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Friday, February 28, 2014

I Love Cardinals

There is a Cardinal couple that visit my birdfeeder on a regular basis. Their colorings are such a contrast against the stark white of the snow in winter that they add a happy note to the seemingly too long winter.

A couple of years ago I decided to add some Cardinal decor to our home. Last year I started this wall hanging and have finally finished it. Now for fresh paint on the wall and I will be hanging it to remind me that winter doesn't last forever.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Too Much Snow, Must Be Time To Make A Snowman

Between the icy cold weather we've had and the snow that keeps coming back, you'd think I wouldn't want to remind myself by making snowmen. However that's exactly what I did. Quilted snowmen that is.
I found this free pattern on Debbie Mumm's website but I'm sorry to say it has since been removed from her site. While my piecework isn't perfect I still had fun making this wall hanging.

Just in case you're wondering what I've been up to, I'm working on other UFOs, taking online art classes and, of course, planning this year's veggie garden. And in a major move, my art table is now next to the window and I can't believe how spacious my studio looks. It is a much more inviting atmosphere to work in then before. I'll keep it this way until late in the spring when the sun shining in the window makes it too hot to be comfortable. I'll be out working in the garden instead of inside anyways.

May you all enjoy a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Am I Back To Normal Yet?

On my last post I shared with my readers my dad's 96th birthday on December 11th. Two weeks later his health started to fail and he quickly went downhill. His life with us drew to a close on January 1, 2014 and he went home to be with his King.

My dad last year on his 95th birthday.
 I can't believe it's already been 18 days since he passed. Time is certainly flying. I'm still dealing with bills and paper work but I've started to get back into creating little by little.

I have finally finished my Thanksgiving project from 2013 or I should say it's for 2014. That way I've finished it early. LOL

 This pattern was from Quilt in a Day. I modified and resized it. I guess I just can't leave these things alone!

I have two more wall hangings in the works. I hope to have one of them finished in the next few days
and will be back to share it with you.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday to My Dad

Today was my dad's 96th birthday. Or as my husband said 'It is the sixth anniversary of his sixteen birthday.' Regardless, Happy Birthday Dad. (I just couldn't resist getting him this crazy party hat!)
Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord you God gives you. Exodus 20:12

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thankgivukah!

Amazing isn't it that two celebrations of thankful takes place on the same day! Thanksgiving for those of us in America and the first day of Hanukkah worldwide.
The things I'm blessed with and thankful for are:
   * The love of my Heavenly Father and King
   * The Torah and Brit Chadeshah
   * The breath of life
   * My very dear husband and friend
   * My children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
   * Precious friends
   * The gift of creativity
   * The roof over my head
   * Hot water (sounds strange but we finally have a hot water heater that works!)
   * The future

Blessings dear ones. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lots of Quilt Blocks

One of the projects the quilt guild I belong to is doing this year is a friendship or signature block quilt. Or should I say we're just doing the blocks and each member individually will decide how she wants to finish the quilt.

We are a small guild of maybe 17 ladies. Not all of our members are able to join in but, for those that are, it's a wonderful idea. For each meeting one of the members is featured and picks a block pattern that she feels represents her.

These are the blocks presented that I have finished so far.
Elaine's School House Block.

Mary's Indian Trails Block

Ceil's Sunflower Block

Sharon's Pieced Tulips Block

Shirley's Cross Within A Cross Block

Roxanne's Rolling Stone Block

The Friendship Block with a photo of our guild members for the center of the block.

Carolyn B's May Basket Block

Karen's Covered Bridge Block
I'm not sure how many more block patterns will be given to us but certainly this is a good start to a quilt full of memories.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Class Offering

Dion Dior has new online classes starting in January 2014. You can choose her Sparkle-arkle class, or Wisdom Circles or both. She is also giving away chances to win these classes for free. Click on over to her blog and take a look. You won't regret it. I've been following her blog for a while and just love her art.

Mini-Class Combo