Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'd rather be golfing...

It's finally done - "I'd Rather Be Golfing". In the picture l - r, Gayle, who is married to Greg (Jack and Carol's middle son), Jack, and Carol.
I think he was really touched by it - and it was certainly unexpected.
Again, many thanks to the folks at Fat Quarter World for allowing me to use their "shadow golfer" which is the centerpiece of the quilt.

Just because he's so cute, here's a picture of my grandson Aiden. Nikki, my middle daughter, is holding him. Nikki shaved her head several weeks ago to support her Grandpa Jack as he underwent chemo.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

And that's why they're my favorite local quilt shop!

Lo and behold, I received a phone call from Heart to Heart telling me my machine was ready - the same day I took it in! How awesome is that! Fun people and hard workers!
So, without further ado and guilding the lily, here's the quilt top. Dh Mike is holding it up. He's a bit over 6 feet so that will give you an idea of the size of the quilt.
Also, to be fair, here's a picture of my other helper, Patrick - have you noticed we have a penchant for yellow/butterscotch tabby cats?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We interrupt this program...

You've heard of wailing and weeping and gnashing of teeth...
It's one of those days. My sewing machine gave up the ghost and it is now time to take it into the local quilt shop to have it worked on. Oh, I knew I was living on borrowed time. I was just hoping I would have the quilt done this weekend.
I do have some hand sewing - finishing up pillowcases, repair work that's been sitting gathering dust. Oh you know what I mean - the clothes we forgot we had and had to buy new ones - last year's summer shorts...holes in forgotten shirts, buttons that fell off.....
But just think...I get to clean, re-arrange, pick-up,... etc. Yeah - like that will be fun. :-(
But, in all honesty, it will give me time to get the spare bedroom ready for my daughter and our grandson who will be coming to visit this month. So that's very good news. The silver lining and all that - I just won't be sewing that silver lining! LOL!
Meanwhile, I'll let you enjoy a picture of one of my helpers - this is Velcro - and as you can see, he is usually in the middle of everything!