Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quilt Odyssey

Hi All -

Yesterday was the annual trip to Hershey for Quilt Odyssey, a wonderful quilt show!! There were 8 of us who went up and sold tickets for our guild's raffle quilt (here's Nancy with the quilt in the background), saw some beautifully awesome quilts, and helped the economy by visiting the vendors. All in all, it was a wonderful day spent with good friends and family - my brother & sister-in-law came to the show for a couple of hours and Sue managed to find a few fat quarters for her Grandmother's Flower Garden that she's now addicted to :o) We met up with Bonnie Hunter and all went to Friendly's for dinner and, of course, ice cream sundaes - a perfect end to a wonderful day!! Here are some photos that I thought you might like to see -

This quilt won best in show and was absolutely awesome. The next photo is a closeup of one of the blocks -

Have a great day and keep smiling -

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Wednesday

Hi All -

Here it is Wednesday again and I've got a couple more flowers done. My hubby has finished his PT - that's good and bad. The good is that he's done, but the bad is that I won't have an hour twice a week to just sit and work on my hexies. I'll just have to find time somewhere else in my day :o) Sounds like a good excuse to sit and put my feet up, don't you think!! Anyway, here are my additions - oops, that second one is a little blurry - too much iced coffee this morning!!

With the hot weather here, the pups are always looking for a cool place to stay. Hamish has excavated a big hole under the barberry bushes in the back yard and that's where he loves to be. It's hard to get him out from there - even in the hottest part of the day. His brother, on the other hand, likes to sleep in front of the fan inside in the air conditioning. Who is the smartest? I think I'd vote for Duncan, but I guess Hamish has his reasons for preferring the outdoors. Funny pup!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flower Power

Hi All - I only have one more flower completed for my Grandmother's Flower Garden and here it is. I'm to the point that I have to watch my colors so that the quilt will look balanced. I'm finding that I have a lot of yellows and reds, so I'm trying to concentrate on some other colors. Guess that's the advantage of putting the quilt together as you go - you can see what colors you need to balance it out. At any rate, it's really fun and I'm still enjoying making these hexies :o)
Have a great day and keep smiling -

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why Won't it Squeak???

Hi All -

Since the boys have destroyed almost all of their toys, in a weak moment I decided to pick them up a couple more when I got dog food for them today. The toys I bought are "stuffing-less" so we won't have the explosion of white fluff all over the house or yard. They looked like they would be pretty tough. WRONG!!! In less than 20 minutes, Duncan destroyed the TWO squeakers in his toy. I could hear them rattling inside the toy - ugh!!! Hamish is working on his and has one squeaker disabled now - he's working furiously on the second one. It will be interesting to see how long the toys stay together - wonder if they make concrete toys????

P.S. - In the time it took me to write this post and upload photos, this is the condition of Duncan's new toy now...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

GFG Tutorial

Hi All -
If you need a great tutorial on making a Grandmother's Flower Garden, go on over and visit Karen at Sew Many Ways ( and check out her instructions under her sidebar label "grandmother's flower garden". She has easy instructions and great photos - come and join the fun :o)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another Wednesday

Hi All -

Where has this week gone? I can't believe it's Wednesday again. It's hot, hot, hot here - temps in the upper 90's to low 100's - we're staying inside in the AC as much as possible. The pups go outside in the morning, then at noon, and then, if it cools off, we walk around 8:30 p.m. when the sun goes down but it's still light. Whew - wish this weather pattern would break!!!

Anyway, here's a picture of my "in-progress" GFG quilt. You can see that I've added a few blocks since I last photographed it. My two new blocks are at the lower right of the quilt -

And here's a closeup of the two new ones.
Hope you all have a good week and keep cool -