Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Doll Quilt Swap

I participated in a doll quilt swap that was hosted by Lori of Humble QuiltsIt was outside my comfort zone so that is why I decided to do it!
I received this lovely quilt called "Spice Trail" by Laurie who lives in Washington state.

It was even hand quilted! Thank you so much Laurie!

I know I have been been very scarce of late but life is a whirlwind right now. Everything I have been sewing is for the twin's baby shower so I can't show you anything until June.
I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful warm weather!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

Not too much sewing going on around here. I have baby sewing to do and need to get it in gear.
I have been much better about keeping my workout schedule because it makes me feel so much better. Yesterday I hit a PR (personal record) by doing deadlifts at 155 lbs! Thank you Denise!

I'll bet you didn't know we have celebrities in the family. My grandsons, Griffin and Elliot were in their school play, The Jungle Book. Griffin played a main character, Baloo and was totally in his element. He may have a career in acting! Elliot was an elephant and had fun stomping around the stage.
Hope to be back with a real blog post soon!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Flowers

I am feeling overwhelmed with all the projects I have going on and deadlines are involved. So what does one do, pull out some old applique and start stitching.

My baby quilts for the twins are coming along. The only problem is my math was off and I am short about 2 yards of fabric. If anyone has the black and white polka dot I would love to buy some from you. It's called Mellow Yellow by Red Rooster. Please contact me if you can help!

I have another fabric I can use but really wanted the dots.......

I have been in charge of  the 10" square fabric swap at my guild this year. Our year ends in June so this will be the end of the swap. I think the ladies enjoyed it and have lots and lots of 10" squares to make some awesome quilts.

 Imagine my surprise when one of the swappers, Diana gave me a gift in this beautiful box.

How pretty is this little bundle of fabric, tied with bow?

The have a beautiful hand and will need to go into a special project.

This morning as I was unpacking I found this Thank You note from another swapper, Marianne.

Look what I found inside! Some gorgeous vintage fabrics! I bought a bunch of her scraps at the quilt show and will be showing them to you at another time.
I would love yardage of all of them!
Thank you ladies, unexpected gifts are the best!

My flowers are slowly coming to life. There is a spot in the tree line that I plant leftovers or things that are in the way and I have no where else to put them.

Every year it is a surprise to see what makes it through the winter.

I love these little white flowers that are all around the trees out back. I didn't plant them but they are there every year.

These strange looking leaves are a plant called Dog Tooth Violet. It's a part of the lily family and the flowers are yellow (on mine). The birds planted these. The flowers come and go very quickly so I check them every day. Stay tuned, I will snap a picture to show you.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Treading Water

Fallon 11, Maddy 7, Elliot almost 8, Griffin 10 and Finn 2 months
I have had no time to blog or sew and feel all off kilter!
Here is a picture of me and the grandchildren yesterday. It was a perfect and relaxing day. The boys cooked brunch for all the moms and cleaned up!
Hope to be back soon.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Picture by Terry Kramzar

Our guild the Penn Oaks Quilt Guild had our quilt show this past Friday and Saturday. I was very honored to receive the Best of Show for my quilt, Red and White Lone Star.
We had 100% participation from out 54 members which says a lot about all of these wonderful people.
It's been a long couple of days and I need to catch up on lots and lots of things. See you later this week!