Well, today has started out hot. It is quite muggy. Jack has decided he likes to be outside more and more on his leash. I decided today I would set up his pool and fill it. Last year he had to be coaxed into it and then he would be in it for a little while. Today he just jumped right in as I was filling it. I actually had to keep getting him out of it, so I could get it placed where I wanted it.
He was so cute playing with his soccer ball, that I decided to video him. HERE IT IS!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Well it has been a busy week! Hubby was on vacation, but I still managed to get 6 quilts quilted.
Friday we decided to head up to Spokane, and go to Cat Tails. You can see more about it at http://www.cattales.org/ We had so much fun. Seeing all the large cats and learning their history. They have a lion there that has been in the movies and is now retired there. The people are so friendly. There is a school there and it is a year long. If anyone is interested. I told them I was too old and they said no we have 40 something mother of 2 here. I said well I am a 40 something grandmother. Tempting........no time. They have 4 baby tigers there that are 7 months old. So cute. Here are some pictures.
On Sat we ran around from town to town delivering the quilts I had finished.
On Sunday....our historical society, had their annual Ice Cream Social. It is held at the first house in our Town. It is a lot of fun. Their is a band and singers, old cars, demonstrations, ice cream & homemade pies, etc. Some are dressed in periodic cloths and their is a fashion show. This year our quilt guild decided to participate. We had some red white and blue quilts, some where hand piecing, one was hand quilting, and I brought my treadle down. I was piecing and QOV. We passed out information about the QOV organization. http://www.qovf.org/ It was a lot of fun. Here are a couple of pictures of us.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Well I have been busy quilting and getting ready for my nieces wedding. It was a beautiful wedding. It decided to rain during the ceremony. The place it was at had umbrellas. At least it was not a downpour. We had fun with family and and met knew people. I actually got to dance and have fun. My back did not give me one once of trouble. Yahoo!!!!!
Here are pictures of her wedding hanky and card I made her. The edging on the hanky is tatted. Also, I made her a bag for the wedding dance. It is made with satin on the outside and cotton for the lining. I used my embroidery machine to embroider the design and added their initials. I sewed on 164 silver beads. Added 20 crystals. Sewed cording up the 4 seams. I did not have the right size cording for the straps, so took the small cording I used on the seams, with a length silver thread and made a twisted cord, doubling it. It worked perfect.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Well as usual, I have been busy quilting. My back has been doing great, so I have been able to get a lot finished. The quilt I finished this week was quite the challenge. The blocks where machine embroidered blocks & heirloom sewing technique blocks. It is a wedding quilt. I did not make the quilt, a customer did. I had fun trying to figure out how to quilt each block. Here is a teaser picture. You will have to go to my webshots and see the rest. http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/562883335bdGzuF?start=24
Since my back was bad there for awhile, I was reading some books a friend gave me to read. They are murder mysteries with knitting thrown in. Author is Maggie Sefton. Titles "Knit One Kill Two", "A Deadly Yarn" & "Needled to Death". There are patterns and recipes in the book, also. Gave me the knitting bug, and I have been working on a scarf while watching TV. http://www.maggiesefton.com/knitting.html
I have managed to do a little tatting. I am still working on my nieces wedding hanky. I have tatted up some more of the crosses from Patty's book. These will be for giving away.
Also, am working on Jane Eborall's newest Tat it and See. http://tatitandsee.blogspot.com/ She is on Day 9, I am still working on Day 8. Don't know what it is yet?
I get bored easily so work on many projects at a time.