Sunday, June 28, 2009

Camera Problems

My camera is giving me problems so I am not able to post pictures of the projects that I completed this week while on vacation. It has been a very productive week.
I'll post pictures when I get the problem fixed.
But in the mean time, Helen at Hugs and Kisses is having a wonderful giveaway. Check it out at her blog.
Good luck to everyone,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quilting Heaven

Today is the 3rd day of my Stay-Cation and I am in Quilting heaven. Today is my 20th Wedding Anniversary. God truly blessed me with a wonderful man who appreciates my quilting passion. This is a wonderful vacation and I am so glad that we decided to spend our time with the projects we love to do. I'm quilting and my husband is building his dream garage. Adding 1800 sq ft to our existing garage so he can work on his antique cars. Old cars and quilts truly make a good pair!
I've quilted 3 projects and have the 4th in the longarm now.
Above is one of the projects that I've finished quilting. It's a scappy bargello using Bonnie Hunter's pattern. It finished in one day and was easy to quilt. I've attached the binding and now just to whip it down.

I also completed 2 quilts for my mom, first a scrappy butterfly quilt she made a couple of years ago and a 4-patch swirl from the class that she and my granddaughter and her took together from Lynn Busbee. We had a great time and hers turned out beautiful. I'll try to post a picture of it later.

This is the project that is currently in my machine. It is my gift from my secret sister at quild last year. She made me a fall mantle cover. I love it and hope to have it finished early this morning.

Mom, Susan and I went to Longcreek Mills and Mary Jo's yesterday....we had a blast. Spent lots of money at both places. It is so much fun to travel with friends and fellow quilters.

Better get back to work so I can get something else finished and loaded into the machine.

Happy Quilting,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1 Day Until My Stay-cation

I can't wait until my vacation starts. Some friends will be dropping by during the week to quilt and have fun.

I will have 9 straight days to quilt, quilt, quilt! Who could ask for more?

My husband is working on the addition to his garage during the week also. We decided instead of spending alot of money going somewhere for our 20th anniversary that we would stay home and do the things that we love.....of course quilting is top of the list for me.

I'll post pictures of my progress through my UFO's for the week. I hope to get many projects finished during those 9 days.

One of the days of my vacation some of my bee friends and I are going to J-Creek Fabrics in Waynesville, NC and on up to Mary Jo's fabrics in Gastonia, NC. An all-day shop-a-thon.

I have so many projects that I want to get quilted so I can enter them into our quilt show Oct 3-4, 2009. I'll post more about the show later. It is going to be great.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Race For The Cure

Today we formed our team for Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen foundation. I'll be walking the 5k race on September 26th. Please join me in helping support this cause. Below is the link to my pledge page. Will you help me support this foundation and sponsor my walk?
Thank you for helping us with research and providing mamograms to those in need.
Please help me by posting on your blog also so we can reach this goal. The lives of so many quilters have been affected by breast cancer. Thank you for your generosity and for passing this on to your blogs.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Landrum Quilt Show

Today Debbie Fenton and I went to the Landrum Quilt Show. We had a great time. The quilt put on a beautiful show which was held in an elementary school. They also had 16 vendors with beautiful fabrics, books, hand dyed yarns, beads, you name it they had it.

Isn't this just a hoot! The black birds looking over the quilts.

This one was beautiful called "I remember mama" You could tell alot of special love went into every stitch.

Sorry for the sideways photo, can't quite get it turned for some reason. It was a beautiful hand appliqued and hand quilted piece. Alot of love and devotion went into this beauty.

After the show Debbie and I ate lunch at a really cute restaurant. I hope that you have also had a quilty dad today.

I liked the little fellow above since it is so HOT the 90's here. So here's to a little cool breeze.

Many blessings,


Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank goodness it is FRIDAY!

Boy am I glad that today is Friday. It has been a whirlwind of a week and tomorrow I get to go to the Landrum Quilt show. My mom and 3 of my friends are all going in the morning to see this wonderful show. They have 16 vendors coming so YIPPIE!!

Congratulations to Bonnie Hunter and her new mystery quilt that just came out in Quiltmaker magazine. Look at the special offer available from Quiltmaker by reading their blog
Bonnie is a wonderful quilter and one of the favorite links of mine, check out her site.

Got to run now, but have a happy quilting day......only 7 more days until my quilting vacation starts.....9 days of quilting, quilting, quilting.....what could be better?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Where does time go?

I can't believe that it has been soooo long since I posted. Time has flown. Now I'm back and ready to keep blogging away. So many things have happened since my last post. I'll try to update as the days go by. But for now let's have some fun!!

My mom and I are signing up for the Halloween Swap I think it will be great fun. I'm doing bats and mom's doing ghosts.

Hope you can join us also. Are you ready for some spooky fun??

Happy Quilting