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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A New Quilt

I finished this quilt.  I told my grand daughter, Kameren, that she could take it to college with her.  She is in the eighth grade.  She said, "well, that's a long time away." If only she knew it is just the blink of an eye.  I especially liked the striped binding on the quilt.  I have to remember to use that more often.
    I also finished the pillow my sister-in-law, Marilyn, did for me.  She does such beautiful work.  It is needlepoint.  I have some of her other needlepoint hanging in my kitchen.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Little Red Riding Hood

For Christmas several years ago, my daughter, Amy gave me a knitting book called, Once Upon a Time, On the cover was this Little Red Riding Hood cape. The pattern came in adult and child sizes. I made the child size for my two granddaughters but as you can see they have some growing to do.  One on the women I knit with on Mondays suggested that when you have something in stockinette stitch, it will make the pattern much more exciting if you intersperse some purl stitches.  I was very pleased with the effect. Notice the Wolf buttons. The hood covers all of Molly's hair.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Oh No!

Last week my daughter and my granddaughter were home together and decided to take a nap. Mommy fell asleep but Sofie did not. Instead she got into Mom's permanent markers and decided she was a tiger. Mom got it all off with lotion and long baths,

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quilt Retreat

Last weekend I went on a quilt retreat at Create A Memory Inn.  My daughter, Gretel, came from Brooklyn to join me.  We had a great time.  I put the sashing on my sampler quilt and Gretel finished the top of a baby quilt. While we were there we got a little snow but it was gone by Sunday when we came home.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wind Storm

Last Wednesday we had the windiest day I can remember. Hubby and I drove to Waterford for our haircuts.  Thirteen Mile Rd was closed because of downed wires. 12 mile was closed because an electric pole came down.  M59 had traffic lights out and Macedace Lake road had a tree across it. Wednesday night most of our subdivision had no power (we did). Thursday I drove down Inkster Road and was surprised by the number of trees that had been hauled to the side of the road. Friday, Carole and I went to Port Huron.  The lights on Evergreen and the I696 expressway were still out and that is a big intersection. Up in Port Huron many traffic lights were out and many businesses had no power. When we got home Hubby went to order a pizza to find downtown Berkley had no power. They were saying that still on Saturday, 80,000 people in Michigan still had no power.