Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

From Maggie, Mollie and me!

*graphic used with permission from Valerie Moldovan

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gentle Reminder

Wow!  I've been M.I.A for an entire month!  The time sure flies when you are having fun, doesn't it?  I have started going to a local quilt store and renting time on their longarm quilt machine.  I finished one quilt top and am going back Sunday to do a baby quilt.  I'll show pictures when I get them finished and bound.  It is really gratifying to actually finish something for a change.

We've had a few birthdays in our family this week.  On Tuesday our grandson Redmond turned 15!  Yikes, when did he grow up!  On Wednesday, our little rescue Scottie Mollie turned 2!  What a joy she has brought to our home.  Today is our daughter's birthday.  What a lovely, talented and driven women she is.

Spring is definitely in the air so I have to attempt to split my time between quilting projects, house cleaning, yard work, reading, etc., etc., etc..  You know the drill.  One thing I really look forward to is sewing while baseball is on.  I don't care for football or basketball but there is something soothing about baseball, don't you agree?

One little quip about our Mollie that you might enjoy.  Do you all remember the Seinfeld show and the character Elaine?  If so, you probably remember Elaine's dancing.  You can see it here.  She was hilarious with absolutely no rhythm.  Now, you know how when dogs scratch on the bed, turn circles and lay down?  Well, Mollie somehow didn't the memo on how to do it and she looks just like Elaine dancing.  In fact, the other night she was doing her "Elaine dance" on the bed and fell completely off.  Hilarious!

Now to a more serious subject:

I wanted to remind my quilter friends out there that there is still plenty of time to send quilt blocks to Kevin the Quilter.  I wrote about it in the previous post and shared a link with the information.  When I checked his blog today I was blown away.  As of April 7th, he had received 2,348 quilt blocks which is enough to make 78 quilts!!!!!!  How awesome is that!!!?!!!  Quilters are not only sending in blocks, but finished quilt tops, backing fabric, binding and even color catchers for when they wash the quilts.  Also, Kevin is giving away a gift certificate to the Missouri Star Quilt Company in a drawing and others are contributing prizes as well.   I've said it before and I'll say it again, quilters rock!!!

So if you have it in your heart, check his blog and get the information so you can contribute.  As you all know, I'm a Navy mom and this really touches my heart.

Have a lovely week!