Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh JOY!! The flowers are finally beginning to burst forth! lol
Actually, the morning glories have been going great guns for several weeks now but the daylilies have been taunting me, holding out until this morning! I LOVE daylilies and am so happy that they're finally showin' ME some love! HA Just wanted to share some bloomin' beauty with you this morning. ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is one of the projects I've been (slowly) working on and it's nearly complete! The only things left are the clipping (YIKES!), washing (double YIKES!!) and drying (triple YIKES!!!)--lol. It's a Four Freedoms gratitude quilt and is one of the ongoing projects untaken by Operation Quiet Comfort, a group that can be found on They do SO many good things for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and, up til this point, I've primarily support them monetarily. But, since I AM a quilter, I thought I could help with one of these quilts. They get the denim squares signed at various venues (mine are all from Pennsylvania) and parcel them out in 'kits' to be stitched up by quilters/sewers around the country. SEW, after the clipping and all are finished, I'll pack er up and ship er to Michigan (headquarters for Operation Quiet Comfort).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hope EVERYONE has a wonderful Memorial Day and enjoys the day with your friends and family while remembering that we CAN celebrate because of the sacrifice of our soldiers!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

workshop today

We had Margaret Bucklew as our guest speaker last night and did a workshop with her today. Her little quilts are FANTASTIC ( and we worked on the egret today. I'm really pleased with how mine's coming along (no, that's not a picture of mine, that's Margaret's!! lol) and can't wait to finish it. I do need to work on my stippling as machine quilting is NOT my forte. But I want to do this one ALL BY MYSELF so must practice, practice, practice! I'd really like to do a quilt of my granddaughter...we'll see.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Not quilting, but feathers!

I have (had) four different birds nesting around the yard. The dove abandoned hers awhile back (guess she got tired of waiting for 'the man' to bring home the grub!) and there's a vicious mockingbird nesting in the photinia. He even fusses at my cat through the window!! The little bird perched on the fence is a Carolina wren and the couple both fuss at me big time whenever I'm out on the porch. Then there's the little finch babies in my Boston fern--I have to be VERY careful when I'm watering as I SURE don't wanna drown those little babies. Aren't they CUTE?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Hope you all get to spend time with your family doing the things you love. My mom's been gone for several years now and I still miss her. But at least my boys are here and now my sister again so we're going out for dinner tomorrow night. In the meantime, here are a few more pictures from the quilt show I attended on Friday. ENJOY!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I ran to a quilt show this morning and made quick work of it since we're off to see the new Star Trek movie this afternoon. It was a nice small show with some good vendors. Took a few pix of quilts I really liked so thought I'd share a few here. I was only able to upload these 3 so will post a few more later on.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What a FABULOUS day today!! We went to visit the new Fisher House in Dallas and what a WONDERFUL place it is! We delivered a total of 9 quilts, 3 of which were made by guild members and pictured here. The one on the left was made by JoAnne Sheppard and the other two were made by guild members and assembled by me then quilted by two fantastic longarmers, Julie Lawson and JoAnne Livingston. The other photo is one of the rooms at the Fisher House with the quilts at the foot of the beds, waiting for the next occupant of the room. Such a terrific place for family members of our wounded vets to have to use while their loved one is in the hospital.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Here's a Turning Twenty put together as a donation to the Fisher House. A few members of the church quilt group as well as (hopefully) a member or two from the guild will be going over to drop off the quilts and take a little tour of the house. I have the 2 Home of the Brave-type quilts, the blocks of which were made by guild members and put together by moi, and some more Turning Twenty's in a variety of colorways. We had 3 of our Turning Twenty's in our church's silent auction raising money for missions and they did OK, not GREAT, but OK. We've been busy little bees and are now trying to finish things up before our summer 'break' (we only meet once a month in the summer and therefore don't get a whole lot done! lol).