Monday, December 7, 2015

Not enough quilts!

This year I was unable to finish 9 give away quilts. I rationalized that you all might be getting too many quilts that you are afraid to use anyway.  I think I will cut back to every other year quilts for awhile.  This year I made you all a "Holy Family" wall hanging.  This is my own design, my own pattern.  Hope you like it.
        There are  2 blue ones and 2 of the ones with red/green/yellow borders.  There are 4 red poinsettia borders.  So you still have to pick.
Here is the order.
1. Betsy
2. Sarah (done cause I had to take it to Thanksgiving)
3. Ben
4. Abby
5.  Julian
6.  Hannah
7.  Joe
8.  Caleb





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Quilts 2014

It's time for Quilts again.  I am doing a trunk show in January and will need some of these so you might not get your quilt til after that.  I'll let you know after you pick. Some of them are at the quilter this very minute.
This is the order

Caleb-(Already done)

 Jul and Deanna This one is called Heat Waves, and was made from Auntie ZZ's Fabric

 Hannah This one is "Autumn Leaves" and was made from Auntie ZZ's Fabric also.  The picture does not capture the beautiful fall colors.
                    Joe and Andy       This one is called "City Streets"

 I did not make this darling Halloween quilt I call "Goblins"  I bought it at a yardsale that was earning money for an adoption. Someone donated it fresh off the long arm quilting machine.

Sarah This is a simple quilt I call "Red, White , and Blue Squares".  Creative title huh?
               Ben andVal          This is a bigger quilt called "Scrappy Zig"
                        Betsy   This is called "Stars and Stripes"
                  Abby                  This is called "You've got Mail"

So Betsy is first.  HaHa it's probably the middle of the night in Japan and you will all have to wait for her to wake up!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas quilts 2013

Here is the order
1.   Joe
2.   Caleb (Done)
3.   Betsy
4.   Sarah
5.   Ben
6.   Abby
7.  Julian
8.  Hannah

 VAL This quilt is called O + O and is 64 inches x 78 inches

BETSY  This quilt is called Cardinals and is 63" x 71

 SARAH This quilt is called Moving Time (since I made it while I was trying to move), and is 77 x 77

DEANNA This is this years monster 95 X 78, called Blue Stripes

 Gramma KarenThis is teeny tiny 50 x 60 called Cupcakes

ABBY This quilt started out as the back to another quilt, but then I decided it deserved to be a front.  It is called Back to Front, and is 65 x 88.

 ANDREA This quilt is called Wonky Churndash, and is 80 x 66

Hannah This is called Geese in the Neighborhood and is my original pattern. 63 x 81

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fun Anniversary trip

Sometimes when you get older it's just too much trouble to celebrate things.  I was feeling like that for our 39th wedding anniversary this year.  Jim, on the other hand is much more sentimental than I am  and made reservations at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center so we could at least get out of our routines a little and check out the new City Center Mall.

OK said I, when I found out there was a swimming pool and hot tub also.

In the course of conversation when we checked in, the cute boy at the desk found out we were celebrating our anniversary.  He upgraded our reservation from "nobody cheap" to "Uptown Chic".  We had to use our room key in the elevator to get to our floor.  The ordinary riff raff  were not allowed. I was so tickled.  We went to see the City Center Mall which was beautiful but there were only 2 or 3 stores I would dare enter. I would be too afraid of bumping into something uber expensive in the others.When we got back to our room, there was a tray of fruit and cheese and crackers with an orchid and expensive water on the table. That Darling boy at the reservation desk had sent it to us to help us celebrate.
That isnt the right tray, i didnt get a picture of it, but it's close. Our room was actually fancier than this one.
Any way, the pool and hot tub were very relaxing and I felt pretty special every time we got in the elevator and had to make a big show of using our room key and pushing floor 11. Fun time.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Caleb's Graduation

My 3 youngest children, none of them are very happy people........NOT!

My baby, Caleb, Graduated from High School Last Thursday. Where did the time go.

Caleb and his Andersen Nephews.

 Jim, Caleb and I.