Friday, May 24, 2013

Mother's Day in Retrospect

Whooppeee! I love being a mom and grandma!

The other day Nancy Drew, now 32, and I were going through a box of mementos she had left at our house. We were Skyping and I was showing her the things in the box so she could choose things she wanted me to send.

Lo and behold I found some awesome treasures! Mother's Day cards from the past. I confiscated them and put them up in my quilting room. I think I love them more now than then!

Feast your eyes!

1986: 6-years old. And a blast from the past of what wallpaper looked like back then. Yeech!   

1987: 7-years-old with a huge heart!

And what did I spy inside? Coupons that I never used. Darn! I told Nancy Drew I was going to redeem them right now...and I had a plethora of choices. (I love the word plethora. It's a cool word and I love the way it rolls off the tongue). But I digress. I figured if I redeemed all of them right now that Andi would be here, in my home, for eight lovely days! I'd even pay the air fare.  My coupon choices were:  Making a cake, running an erin, (dig that spelling!), making a pie, breakfast in bed, making dinner 1 night, an extra chore, a hug and a kiss, and a sholder masash!

I can't believe I didn't cash in on those! Dummy. The first thing was the masash, yummm.

Another Mother's Day Card

 And now the next, third, generation. Here are two cards sent from Nancy Drew's daughter, Curly. She is almost three. I had hinted, very unsubtly, that I would love "one of those hand-print cards from my grandchildren", this came in the mail. Curly didn't want to do a hand-print, so she did her version in the right hand corner.

And aren't I the charmed Nonnie? An art work done by Curly. Guess where they're at? Yes, on the fridge! Where else?

Here's a picture of my two precious granddaughters: Sweetie and Curly.

 Now dash over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict to savor other's whoopees! Grab the Whoop! Whoop! badge in right column. Also hooking up with Link A Finish here

Three-day weekend ahead! Whooppe-kiyi-aaaaaaa!

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm Agog! Simply Agog!

I'm having fun again! After a couple months of not quilting and anguishing over the DWR I was to make for my son and his wife's wedding quilt, I'm back in the saddle again. (humming heard in background with the distant sound of horse hooves).

Now that a different quilt that fits her colors has been chosen, my sewing machine is cheerfully chugging along. (Sound of I'm doing a lovely Log Cabin, one of my very favorites (sounds of climbing on, no, NOT the chuckwagon!). It is blue and yellow with a orangey-red center. My dear daughter-in-law wanted colors of fire and this fits the bill.

And now, without much ado...

Mock up of Log Cabin block--ain't she purty?

Strips in the waiting
Strips waiting to be cut
Even more strips to be cut

 Now, the real fun thing is...I've always wanted to make a log cabin for myself, being my favorite quilt and all. And I've always wanted to make a blue and yellow quilt; you see where this is heading... I decided that I would make a second quilt (same quilt) at the same time.

Aren't I inspired? TGS & OSLW are getting a California King Size and I'm getting a Queen Size. Only 85 blocks in all... only.

I'm sure you've noticed the quilt above isn't on a design board. I'm sure you're being benevolent and saying that it doesn't have to be on a design wall. But wait! I do have a quilt on the design wall, the blocks anyway.

I'm doing a leader-ender quilt, ala Bonnie Hunter, at the same time as the LC. I saw this cute spool quilt online and thought it was adorable. I had this jelly roll of 1.5" strips that I didn't know what quilt to make with them. I had bought them from Missouri Star Quilt Company Daily Deals because I liked the fabric so much. (Warning! The Daily Deal is addictive!) It obviously lead to the idea to make the spool quilt from that jelly roll.

The spools will finish at 4.5xsomething, I wasn't thinking properly (that day) and made them square and will have to cut them to rectangular. Oh well, just another glitch on the road to a completed quilt. 

 Here's what is really on my real design wall...

Close up of spools

Many spools

I'm hooking up with wonderfully creative sister-quilters. Click on their badges in the right column (not the correct column, the right column) or the link and see what other quilters are doing.

Judy over at Patchwork Times (Monday)
Quilt Story (Tuesday).
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