I have some really super friends in my small quilt group the Wild Threads. When I first found out about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge at Confessions of a Fabric Addict I emailed the ladies to see if anyone wanted to participate. Well, I received 5 beautiful quilts from 5 wonderful ladies. Together with mine I was able to mail off 3 quilts to Quilts Beyond Borders -Ethiopia and 3 quilts to Happy Chemo.
I had a photo shoot in the yard!
Clockwise: Debbie LaMar, Diane Graham, Lisa Mathis (aka 9patchnurse), Annette Renard, Chris McNeil, and Kathleen Weber
I decided to ask my director at the school where I work if I could get the children involved with my charity quilt. She said YES! The children are so excited! We talked about the organization that we were going to make the quilt for - Happy Chemo.
I started with a huge tree on a light blue background and made "grass" with a couple of frogs hiding throughout.
I brought a bunch of different red, yellow, and orange fabrics to school with wunder-under already ironed on the back. The children chose their color and then they traced their hand on the paper side.
Once all the hands were traced I took them home and cut all those little fingers out. Then I brought them back to school and each child wrote their name of the front of the 'leaf' with permanent marker.
After the children wrote their names they were able to place their 'leaf' where ever they wanted on the quilt. I still have a few more children's 'leaves' to go on before I can start the quilting. More updates to follow! Blessings!
I was inspired by this display at Landee See, Landee Do.I was already to grab wood scraps from the garage and start painting when I remembered that I quilt... So I grabbed my fabric and made myself a rainbow! I used a piece of foam core board, pinned the rainbow to it and then pushed it into the back of the frame. That frame was just sitting up in the attic waiting for a new coat of white paint. I am going to hand embroider over the arching stitches when I take it down since the lines are hard to see. I bought the white Hydrangeas flowers at JoAnns for my 'clouds'. I looked everywhere for a pot I could fill with chocolate coins and I want a cute Leprechaun that will sit on the mantel but I had no luck finding either. I will continue the search for next year's mantel! Oh, and I made a pretty garland with two different shades of green, white, and green and white polkadots.
Happy St. Patrick's Day - a little early! My grandparent's came over to America from the Emerald Isle back in the late 1920's. My grandfather had some awesome greetings. He would often say "What bothers on ya?" and "Top of the morning to ya!". It makes me smile just thinking about it. I wonder if I could pull off saying those to people I greet today. :)
John & Jenny Meade
In honor of Saint Patrick I made these little goodie bags for my co-workers. You can download the pdf here. Chocolate coins and Mike & Ikes!
Cute right?! Back in January I joined the biannual Blogathon. You can read about it here. Well, I won a prize! A won a pre-made item from Kreated by Kelsey. You can find her blog designs here on her Etsy site or here on her blog!
I had actually won a blog make over last year and was happy with the look of it but hated my button. Kelsey was great about agreeing for make me a new button as my prize. I LOVE it!If you are in the market for a new design for your blog please check Kelsey's work out. I have never had such good and quick service before. Blessings,
I am a wife, and mom of three grown children. We have 2 dogs and two cats. I love to spend time with family and friends. I love to read, sew, play word games, garden, and craft.
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