Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back Home and Back to Normal???

It has been quite a long week and I am so glad it is Saturday! My sweet mother in law passed away this last week so we spent a few days in the beautiful mountains of Kentucky where her funeral took place. Heaven is so much better with her there and we will see her again one day.

As far as quilting is concerned, I am ready for a new project, all the old ones will wait for me, and these are the scraps I have decided to use up. I have a pattern by Kaye England that I think will be perfect for all these scraps from my "Crabapple Tree Quilt". I have sorted most of the scraps but as you can see I still have a pile in the top of the pix. This will be a perfect quilt to make during harvest season. I need to continue to sew to keep my sanity!! :D

The weather has changed to this wonderful fall feeling, cool in the early mornings and evenings and pretty warm during the day. What a great time of the year!
Happy quilting one and all!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Short Trip-Many Quilt Shops

What a great Friday and Saturday trip my husband and I took! It is a short vacation for hubby and I before harvest starts. We had a great time, seeing gorgeous country, having beautiful weather and many different towns. We started out in NW Indiana, went to Madison, IN, a great little town with great quilt shops, Margie's Country Store being my favorite! Below is some of the the great fabrics I walked out with. :D
Went on down toward our daughter's in Cincy, by way of a great Casino which spit out some nice cash to me from the slots before we left. Spent the night with family and then went south to the Quilt Box in Dry Ridge,KY. We have been there several times and always come out with a few civil war fabrics. The 6 folded FQ are what I got from there.
After having a great lunch we continued on back to Indiana stopping at a couple more shops and arrived home last night. We love going places but it sure is nice to sleep in your own bed again!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

It is a beautiful August day but I am thinking Christmas. I have always loved the Merry & Bright fabrics, one of my all time favorites, and have been working on finishing up some small pieces that were started last year. The little quilt below is now all quilted and bound, ready for Christmas.

This table runner however has yet to be quilted. I am thinking about quilting it the old fashion way, by hand. It has been a long time since I have quilted by hand, and with this small project at least it won't be too hot to hold on my lap.
Anyone else working on Christmas projects??

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good Morning all! Well, the day has arrived and so I got up bright and early and just couldn't wait to see who will be the winner. Thank you all for participating! And the winners are..........

Shelley has won the fat quarter stack and Maya has won the charm squares! Congrats to you both!! Just e-mail me your addresses and I will get them in the mail to you.
Thanks again everyone, it has been fun hearing from old friends and meeting new ones!
Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Stacked Coins!

I just had to post my Stacked Coins flimsy. I absolutely love this little quilt and it was alot of fun to make too! What a great way to use up my small pieces of civil war scraps, my favorite kind of fabric.

Just a few more days until I draw for my Anniversary FQ stack and another little surprise. I want to thank you all for the kind comments, alot of you I check out your blogs also. :D What a great way to make new friends! See you all again for the drawing!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Milestone Post

Well ladies, I have made it to 300 posts! I never imagined blogging would be so much fun, but I have loved doing it and meeting so many wonderful people. So, I have decided to have a give-a-way and this is what it will be:

The name of this fat quarter stack is "Summer Basket of Flowers" by Terry Thompson. All you have to do is leave me a comment and the winner will be announced a week from today on August 14th. There will be a second drawing also just because my birthday is next week. Have a great week and "Happy Birthday to me!!