Wednesday, July 26, 2017

After the baby shower

So the baby shower was so nice for "Mommy to be", and all the friends and family who gathered together on July 15th.  I found this adorable free elephant guest sign in pictur from Pinterest and Aspen Jay Little Bit of Living. Here's a link to her website, she has some free games and this elephant in Pink, blue, or yellow.  So adorable! 
Sign a Balloon Guest Picture
Above is the before, below this an after with the addition of the signed balloon's. 

Guest signed Balloons
And then today my daughter came over and I added the baby's name with card stock and cut out letters from my Scan n Cut. I Whited out the name in the photo below, but trust me when I say it turned out so cute.  
All signed and behind glass ready for baby's room
My weeks are flying by.  I can't believe July is more than half way gone.  The last thing my daughter and I have to do before the baby arrives is make a new cover for this.

Glider needs a little facelift. 
We made some progress on it today, hope to have more pictures soon.

Until then, happy piecing, happy sewing,

Saturday, July 8, 2017


How did July just slip in without a peep?  Tomorrow, July 9th starts my official "Nan duty" mode.  I will have my boy's (Grandson's) Sunday - Friday for the rest of the summer.  I took time off at work just for the summer of fun and hanging out with the two little boy's who stole my heart a loooong time ago...We are looking forward to Six Flags season tickets thanks to Biddle Biddle Heating & AC ,  NanNan's Pool, and any and all summertime fun we can find.
But before that happen's I have been planning a baby shower for the "New baby boy in our family" to our  baby girl and her man due in August.  Another Grandson for this Nan to spoil.  We have food planned, games planned, drinks planned, and lots of friends, and loved one's coming to celebrate with us next Saturday, July 15th.  I made a banner...  

Baby Shower.  Each letter is 4 inches tall
I got the appliquĂ© designs from Pickle Pie Designs $5 Friday's each letter in the alphabet takes about 2 minutes in the hoop.  Very easy to make.  I'm very happy with the outcome. 

Hopefully I'll get some time to blog this summer, if I don't please understand "I'm having fun with what makes me "Quilting Nan", two and soon to be three little boy's, and family fun, good times, and  Happy Days...

Happy piecing, happy sewing,


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy to report

5/16/17: Getting the job done isn't always so easy for this super procrastinator. I tell myself "I work best under pressure", but the older I get the more I don't believe my own story.  How pitiful am I?  Don't worry, I don't expect an answer.  I have some shirts I have to get finished, no more shenanigans...
Well I'm happy to report that I did indeed finish the shirts, but can't promise there weren't  any shenanigans involved.
My birthday came and went, and I did spend a weekend with our Grandson's, and this happened.

Blue Angels in Annapolis, MD
I took off a couple days in May, and one of them was the Wednesday that the Blue Angels come to the Navel Academy to preform during commissioning week.  I am normally working, but somehow was off this year.  One of my daughter's and her man have a boat, and invited me to tag a long, and let me tell you, I love this great big beautiful country I live in.  Seeing those jets, man...Brings tears to my eyes.
So after all the fun, it was time to settle down, and get 43 shirts embroidered.  43 left chest's, and an additional 21 with a logo on the back.  64 total stitch outs, not too shabby for a one woman team.  

Sew, I happ to report that I did indeed finish all the jobs in the allotted amount of time.  

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Embroidery, and Rehabilitation

A beautiful quilt deserves a beautiful label.  The label turned out beautiful for fellow quilt guild member Susie.  She asked me to make this label for her award winning quilt.  The Blue Jay details are so realistic.

