Archive for April, 2010

Flowers and a Twins game

Thanks for all the well wishes for our anniversary, we had a lovely evening. First, Keith brought home yellow roses which have been my favorite flower since he brought me a single yellow rose shortly after we started dating.

Then we walked over to the Twins game. I loved the stadium – what a great view of the game and the downtown Minneapolis skyline we had.

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21 years on the 21st

There were times over the years I wasn’t sure we’d make it this far – like any marriage we’ve had our share of challenges but I can’t imagine what life would be without Keith and I’m pretty confident that we’ll make it to the “until death do you part” thing!

That photo of the 4 of us is for you Chris since it’s YOURS and Adam’s anniversary too!

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Just binding

I’m still being lazy but I did finish this HeartStrings quilt today — pieced by Sue in FL.

We’re sharing photos of our sewing spaces on HeartStrings so I snapped a few this afternoon. It looks like a hurricane went through my rooms but I’m blaming it on getting ready for the sew-ins.

The upstairs sewing room isn’t too bad – or at least I tell myself that because you’ve seen it worse.

But downstairs, I need to get things reorganized. Can you tell I went searching through all the tops and backs on the shelves looking for ones to take with me to PA to tie?

Finally, we’re having some lovely weather here – Chesty and I sat outside for a little while this afternoon.

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Documenting finished quilts

It’s Tuesday so I’m supposed to be playing in my strings but the closest I’ve gotten to that today is working on the binding of a string quilt. I’ve hit the wall and am dragging today so not much is getting accomplished.

Today’s post is for me to document the recently finished quilts. The first group are ones I tied and bound at the PA sew-in and left for Ann to donate locally.

#1 pieced by Rebecca in Maine.

#2 pieced by May in Jersey

#3 pieced by May in Jersey

#4 pieced by Lani’s CA group

#5 pieced by Ann

#6 pieced by Ann

#7 pieced by Jane from blocks donated to HeartStrings

The next two finishes were tops that I quilted that were bound by Cindy and brought back at the MN sew-in on Sunday.

#1 pieced by Sharon, this quilt will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

#2 pieced by Cecile, this quilt will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house here in Minneapolis.

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Sticky notes

Do you use sticky notes to remind you what you need to do? I found a new app for my iPad that lets me create them and even send the page to myself by email.

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Another HeartStrings sew-in

This one held at the Calico Hutch in Haywood MN. What a wonderful shop! Carolyn (the owner), allowed us to come sew in her classroom today. Don’t you LOVE that Spiderweb quilt on the back wall?

I made myself assemble my yellow centered top and get the borders on before I did a little shopping.

After the last couple months visiting quilt shops during HeartStrings sew-ins and shopping earlier this month with Susan and Wendi, I have replenished all the holes in my stash and I need to get to working using it all.

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Catching up

I’m heading to another HeartStrings sew-in tomorrow, just for the day in Haywood MN and am taking 3 quilts with me that need binding (Cindy and Sheree help me out with some of the binding on the donated tops) so I spent some time trimming the quilts and cutting fabric for the binding. This is one of Melva’s – pretty isn’t it?

And here’s my new book that was waiting for me when I got home. Flipping through block books give me ideas for quilts that I want to play around with in EQ6.

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And the wedding photos

Here’s one of us – the wedding was at Norfolk’s Botanical Gardens. Surprisingly, given all the years I’d lived in the area I’d never been there.

And one of me with my sisters — I had one taken with Deb too but it was too blurry. I don’t remember who took the photo but it was probably Keith!

Other photos from the weekend/wedding are posted in a Picasa album if anyone has any interest in viewing them!

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I’ve started sorting through photos

Chesty and I are both tired so we’re taking it easy tonight and I’m starting to sort through some of the photos I took.

Here’s one of me working this week tying Heartstrings quilts.

And I uploaded other photos from our sew-in to a Picasa album if you want to take a look.

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Delayed

Killing time drawing on quilts while I wait for my flight. Hopefully I’ll just be a couple hours late getting home.

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