.It certainly makes me proud when the owner thinks my work is good enough to display.I know all of these are panels, but I do enjoy making quilts using panels, they are so quick and easy.The 2 with the carriages are for two different little girls, hope they like them. Of course they are too young to know what they like so hope their parents are pleased with them.

I have the fabric ready to make our Great Grandson another quilt and was planning to give it to them for Christmas, but don't know if I will get it done. ( No it's not a panel). I am going to have my shoulder operated on this coming Tuesday. My rotator cuff is torn, so need to get that taken care of. I have been in a LOT of pain, so am looking forward to getting this behind me.

I haven't been on here very much since we got back home, but maybe when I get to feeling better, I can post a little more often.

Take care and hopefully all of you are getting ready for the holidays and quilting a LOT of memories.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hello, Hello

Hope all is having a great day, it's has turned very cold here. I don't like cold weather, actually, cold weather doesn't like me.My arthritis is giving me a fit, and add my fibromyalgia to that and this old girl is pretty miserable. BUT I am sure tomorrow will be a better day.
DH and I met my sister and BIL yesterday in Wytheville, Va. They were looking at some property.Beautiful mountain property, but I sure wouldn't want to live there. It was way back in the mountains. No one has even built on it yet, but I am sure someday it will be a lovely place to live. I have no idea what they have decided to do, but whatever they decide will be a while away. They both are still working and this would be where they retire. I was hoping they would move a lot closer to us, but don't know yet. This is the first place they have looked.
DH and I got there on Saturday evening and I went to Batiks Etcetera &Sew What Fabrics, they are the closest Pfaff dealer around here that I am aware of and I needed 2 feet for the machine I carry with me when I travel.That was all I purchased, I am going to have to sew up some of the fabric I have on hand, my sewing room is full to the brim. I can hardly get around and I can't find any more " spots" to put things.
I think we are probably through working (traveling) until the end of the year so maybe I will get a LOT of sewing done. That is my plan anyway. I have quilted both the baby quilts I made last week, now have to bind them. I plan to have that done and get them in the mail by the end of this week.BUT first, I have a mountain of ironing to do , so I need to get busy TODAY and get that done.
Stay warm and go ahead and quilt memories, that's always FUN. BOBBIN

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Home again ***VBS***

Now that vacation is over and our work is done ( except for 4 days), maybe I can get busy sewing, and that will be great ***VBS ***,

actually I have sewed a little. But that will be another post,in the next few days.

These are pictures that I made while at Murrell's Inlet,my sister and I went to 3 stores while at Myrtle Beach, and this is the only one that I took pictures of.I didn't have my camera at the first one and the last one didn't allow pics taken. This was a very nice spacious shop, lots of pretties and LOTS of lovely fabrics. I am sure all of you get tired of reading that all the shops are pretty and have nice fabric selections, but after all, that is what quilt shops are all about ***VBS***.

I have been very busy trying to get settled back here, I find myself looking for things that I should remember where I put them, am not sure if it's old age or what, but it is frusterating. Last Wednesday I was going to sew and after I got my machine back out ( I put it up while I was gone) I COULD NOT find the thread caps to my machine, well, I searched for about 30 minutes and decided that I must have lost them, even though I didn't take them with me, but I went in the other room and was doing some other things and all the sudden I remembered exactly where they were. SO, I did get to sew after all.Tomorrow I plan to quilt 2 baby quilts I have put together, I used some panels, so I really didn't MAKE a quilt, but the families that I will give them too, will like them anyway, or so I hope.I also, put together a Christmas throw, and that took a little more time and thought. I put a flange after the panel and it has 5 borders and cornerstones and I appliqued stars on the cornerstones.All in all I was proud of it. I made it for the LQS, hopefully it will meet the owners approval and she will want to display it. We haven't taken pics yet, I want to wait until I get the baby quilts completed. I don't know how much sewing time I will have tomorrow, There is a mountain of laundry to get done. So we will just wait and see, I do have them sandwiched and pinned,I'm happy that is done. That is my least favorite part of making a quilt.

