Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy, busy, busy, quilts, quilts, quilts.

As I'm catching up on some of my blog reading that seems to be the sentiment of most bloggers. Busy, busy, busy.  Life is just busy.  But, we need to remember to fill our time with what is important to us and not let the un-important drag us down. Enough said...
On to the quilts....I recently quilted out 5 quilts for one of my guilds.  They will be presented to a local women's shelter for this area.  As a guild we have supported this shelter in the past and I know the quilts are needed and well received.  Here's the ones that I quilted....


Had the opportunity to work with Mary and helped her get a couple more quilts to the finishing stages.  The first one was an adorable little lap quilt that she had put together for her physical therapist.  The colors were so soft I didn't manage to get a good pic of the whole quilt, but took lots of close ups.
 This is Mary's second quilt.  Great little maple leaf quilt that she put together for her guilds charity.

Next I worked on a couple of great quilts from Andee and a few wall hangings that she had made from her fathers clothing.  Loved the wall hangings, my favorite is the star one.

Andee also sent a couple of great quilts.  Here's a batik and a scrappy quilt that
 I believe is a Bonnie Hunter design. 

Well, that's 9 quilts today and if you throw in the 3 or 4 wall hangings I think that shows about how busy I've been.   If you'd like to see more pictures of these fantastic quilts here's the link to the other blog with more pictures.....
Jeff managed to get the front of the house looking a little bit better this past weekend.  After two years of living with house wrap we finally got the siding on.  It had something to do with moving the outside faucet, walls in the living room, placement of closet...well, if you've ever done house renovations you know the drill.   Start in one room and before you know it the entire house is ripped apart.  It all rolls back to which project is the most time/money/important that "needs" to be done next.  Yep, I've lived my entire married life in house (dis)repair, but he's worth it.  Here's a couple of shots.

Okay, Nancy's quilts are in the mail, and Judy C's wonderful quilts are up next!  Bev stopped by last week with a couple of great quilts, and Rachel has a few that I've quilted up for her that I need to post.  Yup, life is busy..........
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quick post and a few quilts

Really, a super quick post not much going on around here.  Just as busy as ever!!  Had
a little fun over the weekend at a mini workshop with the guild, more on that
later.  So let's go to the quilts!

Most of you have already seen these over at Terry's blog.  Here's a couple of
pictures of the quilts that I finished for her.  Terry is crankin' 'em out this year
and they are fabulous!  We went with a simple meander and it finished the
quilts perfectly!

Next, Karen in IN sent me these wonderful, wonderful quilts.  Again, a simple
meander got these quilts finished very, very nicely.  But when you are working
with great quilts like these, it's easy!

Here's three more quilts that came my way from Judy S. in NC.  The first quilt
is a wedding gift and is fantastic!  The other two small ones are for Judy's
grands.  Cute little boy quilts, LOVE them!!

Brown seemed to be the color to work with for a while.  Here's a great little quilt
that Karen S actually made for herself!!  Imagine that?!?!  How many of your
quilts have you kept?

Well, there's another 10 quilts for your viewing pleasure, which means another
30 pictures over at the other blog!  Go check them out here:

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have a wonderful week!!!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How about a few quilts??

My machine went non-stop over the weekend as I finished quilting 7 quilts.  WOW!!  Most of them were lap quilts for the guild and a couple of other small quilts that I had waiting in the wings.  I'm working on Nancy's last three quilts now.  Needless to say I didn't get too far away from my machine to get that many done.  Made a little progress on my newest Freddy Moran quilt from the guild since it's due in October.  Alright, on to the quilts....

Remember how I said I was really behind in posting???  Well, here a quilt that I did for that wacky famous blogger, number one customer service, best notion shopping site, never know what you are going to get with this gal.....

KELLY!!!!  @    I Have a Notion

Honestly if you don't follow Kelly, you really should!  She is a machine!!  I have to say that because I just don't know how she does all that she does.  Here's the quilt she made for her sister...

Shirley in NH sent me this cute little baby quilt.  Simple but loved the fabrics that she used. The quilt is for a neighbor's little girl so hearts just seemed like the way to go.  Little girls and hearts are always a perfect match.

Brandy was working with brights for this quilt and it is stunning!! I used a swirly design and loved the way it turned out.  The backing was pieced and it too is beautiful.

Next we have a great quilt from Sandra in New Hampshire.  The color choices and fabrics on this quilt make it! 

