Monday, September 23, 2013

Sewing in Virginia

What a special time I had this weekend in Virginia.   My sister Barbara had invited me to join her  in taking a quilt class by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company , as a fund raiser for the Virginia Quilt Museum.    What a great time to go down and spend some time with my mother.

Mother has been wanting me to help her get started in making a Hexagon Quilt.

This on one of the many reasons I admire my mother so much, always wanting to learn new things and not afraid to tackle a new project!, keeping her hands and mind busy.   I hope I can be like her when I'm 88!

Mother's kitchen island made a great cutting station.

After supper we took a little walk down by the river to see what Sheila and Sanford are building.  They decided their Gazebo needed to be on higher ground  because every time the river floods the banks,  the Gazebo takes a beating.

What a sweet surprise we had when nephew Adam and Megan drove in to visit mother.  They both live in Texas.

I had a nice little walk across the field to visit another nephew.   Father built this house after I was married. He and mother lived there for many good years before moving back down to the home place.

Sheila wanted us to see how Josh and Hope had rebuilt the fireplace.   Good changes are being made to the house.

~ Cousins ~

Saturday was the big sewing day.    Barbara and I had invited good friend Donna to join us for the day.   She is from Roanoke and I got to know her years ago when I first started blogging on Xanga.  It was so nice being able to catch up with each other as we sewed.

L. to R.    Donna, Me, Jenny (our teacher) and Barbara.
(In front of the quilt like we were making in class)

In the morning Jenny gave a lecture & trunk show.   She kept us laughing.

 After class Donna stopped in at mother's.   We wanted to see the Hexagon Quilt that she has been working on. 

Just look at the stack of finished Hexies.

Donna thanks for spending the day with us.   Thought you might enjoy knowing that Mother has decided to use your method of using paper instead of the Mylar that I was using.

Saturday evening Sheila came down and we helped mother prep her hexies till after 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Baby Shower for Alicia

We are looking forward to the birth of baby Isaiah.

Holly did a great job putting on this baby shower for Alicia.

A Saturday brunch with lots of yummy foods.

Coffee Cakes
Fruit Kabobs
Yogurt with Granola
Juice and Coffee

We are thankful for all the guest and friends who came and showed Alicia their love and support.

So happy that close Friend Elizabeth could make it.

 Thanks to all for sharing. 
 Janelle leading in a prayer of blessing for the upcoming birth and future for our little Isaiah.

 Love you Alicia and we are so excited for the birth of our little Isaiah.
God bless you and keep you.
Love, mom

Monday, September 9, 2013

Our Grandson Maxwell's Baptism

Sunday we were privileged to attend our grandson Maxwell's baptism in Baltimore.

A very important step of obedience in our grandson's life.
There were six being baptised that day.   Each one was given time to share their testimony.

Little Bo with an close up view.

A hug from his daddy.

Love this one of Aunt Holly

Pastor Matt Stutzman, Mark and Jeremy.
Matt is our daughter-in-law Jessica's brother.

It was special seeing Kari K., a young girl from our church who   just moved to Baltimore this past Thursday.  She'll be a great asset to the church there.

Jeremy pulling out the grill for a wonderful Sunday afternoon picnic.

Mark and three of our boys.  We miss you Israel's and Ethan's.

 Timmy and Diana

"Uncle Timmy, swing me higher."

 What a meaningful gift for Max.   Cheryl framed a pic of him along with his name and meaning.
~ Parting Shot ~
 Good bye Ariel.  Grandma is looking forward to seeing you again this week-end in Delaware.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Sewing Circle

It's hard to believe that another Summer has come and gone.  September brings the first sewing circle of the new year.
 I love the fall colors of this corduroy comfort that Queena K. pieced.

 This top was small and the ladies had it tied before lunch.

 Love the different age groups around this quilt.

What a cozy house this makes.  A blanket draped over the table.

For Show~and~Tell I brought the quilt I am making for our granddaughter Ariel.  I've printed lots of pictures of her on fabric and have them in the quilt.  I'll make a separate post on this quilt later.

Connie showed her pinwheel quilt with applique vines in the border.  I love the soft colors.

This is Emily's first quilt project.  Great job done Emily!

We usually have 4 or 5 ladies piecing tops at our sewing machines.  That is where you will find me each sewing day.   I love machine work.
Queena K. spearheaded this years quilt top.  She cut a huge stack of 5inch squares out of scrap fabric.

Linda getting her machine ready to help sew these squares into a really cool block.


 I see they a pattern forming.

I know I am going to like this scrappy quilt!

Here at home Holly and I have been working with triangles.

I need to get back to machine quilting so I'm out of here.