Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quilts of Valor - August in CO

Oh my - I am pretty sure that I have not settled into my new school routine yet - how about you? Does it take you a while to adapt to new routines???

The one thing I am pretty consistent at - is getting to the Wednesday QOV show - good thing I have a reminder on my phone!!  ( and you thought I was just organized - Ha)

These first two ( above and below)
are pieced by Candi and quilted by Kathy & Sue

I really like the zig zag in that string quilt!!

This cute one - with Uncle Sam there!
It was made by Margaret and quilted by Kathy and Sue

And then we have this Grey Beauty
Pieced and Quilted by Judy V

And all the way from Linda R 
She made these three amazing Quilts of Valor!!

I love that we can do scrappy and planned and have such awesome Quilts to Award to our Veterans touched by War.   They are just so amazing!!

Come back next week for sure ! Mark it on your calendars
We will start this years QOV CO block drive - and it will be fun!

The block is amazing
It was designed by Jan O
she blogs at:

She even designed a Quilt pattern to go with the block - so bonus!!

I have another Social Media question for you...
How many of you are members of Craftsy?

Don't worry - it's not a trick question - 
and I'll tell you why I asked it next week!


Monday, August 22, 2016


Say that title in your pig calling voice..... pro ( high pitched) gress ( low pitched)   That;s what I am told your hog calling voice should be....

Why do you need to know? I have no idea - except - I had to do pig chores!!


School started - and I Don't! Like! it!!

2 of my children have left my house - and I did not give them permission......

(alright - maybe I did - but seriously - all on the same day?????)

Because they all left me - I did get to spend a little therapy time behind my machine.... but mostly I just cleaned up after them ( sigh)

There was just one row on my design wall - and a huge pile behind the machine - 
I am proud to say - there is Progress!!
Slow - but it totally counts!!

I cooked !!
I made Meatball subs in a Zucchini !!!
Every year Wrangler Man asks - How many zukes should I plant
and I say ONE
and he plants 6
So .... any good freezer recipes for me?
Beside Zucchini bread????

And just because I took this photo
Here is a trumpeting Elephant to make your Monday!

Hope you all have a great Monday!!!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Antique Family Quilts

One of my clients was recently visiting her family, and they uncovered these quilt blocks.  She took them home and set them in this Blue Fabric - and Wow!! What an awesome Family Heirloom!!

I was the lucky one to quilt it.  And I will tell you - it was hard to give back!

I think I need a larger house, so that I can have quilts on every wall!!

Isn't it just yummy!!!

I just kept staring and the fabrics, and finding a new favorite each time I looked at it!!

Hope you have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Quilts of Valor Colorado - August

Good Wednesday Morning!!!

Do I have a variety of Quilts of Valor for you this morning!! Hope you are ready to add to your bucket list!!

I quilted a 3'fer - Ha ha!
These 3 quilt tops were sent to me from Gyspy Quilter
They will be going to our Northern Colorado Honor Flight Veterans, 
when they return from the September trip

 This was pieced by Carol N and quilted by Marcia

This lovely was pieced by Delpha
and Quilted by Marcia

This one was pieced by Sue C
and Quilted by Judy Vollan

This double hearts quilt was pieced and quilted by Kim B
Isn't it amazing?

and this lovely was pieced and quilted by Jayna S in AR
She is a girl after my own heart - binding is just not her favorite
so our Binding Buddies agreed to Bind it!

And Last but Not Least
Field of Stars!

Remember that I told you I was designing Quilts for our Yahoo group
Well this is the 3rd one that we have done!!

It was great

Monday, August 15, 2016

Design wall ( or Pile) progress

My design wall is slowly shaping up..... very slowly.... I have had all of my kids around and!! Wrangler man and we might have been goofing off a bit.....  so ...

It went from that ( above)
to this

I made a table runner out of the patriotic pieces
I have my husbands Grandmas HUGE Ranch table - it extends big enough for 16 (or more)
people to eat around it - so it should fit well

And then the middle project

Is now a pile under my sewing machine....
to be clipped and continued

the bottom project... it will see it's day - soon.... right??

