Sunday, June 28, 2009

quick peak & update

Hello there,

Just wanted to give you a little tease of the quilt I made a few weeks ago. I am getting ready to quilt it......hopefully this week. I will post the entire picture when it is complete.

I just got back from a fabulous weekend with some of the best gals around. It was a scrapbook weekend with Hilltop Memories. Linda does a wonderful job organizing the event and spoils us rotten all weekend long. You won't find a better bunch. We have gals that travel from all over Florida, Alabama and North good to see everyone. The fellowship, laughter, sharing of ideas and supplies makes us totally unaware of the time (which seems to pass VERY fast)...before you know it, it's time for all of our hugs goodbye...until we meet again my friends :-)

Hope you all had a good weekend and got to spend some quality time with family and/or friends....I sure did :-)


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quilts are comforting

I cannot believe that Wes has been retired for 3 weeks now. Time is just flying by. We are managing to get a few things done around the house and he is continuing to work in his garage...which is a HUGE job.

I suppose that I have been taking a little break from sewing the last few weeks and only grabbing a little time here and there. I just finished (this morning) the bright colored quilt. If you click on the picture you will see that these are "beachy" fabrics...even have an old Woody in several of the blocks. The fabric came about in kind of a funny story. My you Kathy....brought over a bag of scraps from a quilt she made and said maybe that I could use them for some of the little wallets that I make. But I decided to make a quilt. What's the old saying, "when life gives you scraps - make quilts", "well when friends give you scraps - you can make quilts too"

The pastel quilts are a sweet Debbie Mum fabric. The pinwheel quilt took forever to piece, but I really like the results. The other one...not sure what the pattern is called is from the scraps as well. Next on the sewing agenda is to make a matching tote bag (diaper bag) from the Debbie Mum fabric.

Hope that you all have a great weekend....and I will try to post more often.

Some exciting things coming up for our family...but more on that later.

Ta-ta for now....hugs,

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Long see

I just looked at the date of my last post and realized it has been over 2, did you miss me???

Has been a crazy two weeks.

*My husband retired, but you all know that. We are both trying to get into a schedule or do I want to call it a routine.

*My niece graduated from St. Pete High with honors....congrats Dana.

*My Mom and Aunt Diane came down for the graduation and party...was a great time. You did good Cindy :-)

*I taught a class to 4 wonderful ladies at Pink Florida Threads on Thursday and went back to hang with 5 more wonderful ladies on Saturday.

*School is out and we will have the boys (grandsons) everyday now while their mommy is working summer school....soooo, let's just say that it has been busy and will continue that way right on through the summer.

Here's looking at you kid.....catch ya later,