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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I almost forgot!

I forgot to share with you that shipping is free on your orders with Red Bubble until October 30, 2008. Just use this code when you check out (and you can use PayPal, too!)


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Show and Share

First, I'd like to introduce you to Red Bubble, my art gallery site where you can see my art quilts. You can also purchase cards and matted prints if you'd like. For those of you are interested, it is specifically and Art site, not a quilting site, and most of the members are photographers or collage artists from Europe and "down under". It's a beautiful site just for eye candy, too. Check it out! You can go directly to my gallery site by clicking on "See My Red Bubble" on this blog.

Last weekend was the final Amazing Quilt Babes Birthday Stitch days. Vicky had us work on various unfinished projects, and we had a lot of fun - as always. We all worked on sashings for the Buggy Barn hearts (including Bonnie).

Ibby put the binding on her daughter's red and white Bear's Paw.

Carolyn shared the beginnings of a charity quilt using Terry Atkinson's Monterrey Medallion.

And last, Bonnie had the final say on the ownership of my my fall crawl Christmas Quilt!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still working away

Well, our house didn't sell in the 6 months we had it on the market. BUT!!!! A really nice couple contacted us through a friend and they are leasing it for two years. His job moves them every two years or so, and they moved in the day after our realtor contract expired, so we are still good. No cash in our pocket, and we have to wait to build our garden garage here at the new house, but equity is still being built up in the Kansas house in the next two years, so why complain?

The weather here has still been glorious, with a few days of rain here and there. Enough moisture and enough cool nights to have the trees start turning their beautiful yellows, oranges and touches of red. I need to remember to take my camera out with me for pictures in the country. I missed getting pictures of the sunflower fields just southwest of us when we were out for a drive last week. Now, their heads are all hanging down, waiting for harvest.

In the meantime, I actually found time to sew. I went to play work at Needlenest Friday and I ended up bringing home a sample to make for them. It's the new line from Mary Englebreit that starts with a panel in the center. Of course, I forgot to bring home the final red border fabric, but I can do that quickly when I take it back on Monday or Tuesday. Isn't it cute with the prairie points? The entire thing will be 60" X 64" finished.

Here's Tall Ships - a block you rarely see made anymore. I just got it made for a friendship group monthly exchange where the person asks you to make the block of her choice, and supplies the fabric.

And of course, I couldn't sew without my helpers. Lazy things, though! I finally got another chair to sit in because they insisted they needed to keep this chair warm!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A quilt show and auction

Here in the Midwest (as I suspect in other part of the country) we have wonderful Fall Festivals. Every weekend in October we have at least two to choose from!

We decided to go to Drexel, Missouri for a fall fest where there just happened to be a quilt show too! Imagine that! I have a few pictures of some of the quilts, but not many as I had to go back outside for the auction. The quilt guild auctioned some forty quilts to benefit the local school foundation - a wonderful cause. And all the quilts were so nice, too! The youngest member of the guild was 12 (?) years old, and her quilt went for about $100.00 or so. How nice of the community to support this effort.

The first one is my favorite, and if it wasn't English Paper Pieced with over 2,000 pieces, you might find me doing this one! LOL!

I thought this is a great use of those bright colors and graphic shapes!

And here we are at the auction.

And look what came home with me!
Then it was Homecoming night for my soon-to-be 15 year old grand daughter. How can she have grown up so quickly? That's my son, her dad with her and also the other wonderful grand daughter, Kaitlyn.