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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Another Vistor

Two trim men...who is the oldest or are they the same age?
Denise returns with Jamie. 
Lots of fun seeing people I've missed all summer.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

First Visitor With Newest Quilt

I remembered to take a photo of my friend Denise with the new quilt when she visited. (Lynn visited yesterday but we were so busy talking I forgot to take a picture)
You get to see more of the quilt than on the last blog post that showed it.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A New Quilt On The Great Room Wall

After 15 years it was time to change out the quilt in our sunroom. My son Greg single handedly hung this 100+ inch quilt.  He is a perfectionist and it is hanging perfectly.

I had to take this photo at an angle as we will have to do some furniture moving to get a straight photo.
The pieced areas on this quilt were created as soon as I got a triangle ruler, probably 30 years ago, from commercial fabrics. I designed the quilt at that time but had no way to get gray fabric that shaded from light to dark values at that time. When I learned to dye my own fabrics I was able to create the fabric and made the quilt. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Antique Post Office Desks

These are the two post office desks I have in my studio. They are the perfect place to store and display my yarn,

This is the one I acquired very recently. It is a standing desk while the other one is a sitting desk. I am guessing since this one is smaller it came from a smaller community. I love them both.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween, Snow and Dinosaurs

It snowed all day on Halloween. This is the earliest snow we have had since 1926. 
Trick or treaters were very disappointed.
Only one trick or treater made it to my door. It was this hardy dinosaur.
Looked like my youngest grandson Caleb!