Monday, September 29, 2014
These last two weeks have been a difficult time for me. I was told that my mother would not have much longer to live. I took my two youngest kids out of school and went up to see her on her last days. I came back home for a few days and then went to Nebraska with my husband for her funeral. I have been able to look back and reflect on some good memories of my mom. She was a sweet, tender-spirited person. She was able to be home with us kids as we were growing up. It is a good thing, because there was one time when I was playing hide and go seek and crawled in the dryer. I shut the dryer door and went round and round. She was home and came to my rescue. She never let me forget the time that I used easy-off oven cleaner to coat the pan to cook some eggs instead of PAM spray. They were both yellow cans and I didn't read the label. She made me feel so special when she knitted a red cape for me when I was a little girl. I felt like Little Red Riding Hood. She would read to us from an illustrated children's Bible. She had a deep faith in God that rubbed off on me. It is so nice to know where she is now.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Here's a picture of my hexagon quilt, along with one of our cats sitting on it. I'm making a lot of headway, but still have a ways to go.
It does make my smile that our cats love to sit on my quilts. I suppose it's their way of telling me they like it too.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
After making several diamonds for my quilt, I decided to put some more of them together. I am looking forward to seeing the quilt slowly grow. I did play with the diamonds a little bit and decided to just put them in random order throughout the quilt.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The quilt that I started 19 years ago is almost done. I just have the corners on 1 square to finish. After I have the square done I will need to complete the last row and sew it to the quilt top. I was looking for the fabric that I used for my sashing, but can't find enough. I will look again. It is time to finish this quilt.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With him at camp, I got to sleep under it myself. And, I'd like to pat myself on the back with how well it turned out. My husband fancies it too, but then he's a bit biased in my favor.
It's hard to choose a favorite square, but I think the stars are my best. It's a good feeling to finish, and now I have the itch to put another together.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
my hexagon organizer
This is one of the organizers that I use for my hexagons. I also use a small plastic box to take my hexies on the go.
Today has been a great day. So far I have stitched one flower together from the hexagons that I received from a hexagon swap. I have added one diamond to my hand-pieced hexagon quilt. I have also made 6 sets of hexagon for the next hexagon exchange. I will post some pictures soon.