Saturday, July 26, 2014

Do you have a favorite? Quilter?

I have many......one lives in Cali and all of her quilts are magnificent! So much so that she inspired me to buy a line of French General fabric to call my own~
As I work on this Cali girls quilts I have imagined them hanging quite nicely on my porch or in my family room....but in the end they are sent on their way to this kindred colorway spirit I have discovered thru my blog~
So sitting for a minute with my fabric and wondering what to do with it I remembered this pattern I bought this year that I was drooling over called....

 
 
 
 

 
My French General fabrics will take this quilt in a new direction which will be interesting...for me..
All I know for sure is that I will love it because I have seen the big picture with my Cali girls quilts....
speaking of which is next up on my machine....with a Thank You card in advance.....oh my...right?
 I love my job...
 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Sleep~overs and" in the between" times a big pink quilt finished!!~

Emma and Tara are turning 8 years old this summer and could not WAIT for their turn "alone" to sleep over....
 These two are serious business with their lists and plans....rascals.....just look at them....

 This was the last picture of the day.....their rules...lol!
 Grampy and Vinniedoodles~watching old movies...napping....both.
 late nights with long running batteries.....
 we had a wonderful fourth with lots of birthdays and cake~

 My daylilies have arrived in the hundreds once again to put on a wonderful show for July~
When we moved into our home 24 years ago my friend Deidre planted a "few" in the front yard and a "few" in the back.....
Well I have daylilies for miles and I remember her fondly every time I see them...

I have flowers taller than my tallest grandchild...the kids measured to be sure~

 Lots to explore when you are two......

Serious doll playing....


 My older bunch...Nate, Kate, Isabel and Dan...can I freeze them?
 Millie having fun too~
 
And all the in between times I have my quilts~ This big girl was finally finished this morning and shipped to her rightful owner.... My therapy.......
 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

More "LoNgArM LoVeLeTTeRs" and summertime......finally....

This memory quilt has the cutest peeks at a toddlers wardrobe.....It is VERY big and so I took pictures in bits~and on different days...with different light...lol!
Lavender on lavender...."Amazing Grace" is Moms "LoVeLeTTer"
Quilt top by MYBLANKIES
Quilted by moi.





Take a close look and you can see that I used a lower case "g" and then corrected myself~AHEM!! (what was I thinking?) And a tip for longarmers...just spritz it with water and the previous lines disappear! I will do that as soon as I get off my blog~please let me remember......












My "Spooneylove" kids (my daughters) playing at "E's and Grampies house on a hot summer day....


Vinniedoodles stayed in the sprinkler till he was shivering.....babies and waterplay=LOVE.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's on or under your frame today?

A beautiful~beautiful full size lavender quilt for a lucky 2 year old~ all of her special outfits remembered.....BIG swoops of quilted flowers and such for her small fingers to trace as she falls asleep under it...........#loveletters.
Quilt top made by Colleen from MYBLANKIES ~quilted to order by moi~




Everyone should have a companion like Millivanilli~#womansbestfriend

Friday, June 20, 2014

I suppose I am a sparrow.....

"I suppose I am a sparrow...a stay at home bird~" Gladys Taber

This mini rug was inspired by Susan Branch and her talk last weekend in Connecticut....I had to get this one done in wool~


 I am using more textures thanks to Deanne Fitzpatricks great tutorials~ and my sister-in -laws bags of goodies from her travels~


This is the little picture of a sparrow I am referencing.....mine is a little chubbier.....

Late day sun on the porch~time to make something good for supper~more hookin' tomorrow...

 Millie had a "fluff and buff" today~I always drop off a dog and pick up a very large white cat~ She napped for 3 hours straight from the trauma of a good bath~lol!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Girlfriends Forever Tour" with Susan Branch and FOGT

We had a lovely day yesterday at the Friends of Gladys Taber reunion in Connecticut~ Susan Branch was the scheduled guest speaker this year and so last fall my granddaughter and sister-in-law Maureen and I joined the FOGT and planned our trip!

Susan Branch is such an inspiring speaker.....so heartfelt and full of stories of her struggles and success.. I was SO happy that my granddaughter Kate had a chance to meet her!

As a grandmother it is so wonderful to surround my grand-daughters with creative, strong, curious and fearless women....

Susan Branch reminds us all that anything is possible.....starting with a dream...becoming a reality~


 And of course, Joe! Behind every successful woman is a wonderful man right?


So fun!


Kate was in one of Susan Branches posts awhile ago so Kate asked Susan to sign her copy~ so sweet....