Friday, February 27, 2015

It's Been a Busy Couple of Weeks

I simply do not know where these days go. They fly by and I seem to be brushing my teeth to get up and immediately brushing my teeth to go to bed. At least I accomplish that.

Probably what makes the days fly by are in and out visits of two little boys. And, I temporarily was out of school 3 days this week. Very cold temperatures caused broken pipes at James' school so he was with me on Monday and Tuesday. Then the 9 inches of forecasted snow ended up being 1 1/2 inch and school was called off the night before when the storm started. Thus, no school on Thursday.

I have been painting and cutting fabric for quilts. I have found a person who has graciously agreed to sew a few quilts together for me and for that I will be eternally grateful. This leaves me with a few hours to design the next quilt - yeah. I even finished up two that needed small tweaks.

So, in between making peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches and dispensing buckets of chips for starving boys, I have gotten a lot done. Just no postings. So, here they are.

Forgot to mention we had a couple of birthdays too!

One sleepy birthday boy.

One birthday boy in disguise. 7 and 3. All great celebrations early in the morning.
The folowing are simple "theme" flannel quilts. Getting ready for next winter during this cold spell.

I am thinking warm and breakfast and coffee! And, maybe a little pizza later!
STAY WARM, NC and Iowa!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


I really got rolling last week in the painting room here and had a good run, so to speak. Here's the proof.

Burberry dog collar

Merry-go-round horse without the merry-go-round.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Couple of Easy Quilts Recalling Great Trips.

I thought perhaps it might be fun to show these two quilts that I made after trip to Ireland and England. Both represent my view of the wonderful colors and gardens that I was lucky enough to visit.

A plethera of English garden flowers - Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Shades of Ireland - fields of green and wheat with dark green hedgerows squaring it all off.

Both of these quilts were designed the same with 10 1/2" blocks. Both bring back wonderful memories for me.

Simplicity is sometimes the best.