Monday, August 28, 2023

More Quilts

As I said in my last post, I've been doing some sewing, but of course not as much as I'd like to.  Isn't that true for all of us?

I love that my grandchildren like to use my quilts. They like sleeping with them, making tents and forts, and they especially like using them for picnics. 

Avery and Peyton chose this quilt that I would say looks pretty darn much like winter because the fabrics are frosted and the quilting is a bunch of snowflakes. They said that is EXACTLY why they chose it. It was very hot that day (upper 80's) and they said that just thinking about snow would help keep us cool. I like how they think! 

I know that these next pictures will drive some of you crazy, but I really don't mind that my quilts get taken outside and put on the ground. If I don't want a particular quilt used, it is kept in a "safe" place and the kids all know that they are not allowed to make their choices from those quilts. I have never had a problem. 

The kids all like using colorful quilts and if food gets spilled, I just gather up the quilt and put it in the washer. These two quilts have been washed dozens of times and I think they have many, many more picnics in their future. 

It made my heart sing watching the twins "reading" while sitting on the quilts. 

These two love to be read to and to "read" to other people. After this last picture was taken, I joined them on the quilt and relaxed while they "read" the most amazing story ever. That's what they called it and I have to admit, it was a pretty good story. 😊

I think I'll take a break and read tonight. I hope you get to do something that gives you pleasure! :-)

Thursday, August 24, 2023

I'm Baaaaack!

Whew! It's been a long minute since I've posted. I've been busy doing all kinds of things, but obviously blogging wasn't one of them. I'm breathing again, and I'm feeling the desire to blog. Yay!!

I'll be sharing quite a few things that have been happening over the past few months (ok - almost five months, but who's counting?), but I won't be sharing them in any particular order. 

I was happy to do some applique work for my daughter Lynn to include in a raffle for school. While I love the look of it, I don't love to applique. Honestly, I don't have the patience for it. I admire those of you who applique, but I can only seem to do it in small amounts of time. This project was very simple and it turned out ok. It's a simple applique on fleece, which was pretty darn easy and done on the machine. 

It's football season and I've offered to make at least one more of these for Lynn, if they have another raffle. I've also offered to make more for those chilly Friday nights when the family heads to the stadium to watch a school game. 

Speaking of taking a quilt with you when you go out...
Jack had a couple of outdoor singing gigs with the Symphony Chorale this summer and they were all wonderful. Since he always has to arrive early for practice, I took binding with me.

The quilt is called Ombre Ripple and the pattern is by Pine Tree Country Quilts.

For some reason I don't have a picture of the full and completed quilt. I'll have to try and rectify that as soon as I can. Right now, the quilt is hanging up at Chestnut Ridge Sewing because I'll be teaching a class in October. I used a variety of Pearlized Marble fabrics by Kanvas Studio for Benartex. They are perfect for this quilt and there are so many colors from which to choose! 

I'll be back soon with more eye candy. Even though school has started and I have been assigned some sub-teaching days (including today), I'll be spending time sewing and getting ready for a variety of upcoming classes.  :-)

I hope you get a chance to do what makes you happy. 💗