Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lavender Quilt

We moved 3/4 of the way across the country this summer.  The girls had a short summer with school ending at the end of June.  They were at camp the last week of June/first week of July.  Their grandmother that was visiting us in June ended up in the hospital 2 days after her arrival and was there for 25 days.  When she was released we had her for a few days and she flew back home.  Two days after she left they started packing our belongings and the truck was loaded few days later.

This is my first quilt project in our new home. The top is 90" x 110"

Blocks 1-4
 Blocks 5-8
 Blocks 9-12
I'm glad I finally got around to making it.  I bought the fabric over 2 years ago.

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Friday, September 2, 2016


I took some time this afternoon to sit on the patio and watch the hummingbirds at the feeder.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016


A lot of unpacking to do but I snapped a fabulous picture of a roadrunner in our backyard today.
This next one isn't as good but look at the colors on the tail feathers.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cemetery Visits

On our way across the country we stopped at a couple of cemeteries.  One for my great grandfather who died when he was 37 from a mining accident.  He was in the hospital for 10 weeks before passing.
The above picture is from a cemetery in Pennsylvania.  This memorial is for my 9th great-grandfather and his family.  It was erected over 100 years ago.  Driving through the area I was overcome with emotion and was crying.  By the time we got to the cemetery I was back to normal.  I have spent over 25 years researching this family.  I wasn't having success in the beginning because I was researching the wrong name.  In the south they call a creek a crick.  When someone mentioned my great-great-grandmother's maiden name was Crick the family wrote it as Creek.  It wasn't too far off but 25 years ago research wasn't done on the computer when they gave variations of names.

I'm very glad that we took the time to come to the area.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Matthew's Block

There is a quilt sampler sew along going on right now called the Splendid Sampler.  I believe it  It started in February and will continue on into next year.  There are 100 blocks and some bonus blocks.  This bonus block was released May 31st.  I altered the sizes a bit to make it a little smaller for a mug rug.  Fun little block to put together.  I don't think I've ever worked with such small pieces.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Flag Wall Hanging

I saw a flag made of tumbler blocks on a quilting site, or perhaps pinterest.  I like how the tumbler blocks give the illusion of the flag waving in the breeze.  With family coming for graduation and a move coming up, I don't have time to tackle a larger quilt project so I opted for something small and satisfying.  I'm very pleased with this project!

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Youth Auction

I posted about the youth auction last year.  How fast the time goes by.

One of our girls made caramel brownies.  She made 2 batches so she could cut a piece and people could see the caramel layer.  This recipe is divine!
I made a Dr. Suess quilt for it. I bought enough material so I can make another one for one of my grandkids (probably another 7 years before I have one but you can never be too prepared. haha)
Another one of our girls made Mississippi Mud Cake!  Takes me back to my childhood and my grandmother.  
Our oldest daughter, while not going to camp and needing funds, contributed a tin of cards.  Since the cards were in the tin, this paper was out to show bidders what they were getting.  Several Paper Pumpkin cards in this tin.

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