Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scrap quilt




I finished my scrap quilt. I got the idea from Quilty Folk. I have enough scraps to make hundreds of these quilts.  I machine quilted it.  I am not real good at that but it will do. I still have 5 quilts ready for quilting so I had better get busy. By the way, that's the new color of my bedroom.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sewing for Children

I love sewing for my little grand daughters. I finished cowgirl outfits for both girls.  Sofie's is blue and Molly's is pink. I embroidered cats of Sofie's and rocking horses on Molly's.  Years ago I made a similar outfit for Mary that had butterflies on it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Family Vacation in Ocean City



We just spent a week in Ocean City, Maryland with six of our children and their families.  We rented a wonderful house that Mary found on the internet. It slept 18 and we had 16 there. The weather was perfect.  The sea was a little rough but lots of fun.  Hubby paid for the house and the kids provided the food.  Boy! Did we eat good. Salmon and chicken kabobs, barbacoa. a clam boil, steaks, and taco salad.  My kids are wionderful cooks. Obviously not inherited from their mother..



Monday, July 10, 2017

Martha's Place



We spent a few days at Martha's new home in the Poconos.  Martha is working now on the east coast and has rented a delightful house in the Poconos.  We went for the 4th of July weekend.  It was so relaxing and we really enjoyed ourselves. On Saturday we made a trip to Bushkill Falls (The Niagara of Pennsylvania-not quite) While we were there we saw numerous deer right from the house.
Mary and Gretel came with their families for the 4 th. All of us had a great time.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Another Quilt Retreat



I went to another quilt retreat at Create a Memory Inn. As Usual we had a wonderful time.  My daughter, Gretel came from Brooklyn to join us.  I finished another quilt top and now I have two of them waiting to be quilted.  I will do the sampler quilt by hand and I don't want to start that until the fall. The other I will machine quilt so I can do that as soon as I choose the backing.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scary News

Hubby's daughter called Sunday to say that our grand daughter, Kameren, was in pediatric ICU with type 1 diabetes. She is doing better but still in the hospital. Hubby and I have marched in the walk for JDRF but never expected it to touch us so closely.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sauder Village Quilt Show


Yesterday, Carole and I went to a quilt show at the Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. It was a terrific show. Lots of hand quilting. They had four women demonstrating the art of hand quilting and all four of them did exquisite work. (made me feel totally inadequate). They had a woman there who had collected discarded or unfinished old quilt tops.  She then had volunteers machine quilt them anyway they desired. They were stunning.  She will then auction them off for different charitable groups or art groups. The village had a lot of old buildings, a model train, glass shop, restaurant, and chocolate shop.  We had little time because we drove down and back in one day and it was pouring rain so we really didn't see much of the village. They did have a fantastic quilt shop. I wish it was closer to home.