Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Because


I'm really enjoying not having to study for school this summer. I have been quilting like crazy. I also have gotten quite addicted to Twitter, Facebook and reading blogs (more than I care to admit) so the time gets eaten up and it's 10 pm before you know it and time for bed. So the story is, I picked out some fabric from my stash and announced on Facebook that I was going to do a black & white & red all over quilt. My niece in CA commented "Awesome" so I decided that I would send it to her, since I didn't really have anyone in mind. I finished it up and put it in the mail today.
Today is my Friday off, so I convinced my daughter to come out and we went to the pick-your-own farm and got blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and apples. Wow! She took about half of everything, and we even went out to lunch. It was a good morning. Now I'm taking a break from quilting - working on a "bumblebee" (black & white and yellow). Just about done - a few more rows of quilting. I think I'll take that one to work.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My latest completion and the next one on the drawing board



Well, this one is from a kit that I purchased in Montana last year when we were visiting our oldest son. I finally got around to taking it out of the package and getting it complete in less than 3 weeks. Then I had so many red, white, and blue scraps and FQs that I decided to make a quilt in case another soldier comes in to NEADS for a support dog. I have also been reading like a fiend, going though about 6 or 7 books that I had lined up from my www.bookins.com site. (check that site out if you hate to pay full price for a book and then you can trade it back). I'm in the middle of a Brad Thor book, having read a couple in a row. Then I plan to move on to "Quicksilver" by Neal Stephenson and then "Falls the Shadow" by Sharon Kay Penman. (historical fiction - Henry III)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Older quilts


Just noticed that I had not posted about the first "big" quilt that I ever made. I got into quilting after 9/11 - needed something to occupy my mind since both my husband and I were in the National Guard as well as our middle son. I have this quilt still hanging on my living room wall. (although I really need to take it down to wash it, since it looks rather dusty. I had originally thought I would embrodier the words but decided it would take me a hundred years to finish, so I just used a fabric marker. "September" came out a little crooked, oh well.