Saturday, January 31, 2015
I saw this framed photograph of Jane Stickle's quilt in a quilt store bathroom recently! I told you, quilt stores have the nicest bathrooms :) Someday I may have to make the trek out to Vermont to see the original quilt. I hear they only bring it out once a year though, so I will have to time it just right ....
My sister-in-laws miniature group Dear Jane challenge is what has spurred me on to finish mine. They are very organized and you get prizes each month if you finish your blocks.
This month I received this cute little needle case with a Dear Jane block cover, a nifty pair of scissors and a seam ripper. Hopefully I won't have to use the seam ripper too often. Thanks Cathie for the fun gifts and the motivation!!
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
However as time as gone by, I've come to appreciate her generosity in wanting everyone to have a part of "Grandma's Quilt". Onedia did not live a long life. She died when my father-in-law was only 8 years old and she was only 36. I feel honored to have in our possession three blocks from a quilt she worked so hard to put together. I would like to think of something totally amazing to do with these blocks! I am open to suggestions! Please comment or email me if you have ideas :)
The picture below shows Onedia, on the right, with her mother, Martha, on the left.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This beautiful jelly roll race quilt was made by Jeri :)
The quilt below was made by Cindy and is partially hand quilted and partially machine quilted.
I'm pretty sure Mary made the cute cat quilt.
I love these two and can't remember who brought them. The one on the right was made using the pattern from the quilt retreat class that Ellen taught and Christmas fabrics.
Lorraine made this one and Judy made the one below. It is string pieced using used dryer sheets as a foundation. I asked if it smelled good :)
A lot of great talent!!
Monday, January 26, 2015
The picture above shows a better view of the shawl Megan crocheted for her grandma :) She did a beautiful job and my Mom loves it.
And as promised, here are some baby and young child pictures of Megan! I believe she was four in this picture with her Little Mermaid birthday cake. I used to do "OK" in the birthday cake decorating department :)
Always smiling :) Such a happy baby!
Here she is in her unique Megan-style outfit of her own choosing. I think she wore this red skirt for about a year, with everything, all the time. I had to wash it while she was sleeping, if I could get her to take it off to go to bed.
She's still happy and smiling! Though I do think her sense of style has improved :) And she is a very talented and wonderful daughter.
I love my family!!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Today is my daughter Megan's birthday! I still have to post a baby picture of her like I did with my boys :) but for today I posted this picture of Megan with my Mom. Tomorrow is my Mom's 80th birthday and in this picture she is wearing the shawl Megan crocheted for her! She learned how to crochet from my Mom, now she's sharing her talents with my Mom and many others! Way to go Megan! Happy Birthday :)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Here are a couple of photos of the White Elephant sale the guild had this month. Everyone brought what they wanted to get rid of then bid on what others were getting rid of! It works well and makes a bit of money for the guild.
Friday, January 23, 2015
At the CWQG meeting, Sheryl showed us some fabric she received as a Christmas present from her daughter. Her daughter is into zentangle and had some of her artwork printed on fabric for her mom!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I love this cute little iron caddy made by Gini. She shared it at show and tell for CWQG. This size holds a mini iron and opens up into an ironing mat. Great for taking to classes! She said the pattern has a couple more sizes too, all the way up to a full size iron. I like it!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
So, here is my list for January:
Finish the three wall quilts for my daughter-in-law - check
Make six Dear Jane blocks (I've made two and still have a week and a half!)
Finish baby quilt - check
Zentangle shoes - check!!!! This was the one that I was unsure whether or not I would get to it, but I'm doing a workshop in February so really needed to get them done. It seems like I've been working on these forever. It feels great to have finished them and I like how they turned out! Now I can wear them! But I think I'll wait until after the workshop....
When I loosened up and quit trying to make them "perfect" I enjoyed the whole process more and I do like the way they turned out.
Hmmm.... Almost time to make February's list. At the top of that list will be getting my Zendoodle presentation ready for both guilds!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
She said that two of her littlest grandchildren were afraid at first to go in this one! They soon got over it however and were happily playing inside.
The first picture shows the front door rolled up - this shows it closed, with a pretty dinosaur panel.
Here is my husband, in Ireland, wearing the hat we bought for him. I don't know if I'd ever be able to make one and have it turn out as nice as David's :)