Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Well, here's some more on the Carpenter Star.....Final will come tomorrow, as it's almost finished!

Monday, July 28, 2014

I know, beat me with a wet noodle, I've been neglecting my blog!  Here's a pic of the girls with Floyd. He'd just gotten home.
Aren't the the most precious little girls??

I've been busy working on a Carpenter Star quilt for our upcoming quilt show in October. It's 84" X 84".
Here's the border & sashing.
More to come!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Well, ya'll know we got the girls just a few weeks ago. They apparently weren't socialized at the breeders & have had a hard time being around people, but we're progressing alright. Housebreaking has been trying, but I think we've finally turned the corner on that one & it's almost done. Still having a little mishap once in awhile, but for the most part, they're there.
Here they are helping Mom in the office. Great help they are, huh?

I did finish the other 2 9-patch tops. I was having so much fun playing with those 2 pieces!
Here's the light one. A little ruler work, a little stencil work. Came out interesting.
I did a little crosshatching on this one. It doesn't show up very well on the dark fabric, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to do. I like it anyway.

I have Black Tie Affair on Queenie right now. Stay tuned to it's outcome!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Well, I've been a little sidetracked from quilting this past week. We lost our beloved Duke the end of January & have been dogless since then. We knew we'd get another dog, but weren't ready just then. We finally decided the time was right to get another one. We decided to get a Sheltie. I grew up with them & know their traits, etc. Floyd said yes to the breed. Being as we're no longer spring chickens, we grew up with Lassie on TV. All the kids of our era wanted a Lassie. So now we have her! Plus her sister, Lola! They were born January 10th, so they're 5 months old.  Here's a pic of the girls!
Lassie's in the front, Lola in the back.  Aren't they just the cutest??

Friday, May 30, 2014

Well, I finally got around to quilting those 3 9 patch tops! Here's the 1st one done. I had so much fun doing this little red & black one!
On to finishing the other 2!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Whew! A whole month since I've posted! Where does the time fly!
Did Guild, had a super presentation from Brenda Jaske on "How to become a Blue Ribbon Quilter". She always does an awesome presentation.
Right after Guild, my friend, Judy, & I headed out to Irena Bluhm's home in Celine, TX for a one day retreat on the longarm. I actually got to spend a little over a day with Judy & enjoy some quilting together instead of over the phone!  The retreat was terrific! Irena's hospitality was fantastic! We took 2 classes on retreat day. In the morning we did a class on feathers & the afternoon was on background fills.  The day just flew by! We learned a lot & I think we gained a little weight too! Every time we turned around they were offering us food, drinks, whatever we needed.  If you have the chance, take a class from her in her home. It's well worth the time & money!
I have been doing a little quilting. I just did 14 quilts for charity! Yes, that's right....14!  Here they are...
All ready to take to guild & have someone else do the bindings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here's the Texas flag section............
Now to trim & bind it & it's done done!