Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I just love these snowmen though ! ! !
Monday, November 17, 2008
Happy Monday !
The sun is trying to shine here, and it always makes me look at things on the bright side.
Here is a picture of a customer quilt on which I quilted an overall pattern in the log cabin blocks and the phrase " Enjoy the View Along the Way" in the inner border. The piano key border got it's own coordinating border stitching, which compliments the quilt center. If you would like a CLOSE UP, just click on the picture !
The colors she used in this quilt were so varied, and it just reminded me of things I see when taking a long walk outside in the Spring, Summer, Fall AND Winter , so I felt that the black inner border was a perfect spot to remind one to " Enjoy the View Along the Way" !
Here's hoping your view this week is an enjoyable one !
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Well, they didn't land in the right spot but on the first picture is Connie from Bismarck, me, 2nd Lt. Nitschke and Sgt Aarhus. Sgt. Aarhus was wounded in Iraq in 2003. I am holding the quilt that he picked out. The second picture is some of the 40 quilts we ( Quilts of Valor ) gave to the ND National Guard which will be given out to Purple Heart recipients from the War on Terror.
It was such an honor to be able to present these quilts, and to personally be able to thank this hero.
I would encourage everyone to thank a Veteran and find a way to help out your local Quilts of Valor organization.
still at war. . . still quilting. . .
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thought I would show you the front and the back of this customer quilt. . .It was pieced by an over 80 grandmother for her colorblind grandson, but he CAN see the colors orange and green. The print in the fabric on the top had stars in it, so I quilted in Stars & Loops, in orange thread, and the thread even glows under black light ! This quilt turned out so very nice, Grandma was happy, and I am sure that Grandson will think it is pretty cool too !
The 2 pictures above are of the table topper I pieced last year and quilted, I did get it bound this year in hopes of enjoying it on my Halloween table, but it is currently residing where the table runner below is. . . . . This table topper is another easy piecing pattern, made from a panel. I used plain black for the backing so the pumpkin stitching shows up ! I just love these pumpkins !
I sure hope they can hang around for awhile longer. Maybe I had better start covering them at night !
Friday, October 17, 2008
Also have been busy with fall yard and garden work, DH has been canning salsa, pickles, carrots, etc. while I have been quilting. I am getting ready for a QOV sew day in Fargo this weekend, and we are hosting our own QOV Sew day in our town on Sat. Oct 25th. So many things to think of and organize, and difficult because we have no idea how many quilters will be coming ! But the basics are done, have a location, have helpers, the notice is out to the papers and radio, and next week it will be time to iron out the fine details ! That is a guarantee that next week will go fast also !
Check out our QOV website: www.qovf-um.org
Did I tell you that I belong to the funnest bookclub in town ? ( Maybe I did. . .) anyway, we took a girl's weekend and went to Duluth. . . had a great time. . . scenery was beautiful. . .. . they even let me go to a quilt store ( right on the shores of Lake Superior) ! It was a great time and it would be a good idea for me to post some pictures. . . . but for now, I gotta go, there is some sewing I have to do yet before I leave for Fargo tomorrow !
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Hope to be back in town around noon. . . because THEN DH and I are heading to Fargo for the Indian Summer Quilt show for the rest of the weekend. . . and you know what I will be looking at there ! And YES, he does go to the quilt show too, and he does enjoy it ! ( Aren't I lucky ? ) I need to remember to take some of my special chokecherry syrup and DH's super salsa with to share with our "innkeepers" ( my nephew, wife and their daughter ). . . where, by the news reports today, they have a wayward MOOSE strolling through their housing development. . .
wonder if he will still be around by the time I get there with my camera? Now, wouldn't that make a good post ?