Tuesday, January 19, 2010

                                                         Everyone needs a Quilting Friend in their life like my friend Nancy!
Okay....so we decide we are going to make eye covers for ourselves so we can sleep at night. We take these pictures...Nancy is freaking out that she doesn't have any lipstick on.. "Okay...girlfriend let's get some lipstick!"Okay...we've got the lipstick. Now I insist we need a scarf or something for our double chins!! But that didn't work out.So...its time to try them on.Beautiful!And finally....we figure out how to take a picture of both of us. We still need the scarves!!! Ain't getting old fun??

Now I must tell you about my dearest, best friend. I'm not sure where I would be without her. We met at a women's bible study in the po'dunk little town of Sandy Valley Nevada. We fellowhsipped together on Sunday mornings for years and the biggest thing Nancy has taught me is how to learn to pray audibly anywhere, anytime, anyhow. I will never forget when we were driving down the zigzag one afternoon and I was in tears over one of the kids.  She grabs my hand while she is driving and says..."Let's pray." And she did. I think it was the most lovely prayer I've ever heard in my life. She is a Prayer Warrior and I wish all of you could have a friend in your life like her. She came in to my life at a very sad time for me spiritually and I know she was the angel God sent that I needed so badly! I love you Nanc!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

This was such a fun quilt to make. We did it as a Block of The Month and ended up taking 70 sign-ups on it. Thanks to all of you  great gals for making it  along with me. I hope all of you  got yours done!! Would love for you to post comments or pictures of yours....especially the ladies who did it in the dark colors. If any of you quilters have never made a 'House' quilt, you must! They are so fun. Most of this quilt was pieced. I am working on a new design....it will be a "Christmas House Quilt" I hope to have it done by the end of the year. I will keep you up dated with the progress. In the mean time if you need a kit like this one or a pattern just email the shoppe or give us a call!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

                             My darling daughter Brooke and her hubby Brian.

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Panguitch. I've been in the studio working on my new applique project. I can't wait to get it finished to see what all of you awesome quilters out there think about it. I will be posting pictures of the work in progress this week!
This weekend was spent with my darling daughter-in-law and her three little ones. We were determined to get two little jackets made for the girls. But in between running around after them, snacks, tears, and the little one crying we weren't able to get them finished. However we did get them cut out, as well as the backing and batting. We finished assembling the front pieces and the back pieces. Mel courageously took them home to finish them. I felt bad that we didn't get more done on them, but as she was at the door leaving she told me the place she gets hung up is in the cutting out. So hopefully soon, I will be able to post pictures of the girls modeling their new fashion wares.For the time being, here are some pictures of us working in the studio, as well as the two little girls sewing and pinning their own creations.

In all fairness....they did watch cartoons in grandma's bed really well, while mom and grandma sewed!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Its a great evening for quilting! I am determined to burn the midnight oil tonight and get rid of these winter blues that have been consuming me of late. There's nothing like diving in and just putting in some good ole hard work to pick up one's spirits. We leave for our Yuma Quilt Show in less than 2 weeks and I so want to have a new pattern for the ladies down there. So to the Quilting Studio I go!

The Irish Chain Quilt top I lost for 3 years but found after one of our moves. I am going to add to it and make it a king-size for our Master Bedroom. One of the all-time favorite quilts I have made.

Just some snapshots of my stash.

Some half square triangles I made up for the first project in my upcoming book proposal.