Saturday, October 31, 2015

A very rainy day!

It rained pretty much all day yesterday, off and on.  Thankfully, it was a gentle rain most of the time that had a chance to soak in, and not the destructive sort of storms that seem to be plaguing other parts of the country.

At one point, the raindrops hanging from our trumpet vine looked like little jewels

Tove sent me another batch of donation quilts, including this large large, totally finished beauty.  Thanks Tove! 

This quilt was for Pat A.  Friends sent blocks in, and Pat put the top together.  I quilted it with wool batting, hopefully making it light but keeping her warm on her next trip to chemo!   
I'm still here albeit with one foot on the way to Brazil to deal with my dad.  I'm sure things will happen as they should.  Life is just giving me another opportunity to learn p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Getting a new stack started...

I got a couple of quilts finished for Dr. Kaufman.  Both of these from Tove.  

 Pat added another black, and then green border to this Van Gogh quilt, also from Tove.

I had an early birthday celebration for Pat, while she had a friend visiting from Phoenix.  I made her a "studio spirit" which was inspired by one I saw at Fiber Arts Fiesta in May.  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Busy couple of weeks...

I finished the Eclipse quilt, on the day of the lunar eclipse!  It will be raffled off for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and I'm hoping to get information on where to buy tickets!

I also finished this lovely quilt for Tove.
 My days have been filled with trying to figure out things for my nearly 90-year-old father.  Finally after a lot of communication, he has said that he wants to come back to the U.S. to live.  He can no longer sustain his living situation in Brazil.  I'm just waiting for him to get his passport in order and then I will be going to Brazil to bring him back here.   


Friday, October 02, 2015

Have a half dozen done for next delivery...

First I actually pieced a quilt.  There was a block drive for a friend that requested a block that had been on my to do list for some time.  The instructions were on this video from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I made this quilt which is already on its way to Colorado as a baby gift.  The father is a John Deere tractor fan so I backed it with a John Deere flannel print. 

I also made this little taggie from a picture online.  

I got a couple more quilts finished for Dr. Kaufman.  This first one Pat got off ebay and features large flowers appliqued onto flour sacks.

It was pretty heavy so I backed it with flannel and no batting.  This next is from Tove, and I still have quite a few more of hers left to quilt. Thanks again! 

 Pat finished putting together the eclipse quilt on our last sew day, and I finished the quilting and binding on the actual day of the lunar eclipse. 

This is going to go to JDRF for a raffle fundraiser.