Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Pair Of Socks Finished

 

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I seem to be on a lime green journey recently.

As with all my socks they are Sophie’s Toes from Emily Parsons.

These were started months ago and finally finished.

I love wool socks all year around if and when I wear socks!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Still Working On My Design Wall With Shibori Fabrics

Since my priorities currently do NOT include creating new quilts, I can still experiment with arrangements on the design wall.

Possibly by the time I am free to create new work something will tell me it’s time to sew it together.

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Here are some combinations and fabrics that are calling to me.

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A possible group that might work together.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may realize that these are just the beginning and the end results may or may not include one or more of these!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Circle Quilts Installation

I am sharing the installation photos of the final two quilts in the guest room

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Secret Circles – How many circles and you find?

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………And Then The Centers Fell Out

These have been hung on the opposite sides of the bed!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Quilt Installation: Mystic Spirit 1 & 2

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We recently hung these two quilts in a guest room. They are between the door where you enter the room and the closet.

They are visible to anyone who is either in bed or sitting in the red chair.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Simply Sparkly Kit Now Available

I have just been notified that a kit for the quilt I designed for Kaufman Fabrics is now available from Keepsake Quilting.

Here is the information from their catalog as well as a link to it:

SIMPLY SPARKLY QUILT KIT

 SIMPLY SPARKLY QUILT KIT

  Speckled prints with color shading make this quilt special.
Kit has piecing directions, binding fabric and precut 2 1/2" strips.
• Quilt Size: 70" x 70"
• Project: Pieced
• Project rating: Intermediate

Price:
$ 89.99

Part Number:
5251

Status:
In Stock

http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/5251.htm#

What a reasonable price for a large quilt that is already cut for you. It’s not to soon to start making gifts for your favorite people!

This is the quilt I designed with the Pointillist Palette fabrics from Lunn Fabrics. I know many of you have been waiting for it.

I GET NO COMMISSION OR FINANCIAL REWARD FROM YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS KIT FROM ANY PLACE. I JUST GET THE JOY OF KNOWING PEOPLE ARE MAKING A BEAUTIFUL QUILT WITH AN EXCITING GROUP OF FABRICS.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Glory Aura Installation

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When I finished this I didn’t think I had any place to show it. I said that same thing to my friend Shelly.

After she left I thought it might work over the TV cabinet. I measured it and it would fit.

When Greg was visiting last weekend he hung it for me as well as 4 others in the guest room.

I had taken the glass pieces off the cabinet as I didn’t think they’d fit with it.

Because it was hung so high they worked perfectly.

Now anyone who is in the sunroom can enjoy this.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Family Fun Night!

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It’s a rare occurrence that both sons are in town at the same time.

We had an impromptu pizza dinner and get together this week.

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Left to right: Jeff, Kierstin, Jeff Jr., Julie, Greg, Nicholas and Jared.

When the grandkids get this old it is next to impossible to get them all here at once so this is less than half of them.

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I think I have somewhere between 5 and 10 million things in this house. Jeff needed a punch to punch another hole in his belt.

Amazing that I was able to find it right away. It was Grandma Sorensen’s. I sent it home with him and I told him to put it somewhere so in case I ever need it again I can borrow it.

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Shortly after that Kierstin was surprised to find out her Grandpa Jerry got his masters degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. That is the school she will be starting her freshman year at this fall. I was able to find the picture of him in his robe and the graduation program for her in a short time too. Love the fact that I still have my memory!

After dinner several of us had our phones out and the grandkids gave me some cell phone lessons!

It’s always a good time when the family gets together.