Monday, July 31, 2017

Another for the little dude...

This past weekend was another 'road trip' for Olga, my friend over at Okay Let's Go Quilting, and me. This time we took a short trip up to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, leaving early Friday morning and returning late Saturday afternoon.

Having a great time drooling over fabric! 

We stayed at Weber's which was awesome!!  Our first floor room had a 'back door' that led right to the indoor hot tub and pool (good thing we thought to bring swimsuits)!! We even decided to have dinner at the attached restaurant...makes it better for having a few cocktails..

Our main goal of the weekend was to go to the Wool & Wine Festival at Sandhill Crane Winery. Personally, I thought it was very over-rated.  Yes, it was fun to go there...but for yarn shopping, not so much.

I think I found my all time favorite quilt shop!!  It is Ann Arbor Sewing Center.  It was so well organized, perfect for my OCD!!  So many wonderful fabrics.  I've never seen that many solids in one place...all organized by color and shades.  We were there Friday and my brain was on overload.  We went back first thing Saturday morning and I bought my stash.

I found this absolutely adorable fabric for another pillowcase for my granddude, Grant.  This has got to be the most adorable one I've made so far!!  For you nay-sayers...I know there should be nothing in the crib...but...he's 1-1/2 yrs old and loves his feather pillow, which isn't that 'fluffy'.  In this picture it is on a regular pillow from my house in his crib here.  The pillowcase was once again done with the burrito method.



Olga & I already have several more trips in the planning stages...

Gotta love those girlfriends!!!💗

Monday, June 26, 2017

Start of another project...

It's time for another quilting project.  No, I haven't forgotten about my knitting!  I've got one sweater waiting patiently to be wet-blocked...and another I've finished the back.  No photos yet on either.

My older son, Marshall, has been 'requesting' a quilt for some time now (we're talking several years) so I thought it was time!

Here's a sneak peak...sorry, it's just a pile of fabric.  I've decided to NOT use the lightest gray in the stack.  It will be some variation of Druckard's Path, my favorite pattern.


More to come...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Little Dude...

My little granddude, Grant, is the most adorable little guy known to mankind.  He's almost 17 months, finally decided to walk a few weeks ago...and is trying to get the rest of his top front teeth.

I've got these little flash cards with pictures of animals and he is so funny with the monkey.  He grins/laughs, scratches his belly and says, "EEE EEE EEE' when he sees the monkey card.  So, to honor his love of monkeys, I made this pillow case for him today.  I purchased the monkey fabric HERE.  Today, while shopping with Olga from over at Okay Let's Go Quilting, I found the blue giraffe fabric at one of my local quilt shops here in the Columbus, Ohio area.  I did the burrito pillow case pattern , which is the only pillowcase I'll make anymore.  So easy...less than 1/2 hour start to finish.

Hope he likes it!!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day!

We're pooch-sitting for our grandpuppy this weekend while her parentals go on a little ski weekend trip.  I made these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chip cookies for their road trip...and for snacking.




Now to figure out what to give the 2 boys...



Monday, February 10, 2014

I'm on a roll...

I love this baby quilt!!  I've always wanted to do my favorite block, Drunkard's Path, and now I have.  I even like the 'mistake'.  Since this was a 'let's play' project, there's no recipient at the current time.  I will definitely be doing another Drunkard's Path quilt!!  The circles are really fun!


I have one happy son with this one!!  This is my variation on Rail Fence.  I pieced it all together several years ago, but just recently found a long arm quilter (who is affordable).  I delivered it several days ago.  Yes, that's the top of his 6'6" body sticking out the top as he's holding it up for the photo op (in his living room).

...off to work on another quilting project.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Another MKAL



I just got home from my LYS and made a yummy purchase.  This is for a Stephen West Mystery-Knit-Along that starts later this week.  I'm going for subtle here...and it will be perfect with a red sweater for an Ohio State basketball game, or with several other sweaters I've got.

Hopefully, it won'd shed too much on my black wool coat!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Wedding in the Family!

Here are my 3 lovely offspring...in birth order.  Kendra got married June 22nd.  This photo was taken before the ceremony while we were taking 'our side of the family' photos.  I caught the kids off-guard...and love how it looks like the boys are 'done with their job' of being the Brother Protectors!

Despite a bit of heat/humidity early in the day/afternoon (and the venue NOT cool enough) it was a very lovely day.  The mixing of 2 wonderful families!