Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Congratulations Ellen and Cindy !

And here they are, my daughter Ellen on the left and my niece Cindy, on the right. This was taken right before they ran their first ever 5k run in Charlotte, NC. They both had been training for this run since Christmas and I am just so proud of them.

Ellen crosses the finish line, followed closely by Cindy.

I haven't been doing much sewing, but have really been busy with the house, maybe next week I will have some pictures to show of that project.

Thursday, my friends Darlene, Cheryl and Carol and I are off to Chesapeake area, and will be attending the big show in Norfolk. But first...we will be getting some applique instruction in Baltimore Album quilt design and technique by Sara Madson. Woohoooo...I am so excited!

Hope to see you in Norfolk!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Not much to talk about today as it has been a busy week with all but quilting. I did work a
little on my Be Smart block in the Be Attitudes series this week, especially while watching the Olympics.

I finished painting the new laundry room shelves.

Cleaned up my sewing area, even oranizing my many cords used to attach things to my computer. I just had to add a picture of hubby's area - we share a room and our work areas are side by side. Sure makes it nice to be able to enjoy my hobby and also spend time with Fred.

And finally, but definitely not the least important.....I vacuumed Felicia.

Not to worry...she loves when I do this. She'll turn round and round and sometimes even lay on her back so I can get her tummy. Since she is deaf, she can't hear the noise.
So, that was my day. How was yours?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

And the winner is..........

I interrupted Fred's Super Bowl game long enough to draw the winning name, and Mary, he said to tell you that you owe him $5! I'll bring it to you at our Saturday meeting, and Congratulations!

Today I finished the Heart and Home wall hanging I have been working on. On the last post, it looked like this. As you know I was not at all happy with this design. Sooooooooooooooooooo.......

After several revisions (or I should say rippititions) it ended up like this. The saying that I put on it says "It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home." I found that on the internet and really liked it. It was listed as "author unknown" so I think that means I am free to use it. I did free motion hearts for the quilting. It is hanging between two kitchen cabinets, hiding an ugly grey fuse box. The heart buttons are shell buttons that I recently found at Tuesday Morning and just love. I purchased a bag of them - hearts, butterflies, different shapes and sizes.

Wednesday my lunch group finished up our pizza box round robbin and I am just thrilled with my quilt. You may recognize the Boo block center from Fons and Porter - but the rest of the design is original to the ladies in the group.

Round 1 - set the block on point - Cheryl, and she added some nice embroidered leaves;
Round 2 - the second round was a pieced border - Katie G and pretty friendship stars so appropriate;
Round 3 - 3 dimensional, and Carol added some yoyo flowers for the dimension;
Round 4 - was quilter's choice - Katie L, and just the right finishing touch.

They all did a wonderful job and I could not be more pleased. Thank you Cheryl, Carol, Katie and Katie!

Thanks for stopping by,