Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Today is a day that most people give thanks.
I am most thankful for my wonderful family,
their unconditional love and support.
I would not be me without them.
I want to thank God for my 2 wonderful sons,
especially my special needs son. 
He has opened my eyes and I see the true meaning of love. 
Thankful for all of my friends, quilting, blogging
and all of those that put up with my quilting, not knowing what the heck I'm talking about, but smile and act like they are understanding.
Thankful that, even though my husband isn't getting better,
 at least his health is stable. 
Hopeful that I will have many more years with him.
Thankful for my job and home and all that
 I have been blessed with.
May you have a wonderful day!
(Those lines are straight.)
Working on background fill.
Trying to finish up this one because I have a
special quilt I want to finish for Christmas.
Yes, I know less than 30 days,
 but my sister says I work better under pressure.
Happy turkey day!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another Charlie memory quilt

Started the third memory quilt for
Charlie's family.
Okay, now this one is my favorite.
I will go back and quilt all of the background filler
at one time
and remove all of the marking.
What do you get when you buy a
cheap camera?
A cheap camera that doesn't take very good pictures.
Stay warm and have a good weekend.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The BIG one finished

This one has been on the frame so long
I thought maybe it had grown
attached to my frame.
It is so big, 105X105, that I could not find
anywhere to take a picture of the whole quilt.
This was as close as I could get, hanging it
on my railing, but still can't see 2 row.
Even too large for my queen size bed.
This quilt is made in memory of my boss,
Charlie,  Large Charles as some called him.
He was a large man and his heart was as just as large.
He played college football and several years for the Miami
Dolphins.  He was funny, miss his stories, miss his laugh.
Every time I had a problem with this quilt, I would laugh and say
"Charlie that not funny, stop now and let me finish
 this for Anne P".  At first, this quilt and the quilts for his
children was very hard to work on.  I cried and cried the first couple of shirts I cut up.
 The blades and corner stones are made from his shirts.
I used So Fine thread, two layers of batting,  cotton on the bottom and wool on top.
I wish I could have taken better picture because
 it is a beautiful quilt if I say so myself.
A quilt for one of his sons goes on the frame next.
Thanks for visiting, have a good week.