Sunday, November 30, 2014

Starting a new mystery quilt!

This will be the 4th "Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt" I've done.    I love the whole process from picking out my fabrics, sewing each clue, (without an idea of what the finished quilt will look like) to putting in the last stitch.

Bonnie gives guidelines.  Here is the link for her first clue.  For colors and I'm always a little fearful to stray to far from her suggestions.    This year I am switching out her pinks for a  pinkish purple.   My yellow also has a little greenish tint to it. 
The picture below is my stack of fabrics I've chosen with the possibilities of using the standing bolt in back for the quilt backing.   These colors are a little off in the pic.

These colors are a little more true below.
This week our clue was to make 100 of these units.

You may go to this link to see other bloggers who are making this quilt.

It's been nice getting back to some sewing after a busy fun filled Thanksgiving.

I had lots of help with the meal this year.  Alicia made her "turkey shaped rolls", Diana brought string bean cassarole, Queena furnished the lettus salad and Holly baked the turkey.  All I had to do was the pies and mashed potatoes.

Here are four of our fourteen grandchildren.   I'm hoping we get to be with all 14 at Christmas.

We've sure enjoyed having Queena and Ethan with us for a couple weeks before they headed up to New York to be with Ethan's family.

I spent a couple days helping Dorie and James get use to the sewing machines.  They are each starting a little quilt and both finished three of the nine blocks needed.  We'll try and finish them this next summer.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Birthday Post!

Isaiah Truth turned one October 22 and I am this late getting it posted.  Opps!
Love this picture of him and his grandpa Mark.

Alicia furnished the evening supper.  Yummy pulled pork sandwiches, salad and cupcakes!
Great-grandma Alene and her sister Aunt Freida also graced our table.

I loved the laughter around the table.
Aunt Freida and Holly I wonder what you are laughing at.  Timmy and mom are tickled as well.

"Isaiah it is time to blow out the candle."

"No mom!  It's ALL mine!"

What fun.

Now today we have another birthday. 
Happy Birthday Holly Dear!

She loves a good party!

What fun to surprise her with this small quilt.
She knew I was making it, but I let on I was making it for me as a lap quilt.

Last evening we took her out to "The Fishery" in Rehobeth and now this evening she is celebrating with a whole bunch of her friends.
We each chose a different kind of fish.  All fresh!  Tilapia, Salmon, Halibut, and Tuna.