Friday, November 26

Tie Quilt Top

I finally decided on a gray to go between the ties for the Tie Quilt.  I put a wine color border to set off the ties and I found a gray wavy stripe to go around the main center piece.  Here are a few pictures of the top.  I hope you approve.

I have to get the back sewn together. I think I will the same gray wave for that.
I considering the wine color the binding but thinking that the same gray
I used between the ties.
For the quilting, I think just a random stippling will work.
This is for an older unmarried man, I think it looks
rather manly.  The ties were his father's, and he past away this time last year.

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Thursday, November 25

Turkey - Quilter's Style

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

Gotta give Thanks to my sister for sending this to me!

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Saturday, November 20

Tiring Week!

I am back home now after spending what seems like 90% of my time at the hospital with my husband who had a total knee replacement this past Thursday.  I didn't have any hand work to take to hospital so I took a charm pack and just starting sewing the squares together.  It is amazing just how relaxing sewing really is to me.   My mind just forgets everything else....

Now that we are home I am hoping to get back on track with work on the tie quilt and finishing Christmas projects.  I am off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and not doing much cooking this year, so more time to sew!   I think I am going to buy a deep fried turkey this year and then make some dressing and gravy.  

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Thursday, November 18

New Horizon for my sister!

I received an email from my sister Becky yesterday to find out that her husband bought her a
NEW JANOME HORIZON for the birthday!!!!!!  I am so excited for her and envious for me!
Not really, I do love my Janome 6500 just fine!   I only wish he had bought it for herBEFORE I left last week's vacation there!   Then we could have played on it together!  Oh sounds like I'll just have to make another visit sooner than later!  
Congrats to my sister Becky on a Wonderful birthday present!  I know you will enjoy it years to come!
I love you sister!

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Tuesday, November 16


Seems like it has been forever since I have been here posting.  My daughter Lauren and I went back to our hometown of Pensacola, FL last week to visit my sisters and their families.  We had a great time.   We went to McGuire's Irish Pub Thursday night for Lauren's 23rd birthday and she saw friends she hadn't since since 3rd grade.
Pensacola Beaches from the plane.

Lauren's 23rd birthday!

My sister Becky and I got to spend Thursday and Friday together.  The last time I really remember spending one on one time with her was way back when Becky had a Corvair.  We went to visit all her quilting spots and we had an especially great time at A & E.  This is a strange place of sorts.  You can buy a washer and dryer, get your prescriptions filled and shop for quilting fabric from a WIDE varitey all under one roof!   This store has been there forever, but when I walked in, I was blown away!  I didn't know where to start looking!  She keep telling me we had to go to this great store but I had no idea what to expect.  We spent several hours there and had a wonderful time. 

Barbara with lots of laces and such behind.

Seemed like miles of fabrics!

If you have ever been to Mary Jos in Gastonia, NC...
then A & E has got to be a sister shop! They are so much alike!
When we got back to her house, she showed me her current project that she just bought fabric for at A & E, her stash that is growing and her WELL organized quilt journal.  I was so jealous of that!  I have to remember that she doesn't work 8-5 everyday so she has time to be more organized.
We spent hours playing   EQ7   with me trying to remember how to do things with it.  I need to practice way more than I do. Before we knew it it was way past our bedtime. 

The next morning after a cup of coffee, we got started again talking fabric, quilting and everything in between. Here are a couple of pics of the prayer beads she had been making awhile back.  She did pretty good with orders and You should see that book of organization!  WOW! I hope some of those skills rubbed off on me while I was there!

Soon, her husband had to give us a five minute warning before we had to leave to meet family for breakfast.  My sister Wanda was to meet us for breakfast but became sick during the night and couldn't make it. Our older sister Barbara was able to be there.  I sure do miss my sisters!!!!
Becky and her husband are talking about selling their home in FL and moving back to Asheville, NC.  I sure hope they do!  She would only be hour a couple of hours away! Just think of all the quilting trips we could do together! 

My sister Becky, her husband Walt, my sister Wanda!
And my other sister, Barbara is invisible in this picture!  :)

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