Thursday, July 30, 2015

Busy Month, I Can't Wait! is almost August already.  What are you doing?

I myself have been very busy.  Between the garden, freezing vegetables, and dealing with this heat and humidity.  I did manage to find these adorable prints.

I wanted something fresh and summery.  So I made this quilt using 2 different block patterns.

We also have been getting a lot of company thus summer.  This past weekend we were surprised by our daughter and her husband.

She got a new Harley this past spring and wanted to ride it down to show us all. 

We are also adding a large addition onto our house in the back.  (I an so proud to say.) My husband is making me a special room for my long arm.  It is presently set up into one if our spare bedrooms but I could not expand it fully.  I can't wait till it is finished.  Not only will we get our spare room back but I will have a large area for my machine.   :)

(In the far corner is also adding a well needed half bath.)  I can't wait to start decorating.

And creating a lot more.

Yesterday, we disassembled my machine and stored it into our bedroom, then pushed the frame to the one side of the room.  Then set up a mattress and table with a  TV.

Today we are headed for Nashville to the airport.  Our 2 grandsons are flying in from the state of Washington to stay with us for the month.

Going to be a GREAT month!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Gifts

Such a beautiful summer, don't you think?  I have been working on lots of little projects.

You see, this summer our two grandsons are coming to visit....and we can't wait!  In just 2 weeks we will be picking them up at the airport on Nashville.  We did not see them for a long time.  (They live in the state of Washington.).

We are planning different day trips, got games, movies and my husband found this Go-Cart for sale on Craig's List.  He got it  really cheap.  He did a lot of work on it, going over the engine, brakes, painted it, etc.  He even made a new seat for it and then I upholstered it.  When he got it all together, he asked our youngest son to come over and be a test dummy.

Oh, he loved it!

Now, at then end of August, their parents are coming to spend a week before taking them home.  So I made my daughter-in-law a table topper.

Then some potholders and a mitt to match.

Then I made her a mug rug for her desk at work.  

I didn't stop there, I made another topper out of Batiks:

(Close up of the center)

Oh and another potholder and mitt:

Next on my list is to bake lots of "COOKIES"!

So, till next time,


And Remember....