Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Book "Simply Triangles"

Here is a sneak preview of my new book "Simply Triangles"  The release date is in January.  I got the first copy in the mail this morning.  So excited. 

Close up of "Bursting Forth"

Find the triangles in "My Flower Garden".  To order go to Delightful Piecing.

 Every year before Christmas us four ladies go shopping.  I got home and crawled into bed at 3:38am.  We end our day with eating out and setting around a table for about 2 hours.  It is a blast and a day I always look forward to.
                                                              Brenda - Me - Pam - Mom
                          For those of you who don't know these are my sister-in-laws and my mother-in-law.

 Going to Dairy Queen after the Christmas program. Mom and Dad joined us for the evening.

My all time favorite is a caramel Sunday with wet nuts.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Butchering/Thanksgiving at Pam and Jeffs

 Starting to cut up half a hog.

 Separating the meat from the fat.

 Making sure the pon haus is thick enough.

 Straining the lard.

 Sausage links ready to be smoked, ham ready to be cured and more sausage ready to be packaged and put in freezer.

 Canned meat ready to serve for "spur of the moment" company.  Come on over.   
 The Cline family gathering at Pam and Jeff's for Thanksgiving.

 There were three tables so everyone could set down at one time.

 Mom and her fancy card shuffler.  It really is a neat gadget.

 We ladies are enjoying a game of golf.  Thanks Pam and Jeff for opening your home to the Cline family.

 Pizza party at Micah and Krista's.

Benjamin and Micah seeing who can make the most exotic tower.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving / Debby Brown

 Making donuts Thanksgiving Day.

 Look who is goofing off.

 Still goofing.

 Now Benjamin is a working, while Autumn is sampling.  I have donuts in my freezer.  Come on over for a cup of coffee and a donut.
Parla we missed having you and Dave here.

Debby Brown came to teach at Patchwork Plus for a week.

She is a specialist in long arm machine quilting.

Debby showed us many unique tips and tricks.

These are samples of what she taught us.

Here is a neat little sample of  her work.

Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild ladies who made Hospices quilts.

Ceres brought "Diamond Chain" a quilt pattern of mine.

In the afternoon we worked on more Hospice quilts.

Lori is the great organizer who makes sure quilts are getting made.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hunting and Sewing Trip

 Terry and I headed to Ohio where we meet my sister Polly and her husband Mark. While driving down the road, the men talked and Polly and I quilted and watched some quilting videos.

 We spent the first evening and night at Mark's cousin's home (Lois and Steve Ulrichs).  Steve showed us many quilts that his mother had made.

Then on to Iowa!
The four guys in the center are the hunters.  Terry and Mark went along to watch deer, but not to hunt.

 After settling in to our hunting cabin and making some soup, Polly and I got right to work on our sewing projects.

I machine quilted the whole time I was there.

Polly working on her "French Braid"

 Over the weekend Polly's grandchildren came with there Mommas.

 There were 11 children.  They were well behaved children who listen to there parents.  It was truly a blessing to have these families there with us.

 Polly's grandchildren playing with pins.

 Another project Polly is working on.

Terry went out 2 1/2 days and video taped the deer.  On the day he went with Jeremy. That was the day he (Jeremy) got his big buck.

This is one happy guy.

We packed up and came home.  Terry and I went to Cabela's and some antique stores on the way homeA wonderful time with my hubby.
Check out Pollys Blog 
for more pictures.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apple Butter

Dad and Mom (Cline) have made apple butter
 a family tradition throughout the years.

Dad's shed makes a wonderful place for this family gathering.  We can play corn-whole...

stay warm...

even when it is snowing.  Pam is bringing us more apples.

Christian taking a nap while....

others work.

Cousins always like to play games.

Who could Rebecca be texting with that smirk on her face?

Time for the men folks to get a bite to eat.
  Mom always serves her wonderful vegetable soup.

Kelsy and Autumn having fun.

Time to take off the apple butter.

The older crew with the finished product.

The younger crew having a ball.

The children had a barn party.  Autumn and Melissa dressed up as
Thing I and Thing II who are the characters in a Dr. Seuss book.

Benjamin dressed up as a smurf.