I have rattled enough for tonight, so hope all of you are quilting memories, see you soon, take care,

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Judy's Quilt and Sew Hampshire, Illinois

A very nice store with lots of pretty fabrics and all the notions you could possibly need.They also have a web site, and an email I am sure if you check them out there will be something you NEED...I did, but then I DID every where we went ***VBS***I hope you will click on the pics and see all the eye candy, also the pic with their name and see the house they are in. Yes, its 2 stories, with fabric on both,this truly was a great shop.

So glad I got to visit with them myself.

Yesterday, my friend and I went to a Quilt Show, I think one of the guilds here sponsored it. The name of it was Prairie Treasures Quilt Show, unfortunately I have no idea what town I was in, but anyhow it was agreat show, lots of beautiful Quilts, 300 or so and there was 15 vendors. So a really great show, once again I had a great day.....Thanks, Barb, for inviting me.

I guess, Maybe, when we go to the beach next week ( on vacation ***VBS***) there should be a shop or two to check out, but until then, I will be off the net, mostly anyway,cause we are headed home TOMORROW MORNING......YEAH,YEAH.

Catch all of you soon,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tammy Tadd Design Shop Post #2

Hope you ladies are enjoying my quilty show. These are some more pics I took while at Tammy Tadd's shop. The one with black background and candy canes is just inside the door as you enter, I loved it, also under the quilt hanging on the shelf with the fabrics is a cute bag. Great for Halloween season. You can click on any of my pics to enlarge them, and please do, you will see other things that is " hidden" in plain view. If you didn't enlarge the one yesterday of Tammy and me, go back and do so, and look at the quilts hanging, that will also show the enormity of her shop. Got to run, going to the quilt show....Have a great day***VBS**** I am sure I am going to have a wonderful time today.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tammy Tadd Designs Quilt shop

TAMMY TADD DESIGNS...What a fun place, and VERY SPACIOUS.....I loved every thing in that store.Do you have any of her designs? Well,check them out, I know my LQS carries them and bet yours do to, but if not, you can check her out at am sure you will like what you see. I do believe that her store was the most cheerful and bright store I have been in , in a long time, maybe ever.She certainly likes pinks, greens and yellows and blues,etc,etc.I also like very bright colors. She has a lot of baby quilts and most of her quilts could be easily used for a baby design. The ladies that were working on Tuesday was great also, very friendly and knowledgeable. Her addy is 920 W. Prairie Drive, Suite J Sycamore,IL.60178

Thats Tammy and me , she was just the sweetest lady, she came from her office upstairs at my request just so I could meet her, even helped me pick some fabric for a girly baby quilt then cut it for me. I think that was so nice for her to do that.

They have lots of FABRIC, notions and classes, but what caught my eye was the decorations she had, her store was pure eye candy,she does know how to display her fabrics and everything.

She designs a lot of quilts and writes books, she also has 5 children, so she is a very busy lady.

I took so many pics that my DH said out card was about out of space, so I may NOT get to take any pics at the quilt show on Saturday,I hate that, but that sort of thing happens sometime.Darn It....***VBG***

I hope all of you are busy quilting memories today, I am off to an event in Niles, Il. catch you later,

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"A Touch Of Amish, Barrington, Il

This was a very nice upscale shop, I am so glad I got to go there, as it's pretty far away from our hotel. It's in Barrington, IL. The ladies that were there was delightful and very helpful. The shop was FULL of fabric and there was 4 ladies opening boxes of fabric as fast as they could move. They had a long way to go to get it all out, I have no idea how many bolts they were trying to find a home for , but it was a lot***VBS***....The shop was decorated with lots of Halloween quilts and several Christmas ones as well,plus all the beautiful ones that were made for us to enjoy and perhaps "need" fabrics so we could make our own. This shop was brimming with EYE CANDY, and the best part was you could take some of it home and I am sure that would be greatly appreciated. I did not get the names of the ladies there but they did stop long enough for me to take their pictures. Of course the one sitting onthe ledge was doing absolutely nothing but watching all the others work, shame on her,I guess her job was just to sit around and look "pretty".

