Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thank you

Family Quilts

I pulled the quilts out of the trunk. These are all either ones I inherited or ones I made. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
No crazy quilts in the bunch, what a shame!

The oldest is the red & tan & beige one, there is a barn raiser, an altered 9 patch, the Sunbonnet Sue, the double wedding ring, and a quilt top that may have been made by a child.

The one's I made are 2 baby quilts - the grandmothers flower garden and the nine patch. Also the small quilt with 2 baskets & flowers. I made the log cabin one and the one next to it I called "Dakota Winter" because I made it (hand stitched) when living in a motorhome in North Dakota during the winter (long story) - the lavender and grays were inspired by barn tops... Oh and there's the one with the 6 pointed stars all by hand using paper template piecing.

I've made many other quilts, most all as donations to fundraisers.

That's it. I've gone completely crazy since those days though - I love crazy quilts, and like to make my little crazy quilt collages - I don't keep them - they all go to ebay or give away.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Old Trunk

If antiques could talk, I wonder what story this old trunk would tell. Stories of riding on trains and carriages... stories of carrying pretty dresses for a young woman (I believe it was my Great Grandmother) off to boarding school... Did it travel the seas? Across the country? The leather handles wore out long ago and were replaced with rope ones. And oh what character it displays with worn off travel tags and beat up edges! I use this old trunk to store my collection of antique quilts and quilt tops that I started that I'm sure will be antique before they are ever finished!
...and tucked in the cubby in the lid... the ring pillow from my wedding.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


I got treasures in the mail yesterday. I was "oh my gosh" for a while and my husband asked me what it was, and I said "chrome". Because a biker understands that chrome is a highly valued possession. My chrome is beads and yarns and oh what pretties!!! They were an unexpected surprise from an online friend.
THANKS JOY! I just happened to have a piece ready to be embellished... and the colors worked perfect. I was able to use the fuzzy yarn around the picture, the sead beads in the top corner, and the glass flower beads (the pink one is a Czech glass bead) in the ribbon array. I'm going to have some fun with these treasures!
Oh happy day!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Good Neighbors

If I can't see little Blue out back I just look for the big horses and usually Blue is right there too. He seems to have a sort of comradeship with them.

This is our beautiful neighbor to the South.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hope Changes

Measures 4" X 6". Will list on ebay this evening.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

5 Weird things about me

I’ve been tagged by a bloggin’ game. The 5 weird things one… (I even put a picture of weird me to the left.)

I’m assuming all you bloggers know how it works – you get tagged and you post five oddities about yourself, then tag someone else. Simple, huh, so if I tag you at the end, don’t panic. If you’ve been tagged before… your choice to go again or not, and if you haven’t and don’t want to play, that’s fine too!

5 weird things about me:

1. I am not good socially. I withdraw around people. When I was a little girl my best friends were animals.
2. I’m a tom-boy. I could always run with the guys better than chat with the gals. (That works as I have 2 sons, 2 step-sons, 2 grandsons, and 3 nephews. Not to mention a motor-head husband who loves having a wife racing along beside him on a motorcycle or tearing up the hill on a snowmobile.)
3. There are opposites in my interests – for being a tom-boy and not a girly-girl, I love crazy quilting.
4. I am not a movie watcher. Weird, I know. Mention stars or scenes or even TV serials and you’ll draw a blank from me.
5. Same goes with music, I can’t “name that tune” in ½ a song let alone 6 notes, I can’t name the song artist either.

I would like to tag 3 international blogging friends:
Pinar from Turkey, Maria from Finland, and Anita from Germany.

Sunrise / Sunset


Fill my world with color
and implant it in my soul.
For if the day shall become gray
I will remember.
These are my new views - The living room and the computer room look to the morning sun as it rises over the mountains, and the kitchen, dining room, and bedroom look to the evening sky.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Stepping Stones

Faith will lay the stepping stones.
I made this piece before the move, and thought it was quite appropriate as we ventured forth into new territory. I can walk without fear knowing that stepping stones will be placed in front of me.
I rely heavy on this faith through life, especially when one of my children are going thru trials and I have decisions to make that will have lasting effects. In fact I don't know how one can get thru the dark times without faith - I would curl up and die. But instead there is a way that is visible with faith.

I will list this 5 x 7 quiltie on ebay after I find my packaging supplies...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


We are moved! Out of the old and into the new - well almost - I think the unpacking process and figuring out where things go will take some time. Here is a picture of the front door area, which has a curved set of stairs leading from the driveway, surrounded by flower beds. I am looking forward to digging in the dirt next Spring. I cropped out the sides of the picture to hide the address and to hide the realestate sign that was still up (lol) so all you get to see is the middle of the house for now!
The day after moving in we went to work planting trees. You can see we are in the flat-lands of the valley here, about as country as you can get in this area. We still have nice views of the mountains to the East. Our little Jack Russell, Blue, loves to run, so he loves the yard. He's the little white spot in this picture! There are neighboring horses that Blue adores also. All for now, I'll post more as time permits! These are still very busy days!!!