My custom made saddle was delivered today. I am thrilled! The saddle fits Bear like a glove and feels like riding in a Cadillac. Larry, the saddle maker, went out of his way to get all matching hardware for the bridle, breast plate and saddle. Who knew that stainless steal would be so pretty. The quality of the leather is amazing. It is still so strange to me, I was able to pick ever aspect of this saddle. It is a little Australian, a little English, and a bit more Western. Worth every nickel, dime and quarters.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I thought it would be fun to let you follow along while I work on a small project this weekend. It is call, “Butterfly Garden” designed by Kay Murphey.
It’s a 25 inch square wall hanging with nine patch blocks with appliquéd butterflies and flowers.
I will be using a few of my 1930 reduction prints and a small white on white.
I am going to try and update you every hour on the progress. Let me know what you think.
Friday, November 26, 2010
I am so excited, through a friend I have met Patricia Vandenburg She has written a lovely book and also has an inspirational blog site.
“Layers of the Heart” this is one of those MUST follow blogs
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hello friends, life has kept me so busy and it seems to get harder and harder to keep in touch with my friends. SO, to help I have created a place for us to visit with each other. It’s pretty easy, follow the link below.
I’m in and out of the room so check in often.
Have a wonderful day
Saturday, October 30, 2010
That’s right! A dear friend of mine lives just miles away from the sight where the International Quilt is is being held and she has invited me to stay with her and we are going to the show!!!! I am so excited. I get to spend time with her and her husband, visit old friends and go to the show all in the same 4 days. I’m flying out on the 3rd and fly back on the 7th. This will be my first time I’ve ever been that far west.
Friday, October 22, 2010
That’s right! I am going to Huston to attend the International Quilt Festival http://www.quilts.com/newHome/shows/viewer.php?page=FallFestival
I am flying out on the 3rd and will be at the show on the 4th. I’m staying with a life long friend and I’m also going to see a some friends that I have made through the internet. I am so excited!! It is going to be a great trip.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wow hard to believe that 3 months have gone by since my last post. So, where should I start?
I have to work on the borders. I am going to try something different. This border will be scalloped and another flower border is going to be sewn on.
I was hired to make a Heart of Roses quilt for a couple who are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
My dog Chloe was poisoned and after weeks of treatment I had to put her to sleep. The poison had done to much damage to her digestive track. We have a suspect to the poisoning but no hard proof.
But, on a happy note. I have adopted a new dog from our local ASPCA.
Maggie, a 2 year old Black Lab. She is such a special dog. While at obedience class the instructor asked that Maggie and I stay after class. The instructor took Maggie into another class room and worked with her. Maggie has been trained beyond the normal companion dog. With out a microchip or a tattoo it is difficult to know for sure but the instructor feels that Maggie was trained to be a service dog. She recommended that I take her on to a different class. Maggie and I attended that class and wow do I have a lot to learn. LOL Maggie proved to me that she knows it, and now I have to learn how to use what she knows.
I hope you had a wonderful summer and were able to get some quilting done. I will try not to wait so long between posts.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
A huge thank you to, "Quilts in Montana" for all their help with this project. http://www.quiltsinmontana.com/
Off the the sewing room to get this month's installment done. Watch for the update. :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Left side of the pillow tuck
Center applique of the pillow tuck
Left side of the pillow tuck applique
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Bear is the Paint
Bear's butt is on the far left.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Five quilts, all going to "Quilts for Kids"
To learn more about "Quilts for Kids" or to request your own free kit please click on the link below.
I challenge all of my friends to make at least one quilt.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Once we opened the kit and saw the pattern I pulled fabric from the stash and joined her on her mission. The tops we made will become quilts for an ill children. Here we are with our finished tops.
It was so much fun working along side Samantha on this special project.
If you wish to join us and make your own quilt for an ill child here is the link to order your quilt kit. There is no fee for the kit, just the cost to return the finished quilt. I am offering to stipple any of the Downy quilts for $5.oo each. This will cover the cost of batting and return mail. .
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Between the stars
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The cases will be delivered tomorrow. I know that Sharon is smiling down on us.