Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My masterpiece is done!!!!!!

For the last 18 months I have been working on a quilt called Ladies of the Sea for my father. I have mentioned it in an earlier blog, but now I can say it is finally done! The quilt started as a block-of-the-month last year and I had it done earlier this year. I then gave it to Debbie for quilting and she did a fantastic job in the borders and cornerstones. I took it home and did some free motion in the blocks. Finally I put individual labels on the backside which has a small description of each ship and now it is ready to go to the Morgan Hill Quilt Show. I'm so so so happy with it. It is beautiful. Both Debbie and April think I'm crazy to have done it and now that I look at it, I think they may be right! This will eventually go to my father after the show and I know he will enjoy it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rachael's 10th Birthday

August 4 was my daughter Rachael's 10th birthday. Boy time does fly! Here she is with her cake (that I made, I know, I know, don't fall over). She got a Wii game from us and has a roller skating party scheduled for August 22nd.

Bali Bowl

Whilst on vacation and one of my shopping sprees, I purchased a "Bali Pop" which is basically a batik jelly roll. I didn't really have any plans for it, but I liked the colors which were purples, blues, greens, whites. When I got home I remembered that I had some "clothesline" from the shop that I was going to make into a bowl. So I put the two together and this is what I have. It is quite large with a 9" base. It's a little off center, but then again so am I. Hope you like it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back from Vacation

Hi everyone: I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted, but we just got back from two weeks vacation up to my parent's house in Washington and then to Canada (eh). But I'm back now and I did do some shopping at several quilt shops including a brand new one up in Washington called the Quilt Barn. They were very nice, had lots of samples, but their prices were sky high. I bought some cute patterns and books, but need to save, save, save to buy stuff at PQ! Anyways, while in Canada, we did the touristy things including the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Here is a picture of us in front of the sign and some of the gardens. These are great inspirations for picture quilts which I hope to do some day. Soon the children will be back in school and I can get back to doing some heavy duty quilting too.