Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

In between all the birthday partying today, Becks found time to trick or treat.  Obviously, since he only has two bottom teeth, he won't be eating much candy.  But, he had the best time dressing in costume and hanging out with all his little cousins who were "teaching him the ropes".  Grandma's little monkey sure had a big day!

Grandpa's Gift

When I was a child, my father made a rocking horse for my sister, brother and me.  Then, when all three of us had our own children, our kids rode the horse too.  The rocking horse now resides with my niece.  We asked her if we could borrow it to make a pattern from it.  My husband traced the pattern pieces, cut, sanded and painted the wood.  If you ask me, I think it turned out awesome!  This new rocking horse will hopefully be an heirloom to a new generation.

Love That Serger

Look familiar?  Since I gave Beckham a quilt for his birthday, I figured I better whip up a little pillow to go with it.  Now that my serger is working like a charm, it took me no time at all to make this matching pillowcase. 

Beckham's First Birthday Party

Happy Halloween.  Today we celebrated my Grandson Beckham's birthday.  Beckham turned 1 on October 21st.  I started this quilt for him months ago.  Then my cancer came back and I started chemotherapy and the quilt got put to the side.  I finally finished it last week.  And yes, it even has a label on the back!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Did I Hear That Right?

I spent the weekend in Door County with some friends. Fish Creek to be exact. Quilting was on the agenda, and quilt we did! The fall foliage was a bit past prime, but it still made a lovely panorama.

While quilting, we either listened to the radio or tv. One particular commercial announced on the radio got our attention. At first we thought perhaps we hadn't heard it correctly, so we listened intently when it was repeated. Sure enough we had heard the information correctly. An area jeweler was advertising, "buy a diamond, get a 12-gauge shotgun FREE". Now there's a deal you don't want to pass up. So run, do not walk...actually, with a 12-gauge shotgun involved, that might not be a good idea.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I HATE Mending

I guess because I am a quilter, people assume you must also like to mend. WRONG! I hate mending. Oh I do it, mostly out of necessity, but that doesn't mean I like it.

Last year, when our dog was a puppy (and in the chewing-everything-stage), she chewed a hole in this pillowcase. I just couldn't bear to throw it out, just because the fabric was so cute. I thought I could replace just the fabric panel that she chewed. Of course not, that would have been too simple. I had more of the fabric. Unfortunately, it was 3/4 " short of what I needed. That meant I needed to replace both sides of the pillowcase. So, as long as I am "unsewing", I decided I would take it back to the point where I could serge all the edges.

I am hoping the dog is out of her "chewing stage", because I really hate mending!