Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's to wonderful food.

Fit for a king.
And friends and family gathered around the table. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Butterfly quilt

This is for a friend of mine who had a baby girl. She said she wanted to decorate the baby's room in butterflies. It's made from a layer cake. I made half square triangles and then put in 2 1/2 inch strips so it wasn't square. I like my baby quilts to be about 40 X 50. It's really fast and easy using a layer cake to make half square triangles, and they are large so you don't have to make so many small blocks. Good way to make a quick baby quilt. I have a layer cake of Pure that I'm thinking about doing the same way. I love the brown & blue colors in that line.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I know I'm late posting this but life got in the way! Terry from Terry's Treasures is the winner of my giveaway. I'll be having another giveaway soon, so please check back.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

60th Anniversary

Today was my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. It was a bittersweet day because they are not with us. The last anniversary they celebrated was 2 years ago. They had 58 wonderful years together. They had a deep love that you don't find as often today. They built a business together, raised 5 children, and were able to retire soon enough to travel and spend time with relatives and friends. I think back to all the wonderful memories and the celebrations we had. They had 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, with 1 more added earlier this year. So remember to count your blessings and celebrate all the wonderful memories you hold so dear in your heart.
You never know how much longer you have with your loved ones. I miss them more and more each day. I think of something I want to tell them about what happened today, or who I taked to or something about the new baby and then remember... I can't do that. But I think they are looking down on us and taking care of us still, as they did when we were children. Happy Anniversary..........this year you can celebrate together again.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Downey quilt


This is one of the Downey quilts that I have finished. I love the stripe binding.

When I started this quilt I couldn't find where I set the pattern, so I just made up a pattern as I went. My only problem was that there wasn't enough of the main fabric so one of the squares ended up as a 4 patch. Otherwise I think it turned out good. I'm working on another one before I send this back, might as well send both at the same time.

Monday, November 1, 2010

SCROLL DOWN FOR A GIVEAWAY & a new Christmas Quilt

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I made this Christmas quilt for my nephew and his wife for their wedding. I didn't know what colors they had in their home so I thought this would be nice for the upcoming Christmas season.