Sunday, May 31, 2009
Here is my main accomplishment. I finished the top I had blogged about a while back, it's a picture on fabric with a pieced border around it. The top is finished, now the quilting is looming ahead, needs lots of neat detail and maybe some special beading, what a good feeling to have accomplished it. I'm looking forward to having the wallhanging in our bedroom when it's done. Barb my "guru" was there and cheering me on, her design just was a marvel to us all and it's so neat to see it come to life. I think the quilting will even add more dimension to the finished piece. Thankyou Barb, I've definitely stepped out of my normal traditional quilting "box" and have realized the artwork that can happen with the right guidance ! The dimension marveled us all. There were alot of little voices from the projects that never made it out of the bag calling to me but they had to wait while this one made it to the end ! They'll get their turn eventually but it felt so good to get this one so far !
Here is the gang at Quilt camp, what a fun weekend we had !
This is Carol our hostess, she has found her niche and makes you feel so welcome in her home !Besides being the best cook on the planet she is fun to be with ! She's so good at this she's now booking into 2011 !!!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My projects are packed, I bring way more then one could possibly work on but things are prepped and ready. I'll probably get to 1/3 of them, but it feels good to have them along ....just in case you are in the mood to work on a certain thing ! My "junk" food is packed ! We won't lack for any of that !
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Even the crazy plants growing in the entry are happy, they thrive on neglect ! Even the detectives that came to interview me the night of the murder on our street really wanted to just talk about how I do that.....I don't do anything, it just happens, must be the spot ! But the heat is around the corner so who knows how it all survives the high temperatures ! But the yard guy plugs away at making it look so great, when he does the bushes again I'll have to post that as you could see the great shaping skill !
Here's my yard guy, this picture is in Boston at Fenway Park, I wonder if when he's mowing he wishes he was there !!!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here is Denise, the "rug professional" with one of her many beautiful quilts ! She's finished some rugs already and is moving on to a bigger frame like mine. I measured my old kitchen rugs and figured that's the size I need so my handy dandy cabinet guy made mine and we soon will have a new rug !
Friday, May 22, 2009
My own "personal pool guy" got some neat things ready for this years swimming season ! We now have a special clothesline all hung up and everyone can hang their pool towels up this year! yeah ! Aiden already thought that was pretty cool to hang his towel and suit up ! And here is our handy dandy pool toy holder ! yeah ! no more toys and noodles blowing around ! And it all fits so great ! I love getting things organized, even if it's the pool toys !
I took these pictures last month when Jeremy came on a cross country trip with his instructor and this T-6. Chris joined us to see them off, what guy doesn't want to climb around on an Air Force jet ! I hope they have a great weekend together !
My friend and coworker Ellen gave me an entire bag full of halloween fabrics that she didn't want any more. How generous and wonderful to be able to make the boys each a halloween quilt just for fun to have on their beds in October ! I've worked with Ellen for 8 years now and it was so nice of her to think of me to give these fun fabrics to. Ellen and I over the years dabble with our scrapbooking and altered books , our quilting and we've even made Tamales together ! Hopefully I'll be posting some finished tops ready to quilt before to long thanks to Ellen!
Here is our Graduate !
Aiden is ready for kindergarten !!! Amy's preschool class was so cute yesterday and the kids were all so excited to graduate ! Another year ending successfully ! The parents all just rave about how their children thrive at Little Love Bug Preschool ! http://littlelovebug.net/
They sang their favorite songs and threw their hats in the air and then had fun in the yard with donuts and M&M's ! What a great end to the preschool year. I will miss seeing all their little smiling faces coming to preschool each week ! It's always fun to come and have 8 little ones saying Hi Grammy ! Next year Garrett will be attending and it will just be Ethan and I having Grammy day !
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Garrett and I had a fun time playing in his room before it was time to go out and play in the pools and sprinklers and water slide, he was invited to join the "big kids" ! Everyone seemed to have a great time and I took a ton of pictures so Amy could make a slide show for the parents to watch while the little ones are getting their "graduation" gowns on thursday.
I got the honor of pressing the 8 little gowns so they are ready to go ! I remember when Amy and I made those years ago the first year she taught preschool, many a scholar has gone on to bigger and better things thanks to her loving teaching ! And she has survived the year of teaching with a new baby and gall bladder surgery !
I got to meet my dear friend Linda for lunch today as we had a plan to exchange our blocks for the month. Chris decided to join us for some chinese food so we entertained the waiter at this little place by mistakenly calling the egg drop soup , chicken soup ! oops ! Here is a picture of the pieces that Linda and I share with each other by the month. We make the little triangle sections and swap , I make 10 for her and 10 for me. When they are sewn together with other parts they become this pretty block.....I am not that far....and here is a picture of the actual finished quilt when it grows up ! Another work in process ! But month by month it will eventually get done.