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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Christy!!

This is our daughter Christy and her husband Dirk. One of the boys, Bryson above them!!!! Her birthday is Monday. Happy Birthday Christy!!! We miss you so much!!!

I just got the new catalog from Hancock's of Paducah and as I was thumbing through the pages when I saw one of my quilt designs! That was a surprise! It is the Ellie Fun quilt, fabric by Quilting Treasures. It's on page 114 if you want to peek!

The Ellie Fun quilt at Houston Market last year.

Well, I am finally over the flu and way behind on my work, but I'll give you a few sneak peaks of some of the quilts that will be showing at Spring Market this year. This one is from the Cosmo Chic line by Benartex.

Here is a close up of City Girl Holiday by Benartex. I love this line, the colors are so beautiful. I can think of all kinds of things I'd like to make for Christmas next year!

Here you can see a few blocks. Wish I could show you the whole quilt, but until I can I'll keep a few close ups so you can see what's new!!

Another quilt I am working on is from a line called Samsara. This is a beautiful line by Benartex. This block in the center is the fabric that inspired the whole quilt!!!
It is one of my favorites, because I love the black with the light blue, and the old world feel to the fabrics.
It has been a really nice week, feeling better and getting out of the house once in awhile. We went out to see Barry Manilow's show last week and it was a really good show. His voice is just as great as always.
Before I go, I want to show you this pattern by The Quilt Company. I think it is called Heart and Home. I just love it, and will be doing this as a block of the month this year. Some quilts are just too hard to resist!!!
I hope everyone is feeling great, and the flu season is OVER!!! Although my daughter, Char, said she has it this week. Feel better really soon Char!!!!
Until next time, keep quilting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Son Michael!

Happy Birthday to my son, Mike. He is 34 today. This is Mike and his fiance, De Anna. They are engaged to be married June 13th of this year. Have a great birthday Mike!!!!!

It's called the FLU!!!!!

Hi everyone, this darling little block can be found on Anne Sutton's blog, http://www.bunnyhill.blogspot.com/ and it is free! It is cute or what? Anne, you've outdone yourself again! Anyone interested can find it on her site!! Ok, now I know I have some explaining to do. Where have I been, you might ask, besides lounging around the house, on couches and chairs, reading books and watching TV, maybe even sleeping for hours on end. How lazy can a person be, you might say. There are only 8 quilts to be quilted and bound and shipped away. Well, I'll tell you where I've been, having a VERY long date with the Flu!!!! Now I'm not suppose to take flu shots with my compromised immune system, but this session with the flu has made me wonder. NO fun, no fun at all. I finally got in to the Dr yesterday and after 2 shots, 3 meds, a breathing treatment and strick orders to STAY AWAY from everyone, my little doggies have been my only partners, during the day that is. My husband has been so much help, but he does have to work too!! So the dogs and I have had great conversations together, if you can call it that, and I am finally getting somewhat functional!!! I didn't even want to blog, you know, I was sure no one wanted to hear about all the lovely symtoms, but as my Daughter Charlotte told me, I was seriously lacking on my posting!!!! Hopefully I will soon be forgiven and we can focus on more pleasant things!!! So I'll share some great pics for you to enjoy while I recoup.
Roxy and Peanut have become the best of friends. Here they are enjoying the sun on a lazy afternoon.

A sunset view from the couch.

The last quilt I completed for P&B Textiles and is already in their hands. It was a study in value.

I was having trouble adjusting to my new longarm frame, but it is finally getting better.

If anyone has heard of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims I highly recommend joining the membership. They always have a free BOM by Sue Garman, and just look at the pattern for 2009! I was so excited, because I had planned to buy the pattern anyway, and now I can just print the patterns on my computer!!! Check out the site, it is awesome. www.thequiltshow.com

My newest favorite book by Kaffe Fassett. I may not be able to go shopping, but there is the computer, you know.

Another night in misery on the couch was made doable by this georgeous sunset.

And lastly, my little buddies, Roxy and Peanut, showing me just how to relax when you don't feel good. Cindy is doing well too, but she likes her dog bed better.
I'll have some new things to show you very soon! So hang in there with me, but whatever you do, don't catch the flu!!!!.....and
Keep quilting!

Twilight Christmas