Friday, October 2, 2015

Memory Quilts

With the sudden death of my big brother this year, two days before my youngest daughter's wedding, life has been very emotional for me.  So many memories, so many tears, so many conversations.  So much to sort through, my brother's life, his accomplishments, and my relationship with my brother.  He is my big brother, I am his baby sister.  I will miss him.

My plan is to make quilts.  Quilts from his T-shirs for my brother and sisters.  Memory quilts if you will.

Five shirts, five siblings
Of course there are more shirts than these five, but I thought it appropriate that there are five shirts, and five siblings.  Cutting, planning, memory quilts.  

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Moving right along

I didn't finish this today, more like September 22, 2015

Frozen sisters Elsa and  Anna. Just need to put a label on it.  I really love the way this turned out.

The Green is Always Green
Green is always green has sashing, and I have an idea for the border in my head.

Raffle Quilt Label
Test stitch for the label for my guilds 2016 raffle quilt.  This baby took almost three hours to stitch out.

The Olaf quilt is ready for quilting.  My plan this weekend with a Nor'Easter, and hurricane Joaquin headed to my area I should get some quilting time in.  Stay safe, and dry.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend fun

Daughter #1 called to tell me she's starting a new job, and this weekend will be a pratice run, (but hasn't given her two week notice at the old job, shh!), and someone from work gave her 4 tickets to Hershey Park, and dear Son in Law has to work. (Darn!)  What's a "Nan" to do?  Pack a bag for her and her pound puppy, and jump in the car, and head up to PA on Friday evening.  Saturday was up and at em to the very first Flag Football practice for both boy's.  The big boy first at 9:00am, the little boy at 10:20am.  Note to Mommy "little brother take it easy".  Playing on the school playground for an hour and 15 minutes before his pratice will tire him out!  It was a long morning, but real fun, and the cool sunny morning made life grand.

Even though he's tired, he still caught the ball!  Way to go Action!
My mind isn't always functioning in the early morning hours either.  I Totally forgot to take pictures of big brother's practice.  Saturday finished out with pick up dinner from Red Robin "Yum" for me and my guys (Mommy & Daddy had an evening outing).  And movies on the comfort of the couch for me and my boy's.  Dozing always welcome.  
Sunday morning breakfast lovingly made Daughter #1, for me and those two adorable little boy's.  Packed some lunches, and off to Hershey Park.

We're here!  Hershey Park,  PA Look out Hershey, here we come!

Ready for some rides, and fun!
Comet Roller Coaster, front seat.
Even weekend fun has to come to an end...

As usual, the weekend flew by way too quick.  Quilting in my mind only for this weekend.  
Happy piecing, happy sewing,


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pope in DC

What a beautiful Day to sit and watch the Pope on NBC news!  Amazing, so many people just want to be blessed and be in his presences.  The Spirtual energy is something to behold.  So heartwarming.

Happy piecing, Happy sewing,

Thursday, September 17, 2015

And the Beat goes on...

Well, here it is September 17th, and my first blog post of the month.  I've been on a bit of a roller coaster ride.  The wedding that we have been planning for almost two years is now down in the history books.
My Beautiful Baby and her Man
A beautiful day spent with family and friends.  The weather couldn't have been better, and the day was joyful, and every piece of the puzzle fell into place, seamlessly.  There was laughter, and tears, and wishes for a happily ever after.   Their future is bright.
Three days before I received a text from daughter #1 telling me to call a hospital in New Port News, VA. something has happened to my brother.  Somehow the "crafty nurses" found daughter #1 on my brother's Facebook page...too much to go into here.  My older brother passed away on August 27th, two days before this joyous day.  The emotions are overwhelming, one moment so much happiness for the wedding, and all the fun of family and friends getting together to celebrate love and happiness.  And next so much sorrow, should have, would have's and could have's.
As usual life goes on, and quilting helps me make it through the days.

Happy sewing, Happy piecing,

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wedding plans

Wedding plans, wedding plans, wedding plans! That is what consumes me, and my baby girl.  We talk almost everyday.  It's such an exciting time.  Currently I am working on embroideries for said wedding. I can't post pictures yet, but I'm having sew much fun!  I can hardly believe that in one week from tomorrow they will be saying their "I do's".  And then after the wedding there will be life in my sewing room for some much needed "Sheila's Sew Time".

Sister's for Madi
 These two sister's are pinned and ready for quilting.  I have the quilting design saved on my Brother PR 1000, and can't wait to get started.  And I know my friend Mary can't wait for me to finish this and the Olaf quilt.  Both are for her adorable Grands, and I'm sure they will be loved so I need to get to work.

Olaf for Brantley

My second Olaf quilt.  He's a little different than my Grandson's.  But he is also pinned and ready for quilting.

Crabby/Personalized Apron for the Bride
This apron I made for the Bride to be for her birthday back in June, but didn't get the monogram on until last week.  Oh well, I know where she live's, and she know's how I roll.

Bingo quilt needs binding
This quilt is for my guilds annual Bingo coming up in October.  It just needs the binding.  Sew for now I will get to the last few things I have to do for the wedding.  

Until next time, happy piecing, happy sewing.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sewing before the Wedding

Summer vacation is over, and my man is back to a busy work schedule.  Wedding plans are being finalized, all final alterations have been made to the Brides dress.  Whice were sewing bra-cups into a backless dress, and sash beading complete, thank you to Designs by Nicole. what a talented lady.

The bachellorette party is this weekend, we will be doing a wine tour and stepping out on the town of Annapolis night life after the wine tour.

Before I went on vacation I wanted to finish a beach pouch, the frist was an epic fail!  Here it is, I finished it!

Beach Pouch
I'm finally down in my sewing room during the day after morning grass and garden watering, and dog walking. A high school friend saw the Olaf quilt I made for my Grandson, and asked if I would make her two for her Grandchildren.  She has a Granddaughter and Grandson, so I suggested an Olaf quil for the boy, and a Sister's quilt for the girl.  The Olaf is all cut out, just need to sew him together.  Then both will be quilted on my trusted embroidery machine.

Vacation was a blast, and I have lots of wonderful memories, but for now I'm glad to be back home and getting some sewing in before the wedding.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

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