Oct.22… just sharing some water..

Hubby had some business in Savannah this weekend,so I tagged along.😄 the weather wasn’t always sunny ,gorgeous weather but it did make for some lovely pictures. Enjoyed

I did have to run back to the car for it started to rain. 😀

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Looking for those who love to do quilt work by hand.🙂

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…to a hand quilt along! So, dig out those projects, or continue the one you have going and join us. We will post every three weeks, showing our progress, whether it be big or small, and share tips, hints and/or foibles as we work through our hand quilting projects.

Anyone working on a hand quilting project is welcome to join. We don’t care if you are English Paper Piecing, working appliqué, doing old fashioned piece work, or finishing by hand, all are welcome! So please do invite others!

The rules are simple:

  • Please post on HQAL day, and take time to visit the other participants.
  • If you would like to join, email kidnotes(at)midco (dot)net, and I’ll add you to the posting list.
  • Enjoy getting to know the group members!
  • If you need to take a break, just let me know, so I can take you off the posting…

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Oct.16….. more scraps…

A quick update on the blocks for the 70,273 project. I have a picture of Leona doing a block in red crayon. Sad to say I didn’t take any that I did. I mailed them in a hurry as we were leaving town for the weekend.

Now for the scraps…. I have been working hard on getting the scrap pile down. I had it down to one box full when Mr. Issac once again brought me his left overs.

So I went to work on some more log cabin blocks, a whirligig block,and a buzzsaw block.

I think they will all look nice in a quilt top.

I also put together two tops for a ladies church sewing as they were wanting some.

These tops were made from yard sale buys where some pieces were in a few yards to larger scraps. I love a yard sale where I can buy a few yards of fabric for $1.

Also took time to work on some more rings for the double wedding ring quilt,which I’m half way done with.

Have a great week ,Deb

Oct. 8th…. Project 70,273

This morning when reading some blogs , craftycreek has a global block day challenge post . This post calls out to me loud and clear for I have a special needs child,so for my lovely special daughter , I’m going to join this challenge.

What is this challenge about….. here is a clipping from the projects site.

Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours

If anyone cares to join the block making,it isn’t only for sewers ,if you have a red marker and white fabric and can write ,you too can join in. For more information go to:

http://thebarefootheart.com/the-70273-project

And to think of finding two red xx on her medical records! 😢

So come join us on Oct. 14,2017!😄

Deb

Oct. 1.. a little family time

We took a weekend off to enjoy some cooler weather. It is good to have cooler evenings (65 to 68 degrees F,18.3 to 20 degrees C) daytimes are still warm,perfect for playing in the water. We had a wonderful ,relaxing , stress free time.

I took my pencils along …

There were lots of wild berries for the birds.

Then I was stuck in the camper while Leona was resting,and the others out kayaking. I follow a blogger who post many beautiful lighthouses, ( and old castle ruins)I decided to have a go at drawing one of them. I do hope she can guess which lighthouse I chose to draw.

Have a good week! Deb

Sept.22 …. the old log cabin

I bought this lovely quilt top for its beauty captivated me. The history of its maker is a mystery ,that will always be so. I do know it came from Lancaster county , Pa. The fabrics used are from the civil war era until the early 1900’s. The maker of this top was a lovely sewer. Check it out!

I had to wonder as she sewed these strips of fabric together so careful if she had a plan for the top,or if she just enjoyed sewing in her spare time. I wonder what she would think if she knew her quilt landed up in the hands of a southern lady.

Was she old or young ,married,or single or perhaps widowed….

here’s the quilt in all its glory and I will let you wonder about the top.

Enjoy this carefully kept treasure!!

Deb

Sept.17th down memories lane

My brother sent me this photo of our cousins , my brother and I.

It is amazing how time has flown…. we are both grandparents with silvery hair. Would you believe …me more so than him?! I have more hair though.😉

My brother and I were the best of friends. ( most times) He was my comforter when the old stairs up to our bedrooms would creek and groan with that sound coming closer and closer until I was terrified,and making a mad dash for his bed. We did dishes together , fed chickens, rode bike, fished and also got into trouble together.We found out that stealing Sunday school class money was not a good thing to do. We looked for ways to make a little money so we could go to western auto to buy those match boxes for 25 cents.

We loved to make barns out of card board boxes ,catch toads for cows, and use old corn ,seeds for planting. My brother had a John Deere and I had an International Farmall.

We lived just down the lane from Grandpas farm. In Grandpas barn in early spring , there was to be found corn that had a pink coating that would make your hands pink when playing with……So my brother and I decided to borrow some of Grandpas good seed corn for play. It was so fun hauling it around with our tractor and trailers. We were real farmers now!

Life was good until Grandma found out we had taken some of that prized corn ,then giving us a good warning to leave the corn alone…

Farming was just no fun without that corn, we needed some so bad. Up the lane we went ,sneaking around the old barn to the shed where that corn was stored. We were just entering the shed when we heard the farmhouse screen door slam. We made a mad dash for a hiding place.. I hid in one side of a wheel well of the closest tractor and my brother in the other wheel well. We might of pulled it off if I hadn’t snickered when grandma went strutting by. 😳😁😂 needless to say the apple switch lesson kept us out of that corn!!

As we grow older, my brother and I are still close. He has a lovely wife ,whom I get along with wonderfully. My hubby and brother love boating together. Many memories there….

I am so blessed to have an older brother like him!

Next post I will show you a lovely old log cabin quilt top that was put together around the civil war era. It’s a lovely top!!

I have been doing a lot of hand quilting lately so I can finish up some quilts. A little secret is that I really got catch up listening to a book by Ronald C White on President Grant . It is very interesting!

Have a good week , Deb