Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Babies, Blocks, and Boo Hoos

Ginger is certainly basking in her "child free" livin' again. Back to her old self, she has spring in her step and has taken her rightful place at the dinner table once again. I don't know if you can see it in the photo or not, but she is sporting a bib in keeping with proper table manners.

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.

Look how proud she is!

Sue is just so proud that her points matched!

So there you have it. Everything I promised--babies, blocks, and a boo hoo! These are the things that make life all worth it!



  1. I am sorry to hear that you guys didn't get credit for the work you have done.

    A friend of mine has asked me about your service here. I told her, she would be very happy with it if she ever sends the quilt to you.

    Have a great weekend~


  2. You guys are awesome! Saw your blog about the weekly giveaway and wanted a chance to win those fabulous fat quarters. See you soon!

  3. Great blog! Put me in for a chance at this weeks giveaway.