I hope someday you get to visit this amazing shop, I am so glad my friend "Barb" took her time to take me to all these shops,I have been very fortunate to meet some of the nicest people.She is going to take me to a Quilt Show somewhere around here on Saturday, won't that be just a great way to end our time here? She has a daughter who lives in NC, not too far from us, so I hope when she visits her she will call me, and I can return the favor and take her to some of my favorite LQS's. That would be great.

Check with me tomorrow, We went to another great shop, and she designs pattersn and writes quilty books, you will be glad you stopped by, cause I bet you have some of her patterns at your house ( I did).Actually we went to 2 more shops, but tomorrow I will share pics from the one I think you all will know***VBS***

Until Tomorrow, keep Quilting Memories, and soon I am going to reveal "MIKE" to you***VVBS**

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Family Pictures and Quilts

OK, everyone a little family time for DH and me. These pics were made in our hotel room in the Detroit area.

The man is our nephew, the lady is his wife ( our neice) and their children.We are fortunate enough to be able to see them when we are in the area. They come see us about every other year for Thanksgiving, and we do enjoy having them very much. This is the year they should come, I hope they do, But with the expense of gasoline, it's debateable.But I can hope......Please, please....***VBS***

Kim is holding a quilt she made this summer when visiting her Mom ( Rita), it's her first, I think she did a very good job, I really like her choice of colors. My great nephew is standing in front of his quilt that his Grandma Rita made him for his birthday ( at his request) . I really liked it too, very boyish...He sure is proud of it.I had given my Great neice a tote bag , but I had given it to her a little earlier and she left it in the car when we all came in and it was POURING rain, so we didn't get a picture of her with it.WE really had a great time visiting , and hopefully will get to come back next year. Will have to wait and see.

We are back at the hotel for the night, our event was short, due to rain showers, and that was ok by me. I need a little rest.WE will be heading home next Monday, then I will be Quilting Memories of my own, I have purchased several pieces of fabric since we have been on the road, so I must try to sew some of it up. My sewing room looks like a quilt store...***VBS***....well, except most quilt stores have quilts on display and unfortunately, I need to sew in order to display any quilts......

I went quilt shop hopping with my new friend Monday and Tuesday,forgot my camera on Monday but made up for it on Tuesday. We went to 3 stores and you want won't to miss one of them.'Till tomorrow, Have a Good night,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Water,water everywhere

Yes, there was water everywhere, and NO WHERE to go, I was terrified, but obviously am ok.

We just found ourselves in this mess, we didn't see any detour signs or anything about flooding until we couldn't turn around.We were on the interstate headed towards Chicago, I wanted to see lake Michigan, so DH had taken I 80-94 so we could see it, never in our wildest dreams did we expect what we ran into.
We had to go through 2 sections like this, the water was at least 12-18 in. deep.You can see the hood of the truck, looks like the lake, but am told just flood water. We were detoured off the interstate within a 1/2 mile distance, ended up going through the city of Chicago, that was no fun either.( We still haven't seen the Lake). Thank God we are ok, things could have much worse.
We have been here in the Chicago area all week, but I had not gotten our pics down loaded. I have learned one thing, all the pics you see of people doing crazy things ( such as driving through food water), I will never judge them again, sometimes you get caught in a situation that you can NOT do anything about.

I do have lots of pics, some of family and quilts, but will do that another time.Tomorrow the lady that we met here in the summer and I am going to visit some quilt stores and then next Saturday she and I are going to a quilt show....Lots of fun, I'm sure, I am soooo looking forward to a day out with my new friend.

This precious little lady I just met, isn't she just the cutest? She is 7 weeks old and her name is Maggie, she was such a little doll, I think Mommy said she weighed 4lb.9oz. when she was born and now weighs about 10 lbs. so she is doing well.I just thought you should know I try to find me a baby to love wherever I go.

It's time for Ice Road Truckers, so am going to watch that, I only watch a couple shows (Ice Road and ER). ER starts again next Thursday. I understand this will be the last season, so don't want to miss any shows.

Until next time make yourselves happy Quilting Memories,