Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

In the summer of 1993, Terry and our youngest son, Dustin, went with his scout troop to Washington for a father and son outing.  While there, they had the honor of placing the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington.  Dustin is second from the left.  A trip they will never forget....

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Applique Thursday

This week I started another block for my Night Before Christmas quilt.  It is hard to tell much from the photo with so little added to the block, but this is another rooftop scene.  I love to see these blocks come to life...And since it's Thursday, I''m linking with Applique Thursday.  Head on over and check out all the beautiful applique everyone is working one.

Are you planning on a sewing night tomorrow?  Join Friday Night Sew-In  and we will all sew together.   I have been trying to decide  what to work on.  There is a big project I NEED to work on, but several I WANT to work on.  I wonder which little voice I will listen too!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Santa Sack Swap

Doesn't this sound like fun!  I signed up for Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap this week...Can't wait to get my swap partner and start some Christmas shopping and sewing.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reindeer Games....

....Even Rudolph can play....Have you seen this cute quilt yet?  My little grandson is still playing reindeer games.  Every time I put all the plush toy reindeer up, he has to pull them out again.  What can I say, he gets it honest!   I can see us playing on this little quilt next winter (or this summer!)  Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and Caroll at Attic Windows Quilt Shop are offering the blocks in a fun game starting tomorrow!!!   Barb's quilt is applique and Caroll's is done in redwork.  Check out their blogs for all the details....They are too cute to resist....

Don't forget to check out Applique Thursday...I don't have anything new to show today.  I sewed the background  for my next Night Before Christmas block today, but not exciting enough for a picture.  I did get a small amount of embroidery done on my Over the River Quilt.  I pulled this one back out and decided to make it my traveling project for the summer...Lot of stitches to go on this one.  Pictures soon!   I'm heading to Angie's for some inspiration!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gingerbread Joy

I finished another block for Gingerbread Joy.  I sure hope the next big applique project I start will not have any little circles on it!

Speaking of next project....I picked up this cute pattern last weekend.  I have been wanting to make my DILs a beach quilt.  A few years ago, I made a flip flop quilt and they both loved it.  This should be a quick machine applique project if I can just find the time.  The pattern is Splash by Custom Creations.

Here is my quilt with my little granddaughter at the egg hunt at church this year.   The pattern was from Fons and Porter's magazine several years ago.

Head to A Quilting Reader's Garden for Applique Thursday for some eye candy...Would love to see your projects there too!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Parade

It's a great day for a parade!   Make sure you check out Sherry's and Sinta's blogs and follow the Schnibbles parade.  There are so many great quilts this month.  I love to see how all the quilts look with  the different fabric choices and the pattern variations.   May's pattern is perfect for me.  I want to make a baby quilt for our neighbors and think this will be perfect.  I'm thinking about using Peak Hour....It's a boy!