Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This quilt has turned into another disaster for me. It is so dull and drab. I’m looking for ways to give it some zing. Maybe with the quilting thread since it is already pieced.
Here I have already quilted straight lines about 1/8” apart on the dark blue and red strips. But, it hasn’t done a thing for the quilt.“
I’m longing for it to have the pizzaz of something bright and bold. Any ideas out there on what to do?
I’m wondering if all the other contestants in the challenge “The Blue & the Grey: Quilting America’s Great Divide” are struggling with the same thing.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Over the holidays I cranked up my Bernina and went to work.
I love the rainbow colors and I think the bright yellow binding sets it off perfectly for a “happy” quilt.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Paul got me a new camera for Christmas. I really like the Canon Power Shot but what I had was a heavy old clunker. Georgi loved taking pictures with it so a bequeathed it to her for her 2nd birthday. I showed her how to load the 4 AA batteries and gave her the battery charger with all the extras. It seems like a big heavy camera for a little girl, but she likes it.
Amy helped me pick out a new Canon Power Shot SX260. It has a 20X optical zoom that I think I will really like. This is the first picture I took with it.
This was a shot from way across the room. Ashton has been sick, so he stayed in his pajamas all day today!
Joel, Sheila, Georgi & Talya came for pizza tonight. Really, they brought it with them from Pizza Hut. That was special treat for me.
Talya loves her mom and is growing so fast. She has already learned to craw.
Georgi loves the tickling vibrations on her back from Grampa.
This Christmas week will be fairly quiet around here with Joels going to VA, Quintens to WY, Dustins in NY & PA, and Craigs in OH. And then Gabriel went to GA and Darryl to SC.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
My sister Emily & Perry are passing through again on their way to Texas. I was glad for Emily’s help to wrap some Christmas gifts.
These scrappy stars were made by Sue.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We still had warm fellowship around the quilting frame. Can you tell that yours truly is left handed?
Sunday, December 09, 2012
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
1. Leave me a comment telling what you might make with this collection and/or if you would add more colors.
And the winner is