Monday, September 10, 2018

Dubai and New Quilt Pattern

International Quilt Trip
I am excited to say I will be teaching in Dubai. The two classes I will be teaching are Under the Sea and Surprise Packages.
Nov 18 and 19th 2018- Dubai at Classic Quilts
Nov 20th – Travel from Dubai to Kuwait
Nov 21 and 22nd- Classes in Kuwait
To see my schedule for teaching go to Delightful Piecing.

 New Quilt E-Pattern  48" x 48"
 Caribbean Delight is a new quilt e-pattern.  The ombre in this quilt is called Rainbow and is from Timeless Treasures.

Here is a close up of the quilting.  I used different colors of thread for each of the background stippling colors.


This quilt is quilted with radiant beams coming out of the center and I used peacock ombre for the stars.

To order an e-pattern go to Delightful Piecing and scroll 
down until you see the pattern.  With an e-pattern you print it and can have your pattern as soon as you receive it by email.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Travels and reunions

This was such a fun spur of the moment meeting.  My
 two girls were home for the weekend so we planned a
 trip to Costco.  Grammy and Brenda met us there and we 
ate lunch together.  Fun, fun, fun! 
These grand-babies just warm my heart.

While Laban and Autumn were home we went out for
 supper with Granddaddy and Grammy.

has been a privilege for me the last 3 summers.

Here are a few pictures from a family get-together.

First cousins catching up.

After a swim it is time to get the tangles out and comb hair.  Both these Moms said they enjoy combing their girls hair.

Mother with some of her girls.

The younger cousins did some skits for us older folks.  
Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This is the view my mother has out her window.  
Notice the water boarding going on in the river.  

Alaska Quilt Cruise
Terry and I had a wonderful time on our cruse. 
This is the Under the Sea class I taught on the Alaska Cruise. 
 I taught 3 different class.

 At Victoria, Canada we visited the Victoria Butterfly Gardens.  There were colorful birds also in the garden.

Before we flew home we spent the day in Seattle walking around.  We took a ride on the Great Wheel.

Back home and quilting again.  The peaches in the background need to be worked but I would rather quilt.

 Some free motion quilting.

Keep posted for a new pattern is in the making.

Caribbean Delight

Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Activities Begin

I always need a project to take to mothers when I spend one day a week with her.  This day I basted a quilt together.  Our oldest daughter Parla pieced this before she had 4 children.  
She asked me to quilt it.  The quilt will be 
sold at the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale in October.

 Mother and I work one day a week at the Gift and Thrift store.  Our job is to measure fabric and price it.

 I just love when my grandchildren come to see me.

 Trip To Canada
It took 4 of us to create a wooden loader. A cool toy from Lowes assembled with hammer and nails.  They all loved it.

 Brighton and Asher wanted to sew something while I was in Canada.  Brighton made a small quilt and Asher made a turtle.  I was so impressed with how they stuck to the embroidery work and the precision they used.

 "Please don't sew over your fingers."
  Yes, I was nervous a few times.

 Brighton's finished quilt.

 Asher named his turtle Wertle the Turtle.

 One day we went fishing and swimming on Red Lake.

 Keeping cool.

 A great play tent.

 While I played with the children Terry worked hard helping Dave (Parla's husband) frame a house for them.

 Building things is such a big part of the children's lives.

This little one is a spit fire and so sweet.
   The older ones just adore her.

Sunday afternoon we went to a pond where the 
children caught frogs and tadpoles.

By the time we left Canada the house was under roof.

Now I am back home and need to get to work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bathroom Makeover

My sister June and I remodeled my bathroom while Terry
 was gone for 9 days.  We worked long and hard days.

Here are a few before pictures.

 The cabinet was built so well, that it had
 to come out piece by piece.

 We took the wall out down to the studs. 
Then we put in the insulation.
I call in plumbers for installing the new plumbing.

My niece Jennifer came and helped 2 days. 
Brea was our mud mixer. 

Here I am screwing the hardibacker board to the studs.

 One afternoon we had a thunder shower; but that didn't stop us.

 Some more tile work.

Mother and sister Sheila brought us a party one afternoon.

We are just finishing up laying the floor.

 By the time Terry came home we were not completely done.
The shower doors were not installed.

 June was the brains behind the remodeling.  She knew how
 to do electric, hook up the plumbing to the sink, take out the
 toilet and put it back in. By the way, she was a motorcycle mechanic when she was in her 20s.  

So what was Terry's response when he came home? He was glad all the work was done even though he had to finish up some details. 
During the week turkeys still needed to be checked and mowing needed to be done twice.   I am tired and ready to rest.