Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
You are going to have to click on the pictures to see this quilt up close. The quilt is so nice and bright. I machine embroidered all of the teapots and chose the colors for the teapots by the color of the fabric. This is only the top. I am working on a pieced back, need to make a label and then have it quilted.
Outside of quilting things have not changed much. The weather is nice. We are having warmer nights then we had in October. It is 8:30 p.m. and it is 69 degrees. The days have been in the 70's. I expect all of that to change soon. After all, it is winter even in the south.
I am starting to Christmas shop. It is hard to believe that it is that time of year. In three weeks, I will be putting up decorations. Thankfully Victor is a big help. I could never do all of that without him.
We are going to old friends for Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving in the south. They have their traditional things just as we do in the north. I am looking forward to carrot souffle. It is so good.
Hope all is well ..........
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We don't have many signs of fall, but some of our trees, their leaves are changing colors and dropping. Most of the time the leaves just change to an ugly brown and drop, but we actually have some color. We have been having very cool nights some down into the mid-forties. It is lovely at the moment 75 degrees. We had a cool front go through. On Thursday, last, we had almost 4 inches of rain in the morning. .................Click on the pictures, you will be able to see the color .................
My pictures should look better. I have a new camera. My old one bit the dust. It had been in the repair shop once when Jim caught it in the car door and sort of messed it up. It has never been the same since we got it back from the fix-it shop but we used it for a year plus. I bought a Canon Power Shot. It is smaller than I thought it would be but it is a much better camera than my old one and cheaper too. Technology is wonderful.
For those following genealogy with me or who may have known my cousin Bonnie Lou Krumm Wyatt-Meis, she passed away yesterday at the age of 78 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I will post her genealogy as I know it, possibly tomorrow. Our sympathies go out to her family and friends. I had visited Bonnie in CR a few years ago on one of my visits to CR. She was a sweet and lovely lady and I enjoyed talking with her.
On the quilting front............I am still trying to finish up quilts that I have to finish by a cerain date. I am making progress, slow, but I hope that this week I might have them done as far as I can go until they are quilted. I created a new quilt and I am anxious to start it. I must have it done by February. I am nuts to put myself under the gun again. I think tonight I might cut some of the fabric for the quilt, but I am not going to sew a stitch until I have these other two ready to be quilted.
Hope all is well on your end..........
Friday, October 16, 2009
This is a quilt I made while I was living in California. I had it quilted in Westlake, LA. I decided to put it on my guest bed. I change the quilt in my guest room every few months. Yesterday and today, I made the pillowcases to match. I had to do some hunting to find any fabric that had been used in the quilt. I piece all the backs on my quilts, so thus, I don't usually have very much fabric left over.
The stuffed rabbit on the bed is made with antique chenille. The local quilt guild invited a lady to do a program and her "thing" was antique chenille. She had some lovely things and very interesting things to say about chenille. Since I am talking about this subject, I will show you the doll I made many moons ago. Her dress is also antique chenille from the same source.
I really need to break down and buy a new camera. All of pictures that I have taken of late are dark in the upper corners. Click on pictures to see them in a larger view.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009