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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quick Run

Speeding up the month to catch up   -  Retreat at Prairie Star Lodge Browntown WI - to sum it up - Fabulous - will I go back you betcha




while we were there I gave each a pattern and showed some how to make the tool caddy





Obviously more went on than just this -









 

Not to mention time spent at the pool and hot tub





Saturday, July 16, 2016

July Flying By

Gosh before I know it July will be behind us and its been a pretty active July for me

July 4 celebrated with son Toby and his family -  now I know you have had to put up with pictures of my flowers and yard - well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree -  Wayne has always been a "yard" nut he worked outside in every yard of every house we lived in - even the homes we rented.

Toby is not much different than his dad -so is his wife Sarah, and btw - our daughter Stacy is the same way.

For example - went to cookout at their home, like I said on the 4th, couldn't resist taking pictures of their back yard.








weeding at their house would be a breeze compared to the size of the beds where I live
but.......  the flowers are all beautiful even with the work,  Just dont know how long a 70 and getting older woman can keep doing it.  I will continue as long as I can and maybe LOL cut back a little each year.





I had to laugh at Kylee because she not only helps me with My weeding but she also has to work in their yard too.  She tells me when she gets her own place she is not planting any flowers - well we will see about that.  I can almost guarantee she will have as many if not more flower beds.  Its in the blood and there is no getting away from it.

So much has gone on since the 4th but that will be for another day to write about - today I'm headed off to Belleville for a quilt show.  And yes there will be pictures 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Its Been Awhile Hasnt It

I cant believe I'm so far behind in writing a new post.  No excuses other than just not getting around to it.

Couldn't remember what I had even posted in the past had to review old posts just so I don't repeat myself.

If I do please forgive me .    In addition to not keeping up for past week and still going strong been fighting a cold including unable to speak.

Hate the feeling of not being able to do anything.  I honestly, I mean anything.

Watched so much Netflix and TV, which to me is a total waste of good time.  But when you are confined to either sleeping or sitting in a recliner that's about all I could do.

I did manage to quilt one tiny wall hanging for a customer and that wiped me out for another day.


So now to get caught up on this blog -  since MSQC retreat I did finish the binding tool Star quilt which you have seen.

In addition with some of the left over cut pieces I made my son Toby a wall hanging for his birthday - coming up July 21st but I couldn't wait to give it to him.    Toby is opening his own tattoo shop here in Edgerton and my hopes are he will be able to hang it there.  If not, its OK if he hangs it in his home.

With the help of his wife Sarah, We copied some of his drawings that were hanging in his house.  I photo, Iron transferred to fabric and from there I incorporated into the wall hanging



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My plan was to make the wall hanging using colors that he has used in his store front window


Neat Huh


Before getting so sick, there were customer quilts that did get completed:



This was for a gentleman who had lost his wife and this top was one of hers that had not been quilted.  To make it special I did some customizing on it.  From what she tells me he loved the way it turned out.




Mission accomplished!

Not sure if you remember or not but a couple of years ago (really that long ago)  I went on vacation with my bff and her cousins to the Mississippi -  while we were there one of the cousins spent hours and I do mean hours looking and buying fabrics -  she does not sew a stitch - but asked to have a quilt made.

The top has been done for almost a year if not more and at long last I loaded it and quilted it.

Finally I did get it quilted and we met for breakfast and gave it to her.  She was thrilled with the results

tried a new stitching in the borders,  I like it and will use this again




Now that's not all ........      Here is a beauty I custom quilted for Marge Pulcine -  love love love this







  Small Baby quilt for Karyn Patrick




Lastly small wall hanging for Sue Haskins which is the one I did while still sick




There!  I think Im all caught up  - I think!!!  Sorry it took so long to keep you updated and hopefully I will kick this cold and feel up to doing more.  Because.....  I have completed  a "top" waiting to be quilted for a customer  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Getting Prepared For July

I'm all set this year in time for a change for the 4th of July - decorations

This quilt was  made last year but didn't quilt it until last week, only a few months behind schedule hehehehe



pantograph Desert Thistle but I think it looks like fireworks exploding




I saw a few of these wreaths posted on Face book so naturally I had to give it a try just like I had to have the candle table wreath



So either I'm really really late or early depending on how you look at.  

I choose to think I'm early!!!!!