Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween..............hope you get lots of treats and no tricks tonight!!
Faster than a speeding bullet, faster than a freight train......or whatever the words are supposed to's Superman Joshua...........flying out of the plants where he's not supposed to be! 
My Superhero grandchildren 
Raleigh as Wonderwoman 
Reagan as Captain Miss America  
And of course, little Superman 
It was hard to get pictures of this little Superman, he moves at the speed of that flying bullet! 
Can't remember if I already shared my spiderweb quilt but here it is again if I did.  Not quilted yet...... 
Jan brought in this beautiful quilt that she made for one of her Aunts.  You have to see this in person to appreciate it.  I was thinking she could leave it for me and when she left, she actually forgot to take it with her........but then she remembered and came back.  Oh well, almost got it! 
And Barbara brought in her Civil War quilt all done and quilted.  It is breathtaking and so much fun to study each block.  She did a wonderful job and again, you have to see it in person to truly appreciate all the work and beautiful piecing. 
I love the back of the quilt where she added a few leftover blocks.  A great idea that I may use myself.  Thanks for sharing Barbara! 
Barbara and Lou looking for one certain fabric in all those pieces.   
As the ladies were leaving, we discovered this little bee who appeared to be sleeping on a Camelia leaf.  Guess he just got tuckered out. 

Here's to wishing you all a fun Halloween evening.  Enjoy those little trick or treaters.  They work hard for all their loot!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Well, you know you're in trouble when your husband comes home from work and says "Do you know you haven't updated your blog since October 2?"  Of course I know that.  But there are so many other things that I need to do that I just haven't found the time to sit at the computer and do any updating of any kind!  So tonight's the night.................

October has been an extremely busy month......lots and lots of classes, very full and very fun classes........the barn sale stuck in the middle of the month, all the preparation and time for the barn oldest son's birthday..........a trip to the farm.............more get my drift.  And all wonderful things.
Today was wool dying day.  I needed some more wool to trump up my stash for Saturday's class.  Luckily I had today off so I could spend 7 hours at my kitchen stove dying wool.  The wool is beautiful, I would love to have gotten more done and my feet hurt!!  The feet won and I finally had to put away the pots. 
There is a mini craft show in my dining room of some of my things left over from the barn sale.......ladies are shopping when they come to classes.........come shop with me!!!
My friend Kim quilted this basket quilt for me but I had not had time to get the binding stitched down because of the barn is now done and hanging.  YAY! 
Kim also quilted this huge queen size log cabin quilt which also needed the binding stitched down.  I will hopefully have it finished TONIGHT!!!  And on the bed in the morning!!!  YAY! 
I also finished this little foundation (9 blocks) piece yesterday.  YAY! 
And on Monday I finished my spider web quilt from a class I took in September.  YAY!!!  We'll see this again someday since it hasn't been quilted yet. 
My oldest son Paul, celebrating his 34th birthday with his sweet family. 
Models for upcoming November and December classes.  All make and takes!!!  YAY!
The girls at Hillridge Farms and their huge pumpkins.  This is our third year to visit the farm and the girls still love it.  They chose Hillridge Farms over the fair (they had already been to the fair once to see Scotty). 

Making fall fabric covered boxes and pincushions 
Working on fall mats 
Barbara looks very studious as she works on her wool pieces 
Tricia has a bullseye behind her head!! 
Debby finally finished her four block wool crazy.  You have to see this in person to appreciate it.  It is absolutely magnificent.  So many of the appliques in the blocks represent her and her husband's family history. 
Laura seems very intent.  And Laura is also the proud owner of her very own long arm machine.  Get those quilts ready ladies. 
I think this was a recipe card class. 
Donna proudly holds up a couple of projects she has finished.  Those Busy Bee girls are going gung ho getting their projects done!! 
Laura quilted this beautiful piece for Jeannie.  Nice work Jeannie and Laura.  What a beautiful wallhanging. 
Donna got her flower garden quilt done and Laura quilted it for her.  It is another piece that you have to see in person to appreciate.  Donna is going to have so many badges for all her completed projects!!

So, as you can see, life has been busy around here this month.  There are other pictures on a different camera that I just remembered.  Don't want to overload you all at one time!! 

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall season and definitely finding some time to do a little stitching.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

YAY for October.  I love fall and the month of October can be quite beautiful in North Carolina.  Monday we had temperatures in the 60's which is unusual and today we are in the 80's and thunderstorms.  That's the south for you!  But we still get a taste of fall, eventually.  It's just the mere fact that I know summer is finally over!!!
I had little Joshua by myself one evening.  No one but me and Joshua and the big wide open yard to play in.  He did a little investigating and was quite enthralled with the downspout, especially when he figured out that if he pushed on the pipe, water would come out.  He splashed and played here for awhile. 

This goose was given to me by a good friend years ago.  Both of the girls have hopped on there and posed for pictures so I figured it was time for Joshua to do the same.  I think he's a wee bit younger than the girls were and wasn't quite enjoying his ride on the goose.  I think he was wondering why his Mina put him on this "thing" anyway!! 
All boy.  Loves his trucks and baseballs. 
Reagan was here over the weekend and got out the hexagons she had finished basting.  She's planning on making a quilt.............whew is all I can say!  She loves doing the hexagons.  Today she was here for a bit and I taught her how to stitch the pieces together.  I may have created a monster!!! 
Every where I look there are piles.............fabric covered boxes............. 
sewing dolls waiting for their final touches.................. 
pillows and wool mats and pincushions......................... 
and more fabric covered boxes................and who knows what else...............all in various stages of completion for the barn sale which is fast approaching. 
October 12-13 at The Little Herb House.
Please email or call if you don't have specifics to attend the sale.  We had so much fun last year and there were so many beautiful things for sale.............soon it will have come and gone but right now I'm still trying to get more done.  I have had four days off from classes so got lots done during that time.
Hope you'll get a chance to stop by and visit.  Pray for cool fall temperatures!! 

While walking in the yard with Joshua I couldn't resist one last zinnia picture.  There are still some very pretty flowers, just hanging on to those last warm days.  Still my favorite flower.

Happy stitching.....................