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Sunday, June 28, 2015

June 28, 2015

The last weekend in June has arrived... July is just days away.... the summer is slipping away rather quickly!

We here in Central Texas have yet to see a 100 degree day but it sure has felt like it a few times:( The humidity has been very high... ugh! we had rain once again this morning and ran into it in our outing yesterday. Not complaining about the rain... esp since we have been so drought stricken the past few years. Of course there are areas that are flooded:(

Have been busy quilting and celebrated my birthday on Tuesday. Had a great day and continued it all week:) We all deserve that!

Here is what I have been working on all week....

                     Sorry to have to load this one sideways but couldn't figure out how to turn it.
This is Shelley's son in laws Harley t-shirt quilt that I made. All I got was a bunch of hap hazard cut shirts. Hubby helped... he picked the flame fabric and gave his approval along the way:) And he is holding the quilt for me:)

Here is a close up of a few shirts.

They wanted me to use all the shirts so I put some on the back! I think it turned out awesome! He will get it for his birthday:)

Megan made this sweet quilt.

I did large feathers on each side of the green.

The back looks pretty good too:)

Kathy J made this with her other Bee. They exchanged millions of small 9 patches... not millions but I bet thousands for sure:)

I loved looking at all the fabrics....

She just wanted a simple loop meander all over.

Delyte first ever quilt top:)  I quilted it will loop meander all over.

Can't wait to see her next one... get on that!

My wool kitties are all done.. I machine quilted on my Bernina:)
My Summer wallhanging done:) Hand embroidery and machine quilted on my Bernina:) She was happy!
Well enjoy your week!
Happy sewing!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015

Happy Father's day:) Hee hee I don't think I have any men readers:)

Hubby just left to spend the day with his mom and go visit his dad. I am putzing in the studio:) My favorite place!

I got quite a bit done this week but had to take a day off to get some retail therapy and of course visit with my Bee:)

We have had enough rain!!! Wed very early we got 3 1/2 in and then Thurs we got 2 1/4 in about 30 min. Yes both times the studio was washed a bit:( Hubby is picking up some of that as seen on tv spray stuff... hopefully that will fix it. Of course we have to wait until everything dries out again. We have a chance for scattered showers most of the week.

Ok onto pictures:
Forgot to post what all I bought on the trip:) A wide variety!

Marlene needed this baby quilt rather quickly so I got it done and shipped out to CA this week:)

She called to tell me how much she loved it:)

I just followed the panel and then loops in the border. Real sweet!

Dot made this Christmas one already:) Guess you can never be too early:)

I did whole feathers in a variegated Christmas thread in the colored squares area and half feathers in the border.

Really turned out nice!

Dot also loves 30's fabrics and made this one for no reason:) ha ha!!! Don't we all have quilts we've made for no reason except we loved them?

I played with this one.

Turned out really sweet! Told her to hang on to it for Great Grands:)

Carola made another football quilt for Germany. Her brother is starting a real football team there.

She left me lots of negative space to make swirls:)

Ships to Germany this week.

Megan made this adorable panel quilt months ago and finally got it together for me:)

Love the panels! Really modern!

I just followed the panels mostly:)


Ok made the second row for the hexie quilt I am making. I know looks strange but the long one's ends are suppose to be cut in half:( Am waiting until I get the row that will be between these two done before I decide dhow to make it. May just fill it in instead of having a straight edge? I know I am changing design in the middle :) ha ha!!! Not unusual for me!

Made this for Pat for her birthday on the 2nd but finally got it to her so I could post the picture:) She is a BIG... did I say HUGE... okay ENORMOUS fan of Giraffes:) Found the pattern on Etsy:) Isn't that an awesome place?

I am finishing an embroidery project hopefully this week... a new pattern by Kathy Schmitz:) Hope you can wait!

Have an awesome week!!! I have a Bday Tuesday and will be 27.... ok 27 twice:) ha! Feel older lots of days!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14, 2015

Did ya miss me last week? Had an awesome time on my trip to TN.
WARNING: Heavily loaded with pictures.....

My daughter Kayla and I left Monday morning at 7:30 and drove until about Nashville. It is nice to be able to drive 1 1/2 - 2 hours and then take a break:) We of coursed gabbed all the way:) We saw a lot of rivers close to the bottom of bridges and some were very fast moving in the Dallas area. Joan said we were taking the scenic route... well after hours of trees it became very boring:) Also tiring. Spent the night and then headed out early on Tuesday. Went through our destination of Knoxville because Kayla found a Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge. Well of course we had to go!!!! It is one of 2... the other is in Branson. Was VERY interesting! Was not allowed to take any pics inside but could outside. They had one area that had a real chunk of ice and water at 20 degrees so you could actually feel what they felt. All those poor people!
 Then we headed to Joan's house in Knoxville. Daughter left the next morning to Ohio to her home with my... sniff... car:) She is now the proud owner of my Madeline.

I stayed with Joan until the 9th. We went to a few quilt shops, a winery, the Smokey mountains, Gatlinburg, and  Chattanooga. Lots of pictures to follow:)

This is the Titanic Museum

My beautiful daughter Kayla!

Watch out it is going to run me over:)

Appalachian Museum

This little gal was hand carved. Looks like you can plug her in and she sews?

Joan is a teacher so this is appropriate! She has a fracture in her foot so she was moving a little slower but could still climb over the security chain for this picture:)

I am in front of the Loom room... yes I hit my head a few times on the doorway:( ouch!

There were lots of beautiful peacocks all over and this one rustled his feathers and tried to attack me...yes I was scared!

A ski lift without snow? Yup! Took us to a lookout so we could see the Smokey Mountains.
We are in Gatlinburg.

Going up......

Beautiful view!

Of course we had to get the cheezy tourist picture:)

Going down.....

A view on the way down.

We then drove about 2 hours through the Smokeys and saw lots of this. There were also rocks, water and wildlife:)

The World's Fair Sphere in Knoxville.

But best of all except of course spending time with Joan was visiting Spools in Chattanooga.

Her is Maddie and me:) She is a co owner and the president of the Bad Ass Quilter's Society.

The selfie she took and posted on FB. I keep going sqeeeeeeeee in my mind:) ha ha!!!

Joan and I sat on the porch every morning drinking our coffee.
The flight home went okay except for the 4 gate changes in Dallas. The lakes were still pretty full when we flew over them.
Suppose to get rain this week:) Am hoping for some as the ground has big cracks in it again:(
Did get some quilting done this week but will post next week... I think this post is long enough:)