Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pictures are worth 1000 words

This quilt is my January quilt , I made it with sparkly firework fabric. Thje fabric below was to be for the backing but its too red so I dyed some more that is going to be ready tomorrow.

While I am waiting for the fabric to get washed ( 4 times to get the excess dye out) I am working on this ( no longer ) mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. 11 down and 9 to go then on to the star blocks.


I am laughing this morning at Judy's blog title " Yikes ". Judy stepped into a mess by posting about cutting up an old quilt. Judy, I guess you didn't know that the only other thing you can get that many responses from would be a discussion about copyright law on the back of your favorite pattern. Just to get it started my particular favorite is when a pattern states that not only may I not make copies and pass them out to my friends I also may not sell anything made from said pattern. Oh , don't get me started. But cutting up an old quilt can rile the lurkers for sure. Even if it has burn holes and chunks missing. Have fun with it !

As to me I am going to post my pictures on day 2 of Jan 31st as I have none to share. I am dyeing baking for a new quilt and am sewing blocks for my Bonnie Hunter no longer a mystery quilt. ( the issue with the reveal came out already. So once I get down to my room I will post pictures.
Its raining again and so the horses will not get new shoes. We have ridden twice this week but yesterday was cold and overcast. It's amazing what a difference there is between 45 with and without sun.
I am off to feed horses and maybe take a picture or 3 in my room.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Here is the 09 tree. Smaller and easier to decorate. DD put out the decorations this year.
This is my favorite ornament.

Here are Lulu and Ben viewing the tree.

This is the table quilt

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spiral Bee Bags

I made bags for all my Too Bee , here is a close up of the spiral message. the words were done on this web page. Here are some of us who braved the weather to get together on this cold and rainy Sunday.
We bee very cute !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cotton Patch Holiday Meeting

This year as Social Chair I chose to mix things up a bit . I had the members draw numbers for table and decorating jobs at each table. After all was said and done the evening was a success. Each table was filled with lovely decorations and party favors .

The talented artist and Lyndon House employee Nancy had the task of judging the best table. She chose the table above as best because of all their handmade items. Below are the origami bags , filled with prizes, that each member of the winning table recieved. Everyone who attended recieved a fabric pen .
Now on to those 10 bags I am making for my quilt bee.
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

quilting ala knitting

Here is a knitted quilt made for Cindy's baby shower. Kathy Jo's 4th grandbaby is due in January . I knew I had it right when a friend saw the banket and commented that I was now knitting my quilts. Cindy is a quilter so mitered squares are perfect for her. This is Kathy Jo with number 3 grand "Olivia " , who at 2 months is a good sleeper and very snuggly.