Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Falling Leaves Two

This is the wallhanging that goes with Falling Leaves. I finished it this week and it is hanging!

Of course, I'll take it down and put up Christmas decorations soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Falling Leaves

On our recent trip to Tennessee and North Carolina, we enjoyed beautiful fall colors. I was inspired by the colors and also by a quilt that we saw at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC. So I decided to make this small wallhanging (10" X 11"). I plan to make a larger one also - it's on my list of things I want to do!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mostly Halloween

Work with the Census Bureau is going well. My new job has two parts - recruiting people to take the employment test so they can be employed by the Census Bureau and administering the test. The Bureau wants me to work up to 40 hours a week (mostly in my own county) and is extremely accommodating about time off. I should have my 4th quarter for Social Security/Medicare on Tuesday! The job will most likely go into next year so hopefully I'll get one or more quarters in 2010.

We really enjoyed Halloween - lots of trick-or-treaters. I thought I'd share pictures of our precious grandchildren.

Grandson Mack was so wound up that he could hardly contain himself and stand still for a picture! He is the cutest Garden Gnome that we've ever seen:

The Grands in North Carolina had a Wild West theme going. This is Barkeep Jackson with his great mustache, slick hair, and serious expression:
And Grace made a delightful Saloon Girl. I love her left hand in the picture! What a doll!
Sheriff Colter is absolutely adorable!
And Crosby even got into the spirit! What a sweetie!

October 31 holds special memories for me; it was my dad's birthday. It is always fun to watch our grandchildren, "adopted" grandchildren, and many others making their own special memories of Halloween.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crosby's Quilts

Crosby's quilts have been delivered!

His summer quilt is a soft green and has no batting. The fabric is from Lucky 2 Be Quilting in Pecatonica, IL. These pictures aren't the best.

Here is his regular quilt. The idea came from Quilting Essentials in Roanoke, Va and the material came from Lucky 2 Be Quilting.

Crosby's winter quilt is the first baby quilt I've done with a Minkee back. It is very soft and I love it! I knew Crosby's mom liked brown and turquoise so I decided to use those colors.

Minkee is polyester and very difficult to hand quilt so I machine quilted this quilt. The material for the top is from River's Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft in Hayward, WI and the Minkee is from Sew Many Antiques in Pearl City, IL.


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