Sunday, July 28, 2013

Amish quilt with a modern twist on quilting for Nancy J's, Wabash, Indiana

Meg's quilt using Nancy Haacke's quilting pattern square in a circle.

Finally, one of my own quilts using Moda Glamping material, quilting pattern Sundance and quilting design by Nancy Haacke at digitized quilting  I love this little quilt, wish I had one of those cute little campers.  There are some great ideas on Pinterest of Glamped trailers.  Oh well I'm just happy to have my quilt sewn, quilted and binding put on all within six weeks of purchasing  the fabric.  Which is really a first for me since I know I have some fabric in my stash which could possible be considered "vintage".

How about you? Do you have any material in your stash which could be called vintage now?

Blessings to all.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy, happy Thursday from sunny, hot and beautiful Monticello, Indiana, USA. We've been busy watching our grandchildren Audrey Kate and Jacob at the White County Fair this week.  The kids showed five pigs and placed with one fifth place, one fourth, one third and two first places in their weight classes.  We were happy with their showing when you consider White county has numerous large hog farm operations whose children are competing in the same classes.  Makes me wonder why there isn't a "professional category" for those groups and let us little guys have our own category.  In other words its like David and Goliath.

I have quilted three quilts this week in between fair time.  I even floated on my floaty chair in Lake Freeman yesterday.  I did feel guilty taking 45 minutes out of my quilting schedule just to relax a bit. But I did work until 10:30 last night and I did get the quilt done.  If you want to play, you'll have to pay.

I'll leave you with these encouraging words from my devotion for today by Sarah Young from her book Jesus Calling:

  "I am nearer than you think, richly present in all your moments."

Blessings to all.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy, happy Monday.  I guess it is Monday.  After the July 4th holiday (which was last Thursday) I've had a hard time keeping track of what day it is.  It's also nice not to be hearing firecrackers going off since I've heard them for four nights in a row.  Don't get me wrong I enjoy fireworks, but I don't need to hear them four nights in a row, that is unless I was at Disney World.

I gave myself a treat today by getting a one hour massage.  Lee Anne Akers, Certifed Massage Therapist and  owner of Essential Touch found every tight spot in my body today.  Even in spots I didn't realize were sore. I was amazed at how much easier I could walk after my massage.  Gary even noticed how much happier I was when I got home.  I told him I didn't have any pain in my body and I felt great.  If you are in the West Lafayette, Indiana area Essential Touch is located at 480 W. Navajo St., Suite B, West Lafayette, Indiana - Phone: 765-363-3323,  Thanks Lee Anne I feel so much better.

I was so excited to hear from one of my quilting friends that her sister who had been on a waiting list received a new heart today.  What a blessing for this family.  I am also in prayer for the family who must be grieving at the loss of their loved one.  Please keep these families in your prayers.

Blessings to all.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy July 1st, 2013.  I haven't figured out where the month of June went, but I guess the saying "time stands still for no man" is true.  I always have loved the month of June.  The weather is usually pleasant here in Indiana and June is a time when the perennial flowers are starting to bloom.  June is also the time of year I have a hard time staying focused on staying inside and keeping my quilting schedule in tact. I do keep my schedule because I realize just how much all of my clients look forward to seeing their beautiful quilts quilted.  I am blessed.

Have a beautiful day everyone and take some time to enjoy the beauty that is outside your window.

Blessings to all.