Sunday, May 27, 2012

Okay Girls I Get The Message!!

No I haven't dropped off the face of the earth.  My bee girls have been wondering where I am at since I have not blogged in quite a while.  Just having some rough weeks.  Trying to pull myself up out of some dark days.  Slowly but surely I'm arising from the blues.

But I do have lots to catch you up on.  Our guild makes quilts for Habitat For Humanity.  Each time we have a home dedication each family member receives a quilt from our guild.  I made some labels for the backs of the quilts for the committee to use.  Below are some of the labels I turned in to Susan.

I've been cleaning some today in my quilting studio.  Mom had surgery this past Wednesday on her left eye, removed a cataract.  She did great and now doesn't have to wear glasses on that eye!  What a miracle.  Mom has always had bad vision and worn very strong prescription glasses.  We will be getting the right eye done in about five weeks.  What a wonderful thing when she will be able to see without glasses.  She may have to use readers, but she won't be wearing two sets of glassess around her neck.

Last week at our guild meeting we had Mary Kay Mouton http://www.marykaymouton.com/ She wrote the book Flip Flop Paper Piecing
a great reference on miniature quilts.  Below is the quilt that she won best of show at the Ashville Quilt Show.  It is a miniature.  Each of the blocks in the border are 1-1/2 inches!  The second picture is of the entire quilt.  WOW!  It was gorgeous in person.


The next quilt is of "big O" blocks which are 2-inch finished and beautiful applique.

 On Saturday May 12th she did a class for us on piecing miniatures and she also taught us her applique technique.  Wonderful class.  I truly enjoyed the time spent in the class.  Now to piecing a miniature.

Roger has been painting his truck.  Below he has painted the bed of the truck and is now "wet sanding" it.  Sure seems like a lot of work to me, but he totally enjoys working on it.  Feel sorry for the person who puts the first scratch on it..hehe....sure hope it isn't me!  He painted it three colors, silver at the top with a red stripe then the black at the bottom.  It will be gorgeous when it is all done.

Better get back to cleaning and get my backing loaded into the longarm for my kaleidoscope quilt......yes it is going into the longarm today!

Happy quilting......and thanks for all the notes and e-mails checking on me......I am mending and back to getting myself together.

Shelia

2 comments:

julieQ said...

What a gorgeous mini quilt! Oh, I feel sorry for the first person who scratches it too, I live with a car guy too!

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