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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nov 23, 2013

WOW what a difference a day makes in Texas weather!

When we went to bed on Thurs it was 76 with the A/C on it was So humid! Then when we got up Friday we had to turn the heater on as it was 37! BBRRR!!! Hasn't gotten much warmer than that since:( May have wintery mix tomorrow night into Monday. Yuck! This is not normal for Texas! We don't get this stuff until late January... Not sure what's going on!

I did get some quilting done along with some socializing this week:) Have to keep sane somehow since I haven't eaten any chocolate in almost 6 weeks. I can also post a few pics that I hinted about last week since the people have received them:)

Ok here goes.....
Happy Birthday again Delyte:) I stitched out a Sammy on a sweatshirt for her:)

This is a hand emb wall hanging that is finished except for the quilting:)

Yup she is mine!

Fun pillow cases Lori Beth made for her kids for Christmas! I got to emb their names:) Love the lime green one!!! May have to make me one:)

Lori Beth made this beautiful quilt for Benjamin's big bed.

Love the colors and did Deb's Swirls Panto on it in a blue thread.

She used the scraps on the back. SO love when people do that! 

His new bed will be there next week and the quilt will be ready too:) Love when things work out!
Leigh brought me a Chevron to quilt. I love Chevrons! This is a Moda Bakeshop pattern

She let me play:)

 
I did feathers in the colored section.

 
Here is her backing. Great fabrics!


Karen has a grandson that is a big Bruins fan.... Ice Hockey if you didn't know:)
She machine emb the B's.

This B was a huge iron on. Sure made the quilt! I got to quilt and bind this one:)

Ruby made another beautiful X stitch lap quilt!

Just beautiful!

 
I used my curve ruler and went around all the rings and then just followed the stamped designs in the centers.

The back really shows all the work:)

Found these in my ufo box and finished them:) May just put these on a little tree for Christmas as we aren't going all out this year with the babies never having been around a tree before:)

My Toes in the Sand BOM's.

This is what my backyard looks like after the cold front blew in and knocked a lot of leaves off! Beautiful!
 
We did have a new Vet appt this week. Mine closed after me going there 32 years:( I think I had a harder time then the babies did. Gemma was nice and quiet the whole trip but oh my Jax howled like I have never heard! Poor dude was totally traumatized! He is ok now:)

                          Here they are waiting patiently for Dr Hughes.
 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We are staying in and having a nice quiet day... oh there is football of course:) ha he!
 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nov 17, 2013

Well Summer or is it Spring is back here in Texas:( Had to turn the air back on so my heater pilot light is lit and the air is running. Only here in Texas! Suppose to get in the upper 80's today but they are predicting a cold front is coming:)
The folks are all settled in and back to their routine. SIL flies back home on the 14th and then they will be on their own.
Was a great week... I was home all but one day so got lots of quilting done:) yea!

Here are pics of my work:)

This is Karen's Christmas wall hanging for her bonus family.

She let me play yet again:) I always have fun!

Here is the backing... I also trimmed, bound, and added a hanging sleeve for her.

Cam needed a quick baby blanket:)

I added the embroider and loop meandered all over it.
Hot pink loops:)
 

 

Dot has working on this quilt off and on for 4 years:) What an awesome job she did on all the hand embroidery!

The quilting isn't half bad either:) ha ha!

I got to play......

 
 Here is the backing she used scraps and had a stray block on it also.

Pillow shams

Pat made this adorable baby quilt for a family member.

Pat loves giraffes and almost always has a giraffe of some sort on the quilts. Here it is the cutest backing!
 
I quilted another quilt and emb some pillowcases but they won't be pu until next weekend so will show pics then:) I also just finished emb a jacket for a bday gift.
 
Enjoy your week and get those Christmas gifts done!!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nov 9, 2013

Whoo Hoo!!!!! I am in law free!!!!! What a great week and weekend!!!!!
Yes I have been doing the Happy dance:) Almost had them back as FIL had to go into the VA hospital for a problem that he had when he left but wouldn't go see a Dr here about. I guess we don't have any Dr's here:) SIl suggested she bring them back.... NO!!!!!! He felt better and off they went:) Hallelujah!
So I got to get back into my routine:)
Here is what I have been working on all week....
This is Dolly's undulating Irish Chain.

Had fun "playing" :)

Here is the back... lots of stops and starts.

This is Leigh's Christmas Panel quilt.

She wanted deb's swirls panto in gold thread.

Just stunning! This is the backing.

This is Ruby's cross stitched baby blanket.

Followed the suggested quilting and added a bit more:)

Here is the back:)

This is what I have been working on for a few weeks. It is now ready to be quilted. The owls were knitted by my friend Karin for my Bday in June. They needed a nice colorful home:) They are just pinned in the head... ouch... right now:)

Finally got some Bree time!!!!
 
Sad news... our local quilt shop is closing:( The owner is retiring... again:) ha ha! Bought a few things but really don't need anything at this time... I know I will kick myself later. She only has a 10% markdown right now but I had a GC so wanted to use it up:)
 
Have ana awesome week!!!! May have to turn heater up next week.... freezing temps are a coming!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nov 3, 2013

WOO HOO the folks are on the road heading to Florida:) I am doing a Happy Dance!!!! They are saying they are coming back in March. I think I will ok by then:) ha ha!!

Fall has decided to stay few days:) The leaves are all falling off and the grass is a lush green because all of the rain:) And now the temps have been really nice and cool:) No A/C and no heat yet:) Toughing it out on these chili mornings:)

Got some quilting and sewing done this week:) yea!!!

First up is Donna's Tractor panel:) She let me play so there was a lot of outlining.

Love the border and backing fabric for this one... just perfect!


This is for Kim's granddaughter:)

Did little loops and hearts. Just precious!

The backing looks pretty good too:)
 


These are my 2 Toes in the Sand BOM's. Jaybirds has  a new BOM coning out in Jan and I have already signed up:)
These are kitty pincushions. I bought the kits at my local Nedlewerks Store. Bought one for a gift and then went back a few days later and wanted one for me:)

This is the back of Kathy's quilt. She wanted Christmas Cookies Panto. I used a solid red on the back and green and red variegated on the front.

The front is made of half square triangles. I gave  a bunch of Christmas fabric to their group and they added to it and cut it all into 5" squares:)
 

A nice closeup of the quilt and quilting:)
 
 
Well am taking the weekend off... pooped out from playing with granddaughter yesterday and getting the folks ready to go. Will be back at the quilter tomorrow!
Hope all that made it to Houston had a great time!!! I am SO hoping for next year!
Enjoy the week!