Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Let's Catch Up!

Hello my friends!

Well here I am again...much like a bad penny that just keeps turning up.  It was a crazy end to the year 2013 and has stayed that way through February of 2014 and it doesn't look like there will be any change in that pattern for a while.  So, here's a quick recap of the last few months where life took over and this blog took a back seat....

Mid-December we had a beautiful wedding!

   The groom is my son, DJ and his lovely bride is Natalie.  It was absolutely beautiful and because this is San Antonio, TX, an outdoor wedding in December was not a problem! 
We celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary...
Where David proposed...again!
And of course there's Christmas!
This is my grand-daughter Lillian...
I bought her a sewing machine for Christmas. 
Gotta get the next generation quilting!
My mom and I worked on a quilt or two...
Here is my mom's quilt Antique Rose.  I finally finished the quilting!

And we worked on this Quilt of Valor...

Can you see the quilting?  It's a Cowboy boot pattern that I love!
To ring in the Year 2014, I had the pleasure of traveling to Fabric Fanatics in Plano, TX. where
Bonnie K Hunter of Quiltville was teaching! 

I originally signed up for three of Bonnie's classes...

There was:

Smith Mountain Morning made of Re-purposed Shirts

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

And a Mystery Block that you will soon see in one of Bonnie's articles.
And then I got really lucky and a spot opened up in another of Bonnie's classes...
Scrappy Bargello!
I had so much fun! 

I learned so much from Bonnie and if you ever get a chance, I highly recommend them. You can find these patterns in her books and a lot of free patterns on her blog so take a moment to check them out by clicking here. 

I spent a little bit of time in Washington state visiting my Mom and Dad.  It's so beautiful and relaxing here.
This is the view from the deck and from the top of the driveway.
 It was a great trip that gave me some time to work on a couple of my "handwork" projects...

I finished the wool applique on       
It's A Grand Old Flag
And got another couple of blocks done of
Merry Merry
You can see that I still have to finish the block on the bottom right.
Six more to go of this BOM / UFO.
Mom and I put a new belt on my Grandmother's Singer Treadle and it sews beautifully!
Isn't my mom pretty??!!
We returned home the first week in February and then turned right around and
headed to Phoenix AZ.
Dave's mom, Carnell, whom I dearly love, and I hit the road and headed to AQS Quiltweek while Dave and his dad, also Dave, hit the golf courses.
Here's mom in front of a Quilt of Valor Quilt.
We always have a good time with the Senior Hafers playing dominos and drinking coffee with a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream to add to the fun factor :-)
Well, that almost brings us up to date....  ALMOST.  I still haven't told you about my friends who stopped in for a visit.  Next time!
Keep Calm and Quilt On!


  1. Wow! You have been busy! Congrats to DJ and his new bride! Love ALL the quilts...gorgeous!

  2. Oohh...and I forgot to say I'm glad you got to meet Miss Bonnie! Isn't she the best? Love her!