Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oh I've been waiting for you!

I get lost in parking lots and buildings. So can you imagine how lost I get in a city? I was in Des Moines one evening trying to get to Ankeny, which was north of where I was. I ended up about 30 miles south of where I wanted to be. And then I still had to find Ankeny and it was getting later and darker and started raining. And after all that I had to find my way back to the hotel. Well, I missed it too cos there was a "Road Repair" sign blocking my exit sign. So after all that excitement I decided to finally give in and get a Garman...one of my new best friends. I'm going to test it out on Thursday when I go to Sioux City, another city I am not familiar with. So if I don't get lost I'll be back to post on Friday.

And guess who is walking!! He also learned how to open the door to the garage at his home. He will go into the garage and climb in his stroller waiting for mom to go for a walk. Oh boy, glad it's her and not me, I'm too old for chasing him all day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Winner & A Thank You

The winner of the string quilt book is Anna of Peaceful Piecer. Thank you to everyone who entered! I enjoyed reading all the comments. So much in fact that I'll be having another giveaway soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Time for a giveaway.

Have you ever found a book that you really liked. I mean really, really like.

And you end up buying 2 copies of it?? I did. So I am having a giveaway for the second copy of the book "String Quilts" My favorite is the poppy quilt on the cover. I think I must have too many books if I am starting to buy doubles! Actually this is the only double book I've ever bought. And I buy my books at JoAnn Fabric when I have a 40% off coupon. So if you'd like to win this book, leave me a message and tell me where you are from. I will do the random number thing on Sunday.

My grandson stayed over night with us a few days ago. Here he discovered the magnets I have on the fridge, while I was making breakfast.

He decided that they come loose but wasn't sure of what to do with them.

Now he has it figured out. He can take them off and put them back on. Aren't kids in their jammies so cute and cuddley.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Is this Heaven? No it's (the AQS Show in) Iowa!

This is what you see from the upper floor when you are walking into the AQS show that was held at the end of Sept. in Des Moines, Iowa. WOW!! This is only about 1/4 of what you can see walking past the windows. The pictures are some close-ups of the quilts. They were fantastic. Look at the beading and quilting on this one.

I cannot imagine sitting still long enough to do all of this beading. This quilt was over 5 feet long and had beading running thru it.

Look closely at the quilting on this one. It was fantastic. I would love to be able to do this. This is a portion of the stem and background.

Isn't this applique great! It was large and ran from top to bottom of this quilt. I would love to do applique large like this. I haven't done applique yet, but this is large pieces and looks like I could do it.

This DWR just glowed from the center out. This quilt is on my bucket list!

This quilt is called the Christmas Pickle, I think. I have the book it's in because it's another one I'd like to make. I LOVE the greens in this quilt. They are more of an olive or dull green, not the bright Christmas green. She did a great job with this quilt.

More great beading and some couching of yarn or heavy threads. The whole quilt is quilted and beaded like this close-up. Just wonderful work.

I took this photo from the side of the quilt. The petals in the flower are 3D. It was so vibrant!

I am not sure if this is made with ribbons or fabric strips. I love the 3D movement in this.

This is from a full size quilt. The appliqued flowers were huge! And such beautiful fabrics.

This is a big white flower and the purple is the middle of it. The detail is amazing.

I just love quilt shows!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stay tuned for a giveaway

I had a long post but lost it. Stay tuned for a giveaway.