Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Time is Coming

The winner of "Overlapping Stars" pattern was Kathy from Arizona.  And the Winner of "Desert Rose" was Denise from  Utah. Thanks everyone who joined in on the fun of entering the giveaways.

Melissa, Rebecca and I spent some time making Christmas candy and cookies.

The young adults had there Christmas supper at our house.

They played two games for entertainment.  One was called "salad bowl"Everyone wrote several things down on pieces of paper.  Then there were three rounds.  On the first round, the person had to describe it.  On the second round, the person had to describe it, using only two words, and on the third round, the person had to act it out.  

They also had a Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament.

First they drew names.

 Then they lined up the tournament brackets.

Then the excitement started. 

 This was the last round and Rick was the winner.

I baked 10 pies for a fundraiser for Pedro Sandoval. Don't get to impressed, all I had to do is pour the filling in the pies, lay a crust on top and bake.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Quilt Pattern

This week I am joining the
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
 I will be giving away the pattern "Desert Rose"
To be in the drawing, leave a comment about your favorite fabric store and where it is.
For an extra chance in the drawing become a follower and come back and let me know. 
This giveaway will be open until Dec. 9 - Dec. 15. Then we’ll choose a winner.
This giveaway is open to world wide.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Class at Patchwork Plus and Family

Dazzling Daisies class at Patchwork Plus.  Terri has a three fabric color-way.  Some like to chat instead of sew.:)

Marie has 19 different fabrics in her quilt.  This is the second class of a three week series.

Eileen is working with batiks. She is ironing her daisies onto a triangle.

Dale chose pastels for her quilt.

Dale did some fussy cutting with her daisies. So striking.

Thanksgiving Day at the Cline's.  It was very special having my mother and mother-in-law there.  Some of the guys went hunting and missed out on the turkey.

Terry plowing the garden with his Dad's John Deer putt putt.

Washing Mother's windows.

Midnight Christmas shopping with mom and my sister-in-laws.
  The tradition is to always go out for breakfast around 1:00am.

Rebecca sewing on her quilt.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Pattern Giveaway

"Sew Mama Sew"  Giveaway Day
 is having a giveaway week.  I am joining her and giving away a pattern called "Overlapping Stars". 

This pattern is a spinoff from my book "Simply Triangles" .  The quilt on the front of the book has a similar layout but is pieced with a different star pattern.
To be in the drawing, leave a comment about what is your favorite Christmas family tradition.
For an extra chance in the drawing become a follower and come back and let me know.
This giveaway will be open until Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. PST. Then we’ll choose a winner.
This giveaway is open world wide.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life and Quilting

A field of sunflowers that I pass on the van route.

This is what happens when you turn your camera loose to children on the van.

 What a treat to be with my two sisters and brother-in-law. 
Mother fixed our lunch.

 Mother, my sister June, and I spent an evening listening to a gentlemen play tones on glass goblets.  He would play six at one time and have such harmony.

"Spinner" a new pattern coming.

 Close up of the quilting.

"Overlapping Star" another new pattern.  Features in table runner are stacking layers and cutting them out, working with strips.  This is just triangles sewed together in rows and then the rows sewed together.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Apple Butter Boiling at Mom and Dads

The day before we make apple butter, the men peel the apples....

...the ladies cut them up.

Mom washes the apples bright and early in the morning.

Dad builds the fire and keeps it burning all day.

All day long we socialize and enjoy each other's company.

A few of the grandchildren play games.

The men enjoying Moms vegetable soup and lots of other goodies.

It it time to start adding the spices?

Mom adds the oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves.

"Brighton you are such a sweety"
 Go to Parla's blog to see more about apple butter boiling. And how it is canned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

American Cancer Society Fund Raiser

Several ladies from the community came together and sewed for a day.  We each paid for our table which supported the American Cancer Society.

Janice (on left) pieced this lovely quilt. Terri on right.

I sat beside Diane.  She was machine quilting her first quilt.  This was the first time I met Diane.  I really enjoyed sewing beside her for the day.

My friend Charlotte joined me for the dayWe had so much fun.

Isn't this impressive for a college quilt?

I worked on a "Disappearing 9 Patch" quilt for Hospice. The Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild is giving quilts and dolls to children who are in Hospice. The quilt guild gives out the dolls, then volunteers make quilts to go with the the dolls.

I also made a miniature quilt that matched the child's quilt for the doll.

Look who came to see Mummsy.
Brighton Noel.  Dave, Parla and Brighton are here for a week.  More pictures later.

While Mom is away, we sneak in some ice-cream.

Rebecca and Abe studying hard, or hardly studying.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale

This past weekend was the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. Each year, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of visitors come together to raise money at Relief Sales for Mennonite Central Committee.  MCC works at home and with people around the world to ease oppression, poverty, and conflict. They lead natural disaster relief efforts, community development and peace work in more than 50 countries. Notice the Grandmothers clock in the background.  Terry's Dad made it. 

The Dayton Mennonite young folks bagging chicken to sell.

Mom and Brenda selling cheese and meats.

Doughnut making, homemade potato chips, soups, apple butter boiling, a big breakfast, and grinding corn are all different ways the relief sale makes money. 

  These are some of my Fathers pants. What shall I do with them?  I will  make a comforter.

Cutting the pant legs apart.

Piecing a negative of a half triangle.

"Fathers Pants"

Mother pointing out a favorite shirt of Fathers.  My sister Julia used  Fathers shirts for a quilt.

To check out my updated class schedule go to Class Schedule.