Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Block - Chester County Criswell Quilt

I do enjoy cutwork! So, I've begun this block for the road. See the Chester Co. Criswell Quilt Blog for lots of interesting stuff! With no pieces to keep up with or different thread colors to deal with, its is an easy travel project. This piece will accompany dd and I on a short West Coast College Visit trip. She will visit 2-3 campuses and meet with four coaches from three schools to get a better idea of what she likes. I'm hoping she will narrow down the field a little bit!
We will also enjoy a lovely day at the county fair in LA with cousins Brenda & John and will view her award-winning knitting on display there. And, there will be a Jubilee birthday celebration for yours truly on Sunday evening. We will dine at a great Thai restaurant, in addition to enjoying each day with our gracious host and hostess's wonderful gourmet meals! Doesn't it sound great!!

Have a great Labor Day holiday everyone!

P.S. In case you are wondering...I HAVE been working on those last 2 Luscious Lemon leaves, but they will have to wait until for the final stitches until I return from this trip.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lucious Lemons progress!

There's nothing like appliqueing a few leaves while riding in the car on the way to dd's away games. I just love it! Senior year! It's a very fun ride all the way around and college "spec's" are looking good too for dd! She's amazing! ds is also doing well! He's making it to his 4:45am job and decided to add a few college courses as well - on his dime this time. (Maybe it will stick :) We are so proud of both! They are a blessing!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Let the homework begin!

DD does homework with her colorful pet to keep it interesting! She's had him going on 8+ years! He started out a little longer than the size of a pencil and about that narrow. How he's grown over the years!

Friday, August 3, 2012

I think I'll do a little quilting this weekend...

My office was dismantled earlier this summer and now these quilts need a new place at home. July 31st was the official last day on the payroll and it was a happy one! I'm excited to more forward with my life and career!

"Suzy Rae" needs some attention as well as some other piecing from days past. I'll save the hand applique for evenings in front of the Olympics on TV with the family. Lately I've been watching empty handed! That needs to change!

I've also been toying with the idea of making something for the girls on dd's team. This is my last chance to give at one last end of season party on Sunday afternoon. Maybe I'll really do it...hummm....So, to work now on needed writing revisions and then tomorrow can be a school-free/guilt free quilting day :)

This bear paw was made for mom years ago and more recently has hung over my desk at the office now home in storage. Both of the quilts were hand quilted and I love the colors and textures! (that don't look so great in the photo.)