Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Quilt show quilts

This quilt took 3rd place. I didn't hear which one took 2and so I guess it will have to remain a mystery.

I just loved this quilt. Isn't it amazing.

The next two pictures are looking down the isle at more than one quilt.

This last quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted. It was a pale green which didn't show up well. But believe me it was beautiful.

So there you have some more pictures and when I get more time I will post some more.
Thanks for stopping by. July is almost here and I am trying to think of something fun for the July giveaway. So stay tuned.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Winner and Quilt Show

The winner of the tumbler block kit is number 5, Sallie from Texas. The winner of the book is number 58, Stormy Days and she chose the Quilting for Busy Boomers. Congrats to both of you. Thank you everyone for entering. I am sorry I didn't answer you comments. I was so busy with the booth that I didn't have time but I sure loved everyones comments. Thanks again.

Here is a picture of my booth at the quilt show. I took 89 pictures. The first place quilt was an applique that was hand quilted. It took the lady 1.5 years to complete. Beautiful work.

I will put some more pictures on another night. I picked more strawberries and I need to finish a birthday present for one on the grandkids. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawberries, and more strawberries, and a GIVEAWAY

We picked strawberries again, this is going on the second full week of picking. My back and glutinous maximus are screaming in protest. This old gray mare ain't what she used to be. Sorry the giveaway isn't strawberries but they are goooooood.

I am doing a booth this weekend. The local quilt guild is having a quilt show this Friday and Saturday and I have been trying to get ready for it with a lot of major interruptions. We had lots of family for the weekend so nothing got done but we had lots of fun with the grandkids. Hubbys pickup broke down so we have been trying to find a solution, tomorrow maybe. Also, he would like a hair cut and I am the barber, it will have to wait till after the quilt show. Besides the strawberries. I just got a shipment in of books for the show.

I am thinking that I am going to give away a book after the quilt show is over. So if you would like to win one and depending on what sells, I will let you have your choice. I haven't put the new ones on the website yet but if you like you can go to the store and look at the books I have and tell me which one you like and if you can see the ones in the picture good enough, you can choice one of them. If it is still there after the show, you will win it. Leave a comment. Blog about the giveaway. Become a follower. That gives you 3 chances to win. I will also pick the winner of the tumbler kit on Sunday so if you haven't left a comment go to the post below and leave one.

Friday, June 17, 2011


I am so glad to see Friday roll around, by this time of the week I feel exhausted. It means I get a couple of days off (and I would do the dance if I had the energy) but they sure don't seem like they last very long. Some days retirement is way to far off.

Here is a picture of my Thursday evening project. One of my daughters made the quilt and gave it to me to put the borders on and then quilt it for her. I think that has been many months ago, not sure when because my memory doesn't go back that far. She is coming to visit Sunday so I thought I would finish it up. I put the border on last night and I am going to put it on the quilt frame tonight, it shouldn't take to long to do. (famous last words, I always kick my self when I say that because then for sure everything goes wrong and it takes twice as long) Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Stuff, Weather, and Strawberries

I came home to a package on my door step that had 12 fabrics of Fandango by Kate Spain. I saw these mini assortments and couldn't resist ordering them just to see what they were. What a pleasant surprise to come home to. Go check it out, there is only 4 yards per bolt but there maybe something you can't do without.

I can't believe the weather, it rained again today and was only 62 degrees, this side of Washington never gets this much rain and isn't this cool in June. We are thinking that the west side fell into the ocean and now we are on the coast.

We have been picking strawberries since Friday and the rain was a welcome relief because I didn't have to go out a pick tonight. I spent my evening updating the store. I should have been cleaning house but oh well, it will be there tomorrow.

Have a great evening.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Yard at Dusk

I was out walking in my yard at dusk and thought I would share a few photos. I just love our yard, there is still a lot of things we want to do to make it look nicer but it does feel good to see it when the grass is cut and the weeds pulled. It doesn't feel like June but it is nice outside. Our weather has been on the cool side but it has started to warm up and the flowers are finally starting to look pretty. The petunias still look a little scrawny but the columbine, sweet william and the phlox are looking good. I planted the dwarf alberta spruces last fall and they are doing pretty good, it will be a few years before they get to be four feet or so. At least they didn't winter kill like a lot of my roses did. Sad to say I am going to have to start over again with the roses but I just haven't had the heart to do it this year, maybe next year. They weren't even for sale in the stores when I was looking for them last month, maybe they are now but it sure seems like it is to late to be planting them for this year.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Where oh Where is Jeanette?

I am missing in action. The action called yard work. While we were gone our weeds grew and have needed drastic attention, so I have been doing a little here and there. I have also been getting things ready for a quilt show (picture of a pin cushion) coming up in a couple of weeks. Plus I quilted one of those baby quilts tonight and will try to get the other done tomorrow. Those tumbling blocks gave me an idea for a give away.

How about a bag of tumbling blocks?

There is enough blocks to make a 48' x78' quilt and I will include instructions. They are western fabrics, so all you cowboys sign up.
So that will be the JUNE GIVEAWAY a tumbler kit with instructions.
Have a great evening.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Baby Quilts

Daughter in law #1 made these two cute baby quilts. She gave them to me to quilt for her. The brown and blue one used fabric from Hooty Hoot for Riley Blake and the other was Fandango for Moda. I think she said she used 2 charm packs and a tumbler block template to make them. I think I got her started by giving her a charm pack a couple of years ago, and now my son is teasing that I created a monster. (well it isn't all my fault, he bought her a sewing machine) She is doing very well with her quilting especially for a beginner. I do love to share the passion of sewing and quilting with anyone that wants to learn.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

There is no place like home.

We got home yesterday from our trip to Island Park, Idaho. The park ranger said it was the coldest Memorial Day in many many years. I believe him. It was probably in the 40's most of the time. We had rain, snow and more rain. The kids had a blast. We borrowed a cabin and 32 of us were there. the first picture is a picture of some of the wood work in the cabin. Doesn't look like I got to many inside cabin shots except of the grand kids. The next one is a cabin and a water wheel that some long dead pioneer built (forgot the name, sorry) and is now part of the park attractions. The last two pictures are of the cabin and notice the snow. Well there wasn't that much but that must have been what fell off the house earlier this year. You could see the ground most places. But is was beautiful to sit and watch the snow come down in the pines.We had crafts for the kids, bubbles, puzzles, games and when all else failed they went outside in the rain/snow and played. The guys and kids did a little fishing (no one caught anything till after everyone left). We did a little hiking and some went to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful (they thought they were going to get snowed in and not make it back to the cabin). We had a great time but I am thinking next year needs to be somewhere warm.