Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Quilts 2011

It's time to pick your Christmas Quilt. This is the order of the draw. Dad drew the names so don't blame me.

Julian and Deanna
Hannah and Kendall
Joe and Andrea
Betsy and Russell
Sarah and Scott
Ben and Val
Abby and Kam

There are 10 quilts so hopefully no one will feel like they are getting the dregs. Jule and Deanna, email me as soon as you decide so Hannah and Kendall can pick. etc.  I will put names under the quilt as soon as I hear. Some of the quilts are big and some are little couch quilts, so pay attention to the size.

 "Amy Butler Chains" (Amy Butler designer the fabric) 98 x 78 Sarah and Scott

 "Roses on the Beanstalk" 70x 79

 "Floating Squares" 72 x 55  Abby and Kam

 "Peachy Spring Flowers" 88 x 70 Joe and Andrea

 "Ducks and Pinwheels" 67x 57 (This one looks more masculine in real life. The colors aren't good in this picture.)

 "Lattice in the Den" 67 x 55  Caleb

 "Grampa's Churn Dash" 67 x 57  Julian and Deanna

"Jewels in the Sky" 92 x 82  Ben and Val

 "Happy Pinwheels" 94 x 82  Hannah and Kendall

"Cotton Candy" 81 x 71 Betsy and Russell

I Love you all.  Have fun, Don't fight.

Friday, August 26, 2011

To Bee Or Not

When I was seven, I was playing on the swing set at the end of the trailer park where we lived in Dayton, Nevada.  There were yellow jackets buzzing around and I swatted at one that came too close.  It became very angry just like the one above and started dive bombing me.  In abject terror I took off running for home. Home was at least the length of 4 long trailer houses away.  I ran as fast as I could and could hear that yellow jacket just over my shoulder the whole time. When I got to my front door, while I was fumbling to open it, it stung me.  That is how I explain my fear of Bees.

When we lived in Kentucky I was in the van with all my children  in front of the high school looking at the reconstruction that was going on. My window was rolled down, we were stopped but the car was in drive.Suddenly, a bee of some sort, I think it was a wicked yellow jacket,  flew in my window. I felt overwhelming terror and jumped out of the car. Yes, I abandoned my children to the bee and left the premises. Unfortunately, the car was still in gear and it started to roll away.  My kids were yelling at me, incredulous, and I finally realized what I had just done. I jumped back in the car, even though the bee was still there, and saved my family. I realized then that I had to get over my fear. I still hate them, but I don't think I would jump out of the car again.
Today my cute hubby brought me a flower and a card that had a cute picture of a bee on the front.  It said
"I would totally throw myself on a bee for you.......totally".       My Hero!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New quilts and Lea Marie

This is pink Pizzazz, made from my stash.

This is Pinwheels and Buttons, but I haven't put the buttons on yet.
This belongs to my 12 year old granddaughter, CJ.

This is Spring Garden.

This is my Bella Bella Quilt, imitating the tiles on the floors of cathedrals in Italy.
    And, oh yeah, I  entered 2 quilts in the Springville Art Museum Quilt Show and Got a ribbon for this little quilt, called RED FISH.  It got "BEST DESIGN".  See the big blue ribbon?

 I think it won because of the Gold whiskers.

This is the other one I entered.  It is called "Midnight in the Garden".

I finished a bunch more, but haven't taken pictures of them.
 My 22nd grand child was born in June.  Lea Marie
 I went to Portland to play with her.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Women's expo

I went to the Women's expo this weekend....twice.  It was soooo fun!  I discovered new products and businesses and talked to a lot of very interesting people.  Here are a few new things I discovered.

The Applecore cord manager.  These cute little applecore looking things have already added colorful organization to my drawer full of earbuds, headphones, and power cords. They are so cute! Save 10 percent online with coupon code "scrapbookusa".

Heritage makers had the cutest "Go fish " cards that you can make with your family's pictures and names on them.  Do you have any Grampa Porter's?

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beaded thimble holder

I am thinking of teaching this project at Quilt festival in September.  I have to send the proposal in next week.  I think I will also send a proposal to teach the Toni Whitney Grizzly bear "Autumn Eyes".

It will be hard, but fun.  I am teaching the thimble holders to my Knotthead friends at our quilt retreat in March, which will be at my house. We are actually the Knotts group but knottheads kind of fits. I have to clean my house and move out my furniture so there will be room.