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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wow graduation for Audrey!

I remember when my son graduated and Saturday it was his daughter's turn.
I am so so proud of her she was cheerleader for 4 years.

She has a gift for journalism went to State for writing sports column.

Audrey is a sweetheart and I know she will miss her years in HS.

PopPop, Audrey and Oma time is flying by.  God Bless Audrey and her future.


Saturday, May 28, 2016


The last two week I have been on a wonderful ride.  Family in Texas and Graduation for my first granddaughter.

Honor Memorial Day!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Binding on Charity quilts.

The first quilts I worked on for charity quilts I would serge the trim on the quilts.  I wasn't happy with the way it was turning out but hey we did about 80-100 quilts. 
On my personal quilts I always hand stitched the binding.

Then I learned to machine sew the binding, we would make the back 4 inches longer then the quilt and fold the fabric and zig zag the binding.  I have to be honest my stitches were not that great.  The
walking foot came in real handy.

I serged these quilts and I tried to hide the borders of the quilts.

I made bindings for personal quilts.

Mug Rugs this is where I learned hand stitching my bindings.
For 2016 I am hand stitching my charity quilts - when I sew them by machine 'yes' it takes about 2 hours but it just doesn't come out correctly - they buckle.  I cannot put my feeder down on my machine; the walking foot helped a lot but still not satisfied.

At night I love to hand stitch so I decided to hand stitch my charity quilts and I was hooked.  It takes
2 nights to complete my 60 x 80 quilt but I am so happy doing it - it calms me down.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Quilts for Charity

Every year Carol Joy Holling has an auction and 2 wonderful members made the following quilts.

The quilts are so beautiful - picture does not do it justice.

Have a great week - busy until November 2016 and then comes Christmas.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May Day Baskets

I love how my May Day baskets came out.  The residents at where I volunteer will love them.
Easy Peasy.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Hexies - love them in structure

My granddaughter attended a "hip hop" class for children during spring break.  This store is an addition of lululemon athletic ware.  The store is for children.  I love the design of the building.

Hexie fabric donated.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Quilt Kits - Cutting fabric all week.

 Thank goodness for Studio Accuquilt it took me all week to get 14 sets for kits ready for our Lutheran World Relief.  Once you cut the sections of fabric to 12 inches.