12/22/09

Whatcha been doing? Who me?





It has been soooo long (over 3 months) since I last posted. I'm just going to give you mostly just pictures.











Purple & Brown



is finished.... I machine quilted the blocks



before putting the quilt together











Thimbleberries 2009 Club quilt top












Mini holiday quilt swap



made by using



Geta's pattern and Shadow Trapunto technique













Baby quilt top for my new Grandson Anthony



using HeartsOfFriendship Blocks TBLOVERS2 members of sent to welcome my GS and lottery blocks I won from same group.
















Tote I made for a friend
























Top made with swap blocks with Quilter's Hollow friends and center applique



















A couple of felt pincushions I have made


































Post Cards












Hometown Christmas Quilt done



















Winters aren't Blue



for a friend finished





And spending time with family.



The Lord has truely blessed me.

Merry Christmas

to all my family and friends

and may God bless your lives as well.

9/3/09

****MINI QUILT WINNER****

Sue Cahill
comment
"How can you give away such a lovely little quilt. It would be right at home in my collection of mini quilts so of course I would like to enter. Thank you for your generosity and congrats on reaching this milestone."
Thank you to each of you that visit and read (look) my sight.

8/29/09

Quilt Blocks, Post Cards and Lady

Click Here for Quilt Give away.


Here is a sneak peek of the some of the "Winters aren't Blue" table topper blocks.

















August Purple & Brown challenge block










I am providing the quilt block for Sept P & B challenge. At first I thought I would do this Shadow Trapunto..










But decided to do this maple leaf block.




I made this block for a friend.





These are the Post Cards I received in the FabLoversSwap first post card swap. Theme ...Garden





Lady
Oct 1998 - Aug 2009




Lady was my first beagle. She was a wonderful momma dog. She loved puppies and thought they were all hers. She even raised one litter of grand babies when her daughter suddenly died. Her favorite treat was bacon. She loved hunting and tracking but couldn't do much because of bad allergic reactions to poison ivy. She thought it was marvelous to go out with us target shooting. She also was very good with children and loved to play with them as long as they understood which toys were hers. She loved to get her nails clipped and get baths and ride in the car. We went to a many of yard sales and she always knew the beany squirrels were for her.

8/23/09

*** GIVEAWAY***

My Blog Anniversary will be September 2. I have decided to have a giveaway, as a thank you to my family and friends that come and read my posts.
*** Sue Cahill***
winner
*****Giveaway*****

DAISY SWIRL
Shadow trapunto mini quilt
14 1/2" square
plus some surprises



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And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

8/21/09

In my last post at the end is a video without pictures. It is a black box. Click on the small triangle at the bottom left of the black box and be sure your sound is turned up.

Post Cards and quilts


A short time ago Kim from TBlovers2 got me interested in making quilty post cards. They are lots of fun to make and don't take to long to complete.

Here are a couple I made from my winnings from FAbLoversSwap UFO challenge.

This is one I made and sent as a thank you to the quilter that donated the winnings

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And this post card is for a swap on TBLovers2.



Next is my Star Swirl W/U challenge quilt for the N2Quilting group. It only needed the binding sewn on to complete it. So it is now finished.




The last pictures are of my FabLoversSwap Heartfelt 2009 Anniversary Wall Quilt. We swapped 6 in heart blocks.







As to what I am working on right now. I am hand quilting a table topper for a very dear friend. No pics right now.





The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7



video

8/7/09

Quilts, Blocks & More

Here are a few pictures of things I've been working on the last couple of months. The first is a baby quilt for my soon to be born Grand son. Look closely, the border quilting has dog leashes made from beige grossgrain ribbon.


Next is a memory quilt. My TBLovers group ladies sent me 6" HOF (hearts of friendship) blocks. After my step dad died. Earlier this month Kim our group leader gave me a nudge to make the blocks into a quilt.


Next is another Shadow Trapunto mini quilt I designed and made using Geta's method. And a very small sample I made to show the steps.

Here are some HOF I've made for others in my group. Sometimes we do make other shapes. The house is one.
Also some lottery blocks for TBLovers2.
Next are some post cards I made for a swap in FLS.
Theme was Garden.
This is my block for July for the Thimbleberries Moda bee Challenge.
On Tuesday my car was hit with the quick cart a Wal-Mart. It will be getting fixed shortly.

And a picture of my precious grandson.




I am reminded of the words in a song...
Count your Blessings, Name them one by one; Count your many blessings, See what God hath done;
I have many and even more that I do not know about.

7/17/09

Joys of Life

Picture is Mom on last day at the hospital.
I know it has been long time since I blogged. June and July have been busy. The first part of June, I had quite a bit of breathing problems, coughing and wheezing. We here in Florida were having the hottest June on record. Mom (my MIL) had the house except for my room at 80 t0 100 degrees. She was very cold. I saw a couple of Doctors and they believe it is my lungs or bronchials and that I should see a pulmonary doctor. In the mean time Mom became very ill very quickly. Mom ended up in the ER and then in the hospital for eight days. Pneumonia according to the xrays there was only minimal improvement and then looking back at previous xrays...seeing the area had a small spot before and was now larger they decided to have a lung biopsy. We are still waiting for the results. We believe everything is good with her lungs though because the doctor said her lungs looked very healthy and the area in question looked like it was only scarring. Anyway Mom and I both now have a pulmonary doctor and the entire house is being kept cooler and dryer for both of us to breathe easier. Mom is recovering strength wise very well, however her memory is very confused and the dementia is getting worse daily.


Some may say how can this posting be called Joys of Life. Simple put the Lord has shown me so many things through hardships HE has had us go through. One of these, this time is that when we see no purpose to our lives. It is probably when it is the most purposeful. Mom for a long time has wanted the Lord to take her home and has felt there was no reason or purpose for her living. While reading Bible at the hospital we read I Thes 5:14

Now we exhort you breathern, warn them that are unruley, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Putting this together with the scripture in I Corin 12 talking about the body of Christ and especially 22-23

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

People in general look at the help and support as being the important part. Mom life although feebleminded and weak is the more important part. I count it joy and a privilege to help and support her.


Another Joy is that the Lord showed me that he gives me exactly what I need at the time I need it.

One night while lifting mom out of bed. I laughed. God pointed that out to me. Here I was hugging her, picking up her back and turning her legs out of bed, my body over hers, so that she could go potty. A couple of months ago, before my surgery, I couldn't even get myself out of my own bed without peeing myself. God is good.


I guess that is all for now. I'll blog later about my sewing and quilting.