Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve

This is my Christmas stocking from my childhood, I found it in the decorated cheese hoop box , which was made by my mother in law.  Life is very different this Christmas , we lost both of my in laws this year and my mom moved away to my sister's house. My mom made stockings for each of her 4 children , I don't know if any of the others have survived the decades , but mine is in amazingly good shape for something 50 years old. My mother in law made dozens of these cheese hoop boxes .  I had to force her to take $20(each)  for some that she made for me to give as gifts. I have 2  , one that is out all the time and this one that only comes out in December.
Merry Christmas Eve from the farm!
 The cows are  getting their 1st hay rolls of the season so they are celebrating . That means they are out there mooing their heads off at the man on the tractor.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Long time no post

In case you haven't noticed I am not a very dedicated blogger. In this age of "it's so 47 seconds ago " I am still on dial up. Not by choice , nothing else works here.
These quilts are some I have been working on this past month for other quilters.
Enjoy !

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Farm Products

We have fall babies this year for the first time ever. In the past few years we have just rented a bull from neighbors but last Thanksgiving we got a full time bull. I didn't take a picture of him but as you can see he got right down to business and Sept. 3rd babies started coming like clockwork. We have 23 on the ground as of today, and hopefully at least one more . Hopefully blogger and my dial up Internet  will let me post some of the quilts I have been working on in between trips to check cows.
Happy Fall ! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Finished Objects !

Finishing the quilting on any project is  bittersweet. Yes , it's done with a sigh of relief but there is tiny little flicker of regret as you take that last stitch. These great quilts belong to Laurie. This 1st is one of the 1st quilts she made ( brave girl) so it has a special place in her heart . I had a lot of fun quilting this one and a few heart stopping moments ( quilts with white fabric scare me )

This is a free motion flower. I marked the center and made my "flames " into each of the 4 corners then one in between each of those.
 In the black and white sashings it was fun to doodle leaves and loops and little flowers.
 My spiral is limited by the size of my machine so in each corner of the spiral there is a leaf to fill in the space.
The border has 2 designs , the black and white echos the sashing quilting and the outer border are my feathers following the Sally Terry method.

 This quilt is much brighter , as you can see from the detail picture below. It is a bow tie quilt , don't the bow ties just dance across the quilt ?
I am working on a class sample of a 3-d type block that can be set as a bow tie quilt . Inspiration struck as I was making the sample blocks and looking at this quilt on the design wall. 
Use your imagination ! Can you see future blocks made with identical fabric in 2 corners to make 3-D Bowties ?
Happy July , y'all !

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

life on the farm is as easy as 324

hey , sometimes you just have to do something for yourself so here is mine for today. My quilt art calendar has taken a beating , and unlike a timex watch, it was not going to keep on ticking. The significance of the 324 is the address where I grew up in Bluefield WVA. As to life on the farm ? it is not laid back, thanks so much John Denver, but it is more pleasant know that that cow is gone.  I made my horses some cream for their cuts and booboos. Lanolin , bees wax, vitamin e oil, bees wax and glycerin. Heat it up in a small crockpot and pour it out and whip it as it cools. Happy Horse Cream.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Last day of school

the last day of school was apon me and all I really intended to make my dd and her friends was fabric pens. But no. I covered the back of a cute little notebook with fabric and covered the ink thingy with the same fabric. I dyed all that fabric at some point in my life. Good I got a picture , or I would forget I did them.
Happy Summer !

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lauren Pineo Donation Quilt


Made by Crooked Pine Quilts

Lauren is a classmate of my daughter's who has been battling a mysterious illness for 2 years. Lauren has kept up her A average and an amazing array of activities despite dizzy spells that have increasingly brought about fainting . No broken bones but no firm diagnoses either. Tickets are not available until after April 15th.

ok Carry on.........

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Joseph's Bug Quilt

I made this quilt last week and gave it to my friend's son who has been sick since December. It is hard to see the details in the whole quilt picture , so I included a close up. What could be better than a bug quilt when you have a bug ? When my friend called to say that her son was under the quilt with a happy face it made my day.

Friday, February 18, 2011

more sale items

Here are a few more things I have for sale at the quilt show. Christmas Wreath wallhanging

Trinagles Table runner

Handmade soap

mini pincushions

Log Cabin pins

These are knitted and felted then machine quilted and hand beaded.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For sale

Every ther year my Athens quilt guild has a quilt show the first weekend in March. Along with all the amazing quilts we have a boutique of hand made items that we sell. These are some of my sale items. These are folded handdyed fabric ornamnets.
Pin cushions made from wool yarn.

Log Cabin table runner

Coasters and postcards

Small wallhanging.
More later.............

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day !

Happy Valentines Day to all! These are the cookie that my daughter and I made for her to give as gifts.

Friday, January 28, 2011

can January be over now ?

JAnuary is one of those months that seems to last forever. Having a whole week of icey snow didn't help. These are 3 quilts I quilted for people in December. There were 2 more but I didn't take any pictures . I am sewing some charity quilts now. I want to sew a Christmas tree skirt like the one I quilted above. My friend JC gave me lots of fabric to make one bigger than the one pictured here. How great was that ? She even delivered the fabric.
All I can say is where is February ?