Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New addition

Here is a new puppy we got this weekend. Her name is Pandora and she is a Dauschund, Rat Terrier/Chiwawa (sp?) mix. She is only 6 weeks old and is just adorable. She loves to be held and will sleep whenever you hold her. She especially loves to put her head into your jacket and snuggle. I have not gotten much quilting done lately as I have been both sick and busy all at once. Last Friday I helped with a 30 Hr famine with the youth at church. It was fun but did prove to be quite the challenge going without food for 30 hours. Definitely very rewarding though. The kids raised alot of money for World Vision for feeding starving children in Africa.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fabric Markers

I should have been working on quilts today but could not seem to get motivated so instead I colored in this quilt block for another quilt. I used the iron on transfers and then used fabric markers to color this in. It is the Noah Ark for a baby quilt. I am also working on some 6 1/5" blocks with animals in two's that I will add to the quilt. This will be the center block and the others will probably go around the center square. I have yet to figure out the measurements but will figure something out. I was in the mood to be creative but not to sew apparently. Other than working this morning it turned out to be a quiet day around the house. I did run over the to next town to check out a Ben Franklin store that is closing. Picked up some quilting notions at 25% off but did not get any fabric other than muslin. I am going to wait until the discount is much higher and go back to see if I can get a good deal on some fabrics for the charity quilts. It has been very cold this week and feels more like winter instead of spring. Tomorrow is Easter and we are having a ham dinner at home with the family. I am sure it will be another quiet day which will be nice. Other than serving breakfast at church and attending church services we will be home the rest of the day. I have a busy week so it will be nice to start it out quiet.

Happy Easter to all!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Baby Quilt top

Here is the first of many quilts with the blocks from the kids at school. I used the warm wishes quilt pattern adapted to the number of blocks from each class. I like to make one quilt per class so they can display them in the classroom for awhile before we donate them. I am even thinking about asking if I can display these somewhere around town when they are done. Maybe even the library. Kids always like to see what they have helped make on display. Last year I entered a few of them in the county fair. Maybe I will do that this year too. I am having fun picking out fabrics from my stash for the rest of the quilts.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Favorite Picture

This is a picture I received from a friend. She knows how I like to make quilts for charity, mostly children in orphanages. I have this in my sewing room and enjoy remembering my friend who gave it to me. She lives about 3 hours away now. I went to visit her this last weekend and we had a good time visiting. The rest of the family came with me so we all went bowling and had a good time.

Today I spent the morning in my youngest son's elementary school with the K - 2nd grade classes. They were coloring in some more quilt blocks for me to turn into quilts to be donated to Mexico. I think I now have about12 quilts to work on. Good thing they are baby quilts so should not take me too long. I have until mid May to get them completed. Should not be a problem. I will post pictures as soon as I get some of them finished.