Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Yesterday we had brunch with all the kids and grandkids, even two of Kristin's stepkids ages 15 and 20). Then for dinner I made prime rib - my first time, and scalloped potatoes for Rod and I, my mom and the twins. Mary and her family came back after having dinner with Jimmy's family. The recipe I used for the prime rib was so simple and I didn't understand how the meat would have much flavor. But it was really good. It was a recipe from recipezaar. http://www.recipezaar.com/31062
I got almost nothing done as far as sewing goes, and spent most of Saturday am trying to put a quilt on my John Flynn frame. I think I could have pieced another top in the amount of time I spent. So, I have decided to machine quilt the quilts, and worry about the frame after the Saddle Up.
This morning I'm worried that I won't get all the quilts done, but can only do my best. Hope your holiday weekend was a good one. Bye for now. Lindabee
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For those who don't know, I watch two of my grandkids during the day while their moms work. Bubby is 4-1/2, and has spina bifida. He's a real hoot, but doesn't walk independently yet. He uses a walker, and can scoot faster than I can walk (or so it seems). I also watch Izzy who's 5 months and just a beauty. They keep me hopping most of the day. Two days each week, I have Izzy from 8:30 am until 8:30 pm. Those days are really long. Today, however is a short day. I look forward to those.
Since I'm waiting for fabric to arrive so that I can finish the log cabin quilt I started over the weekend, I'll work on a couple of applique blocks that are in progress. Do you work on more than one project at a time?
Today is a gratitude day for me. I concentrate on those things in life that I'm thankful for. I do this on most Tuesdays. Today I'm thankful that spring is nearly here, that I have all my senses in tact and can hear the laughter of my grandkids and the singing of the birds outside my window. I'm always thankful for the fact that all four of my girls live within 5 minutes of me, and that I see each of them nearly every day. What are you thankful for today?
Monday, March 10, 2008
I decided I needed a blog so DD Mary created one for me. I've made friends all over the US (and beyond) through quilting and thought this would be a great way to keep in touch with my cyber-friends and my IRL friends, too.
I'm wife to one, mom to four, and Grammy to three. I've done crafts most of my life and did craft shows for almost twenty years. Now I'm a stay-at-home-Grammy and my sewing is mostly for family and friends...and sometimes for me, too.
Quilting is my passion, but I also enjoy sewing. I've made purses, backpacks, Christmas stockings, and wallets. I made wedding gowns for my older two daughters, and for DD Mary's wedding I also made the dresses for the bridesmaids and flower girls. I made the dresses for the flower girls in DD Kristin's wedding, too. I made the christening gowns for my granddaughters, Krissy and Izzy, and made a little suit for grandson, Bubby.
I made this quilt for my Blue's Clues-loving grandson for his 4th birthday. I used coloring book pages and appliqued each block. It was one of his favorite presents and the only one he still uses six months after his birthday!
This is one that I made as part of online weekend quilting retreat with Pat Sloan's online quilting group. It was based on her Crooked Cabins book. Didn't think that I wanted to do this quilt, but never pass up an opportunity to learn something new, so I decided to give it a try with blocks and bee fabrics that I had on hand. Now it's one of my favorite quilts.