Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today is my anniversary

I can not believe that I have been married for 28 years. We don't have anything special planned. My DH is at work and I am trying to finish up some quilts before we leave for Michigan to visit my parents.

I love the Spring and I thought that I would take a few photos from my yard. I hate to leave North Carolina at this time because it is so beautiful and it is not very hot yet. My Dogwoods are almost in full bloom and my Lady Banks Roses will be opening very soon.

Last weekend was beautiful. My machine quilting class was canceled at A Different Touch. I think everyone preferred to be outdoors. You can't blame anyone. The weather has been beautiful. My son moved in with his girlfriend last weekend too. It least to weather cooperated with his move. When my husband I were first married, it just took a station wagon to get us from New York to New Jersey. They need a few U-haul trips. I guess they have a lot more stuff than we did.

This is one of the quilts that I am working on. My guild makes lap quilts for people in wheelchairs. It was a kit and all I had to do was put it together. I liked how my quilting turned out. I hope they do to when I give it to them. I am tempted to wait to put the binding on so I can show my students at my quilting 101 class at the community college. It is nice when you can show them how to do something.

Remember to thread your needle every day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter is almost here!

Last weekend my DH and I went to Greenville, NC to visit my daughter.
I wanted to go to Greenville because the quilt guild there was having a quilt show. My DH wanted to go because my daughter had signed him up for a 10K race for Habitat for Humanity. I was not sure that my daughter should race because she had a terrible cold and I did not think my husband should race because he had not trained at all.
I was proven wrong because my daughter placed third in her age group, my husband placed first in his age group and 14th overall in the whole race. They both came home with medals.
I did enjoy the Greenville show. It was a beautiful Spring day and the ornamental pear trees were just beautiful. I do enjoy the Spring with new growth everywhere.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ready for the baby shower

Yesterday I mentioned that I would send a picture if I get all of the cookies decorated. They did not turn out as well as I hoped. The cookies are going to taste good but they won't be as pretty as I had hoped. I enjoy decorating cookies but I don't do it very often. I did it more when the kids were little.

I had to pick an alternative course schedule for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. I guess that I should have submitted my paperwork sooner. I think I will be happy with my alternate courses. The North Carolina Quilt Symposium is a wonderful event. It is something that I try to go to every year. If you have an opportunity to go I highly recommend it.

Remember to thread your needle every day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Little Helper

This morning I woke up late for my water aerobics class. I figured it is OK to sleep in once in awhile plus I had a lot of things that I wanted to get done today. The first on my list was to finish quilting a Linus Quilt that I have been working on for months. I like to make big Linus Quilts because my son received a Linus Quilt when he was 17 and he was over 6 feet tall and weighed 200 lbs. It is my way of paying it forward.

As you can see from this picture I have some help from my deaf cat Bunnie. She reminds me of Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip when Snoopy pretends he is a buzzard. She cracks me up. Needless to say I finished the Linus quilt and I can turn it in on Saturday at guild.

I have also made three batches of cookies for my friend's daughter's baby shower. I wanted to make umbrella shapes, but I don't have an umbrella cookie cutter. I made the cookies into stars. Once I have them all decorated I will show you a picture.

Tonight I am teaching quilting 101 at the College of the Albemarle. I sure had fun putting the quilt in EQ6. I hope that the students and I have the same amount of fun putting it together.

I should get ready for my class.
Remember to thread your needle every day!