Embroidered Label
4 weeks post TPOL surgery
My baby is recovering slowly, and that's just what the doctor ordered.  Mostly very little activity for my girl.  Leash walks out to the backyard for potty breaks, and then in her doggie play pen for the rest of the day.  Once we reach week 6 she will be able to walk two fifteen minutes walks.  Once in the am and once in the pm.  It's hard thinking that my dog ever thinks like a human (me, human) .  I have to watch her every waking moment.  She will revert to her old dog habits in the blink of an eye if I let her.  She only wants to take care of her pack, but for now her human MUST take care of her.  
Until next time, happy piecing, happy sewing,


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A quilt show and some good old fashioned inspiration

A quilt show and some beautiful quilts equal some good old fashioned inspiration.  This past Friday me and my friend Rosa headed out early to Columbia, Md for Milltown Quilters of Columbia's quilt show.  The quilts were amazing, the vendors were great, and "fellow guild member" Barbara Dahlberg's lecture, and trunk show "My Journey to Art Quilting" was full of inspiration.  Here is a link to Barbara's website.

Quilt Ikebana

Barbara's "King" 
Quilt Ikebana is a class Barbara is offering in June that I want to take.  Her "King" quilt, and "Dinner Conversation" were two of my favorites.  Barbara had a lot of beautiful art quilts, and lots of quilting tips.  I loved how she put a flange on most of her quilts.  

Dinner Conversation

T-Shirt Quilt #!
This T-Shirt quilt isn't like any t-shirt quilt I have ever seen, and I like it.  (A Lot!)  And the next t-shirt quilt is nice too.  I really like the rounded corners.

T-Shirt Quilt #2
These were just two of my favorites that really stood out in my mind for future reference.  Idea's are bubbling in my brain, hopefully I'll have a finish to show next time I blog.  

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Fun

A typical Sunday started this morning with CBS Sunday Morning.  A Sunday morning "thing" my man and I have enjoyed for many years, and during the program one of us fixes breakfast.  Today after the program we went for a bike ride.

Check out my Sugar Skull bike!

After our ride, off to DD#2's house for a baby gender reveal party.  (todays generation can not be surprised)  A Grand Baby of either sex is very exciting, and we are looking forward to another baby in the family no mater what the sex is.

Another Baby Boy!

Congratulations to my baby girl and her man.  She's having his baby.

Happy sewing, happy piecing,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

That time of year

The Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie is having their annual quilt show this weekend.

So if you're local stop by and check us out.

The Guilds Lovely Raffle Quilt is "Friends In My Garden"
by Jane McKinley and Guild members

Saturday, March 25th - 10am - 5pm & Sunday, March 26th - 11am - 4pm
Samuel Ogle Middle School
4111 Chelmont Lane - Bowie, MD 20715

Admission: $10, $1 off with canned good donation

Appraiser: Phyllis Hatcher - AQS certified quilt appraiser. Phyllis appraises new, vintage, antique and art quilts; and offers lectures and workshops.

- AtMyOwnPaceCreations
- Hoppin Bobbin - Aberdeen, MD
- Lavender Lane Farm of Maryland
- Mad Mud Studio - Bowie, MD
- Monarch Scents - Crofton, MD
- National Junior Honor Society at Samuel Ogle Middle School - Bowie, MD
- Quilting Affection Designs - Waldorf, MD
- Say it With Applique - Westminster, MD
- SESART and Design - Aberdeen, MD
- SpringWater Designs - Columbia, MD
- Superb Sharpening - Huntingtown, MD
- Sweet Pea & Roses
- The Cloth Peddler, Stephens City, VA
- The Fabric Peddler, Upper Marlboro, MD
- Undiscovered Treasures - Burke, VA
- 11:00 Misty Cole - Innovative Applique
- 12:00 Debbi Carter - T-Shirt Quilt
- 1:00 Barbara Dahlberg - Art Quilting 101
- 2:00 Charlotte Kielszek - 10 Things Your Longarm Quilter Wants You to Know
- 3:00 Pat Scully - Leaders and Enders: Never Break the Chain

- 12:00 Margy Hill - Correcting Paper Pieced Mistakes
- 1:00 Karen Todd - How School Glue Can Help with Your Quilting
- 2:00 Trish Rader - Thread Painting
Happy piecing, happy sewing,

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