Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Blanket of SNOW !

More snow for us ! Another several inches dropped last nite and this morning, and here is what my front yard looks like ! I was able to grab this next picture just before the snowplow came down the street, in fact, if you look closely, you can see his headlights . I haven't heard how much we have, just that there has been more snow in December than we have had in the last 80 years! With all this new snow, I am in the mood to rearrange my quilting room/office and get organized ! First, though, I have 2 Quilts of Valor to quilt . . . . . . . .

Here's hoping that where ever you are, that you are all nice and snug and warm and safe ! p.s. as usual. . . I can't seem to get the pictures in order, but you can figure it out. If you REALLY want to see the snowplow, just click on the top picture to enlarge it, then look for the headlights !

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas !

Just a little holiday post to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

This is a little wall hanging that I made a few years ago, B.A. ( before longarm ) so is not quilted. I would like to make more, and have a few ideas rolling around in my head, but I need to get all the pictures and other embellishments together. For any future ones, I think I will try to embellish more, but I do like how this turned out. This is just a little montage of some family pictures. I am the youngest, so I don't show up on ALL of them ! I am only on the 2 pictures in the lower right. I especially like the one of my brother holding his BB gun that he got for Christmas. . . it really reminds me of the movie "The Christmas Story" I wasn't around at that Christmas, but I just love this picture ! Anyway, I thought this would make a nice little Christmas "card" for you.

I hope you all have completed your Christmas projects and that you can share some peaceful blessings of the season with your families and friends !

Merry Christmas, Beth

Sunday, December 14, 2008

MORE ! Easy Striped Table Runner ! !

Here is the newest Easy Striped Table Runner. I gave this one away at a Christmas party last Tuesday nite. Last Sunday I had 3 of my quilting friends over and they all did some of these too, and one was out of this same fabric, so I will be quilting snowflakes on hers, like I did on this one. I like it so much, I might just make one for myself !

Monday, December 1, 2008

Another Easy Striped Table Runner

I realized that I never shared the DIL's table runner. . . here it is, still on my quilting machine. . .and before it was trimmed and bound. It looks much better now on her table ! This is made from the same fabric as her quilt in the previous post. Click on the picture to check out the primitive stitchin' ! OOPS ! I see after checking out the close up, that this picture is before I quilted it ! Well, it has the same quilting as the border of the quilt in the last post. Next time I am at the DIL's I will try to remember to take a picture of the finished runner and post it.

I just love these snowmen though ! ! !

Birthday Quilt

Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Holiday with the ones you love, we did, except for missing our son who is still in NY on base, but home from Iraq and we are thankful for that ! We expect him to be home for good, sometime next week.
I thought you might like to see a couple pictures of the quilt I made for his wife, for her November birthday. She loves primitives too, and when I saw this fabric I knew she would love it. I don't have much time to piece, especially at this time of year, so there is a one yard panel in the middle with 3 borders. Click on a picture to see the cute snowmen that I stitched in the border and in the middle of the quilt. My friend and I liked this so much that I have one to make for myself in the red colorway and hers is just like my DIL's. So I can plan on stitching this out at least 2 more times ! I backed DIL's quilt with a warm, cozy flannel. She was happy with her gift, and it goes perfectly in her primitive decorated home. It also matches the Easy Striped Table Runner that I made her last month.
I'm busy now thinking of Christmas decorating, we got some of the outside lights up before our little snow, and now I am taking count of the inside trees that need tree skirts and I will soon post on a little tree skirt project! Till then. . . .enjoy the holidays. . . .