Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Block Made by Mom

This is a new block Mom made while Rexa and I were there at Christmas time .
I like it better this way, hopefully she has the whole quilt made, but it is possible she doesn't because she has been doing lots of hand quilting too.
I just love the colors she used .

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Template's I Use

I have 4 sets of these in different shapes and sizes, I love them ! Notice the corners are not sharp, you can cut your rabbit ears off when you cut the pieces.
 They are by Marti Mitchel , some Quilt Stores carry them .
I am sure Marti Mitchel also has a web site.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sarah's Flower Girl Dress

Back in January of this year a friend of ours was getting married , they asked Sarah and her mother to be in the wedding , This is a dress given to her all I had to do was add the silver sash and hem it up .
I also made her a cape out of the silver lined with fleece .However I failed to get a picture of that too.
I am glad I made the cape for her, because it was quite cold that day!

Sarah was just tickled to death to be a Flower girl !

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gary's Bird Houses

My brother-in-law Gary got himself a barn a couple years ago ,he had been interested in woodwork for several years, these are just a few bird houses that he has done .He has  made several different kinds of feeders, flower pots, he also made Chloe's doll house ,built shelves and cabinets too.
I love how smooth this one is before painting ,he has made a lot of them and different styles ,I will take more photo's when I go back to Live Oak , I am sure he has some new ones just waiting for the birds to
move into.Oh yes thats my  sister Tina holding this one .

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Spring Flowers

Flowering Catus Plant 
Bright Fuscia Impatients 
                                                               Pretty Pink Impatients

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blue Denim and Lace

       Two years ago I was working part time with my sister and was in the process of buying new furniture for the Living room. I had already picked out what I wanted and was waiting to have enough money to pay down on it when I found out I was getting laid off there went the new couch ,chair and end tables ,kitchen table & chairs .    
 I was tired of the same old look so I went to my shed looked in a tub, found about 8 yards of dark Blue Denim ....... Idea!!!! Do I dare to use it on the couch , I said to myself well why not and just add a crocheted lace cover for the back .So here is the results !
Below is close -up of crocheted table cover
  The white pillows match perfect I tried to clean them to no avail ,they were given to me by Robin Franklin last year.So far the kids have stayed off it .:-)

Below.... well this chair is one of  4  that came with the table that was here when we moved in, they were in terrible condition, so I went back to the shed and looked in another tub and found some more blue denim, but lighter and covered the chair seats for now till I can afford new ones.

   I had a huge box full of left over batting that a friend left here for me , it is really thick ,so I used some for the seats to replace what is missing from the chair.
Below is the results of that.

          I know the chairs should be thrown out but sometimes you have to do what you have to do until something else comes along. I am one to try to solve a problem even if it is a temporary situation.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chloe's Art

                        Chloe standing under her art work at school
                        ,Another artist in the family!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Orange Lily

Lilies growing and blooming in my Crepe Myrtle Tree
The Tree has 5 trunks and is growing in a circle , I had these lilies in a pot for several years it finally bloomed for the first time last year and again a week ago.The Pot is sitting in the middle of the tree.Just last summer we had the Crepe Myrtle trimmed back and hope it will bloom a lot better this year.They usually bloom in June & July

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mom's Feed Sack Quilt

Mom's Feed Sack quilt with yellow boarder
Tina's Feed Sack with light aqua boarder, these are lighter than mine and Rexa's , at least if we are all together with them we know who's is who's !
Mom and I had fun putting them together.
You can see the first 2 under July 13th 2010 ,notice the darker boarders but same blocks in all of them.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Look Ma ,My Wistderia is Blooming !

Mom gave me this Wisteria bush 3 or 4 years ago ,this is the first time it has bloomed !! This is a midget compared to her's.Top 2 photos show first signs of bloom.

This 3rd photo was about 2 or 3 days later.
                                            These last 2 photos show it fully developed .
                 The bush itself is not very big ,last summer it had alot of leaves ,so hopefully next year it will be twice the size it is now .Mom's Bush is huge ! Maybe my sister will have a photo of that one .

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Flowers For Spring

16 new flowers
79 cents each
                                                                         At Lowes

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Everybody's Favorite Red,Black & White

Mom made this a few years ago , it is a favorite of everyone's , she has it on her Quilt rack and is keeping it for herself .
I love how she used a black and white for the backing instead of a plain white.
The whole quilt was hand quilted .

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilt Of Roses by Mom

Fabric I gave Mom that came from Walmart before they decided to sell out ,this was a really simple quilt and turned out pretty ,it is on my sisters table .