Sunday, July 05, 2015

Maple Street Quilting and Heatwole Campout II

I’m glad to have corn in the freezer even though it was hard work getting it there.

It was good to see Jo Anne again (center), a Possum Town Quilter now living in Texas. She is hand quilting this blue “tumbler” quilt  in 'Baptist Fan' fashion.

 Bessie and Zella tie this ‘star’ quilt.

Carol is piecing this top for Red Cross. She used all striped fabric for the blocks.

And now, more on our Heatwole Family Campout  in North Carolina.

The rhododendron were out and in full bloom.

Pathway to the cabins.

Paul showed the little ones how Jake, John, and Joe go rabbit hunting. They just couldn't figure out how those 'rabbits' got up through the table. You can watch him here.

These little girls are trying to decide which design they want painted onto their cheeks.

Hannah and Tina can pump by themselves on this swing.

The children loved painting rocks in charge of Claire Bleu.

My brother Oren Jr., Gabriel, and Quinten enjoy a good laugh. Actually they were in deep discussion and I encouraged them to have a nice expression on their faces as I snapped the picture.

Yes, you can burn the twigs, but not the mulch bark!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Heatwole Campout

 What's all the excitement about? ...

... crawfish!

These guys are serious. They catch 'um, cook 'um, and eat 'um. 

Brock delighted in catching bull frogs.

Cousins Jillian and Amy working in the modern outdoor kitchen. Just raise the garage door and all the appliances are at your fingertips.

 The stream was a favorite spot for the children ... 

... and adults alike.

I'm waiting for my turn at the 'monkey swing."

A make shift seesaw in the stream was great fun.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Wedding Guests -- Jared and Dayna

Recent guests in our home have been this group of young people who traveled to Mississippi for the wedding of ...

... Dayna & Jared

Phillip & Hilda Barnhart, Susanna, Aaron & Sarah & baby

This was a 'singing' group of guests.

We even enjoyed a midnight hymn sing you can see HERE.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Holiday Pines ... Continued

I have now added a gray border to "Holiday Pines," bringing elements from the center of the quilt out into the border. You can see where I started this quilt HERE.

My goal for this quilt is to merge or integrate fiber art with traditional utility type quilts. It measures around 60"X60" and is big enough for a throw for the back of a couch or small enough for a wall in your mountain cabin.

Now, my question is how should I quilt it? Is it complete with the gray borders? With what color should it be bound?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Life and Sailboat IV

Life ...
Paul and Scott work on Scott's drone.

Scott handles the controls.

Gabriel is mixing paint for ...

... his Legal Eagle wings.

Quinten thought it was a privilege for me to help move equipment. He said that I GET to, not have to, pull the combine header. My jaw was tight and I was tense for the whole 8 miles.

Delta Joy

... as a Quilter
My little "Sailboat IV" is part of SAQA's Trunk G on display at the Rosenzweig Art Center in Columbus, MS this month.

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