"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Monday, August 16, 2010

Projects I’ve finished lately…

This is a quilt I made for some friends who used to be students at Baxter.  This was my first attempt at “free-motion” machine quilting.
Sophia full view
Sophia closeup 1

I’ve been wanting to make a “pillowcase dress”.  You can make these out of actual pillowcases, and I do want to find a pretty vintage one.  But this dress was made from cute Sesame Street Halloween fabric I found at Hancock Fabrics here in town.  This one is for Georgia!
Halloween Pillowcase Dress

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Nolan Ford White is here!!!

He entered the world on Saturday morning at 10:39.  Kinda surprised us by coming a little early.  He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz and was 21 inches long.  He. Is. Precious!!!

So, without further ado…meet our sweet grandson, Nolan…

Meet Nolan

Nolan mouth open

  Here’s mommy and daddy:

David Maggie Nolan Together

And finally, big sister, Georgia…reading in her mommy’s bed.

georgia reading closeup

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One Thing, One Week:1 Finished

Update:  I got this pattern from the following site: http://www.ucquilts.com/bommarch2006.htm

Last week I took the One Thing, One Week:1 Challenge from over at Amy’s Creative Side blog.
Click below to see what others have completed this week.
My goal was to finish Nolan’s quilt. He’s my grandson who is due the middle of August.
Well, I reached my goal and just last night put the last of the millions? of hand quilted stitches in the Kite quilt, using the Chirp Collection by Katie Hennagir.
I cannot wait to meet baby Nolan and give him his quilt!
Nolan's Quilt Full
Nolan's Quilt E
Nolan's Quilt F
I’ve left out the day on the tag below…I’ll have to carefully stitch that in when he gets here!
Nolan's Quilt H

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Little Artist

Georgia is so creative.

She loves to paint.



Ooh, look at all the colors!



She likes to paint herself, too.





Look at the nice picture she painted for Mama and Daddy.

And now?.....


Bathtime!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Luke & Georgia Enjoying Being Together

"One Thing - One Week Challenge"

Next week, I'll be posting pictures of the newest grandbaby quilt! I'm participating in the "One Thing - One Week Challenge" from Amy's Creative Side. So, I plan to finish up this baby quilt by then. Just a little more hand quilting to do. Here's a little preview...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival #3

Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side has organized another online quilt festival.  You can click on this button to get to the list of, so far, 475 links.  image Each one will take you to an individual blog, showcasing one quilt and the story behind it from the blogger.  I can spend literally hours at a time reading these posts and drooling over the quilts.  But what usually happens is this:
I click on a link………I read the post………I look at the quilt………Then I start reading everything the blogger has written!  Suffice it to say, it is taking me a while to get through that list!
Here’s the quilt I made for our 13-month-old granddaughter, Georgia:
first completed block
The first completed square --  6”, machine pieced, hand appliqu├ęd and hand embroidered

I made this quilt while my husband and I were living in Honduras.   My sweet daughter-in-law picked out the beautiful red and pink fabrics and gave me free reign as far as the pattern.
 Quilt Top - Copy 
Finished top.
I decided on a very traditional pattern, “Grandmother’s Fan” because my daughter-in-law and son love all things old.  (Guess that’s why they love me!)  I liked how it turned out and loved doing all the hand work on it.
Georgia & Quilt 3
So, now it’s quilted and washed and ready for Georgia…she loves it!  Can you tell? :)

G looking up at Dani Now she’s happy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day…Remembering

Thinking of my sweet mama on Mother’s Day. She’s been gone for 33 years and I still miss her so much.

Jeanne and Mama

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AQS Paducah Quilt Show

Friday I drove to Paducah all by myself to attend the 2010 American Quilter’s Society quilt show.  I’ve lived in Kentucky for 21 years and this was my first time to ever attend this show…shame on me!

But, I did have a wonderful day (wish it could have been 2 or 3 days) looking at beautiful quilts, drooling over all the gadgets, fabrics and a long-arm quilting machine, visiting the famous Hancock’s of Paducah fabric store AND taking a class on “Beginning Free-Motion Quilting”!  Whew!

I arrived home at midnight and sent Steve off to Nicaragua for a mission trip at 2 a.m.  It was a BIG day!

