Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This should keep your eyes moving!

I made a bunch of these blocks from a pattern in "More Nickel Quilts". After they were made I wasn' sure I really liked them But I took the stacks......... Trimmed off these......

Sewed the blocks together and ended up with this block. I decided I liked it after all!

I put them up on my design wall.....

Arranged again leaving space for sashing......

Then sewed them together......No sashing.....

I love all the patterns when they are sewn together. I see squares....I see stars.....

Now I think I may add a small border of green, or maybe red, or maybe blue.......

Happy Sewing! Lynda

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another great weekend

One of my sons, Eric, and his family came from California for a couple of days. One reason was to visit us and the other to get Taylor's wisdom teeth extracted by the oral surgeon I work for. Nicky and Ellie also came. Ellie had a hard time warming up to her uncle....unless he had candy to share!

Nicky brought another Halloween project for us to work on. Taylor, smiling in back, didn't seem to be feeing any pain from the surgery. Katie, my granddaughter was a big help with the project. Everyone headed back home this morning. Our home is now deafeningly quiet and I miss all of them already.

Katie made the comment that our house was sure a lot messier than when they all came. But I assured her that I love the mess, the noise, the laughter, and the staying up until midnight talking.

Guess I'll start washing towels and bedding and maybe even get down to the sewing room for a few minutes....and look forward to their next visit.

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Witches and Boo Blocks

About a half an hour from my home is a wonderful shopping place called Gardner Village. There are lots of fun little quaint shops. During the whole month of October they put on a witch festival. My daughter, Nicky, and my niece Elizabeth decided to meet there with Ellie (Nicky's little girl) and Cameron and Conner (Elizabeth's 2 boys). Ellie and Conner aren't quite sure what to think of this witch.
Here I am with Ellie, Elizabeth and Conner. Cameron was off and running throwing rocks in the pond.
After we went to lunch we went to Elizaeth's home and made these cute "boo" blocks from wood and paper and glitter. That's Cameron peeking over the counter.
We thought Witchie Poo was quite funny reading the paper in the outhouse.
Nicky trying to keep Ellie still long enough for a picture.
We especially loved this witch pushing a giant green frog in a stroller too.
Elizabeth and witch.
Here the kids were looking out the window while we waited to be seated in the restaurant. Outside the window was a purple toed witch jumping from the roof into a pond. There were many many more witches playing baseball, dancing, riding a bike thru the sky, fishing with dynamite in the pond, and even spraying water when you walked across a bridge. There were pumpkins everywhere and ghosts and goblins too.

It was a fun day.

This week I've been in a cleaning mood! I've cleaned out file cabinets, closets, cupboards, and more in the sewing room. I washed and changed bedding ready for the next group of visiters this next week. I filled the backseat of my car and trunk and hauled it to Savers (a place like Salvation Army). Also filled my garbage can to overflowing and have several bags ready for next weeks garbage. Oh it feels good. Now I have a stack of quilting books I am getting rid of also. Wonder how long I can keep it clean?

Now maybe I can get back to some sewing time.

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Monday, October 3, 2011

This one's for Connie

A couple of years ago my friends, Janine and Connie and I purchased the fabrics for this Buggy Barn quilt called My Three Stars. We spent a couple of hours matching fabrics and cutting everything out so they were ready to sew. I made one for a neighbor boy graduating from High School and the other for one of my grandsons. Janine made hers also for a grandson. Connie.....made the large stars and then put it away. Her son graduated from high school and then left on a mission for our Church. I have offered to finish it for her several times. Last week she handed it all over to me. I worked this past weekend on it and now it is finished too. This time around ALL the stars look good. On my first one some of the stars were a bit skeewumpus. I love making Buggy Barn quilts.

Happy Quilting! Lynda