Archive for January, 2008

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OK, I admit it – I watch my blog stats to see how many visitors I’m getting. Most people don’t comment although I get random emails from people who say they read my blog all the time. I really like to hear from you – so if you read my blog please introduce yourself either by commenting or emailing me directly.

Postcard fun!

Deb and I made this postcard tonight – isn’t it cute? We used her wool and then used heart brads we bought at Joann’s this afternoon. Isn’t this cute?

While I was attaching all the brads, Deb was filling up a big box that she’s going to ship to me with hand dyed fabric, wool, trims, yarns – TONS of stuff for me to use when I get home.

I took close-ups too

I had a comment that I should have taken photos of Deb’s quilting….you know I did. I should have known you’d want to see the quilting detail. Here is a closeup of each of the quilts – again, Deb did the quilting not piecing on all of these. Click the photos to enlarge. (For those of you who don’t know, Deb is my sister)

Quilt Show

Deb and I went to Port Charlotte to one of the local guild shows and although she didn’t enter any of her quilts – there were 3 she had quilted for customers and all 3 had ribbons. I made her stand by all the quilts so I could take her photo. Again, she didn’t piece any of these but this first one won Best Machine Quilting.

This one won first place.

This one won 2nd place. This guild doesn’t give out double ribbons so she won’t get two of these but she will get the machine quilting ribbon to add to her collection. I bought some beads, ribbons, perle cotton and a book for inspiration at the show.

Quilt Show

Deb and I are heading for a local quilt show and then going bead shopping today. Here’s her wall of ribbons – pretty impressive considering she’s also had customer quilts win in shows that don’t give ribbons to the quilter. Wonder if she’ll add more today?

Last night I *consulted* with her on her next show quilt….I wonder how much of my advice she’ll take? You know I’ll take credit if she listens to me and the quilt does well. I don’t enter quilts into shows but I’m good at telling other people what to do!

See the photo on the far left? That’s the last portrait we have of Mom and Dad together – I should find mine and hang it up but I think I might have left it in Marietta. We tried to talk Mom into coming with me on this visit but she didn’t feel up to making the trip.

Folk Art Quilts

I mentioned it in an earlier post but just to give credit where due, my heart quilt is a variation of Sandy Bonsib’s cover quilt on her book Folk Art Quilts.

My travel day was long considering I never went to bed last night! I left for the airport at 5:30Am and can anyone tell me why I’m still awake? I told Deb to come knocking on the door by 8:30AM (she’s an early riser).

We should have some photos to share tomorrow – we’re going to a local quilt show and Deb heard that at least a couple quilts she quilted got ribbons in the show. We’ll also stop by a bead shop – I think I need more since I’m just starting to establish my embellishment stash.

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Blocks done

Not the best photo since the quilt is too big for the design wall and the lighting in my studio is not very good at 3AM but I finished all the blocks for this quilt and it’s ready to be assembled when I get back from Florida!

Heading to Florida!

With an anticipated low of MINUS 19 tonight, I’m pretty pleased to be jumping on a plane tomorrow morning to visit Deb in Florida. I do enjoy the winter weather but a long weekend in the FL sunshine will be nice.

My goal was to finish all the blocks for my heart quilt before leaving so I’m going to head to the sewing room now – I just have one more row of blocks to do so I should easily be able to finish them tonight.

I’m taking my laptop and camera so I plan to continue to post while I’m gone – I just won’t be checking email as frequently.

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I posted several times last night testing the signature and link so you might have gotten some that worked or didn’t work. I added my name but then decided only to put the email link…then decided again to put my name. This is the final version (for now). Hopefully the signature shows up AND the email link should work!

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Judy added a signature and email link to each of her blog posts a little while back and since I thought it was a good idea, I went looking for the *spot* in blogger to add the link to each of my posts without having to type it in each time.

So, now you can either comment or email me directly.

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