Tuesday, March 31, 2009

National Quilt Day

Yes, I know I'm behind, but it really was a great day. Mom, DD and I went to Charlotte for the guild quilt show. It was a really nice show with many, many vendors. I've been to large shows where a passport was issued for a vendor scavenger hunt, but never a small local show. It was a lot of fun for my daughter (and me) to go around to each vendor to get our card stamped. As we left the show, they had huge boxes to deposit the passport. The winner got a huge basket worth approximately $200 in quilt goodies. My phone hasn't rang, so I guess it wasn't my lucky day.
I did buy a few things, but nothing to show just yet. Here are a few pics of quilts from the show. Sorry, I don't have names.

This was another little cutie...each quilt had a color coordinated pin holding on the label. I just love little YO-YO's. Don't you?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring has Sprung

What wonderful weather we have had the last couple of days. Monday, we had 5 inches of snow. More than we have had in several years and yesterday, it hit 80 degrees. You just never know what March is going to bring. In the nice weather, we were all outside working in the yard. We have a very large, old oak tree in the front yard. About 20 feet up, the trunk had started to split. Afraid that it would break and damage the entire tree, my DH decided to have half of it cut. It was a beautiful tree. I hated to see it have to be cut at all, but I guess having part of the old fellow is better than none at all. Don't worry, nothing is going to waste. We heat our house with wood, so it will be used to keep us warm and toasty next winter.
You can see DH at the trunk. That is a little perspective on how large this tree is.

Chain saw in hand and a lot of work to do.
Even the kids jump in and help. ...okay, they were told to help. DD got to drive the 4 wheeler, so there was a little enthusiasm.

During the snow day, I was able to finish my Interpolated/Fractured quilt. Here it is all basted and ready to take to Show and Tell.

Here is a close up of one of the flowers. Pictures of the whole quilt just look blurry, but up close and in person it is really a cool looking quilt.

Enjoy spring,
Heritage Quilter

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pics to go with the post

Okay, as promised, here are the pics to go with the post!

This is the $5 block for February.

This is a customer's quilt...more to come later.

This will be the Row quilt once it is completed. Since I am doing the demonstration blocks, I can't put the whole quilt together just yet. So, more of this one later too.
You can see the design that has been created on EQ5 on my design wall just beside of the tree.

Now, it's back to work.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where has time gone?

I guess I have just been that busy...time has flown by.

Here are some of the things I've been up to since my last post.

1. Laundry
2. Cooking supper
3. Cleaning house
4. Taxi for the kids
5. Work

Hey wait a minute, you don't want to hear about those things do you? WE ALL have been doing those things right?

How about the Quilty things I've been doing, do you want to hear about those?

1. 5$ BOM at Sew Original
2. Binding my Interpolation quilt
3. longarm quilting a customer's quilt
4. Scrap Therapy (my stash is now taking shape)
5. Teaching a Row quilt at my church to new quilters
6. Sewing my scrap quilt with Leaders and Enders

Sometimes there just isn't enought time to quilt, be a working-homemaker wife and mom and look a the computer. I would rather give up the title of working mom and just be a quilting homemaker, wife and mom. Not necessarily in that order. Wife and mom come first.

Hopelully, I'll have some pictures of the different projects I've been working on very soon.