Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day.......a time to remember those who have served our country and those who are protecting our freedom today.  My father was a WWII veteran and this day was always very special to him.  I remember going with him to several of the area cemeteries and putting the flags on the graves of the veterans. It was a special time to share with my dad.
 This is my special pink is the only tree we have in our yard.  When I was a little girl this tree was growing in my Grandmother's flower bed on the south side of the house.  It was under all the other trees so it never got very big.  When we tore down the old house I pleaded to save this little tree......and it has grown up so pretty and so pink every spring.  I am thinking this tree is at least 50 years old....but only has had a chance to grow big the last 20 years. 

This week was spent resting and trying to catch up from my trip to Portland, OR. On May 15th  I went to Spring Quilt Market.  There is nothing more fun than quilt market ~!  All the things to see, and take in.....the classes, the new books, notions, fabric.....just so much to pack into 3 days.  I am still thinking of things I saw and want to check out.  We will be getting the new "stuff" in the quilt shop in the next few weeks and new fabric coming in over the next few months.  So much to do !!
Much of my summer will be spent sewing and getting things ready for the upcoming months at the quilt shop.  I will share some pictures of "what we saw at market" in the coming weeks. 

Time to get back to my day.................... I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Take care......

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FINALLY - some nice weather.

Dare I hope........two days in a row of nice weather !!!  Maybe we will get a little spring before  summer.  I had better hurry and do my flowerbeds.....before the mosquitoes come.

This is the quilt I just finished and is now hanging in the quilt shop.  I love the Dresden Plate quilt block and I was so excited when the shop owner asked me to make this for the shop.

I worked a long time on this quilt, but it was all worth it. I still have to make a label for it and document my time and dates.
There are 4 bouquets of hand embroidery on the stitch at a time.......I am so excited to have it finished and custom quilted by a long arm professional from West Fargo.  ( I just hope it never ends up in a dog bed or wrapping furniture in the back of a pick up......ugh.....that would be my worst nightmare.)    Maybe my daughter will like some of my quilts...I hope this is one she will like and keep to remember me.

The dogs are loving this nice and out , and in and out, that is how I spend my days at home. 
So.....time to let the dogs out again.......and then to my sewing room.  Have another quilt to finish today.
Have a good day !