Monday, April 26, 2010

Quilt Retreat

Hi All -

Here are a few photos from our Guild's recent quilt retreat. The question of the day is: "How many quilters does it take to arrange nine blocks from a Turning 20 Again pattern?" I made these blocks for a baby quilt and appreciate all the help I had trying to arrange them in a pleasing pattern -

And here's the final arrangement--

We also celebrated three birthday's and Jeane brought this luscious coconut raspberry cake to share - yum, yum!!!

After eating that wonderful cake, Margaret and Carla "entertained" us with an exercise demo - we all got a kick out of that!!!

As always, it was great sharing time and laughter with friends...and also getting some quilting projects finished!!!

Have a great day and keep smiling -

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bath & A Haircut

Hello all -

As promised, here's the boy's first birthday photo (after grooming!!).
They are such good boys and are doing well keeping the yard and gardens free of bunnies. Good boys!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Boys!!

Hi All -
Today is Duncan and Hamish's birthday!!! They are one year old today and are outside in the yard enjoying some beef tendon - one of their favorite treats!!! They are pretty scruffy looking right now since they're due for a bath and haircut, but I didn't want to spoil their birthday by doing this to them!!! Maybe on Sunday - then I'll post a picture.
My mulch is all spread and looks great - now I've just got to put the edging around (I say "just" - that's probably the most time-consuming thing!!).
Otherwise, all is well here. I'm going to my Quilt Guild retreat tomorrow and Saturday. I'll just go for the day so I can be home with my hubby at night. I'm planning on finishing the baby quilts that I'm working on - again, I'll post photos.
Take care and keep smiling -

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mulch anyone???

Hi All -

It's been a while since you've heard from me!!! With spring, the mulch pile in my driveway (2 pickup loads) has been calling. I'm systematically wiping out front yard grass (much to my husband's dismay - but he doesn't mow it!!). I've made some large beds and will plant some perennials soon and it should look nice. Lots of work, but I must admit that I do enjoy working in the yard and getting my hands dirty!! As a result, though, my quilting has been neglected. I'm working on two baby quilts and also trying to keep up with my UFO list (I still can't find February's project!). Our guild meeting is this Saturday and I've got a class to go to before the meeting. I was supposed to have my applique part done for this three-part class, but, guess what??? - I haven't done it. This week is paper piecing, which I haven't done before, so I hope I can just wing it and do that part and add the applique later - oooh, don't you hate students like me!!!

Here's a photo of our redbud tree in front of our house - I LOVE SPRING!!!

Take care and keep smiling -