Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meals at Grandma's House

When I got home from my quilt retreat I had a package in the mail from  my friend,
She made our new little cowboy some cowboy bibs. Carla you are such a sweet person and this gift means the world to me. She said I could take them to his house or keep them at mine....
I'm keeping them at mine and I'll think of her every time Cowboy Kole puts one on. 
Did you notice the "Star" and "Boot" she appliqued on them ?

Carla said, He can keep his little britches clean when he eats at grandma's house and I won't have to tie a bandanna around his neck. I didn't have one bib in this house, so it was the perfect gift for Grandma's house !

I wish you would just look how cute it was, all tie up with a bandanna ribbon and a tag that I'll have to keep on my sewing room bulletin board, because it's so darn cute too !

   Have a very blessed day and hug a friend.
Warning : If you hug Carla, she will giggle !

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More Stars

 You see before you 92 Lemoyne Stars- (80)- 4" and (12)- 12"
that were made useing the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler, which makes this task VERY easy.
Angela from Quilts With a Heart had the annual summer retreat at the
 Cimarron Ranch in Marble Falls,Texas.
What fun we had sewing, laughing, eating and staying up too late.
Many, many stars were made during the weekend.... 
You could possibly be seeing more of them from me in other projects.
  I love them !
I got some great fabric in the quilt shop, there on the ranch..
I had to walk through it on my way to bed every night  morning...
Boy oh boy, that was just terrible  ;0)  wink

 Isn't this sweet ! Kim Diehl's, Vintage Farmhouse.

 I found this pretty little bunch of fat quarters all tied up in twine, Shenandoah Valley by Nancy Gere
Why I bought purple..... not a clue ! BuT I LIKE it !

And Mill Brook Series Circa 1852 by Howard Marcus
I bought this with the Farmers Wife blocks in mind.

We'll be back to blog hopping soon....I have certainly missed the hops. 
I'm excited to see what everyone has made ! ...How about you ?
Have a very blessed day today.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The "NEWS"

As a Grandma, I think about my grandchildren a lot. I was daydreaming about how my youngest granddaughter (who is 9 1/2 years younger than her sisters, so you can imagine the attention she gets) might have received the family news last week. Here she is having a wonderful time enjoying her bath....when all of a sudden her Mama goes in to deliver the "The NEWS" .

"Hey Raychel, guess what? You have a new baby cousin!"

This new baby!
 Kole born August 6th, 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
Raychel and her sisters are super excited and coming to meet him next week.... Grammie can't wait !

I've been working on catching up on my Farmers Wife blocks, all but the ones with  45 degree cuts.....those are whooping me ! Right handed people show me how to do it, then when I get home and try to do it, my left-handed brain can't do it.... So, I'm taking all those blocks with me to the quilt retreat in two weeks and let somebody else cut um for me !
This happy Grandma wishes you abundant grace from our heavenly Father.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ranch Monday

Today I've been married to the love of my life for 36 years.
 We've been together for over 40 years. 
It hasn't always been easy, but it's always been worth it. 

It's also my sister and brother in law's anniversary
47 YEARS ! Pretty awesome huh !
Have a blessed day !

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Test-a-little-lating Stars

What does test-a-little-lating stars mean?
 It means I was late getting the testing/sewing done on my friend Amy's quilt pattern....
I did the test-a-little-late !
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy wrote her first quilt pattern, 
and I was one of the lucky ones she chose to be a pattern tester.

 This is the first quilt I made, YES, I made two !  And...I don't like to make 2 of the same anything ! 
But, Amy's Watkins Star goes together so fast....I cut this out and sewed it up in ONE evening. 
So, my question to myself is, "why did I wait so long before I made it" ?
The instructions are clear and precise and the pictures by themselves almost tell you how to sew it together.   
 I think this will be my go-to know I love stars anyhow ! 
My quilt guild makes quilts and receiving blankets for a community service project called, Wee Care.  
The quilts are sent to the hospital and distributed to children in need...... 
this would be a great quilt pattern to make for that and for gift giving.

Here is a little peek of the second one I made.
 I think I will wait to reveal it in September during the "See You in September" blog hop. 
I want to add some borders to it and I have to buy more of the background fabric to complete that part.
Thank you for letting me make your pattern are an incredible STAR !

Have a great day and God bless you.
 A great place to linkup -  is with my friend Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts, Let's Bee Social  !