Sunday, May 23, 2010

Magic birthday party

Jordyn celebrated her 6th birthday with a Magic birthday party.  She has decided she likes performing magic tricks and her stage name is "Alexandria".    I decided to make her a magicians cape and she was delighted!  Now she can be a pro!

Happy birthday, Jordyn!

Friday, May 21, 2010

2010 Quilt Festival

Grab a glass of ice tea or a cup of coffee and check out all the lovely quilts at the 2010 Quilt Festival !

This is my entry for the Spring quilt festival.  I made this for a challenge in 2000.  Each member of our quilt guild was given a fat quarter of blue fabric with 2000 printed on it.  We were to make any kind of quilt out of it that we desired.  Since bright colors are a bit of a challenge for me, I just did not know what to do with it.  It seemed to need stars, so I started with the pieced stars.  Then angels came to mind, and these were appliqued on.  I embroidered the phrase: "For every soul, there is a guardian to watch over it". 

It was fun to make, I won the challenge, and it now hangs in my sewing room.  Signature

Monday, May 17, 2010

Clean house or quilt?

Laundry, dusting, sweeping, mopping......hard choices here!  I wanna get this quilt pinned and quilted! 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quackers anyone?

For the past week, I have noticed a pair of Mallard ducks in my front yard. Every morning when I go to work they are there.  Yesterday, I noticed the female duck walking around in my flower bed and the drake was standing on the steps to the porch.   It made me wonder if they were looking for a place to nest....sure enough, when I came home there were 3 eggs hidden under the iris.  This morning there is another one!  Wonder how many she will lay before she starts to sit on the nest?  The lake is a few blocks away, hope they figure out how to safely get their babies through the neighborhood to the lake. 

I have my courthouse steps sewn together...need to get some backing and get it quilted.  Not such a great picture, but I made the border out of 2 different fabrics.  I love to make blocks and I love the quilting process...but not the pinning so I can get it quilted....major road-block! 
I need to get busy cleaning house...yuck!  Then I think I will reward myself with a card-making class at Archivers this afternoon.  It is too wet to work in the flower beds again.  And more rain this weekend....oh well, it makes for lovely flower beds!

Hope everyone has a great weekend...we are going to my grand-daughters 6th birthday party tomorrow.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Making a decision to have a is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Hope everyone is enjoying your day!