Saturday, November 21, 2009

Recent Happenings

Remember the challenge fabric from my quilt guild. (The fabric that I tried to love but never could develop a bond with). Here are some of the quilts that were produced. We have such talented quilters in our guild. I was totally taken back.
I believe there were 12 or 13 entries and all were great and well thought out. Just about everyone thought the fabric was definitly a challenge to work with, but the quilts were beautiful. One of the entries was even an apron! Why didn't I think of that?

I would have never thought of fish! I need to hang around these members more. They inspire me so! Great job to all!
I really enjoyed my time when my mother and I were together, both here in Georgia and in Louisiana. We had a great time .
Here are three generations posing with World of Coke 4-D glasses on. We laughed so much taking these pictures we cryed. What a great time we had.

My mother and I sewing together for the first time adults. In my younger days she taught me a lot about sewing and crafting, but we never really sewed together as adults. We created great memories while we were together.

Mom really liked her new sewing machine. I was so glad she bought it. She plans on doing much more sewing when she retires at the first of the year. She even bought a layer cake bundle to make a quilt once she retires.

First time ever in her 72 years using a rotary cutter. She did a great job. Way to go mom! Nothing ever holds her back. She always wants to keep learning. I hope that nothing ever holds me back when I'm 72.

Mom and her new sewing machine. She really needed a new one. This one threads the needle itself which was the selling point for her. We were both so proud walking out the store with a new machine. Christmas came early for both of us this year!
My husbands elbow surgery went well. They had him back there for 2 hours! Hopefully this will bring back some feelings for two of his fingers that have been numb since his Tommy-John surgery in January. We will see. The MD said that full feelings may not return for 2 or 3 years...those nerve endings do grow mighty slow. It will be what it is though.
I hope to get some quilting done tomorrow. It's suppose to rain. I always love to quilt in my studio while it's raining. I love to hear the rain hitting all the windows. But....A new Hobby Lobby recently opened so I might swing by there and check out the new store. Hopefully I can visit the store and quilt...if I don't get side-tracked.
Happy Quilting. Happy Living!


  1. What a great time y'all look like you are having! I also would not thought of making fish in the quilt or making an apron. Your Mom's face shows how much fun she is having, what a pretty smile so now we know where you got yours! Take care and enjoy the sounds of the rain.

  2. It is interesting to see the other quilts. I like the fish quilt. Sounds like you and your mom had a lot of fun. 72 and learning to rotary cut and operate a new machine? Such an inspiration. You are blessed to have this time to spend with her. Have fun quilting today.

  3. Love the quilts.

    Your mum looks so pleased with her new machine. I'm glad your hubby's surgery went allright. I hope he has a good, and quick, recovery

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  4. Your mom is 72?? She looks like she's in her 50's. I'm so glad she's enjoying her new machine and that you two had time to sew together and make memories.

  5. I wanna come! Looks like you all had such a great time! Your challenge quilts are amazing, I always love to see other people's creativity.

  6. I'm so glad you had the sewing/bonding time with your mom! One Christmas several years ago, I opened a box and thought - "Yeah, mom finally made me a quilt!" Oh no, she bought me the fabric to make my own quilt! The madness ensued :)

    Take care and Happy Thanksgiving! - Elizabeth