Sandra also had me working on this cute little baby quilt.  With the little bees in the fabric how could I not stitch little bees with the machine quilting? LOVED IT!!

Here's a couple of quilts from a super sweet gal at my guild, Betty Ann.  The first is a stack n' whack that she finished for a friend who figured out that quilting just wasn't for her-WHAT??  Don't get it, do you??  Definitely a girlie quilt with all of the pink!

Betty Ann also did this great flower quilt for her cabin in Maine.  I loved the quilting on this one!  You need to check out the other pictures of this quilt at my other blog.  (Link will be below)

Here's another Betty in NH and she's from my guild too!!  Loved working with this BOM that Betty finished up from a couple of years ago!  Used a curls design for the stitching and it was perfect!

How cute, cute, cute is this next little quilt?!!?!?  Loved it!!  Frances in VT made this for her little grands.  We decided upon the circles as the quilting design since she had used a polka dot fabric to go with her adorable focus fabric.

Judi in VT was very much out of her element with this quilt.  LOVED the quilt, but it didn't fit Judi's style.  Remember Judi??  She's the wild, crazy, fun, far-out, pushing the edge on colors and fabrics...love Judi!  Here's a couple of her latest quilts.  The first one we did a funky flower with loops.

Sue in NH worked up this cute little quilt for a friend's little one who is moving into our area.  I did a simple meander on it and was perfect with the fleece backing she used.

Okay, that's 11 quilts that I counted on this blog which means about 30 plus pictures on the other blog.  You can't imagine the pictures that I sort, tag, file and then post in two different locations.   Here's the link to take a peek at these wonderful quilts. 

Okay, that's it for today got to take photo's of all of the finished quilts that I did over the weekend and get them all in order.  I'll be back soon, more quilts, more pictures.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

So Much to Share!!!

Life is just hectic, busy and fun!!  I'm going to try to make this short, sweet and tons of pics, so here goes.....

Blueberry picking!!  Did it for the first time last weekend! Could not believe the berries on the bushes!  Met the nicest people!  The berry farm was the same one who supported the church blueberry festival with the quilts from a couple of week ago.  So glad I found them, it was dumb luck on my part.  Driving down the road from the fair and saw the PYO blueberries sign.  PERFECT!!

Here's the sign at the entrance to the farm...

 Here's Dad and Mom.  Nice, nice, super nice people!!

 They have three generations working the berries.

 Here's Luke counting out the change for a customer.  Dad is watching over his shoulder just like a good Dad always does.  Click on the pic and read the sign, LOVE it!!  Told you they were super nice people!

 I was shocked!!  Just look at all of those berries!

 This farm has 5 acres and 4,500 plants the Bartlett's care for.  I am SO glad they do!  Taking Jeff to help pick more either Saturday or Sunday, good thing we just bought that freezer!!!!!

Guild activities kept me busy over the weekend.  One of the guilds I belong to does demo's at the League of New Hampshire Craft Fair for two days.  It was incredible!!!  Here's a few pictures, sorry there aren't many close up's wasn't sure about taking pictures and wanted to make sure I didn't step on any toes with the pictures....

 This guy was pretty cool.....

 What seemed like miles of tents...

 Inside one of the tents...

 Painting on silk...

 Working with glass demo.....

Iron worker, it was hot!!

 Aren't these pretty??? Birds flying through the fair..

 Aren't these cool!!  You can see the artist in the next picture.... Philip, managed to get him in the shot as I was taking the pic of his sign.

 MILES of tents, see the snow making things...lol!!

Here's a couple of pictures of our booth...see Terry's wall hanging that she sent me?! Part of the show!

 I've been working on downsizing the famous McDuff bag for the guild.  More on that later, here's what I took to display at the fair.

 Final size of the bag, so CUTE!!  LOVE IT!!

 Last one for the day, promise!!  Found this cute little book shelf at the Listens Center.  It's the Goodwill/Salvation Army for the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire.  Anyway, I laid out $35 for this little thing, a bit of sanding on my part, and Jeff finished it over the weekend.  It's solid wood and will last for-ever!  Who needs Ikea?  NOT ME!!!  I'll take quality and a little work over Ikea any day!!

What was that 100 pictures???  See why it takes me for-ever??  Okay, off to have lunch with the hubs and do some much, much needed grocery shopping.  Looking forward to seeing Barb from Quilting with A Corgi on Thursday.

That's it...
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