Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Decorating 2019 First Group

It's amazing I was able to do as much decorating as I did as I gave my middle child a whole truckload of some great things I had stored in the garage.
I thought there were 2 bins left, but I gave it ALL to him.
I added some things around the base of the tree and it looks different with the new quilt.

I did save a bin of greens and berries so I was able to add to this vignette to make it Christmasy.
I'm sharing the top 2 tiers of my corner bakers rack that holds some souvenir ornaments and other items that have meaning for me.
I do love adding Christmas cheer and this year it's all in the great room.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lunch With My Hometown Friend Carol

I finally am close enough to settling in that Carol and I were able to have lunch at Toppers.
We always have so much to share.
Carol is SO talented and if it involves fiber or art SHE can do it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Great To See My Friend Eileen

It was great to see my friend Eileen Mirr today. It's the first chance we have had to see each other since I returned to Florida. We are long time friends from Wisconsin and our lives have overlapped in so many ways and still are.
She also recognized the quilt as it hung in my husbands office and they both worked at the same school.
I took 4 pictures of her and they all were great. It was hard to decide which one to use. I chose this one because it really shows off her gorgeous hair, her vibrant outgoing personality and her shirt looks great with the quilt.
We each settled in Florida almost accidentally. And add to that we only live about 10 miles from each other. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Size Matters When You View A Quilt

When I look at this quilt I made years ago in a reduced size and the landscape orientation I see a secondary pattern I didn't see when looking at the actual quilt.

When I look at the actual quilt this is what I see.  I call this a blankie size quilt which is perfect for taking a nap. This has been used a lot over the years and the batting is now thin and flat. It is hand quilted.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Why Am I Giving Kevin And Jessica This Quilt?

It's a baby shower gift! 
It is a quilt made for the baby to use and cuddle, not to hang on the wall. They are waiting for the baby to be born to know if it is a girl or boy so this should be loved by either one.
It is hand quilted and I hope it will be used and eventually worn to shreds out of love for it.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Long Time Friends We Followed To Florida

Lynn and John stopped over today to help me with something.
This quilt hung in my husbands office and Lynn was his amazing assistant. It was actually completed in 1995 for the schools open house and his new office.
I am glad to have a wall large enough to display it again.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Boys Wil Be Boys

So many little boys act up when it is time to have their picture taken. Most of them grow out of it.
I am still waiting for my middle child to grow out of it.

One of his goals in life is to either not have his picture taken or have a bad one. He was being difficult this day.

I only had to take 25 pictures to get this one which shows how handsome he is and the quilting on the quilt.