Sunday, July 10, 2011

Still with me?

Today I'm going to post a few pictures of quilts that I've had the pleasure to work with.  Going to be a short and quick post to catch up.

Phylis in NC

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There were three lovely quilts! The first one above was a signature quilt and just drop dead beautiful.  LOVED the colors! Phyllis is part of my very talented "North Carolina Ladies".  These gals are known for sending me the most perfect quilts!

Tita in VT

Here is a quilt that Tita made for her sister who lives in Kentucky.  Tita did a great job on this quilt!  You wouldn't believe all of the fussy cutting that she had to do for the center of the stars.  It is a lovely quilt that I know her sister will definitely treasure.

This is one of the SooNipi charity quilts that I did for one of the quilting guilds that I am a member of.  I did 9 of these little Split Nine Patch quilts.  It was great practice for me and some of the first quilts that I used the computer on. 

Check out my other blog for more pictures of these beautiful quilts:

Catching up on some fun things that I won.....don't you just love this little flower?  It is the newest addition to my shelf of smiles.  I was the lucky reader/poster over at Quixotic Crafter.  Susan has a fantastic blog and puts an interesting spin on her post.  I LOVE reading them.  When I'm catching up on blog reading I always read the ones I've missed. 

A while back Inchworm Fabrics had a fun giveaway and I won these cute little things.  I found this new thing called Square-agonals, click on the link it will take  you to Kelly's blog for a book review.  This cute little charm pack is going to be a table runner made with the Square-agonal method.  I've already completed a table topper using this method and it is absolutely fantastic.  

It's been nutso around here.  Got one kid with a broken hand, this happened a couple of weeks ago. THEN two days ago another on of my not so smart offspring decides to take a run on his new "longboard".  It's a skateboard on steroids.  Long story short - broken shoulder. This week I'll be trying to get him patched up.  It's going to require a plate, screws and surgery.  And if that's not enough, I chipped another, yep I said "another" tooth! 

Good news for you all, I've just about got all of the guidelines for my up coming giveaway, so keep checking back.

But yesterday the hubs and I decided to blow this popcorn stand and head out for a road trip. The first 5 were taken in Portsmouth, NH and the others were taken at Rye Beach, NH. One thing I figured out is where all of the people in NH are!!  Jeez!  I haven't seen that many people in one place since I move here. LOL!!  Here's a few pictures.....

Hard to believe it's been 25 years in October.......

Thanks for checking on me,

love to hear what you've got to say.............


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what gorgeous quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow your on a roll!! Love the quilts!! Congratulations on 25 years!!

Barb said...

I enjoyed your quilts....and Happy anniversary....loved the pictures. It seems that you are having your share of health issues at your house. Tell then under no certain terms is anyone else going to break something.... Hang in there.....

Kathleen said...

I loved the beach/summer fabrics you used on the quilt you made...are they a collection?..

Rhonda said...

Hi Joanne, I love your photo of on the beach in shadow!
My goodness, you've been busy!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Beautiful quilts! Sorry to read about the hand, and long board injury. DD is learning long boarding, I guess I should start worrying now? LOL I haven't heard 'blow this popcorn stand' in years! Glad you had a little getaway! Have a great week!

QuiltSue said...

Lovely quilts, and beautiful sea, thank you. I think you should lock your kids inside the house for the summer from the sound of it. I hope they recover quickly.

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts you have been quilting - they are beautiful. Hope your kids mend quickly.