Friday, May 30, 2008

Quilts at work...

A woman I work with brought in 2 quilt tops pieced by her great grandmother today. I took a couple pics with my cell phone...the first one didn't come out so well, but you can still kind of see it.

You can't see it very well, but you get the idea. The fabrics were really neat. The second one is a wedding ring quilt top,

It's really neat. All hand sewn too. Marsha is going to take them to the Moose to have Chris quilt them. A nice way to start my day, admiring quilts someone pieced together ??? years ago!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A post from the past

So I'm a bit late with this one. Jim had his first graduation here, and he wore his purple flame shoes,

Which went wonderfully with his new tie that a student made him. She did a wonderful job!

Not a bad look overall. :-)

Summer is coming slowly here, it's still very cool in the evenings. Which isn't at all bad for sleeping.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Yesterday at the Quilted Moose

What a great day yesterday! I woke up with the sun shining and all my fabric cut for class. The tulips that popped up along the drive are gorgeous.

Judy came to the shop to sew, she finished her quilt she was working on. Very nice:

Paige and I were sewing a quilt called BQ2, and here are Paige's blocks:

And Flip was working on the BQ, a Steeler's quilt. It looked really cool. (For a Steeler's quilt. Remember, I was born in Wisconsin. :-)

Sandy showed us her quilt, it's a BQ2 for her bed. California King size!

I don't have pics of mine yet. I am working on it a bit today. All my blocks are almost done, so soon I will be laying it out so I can sew it all together. I'm off to sew!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Time is flying!!!

I haven't posted in how long??? I couldn't believe that when I looked this morning! I am getting ready for work, having a mug of tea and watching CNN. The price of oil is shocking, I am thankful that we don't have to drive far to get to work. We even have bikes now, so if we choose we can ride to work. It will have to warm up a bit for that though, a couple nights ago our friend golfed here. In the snow. This weekend is supposed to be beautiful. I have quilting on Saturday. And lots of projects to finish up. Chris finished quilting my quilt for our guest room, so that all that is needed is the binding. And I have to dig up the pictures of my grandpa's pond so I can blow them up and frame them, those will hang above the bed.
I leave you with pictures of a quilt I made for Kenny. Kenny was a regular at the library when I worked there in Ohio. He's hysterically funny, and a wonderful person. He loves music, so I made him this quilt. Chris quilted this also, using her musical notes pattern.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday night at the Quilted Moose

So I showed up last night to the Moose, and discovered that Abby had company as the official Quilted Moose mascot. Meet Spike:

He is so tiny and so cute! And he comes with a sweater.

Abby rules over the cutting mat though,

(I think she was ready to go home at this point. She was closing her eyes a bit, trying to nod off until some annoying person kept putting a camera in her face.)

Spike & Abby did get along,

They were just too cute together. Oh, and there was quilting going on also, Brenda worked on her Hoochie Mama flower blocks.

This is what we were supposed to be working on last Saturday, my camera malfunctioned though and the pictures I took didn't come out.
Today is Wednesday, and soon it will be another glorious weekend. Which means more time for knitting and quilting!