Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sept 25, the top is done!!

I finally had time to finish this Fire Island Hosta  top, and daughter is delighted with the way it looks. 


Hubby and I were too short to hold it up completely off the floor. It’s 100″by 100″ now I have something to quilt on this winter!

I also have these lovely blocks that I had tucked away, I had purchased them unfinished. I was going to finish them but daughter picked up a block, started working on it ,…she ended up finishing the rest of the blocks. She now loves doing embroidery by hand.

Now off to decide how I want to show off these older vintage stamped blocks by Jay Dee of St Louis ,Missouri….today the company is known as Jack Dempsey .

Deb

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Sept.22.. Learning……

And I think I need to try again after some drawing lessons! I did learn a lot though ,that was fun.

Here is the photo that I decided to try to make into a pictorial quilt


Here’s my  version 😳… No giggling now! 😉


Back to normal quilting now .

Sept.12….a lovely camping weekend

To go on a long weekend of camping was what our special needs girl wanted to do for her 19th birthday. We were all delighted to do just that for her. 

So off to George Smith state park in Twin City which is only 35 minutes from where we live.


It was a laid back,fun weekend with lots of food done over the fire outside, hot dogs,steaks,and eggs with sides of potato salad,watermelon,baked beans,even grapes ,fresh plums ,donuts and bananas for breakfast sides.

Some highlights…. 

Walking Snuggles withLeona.. 

  

 Leona Canoeing with Dad and big brother Russell

 
Even I tried my hand at canoeing,Russ working his kayak paddle way better then I was. He was good at moving though all the trees …. Me? I just kept to the more open spaces. I only had to push myself away from a tree one time!😳😂

 
Daughter LouAnn and Dad having a good time together 


And special quiet moments of nature..


 
 
It was really hard trying to catch the sun on all the spider webs in the swamp where it was a perfect skeeter breeding area.the spiders were well fed!!



Lovely trails

 

Homes for birds


A home for the squirrels 


Cypress knees


And just beauty that soaks into the soul..


And the next blog will be on the museum that was on the grounds…

Sept.4… A old trunk

My second daughter  LouAnn was up in Va helping, first daughter,Lynn and the family with moving to their new home in south Boston,Va. Lynn then gave her this lovely old trunk for helping out. LouAnn was delighted !! Here it is..

It is in good shape , the lock is missing,needs some saddle soap on the straps and the green canvas needs a little clean up, other than that it is a nice antique treasure.

It is a flat top trunk, a common trunk made in the late 1800’s to earlier 1900’s.

Some details ..





This is what was found inside,would be interesting to know what was purchased from a Sears and Roebucks catalog. The little piece is a pin.


And I have the log cabin quilt top sewn together. I think the old trunk and quilt were made for each other. What do you think?

 
Here’s the top opened up.

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We had a topical storm go though Friday, we were blessed in that we only have a messy yard to clean up and a few trees to trim .

 
No big limbs just lots of little limbs,twigs , leaves and trash from who knows where it came from.

Have a great week ,Deb