Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This morning as the kids and husband are watching the parade, I reflect on all of the wonderful God given blessings in my life. The Lord has truly been gracious to me. I have a husband who really is my other half. Two children who love each other as much as they love their parents. A home, not just a house. My parents are still in good health and going strong. My husbands parents are older, but still doing well.

So today, I thank the Lord for his blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Heritage Quilter

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Meet Maxine

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to a new friend. She is reliable, always there for me when I need her and able to make me smile with no words at all.

This new friend is Maxine, Gammill Premier Plus. I expect to spend a lot of time with Maxine. Together we will be able to solve so many quilty problems.

I hope you get to meet her some day, but if not, I do hope you have such a wonderful good friend in your sewing room.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another trip around the sun...

Winter weather has finally hit the triad region of North Carolina. It was 24 on our thermometer this morning. The kids were excited to hear that there may be some snow flurries today, but we didn't see any.

With fall, also comes our wedding anniversary. 16 years this Friday. My deer hunting husband actually agreed to get married in the middle of doe days. (I must really be special for him to give up a day of hunting just for me.) It's hard to believe we have been married for 16 years. It seems like just yesterday. We are still very much in love and continue to have "dates" regularly. The two kids keep us in check with how time has flow by. As they grow, we realize that the years are passing, but not without stopping to enjoy the moment from time to time.
I love you honey....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Quilt Cave

I can't believe it has been over a week since I've posted...It must be the sign of a busy week.

Okay, more from the Quilt Cave. I've taken some pictures of the "Cave". The fabric in the wall hangings are from Moda's Mix and Mingle line by Sandy Gervis. I just fell in love with the colors and the whimsy. Those colors were my pallet for the cave. I have bought paint to accent and more fabric from the line to really make the cave fun and welcoming. Hope you enjoy.

This is a clock that I picked up from a doctor's office. Drug Reps are always leaving stuff. I took it apart and glued fabric to the face and put it back together. Don't you just love it on the orange wall?

Here is my treadle. It sews great, but at the moment, it is holding a "Modge Podged" vase and a basket full of wooden spools. The jar is the start of my button collection. All off of thrift store shirts. (Thanks Bonnie Hunter)

This is my peg board cabinet. A local quilt shop went out of business and they had a wonderful "Yard Sale". I brought this one home and painted it to go with the cave. I hold may growing thread collection, rulers, bobbins, and other miscellaneous quilting goodies.
Next you get to meet Maxine, so stay tuned.