Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Pumpkin (left side) kickin' off Christmas season with the tree lighting ceremony in town. Lots of caroling, dancing and hot chocolate on hand.
Quilting is going well. Russ, we miss you and will be glad when you are back with us full time. We are very busy for Christmas season and looking forward to some turkey next week!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This week's giveaway. I know this isn't a great picture. Pumpkin had to take a picture for me with the webcam---it seems our camera is on the fritz. This is three blocks from a block of the month. Does anyone like to do Redwork? This will get you started. You know the routine.
"Sew It All Up" won this week's giveaway for the black and batik blocks. Sorry I never got the picture posted for that (I am such a slacker!). "Sew It All Up" just needs to email me with an address and I will mail your package right out.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Old Red Barn Company. Yeah Dana! You now are the proud owner of 100 batting squares. Aren't you dying to make a rag quilt?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This is the first post I have had that didn't include photos. Just haven't had time, but I promise not to disappoint next week.
In case you hadn't noticed---you got a couple of days to post a comment to win the watercolor quilt books. I just didn't have time until now. So, let's get on with it and pick a winner for the week. The lucky winner this week is Crystal Hendrix. So, Crystal, if you are reading this, email me with your address and I will send out your books.
Since things have been so crazy this week and I haven't had time to do much, let's go with batting squares one more time. Post a comment for 100 five inch blocks of Warm and Natural batting. Thanks for being supportive.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
And don't forget those flip flops and stunts on the trampoline. We have to remember to cherish these moments as the seasons come and go. They turn into months and then years and before you know it, they are grown up and thinking about other things. But hopefully, they will always think about summertime with each other.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
The winners are
I have sent emails to everyone except Debbie (Dear Mom: Life without you).... So Debbie email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since tomorrow is my wife birthday I will giveaway something big
How about a Quilt Kit!!! and we will tell the winner on my birthday on Labor Day
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
What do you think of our new sign? We have it at the end of our street.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I know, I know what you are thinking--another dance video. But, I just can't help myself, she is just getting so darn good. This was at the Kid's fair in a neighboring county. It's hard to see on this video. Pumpkin is the second from the right.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Russ took a moment out to do one of our own quilts--a rare occurence. A nice scrappy looking quilt with some of his favorite Tula Pink fabric.
I wonder who will end up with this quilt? Maybe we will get to keep this one.
And Pumpkin is being lavished with hugs and kisses by Harpo and Scout.
Tink was so happy to see them all doing so well in their new homes. We are so glad we were able to give these special dogs to our special friends.
Pumpkin went to the UFO class last week to finish her Maypole quilt. She is planning to enter it in the local quilt show in the fall. All we lack now is the quilting and the binding. The smile on her face is a look of relief that she has finally finished this project. Didn't she do an awesome job?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Check out this beauty. This quilt was on the frame today. We have made a regular practice of making quilts and giving them to Pumpkin and Tink's friends. This quilt is going to Pumpkin's friend, Vandana. Russ and I made a pact that we would no longer wait so long before completing our projects. It's kinda like having children, if you wait until you can afford it or have time, you will never have any. Thus, if we wait until we are caught up to quilt some of our own projects, then we will never quilt anything for ourselves. Busy, busy is a good problem to have and we are eternally grateful to all the people who send us their lovely quilts.
Okay, I promised you a "boo-hoo", so here goes. The above photo is the magazine,Quilter's Home. Russ did a quilt that was featured in this issue. Unfortunately, we did not get a mention as we were promised. Boo to them because they did not mention any of the long arm quilters in the magazine. I was reluctant to mention it, but we were very disappointed when the magazine came out and we were not given credit. Oh well, not the end of the world.
On to what is really important in life. These are the moments that are cherished. This is our new niece, Danielle Paige, aka, "Dannie". She is very beautiful and we are so proud of her and look forward to many fun times with her and her sister Gwyneth, who by the way, was insistent on naming her Sweet Butterfly. Maybe she was on to something, she is very sweet and is as pretty as a butterfly. Out of the mouths of babes!
This is our friend, Susan and her beautiful Candy Bar Road quilt. This is the pattern that our other long distance friend, Susan Guzman wrote the pattern for. A very popular pattern that is very easy to make. You can visit Susan's website to find out how to purchase the pattern. It's definitely a keeper.
Same quilt, just a different color. Getting an early start on some Christmas gifts.
Connie proudly displaying her hard work.
These ladies are part of the Eleanor Burn's Victory Quilts club. They come together once a month and make one of the blocks from the book. Russ teaches this class.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We asked our new friend Sarah Pead to do some graphic design work for us to snazz up our website and look what a fabulous job she did! Some people are so talented. We are so happy to have her among our list of new friends. Thanks Sarah!
Look at this beauty! This came to us from Chase Wu. An original that features her daughter's foot prints and hand prints. How absolutely original and scumptious! It was a delight to quilt this one!
Finally, something edible! I think we will make some refrigerator pickles. They taste so much better when you know that you grew them yourself.