Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It was all Kevin's idea.....

Absolutely Beautiful
Kevin called me at school yesterday while I was eating lunch and told me that there was an estate sale starting at 2 pm and there were quilts listed.  He was off work yesterday having planned to retrieve a child from college. Anyway, I said I'd meet him there after school and take a look.

I couldn't leave them behind.

Has a Poly-cotton  feel... but I loved it anyway

A summer quilt - top and back, quick-line machine 'quilted'

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Leader/Ender Spools

I did it, I broke down and did it.  I started going through my 1.5-inch strip drawer and cutting pieces for Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender Spool challenge from last year... or was it two years ago.  Doesn't matter, I'm doing it.

As with the previous bowtie challenge, I am trying not to duplicate.  I have about 170 cut so far, just out of my strip drawer.  I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get 729 this time (that's how many bowties I have) because this time I'm not using the light strips.  I plan on using a Kona natural as the background so that my eyes have a place to rest with all the patterns, colors, and textures of the dark fabrics.

Of course, there is yardage to cut into yet.  It's just a matter of finding the time.

Our oldest daughter, Erin, received a new clerk position with a Federal magistrate in West Virginia, so Nana and Grandpa will be on full-time baby duty over most of Thanksgiving while they look for a place to live.  We will get the job again around Christmas as they have to get moved so she can start her new job on December 30.  It's an odd time to move, and I am hoping that they don't hit any major snow in the WVA mountains.

Here's the latest picture of Eddie and Grandpa.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Been a while.......

Left this behind today in Berkley Springs , WVA....way beyond my budget.