One of my photo assignments was silhouette
and this was one of my images
I will show the others tomorrow on my photo blog

because I take toooooo many of them!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Hiking Devils Backbone

If you are looking for quilts today - I apologize - but not really ( ha ha)
All of my boys are home and this Mom is about as happy as she can be,

They all agreed  to hike all over with us - and lawsy mercy - did I take the photos.....

Our first day found us at this place called Devil's Backbone - it was hot.  Just sayin' - Hot!

These rocks just jut out from the top!  It was really cool - and I have more to share........

but now I am watching the Olympics .....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Quilts of Valor Colorado - August

Good Afternoon... did you know it was Wednesday???

i have been blissfully whiling away my day and all of a sudden - Bam - It is Wednesday isn't it???

Hmm - are you ready for a little Quilty Inspiration??

First off! Look My Brick Cottage Lane Quilt of Valor has been awarded ;-)
PS - the popcorn bowl is for my benefit - I told him if he was asked to share, he should at least get some popcorn out of it.... so thats the joke there ;-)

The Two below
on the Left is a Lasagna Quilt, pieced by the Greeley Group Quilted by Connie
( the Lasagna quilt is by atkinson designs)
on the Right - totally made by Connie

On the Left - made by Kristi and quilted by Crystal
               On the Right - Made by Meredith ad quilted by Ron

Both of these lovelies were made by Meredith and Quilted by Ron!

As were these two beauties!!

A few of you asked how the boys did ( thank you for asking) ! They did well. Because of their ages, they are both in different classes - and the both won Champion in their class! Not Too Bad

Now both of their quilts will go to State Fair
And then Off to a Veteran!!

Happy Wednesday - Enjoy!!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Practice Makes A lot of Fun

Happy Friday Morning!!!

It has cooled down here by about 20 degrees and I am sure we are in for Rain - but I like a little break in the hot summer.... just hopefully not a flood!!

This is us:

We set up camp!!! So the tent on the left is the 2 man tent that I used when I worked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.   We used it many times as a family - with smallish boys. It was crowded, but you know, you just make things work.

Now that I am the Smallest ( bwah haa haa) of the group - we don't fit!  But My Dear Lois - she emailed one day and said - I saw you all were learning to Fly Fish. I have a rod and reel that we won't use anymore, would your boys like it.  And the boys said YES!!  So we met up with Lois, and she gave them the tent on the right!!!   ( I KNOW!!)  

She also gave them the rod and reel - but that is a different post.

We decided we needed to practice and Ta - Da- we went camping!!!  Lois - It works awesome....except.... it did not stop Wrangler Mans' Snoring....I was hoping for a miracle - I know......

Watching the Sun Set

Playing with Fire
(Okay not really - this is totally contained and legal- 
with all the fires happening in our state - we did not want to add to it)

My Tiki Torch
It kept the mosquitos away
Sort of
But I thought it was pretty

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Quilts of Valor 2016 - August

Good Wednesday Morning!!!

I hope you are ready for some Quilty QOV inspirations????

Well then - lets get started!!

Hey Ho!!! Look at that - a little Award Ceremony ;-)
Believe it or not - it was chilly this morning and these Combat Vets were so happy to be wrapped!!

Our first quilt of the day

On National Sewing Day we had a Italian Themed Sew day
And used Atkinson Designs Lasagna Quilt Pattern

This one was made by Sue S and quilted by Connie H

This lovely was made by Kathy
And Quilted by Connie H

Kathy said she had a whole bucket of Blue Scraps and didn't know how many quilts she could get from them.... This is One
(Quitled by Connie)

And this is Two
(Quilted by Connie)

And!! She has more to made!! Ha ha -they really do multiply in the m iddle of the night.

The quilt on the left was pieced and quilted by Connie H
The one on the Right was pieced by Kristi in Denver and quilted by Crystal S

The quilt on the Left was made by Roberta and quitled by Connie H
The on on the Right was all Connie 

Hope you got a little inspiration today?
And just a little tease...... I have a whole new Block/Quilt pattern to introduce in September
a BLOCK DRIVE - Yay!!!   I Love Block Drives
and there is a little surprise along with it ;-)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Wild Animal Sanctuary

We took a little trip -
and.... well.... I took a lot of photos....

So here is one to entice you - Click on the  photo  if you want to see more :