I want so badly to post photos of some of the quilts from yesterday, but I just read the Photograph Policy for AQS and it states that I can’t post photos online without permission.  (You can go HERE to see the winners of the Paducah show)

But….I can post a picture of the lovely reproduction 30’s fabrics I could not resist buying!!!  I didn’t go with a plan really, but before long…as I perused the vender booths…I realized I was drawn to these fabrics.  I just kept picking up little bundles and fat quarters of the pretty little “feed sack” lookalikes and before you know it, I had this (sorry about the shadow on the pic):

30's Fabrics

Now I have to resist cutting into them until I have finished a couple of other projects I’ve already started…including a baby quilt for the new little grandson due in August.  But I definitely see a quilt with these sweet fabrics in my future!

Here’s a sneek peek of Nolen’s Quilt:

Nolen's Quilt Squares 4And last, but certainly not least……here is my masterpiece from the free-motion quilting class I had yesterday.  I’m not very good at it yet – hence, the class…

Free Motion Quilting

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Catching up with a few photos

So, it’s been a while since I posted any pictures, so here I go catching up a little bit.

Melanie’s Birthday

Melanie Flowers

Easter Sunday (I made the boys matching airplane ties.  I actually made one for the baby, too, but then decided on the little romper with matching bib instead. 

The Blue Tie Boys 2

The week after Easter, Georgia came up (oh, and her parents, too!)  I made Maddy and Georgia pink with white polkadot dresses.  They were so cute!  Unfortunately, my camera didn’t show the details (maybe operator error…)

Maddy Georgia Easter Dresses

Georgia’s 1st Birthday:

G Looks at Candle  G Eating Cake 4

David’s 30th Birthday and Patrick’s (Maggie’s brother)

David & Patrick Blowing Out Candles

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Granddaughters

Maddy went with Steve and me to play with Georgia last weekend.  It was so sweet to watch those two sweet girls.  They both adore one another.  Enough words…

Georgia Staring at Maddy

Maddy & G

Maddy with Georgia

Upside Down G with Maddy

Georgia & Maddy Adoring

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Love Fabric Giveaways!

My blog world friend, Dena, over at Tales of Wayne Manor, is celebrating her 300th blog post by giving away some cute fabric.  Go here to see for yourself!

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Happenings

I turned 59 on the 4th.  I haven’t decided whether I’ll move on to 60 next year or just stay in my 50’s for a while.  We’ll see.  I spent the day with baby Georgia and she gave me lots of kisses and hugs for my birthday!  She and I went to dinner with her mommy and daddy (aka David & Maggie) and they sent me some beautiful flowers while I was there.  I didn’t take pictures of the flowers, but here’s a cute picture of G, reading her book.DSC03656

While I was in Hendersonville, Melanie and the kids left surprises at my house!  They made me cards, too, which were very sweet.  Maddy’s said, “I named you ‘Dani’ and I’m glad I did!”  Precious!Maddy Noah Jack Luke my birthday

I went to visit my daddy in Florida last week.  He’s 84 and doing pretty well, considering.  I love him so much and enjoy our time together.  We talked a lot and ate a lot of cheesecake.  It was fun.  Oh, and I really enjoyed visiting with my 2 brothers and sister-in-law.  (I forgot my camera…)

Oh, and it has been snowing a lot in Bowling Green.  I love it!Snow

Friday, January 29, 2010

Grandbabies

I spent some fun time with some of the grandbabies this week.  First, on Tuesday, I kept Georgia at her house.  She’s so sweet!  I can ask her to give me hugs and kisses and she lays her little head on my shoulder.  Sometimes she gives kisses or offers you her cheek.

Georgia Chubby ChinGeorgia Funny Georgia Funny MouthGeorgia ReachingGeorgia TeethGeorgia Sleeping

Yesterday, while Noah & Maddy were at school, I met Melanie, Jack and Luke for lunch.  Luke enjoyed finishing off Jack’s ice cream cone.   

Luke Eating Ice Cream Luke Ice Cream Mouth Luke Looking at Ice Cream Cone Luke Looking Away

Jack enjoys chewing ice…Jack Chewing Ice2…and taking pictures with my camera:

Artsy Pic of Playroom Sad Face Lukey BalloonsThose are their balloons up on the ceiling

 Ben 10 Omnitrix DaniUnflattering picture of Dani (sigh…)

 Ice in CupI really like this one…it’s inside Jack’s drink cup.  Pretty cool, huh?

 Kids Meal 2 Luke's Sippy Cup  Luke and MommyPretty Melanie